The best coffee machines to buy – tried, tested and reviewed

May 24, 2024

Warning: Attempt to read property "ID" on bool in /home/smartfood/public_html/wp-content/themes/fox/inc/functions56.php on line 610

Warning: Attempt to read property "user_nicename" on bool in /home/smartfood/public_html/wp-content/themes/fox/inc/functions56.php on line 613

Warning: Attempt to read property "display_name" on bool in /home/smartfood/public_html/wp-content/themes/fox/inc/functions56.php on line 619
by

<img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Best-coffee-machines-64bbf52.jpg?quality=90&resize=620,413" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Best-coffee-machines-64bbf52.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=960,639 960w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Best-coffee-machines-64bbf52.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=720,479 720w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Best-coffee-machines-64bbf52.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=576,383 576w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Best-coffee-machines-64bbf52.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=360,239 360w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Best-coffee-machines-64bbf52.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=180,119 180w, " sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-861033 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail" alt="Best coffee machines" title="Best coffee machines" /> <p>The best coffee machine allows you to easily brew barista-style drinks from the comfort of your own kitchen – a tempting prospect in the age when the average takeaway latte costs <a href="https://www.worldcoffeeportal.com/Latest/News/2023/January-%281%29/UK-branded-coffee-shop-market-defies-difficult-tra" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">£3.25 per cup</a> (up 11.3 per cent from 2022).</p>
<p>Coffee has also since become a <a href="https://www.itv.com/news/2023-08-21/coffee-beats-tea-as-britains-favourite-beverage-research-suggests" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">more popular beverage than tea</a> in the UK, and The British Coffee Association estimates that two billion cups of the stuff are drunk around the world every day – <a href="https://britishcoffeeassociation.org/coffee-consumption/" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noreferrer">98 million</a> of which are by Brits.</p>
<p>Our expert reviewers at Good Food are qualified baristas and have been reviewing coffee machines for over five years, so we know which models are worth spending your money on. So, whether you’re considering buying your first coffee machine or looking to upgrade, our guide has everything you need: from impartial advice to the latest tried-and-tested product recommendations.</p>
<p>We’ve chosen three from each category to give you a taste of our favourite picks, but for more recommendations, visit our guides to the <a href="/review/best-espresso-machines">best espresso machines</a>, <a href="/review/best-coffee-pod-machines">best coffee pod machines</a>, <a href="/review/best-bean-cup-coffee-machines">best bean-to-cup coffee machines</a> and <a href="/review/best-filter-coffee-machines" target="_blank" rel="noopener">best filter coffee machines</a>. For more on coffee, we’ve reviewed <a href="/review/best-coffee-grinders">coffee grinders</a>, <a href="/review/best-iced-coffee-makers" target="_blank" rel="noopener">iced coffee makers</a>, and <a href="/review/reusable-coffee-cups-test">reusable coffee cups</a>, too.</p>
<h2><a id="BESTCOFFEEMACHINESATAGLANCE"></a>Best coffee machines and coffee makers at a glance</h2>
<p><strong>Espresso machines </strong></p>
<ul>
<li><strong>Best coffee machine with milk frother:</strong> Smeg EGF03, <a href="https://shop.smeguk.com/EGF03RDUK" target="_blank" rel="sponsored noopener noreferrer">£849.95</a></li>
<li><strong>Best automatic coffee machine: </strong>Breville One-Touch Coffee House II, <a href="https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?id=489797&amp;clickref=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;awinmid=1599&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.currys.co.uk%2Fproducts%2Fbreville-onetouch-coffeehouse-ii-vcf146-coffee-machine-grey-10226012.html" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">£169.99</a></li>
<li><strong>Best manual coffee machine: </strong>Dualit Espresso Coffee Machine, <a href="https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?id=489797&amp;clickref=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;awinmid=1528&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.robertdyas.co.uk%2Fdualit-da4470-espresso-coffee-machine-45-black" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">£129.99</a></li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Bean-to-cup coffee machines</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><strong>Best bean-to-cup coffee machine:</strong> Sage Barista Touch Impress, <a href="https://breville.oie8.net/c/1236178/501677/8631?subId1=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sageappliances.com%2Fuk%2Fen%2Fproducts%2Fespresso%2Fbes881.html" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">£1,199.95</a></li>
<li><strong>Best coffee machine under £500: </strong>De’Longhi Magnifica S Smart, <a href="https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?id=489797&amp;clickref=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;awinmid=25781&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.delonghi.com%2Fen-gb%2Fecam250-33-tb-magnifica-s-smart-automatic-coffee-maker%2Fp%2FECAM250.33.TB" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">£319.99</a></li>
<li><strong>Best coffee machine under £1,000: </strong>Smeg BCC02, <a href="https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?id=489797&amp;clickref=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;awinmid=1599&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.currys.co.uk%2Fproducts%2Fsmeg-bcc02rdmuk-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-matte-red-10236166.html" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">£629</a></li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Coffee pod machines</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><b>Best coffee pod machine: </b>Nespresso Vertuo Pop, <a href="https://www.nespresso.com/uk/en/order/machines/vertuo/vertuo-pop-liquoriceblack-nespresso-coffee-machine" target="_blank" rel="sponsored noopener noreferrer">£59</a></li>
<li><strong>Best value coffee machine: </strong>Opal One coffee pod machine, <a href="https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?id=489797&amp;clickref=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;awinmid=30287&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.origincoffee.co.uk%2Fproducts%2Fopal-one-pod-machine-black" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">£125</a></li>
<li><strong>Best compact coffee machine: </strong>Lavazza Jolie, <a href="https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?id=489797&amp;clickref=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;awinmid=12642&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lavazza.co.uk%2Fen%2Fcoffee-machines%2Fa-modo-mio-jolie" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">£95</a></li>
</ul>
<div class="image-handler__container image-handler__container–full" style="padding-bottom: calc(100% * (1080 / 1920));">
<picture>
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<img class="wp-image-851599 align size-landscape_thumbnail image-handler__image image-handler__image–full no-wrap js-lazyload" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" data-src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/11/BBC-Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-290e4ce.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349" width="620" height="413" alt="BBC Good Food coffee machine testing" title="BBC Good Food coffee machine testing">
