Zwilling Enfinigy Coffee Maker Review: A Stylish SCA Certified Brewer!

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My first thought when I began this Zwilling Enfinigy Coffee Maker review was, wait a second, Zwilling makes coffee gear?

My first thought when I began this Zwilling Enfinigy Coffee Maker review was, wait a second, Zwilling makes coffee gear?

Honestly, I’m always a little skeptical when regular kitchen companies make coffee makers and grinders. But when I saw that the Enfinigy coffee maker had joined the ranks of other SCA certified coffee makers, I got curious.

I mean, this coffee maker even meets the SCA’s Golden Cup Standard, which is a pretty big accomplishment.

So, what the heck. I’ll test the thing out and see if it’s all it’s hyped up to be!

But while I wait for this coffee maker to be delivered to my doorstep, I figured I’d write an initial review. Let’s get into it!

Sleek and Modern

Zwilling Enfinigy Drip Coffee Maker

More than just a pretty face

Looks great

Stainless steel boiler

Auto-start and bloom functions

SCA certified

Easy to clean

Some flimsy plastic components

Overview: Zwilling Enfinigy Coffee Maker Review

You’ll recognize Zwilling as a popular German kitchen appliance brand. They make stellar knives, cookware and other products.

Zwilling’s Enfinigy line features electric appliances such as air fryers, blenders and toasters. Plus, it represents a venture into the world of home coffee gear.

The Zwilling Enfinigy Drip Coffee Maker is an SCA certified Golden Cup Standard coffee machine. I assure you: the Specialty Coffee Association doesn’t give out that certification willy-nilly.

Like other SCA certified coffee makers, all of which go through rigorous testing, the Zwilling Enfinigy Drip Coffee Maker promises to serve up delicious coffee.

Zwilling Enfinigy Coffee Maker Overview

This coffee machine is sleek and stylish. You know me – I’m partial to the silver colorway because it’ll match my other coffee machines. However, you can also get it in black.

Though there is some plastic sprinkled into the design, for the most part this coffee maker features high quality materials. Evidence comes in the form of the 1.5 liter (48 ounce) glass carafe, stainless steel boiler and glass water reservoir.

Even better, the Enfinigy’s high-quality performance matches its beauty. Special features include a bloom setting, auto start function and the ability to brew different cup sizes. 

It’s clear that this Zwilling Enfinigy drip coffee maker has coffee quality as a top priority. I thank Zwilling for that! After all, there’s nothing worse than a stylish, expensive coffee maker that doesn’t provide on the coffee front.

That said, this coffee maker really isn’t that expensive. In fact, for only $149.95, I’d say it’s a pretty good bargain. 

Anyway, if you like what you’ve read so far in my Zwilling Enfinigy Coffee Maker review, keep reading for more details.

Zwilling Enfinigy Drip Coffee Maker Features

Size and Design

If nothing else, this drip coffee maker is gorgeous. Sleek, modern and available in Silver or Matte Black, the Zwilling Enfinigy Drip Coffee Maker will look great in any kitchen.

Then again, at nearly 14 inches (35 centimeters) in height, it’s a little on the lofty side. So, it may not fit on a counter with overhanging cabinets.

Much of the drip coffee maker is stainless steel. That said, several Amazon reviewers complain that the plastic bits on the carafe are prone to breaking. What’s worse, replacement parts can be hard to come by.

Incidentally, some reviewers complain that the 1.5 liter (48 ounce) glass carafe doesn’t keep their coffee hot long enough. Though there is a hot plate on this machine, it only stays on for thirty minutes. So, don’t expect to drink hot coffee in the afternoon unless you want to brew a new pot.

Truthfully, these complaints don’t bother me much. I’d much rather brew another pot of coffee than drink hours-old coffee off a hot plate! Plus, I like the look of the glass carafe; it has the look of a diner coffee pot.

Still, if you’re really put off by the glass carafe and short-lived hot plate you can always shell out a bit more for an upgrade. Zwilling also makes an Enfinigy with an insulated stainless steel carafe.

User Interface

Zwilling Enfinigy Drip Coffee Maker User Interface

I wouldn’t call the user interface on this thing easy, but it sure is beautiful.

The Zwilling Enfinigy Drip Coffee Maker features a sleek LCD display that you activate by pressing a button. Otherwise, the LCD display disappears, so the drip coffee maker is unassuming and simple when not in use.

Honestly, the icons on the display don’t appear to be super intuitive. I can’t tell what many of them are just by looking at them, but a quick breeze through the user manual would solve that issue. Just don’t expect any house guests to be able to make a pot of coffee without a demo!

Once you press the little dancing logo to turn on the display, some icons will light up. You then use the button as a dial to navigate to each setting. These settings include some pretty cool functions.

An optional bloom function allows you to pre-soak the coffee grounds at the beginning of the brew cycle. This method, which we also use with pour over drippers, releases carbon dioxide from the grounds and helps ensure a more even extraction.

