SCAA Certified Coffee Makers [2020] – 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 recently 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 2019.

In the comparison chart below we list the key features of each coffee maker side by side.  They are ordered alphabetically by carafe size, smallest to largest.

For more detailed reviews of the top Specialty Coffee Association coffee makers click here – this article takes an indepth look at 6 of the best drip coffee makers on the market.

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

SCAA Certified Coffee Makers Compared

SCAA Approved Coffee MakersBehmor Brazen Plus
Bonavita BV1900TSBonavita BV1901TSBonavita BV1900TD Digital Brim Coffee MakerOXO On Barista Brain 9 CUPBraun Multiserve Coffee MakerBUNN HB Programmable Ninja Specialty Coffee MakerTechnivorm MoccamasterBreville Precision – ThermalBreville Precision – Glass
Carafe Size8 cup8 cup8 cup8 cup8 cup9 cup10 Cup10 cup10 Cup10 cup12 cup12 cup
Brewing Time12 minutes6 minutes6 minutes6 minutes8 minutes8 minutes8 minutes10 minutes10 minutes4-6 minutes7-9 minutes7-9 minutes
Manual Temp.Control
Flavor Strength Control
Auto Start
Auto Shut Off
Pause Brew
Cup Warmer
Flat Bottom Filter
Cone Filter
Thermal Carafe
Glass Carafe
BPA Free
Warranty2 years2 years2 years2 years2 years2 years3 years3 years1 year5 years2 years2 years
w x d x h (in)
9 x 9 x 15.2512.4 x 6.8 x 12.212.4 x 6.8 x 12.212.4 x 6.8 x 12.215.3 x 9.3 x 1615 x 8.3 x 17.213 x 7.1 x 159.7 x 8.7 x 16.3
12 x 8.75 x 1511 x 6.25 x 15.412.4 x 6.7 x 15.712.4 x 6.7 x 15.7

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.

Click here to read the detailed reviews of 6 of the best SCAA approved coffee makers. 

Please note: It is not unusual for manufacturers to make changes to machine features. This feature list is current as of November 2019. Please refer to the manufacturer website for a full list of coffee maker features.

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Creator and writer for Creators of Coffee, Rachel is an everyday coffee lover who also loves to research and share practical tips on everything to do with coffee. Favorite way to make coffee: With an Espresso Machine

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