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Coffee & Espresso Maker Reviews

Updated: Dec 12, 2017 22:49
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#1
alaScore 93

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 | 113 user reviews

#2
alaScore 91

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

#3
alaScore 90

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

#4
alaScore 90

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 | 139 user reviews

#5
alaScore 90

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 | 1124 user reviews

#6
alaScore 90

Nespresso Inissia

The Inissia pulls the most convenient shot of all the machines we tested and requires virtually no cleanup. It is also one of the least expensive home espresso machines available, though it does require using relatively expensive Nespesso capsules.

1 expert reviews | 517 user reviews

#7
alaScore 90

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

#8
alaScore 90

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 | 215 user reviews

#9
alaScore 90

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

#10
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

#11
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

#12
alaScore 89

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine by Krups - Piano Black

To begin with it's a beauty to behold it's sleek exterior, complete with futuristic design and technology. It uses an automated centrifusion to make your preferred size, espresso, cup or mug,all in 15 seconds. It requires only one touch to insert the...

16 user reviews

#13
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

#14
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

#15
alaScore 89

De'Longhi ECAM22.360BK Bean to Cup Coffee Machine

Machine is much better, than my older Magnifica. It does give me sometimes bit cold cappuccino even though I've set it on hottest, but I think, that it's just something I need to read about and find out how to avoid it. I love the ease of use for...

14 user reviews

#16
alaScore 89

Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me Coffee Starter Kit

This looks good and is a nice size. Hot cup of coffee in seconds. Plus there were samples and a stand to hold the pods so it was also good value for money, and same day delivery. Bought it as a Christmas present but she couldn't wait to try it and she...

215 user reviews

#17
alaScore 89

De'Longhi Eletta Cappuccino Bean to Cup Coffee Machine.

Smart design simple to use and clean. Easy to select the coffee you want and you get the same quality every time. The milk frothing device can be easy fitted in or removed to be stored in fridge. Capuccino is made with a touch of a button and is...

19 user reviews

#18
alaScore 89

De'Longhi ECAM Bean to Cup Coffee Machine

Lets begin with design/looks.3 tradesmen attend all commented on what a smart piece of kit. That sums it up. Its solid well made not flimsy.Ease of use, and ease of cleaning would have been 5 stars if it cleaned itself and it made coffee by telepathy....

10 user reviews

#19
alaScore 89

DeLonghi ECOM311.R Icona Micalite Espresso Machine - Red

This is the best coffee machine I have ever had thank you for this fantastic coffee machine

10 user reviews

#20
alaScore 89

Melitta LOOK IV Therm Timer 1011-15

Makes great coffee, and really keeps it hot for a lot longer than I expected!

12 user reviews

#21
alaScore 89

Chemex 8-Cup Classic Series Glass Coffeemaker CM-8A

Only one minute in you You can make a cup of coffee for you and me All around you Classic glass for a cup of coffee CHEMEX 8-cup Classic series Glass coffee maker

12 user reviews

#23
alaScore 89

Hamilton Beach The Scoop 49980Z

Purchased because of many favorable reviews; *consistently* makes much better tasting French roast coffee (we grind beans separately) than prior coffee maker; owned over 5 months, works like a champ!; much easier to fill with water than replaced major...

103 user reviews

#24
alaScore 89

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

Makes great coffee, but a classic example of a product designed to look pretty rather than be durable and perform effectively over time. The plastic clip holding the handle to the top of the glass carafe broke after 13 months of normal wear, making the...

101 user reviews

#25
alaScore 89

Melitta LOOK Therm IV Selection 1011-16

Had it a week, it's really very good. The thermal jug keeps the coffee warmer for longer than the old machine & the flavour is superb. The timer function is also excellent. Only one thing missing: some capacity indicators (in litres) on the water chamber.

99 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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