Compare Coffee Makers

The 10 Best Coffee Makers - July 2017

Share on

Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every coffee maker on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list.
In total we compared over 1,630 coffee makers, 6,040 reviews and 4,720 prices. Last updated 21 July 2017.

Sort by
Scroll up to see results
#1
Inissia

Magimix Inissia

The best scoring coffee maker under £100
Reviews
97
234 Reviews
Value for Money
95
Excellent
Features
77
Good Features
Age
95
6 Months Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
90
Excellent
Black
Pod Coffee Machine
Capsule / Pod
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
1 cups
Jan 2017
Output
Release Date
#2
SK13130

Swan SK13130

The top rated coffee maker under £50
Reviews
93
10 Reviews
Value for Money
96
Excellent
Features
71
Good Features
Age
87
2 Years Old
Running Costs
96
£429 / 10 Years
Overall Score
87
Excellent
Transparent
Coffee Maker
Ground Coffee
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
12 cups
Oct 2015
Output
Release Date
  • £22.99
    View Details
#3
EDG305

DeLonghi EDG305

A very popular Black Pod coffee machine coffee maker with good features and terrific user reviews
Reviews
96
708 Reviews
Value for Money
96
Excellent
Features
67
Good Features
Age
96
2 Months Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
86
Excellent
Black
Pod Coffee Machine
Capsule / Pod
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
1 cups
Jun 2017
Output
Release Date
#5
VIVY

TASSIMO VIVY

A low cost Black Pod coffee machine coffee maker with good features and marvellous user reviews
Reviews
95
944 Reviews
Value for Money
96
Excellent
Features
68
Good Features
Age
87
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
85
Excellent
Pink
Pod Coffee Machine
Capsule / Pod
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
2 cups
Dec 2015
Output
Release Date
#6
Stelio

WMF Stelio

A very good value for money Black Coffee maker coffee maker with very good features
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
97
Excellent
Features
81
Fully-Featured
Age
84
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
84
Excellent
Black
Coffee Maker
Ground Coffee
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
10 cups
Aug 2015
Output
Release Date
#7
Dolce Gusto

Krups Dolce Gusto

A best selling Grey Pod coffee machine coffee maker with good features and superb user reviews
Reviews
96
970 Reviews
Value for Money
98
Excellent
Features
63
Good Features
Age
85
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
84
Excellent
Grey
Pod Coffee Machine
Capsule / Pod
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
3 cups
Oct 2015
Output
Release Date
#8
Legacy

Russell Hobbs Legacy

An affordable Black Coffee maker coffee maker with great features
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
98
Excellent
Features
82
Fully-Featured
Age
82
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
84
Excellent
Black
Coffee Maker
Ground Coffee
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
10 cups
Apr 2015
Output
Release Date
#9
TAS1253GB

Bosch TAS1253GB

A top-value Red Pod coffee machine coffee maker with not bad features and terrific user reviews
Reviews
92
376 Reviews
Value for Money
95
Excellent
Features
65
Good Features
Age
87
1 Year Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
83
Excellent
Red
Pod Coffee Machine
Capsule / Pod
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
1 cups
Jan 2016
Output
Release Date
  • £39.97
    Save £10.01 (20%)
    View Details
  • More shops: 4
  • £39.97 Currys
  • £49.99 Hughes
#10
DeLuxe

Melitta DeLuxe

A bargain buy Stainless steel French press coffee maker with not bad features and terrific user reviews
Reviews
95
4 Reviews
Value for Money
97
Excellent
Features
61
Good Features
Age
81
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
82
Excellent
Stainless Steel
French Press
Ground Coffee
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
10 cups
Apr 2015
Output
Release Date
  • £24.39
    View Details
  • More shops: 2
  • £115.00 ao
#11
Citiz & Milk

Krups Citiz & Milk

The highest scoring coffee maker under £500
Reviews
96
629 Reviews
Value for Money
84
Excellent
Features
64
Good Features
Age
91
9 Months Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
82
Excellent
Tan
Espresso Machine
Capsule / Pod
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
1 cups
Oct 2016
Output
Release Date

No matching products found.

