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Coffee & Espresso Maker Reviews

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 12:54
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#1
alaScore 96

Keurig 2.0 K450 Brewing System

A nice, warm cup of coffee is a great way to wake up in the morning. It's also a great signal for guests to start packing at the end of a dinner party. The problem is, with so many single cup brewers making themselves at home on kitchen counters,...

1 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#2
alaScore 95

Delonghi Lattissima+ EN 520

It may not come cheap, but the Nespresso Lattissima EN520 is the perfect match for someone who likes to drink a latte rather than sticking to pure espresso and Americano drinks. It's compact, it's simple and it makes great coffee.

4 expert reviews | 1243 user reviews

#3
alaScore 94

Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Carafe - Black

Mr. Coffee is a perfectly serviceable machine at an affordable price.

4 expert reviews | 284 user reviews

#4
alaScore 94

Melitta 10-cup Digital Coffee Maker

While the Melitta 10-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker is a cheap way to get your morning Joe in a thermal carafe, its bitter brew makes it hard to recommend.

2 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#5
alaScore 93

Gaggia Carezza Deluxe RI8525

A stylish espresso maker that produces great coffee, but with operation that takes a little getting used to.

3 expert reviews | 50 user reviews

#6
alaScore 93

Krups XP5210

Using both ground coffee and ESE coffee pods that sit in the holder, the XP5210 makes it easy to avoid using expensive pre-packaged pods without an additional accessory.

2 expert reviews

#7
alaScore 93

Krups XP5620

The powerful steam output makes producing milky drinks easy, too. The only issue we had was that the output is so powerful relative to some others at the price that you can end up a mug full of froth if you’re not careful where you wave your wand....

3 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#8
alaScore 91

Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine

It's what a good espresso machine should be: simple to operate and capable of producing perfect espresso shots

1 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

#9
alaScore 91

Cuisinart SS-700BK

We can’t justify the purchase of this machine when we compare it with the $169 Bunn My Cafe MCU, which can make decent K-Cup coffee and a reliable cup from fresh grounds.

1 expert reviews | 86 user reviews

#10
alaScore 91

Delonghi Vintage Icona ECOV310 AZ

This is such a pity and I really wanted to love this machine, but unfortunately, I received it this afternoon and used it once, within about half an hour, the seals underneath the machine have leaked a pool of water onto my wooden worktop which I am...

1 expert reviews | 85 user reviews

#11
alaScore 91

De'Longhi EC155

Reviewers say that the DeLonghi EC155 offers a lot of value for its price and produces a great-tasting espresso that rivals that of any coffee shop. Though it has a few design flaws, users say they are minor, especially in this price range. Owners...

3 expert reviews | 1433 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 90

Intensa ECAM 23.450

Set it up to make your coffee the way you want it made. You decide how much water to put into your coffee, how fine to grind the beans, how hot you want it and how much milk you want and then save it so you get the same drink every time with the touch...

6 expert reviews | 464 user reviews

#13
alaScore 89

Wüsthof Classic Ikon Chef's Knife - 8" - Creme

sliced homemade hot bread, worked wonderfully. Love it.

330 user reviews

#14
alaScore 89

Krups XN730T

Great coffee and so easy to use

1 expert reviews | 129 user reviews

#15
alaScore 89

Keurig K45 B40 Elite Coffee Brewer

Unless you can find very mild coffee, these machines will deliver a pretty strong cup of coffee the first time through a cartridge. I don't like strong coffee, so I pour the first cup into a small thermos, run it through the same cartridge a second...

330 user reviews

#16
alaScore 89

Keurig® OfficePro B145 Coffee Brewer

value, Easy to Use, easy to clean, Quality

47 user reviews

#17
alaScore 89

Keurig K10 Mini Plus Single-Cup Brewer + BONUS Carousel

Unable to put any cup bigger than a regular size coffee cup in this pot even though all the k-kups hold the same amount of coffee. I had always used a mug and no longer can use any. The mini is limiting and also, the free k-kup offer applies to any...

41 user reviews

#18
alaScore 89

Nespresso Inissia

...It Is A Deal! Remember , It Is Espresso Only, But That Is All I Want. The 19 Bar Pump Is The Key!

193 user reviews

#19
alaScore 89

Bialetti Moka Express

it is what it is. I had to spend 7 bucks just to get the metal filter. The rubber gaskets are a joke. The holes in this filter are so small you cant get the tip of a sewing needle in for a cleaning, and there must be a couple hundred holes. Working on...

444 user reviews

#20
alaScore 89

Cuisinart DCC-1200MP

Best coffee maker I ever purchased. Great options. so hot it steams when done. I like mine strong and this unit does it for me.

51 user reviews

#22
alaScore 89

Delonghi EC 860

super simple to use nice to design, makes good coffee too. only downside so far is upon purchase the clamping process was very stiff which meant the entire coffee machine moved around when we were clamping the coffee hopper onto the front as the base...

19 user reviews

#23
alaScore 89

Cuisinart DCC-450OR DCC-450

This coffee pot was made of cheap plastic and was very hard to open. I bought it for my elderly mother and even I couldn't open it easily. Disappointed as Cuisinart is usually a very good product.

24 user reviews

#24
alaScore 89

BUNN BXB Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer, Black

Ok, wife and I have been debating a bunn maker for years. After going thru 4 coffee makers from Wally world in the last 3 years were fed up. The dang things start taking 20-30 mins to brew 10 cups of coffee. We have had the bunn about 2 weeks. It is...

10 user reviews

#25
alaScore 89

Mr. Coffee TF4

Brews a good cup of coffee.

236 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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