Best coffee machines
1. SENSEO Original XL Coffee Pod Machine
The Philips Original is a pod coffee maker that is quick and easy to use and can serve up to two cups simultaneously. It is a best coffee machines much appreciated for its simplicity of use. It is also equipped with a 0.75 L tank and supplied with two Sense cups, a pod box, and six months of descaled. It has only three buttons: an on/off button, a function for one cup and another for making two cups. It is also easy to maintain, thanks to its removable drip tray. However, you can manually adjust the length of your coffee, and take advantage of your pods with flavor booster technology. You select in one click the intensity of your coffee and enjoy a smooth coffee thanks to the Cream Plus technology. And all this in less than a minute!
In addition, it is possible to prepare flavored coffee, chocolate or even tea with this model, different pads being available. Other brands like Cafe Lieges are also compatible with Senses machines. Its dimensions and its small weight of around 1.7 kg make it a rather compact model, despite its 0.75 L tank. For those who prefer a large water tank, know that there is a version 1 2L . Unfortunately, it is more difficult to find.
In the end, the Sense Original XL is a very popular machine, which will delight people who want to quickly and simply prepare their coffee in the morning, but who do not wish to invest large sums in a coffee machine. Its ease of use, its large tank, and its affordable price convinced us.
2. Delonghi Pump Espresso Machine
The De’Longhi Dedica Style EC 685 is a compact 1350 W (15 bar) machine equipped with a filter holder and a milk frother. It is an ideal machine for those who do not have a lot of space on their counter but who still wish to be able to benefit from a smooth coffee, ground or pods. It sports a nice compact design, with a weight of 4.2 kg and a width of 15 cm. It comes in four colors, each bringing a different aesthetic touch. It is very practical to install and does not take up much space thanks to its compactness.
According to users, it is a beautiful machine that offers delicious coffee and that is easily configurable. The steam nozzle works particularly well for the preparation of hot milk with froth. With this machine, you can use ESE pods or ground coffee. It is also important to note that you have the option of adjusting the water temperature, the standby time before the machine stops automatically, as well as the water hardness. This machine has a 1 L tank and, with its double drip tray, you can use cups or glasses up to 13 cm.
It is certainly not free from faults: on the one hand, you must remember to hold the machine well when you engage the coffee handle so that it does not turn on itself. On the other hand, some users have reported that the vibrations emitted by the machine forced them to hold their cups so that the coffee does not run out…
Nevertheless, the De’Longhi EC685.M remains a reliable machine, with interesting functions (descaling indicator, electronic temperature control, adjustable and programmable length), with a very attractive design, and which takes up very little space on a counter. A safe bet!
If you are a lover of a wider variety of drinks, know that De’Longhi has also released, in partnership with Nescafé, the Dolce Gusto Eclipse, allowing the preparation of different kinds of hot drinks (chocolate, tea …) and cold drinks ( tea and iced…). Its design is also out of the ordinary.
3. Breville BEC120RED1AUC1 Inissia Espresso coffee maker
The Bosch Tassimo is a machine that benefits from Intellibrew barcode recognition technology: it will automatically implement an adequate dosage for your coffee using the right brewing time, the right temperature and the right amount of water. An energy-saving mode that automatically shuts off the machine after 9 minutes makes your life easier, thanks to its automatic standby mode which starts after each cup has been prepared. A positive point for your electricity bill! Each machine includes a welcome set of 16 espresso capsules with a distinct aroma.
Also in terms of maintenance, everything is automated: the machine notifies you when descaling is necessary, and all you need to do is slide in a T-disc descaling tablet (some of which are provided for purchase), including the machine reads the barcode to start maintenance automatically. Finally, it should also be noted that steam cleaning starts automatically between each cup to avoid any unpleasant taste transfer!
This model also contains a major advantage in the form of an instant heating system. Indeed, this device is ready in no time, and you can prepare your first hot drink almost immediately.
4. Breville-Nespresso machine, Matte Black
The Nespresso Vertuo is an innovative machine that allows its users to experience the Nespresso quality in the form of an elongated coffee. Its Centrifusion aroma extraction technology produces Alto (410 ml), Mug (230 ml), Gran Lungo (150 ml), Double Espresso (80 ml) and Espresso (40 ml) coffees. It also benefits from a large water tank.
This system generates a gentle extraction of coffee through an infusion associated with centrifugal force. This makes it possible to obtain a unique cup, with a generous body and intense aromas, protected by a creamy cream. An optical reading system allows the Nespresso Vertuo to automatically recognize the selected Grand Cru and to optimally adapt the coffee extraction parameters. Each capsule has, in fact, an intelligent extraction system of its own. The flow rate and volume of water, the temperature, the duration of infusion and the speed of rotation of the capsule are optimally adapted. This system greatly simplifies the use of Nespresso Vertuo: one press is enough to prepare your favorite coffee!
The preparation is fully automated, from pre-impregnating the coffee to drying the capsule. The machine allows you to prepare up to four cups of coffee simultaneously thanks to the Vertuo Alto capsule. The water tank is also much larger than most of its competitors (1.2 L). You can use any type of cup thanks to the adjustable cup holder in four positions (or completely removable).
The electrical opening and closing system of the machine head is fully automatic. In the end, here is a machine allowing you to taste the Nespresso quality in almost every conceivable way, without any difficulty, the machine itself reading the barcode of the capsules to adapt to it as best as possible. Easy and exquisite!
5. Delonghi ECAM22110B Super Automatic coffee maker
With an elegant and modern design, this machine will not go unnoticed on a kitchen counter. In addition, it allows you to easily and quickly prepare cappuccinos. Thanks to its special nozzle, it is indeed possible to make milk-based preparations with a smooth foam.
The rotation of the dial allows you to adjust the intensity of your coffee. The Thermoblock heating system guarantees hot coffee from the first cup, and the pre-infusion system makes it possible to moisten the beans before the percolation process, to deploy all the aromas. With this machine, you can brew up to two cups of coffee simultaneously. The intensity and fineness of grind are adjustable, but you can also adjust the amount of coffee and water.
You can also adjust the height of the spout according to the type of container you are using (glass, cup, mug). With the water level visible, you can easily tell when the tank needs to be recharged. For maintenance, be aware that this machine is equipped with an automatic rinsing and descaling program. It also has a water filtration system for impeccable hygiene.
Finally, it should be noted that it has an automatic stop mode and an economy mode, which you can activate or deactivate.
In the end, it is definitely the choice that we recommend to lovers of bean or ground coffee (Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino). With this machine, you can fine-tune the desired grind to get the coffee you want.