June 23, 2021

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Makita Coffee Maker Gets an Update DCM501

Updated Makita Coffee Maker Now Compatible with 2 Battery Platforms

When you absolutely need your morning cup of coffee but finding a hardwired power source presents an issue, the newest Makita coffee maker might be the best way to get your caffeine fix. It’s lightweight, compact, and best of all, runs on either 12V CXT or 18V LXT Makita battery platforms.

10-Second Summary

  • Model Number: Makita DCM501Z
  • Compact profile at 9-9/16″ x 7-3/8″ x 8-9/16″
  • Lightweight at 4.8 lbs with the battery attached
  • No need for paper filters; permanent drip filter allows grounds to be poured directly into the coffee maker
  • Compatible with both 12V Max CXT and 18V LXT batteries
  • Brews a cup of coffee in 5 minutes (when using and 18V battery)

What’s The Big Deal?

While it might be a stretch to call this coffee maker “pocket-sized”, it really doesn’t take up a whole lot of space. It has a compact profile at only 9-9/16″ by 7-3/8″ by 8-9/16″, and it weighs less than 5 lbs with the battery attached. Basically, it takes up less space and weighs less than many jobsite radios.

Makita sees an opportunity, so they’re making this coffee maker compatible with both their 12V CXT and 18V LXT platforms. You’ll get better performance from the 18V battery, but your options are open.

Makita Coffee Maker

As long as we’re on the subject, an 18V battery brews up a 5 oz cup o’ joe in 5 minutes. As far as runtimes go, you’ll obviously get more coffee flowing the bigger your battery is, but here’s the breakdown:

  • 3.0Ah battery: two 5-oz cups
  • 4.0 Ah battery: 2.5 cups
  • 5.0Ah battery:  3 cups

Granted, these aren’t the gallon-size quantities some of you grab when you fill up the tank in the morning, but keep in mind that coffee makers use a ton of energy to keep the heating elements working. If you find yourself in a pinch, 3 cups of coffee are better than none, and the cordless Makita coffee maker gets you where you need to be when you’re short any AC power.

The Makita coffee maker doesn’t need any paper filters; you can just dump your grounds directly into the drip filter. You can also use the single-serve coffee pods if you like.

Expect the updated Makita coffee maker to hit shelves soon. It comes with a coffee cup and lid, a measuring spoon, and Makita’s 3-year warranty for around $99.

Makita Coffee Maker Specs

  • Model Number: Makita DCM501Z
  • Battery: 18V LXT/12V Max CXT
  • Water Tank Capacity: 8 oz.
  • Length: 9-9/16″
  • Width: 7-3/8″
  • Height: 8-9/16″
  • Weight (with battery): 4.8 lbs
  • 3-Year limited warranty
  • Price: $107.99

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Aaron Good


Spartakos Masho



When will there be version with 3 power sources – x2 for those of us who need to fill at least a Big Gulp? grin
Also will Makita start offering their power tools in brick red to match the red version of this coffee maker?

Mike Treen

Fantastic news. How about a pex and copper crimp tool?

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