</source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></picture>
</div>
<p><strong>Jump to section:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><a href="#BESTCOFFEEMACHINESTOBUY">Best coffee machines to buy in 2024</a></li>
<li><a href="#BEANTOCUP">Best bean-to-cup machines to buy in 2024</a></li>
<li><a href="#COFFEEPOD">Best coffee pod machines to buy in 2024</a></li>
<li><a href="#WHATTOLOOKFORINACOFFEEMACHINE">What to look for in a coffee machine</a></li>
<li><a href="#HOWMUCH">How much do coffee machines cost?</a></li>
<li><a href="#HOWTOCHOOSETHEBESTCOFFEEMACHINE">How to choose the best coffee machine</a></li>
<li><a href="#HOWTOCLEAN">How to clean a coffee machine</a></li>
<li><a href="#WHATCOFFEETOUSE">What coffee should I use in my coffee machine?</a></li>
<li><a href="#HOWWETESTEDCOFFEEMACHINES">How we tested coffee machines</a></li>
</ul>
<h2><a id="BESTCOFFEEMACHINESTOBUY"></a>Best coffee machines to buy in 2024</h2>
<h3>Smeg EGF03 espresso machine</h3>
<p>[squirrel-affiliate-embed widget_type=”text_link” squirrel_id=”468132″ fallback_link_text=”Latest Deals” /]</p>
<div class="image-handler__container image-handler__container–full" style="padding-bottom: calc(100% * (1080 / 1920));">
<picture>
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<img class="wp-image-838965 align size-landscape_thumbnail image-handler__image image-handler__image–full no-wrap js-lazyload" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" data-src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/SMEG-EGF03-espresso-machine-1667a50.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349" width="620" height="413" alt="SMEG EGF03 espresso machine" title="SMEG EGF03 espresso machine">
</source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></picture>
</div>
<p><strong>Best coffee machine with milk frother</strong></p>
<p><strong>Pros:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Attractive</li>
<li>High-quality accessories</li>
<li>User-friendly features</li>
<li>Integrated grinder</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Cons:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Expensive</li>
<li>Large footprint</li>
<li>No adjustable height tray</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Star rating: 4.5/5</strong></p>
<p><strong>Wattage: </strong>1650W</p>
<p>Smeg is well known for producing sophisticated gadgets with a 1950s aesthetic, and this newest espresso machine is no different. It feels like an upgrade from the <a href="/review/smeg-ecf01-espresso-machine" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ECF01</a> as it comes with an integrated bean grinder with automatic dosing, so you can enjoy fresh coffee in every cup you make.</p>
<p>Other accessories include a stainless steel milk jug and 58mm portafilter, which has cushioning underneath to aid with tamping. We found the steaming wand offered excellent manoeuvrability and produced creamy whipped froth for our cappuccinos. Our espresso, too, was rich and topped with glossy, caramel-coloured crema.</p>
<p>The expensive price tag of the ECF03 may put you off, but what you do get in return is a robust, attractive machine that produces truly great coffee and feels built to last.</p>
<p>Cost to pull one double espresso each day for one month: 3.9p</p>
<p>[squirrel-affiliate-embed widget_type=”price_comparison” squirrel_id=”468132″ fallback_link_text=”Latest Deals” /]</p>
<h3>Breville One-Touch Coffee House II</h3>
<p>[squirrel-affiliate-embed widget_type=”text_link” squirrel_id=”468133″ fallback_link_text=”Latest Deals” /]</p>
<div class="image-handler__container image-handler__container–full" style="padding-bottom: calc(100% * (1080 / 1920));">
<picture>
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<img class="wp-image-825146 align size-landscape_thumbnail image-handler__image image-handler__image–full no-wrap js-lazyload" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" data-src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Breville-One-Touch-Coffee-House-II-review-d2110db.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349" width="620" height="413" alt="Breville One-Touch Coffee House II review" title="Breville One-Touch Coffee House II review">
</source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></picture>
</div>
<p><strong>Best automatic coffee machine</strong></p>
<p><strong>Pros:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Compatible with ESE pods</li>
<li>Slimline design</li>
<li>Versatile</li>
<li>Portafilter baskets release easily</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Cons:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Noisy when in use</li>
<li>No americano preset</li>
<li>Vague guidance on how much coffee to use</li>
<li>Portafilter needs twisting firmly to lock in</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Star rating: 4.5/5</strong></p>
<p><strong>Wattage: </strong>1470W</p>
<p>This sleek, compact Breville gadget is ideal if you want some automation but still enjoy the process of tamping and brewing your coffee manually. Both grounds and ESE pods can be used, and on the control panel there are options for single and double espresso, plus cappuccino and latte.</p>
<p>The milk steamer can be customised using a textured metal dial on the front and produced velvety microfoam during testing. We also thought the quality of the espresso was very good, and the crema was rich and glossy.</p>
<p>Versus other models on the market, this machine is more expensive than most and only comes with a one-year warranty. But it’s user-friendly design and attractive build will be a big win for many, and its ESE pod-compatibility means you can keep mess to a minimum too.</p>
<p>[squirrel-affiliate-embed widget_type=”price_comparison” squirrel_id=”468133″ fallback_link_text=”Latest Deals” /]</p>
<h3>Dualit espresso coffee machine</h3>
<ul>
<li><strong>Available </strong>from <a href="https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?id=489797&amp;clickref=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;awinmid=32187&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hartsofstur.com%2Fdualit-espresso-coffee-machine-84470.html" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Harts of Stur (£117)</a>, <a href="https://www.ryman.co.uk/dualit-da4470-espresso-coffee-machine-45-black-1" target="_blank" rel="sponsored noopener noreferrer">Ryman (£122.99)</a>, <a href="https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?id=489797&amp;clickref=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;awinmid=1599&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.currys.co.uk%2Fproducts%2Fdualit-84470-coffee-machine-black-10243861.html" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Currys (£129)</a>, <a href="https://john-lewis-and-partners.pxf.io/c/1236178/871855/12148?subId1=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.johnlewis.com%2Fdualit-84470-espresso-coffee-machine-black%2Fp111083158" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">John Lewis &amp; Partners (£129.99)</a>, <a href="https://www.fenwick.co.uk/home-and-tech/electricals/kitchen-electricals/coffee-machines/espresso-coffee-machine/2530023374195.html" target="_blank" rel="sponsored noopener noreferrer">Fenwick (£130)</a></li>
</ul>
<div class="image-handler__container image-handler__container–full" style="padding-bottom: calc(100% * (1080 / 1920));">
<picture>
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<img class="wp-image-824142 align size-landscape_thumbnail image-handler__image image-handler__image–full no-wrap js-lazyload" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" data-src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/Dualit-Espresso-Coffee-Machine-87564b2.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349" width="620" height="413" alt="Dualit Espresso coffee machine" title="Dualit Espresso Coffee Machine">
</source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></picture>
