A 5 cup coffee maker, just as 4 cup coffeemakers, is useful for individual coffee drinkers or for 2 people drinking a low amount of coffee.To be sure, the "5 cups" refer to small cup-sizes as usual in the coffeemaker industry, amounting to about 2 mugs of coffee.
5 Cups Coffee Makers Reviews
Below are reviews of some 5 cup coffee makers.
Mr. Coffee JWX9 5-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with Stainless Steel Carafe
Programmable Mr. Coffee 5 CupCoffee Maker with Stainless Steel Carafe
The Mr. Coffee JWX9 5 cup programmable 5 Cup coffee maker has the capacity to brew 5 cups - great for saving space, and for travel; designed for people drinking limited amounts of coffee ("5 cups" refer to small cup-sizes).
It has a stainless steel carafe (it's not double-walled).
Its price is affordable at about $25.
The coffee maker includes programmable features and is easy to operate and clean.
As typical for low-end coffee makers, temperature is not very hot.
Small and compact
Stainless steel carafe is more durable than glass pots
You can't see through the stainless carafe amount of water or coffee within, unless opened.
It may be somewhat hard to pour with the carafe without spilling - pour slowly!
Zojirushi EC-DAC50 Zutto 5-Cup Drip Coffeemaker
This is an interesting, elegant and well-designed coffee maker.
Its main and very notable distinction is the coffee filter that sits within the POT, instead of the machine unit.
The unique, handsome Zojirushi Zutto EC-DAC50 5 cup coffee maker brews up to 5 small cups of coffee. It is a compact size, practical for travel.
Nice, elegant, unique design.
Uses a cone filter (conical shape, instead of a basket filter)
Filter is in the pot, thus if the machine drips when removed, it will be only water, since the coffee filter is in the removable carafe
Has a water filter
Water chamber is removable - you don't have to grab the whole unit to fill
Expensive - close to $70 dollars (at the time of this writing)!
Regular temperature characteristic for low-end coffeemakers, not super hot (if that's what you prefer)
No automatic shut-off
No coffee-strength settings