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The Best Espresso & Coffee Makers to Power Your Work Day

Find the perfect coffee maker from our top 10 list and enjoy your day with the perfect cup of coffee, cappuccino or espresso.

Best Espresso & Coffee Makers Roundup

Check out our top espresso and coffee makers across a range of categories.

Breville the Barista Express

Enjoy barista quality espresso, coffee, cappuccino or latte from bean to cup in less than a minute.

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    On-demand burr grinding combined with precision dose control allows you to extract the optimal flavor from your favorite beans.


    The pre-infusion system helps water pass evenly over the grind for a perfectly balanced espresso.

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Choose a machine that will not only make coffee breaks a delicious time-out but also add a touch of style to your kitchen or home office.

Coffee makers are diverse in both functionality and price. From simple drip filters all the way up to complete professional coffee barista machines for the home.

To help you choose the right one we’ve focused on a diverse range of coffee and espresso machines that deliver serious value for money – regardless of price. As always, only ones that are selling well AND are really well liked with excellent reviews make it onto this list.

1. Breville Bambino Plus Espresso Machine

Breville’s Bambino Plus Espresso Machine is a fantastic way to say goodbye to awful office coffee and make barista quality espresso for yourself, like the pros.


  • Automatic microfoam milk texturing
  • Faster heat up time
  • 19 gram dose for more flavor
  • Low pressure pre-infusion
  • Precise extraction
  • Auto purge

Heating up in 3 seconds makes this the perfect machine for taking the quick break. Instead of spending that time waiting for the coffee, spend that time savoring it.

What People Say

By far and away the the most common praise for this machine is that once you have tasted its espresso, you simply won’t be able to go back to drinking regular coffee. A double edge sword because you may no longer enjoy going out to meet friends for coffee, but a good problem to have in general.

2. Jura E8 Automatic Coffee Machine

Jura’s E8 Automatic Coffee Machine is a high-end espresso machine that takes every stage of the coffee making process to the next level.


  • Six-level Aroma G3 grinder
  • Pulse extraction process
  • Fine foam technology
  • Intelligent water system
  • Simple operation (Color TFT display)

If you are serious about your coffee and want not only the highest quality coffee but also a machine that adds a touch of elegance and style to your kitchen, this might be the right model for you.

Be warned. This one is not cheap. However, Jura does have a few more affordable models like the Jura 15070 E6 Automatic Coffee Center.

What People Say

Despite the hefty price tag, the vast majority of Jura owners say that the quality (of the machine and the coffee) is worth it. A lot of reviewers also commented on how simple it is to use – often, more advanced machines like this end up being too complex.

3. De’Longhi Super Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine

De’Longhi’s Super Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine is a versatile coffee maker that can cater for a wide range of tastes, from coffee and espresso to capuccinos and lattes.


  • Patented Cappuccino System frother
  • Easy-to-use rotary and push button control panel
  • Grinds beans instantly with the patented Direct-to-Brew system
  • De’Longhi machines require half the cleaning time of other brands
  • High back & deep footrest for growing kids
  • Single motion precise fit harness system

Being able to grind your own beans with a super fast and quiet burr grinder is one thing, but the De’Longhi can also use ground beans if need be. Another feature that makes this arguably the best choice for keeping your coffee loving options open.

What People Say

Most people felt that this machine offered great quality coffee across a wide range of different types of drinks – expect the latte to be as good as the cappuccino. A few owners also spoke about how easy it is to use without the waste associated with pods.

4. Hamilton Beach 2-Way Brewer Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach’s 2-Way Brewer Coffee Maker is one of the most wildly popular coffee makers on the market with over 16 000 reviews at an average of 4.3 stars out 5. That’s seriously good.


  • Brew two ways with a single serve cup or a full pot
  • Takes pods or grounds
  • Fully programmable
  • Auto shutoff
  • Adjusts to your cup
  • Brew strength selector
  • Keep hot warming plate

If you simply want a great, affordable cup of coffee from a simple, low maintenance machine, this is the option for you. Especially since it has a couple of smart features that mean you could be waking up to a fresh brewed cup of coffee every morning.

What People Say

5. Keurig K-Select Pod Coffee Maker

Keurig’s K-Select Pod Coffee Maker is a fantastic option for a fast, convenient cup of coffee on-the-go – it can cater for travel mugs up to 7.4″ tall.


  • Brew multiple cup sizes
  • Quiet brew technology
  • Large 52 oz water reservoir
  • Programmable auto off
  • Simple button controls
  • Removable drip tray

If you’re someone who needs a really strong shot of coffee to get going in the morning, this is the right option for you. Especially since the reservoir is big enough that you won’t have to stumble around trying to refill it before you have your first cup.

Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference.

