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Coffee & Espresso Maker Reviews

Updated: Oct 19, 2017 22:28
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#1
alaScore 94

De'Longhi PrimaDonna Elite / ECAM656.55 / ECAM650.75

An accomplished, smart coffee machine that offers a preview of the coffee machines of the shiny smart home future.

2 expert reviews | 96 user reviews

#2
alaScore 92

Delonghi EN550

The Delonghi Lattissima One Touch EN550.S is a capsule machine that uses the Nespresso range of capsules. Its integral milk container means lattes and cappuccinos can be made at the touch of a button. Stylish it maybe, but is it any good at making...

4 expert reviews | 1076 user reviews

#3
alaScore 92

Oxo Cold Brew Coffee Maker

The Oxo Cold Brew Coffee Maker will wow die-hard cold-brew fans willing to spend more cash for extra convenience, but it's too pricey for occasional drinkers.

4 expert reviews

#4
alaScore 91

Melitta F 750-101/ F 750-102 Caffeo Barista TS

A bean-to-cup machine that can do almost everything as well as a manual machine, all for a great price.

3 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#5
alaScore 91

Delonghi EN750.MB Lattissima PRO

A coffee machine that could easily replace café visits if you usually drink straight cappuccinos or lattes. Definitely worth upgrading to if you already enjoy the Nespresso system.

6 expert reviews | 128 user reviews

#6
alaScore 91

Philips Saeco HD8977

Conclusions The Philips Saeco GranBaristo Avanti is one of the most impressive and technically advanced coffee makers you can have in your home. It's also incredibly expensive. If you have a large, immaculately appointed kitchen with marble...

2 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

#7
alaScore 91

Krups EA8150

It is 30cm deep, 23cm wide and 35cm tall at the bean storage area. There is a 28 page A5 booklet that covers operation and setting up as well as cleaning the product in sixteen languages. Seven of these pages use diagrams to cover most things then...

3 expert reviews | 197 user reviews

#8
alaScore 91

Miele CM 6310

If you value delicious espresso above all and prefer not to work too hard for it, save for navigating clunky settings menus, than the Miele CM6310 Countertop Coffee System is a blend of kitchen appliance and java robot that's hard to resist.

5 expert reviews | 50 user reviews

#9
alaScore 90

Cuisinart DCC2650E

The handy Cuisinart Extreme Brew DCC-2650 has a long list of features but is still available at a reasonable price.

1 expert reviews | 84 user reviews

#10
alaScore 90

Gaggia Naviglio

As it stands, the Naviglio is well-priced, makes very good espresso and is simple to use, making it excellent value. Yes, you can get bean-to-cup machines that are better and have more configuration options, but they're a lot more expensive as you can...

2 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#11
alaScore 90

Delonghi ECAM 44.620.S

The DeLonghi ECAM Eletta Plus 44.620.S is a bean-to-cup coffee machine that was the first on the market to include a ‘flat white' setting. It's a fully automatic model that makes espresso at the touch of a button, and DeLonghi says it makes it easy to...

4 expert reviews | 116 user reviews

#12
alaScore 90

De'Longhi Dedica Pump Espresso

If you're willing to take your home espresso game up a few rungs then the De'Longhi Dedica is worth the money, but you'll have to spend a lot more for this chance to pull shots like a pro.

3 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#14
alaScore 90

Lavazza A Modo Mio Premium

At under £90 the Lavazza A Modo Mio Éspria is entry-level fare and it shows. There's no milk frothing option, no multi-cup pour options, no frills whatsoever really. But the coffee is still good.

7 expert reviews | 468 user reviews

#15
alaScore 90

Delonghi Autentica ETAM 29.510

The DeLonghi Autentica ETAM 29.519.B is a fully automatic beans-to-cup coffee machine. DeLonghi says it offers ‘something more and special' thanks to its simple control panel and options for double espresso and long coffee. But how well does it make...

3 expert reviews | 207 user reviews

#16
alaScore 90

De'Longhi Eletta Cappuccino ECAM 44.660.B

Spot on best buy love it happy days..

2 expert reviews | 150 user reviews

#17
alaScore 90

Delonghi EC 680 BK / M / R

The De’Longhi EC680 may not be the most affordable home espresso maker, but it sure makes strong joe that could rival more expensive models.

5 expert reviews | 1614 user reviews

#18
alaScore 89

Bodum Chambord 34-oz. French Press Coffee Maker 1928-16USW

I love French presses and this one is Excellent. The coffee is a cross between the best espresso and a cup of coffee. The coffee bean flavor is brought out using this press and it leaves a lovely oil residue on top. Used correctly you will love this...

