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SCAA Certified Coffee Makers [2021] – Features Compared

Looking for the best coffee maker for your daily coffee? We compare the features of all SCAA certified coffee makers to help you choose.

What Is The SCAA?

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA)  is an industry association focused on improving standards and awareness in order to make coffee better.

It has now merged with the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe to form a single trade group, the SCA.

The Association manages the SCA Certified Home Brewer Program. Their objective is to help consumers choose the best coffee maker for home.

The Program is the gold standard in certification for autodrip coffee makers. We are excited to share our feature comparison table with you here.

To help you decide which coffee maker is best for you, we have researched all of the SCAA approved coffee brewers available on the market.

This list has been updated based on changes to the SCA certification in November 2020.

In the coffee maker comparisons below we list the key features of each coffee maker reviewed in our detailed review guide:

  • General features
  • Brewing features
  • Design features. 

For a more detailed review of the top Specialty Coffee Association coffee makers click here to read our review of the best drip coffee makers on the market certified by the SCAA.

By choosing a scaa-certified coffee maker you can be confident you will enjoy great coffee, every time.

SCAA Certified Coffee Makers Compared

In this table we compare the key features of each SCAA certified coffee machine.

ModelImageCarafe sizeProgrammableAuto StartCarafe typePrice
Bonavita Connoisseur BV1901TSBonavita Connoisseur One touch coffee maker8 cupThermalCHECK
Technivorm MoccamasterTechnivorm Moccamaster 10 cup10 cupBoth availableCHECK
Breville Precision BrewerBreville Precision Coffee Maker12 cupBoth availableCHECK
Bonavita BV1900TSBonavita Thermal coffee maker8 cupBoth availableCHECK
Bonavita BV1900TD Digital BrewerBonavita digital coffee maker8 cupBoth availableCHECK
Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker CP307Ninja coffee maker10 cupBoth availableCHECK
Brim Pour Over Coffee MakerBrim coffee maker8 cupGlassCHECK
OXO On Barista BrainOXO Brew 9 Cup Coffee Maker9 cupThermalCHECK
Braun Multiserve MachineBraun Multiserve coffee machine10 cupGlassCHECK
OXO Coffee MakerOXO Brew 8 Cup Coffee Maker8 cupThermalCHECK
Cuisinart CPO-850 Coffee BrewerCuisinart Coffee Brewer8 cupBoth availableCHECK

SCAA Approved Coffee Makers – Brew Features

All the important coffee maker brew features are compared in the table below.

ModelImageBrew timePause BrewPre-infusionFlavor Strength controlManual temperature controlPrice
Bonavita Connoisseur BV1901TSBonavita Connoisseur One touch coffee maker6 minutesCHECK
Technivorm MoccamasterTechnivorm Moccamaster 10 cup4 - 6 minutesCHECK
Breville Precision BrewerBreville Precision Coffee Maker7 - 9 minutesCHECK
Bonavita BV1900TSBonavita Thermal coffee maker6 minutesCHECK
Bonavita BV1900TD Digital BrewerBonavita digital coffee maker6 minutesCHECK
Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker CM401Ninja coffee maker10 minutesCHECK
Brim Pour Over Coffee MakerBrim coffee maker8 minutesCHECK
OXO On Barista BrainOXO Brew 9 Cup Coffee Maker8 minutesCHECK
Braun Multiserve MachineBraun Multiserve coffee machine8 minutesCHECK
OXO Coffee MakerOXO Brew 8 Cup Coffee Maker6 minutesCHECK
Cuisinart CPO-850 Coffee BrewerCuisinart Coffee Brewer6 - 8 minutesCHECK

SCAA Certified Coffee Makers – Design Features

Finally we share some of the different design features on each of the SCA certified coffee makers for you to choose the one best suited to your home.

ModelImageAuto shut offCup warmerFilter typeWarrantyDimensionsPrice
Bonavita Connoisseur BV1901TSBonavita Connoisseur One touch coffee makerFlat bottom2 years12.4 x 6.8 x 12.2CHECK
Technivorm MoccamasterTechnivorm Moccamaster 10 cupSome modelsCone5 years12.75 x 6.5 x 14CHECK
Breville Precision BrewerBreville Precision Coffee MakerBoth2 years12.4 x 6.7 x 15.7CHECK
Bonavita BV1900TSBonavita Thermal coffee makerFlat bottom2 years12.4 x 6.8 x 12.2CHECK
Bonavita BV1900TD Digital BrewerBonavita digital coffee makerFlat bottom2 years12.4 x 6.8 x 12.2CHECK
Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker CP307Ninja coffee makerCone1 year11.8 x 10 x 15CHECK
Brim Pour Over Coffee MakerBrim coffee makerCone2 years15.3 x 9.3 x 16CHECK
OXO On Barista BrainOXO Brew 9 Cup Coffee MakerCone2 years15 x 8.3 x 17.2CHECK
Braun Multiserve MachineBraun Multiserve coffee machineCone3 years13 x 7.1 x 15CHECK
OXO Coffee MakerOXO Brew 8 Cup Coffee MakerFlat bottom2 years13.5 x 7 x 10.5CHECK
Cuisinart CPO-850 Coffee BrewerCuisinart Coffee BrewerBoth3 years14.5 x 9.5 x 13.75CHECK

SCAA Certification

Manufacturers submit their coffee makers to the SCA for assessment in order to obtain the prized certification.

The SCA assesses the home brewers on 9 strict brewing criteria. Certification is valid for three years. It is also tied to a specific make and model.

Please note: It is not unusual for manufacturers to make changes to machine features. This feature list is current as of August 2021. Please refer to the manufacturer website for a full list of coffee maker features.

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About Rachel R

Founder of Creators of Coffee, Rachel is a passionate coffee lover, SCA member and former barista, who also loves to research and share practical tips on everything to do with coffee. Favorite way to make coffee: With an Espresso Machine