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Coffee & Espresso Maker Reviews

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 16:13
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#1
alaScore 100

Sony WF-1000XM4

With its new WF-1000XM4 noise-canceling earbuds, Sony is looking to topple the Apple AirPods Pro, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, and other competitors. Thanks to superb sound and battery life, Sony might have pulled it off.

12 expert reviews

#2
alaScore 99

DeLonghi Primadonna Elite Experience ECAM 650.85.MS

The titanic De'Longhi PrimaDonna Soul is a monster of a bean to cup coffee machine that produces a huge variety of beverages. More importantly, from espresso and caffelatte to doppio and latte macchiato, they are both simple to make – just a single tap...

6 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#3
alaScore 98

Delonghi ECAM 22.110 B

Very good machine great coffee

2 expert reviews | 2663 user reviews

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alaScore 98

Nespresso Vertuo Next

Nespresso Vertuo Next is the Nespresso machine to get if you love espresso, though its inability to do much on the milk front means its appeal is restricted unless you add an external milk frother.

2 expert reviews

#5
alaScore 98

Sage Oracle Touch

Sage The Oracle Touch is like a café-grade espresso maker and milk frother made smaller and (a bit) more affordable, for your kitchen. Its genius is that it performs like a professional machine but uses technology to remove the need for guess-work or...

2 expert reviews

#6
alaScore 97

Lavazza Idola Black

The Idola is compact, easy to use, and makes good coffee. The ability to pour longer drinks and boost the temperature for a super hot coffee are welcome additions, too. But what really sets it part from rival brands is the quality of the pods:...

2 expert reviews

#7
alaScore 97

Jura E8 Series

Jura E8 is a good looking bean to cup machine that is reasonably compact, extremely easy to use and maintain and – most importantly – also happens to make great coffee, in the form of both espresso and milk-based beverages

2 expert reviews | 183 user reviews

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alaScore 97

DeLonghi EC685 Dedica

If you are looking for a convenient, reliable way to make espresso at home, then this is what you want. If flavor is more important to you than convenient caffeine, splurging for a slightly more expensive model is probably your best bet. If you want...

5 expert reviews | 496 user reviews

#9
alaScore 97

WMF LONO Glas coffee machine

High watts means no burn out of the motor. Arrived very quickly after placing the order.

1 expert reviews | 116 user reviews

#10
alaScore 97

V-Moda M-200 ANC

V-Moda's M-200 ANC headphones deliver audio performance and active noise cancellation that range from decent to quite good, but they never prove themselves worthy of their $500 price.

2 expert reviews

#11
alaScore 96

Smeg ECF01

Smeg coffee machine review: A gorgeous espresso machine that's super-quick and packed to the drip tray with clever features.

4 expert reviews | 30 user reviews

#12
alaScore 96

Philips HD7546

Excellent basic filter machine no gimmicks. Fill it with water and coffee switch it on and it;s done in no time. If you warm the steel thermos jug the coffee stay really hot.Easy to clean as uses paper filters and the holder lifts out for cleaning....

3 expert reviews | 676 user reviews

#13
alaScore 96

Russell Hobbs 20680 Buckingham

Wake up to freshly brewed filter-coffee thanks to the Russell Hobbs Buckingham

1 expert reviews | 54 user reviews

#14
alaScore 96

Melitta Caffeo CI

The Melitta Caffeo CI Bean to Cup Coffee Machine is an automatic bean to cup with customisable settings that gives you the best of both worlds and cafe-worthy creations every time. All in, the Melitta Caffeo CI certainly has fewer bells and whistles...

5 expert reviews | 299 user reviews

#15
alaScore 96

Ninja's super versatile coffee maker tackles all your cafe needs

If you love lattes and solid drip, the Ninja Cold Brewed System is worth the price.

2 expert reviews

#16
alaScore 95

Rancilio Silvia

The Rancilio Silvia is a great machine for a very specific user: one who already has experience pulling espresso shots and wants to me able to experiment with their technique at home. If you're a newcomer to espresso that wants the great taste of a...

6 expert reviews | 388 user reviews

#17
alaScore 95

Technivorm Moccamaster KBG 741

The is a good coffee maker with unique styling, but it doesn't really live up to its very high price tag.

5 expert reviews | 363 user reviews

#18
alaScore 94

Miele CM 7500

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

2 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

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alaScore 94

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

#20
alaScore 94

Nespresso CitiZ

Nespresso has always been about great and innovative coffee machines, and its latest product line, the single-cup serving Citiz, is a perfect creative example of that company’s mission. The Nespresso Citiz was presented at the Maison & Objet expo in...

4 expert reviews | 129 user reviews

#21
alaScore 94

Gaggia Classic 14101

The makes decent espresso, but that's about all the good things we can say. Other than that it is messy, difficult to use, and doesn't steam milk very well, nor does it have a built-in grinder. It is far from the best choice in this price range.

8 expert reviews | 779 user reviews

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alaScore 93

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

#23
alaScore 93

Gaggia Naviglio

A simple and wonderfully convenient bean-to-cup coffee machine for those who don’t want the effort involved with a traditional, manual model.

3 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#24
alaScore 93

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

#25
alaScore 92

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 | 145 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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