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Top 6 Drip Coffee Makers Without a Carafe (On Demand Dispenser)

Gamble Bay Coffee tries to stay ahead when it comes to keeping you informed about all the unique products in the coffee space. As such, in today’s article we are going to talk about the carafe-free drip coffee makers that you may not know about.

There may come a time in your life where you might want to brew your cup on demand, one cup at a time, directly into your cup rather than into a full carafe. Keurig coffee makers are the obvious option in this scenario but those require k-cups and they can make it hard to fine tune your brew to your own specific tastes.

In this situation, looking for something different, a one-cup-at-a-time drip coffee maker is probably exactly what you’re looking for.

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Naturally, there are quite a few models out there and in order to make it easier for you to choose among all of them, Gamble Bay Coffee has done the hard work of judging them all and compiling a list of the best ones that are available. We have considered several factors that we are going to talk about at the end of the list.

However, the models in this list are really beautiful and, as such, we would like to say that they are not in any particular order. Rather, you must judge them according to your specific needs and buy the one that’s the best for you. We here at Gamble Bay Coffee are just trying to help you out by narrowing down the choices as much as possible so that you don’t have to deal with all the models out there- trust me, their numbers are nearly overwhelming.

Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Programmable BrewStation Dispensing Coffee MachineHamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Programmable BrewStation Dispensing Coffee Machine

Let’s begin today’s list with the Hamilton Beach 12-cup coffee maker. This is a really functional digital model that’s quite ahead of its competition because of its great look and the simple way of using it.

This model can be programmed, by you, according to your needs to serve you exactly the kind of coffee that you want and it has a 12 cup capacity, as the name suggests, which is pretty much around the standard. All in all, it’s a really nice model.

Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable CoffeemakerCuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

Then comes the DCC-3000 from the Cuisinart line of products. The Cuisinart line provides you with the perfect mix of aesthetics, functionality, and economic value. That makes their products all the more lovable and loved.

This model, for instance, is a 12 cup programmable coffee maker that you simply must love if you’re a coffee lover. It also has been specially designed to give it a grand look, so that it can beautify your beautiful kitchen even more.

Add to that the factor of affordability and you have one of the best models that you might ever find, all thanks to Cuisinart. All in all, I’d really recommended this model.

Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Coffee Maker, Programmable BrewStation Dispensing Coffee Machine (47380)Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Coffee Maker, Programmable BrewStation Dispensing Coffee Machine (47380)

Let’s talk about another model from Hamilton. I know we started the list with a model from Hamilton but this one also deserves to be discussed, because of how great it is. This model has quite a few great features, such as:

  • The gentle warming heater maintains your coffee’s temperature – no hot plate to scorch coffee flavor.
  • This model also has a programmable clock with 2 hour automatic shutoff.

Finally, just as the name suggests, this machine is a programmable Brew Station Dispensing coffee machine that has a 10 cup capacity, making it one of those convenient options.

Mr. Coffee BVMC-ZH1B Power Serve 12-Cup CoffeemakerMr. Coffee BVMC-ZH1B Power Serve 12-Cup Coffeemaker

One of the best models that you might want to go for is the Mr Coffee BVMC-ZH1B Power Serve 12 Cup Coffee maker. This is basically one of those coffee makers where you get your coffee dispensed at the push of a button.

While this model might not be the most affordable one out there, it certainly is one of the easiest to use and it’s one of those models that every single person loves. This 12 cup coffee maker is, by far, one of the top models available in the market. It’s also one of my personal favorites, so I’d seriously recommend going for this model.

Cuisinart DCC-2000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable CoffeemakerCuisinart DCC-2000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

The Cuisinart DCC-2000 Coffee-on-Demand 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker is yet another great model from Cuisinart. As I remarked earlier, Cuisinart provides you with a lot of things. However, this model also boasts of another thing: uniqueness.

Be it in terms of looks, or in terms of how this model works, this one is perfectly unlike any other model available in the market. This surely gives it some extra points and the best part is that it’s also pretty affordable at the same time, thanks to Cuisinart, who are known for that virtue, as well.

So, if you’re looking for a drip coffee dispenser with a unique look, but still within an affordable budget, I’d say that your search can come to an end here because this model seems to boast of all of those. So, give this model a shot! Who knows, maybe it is the one that you have been waiting for all this time?