</div>
<p><strong>Best manual coffee machine</strong></p>
<p><strong>Pros:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Simple, intuitive controls</li>
<li>Small footprint</li>
<li>Adjustable speeds for steam wand</li>
<li>ESE pods or grounds can be used</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Cons:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Steam wand can be tricky to manoeuvre</li>
<li>Manual stop for espresso</li>
<li>Portafilter can be drippy</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Star rating: 4.5/5</strong></p>
<p>Fuss-free and quietly dependable, this Dualit espresso machine makes a sleek and stylish addition to the worktop. Inserting grounds via the scoop and into the portafilter is an easy process, and its intuitive controls meant we could get going almost straight away.</p>
<p>Our espresso was hot and smooth, and though we felt it lacked some depth in flavour, it had the silky, hazelnut-coloured crema we were looking for. Steaming milk for cappuccinos was also mixed: the wand was quite stiff so getting the angle right for frothing was awkward, though we liked being able to adjust the speed – as you get with most professional machines.</p>
<p>Filling the water tank up is also a simple task – there’s a hole at the top of the machine that you can pour water into without having to remove anything, and there’s a water level indicator that’s visible from the front.</p>
<p>[squirrel-affiliate-embed widget_type=”price_comparison” squirrel_id=”457369″ fallback_link_text=”Latest Deals” original_product_name=”Dualit espresso coffee machine” /]</p>
<p><strong>Read our full guide to the best <a href="/review/best-espresso-machines" target="_blank" rel="noopener">espresso machines</a> to find more star buys.</strong></p>
<h2><a id="BEANTOCUP"></a>Best bean-to-cup coffee machines to buy in 2024</h2>
<p>Packed with power, these sophisticated gadgets take every part of the coffee making process off your hands, grinding, dosing, tamping and brewing coffee at the touch of a button.</p>
<h3>Sage Barista Touch Impress</h3>
<ul>
<li><strong>Available </strong>from <a href="https://breville.oie8.net/c/1236178/501677/8631?subId1=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sageappliances.com%2Fuk%2Fen%2Fproducts%2Fespresso%2Fbes881.html" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Sage (£1,199.95)</a>, <a href="https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?id=489797&amp;clickref=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;awinmid=3133&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hughes.co.uk%2Fproduct%2Fsmall-appliances%2Fcoffee%2Fcoffee-machines%2Fsage%2Fses881bss4guk1" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Hughes (£1,198)</a>, <a href="https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?id=489797&amp;clickref=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;awinmid=32187&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hartsofstur.com%2Fsage-the-barista-touch-impress.html" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Harts of Stur (£1,198.95)</a>, <a href="https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?id=489797&amp;clickref=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;awinmid=1599&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.currys.co.uk%2Fproducts%2Fsage-the-barista-touch-impress-ses881-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-stainless-steel-10254500.html" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Currys (£1,199)</a></li>
</ul>
<div class="image-handler__container image-handler__container–full" style="padding-bottom: calc(100% * (1080 / 1920));">
<picture>
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<img class="wp-image-838429 align size-landscape_thumbnail image-handler__image image-handler__image–full no-wrap js-lazyload" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" data-src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/09/Sage-Barista-Touch-Impress-0ee9273.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349" width="620" height="413" alt="Sage Barista Touch Impress review" title="Sage Barista Touch Impress review">
</source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></picture>
</div>
<p><strong>Best bean-to-cup coffee machine</strong></p>
<p><strong>Pros:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Intuitive touchscreen</li>
<li>Digital step-by-step guidance</li>
<li>Adjustable presets</li>
<li>Customisable froth settings for almond, soy and oat milk</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Cons:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Grind is noisy and slow</li>
<li>Takes a while to dial in</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Star rating: 5/5</strong></p>
<p><strong>Wattage: </strong>1430-1700 W</p>
<p>This newest bean-to-cup model from Sage strikes the perfect balance between convenience and customisation, without compromising on the quality of the coffee. There are eight drink options to choose from, plus options to tweak the froth level and type of milk you’re using, be it dairy, almond, soy or oat. The machine is also built with assisted tamping, and auto-corrects each dose for the next time you use it.</p>
<p>We liked the step-by-step guidance on screen, which advised on grind size and whether extraction was too fast or slow – though bear in mind that dialling it in can be a lengthy process. Once we hit the sweet spot, though, the espresso we produced was excellent: hot, rich and topped with glossy crema.</p>
<p>Cost to pull one double espresso each day for one week: 1.1p</p>
<p>[squirrel-affiliate-embed widget_type=”price_comparison” squirrel_id=”457383″ fallback_link_text=”Latest Deals” original_product_name=”Sage Barista Touch Impress” /]</p>
<p><em>Got your eye on a Sage coffee machine? Our friends at olive magazine have tried and tested the full range to help you find the <a href="https://www.olivemagazine.com/reviews/best-sage-coffee-machine/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">best Sage coffee machine</a>.</em></p>
<h3>De’Longhi Magnifica S Smart Automatic bean-to-cup coffee machine</h3>
<p>[squirrel-affiliate-embed widget_type=”text_link” squirrel_id=”468135″ fallback_link_text=”Latest Deals” /]</p>
<div class="image-handler__container image-handler__container–full" style="padding-bottom: calc(100% * (1080 / 1920));">
<picture>
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<img class="wp-image-823570 align size-landscape_thumbnail image-handler__image image-handler__image–full no-wrap js-lazyload" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" data-src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/06/DeLonghi-Magnifica-S-Smart-Automatic-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-156a925.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349" width="620" height="413" alt="De’Longhi Magnifica S Smart Automatic bean-to-cup coffee machine" title="De’Longhi Magnifica S Smart Automatic bean-to-cup coffee machine">
</source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></picture>
</div>
<p><strong>Best coffee machine under £500</strong></p>
<p><strong>Pros:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Quality espresso</li>
<li>Attractive</li>
<li>More affordable than similar models</li>
<li>Water tank pulls out from the front</li>
<li>Intuitive control panel</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Cons</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Less versatile than other machines</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Star rating: 5/5</strong></p>
<p><strong>Wattage: </strong>1450W</p>
<p>Where many espresso machines come with extra features and customisable settings, this De’Longhi model brings it back to basics. The focus is purely on the coffee, and it really delivers in terms of quality: our espresso is hot and smooth, with a rich flavour and silky smooth crema.</p>