What’s more, a key part of this coffee maker is the ability to choose the size of your brew. The coffee maker will operate differently for 10 cups or 6 cups, so you’ll need to select the size of your brew every time.

There’s also a timer function so you can program an auto-start ahead of time. For example, you could set it the night before and wake up to the smell of fresh coffee. However, some reviewers claim that the timer resets every day so it’s not the most functional choice.

Personally, I wouldn’t use an auto-start function anyway, since that implies that you’d prepare your grounds ahead of time, too. I’m a proponent of freshly ground coffee only!

Water Reservoir

Zwilling Enfinigy Drip Coffee Maker Water Reservoir

The Zwilling Enfinigy Drip Coffee Maker features a 48 ounce (1.5-liter) glass water reservoir. I really like the look of this thing!

One downside is that the reservoir isn’t removable, so you’ll have to fill a different vessel with water, then pour it into the reservoir.

As I mentioned, this coffee maker is quite tall, so people with overhanging cabinets may find it difficult to fill the reservoir.

On the plus side, the water reservoir has clearly marked volumetric lines. That means if you’re feeling lazy and don’t want to weigh out your water, you can just eyeball it using the markers.

Shower Head

These days, I won’t even look at a drip coffee maker that doesn’t have a shower head. This feature is a hallmark of a quality coffee maker. In fact, I always know that a manufacturer cares about cup quality if they include a shower sprayhead.

The Zwilling Enfinigy Drip Coffee Maker has a stainless steel shower head that evenly saturates every part of the coffee bed. Too many cheaper drip coffee makers include a plastic shower head, which won’t stand up to corrosion or limescale buildup. So, I’m impressed by the prevalence of stainless steel in Zwilling’s coffee maker.

In theory, a shower head should result in a beautifully flat coffee bed after brewing, with no craters or signs of channeling.

I’ll be sure to update this Zwilling Enfinigy Coffee Maker review when I finally get my hands on this cool brewer!


The Zwilling Enfinigy Drip Coffee Maker has a beautiful 48 ounce (1.5-liter) carafe. I really like the look of it, and it’s the perfect size to brew coffee for a crowd. Plus, a hot plate below the carafe will keep your coffee toasty for 30 minutes after brewing.

Despite the carafe’s high quality build, it has an unfortunate plastic lid. I wish all coffee makers would do away with cheap carafe lids. Plus, according to reviews, this particular lid is prone to breaking.

On the other hand, Zwilling has included a drip circulator in the carafe that mixes up the coffee as it brews. This feature ensures optimal coffee circulation, so every cup will taste the same.

Mixing your pot of joe is important because different parts of the coffee (acids, sugars, etc.) extract at different rates. In other words, the stuff at the bottom of the pot will taste different than the coffee at the top of the pot.

Honestly, this feature doesn’t seem super necessary to me because I always swirl my carafe before pouring anyway. I am a former barista, after all! Still, it’s a nice touch, especially for the uninitiated. I mean, not everyone knows to swirl before pouring!

Filter Basket

Zwilling Enfinigy Drip Coffee Maker Filter Basket

The Zwilling coffee maker has a plastic, cone-shaped filter basket. Fortunately, the basket is removable and easy to clean. What’s more, it fits a # 4 coffee filter, available in pretty much any grocery store.

I’ll admit, I don’t love that the filter basket is plastic. Still, plastic is pretty neutral as far as heat resistance and retention, so it won’t hurt your brew.

Truthfully, I don’t begrudge Hario for making a plastic dripper, so I shouldn’t complain in this case either!

Plus, I do give Zwilling credit for making a cone-shaped basket, rather than a flat bottomed one. I prefer the flavor clarity and brewing speed of a cone-shaped basket, as do many pour over enthusiasts. I suspect there are some pour over nerds on Zwilling’s design team!

Stainless Steel Boiler

The stainless steel boiler is one of the unique aspects of this drip coffee maker. Stainless steel is naturally corrosion-resistant and super durable.

Plus, many competitor coffee maker manufacturers use aluminum or copper in their boilers, so stainless steel is a nice touch in this model.

Oh, and the boiler heats water to 205 degrees Fahrenheit (96 degrees Celsius). That’s a good temperature for both light and dark roasts, and anything in between.

However, some reviewers claim that the boiler doesn’t perform as well after a few years of daily use. I’d definitely find that frustrating, given that the Enfinigy isn’t exactly a budget-friendly drip coffee maker.

How to Use the Zwilling Enfinigy Drip Coffee Maker

Has my Zwilling Enfinigy Coffee Maker review already convinced you? If so, I might as well teach you how to use it.

First step, as always: pour filtered water into the water reservoir. I’d recommend weighing the water on a coffee scale first and then pouring it in. However, you can just use the volumetric markers on the reservoir if you prefer.

