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Coffee & Espresso Maker Reviews

Updated: Sep 30, 2016 00:12
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#1
alaScore 100

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.

3 expert reviews

#2
alaScore 97

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.

2 expert reviews | 38 user reviews

#3
alaScore 94

Breville Barista Express

The attractive, user-friendly Breville Barista Express makes delicious espresso, with outstanding value in a pricey category.

1 expert reviews | 126 user reviews

#4
alaScore 94

Bosch Tassimo

The Tassimo Joy is in either black or white.

1 expert reviews | 487 user reviews

#5
alaScore 94

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.

2 expert reviews

#6
alaScore 93

Siemens TC 86503 Sensor FOR Senses

We had the machine about 4 months and already, we are thinking of throwing it in the trash. The thermos can always leaves water under it and is very small and hard to clean. The water container is starting to bind and its very hard to take off. The...

1 expert reviews | 158 user reviews

#7
alaScore 92

DeLonghi Inissia EN 80

My machine stopped working this morning. I pulled the instruction manual to see if the blinking pattern on the buttons had any meaning, but I just discovered that the instruction manual is terribly poor as far as troubleshooting is concerned and that...

4 expert reviews | 498 user reviews

#8
alaScore 91

Delonghi EN550

Excellent machine. easy to use and makes great coffee. What more do you need?

3 expert reviews | 691 user reviews

#9
alaScore 91

Dolce Gusto Piccolo (Krups KP100, KP1000 / DeLonghi EDG100, EDG200, EDG201)

You will want to read our full review of the Dolce Gusto system to get more familiar with this line of single serve coffee and hot beverage systems.

15 expert reviews | 4610 user reviews

#11
alaScore 91

Delonghi EC 680 BK / M / R

This machine makes it easy to make a delicious, quick cup of expresso and the frother is simple to use!

3 expert reviews | 1281 user reviews

#12
alaScore 91

Moccamaster KBGC-741

Unless a wildly-colored drip machine really floats your boat or have a hotplate fetish, less expensive coffee makers are a better choice than the Moccamaster KBG 741 AO.

3 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#13
alaScore 90

Dolce Gusto Melody III 3 Manual (DeLonghi EDG 420 / Krups KP 2201, 2205, 2208...

Thrilled with this and so easy to use. Again delivery first class.

2 expert reviews | 1745 user reviews

#14
alaScore 90

Krups XN730T

Incredibly happy with this purchase. I found myself spending too much money each week in Costa, Nero etc so I took the plunge and purchased this wonderful little machine. I've been using it for 3 months now and 99% of the time it delivers the perfect...

3 expert reviews | 422 user reviews

#15
alaScore 90

Dolce Gusto Oblo (Krups KP 110F, 1101, 1105, 1108, YY 2290. 2291, 2292, 2293)

An easy-to-use and maintain pod coffee machine with a good choice of drinks, but its basic features may see serious coffee fans upgrading.

1 expert reviews | 1556 user reviews

#16
alaScore 90

Krups EA850B

The Krups EA850B is an excellent, but very expensive, beans-to-cup coffee machine

3 expert reviews | 40 user reviews

#17
alaScore 90
#18
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...

2 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

#19
alaScore 90

Philips SENSEO HD7870

The brewing process produces a nice foamy layer on top the coffee, which is an almost luxurious touch. Oh, and speaking of the coffee, it\'s excellent. There are new models of the Senseo available now, including the Supreme (which I have also reviewed)

6 expert reviews | 1435 user reviews

#20
alaScore 90

Krups XN 2601

I bought this machine when I realised I couldn't live without my weekend lattes. It has replaced my 8 year old Magimix Nespresso machine which died a death. I've had it a few weeks now and so far have been very happy with it. It's a neat, slimline unit...

2 expert reviews | 328 user reviews

#21
alaScore 90

Philips HD7817

A good machine, delivered very quickly. The only negative is the European plug........why has this not been sorted because people have been reporting it for ages.

2 expert reviews | 87 user reviews

#22
alaScore 90

Dolce Gusto Genio 2 (DeLonghi EDG465, EDG466 / Krups KP 160, 161, 1605, 1608)

An excellent gift for my parents. Very quick delivery and beautiful looking product.

3 expert reviews | 221 user reviews

#23
alaScore 90

Dolce Gusto Mini Me Automatic (DeLonghi EDG 305 / Krups KP 1201, 1205, 1206...

If you have a hankering for fancy cafe drinks at home, the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me is worth a look -- just don't expect anything close to real espresso flavor.

6 expert reviews | 2834 user reviews

#24
alaScore 90

Krups Expresso 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....

5 expert reviews | 47 user reviews

#25
alaScore 89

Nespresso Lattissima+ Coffee Machine by De'Longhi - Red.

" Wanted to upgrade my old nespresso machine,& saw this machine & liked the look of it,plus it was on special offer,couldn't resist & have not regretted my purchase,easy to use,easy to clean,looks great,& makes great coffee! "

10 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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