<p>Its built-in grinder is noisy but efficient, and there are other user-friendly elements we liked such as the adjustable spout and intuitive interface. The water tank also pulls out from the front, so there’s no need to pull the whole machine out each time you fill it up.</p>
<p>[squirrel-affiliate-embed widget_type=”price_comparison” squirrel_id=”468135″ fallback_link_text=”Latest Deals” /]</p>
<h3>Smeg BCC02 bean-to-cup coffee machine</h3>
<p>[squirrel-affiliate-embed widget_type=”text_link” squirrel_id=”459918″ fallback_link_text=”Latest Deals” original_product_name=”Smeg BCC02 bean-to-cup coffee machine” /]</p>
<div class="image-handler__container image-handler__container–full" style="padding-bottom: calc(100% * (1080 / 1920));">
<picture>
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<img class="wp-image-861003 align size-landscape_thumbnail image-handler__image image-handler__image–full no-wrap js-lazyload" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" data-src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Smeg-BCC02-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-ab6ee06.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349" width="620" height="413" alt="Smeg BCC02 bean-to-cup coffee machine" title="Smeg BCC02 bean-to-cup coffee machine">
</source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></picture>
</div>
<p><strong>Best coffee machine under £1,000</strong></p>
<p><strong>Pros:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Small countertop footprint</li>
<li>Adjustable milk steam wand</li>
<li>Simple and intuitive to use</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Cons:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Steams milk separately using its wand</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Star rating: 5/5</strong></p>
<p><strong>Wattage: </strong>1470W</p>
<p>We would go as far as saying that Smeg’s first ever bean-to-cup coffee machine has completely changed the game with its compact footprint and lightweight body. The size makes it suitable for any kitchen without compromising on sophistication or the variety of drinks.</p>
<p>Through its four-button interface, the machine offers eight functions across two menus; ristretto, espresso, coffee, hot water, light ristretto, light espresso, long coffee and a milk steam function with its adjustable wand. Above this are five alert icons. Of course, it also carries the brand’s iconic 1950s style with brush aluminium and matte coloured outer. Both simple and sophisticated, this is deservedly a Star Buy.</p>
<p>[squirrel-affiliate-embed widget_type=”price_comparison” squirrel_id=”459918″ fallback_link_text=”Latest Deals” original_product_name=”Smeg BCC02 bean-to-cup coffee machine” /]</p>
<h2><a id="COFFEEPOD"></a>Best coffee pod machines to buy in 2024</h2>
<p><strong>A note on pod machines and the environment: </strong>If you like pod machines but are concerned about the environmental impact of using disposable capsules, it’s worth noting that Nespresso operates a <a href="https://www.nespresso.ccycling" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">recycling service</a>, and there’s also now a great range of eco caps, biodegradable and compostable options.</p>
<h3>Nespresso Vertuo Pop coffee pod machine</h3>
<p>[squirrel-affiliate-embed widget_type=”text_link” squirrel_id=”459863″ fallback_link_text=”Latest Deals” original_product_name=”Nespresso Vertuo Pop coffee pod machine” /]</p>
<div class="image-handler__container image-handler__container–full" style="padding-bottom: calc(100% * (1080 / 1920));">
<picture>
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<img class="wp-image-827620 align size-landscape_thumbnail image-handler__image image-handler__image–full no-wrap js-lazyload" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" data-src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Nespresso-Vertuo-Pop-coffee-pod-machine-bac4e19.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349" width="620" height="413" alt="Nespresso Vertuo Pop coffee pod machine" title="Nespresso Vertuo Pop coffee pod machine">
</source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></picture>
</div>
<p><b>Best coffee pod machine</b></p>
<p><strong>Pros:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Simple to use</li>
<li>Quality espresso with thick crema</li>
<li>Attractive</li>
<li>Small footprint</li>
<li>Easy to unload and clean</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Cons:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Manual is very large</li>
<li>A little noisy</li>
<li>Can only use Nespresso Vertuo pods</li>
<li>Stiff when lowering the lid</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Star rating: 4.5/5 </strong></p>
<p>For those working with a smaller budget, this more affordable edition within Nespresso’s Vertuo range is a stylish addition to any countertop. Available in six colours, it has an attractive body with rounded edges and an easy to use push-button interface, but what stands out to us most is the quality of the espresso. The coffee we brewed in the Vertuo Pop was rich and dark, with a thick, silky crema and light touch of acidity.</p>
<p>Setting it up was a bit more of a faff – the manual is large and features all the models within the Vertuo range, which means a chunk of the information included isn’t relevant to this machine. It’s also a tad noisy during use, and the lid has to be pressed down firmly when inserting the capsule, which isn’t especially user-friendly. For the quality of the coffee it produces, though, it offers excellent value versus other Vertuo models.</p>
<p>[squirrel-affiliate-embed widget_type=”price_comparison” squirrel_id=”459863″ fallback_link_text=”Latest Deals” original_product_name=”Nespresso Vertuo Pop coffee pod machine” /]</p>
<h3>Opal One coffee pod machine</h3>
<ul>
<li><strong>Available </strong>from <a href="https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?id=489797&amp;clickref=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;awinmid=30287&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.origincoffee.co.uk%2Fproducts%2Fopal-one-pod-machine-black" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Origin Coffee (£125)</a>, <a href="https://rountoncoffee.co.uk/products/opal-one-pod-machine" target="_blank" rel="sponsored noopener noreferrer">Rounton Coffee (£125)</a>, <a href="https://kissthehippo.com/products/opal-one-capsule-machine?variant=40488795209771" target="_blank" rel="sponsored noopener noreferrer">Kiss the Hippo (£125)</a>, <a href="https://www.pactcoffee.com/coffee-machines/opal-pod-machine-and-pods" target="_blank" rel="sponsored noopener noreferrer">Pact Coffee (£135)</a></li>
</ul>
<div class="image-handler__container image-handler__container–full" style="padding-bottom: calc(100% * (1080 / 1920));">
<picture>
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<img class="wp-image-827618 align size-landscape_thumbnail image-handler__image image-handler__image–full no-wrap js-lazyload" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" data-src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2023/07/Opal-One-Coffee-Pod-machine-d506ae1.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349" width="620" height="413" alt="Opal One coffee pod machine review" title="Opal One Coffee Pod machine">
</source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></picture>
</div>
<p><b>Best value coffee machine</b></p>
<p><strong>Pros:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Produces rich, dark espresso</li>
<li>Adjustable brew temperature</li>
<li>Quick to heat up</li>
<li>Simple to clean</li>
<li>User-friendly design</li>
<li>Sleek, slimline build</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Cons:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Drips a lot after brewing</li>
<li>Parts of the manual are unclear and poorly written</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Star rating: 4.5/5</strong></p>
