Reviews of five cup coffee makers

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 Programmable with stainless steel carafe

Zojirushi Zutto 5-Cup Drip Coffeemaker

Mr. Coffee JWX9 5-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with Stainless Steel Carafe

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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

Nice design

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!


Useful if you drink a conservative amount of coffee and need a coffee maker with a small footprint in your home and office. It is programmable and has the advantage of a stainless carafe (with it's drawback lacking transparency.

For its price, not a bad deal if you don't prefer very hot coffee.

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

Heating plate


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 timer

No coffee-strength settings


If you are ready to spend the money and look for a nice, small, stylish cone-filter coffee maker with a removable coffee-filter that resides in the pot - you may appreciate this machine.

On the other hand, given its price and the lack of some programmable features, and the regular temperature, you can find much cheaper 4 and 5 cup coffee makers, such as the Mr. Coffee machines.

Still, Some people claim that it makes better coffee than a number of other low-end coffee makers.

If you don't mind going for a larger, higher-capacity coffee maker that also includes a water filter and has many programmable features (including temperature and strength settings), then I would recommend the Mr. Coffee programmable 12 cup coffee maker - model # FTX41CP. 

As I see it, the main issue here is the price, so if you are ready to spend this amount of money, perhaps you would want to look into a single serve coffee maker (such as Keurig's or Mr. Coffee's)?

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