Coffee brewing can be as simple or complex as you desire. Aficionados will go to the extremes to extract every last bit of flavor potential a coffee has to offer. To such folks, the time, energy and expense is justified. I guess like it is for consumers of fine wine. To others, a good cup of coffee to get the day off to the right start is critical however the time, energy and expense to get there is measured.
Even the simplest devices can produce a phenomenal cup of coffee, but may take more time. A drip coffee maker (depending on class of machine) may take the least amount of time, however, may produce good or great coffee depending on water temperature and water quality. All-in-one machines (grind, dose, and brew) are the fastest but may produce varying levels of quality based on age of coffee, consistency in grind, and consistency in dosing (weight of ground coffee)
We have identified some of our favorite classes of devices and machines below. We are not providing specific recommendations or making product endorsements for any machine or device manufacturer. Our purpose is to provide thoughts on features and functionality you should consider when purchasing a coffee brewer.