11 user reviews

#19
alaScore 89

Nespresso Inissia XN101140 Coffee Machine with Milk Frother by Krups - White

Bought this as a birthday present for my partner, he absolutely loves it and has now bought another for his work office! Its compact size means in a kitchen with limited surface space we can fit it in easily. It looks great, very sleek and stylish, and...

27 user reviews

#20
alaScore 89

Lavazza A Modo Mio Espria Plus Espresso Coffee Machine, Grey

This coffee machine makes excellent coffee enjoying trying out the various types of lavazza coffee pods

21 user reviews

#21
alaScore 89

AEG Lavazza A Modo Mio Fantasia LM7000

Bought our machine back in May. Went to Southampton John Lewis store initally intent on buying a Tassimo as our friends had one. However...the lovely Maria guided us skillfully and pleasantly to the Lavazza machines and well, how glad we were! As...

1 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

#22
alaScore 89

Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me Coffee Starter Kit

Great present for my daughter to have in her room at Uni. Nice starter pack which included a pod holder. She loves it.

181 user reviews

#23
alaScore 89

Morphy Richards Accents Freestanding Fully-auto Combi coffee maker 1.8L...

I bought this product week ago, very happy with the coffee maker, [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

93 user reviews

#24
alaScore 89

Nespresso Inissa & Aeroccino 3 Coffee Machine - Blue

Looks good, nice colour, easy to use and makes great coffee

40 user reviews

#25
alaScore 89

De'Longhi Eletta Cappuccino Bean to Cup Coffee Machine.

Read the instructions carefully. When you are cleaning after making milky coffee put a receptacle under the spout to catch the water. It may take several attempts to get the strength of coffee you desire. You can always add hot water from the machine...

17 user reviews

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    Buying Guide

    Buying Guide - Coffee & Espresso Makers

    Will a cup of coffee do, or do you need the jolt provided by a freshly made shot of espresso? Either way, having a coffee or espresso maker in the home or office can save money and hassle when it's time for that morning wake up call!

    For coffee makers, the automatic drip machine is the most popular format. Bargain models do little more than brew the coffee, which is all that is required by many people. More advanced models will feature a number of welcome innovations including water filtration, automatic timer controls, built-in warming plate and serving carafe, and much more.

    Other coffee maker formats include manual drip, percolators, coffee presses, and the 'pod' style machines that use prepackaged packets of coffee. These require more work than the automatic drip models, including prep time and cleaning, but they also generally cost less and are an attractive starting point for budget conscious shoppers.

    For espresso machines, simple models use a pressure-brewing system – these machines are cheap, but rely on an operational temperature that might exceed the optimum brewing temperature. Pump or pressurized models use air pressure to facilitate the brewing process, which is the preferred method for true connoisseurs. As price goes up, espresso makers have a range of additional functions and conveniences just as coffee makers do.



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    What to Look for in a Coffee & Espresso Maker

    Capacity – Larger machines, meant for businesses and offices, can brew up to 12 cups at a time, perfect when you have a lot of people that need a cup of coffee at the same time. Smaller machines meant for personal use typically make 2-4 cups – their smaller footprint means you do not need a lot of counter space to house them.

    Warming Options – If you plan on drinking coffee throughout the day, or at least beyond the peak morning hours, you will want a model that incorporates an insulated carafe to keep the coffee warm for extended periods.

    Automatic Timer Controls – Hate fumbling with controls before you have had a chance to wake up? Automatic timer controls allow you to load the machine well in advance; in the morning, or when you want your coffee, the timer kicks in and the coffee machine will brew your coffee quickly and easily.

    Additional Accessories – The almost limitless list for you to consider includes automatic safety shut-off, self-cleaning cycle, built-in bean grinder, pause and serve function (to prevent spills), brew strength and batch size controls. As always, more accessories and greater conveniences will cost more.

    Popular Coffee & Espresso Maker Brands

    Black & Decker and Mr. Coffee are the two most familiar names among coffee maker manufacturers – each has models from entry level to the high-end, but specialize in models that offer solid performance at a reasonable price. Cuisinart has focused on upscale models that offer all the bells and whistles, and cost accordingly. Braun and Hamilton Beach offer functional models that are both well priced and well reviewed.

    Saeco and DeLonghi each makes both coffee makers and espresso makers for a wide range of prices and tastes. Cuisinart espresso makers, like its coffee makers, are marketed as higher end products.

    Popular Coffee & Espresso Maker products

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