SCAA Certified Coffee Maker Features Compared [2023]

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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 Late 2022.

In the coffee maker comparisons below we list the key features of each coffee maker reviewed in our detailed scaa coffee maker 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.

ImageModelCarafe sizeProgrammableAuto StartCarafe typePrice
Bonavita Connoisseur One touch coffee makerBonavita Connoisseur BV1901TS8 cupThermalCHECK
Technivorm Moccamaster 10 cupTechnivorm Moccamaster10 cupBoth availableCHECK
Breville Precision Coffee MakerBreville Precision Brewer12 cupBoth availableCHECK
Bonavita Thermal coffee makerBonavita BV1900TS8 cupBoth availableCHECK
Bonavita digital coffee makerBonavita BV1900TD Digital Brewer8 cupBoth availableCHECK
OXO Brew 9 Cup Coffee MakerOXO On Barista Brain9 cupThermalCHECK
Braun Multiserve coffee machineBraun Multiserve Machine10 cupGlassCHECK
OXO Brew 8 Cup Coffee MakerOXO Coffee Maker8 cupThermalCHECK
Cuisinart Coffee BrewerCuisinart CPO-850 Coffee Brewer8 cupBoth availableCHECK
Black Ratio Six coffee maker Ratio Six Coffee Maker8 cupThermalCHECK
GE Cafe Specialty Drip Coffee MakerGE Specialty Cafe Drip Coffee Maker10 cupBoth availableCHECK

SCAA Approved Coffee Makers – Brew Features

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

ImageModelBrew timePause BrewPre-infusionFlavor Strength controlManual temperature controlPrice
Bonavita Connoisseur One touch coffee makerBonavita Connoisseur BV1901TS6 minutesCHECK
Technivorm Moccamaster 10 cupTechnivorm Moccamaster4 - 6 minutesCHECK
Breville Precision Coffee MakerBreville Precision Brewer7 - 9 minutesCHECK
Bonavita Thermal coffee makerBonavita BV1900TS6 minutesCHECK
Bonavita digital coffee makerBonavita BV1900TD Digital Brewer6 minutesCHECK
OXO Brew 9 Cup Coffee MakerOXO On Barista Brain8 minutesCHECK
Braun Multiserve coffee machineBraun Multiserve Machine8 minutesCHECK
OXO Brew 8 Cup Coffee MakerOXO Coffee Maker6 minutesCHECK
Cuisinart Coffee BrewerCuisinart CPO-850 Coffee Brewer6 - 8 minutesCHECK
Black Ratio Six coffee maker Ratio Six Coffee Maker8 minutesCHECK
GE Cafe Specialty Drip Coffee MakerGE Specialty Cafe Drip Coffee Maker8 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.

ImageModelAuto shut offCup warmerFilter typeWarrantyDimensions (inches)Price
Bonavita Connoisseur One touch coffee makerBonavita Connoisseur BV1901TSFlat bottom2 years12.4 x 6.8 x 12.2CHECK
Technivorm Moccamaster 10 cupTechnivorm MoccamasterSome modelsCone5 years12.75 x 6.5 x 14CHECK
Breville Precision Coffee MakerBreville Precision BrewerBoth2 years12.4 x 6.7 x 15.7CHECK
Bonavita Thermal coffee makerBonavita BV1900TSFlat bottom2 years12.4 x 6.8 x 12.2CHECK
Bonavita digital coffee makerBonavita BV1900TD Digital BrewerFlat bottom2 years12.4 x 6.8 x 12.2CHECK
OXO Brew 9 Cup Coffee MakerOXO On Barista BrainCone2 years15 x 8.3 x 17.2CHECK
Braun Multiserve coffee machineBraun Multiserve MachineCone3 years13 x 7.1 x 15CHECK
OXO Brew 8 Cup Coffee MakerOXO Coffee MakerFlat bottom2 years13.5 x 7 x 10.5CHECK
Cuisinart Coffee BrewerCuisinart CPO-850 Coffee BrewerBoth3 years14.5 x 9.5 x 13.75CHECK
Black Ratio Six coffee maker Ratio Six Coffee MakerFlat bottom5 years13.5 x 6.75 x 14.25CHECK
GE Cafe Specialty Drip Coffee MakerGE Specialty Cafe Drip Coffee MakerCone1 year12.5 x 7.3 x 14 CHECK

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 February 2023. Please refer to the manufacturer website for a full list of coffee maker features.

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Rachel Rodda

Founder of Creators of Coffee, Rachel is a passionate coffee lover, SCA member and former barista. Her favorite brewing method is espresso - although cold brew is a close second. She loves to research all things coffee to share with other home baristas what want to make great coffee at home.