Not keen on paying a daily premium for your morning pick-me-up? Why not invest in some of the best coffee machines around! From budget coffee makers that simplify the coffee-making process to machines that churn out barista-grade espressos, here’s a rundown of the best coffee machines for the pickiest of coffee lovers.
Best coffee machines that use pods
1. Nescafe Dolce Gusto Infinissima
Intrigued by this coffee machine design? We are too! The Nescafe Dolce Gusto Infinissima (available on NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Official Store) boasts a unique aesthetic inspired by the infinity symbol! The Infinissima’s sleek look combines a globular pod holder with an angular water tank to create a sculptural design that would fit into any modern home.
As part of the Dolce Gusto brand, the coffee machine is capable of brewing over 40 types of drinks, ranging from traditional iced lattes to Starbucks-graded caramel macchiatos. Overall, it’s the Infinissima’s potent combination of simplicity, design and functionality that makes it one of the best coffee machines to buy.
2. Nespresso C60 Pixie
Don’t have the countertop space to house a coffee machine? Don’t fret — this miniature Nespresso C60 Pixie (available on Home Life) rivals just about any of the best coffee machines! Created in partnership with Italian appliance experts De’Longhi, the C60 Pixie is designed for maximum efficiency and occupies minimal space.
While some coffee enthusiasts might be sceptical of its size, the C60 Pixie comes fully featured with additions like auto-shutoff, 25 seconds preheat time and variable brew sizes besides espresso and lungo.
3. illy Y3.2 iperEspresso Machine
Keen on alternatives to your usual array of Nespresso pods? Competing with some of the best coffee machines from Nespresso, Illy’s Y3.2 iperEspresso machine (available on euracoofficial) sets out to serve authentic Italian espressos. It accomplishes this by packing its espresso capsules with gourmet Arabica flavours, including favourites like Colombian and Ethiopian blends.
Espresso fans will also appreciate how the Y3.2 iperEspresso machine maintains overall temperature consistency with a high-pressure pump to deliver a rich cuppa! Ultimately, it’s the attention to details that help Illy’s coffee machine stand out from the competition.
4. Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo
Shopping for the best coffee machines while on a budget? The Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo (available on NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Official Store) trims excess bells and whistles to deliver an appliance that doesn’t break the bank. Try the Piccolo’s manual Custom Control Lever system which lets you customise the beverage’s mixture and overall strength! This can be handy for veteran coffee drinkers looking to spice things up once in a while.
Offering a wide variety of drinks without complicating the brewing process, the Piccolo is the ideal choice for anyone who doesn’t want to fiddle with premium settings! It’s no wonder many owners rate it as the best entry-level coffee machine.
Best coffee machines that use beans and grounds
5. Krups Automatic Espresso Barista
Hunting for the best coffee machines and willing to splash the cash? Krups’ Automatic Espresso Barista (available on Tefal Official Store) is the perfect gift for any premium coffee connoisseur. Boasting exceptionally brewed beverages that rival the ones prepared at your local cafe, the automatic espresso barista surprisingly delivers all of this at the push of a button! Beneath its compact frame, you’ll discover a myriad of finer additions that make this one of the best coffee machines around.
Uniform and gentle bean grinding, removable parts for easy maintenance and an extensive range of 17 One-Touch drinks are just some of the features that make Krups’ coffee machine stand out! This means you can let its frothing nozzle automatically rinse itself while enjoying the black gold that’s just been dispensed.
6. Bialetti Mini Express
Featuring an entirely different build from the rest of the best coffee machines on this list, the Bialetti Mini Express (available on Christore.kr) is as close as you’ll get to the original espresso experience. Moreover, Bialetti’s adorable stovetop espresso makers are certainly a rarity in today’s market of fancy high pressure pumps and automatised brewing processes!
The Bialetti Mini Express works like how a normal moka pot would. Firstly, unscrew the coffee machine’s top and fill the water container. Then, cover the base with the funnel and add your preferred coffee grounds. Let boiling water (pressurized by steam) pass through the funnel and watch your coffee trickle out from the spout.
7. Kitchenaid Cold Brew Coffee Maker
If you’re a regular cafe hopper, you’ll surely have seen the term cold brew pop up often! Prepared by letting the coffee grounds sit in water for prolonged periods, the end result is a beverage that’s a bold mix of smooth and complex flavours with less acidity. While these cafes will dabble with all kinds of ornaments and add-ons to produce the best cold brew, Kitchenaid’s Cold Brew Coffee Maker (available on Mayer_Marketing) utilises a simple and effective immersion technique to concoct its coffee concentrate!
Kitchenaid has designed this coffee machine to be highly portable with its compact design and convenient carry handle. Additionally, you won’t have to deal with poorly constructed spouts and paper filters — this cold brew coffee maker contains a no-drip pour spout and ultra-fine stainless steel filter so you can enjoy your cold brew with minimal hassle!
Best coffee machines for that perfect cuppa joe every day
Didn’t manage to find one that fits your needs here? Browse our extensive catalogue of coffee machines today and pick one out for yourself! If you’re more of a tea person, here’s a dazzling selection of unique tea flavours you can try. Alternatively, if you’re preparing snacks to pair with your coffee, check out the best air fryers in Singapore money can buy!
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