 More  Loading…

Remove All

Coffee Maker Brands

Find out how coffee maker brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their coffee makers. Click on a link to compare all coffee makers made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Coffee Makers Price Range Average Rating
DeLonghi logo DeLonghi Coffee Makers 46 £20 - £1,383 66%
Melitta logo Melitta Coffee Makers 26 £24 - £900 78%
Bosch logo Bosch Coffee Makers 22 £35 - £1,552 67%
Nespresso logo Nespresso Coffee Makers 21 £80 - £330 75%
Other brands Other Coffee Maker Brands 228 £10 - £1,853

Choosing a Coffee Maker

Coffee makers work by percolating hot water slowly through ground coffee beans, picking up the flavour of the beans and turning the water into delicious coffee! There are numerous different types of coffee machines on the market, running the gamut from simple pots and mechanical presses to fully automatic electronic machines that not only brew coffee, but also froth milk to create lattes and cappuccinos. Below is an outline of the major different types of coffee makers:

Espresso Coffee Makers

These are the quintessential Italian coffee machines. They work by pushing hot water through finely ground coffee at extremely high pressure, creating a small amount of extremely strong, powerful coffee - an espresso shot. This can be drunk by itself, or can be mixed with hot water (an Americano), hot milk (a cafe au lait), or hot frothed milk (a latte) . Espresso machines can be expensive and temperamental, but the coffee they create is perfect for a serious coffee addict.

Automatic ("bean-to-cup") Coffee Makers

These machines automate the entire coffee-making procedure, from grinding the beans and brewing the coffee to frothing the milk and adding it to the coffee. While they are some of the most expensive coffee makers on the market, they are also the most fully-featured, allowing consumers to create most different types of coffee shop-style drinks at the press of a button.

Filter Coffee Makers

Drip, or filter, coffee makers are far simpler machines than the expensive expresso machines. Coffee grounds are placed into top of the machine, then hot water is poured over the top. The water filters through the beans, extracting the coffee from the grounds as it does. The resulting liquid is usually collected in a heated pot, which can then be served whenever needed. Filter coffee machines are usually significantly cheaper than espresso machines, but are limited in the amount of coffee they can make - espresso-based drinks (lattes, cappuccinos, etc) can’t be made in these machines. These machines are good for serving coffee to lots of people at once, or to a steady stream of people over the course of a day.

Stovetop Coffee Pots

Stovetop coffee pots cover several different types, from moka pots to turkish coffee pots. Coffee grounds and water are added to the pot, then this is placed on a stove or hot plate. As the water heats up it is forced through the grounds and the coffee is brewed. Because they don’t require any electricity, they are perfect for camping or travelling. Most stovetop coffee pots have a smaller capacity - enough for 1 or 2 people - so may be better for single people or for holidays.

Cafetières (French Press)

These are glass cylinders with a plunger on the top. Coffee grounds are loaded into the bottom of the cylinder, then hot water is poured in. This is left for 3-4 minutes to brew, then the plunger pushed down to compress the grounds, extracting the remainder of the coffee from the grounds and preventing them from escaping when pouring. French presses are much cheaper than espresso makers, since they require no electricity, and come in a variety of sizes, from small one person cylinders to giant presses for 10 people. The coffee produced is closer to filter coffee than expresso.

Pod Coffee Makers

Finally, pod coffee makers are the newest type of coffee maker on the market. Instead of measuring out the coffee grinds and loading them into the machine, the coffee grounds come pre-packaged in single-serving ‘pods’. These pods are inserted into a specialist machine, and at a button press it pushes water through the pod and crafts your coffee for you. Pod coffee makers such as Nespresso have become extremely popular in the last few years, and are extremely easy to use for making high-quality coffee quickly and easily. However the machines themselves aren’t as cheap as other single-cup coffee machines, and some machines are only compatible with certain brands of pods - so double check the compatibility before you buy a 64-pack of pods! There are also environmental issues with pod coffee makers, since the pods generate a lot of waste.