Next, grind some medium-coarse coffee grounds using your best burr grinder. Place a paper coffee filter and your coffee grounds into the filter basket, then give the basket a gentle shake to level the coffee bed.

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I know, you probably already have all of those steps down, but they’re worth repeating for the beginners.

Okay, now that all the prep is done it’s time to get brewing!

Press the button on the side of the coffee maker. This will light up the digital display and all the relevant brew settings. Next, turn the dial to the left to activate (or deactivate) the bloom setting.

If the display says “YES” when you’re on the bloom icon, that means it’s activated. If not, press the button and then turn the dial until the display says so. Press the button again to save the setting and get back into the regular menu.

Next, turn the dial back to the right. If you want to set an auto-start later on, stop on the clock icon and press the button to select it. Then turn the dial until you get to your preferred time, and press again.

Finally, turn the dial once more to the cup icon. Press the button and turn the dial until your chosen brew size is lit up, then press again. At this point the cup will start blinking to let you know that your coffee is a-brewing!

Zwilling Drip Coffee Maker Cleaning

Here’s a newsflash: Cleaning a coffee maker doesn’t need to be difficult. 

Fortunately, Zwilling knows this! They’ve added some nice features to their drip coffee maker that make the cleaning process even easier.

For example, the stainless steel boiler prevents corrosion while the carafe has a wide mouth that allows you to reach in with a sponge and scrub all the nooks and crannies. What’s more, the “Clean” button lights up when it’s time to give the Enfinigy a little vinegar soak.

These features help ensure that your coffee maker will be squeaky clean and perform well for years to come. Of course, you’ll have to do a bit of work on your side of things, too.

But I promise it’ll be simple! Two rules here: always use filtered water and descale your machine regularly.

Brewing coffee with filtered water means your coffee will always taste gosh-dang delicious. Plus, filtered water will prevent excessive limescale buildup in your drip coffee maker. 

Still, you’ll want to clean your drip coffee maker about one a month anyway. Filtered water is great but it’s no miracle cure.

Simply remove and hand wash all removable parts from the coffee maker, such as the carafe, filter basket and shower head. Warm water and a mild soap will work best here.

For good measure, I recommend soaking the showerhead in a water and vinegar solution, then scrubbing it with a small brush. After all, you don’t want those tiny holes in the showerhead to get plugged up with scale.

Finally, replace all the parts that you removed, fill the reservoir with vinegar and water and run a brew cycle. Let it soak for a few minutes, then dump out the carafe and run another brew cycle with just water. This’ll get any residual vinegar flavor out of the coffee maker.

Zwilling Enfinigy Drip Coffee Maker Technical Specifications

Zwilling Enfinigy Drip Coffee Maker


Model number


Product category

Drip coffee maker

Housing material


Color options

Black, Silver



Keep warm function

Yes (adjustable)

Milk frother

User interface

Text display with buttons and dials


Removable water reservoir

Water reservoir capacity

50.7 fl oz / 1.5 l

Brew capacity

48 fl oz / 1420 ml

Single cup function

Reusable coffee filter

Coffee pod compatible

Brew styles



Adjustable coffee temperature

Coffee strength adjustment levels

Hot water function

Water filter

Power consumption

1960 W


6.0 lb / 2.7 kg


13.7 x 12.8 x 6.2 in
34.8 x 32.5 x 15.7 cm


5 years

SCA certified home brewer


Included Accessories: User Manual

Current price on Amazon


All specifications

Verdict: Zwilling Enfinigy Drip Coffee Maker Review

Sleek and Modern

Zwilling Enfinigy Drip Coffee Maker

More than just a pretty face

Looks great

Stainless steel boiler

Auto-start and bloom functions

SCA certified

Easy to clean

Some flimsy plastic components

After finishing my initial Zwilling Enfinigy Coffee Maker review, I’m definitely excited to try it out!

From this first look, I can say that I’m impressed with Zwilling’s emphasis on quality. In particular, I love the bloom function and the stainless steel shower head. These features together make this machine stand out against cheaper models.

At the same time, I am disappointed by the prevalence of plastic in this coffee maker, especially the flimsy lid on the carafe. Still, I’ll see for myself whether the plastic parts actually bring down this coffee maker’s perceived quality.

I’m always looking for new ways to turn coffee grounds into delicious coffee, so I can’t wait to test out this machine’s capabilities.

Of course, high quality coffee beans are the first step to a good cup of joe, but I’ll save you that spiel for now.

What do you think of the Zwilling Enfinigy Coffee Maker? Do you have any questions you want me to keep in mind when I test out this machine? Let me know in the comments section!

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Hi! My name is Arne. Having spent years working as a barista I'm now on a mission to bring more good coffee to the people. To that end, my team and I provide you with a broad knowledge base on the subject of coffee.

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Hi! My name is Arne. Having spent years working as a barista I'm now on a mission to bring more good coffee to the people. To that end, my team and I provide you with a broad knowledge base on the subject of coffee.

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