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Coffee & Espresso Maker Reviews

Updated: Apr 16, 2019 21:07
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#1
alaScore 95

Miele CM 7500

If you want high-quality coffee from a great-looking coffee machine, you’ve come to the right place.

1 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#2
alaScore 93

Oxo Barista Brain 12-cup Brewing System

Those who desire the most flexible and feature-rich coffee maker that brews java well and functions as an adjustable water heater for tea will find the Oxo Barista Brain 12-cup Brewing system very hard to resist.

3 expert reviews

#3
alaScore 92

Hamilton Beach The Scoop 49980Z

The Hamilton Beach 2-Way Brewer doubles as a full 12-cup machine and a single-serve coffeemaker. For a single cup, the brewer lets you add ground coffee directly into the mesh filter or you can insert your favorite pod. Days when you want to enjoy...

1 expert reviews | 193 user reviews

#4
alaScore 92

BUNN Velocity Brew

If brewing up 10 cups of tasty coffee swiftly is what you're after, then the Bunn Velocity Brew BT should be on your short list, but its no-frills looks won't impress seekers of high appliance style.

2 expert reviews | 26 user reviews

#5
alaScore 91

Melitta EASY TOP 1010-03/-04

The machine is easy to use and good build quality as one expects from Melitta. However, Amazon shipped an item with a German 2-pin plug, not a UK 3-pin plug [illegal] so I had to find an adapter.

1 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#6
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.

4 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#7
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 | 147 user reviews

#8
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 | 146 user reviews

#9
alaScore 90

MOCCAMASTER KBGT-741 Polished Silver

What a machine. Build quality is fantastic. You may think at first when you take it out of the box that the build is sub par because of the filter holder and how it all fits BUT that quickly goes away the moment you fire it up and realize that they...

1 expert reviews | 45 user reviews

#10
alaScore 90

Melitta LOOK IV Therm Timer 1011-15

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

1 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

#11
alaScore 90

Krups EA 9010

The super-automatic Krups EA9010 might be stunningly expensive but it's sure to please the well-heeled who crave great espresso and cafe drinks delivered at the push of a button.

6 expert reviews | 87 user reviews

#12
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 | 1094 user reviews

#13
alaScore 90

AEG Lavazza A Modo Mio Fantasia LM7000

The and and it's available in black, white or cream.

3 expert reviews | 187 user reviews

#14
alaScore 90

Philips Saeco GranBaristo Avanti

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...

3 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#15
alaScore 90

De'Longhi Eletta Cappuccino ECAM 44.660.B

Fantastic machine purchased for work. Just two small negatives a re that it's no good at getting latte hot, only warm and it makes far too much milk vs coffee. Still amazing tasting coffee though and well worth the recommendation

2 expert reviews | 244 user reviews

#16
alaScore 90

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

#17
alaScore 90

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.

5 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#18
alaScore 89

Krups Nespresso XN601840

Bought this a little over a well ago it's already produced over 100 cups of varied and delicious coffee easy to use and infinitely customisable, 3rd party pod suppliers open up the range of products to include flavoured coffees hot chocolate and tea.

16 user reviews

#19
alaScore 89

Bodum Chambord 1928-16USW

I love a strong coffee and this French press definitely delivers strong coffee and full of delicious flavor. It's very beautiful and stylish to have out on the counter and makes for a great conversation piece. The process is simple to follow and I...

16 user reviews

#20
alaScore 89

Krups Nespresso XN101140

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...

29 user reviews

#21
alaScore 89

Tassimo My Way Coffee Machine - Black

Brilliant glad I bought it and good value, shame that they didn't do the coconut /almond milk creamers too, in the separate packaging, but still a great coffee machine

15 user reviews

#22
alaScore 89

Morphy Richards 163004

Really cool design and makes a great cup of coffee. Handy programmable function so you can have your coffee waiting for you in the morning. Given the price as well, I'm well happy with it! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

21 user reviews

#23
alaScore 89

Ninja CF060UK

"This is definitely worth the money. It makes the best coffee and is so easy to use. Buy it and you won't regret it..."

20 user reviews

#24
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

#25
alaScore 89

Lavazza A Modo Mio Espria Plus

The Lavazza A Modo Mio Espria coffee maker looks very stylish with its black and grey finish. More importantly it makes an excellent cup of coffee! The Lavazza pods are quite expensive but can be bought on special offer in supermarkets. There are also...

21 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.

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