Best Coffee Machines On The Market For 2021


A coffee machine will make preparing coffee in the morning much easier, because it can be totally automated. All you will have to do is to press the start button, and you can already have hot coffee ready in a few minutes.

However, some coffee machines go beyond that, and are large enough to serve coffee for a whole army of guests. If you intend on inviting people to visit often, or have a large family, you can invest in a large coffee machine that can fill up to 12 cups in one go.

While some coffee makers are quite simple, others include many motors and compressors, and can make a wide variety of drinks. As a rule, these are expensive, but are totally worth the price, because they allow you to change and control almost every process, allowing you to create a truly customized blend of coffee.

Depending on your purpose, you can buy a simple or complex model, and either have a small, compact machine, or a large complex device, allowing you to prepare drinks for a lot of people.

However, even if you know what to look for, it is not always easy to pick the particular model. So here, in this list of 5 best coffee machines, we have assembled the 5 best coffee machines. All of them are offered at a good price and will serve you a long while.

Coffee Machines
Place#
Product
Editors Rating
Editors Opinion
Has milk frother
#1
Sage The Barista Express Machine
9.9
/
10
Editor's Pick
#2
Cuisinart DCC-1100BK
9.8
/
10
Editor's Pick
#3
De'Longhi Magnifica
9.7
/
10
Best Medium-Sized Model
#4
De'Longhi, Dedica Style
9.5
/
10
Best Small Model
#4
Senseo Original HD6554/68
9.3
/
10
Best Pod Machine
Espresso Machines
Place#
Product
Editors Rating
Editors Opinion
Has milk frother
#1
De'Longhi Nespresso Inissia
9.7
/
10
Best Espresso Machine
#2
Nespresso Essenza Mini
9.5
/
10
Best Small Model
#3
Nespresso Essenza by Krups
9.3
/
10
Smallest Model
Coffee Machines
Sage The Barista Express Machine
#1
Editor's Pick
Editors Rating:
9.9
/
10

This machine is equipped with a conical grinder that grinds beans on demand. This allows them to remain perfectly fresh right until the moment you drink the coffee.

The temperature control is done by a digital computer that makes the ideal water temperature for making espresso.

The milk is sent through a micro-foam wand that allows even better flavor and gives you the ability to do designs on latte.

The grind size dial gives you better control over ground size – it lets you precisely select the size.

The beans are loaded into a cradle that allows you to grind them straight into a cradle – thus you do not need to make contact with your hands. All this preserves the flavor.

With a capacity of 6 liters this machine is one of the biggest.

Pros:

  • You can achieve great flavor with this machine, especially if you use fresh beans every time
  • The device has very many different abilities, and there are thousands of combinations to try
  • Looks very stylish, because it is made of stainless steel and will improve your kitchen’s look

Cons:

  • Complicated to use – has many buttons and settings – not for new, unexperienced users

Cuisinart DCC-1100BK
#2
Editor's Pick
Editors Rating:
9.8
/
10

This is a fully automatic device that can be programmed for up to 24 hours. The machine also shuts off if it is not used for more than 4 hours.

It ships with a large carafe for 12 cups. The carafe has an ergonomic handle and does not drip when poured from.

The machine has settings for 1 to 4 cups and the coffee goes through a gold-plated filter. 

This filter both cuts out the grounds and is also completely inert, so it does not impact the coffee’s flavor.

The water additionally passes through a charcoal filter, so it will not carry any mineral residue.

Overall the machine works very quickly and will supply you with coffee in just 10 minutes.

Pros:

  • The quality of the coffee is no worse than that from the most expensive machines
  • The gold mesh filter really does help – it improves the coffee’s flavor
  • Keeps the coffee warm for up to eight hours and hot for three hours

Cons:

  • The bottom of the coffee maker rusts where the heating element is, because the paint falls off

De'Longhi Magnifica
#3
Best Medium-Sized Model
Editors Rating:
9.7
/
10

The device is equipped with an adjustable grinder, allowing up to 7 different levels of coarseness. The beans must be fresh, and then you will get the best possible flavor.

With the included milk frother you will be able to make cappuccino and latte. A lot of the settings are fully customizable, and you can make virtually any kind of coffee, any strength and cooking type are available.

The ground holder and the tray can safely be washed in a dishwasher. The rest of the coffee maker is cleaned by the automatic descaling program.

Pros:

  • Lasts a very long time – made of durable materials and with good assembly quality
  • The milk frother is especially durable and reviewers report it always works as good as it did at day one
  • The machine has a very nice and barista-like design that improves any kitchen’s looks

Cons:

  • The device requires expensive sachets for descaling

De'Longhi, Dedica Style
#4
Best Small Model
Editors Rating:
9.5
/
10

The small machine can exert up to 15 bar of pressure to make a perfect cup of espresso. 