What People Say

While there are a huge number of k-cup flavors and brews, quite a few reviewers enjoyed using the reusable k-cups (sold separately) because this allowed them the freedom to enjoy their favorite coffee or experiment without being limited. This also allows you to save money on the pods, which can be expensive over time.

6. Ninja 12-Cup Programmable Brewer

Ninja’s 12-Cup Programmable Brewer is a great, cheap coffee maker that let’s you brew a rich pot of coffee and keep it fresh and flavorful for up to 4 hours.


  • Two brew strengths
  • Hotter brewing technology
  • 24-hour programmable delay
  • adjustable warming plate
  • 60 oz reservoir

Ever had one of those times when you simply couldn’t wait for your cup of coffee? Now you don’t have to. The Ninja is smart enough to know when you’ve pulled out the pot to pour a cup – even if it is still brewing.

Say goodbye to foul smelling burned coffee splashes on the warming plate.

What People Say

Coffee lovers have a lot of positive things to say about this particular machine. In particular, it’s design makes it super quick and easy to use – including the delay settings. Little things, like the fact that the coffee pot doesn’t spill, also impressed owners.

7. Keurig K-Cafe Pod Coffee Maker

Keurig’s K-Cafe Pod Coffee Maker turns your ordinary k-cup pods into more than a basic cup of coffee. Enjoy lattes and cappuccinos with your favorite ground coffee using the my k-cup reusable pods.


  • Use any k-cup pod to brew coffee, or make delicious lattes and cappuccinos
  • Simple button controls
  • 60 oz water reservoir
  • Smart start technology
  • Energy efficient
  • Travel mug friendly

This is a great option for anyone who loves lattes but hates spending a lot of time preparing and cleaning up after making one – the milk frother is dishwasher safe after all.

What People Say

Oddly enough, most people were delighted by the milk frother – something that is vital to the success of this machine since people are buying it for the diverse range of drinks it makes. It’s worth pointing out that quite a few reviewers were amazed by the foam they got on different types of milk – including plant based, such as almond milk.

8. Gaggia Classic Pro Espresso Machine

Gaggia’s Classic Pro Espresso Machine is a fantastic entry option that aims to satisfy your hankering for the high quality, smooth foamy lattes you get at the coffee house without becoming a pro barista yourself.


  • Commercial steam wand
  • Commercial filter baskets
  • Chrome plated portafilter
  • Low noise vibration pumps
  • Fast heating
  • Simple controls

Packed with the same commercial components as professional coffee houses, the Gaggia is a great option for serious coffee lovers who want years of hassle free use and cafe quality coffee.

What People Say

A lot of people commented about the solid, high quality design and construction of this machine – comparing it to the predominantly plastic heavy competitors. It’s not surprising that a lot of reviewers also spoke about how much problem free use they get from the machine – although a few home baristas take pains to point out that you must clean and maintain the machine as per the instructions.

9. Nespresso Essenza Mini Original Espresso Bundle

Nespresso’s Essenza Mini Original Espresso Bundle is a portable, yet stylish and compact machine that still delivers quality coffee. It also comes bundled with a milk frother to give you plenty of tasty/foamy options.


  • One-touch operation
  • 19 bars of pressure
  • Energy efficient
  • Automatically switch off
  • Aeroccino 3 milk frother
  • Adjustable cup size
  • Complimentary gift capsules

If you want to have a great coffee in the morning without having to sacrifice much counter space or put up with a lot of noise, this is the right option for you.

What People Say

Reviewers not only raved about the quality of the espresso, but also spent a lot of time talking about how small, compact and cute this machine is. Ideal for bachelor pads or small apartments where space is at a premium, but quality coffee is non-negotiable.

10. Calphalon Temp iQ Espresso Machine with Grinder

Calphalon’s Temp iQ Espresso Machine with Grinder is a high end machine that offers an impressive array of features that enhance your coffee drinking experience at a fraction of the price of other high end competitors with similar features.


  • 15 bar Italian pump
  • Integrated conical burr mill grinder with 30 adjustable grind settings
  • Pre-programmed for single and double shots
  • Thermoblock heating technology
  • Gentle pre-infusion
  • 58 mm café-sized portafilter
  • Removable 2.8 liter (approx 95 oz) water reservoir with hinged lid

One of the nicest features for anyone who is constantly frustrated at the almost hot enough temperature of most home brewed cappuccinos is the cup warming tray that gently warms cups so that they don’t suck the heat out of your coffee before you can drink it.

What People Say

The coffee grinder is a big draw-card for most owners, who say they seem to get much richer flavors out of their favorite beans with precision control. One person complained about their neighbors constantly popping round for coffee, but didn’t take a star off.

So that’s our round up of the best espresso and coffee makers for coffee lovers who want a better quality cuppa at home. Hopefully it’s helped you decide on the right type of machine to suit your budget while allowing you to enjoy your favorite drink, or experiment with a wide range of unique flavors.