<p>If you care about the quality of your espresso but still want the convenience of using a pod machine, the Opal One is designed to brew speciality coffee. It’s a modern-looking, sleek piece of kit with three espresso options – short, normal and lungo – and adjustable temperatures, so you can brew your coffee exactly as you like it.</p>
<p>The handle around the water tank lid makes it easy to carry to and from the sink, reducing the risk of spillages. Set-up was relatively easy, though some of the written instructions in the manual were hard to follow.</p>
<p>We began by using standard Nespresso-compatible pods, and the espresso was good – hot and rich in flavour, with a thin but glossy crema. As the makers of this machine advise using speciality pods, we then tried and noticed the crema was much thicker, and the coffee had a pleasant touch of acidity.</p>
<p>[squirrel-affiliate-embed widget_type=”price_comparison” squirrel_id=”646952″ /]</p>
<h3>Lavazza Jolie coffee pod machine</h3>
<ul>
<li><strong>Available </strong>from <a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lavazza-Jolie-Espresso-Coffee-Machine/dp/B086WY959G?tag=bbc00-21&amp;ascsubtag=bbcgoodfood-0" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Amazon (£64.99)</a>, <a href="https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?id=489797&amp;clickref=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;awinmid=1599&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.currys.co.uk%2Fproducts%2Flavazza-a-modo-mio-jolie-coffee-machine-black-10222719.html" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Currys (£64.99)</a>, <a href="https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?id=489797&amp;clickref=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;awinmid=1751&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lakeland.co.uk%2F31628%2Flavazza-jolie-coffee-machine-red-18000072" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Lakeland (£94.99)</a>, <a href="https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?id=489797&amp;clickref=bbcgoodfood-0&amp;awinmid=12642&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lavazza.co.uk%2Fen%2Fcoffee-machines%2Fa-modo-mio-jolie" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Lavazza (£95)</a>,</li>
</ul>
<div class="image-handler__container image-handler__container–full" style="padding-bottom: calc(100% * (1080 / 1920));">
<picture>
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<img class="wp-image-861024 align size-landscape_thumbnail image-handler__image image-handler__image–full no-wrap js-lazyload" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" data-src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/01/Lavazza-Jolie-coffee-pod-machine-1b51f15.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349" width="620" height="413" alt="Lavazza Jolie coffee pod machine" title="Lavazza Jolie coffee pod machine">
</source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></picture>
</div>
<p><strong>Best budget coffee machine</strong></p>
<p><strong>Pros:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Small footprint on the countertop</li>
<li>Sleek but statement design</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Cons:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Manual stop for single espresso</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Star rating: 5/5</strong></p>
<p>The Lavazza Jolie does the basics really, really well. Its rounded statement handle lifts and lowers to lock the capsules into place. At just 33cm deep and 12cm wide, it’s countertop footprint is one of the smallest of all the coffee machines tested, yet brews single espresso with 10 bars of pressure to produce rich, flavourful coffee. If a longer short or lungo shots is your favourite, this is the perfect machine.</p>
<p>[squirrel-affiliate-embed widget_type=”price_comparison” squirrel_id=”457384″ fallback_link_text=”Latest Deals” original_product_name=”Lavazza Jolie coffee pod machine” /]</p>
<p><strong>Read our full guide to the </strong><a href="/review/best-coffee-pod-machines"><strong>best coffee pod machines</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p>
<div class="image-handler__container image-handler__container–full" style="padding-bottom: calc(100% * (350 / 700));">
<picture>
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/close-up-of-flat-white-761872f.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C150, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/close-up-of-flat-white-761872f.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C300 2x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/close-up-of-flat-white-761872f.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C150, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/close-up-of-flat-white-761872f.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C300 2x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/close-up-of-flat-white-761872f.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C178" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/close-up-of-flat-white-761872f.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C178" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/close-up-of-flat-white-761872f.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C203" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/close-up-of-flat-white-761872f.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C203" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/close-up-of-flat-white-761872f.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C277" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/close-up-of-flat-white-761872f.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C277" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/close-up-of-flat-white-761872f.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C310" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/close-up-of-flat-white-761872f.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C310" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/close-up-of-flat-white-761872f.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C204" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/close-up-of-flat-white-761872f.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C204" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/close-up-of-flat-white-761872f.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C278" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/close-up-of-flat-white-761872f.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C278" type="image/jpeg">
<img class="wp-image-453710 align size-full image-handler__image image-handler__image–full no-wrap js-lazyload" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" data-src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/close-up-of-flat-white-761872f.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C310" width="700" height="350" alt="close-up-of-flat-white-761872f" title="close-up-of-flat-white-761872f">
</source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></picture>
</div>
<h2><a id="WHATTOLOOKFORINACOFFEEMACHINE"></a>What to look for in a coffee machine</h2>
<p>Depending on your budget and desired amount of control over the coffee-making process, look out for these features.</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>Milk steam wand:</strong> perfect for lovers of milky coffees, steam wands give you control over the quantity, temperature and froth level of your milk and are common features on espresso machines and bean-to-cup coffee machines.</li>
<li><strong>Multiple filter baskets: </strong>if you’re after an espresso machine that can make double shots as well as single, choose a machine that offers two or more filter baskets for loading into the portafilter.</li>
<li><strong>Coffee grind adjustability: </strong>different coffees are best with different grind levels. For example, espresso needs finely ground coffee, whereas filter coffee works well with a coarser grind. So if your machine is grinding the beans prior to brewing them, adjustability means better brews.</li>
