The Cafellissimo was our favorite filterless brewing option. It shares the Editors' Choice Award with the Hario V60, our favorite filter brewer. Both received high scores across the board, the V60 just edging out the Cafellissimo because it's a bit easier to clean. With a filter you can just lift out the grounds and toss — but without a filter, you will need some water to rinse out the cone. The Cafellissimo is also a great option for those that don't want to pour hot water over plastic to make coffee. This attractive and durable brewer is expensive, but you'll never have to worry about tracking down and stocking up on fancy filters, and it will always reward you with a great tasting brew.
If taste is the most important aspect for you, be sure to check out the Aerobie AeroPress, our Top Pick for Gourmet Taste. The brewing process is a bit more involved, and there are more pieces to keep track of, but the final cup is delightful. To efficiently serve more than just one person at a time, we also recommend the classic Bialetti Moka Express 9-Cup, our Top Pick for Large Groups.