KRUPS KM9008 Cup on Request Programmable Coffee MakerKRUPS KM9008 Cup on Request Programmable Coffee Maker

And let’s conclude this list with yet another model that also deserves a few points for it’s aesthetics. The KRUPS KM9008 Cup On Request Programmable Coffee Maker. This is yet another one of those models that I’d like to call slightly underrated.

Yes, I know this model is famous and is loved on the market, but it could stand to be slightly more famous. Anyway, this model is a beautiful model that dispenses coffee- one cup at a time- when you press the button. This also keeps your coffee perfectly warm, so that you can always have the perfect cup of coffee that you’re looking for.

This model is also a great choice for people who are looking to try out something new outside of the more common brands. So, if you’re one of those people, look no more! Here’s the model for you to try out.

Personally, I think this is a really great model that’s worth a shot.

Buyer’s Guide

Of course, as we stated earlier, there are a few things that we took into consideration when we compiled this list and we have to make those things clear to you now so that we can make it easier for you to judge all the models according to your specific needs so that you can easily find the best model for yourself.

  1. The first thing here is that the models cannot be carafes. That’s one of the things that the whole article is focusing on, after all. So we have taken care to keep that in mind all along the course of the article so as to not stray from out main topic of discussion.
  2. The second thing that we have kept in mind all along is the capacity of the model. That’s another thing that’s really important because everyone has different capacity needs and you need to find a model that actually fits yours. We encourage you to keep your needs in mind when judging the models for yourself.
  3. We have also taken our time to consider the features that each of the models offer. While some models have better insulation, some models are simply much more attractive. We have taken these facts into consideration because we know how much they might mean to you.
  4. And one of the main things that we always take into consideration is what customers have to say about it. These are the only direct source of knowledge about how the model is because these people have actually used it.
  5. And finally, we’ve considered the economic aspect as well. This is because we know how important this is for everyone. Everyone has a budget and must stick to a model that fits perfectly in it.

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Now, just as we mentioned, all of these things have been considered for every model while compiling this list. However, that’s not all that there is to it. That is all that we could have done from a general perspective. From here, you know what your specific needs are and so it’s indispensable that you judge the models according to your specific needs at least once.

In this way, you can get the model that suits them perfectly and that would actually be the best model for you. So, in order to be a smart shopper, you simply must compare them for yourself according to your specific needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

A lot of you might have a lot of questions for me at this point. It’s natural and I am obliged to answer any question that you might have as your host for this article. So, while you cannot exactly ask me questions right now, I’m going to answer the ones that are most commonly asked at this point and I’ll hope that your question is answered too.

However, should you have any question that isn’t answered, somehow, do not hesitate to reach out to us and we promise that we will try to help you in any way that we can. You mean a lot to us and we are here to help you find the best models for yourself, so do not think twice before reaching out to us with any queries that you might have.

  • What is a drip coffee maker?
    Well, a drip coffee maker is one of those machines that can make a large amount of coffee at the same time, but serve them on a cup by cup basis. That makes it super simple because the machines are properly insulated too and so you can just get your cup of coffee whenever you want.
  • Does the carafe make any difference to my coffee?
    Nope, not at all. It’s the same coffee and these models are specially designed to keep your coffee’s flavor intact. So you don’t have to worry at all about the taste of your coffee. You can relax knowing that you’re gonna get the same old coffee that you truly crave!
  • How important is the economic factor in this case?
    You might think that the economic factor isn’t too important in this case, but some of these models are pretty expensive. Of course, you must be aware about how much you can spend. You have to make a budget before you go out to buying anything if you don’t want to end up in serious trouble.


At the end of the day, you’re the one who is going to have to buy and use the model. Keep that in mind and you’ll understand why I’ve been asking you to keep your specific needs in mind. All these models are available but you must judge them according to your needs in order to find the best one for yourself.

Keep in mind that the best model for you isn’t the one that’s trending in the market but the one that serves all your needs at the most reasonable price. This is the model you must go for.

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James Lambert

Owner and proprietor of the Gamble Bay Coffee Company. Its my mission to teach you how to make amazing coffee at home... no barista needed other than yourself.