<li><strong>Double cup functionality: </strong>some machines will comfortably make two cups of coffee at a time, which is a convenient function if you like drinking your cups with company. Coffee pod machines do not do this.</li>
<li><strong>Adjustable drip tray or espresso outlet:</strong> a silky layer of hazelnut foam called crema is one characteristic that defines espresso, so you don’t want the coffee to splash out! These will also mean the machine can accommodate your favourite mug, whatever the size.</li>
<li><strong>Cleaning functions: </strong>just like kettles, coffee machines are susceptible to the build up of limescale, but you also have lingering coffee oils to contend with and milk, if your machine has a frother. Modern machines should have self-cleaning functions to help you keep on top of this.</li>
</ul>
<h2><a id="HOWMUCH"></a>How much do coffee machines cost?</h2>
<p>Again, this depends on the type of coffee you’re looking to make and desired level of control over the process. A basic coffee pod machine can be picked up for upwards of £40, although buying coffee pods can work out to be a more expensive in the long run.</p>
<p>Espresso machines that use ground coffee start at just under £100 but the ceiling for these depends on the brand and can be pushed upwards of £2000. Most on the market are pump-powered and generate bar-pressure to drive hot water through the compressed grounds. For a good automatic machine with presets, you can expect to pay between £100 and £400.</p>
<p>The most expensive home coffee machines on the market tend to be bean-to-cup. These are also the largest out there in terms of footprint and start at around £300.</p>
<h2><a id="HOWTOCHOOSETHEBESTCOFFEEMACHINE"></a>How to choose the best coffee machine for home</h2>
<h3>Which coffee machine should I buy?</h3>
<h3><strong>Coffee pod machines</strong></h3>
<ul>
<li><strong>Pros:</strong> quick, convenient, less pricey than more sophisticated coffee machines and relatively mess-free, you’re guaranteed to have fresh coffee every day (beans and ground coffee quickly go stale once a bag is exposed to open air).</li>
<li><strong>Cons:</strong> the pods aren’t always recyclable, can work out as more expensive over time, you’re limited to coffee from certain brands and can only make on cup at a time.</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>See our review of the <a href="/review/best-coffee-pod-machines">best coffee pod machines</a>.</strong></p>
<h3><strong>Espresso machines</strong></h3>
<ul>
<li><strong>Pros:</strong> this is a choice for the serious coffee devotee with a larger kitchens. They employ the same tamp-and-pack method that you see in cafés and coffee shops. You put the coffee in a portafilter and fasten it into the machine, then it drips out a condensed espresso with crema top.</li>
<li><strong>Cons:</strong> may or may not offer milk wands for steaming milk and require a hands-on approach</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>See our review of the <a href="/review/best-espresso-machines">best espresso machines</a>.</strong></p>
<h3><strong>Bean-to-cup coffee machines</strong></h3>
<ul>
<li><strong>Pros:</strong> the major advantage of these machines is convenience – they can grind and press coffee beans as well as making an espresso all in one go. The quality of the coffee is almost unparalleled in terms of at-home brewing, as it is freshly ground for each cup, meaning the taste is as aromatic and fresh as it gets. There’s also the considerable plus of not having to buy new pods for it every few days – a costly and usually non-eco-friendly endeavour that more and more coffee drinkers are keen to avoid.</li>
<li><strong>Cons:</strong> they require regular cleaning if you are using daily, especially if the machine has a fresh milk operating system.</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>See our review of the <a href="/review/best-bean-cup-coffee-machines">best bean-to-cup coffee machines</a>.</strong></p>
<h3>Filter coffee machines</h3>
<ul>
<li><strong>Pros:</strong> they are an affordable option as they operate on a simple dripper function, so prices start at around £50. They’re good for making coffee in bulk, and they can be left to their own devices.</li>
<li><strong>Cons:</strong> machines can vary widely in quality and get quite pricey.</li>
</ul>
<h2><a id="HOWTOCLEAN"></a>How to clean a coffee machine</h2>
<p>Keeping your coffee machine clean is the best way to ensure it has a long life – and produces the best-tasting coffee. Here are a few simple steps to help you take proper care of your appliance:</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>Give it a daily rinse: </strong>It can be time consuming, but try to remove any removable parts from your machine each time you use it and give them a quick rinse. Some machines even come with rinse systems, which run automatically or can be activated with the simple press of a button. Any accessories will need a clean after each use, too.</li>
<li><strong>Have a weekly deep clean: </strong>Switch off and unplug your machine, then combine equal parts of water and vinegar and run it through a brewing cycle to descale it. Clean the exterior by wiping it down with a damp cloth.</li>
<li><strong>Use filtered water: </strong>Limescale build-up can cause a build-up of minerals in your gadget, so try to only use filtered water (using a <a href="/review/best-water-filter-jugs" target="_blank" rel="noopener">water filter jug</a>) when making coffee. If you live in a hard-water area, you should also descale your machine regularly.</li>
</ul>
<h2><a id="WHATCOFFEETOUSE"></a>What coffee should I use in my coffee machine?</h2>
<p>The type of coffee you should use depends on the type of machine you have. Coffee pod machines will obviously only work with coffee pods (and even these may require specific pods, so check before you buy).</p>
<p>For espresso machines, you’ll want to use ground coffee, which can be bought pre-ground or you can grind it yourself in a <a href="/review/best-coffee-grinders">coffee grinder</a>. Bean-to-cup machines have inbuilt grinders, so you can buy the <a href="/review/best-coffee-beans">coffee beans</a> whole and they’ll do the hard work for you.</p>
<p>Here’s a few other things to keep in mind when you’re buying coffee for your machine:</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>Grind consistency:</strong> Different coffee machines require specific grind sizes for optimal extraction. For example, espresso machines usually require a fine grind, while drip coffee machines work better with a medium grind. Adjust the settings on your grinder accordingly, or check the packet if using pre-ground coffee.</li>
<li><strong>Freshness: </strong>Coffee beans tend to be at their best within a few weeks of roasting – so the fresher the beans, the better your coffee. Most reputable coffee roasteries add roast dates to their packaging, so use this as a guide to check for freshness.</li>
<li><strong>Roast level: </strong>The length of time the coffee beans have been roasted for can also affect the flavour. Lighter roasts usually have more acidity and fruity notes, while darker roasts tend to be bolder with caramel or chocolate undertones. Have a go at experimenting with different roast levels to find your preferred taste.</li>
<li><strong>Bean origin: </strong>Coffee beans from different regions offer unique flavours and characteristics too. Popular origins include Ethiopia, Colombia, or Brazil.</li>
</ul>
<p>For more advice, read our guide to the <a href="/review/best-coffee-beans">best coffee beans</a>. If you’d prefer to grind beans from home, discover our pick of the <a href="/review/best-coffee-grinders">best coffee grinders</a> too.</p>
<h2><a id="HOWWETESTEDCOFFEEMACHINES"></a>How we tested coffee machines</h2>