Capacity

All different types of coffee machine have a cup capacity, which is the amount of coffee they can dispense at once. Many espresso machines only brew and serve a single cup at a time, while a filter coffee machine or French press can have the capacity to brew 3,6 or even 12 cups of coffee at once. Generally speaking your choice will be dictated by how much coffee you consume in your household in once sitting.

Extras

Some more advanced coffee machines - especially the automatic bean-to-cup machines, may have alternate modes for making other hot drinks. These can include hot chocolate, cold milk, or dispensing hot water for making tea. While not the prime function of a coffee maker, there are a nice extra to have built in to the machine.

Finally, certain brands of coffee makers may have extra functions to aid coffee making. These can include built-in grinders so the beans are always freshly ground, or a milk frother (also known as a steam pipe) to allow you to froth milk for cappuccinos and macchiatos. Finally, some coffee makers have timers, so that you can program your coffee to start brewing for a specific time. These are often found in filter coffee machines - these can be set to start percolating early in the morning, so that coffee is ready for when you wake up!

Coffee Maker Retailers, Prices and Features

Coffee Maker Prices

The price range of coffee makers is from £10 to £2,850 and in total we found prices for 438 coffee makers. The average price of a new coffee maker is £245 and 80% of coffee makers are priced between £22 and £705. The Miele CVA 6805 is the most expensive coffee maker that we found at £2,850, and the Bodum Caffettiera 1918-957 Coffee Maker is the cheapest at only £10.

Coffee Maker Brands - Price Range

Miele coffee makers start at £1,099 and the most expensive Miele coffee maker costs £2,850. The highest average coffee maker price out of all brands is Miele coffee makers with an average price of £1,974.

De Dietrich coffee makers range in price from £1,450 to £1,450, and the second highest average coffee maker price out of all brands is De Dietrich coffee makers with an average price of £1,450.

The average price of Neff coffee makers is £1,199 which is the third highest average price of all coffee maker brands. Neff coffee makers start at £949 and the most expensive Neff coffee maker costs £1,450.

Coffee Maker Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 71 expert reviews and 5,407 user reviews for coffee makers from across the internet and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of coffee maker. Magimix is the top rated coffee maker brand with an average rating of 92%. Krups is the second best brand with 92% and Bugatti is the third best brand with 89%.

Biggest Coffee Maker Retailers

The biggest coffee maker retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 226 current coffee maker offers from eBay. The second biggest coffee maker retailer is Amazon UK with 178 offers. That means eBay is significantly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to coffee makers. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 122 current offers.

When Are Most New Coffee Makers Released?

The most common period for new coffee makers to be released in is between April and May. That means that most of the latest coffee maker technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. In April 2016 73 new coffee makers were released making it the biggest month that year for new coffee maker releases. Also the biggest month in 2015 for new coffee maker releases was April, with 101 new coffee makers released that month. In 2014 most new coffee makers were released in May, with 231 new coffee makers released that month.

How Fast Do Coffee Maker Prices Drop After Release?

New coffee makers drop in price by an average of 5% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical coffee maker costing £245 you could save on average £13 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Capacity in Cups

The number of cups of liquid that the product can contain.

The capacity in cups of coffee makers range from 1 cups to 60 cups. The capacity in cups of most coffee makers range from 1 cups to 2.8 cups. The coffee maker with the most capacity in cups is the CasselinCPC60, which is a 60 cups dispensing capacity coffee maker and can be purchased for £126.10. The CasselinCPC60 has the least capacity in cups. This coffee maker is a 1 cups dispensing capacity coffee maker and sells for £112.90.

Biggest Coffee Maker Retailers

The biggest coffee maker retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 226 current coffee maker offers from eBay. The second biggest coffee maker retailer is Amazon UK with 178 offers. That means eBay is significantly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to coffee makers. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 122 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Coffee Makers?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on coffee makers is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 126 coffee makers.

Proportion of Coffee Makers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 55.8% of its coffee makers, eBay is most frequently the cheapest coffee maker shop.

Feedback