SCAA Certified Coffee Makers [2021] – Features Compared

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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 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 coffee maker comparisons below we list the key features of each coffee maker side by side, for general features, brewing features and 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 BV1901TS8 cupThermalCheck
Technivorm Moccamaster10 cupBoth availableCheck
Breville BDC450 Precision Brewer Coffee Maker12 cupThermalCheck
Breville BDC400 Precision Brewer12 cupGlassCheck
Bonavita BV1900TS8 cupBoth availableCheck
Bonavita BV1900TD Digital Brewer8 cupBoth availableCheck
Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker CM401
10 cupBoth availableCheck
Behmor Brazen Plus
8 cupThermalCheck
Brim Pour Over Coffee Maker8 cupGlassCheck
OXO On Barista Brain9 cupThermalCheck
Braun MultiServe Machine10 cupGlassCheckI
BUNN Heat N Brew Coffee Maker10 cupGlassCheck

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 BV1901TS6 minutesCheck
Technivorm Moccamaster4 - 6 minutesCheck
Breville BDC450 Precision Brewer Coffee Maker7 - 9 minutesCheck
Breville BDC400 Precision Brewer7 - 9 minutesCheck
Bonavita BV1900TS6 minutesCheck
Bonavita BV1900TD Digital Brewer6 minutesCheck
Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker CM401
10 minutesCheck
Behmor Brazen Plus
12 minutesCheck
Brim Pour Over Coffee Maker8 minutesCheck
OXO On Barista Brain8 minutesCheck
Braun MultiServe Machine8 minutesCheckI
BUNN Heat N Brew Coffee Maker10 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 BV1901TSFlat bottom2 years12.4 x 6.8 x 12.2Check
Technivorm MoccamasterCone5 years11 x 6.25 x 15.4Check
Breville BDC450 Precision Brewer Coffee MakerBoth2 years12.4 x 6.7 x 15.7Check
Breville BDC400 Precision BrewerBoth2 years12.4 x 6.7 x 15.7Check
Bonavita BV1900TSFlat bottom2 years12.4 x 6.8 x 12.2Check
Bonavita BV1900TD Digital BrewerFlat bottom2 years12.4 x 6.8 x 12.2Check
Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker CM401
Cone1 year12 x 8.75 x 15Check
Behmor Brazen Plus
Flat bottom2 years9 x 9 x 15.25Check
Brim Pour Over Coffee MakerCone2 years15.3 x 9.3 x 16Check
OXO On Barista BrainCone2 years15 x 8.3 x 17.2Check
Braun MultiServe MachineCone3 years13 x 7.1 x 15CheckI
BUNN Heat N Brew Coffee MakerFlat bottom3 years9.7 x 8.7 x 16.3Check

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 November 2020. 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