<p>The coffee machines featuring above were some of the best performing from within their category tests. Our reviews experts put products through their paces in controlled conditions and marked each against a set of core and contributing criteria. The average marks out of five across the following determined the overall star rating of each machine. Find our more about <a href="https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/article/good-food-product-reviews-and-taste-tests-how-they-work">how we test products</a>.</p>
<div class="image-handler__container image-handler__container–full" style="padding-bottom: calc(100% * (1080 / 1920));">
<picture>
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 320px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=300%2C169, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=600%2C338 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=900%2C506 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1200%2C675 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 375px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=355%2C200, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=710%2C399 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1065%2C599 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1420%2C799 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 425px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=405%2C228, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=810%2C456 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1215%2C683 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1620%2C911 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(max-width: 589px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=554%2C312, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1108%2C623 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1662%2C935 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 992px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1240%2C698 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1860%2C1046 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 768px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=408%2C230, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=816%2C459 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1224%2C689 3x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1632%2C918 4x" type="image/jpeg">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?webp=true&amp;quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/webp">
<source media="(min-width: 590px)" data-srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=556%2C313, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1112%2C626 2x, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1668%2C938 3x" type="image/jpeg">
<img class="wp-image-887273 align size-landscape_thumbnail image-handler__image image-handler__image–full no-wrap js-lazyload" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" data-src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2024/05/Good-Food-coffee-machine-testing-c4fa3e3.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=620%2C349" width="620" height="413" alt="Good Food coffee machine testing" title="Good Food coffee machine testing">
</source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></source></picture>
</div>
<ul>
<li><strong>Coffee quality</strong></li>
</ul>
<p>For example, with espresso, we looked for a rich colour, bold aroma, intense flavour and a hazelnut coloured top of silky crema.</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>Quality of materials </strong></li>
</ul>
<p>Coffee machines are big investments, so every element must be built to withstand daily use over a long period of time.</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>Value for money </strong></li>
</ul>
<p>Overpriced? Cheap feel? The quality offered must feel like good return for the investment.</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>Ease of use</strong></li>
</ul>
<p>Coffee machines shouldn’t require an hour of studying a convoluted instruction manual. They also need to be simple enough to use when half asleep or in a rush.</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>Ease of assembly and packaging </strong></li>
</ul>
<p>We scored on the protective quality of the packaging, quantity of single-use plastic used and how simple each was to put together.</p>
<p><strong>The following secondary criteria also played into our decision-making:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Extra features</li>
<li>Adjustability</li>
<li>Energy efficiency and wattage</li>
<li>Ease of cleaning</li>
<li>Efficiency of extra features</li>
<li>Footprint on the countertop</li>
<li>Aesthetic design</li>
</ul>
<p>Some of these factors carried more weight in our decision making depending on the category of machine. For example, Bean-to-cup coffee machines should allow for elements like grind size and water temperature to be adjusted depending on the coffee you’re making, which enables the tailoring of drinks to your taste.</p>
<p>Coffee pod machines use single-shot pods so their versatility isn’t as broad as espresso machines that can make two cups at the same time. Espresso machines may have milk frothing wands so these should have enough oomph to heat and froth milk without literally running out of steam.</p>
<p>Whatever your priorities, we’ve carefully, scrutinised and scored coffee machines so that only the best make it into our buyer’s guides. Find the best coffee machine for your budget and kitchen right here.</p>
<h3>Related reviews</h3>
<p><a href="/review/best-coffee-grinders">Best coffee grinders</a><br>
<a href="/review/best-cafetiere-coffee-press">Best cafetières</a><br>
<a href="/review/best-espresso-machines">Best espresso machines</a><br>
<a href="/review/best-coffee-pod-machines">Best coffee pod machines</a><br>
<a href="/review/best-bean-cup-coffee-machines">Best bean-to-cup coffee machines</a><br>
<a href="https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/review/best-nespresso-machines" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Best Nespresso machines</a></p>
<h3>Coffee recipes and tips</h3>
<p><a href="/recipes/cold-brew-coffee">How to make cold brew coffee</a><a href="/recipes/cold-brew-coffee"><br>
</a><a href="/review/reusable-coffee-cups-test">Best reusable coffee cups</a><br>
<a href="/recipes/iced-coffee">How to make iced coffee</a><br>
<a href="/howto/guide/different-coffee-types-explained">Coffee types explained</a></p>
<h3>More gadget reviews</h3>
<p><a href="/review/best-coffee-machines">Best coffee machines</a><br>
<a href="/review/best-cafetiere-coffee-press">Best cafetières</a><br>
<a href="/review/best-kettles">Best kettles</a><br>
<a href="/review/best-coffee-grinders">Best coffee grinders</a><br>
<a href="/review/top-10-coffee-gadgets">Best coffee gadgets</a><br>
<a href="/review/best-toasters">Best toasters</a><br>
<a href="/review/best-bullet-blenders">Best bullet blenders</a><br>
<a href="/review/test-best-bread-makers">Best bread makers</a><br>
<a href="/review/best-food-processors">Best food processors</a><a href="/review/best-food-processors"><br>
</a><a href="/review/best-ice-cream-makers-test">Best ice cream makers</a><a href="/review/best-food-processors"><br>
</a><a href="/review/best-mini-choppers">Best mini choppers</a> <a href="/review/best-food-processors"><br>
</a><a href="/review/best-doughnut-makers">Best doughnut makers</a><br>
<a href="/feature/product-reviews">Visit our reviews section</a></p>
<p><em>All costs-to-run calculations were done against the variable tariff at the time of testing, which changes regularly – read more on the <a href="https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications/new-energy-price-cap-level-january-march-2024-starts-today" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">current energy price guarantee rates</a>. </em></p>
<p><em>If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability please get in touch at goodfoodwebsite@immediate.co.uk. </em></p>
<p><strong>What coffee machine would you recommend? Leave a comment below… </strong></p>