The model has an efficient milk frother that will help you create any kind of coffee, be it a latte, macchiato or other.

Every step of the coffee-making process is customizable, and you can change a wide variety of parameters.

The width being only 15 cm, this is by far the narrowest machine from this brand. The small size does not keep it from being a very effective machine.

The manual descaling system makes the machine easy to maintain and keep it running almost eternally.

Pros:

  • Very simple and easy to learn about – a great model for beginners
  • Quite affordable, even surprisingly so, considering the level of quality
  • The compact size allows you to fit it in even in a very cramped kitchen

Cons:

  • You have to rinse the porta filter each time after using the machine

Senseo Original HD6554/68
#4
Best Pod Machine
Editors Rating:
9.3
/
10

The device sends water through a filter with 45 tiny holes to extract the most out of the coffee. The process is fully automated, so you can brew coffee just by pressing a button once.

The 30-minute timer turns the machine off automatically if it is not used. The model can be used with the Senseo coffee sachets, of which there is a vast variety.

The device is able to prepare 1-2 cups of coffee in under a minute. Being only 21 centimeters wide this is one of the narrower models that will fit even in a cramped kitchen. 

Holding 0.7 liters it is also pretty small, so it is obviously intended for a small family.

The machine is very simple to use, and all that needs to be done is to press two buttons.

Pros:

  • There is a wide variety of pods from Senseo with various flavors
  • The compact size and very small footprint allow you to put this machine almost anywhere
  • Allows you to receive coffee very quickly – all ready in just one minute

Cons:

  • Made mostly of plastic, instead of metal, so it may feel cheaper than it is

Espresso Machines
De'Longhi Nespresso Inissia
#1
Best Espresso Machine
Editors Rating:
9.7
/
10

This model has an elegant black core with a removable drip tray. The model also has a removable water tank that attaches to the capsule machine.

This device works from capsules, which you have to order from the Nespresso store. The capsules come in a great variety of flavors.

The device preheats for only 25 seconds, after which it is ready to make coffee. Exerting up to 19 bar of pressure this device gets all possible value from each capsule.

The model can be ordered to make different amounts of coffee by turning the knobs on the device’s top.

Pros:

  • Extremely easy to use, especially if compared to traditional coffee machines
  • The device gives you ready coffee in just two minutes
  • The model does not have to be cleaned after use – just throw away the capsule and use another one

Cons:

  • The model is noticeably loud when working – many reviewers noticed that

Nespresso Essenza Mini
#2
Best Small Model
Editors Rating:
9.5
/
10

This is an extremely compact device, holding only 0.6 liters of water. It has a width of only 10 centimeters with a height of 20 and a length of 30. This allows the model to qualify as the most compact model by Nespresso.

The water preheats in 25 seconds. The removable container holds 6 used capsules.

The small model looks at home in any kitchen and ships in four colors – black, white, yellow and red.

The programmable cup size allows you to decide how much water goes into each portion of coffee. The model has a small frother that provides enough foam for a cupful of coffee.

The device arrives with a three-year long warranty. Nespresso is known for quickly answering to complaints and helping replace broken parts.

The device ships with capsules.

Pros:

  • Very compact – this is the most compact machine by Nespresso
  • The material is sturdy ABS plastic, so you can expect this machine to last for a very long while
  • Pretty good price for a small device that can replace a full-sized machine

Cons:

  • Obviously will not fit for a family of more than two

Nespresso Essenza by Krups
#3
Smallest Model
Editors Rating:
9.3
/
10

This device has an incredibly small width of only 8.4 centimeters. It will be easy to place in any kitchen, independent of style, because the small device looks acceptable in any interior. 

It can be purchased in black, grey and white coloring. With a cable length of 80 centimeters this model can be placed anywhere you want on a countertop.

The model has only two programmable options – one for espresso, the other for lungo.

The small device has a very powerful pump, able to exert up to 19 bar, allowing it to get all the value out of capsules.

The device turns off after 9 minutes of non-use. The thermal block heats the water in the course of three minutes, thus reducing the chance for scale formation.

The model ships with a box of 50 Nespresso capsules, all of different flavors, so that you may sample them all.

Pros:

  • Very small and portable, many of the reviewers recommended it for traveling with
  • The machine is very energy-efficient because of its small size and quality build
  • The Nespresso capsules that it uses are available in a vast variety of flavors

Cons:

  • Fairly loud because of the large pump motor. However, it only works for 2 minutes to make coffee

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