Warning: Attempt to read property "ID" on bool in /home/smartfood/public_html/wp-content/themes/fox/inc/functions56.php on line 1836

Warning: Attempt to read property "user_nicename" on bool in /home/smartfood/public_html/wp-content/themes/fox/inc/functions56.php on line 1836

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recent Comments

No comments to show.

I’m Sarah

Adhuc euripidis no qui. Eam et liber concludaturque, feugiat assentior posidonium pri ut. Case justo ut est, ex dolores aliquando vix.

Follow

Banner

Facebook

About Me

Intro

Ei mei scripta intellegat. Verear voluptaria eam at, consul putent eu vel. Pro saepe maluisset ne, audire maiorum forensibus eos et. Diceret detraxit vis at. Eum et idque tollit assentior, ullum soleat usu id.

Destinations

Any Text Here

Ei mei scripta intellegat. Verear voluptaria eam at, consul putent eu vel. Pro saepe maluisset ne, audire maiorum forensibus eos et. Diceret detraxit vis at. Eum et idque tollit assentior, ullum soleat usu id.

Previous Story

Ski in the Italian Alps in Courmayeur Mont Blanc

the-best-milk-frothers-for-making-hot-chocolate-and-coffee
Next Story

The best milk frothers for making hot chocolate and coffee

Don't Miss