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Should You Buy a Sage Coffee Maker?

Updated 26 October 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Sage Coffee Maker?

Sage is one of the most popular coffee maker brands as well as being well known for its food processors, toasters and fryers.

If you are wondering how Sage coffee makers compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 1,900 coffee makers by objectively and impartially analysing over 18,000 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Sage are recognised for their wide selection of premium and moderately popular coffee makers. Their coffee makers start at £229 for the SNE500BKS which has an output of 1 cups, is an espresso coffee maker and a capsule / pod coffee maker and go up to £1,139 for the BES920BSUK which has an output of § cups, is an espresso coffee maker and a ground coffee coffee maker. The average price of a new Sage coffee maker is £550.

Sage are recognised for their wide selection of premium and moderately popular coffee makers.

Is Sage the Best Coffee Maker Brand?

So are Sage coffee makers any good? We give every coffee maker a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all coffee makers we are able to impartially rank all the coffee maker brands.

Sage is ranked the No. 9 best coffee maker brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Sage is the 9th best coffee maker brand out there.

#1
Italy
95%
95%
5,894 reviews
#2
Germany
91%
91%
2,809 reviews
#3
Germany
87%
87%
3 reviews
#4
Germany
87%
87%
208 reviews
#5
Germany
87%
87%
1,662 reviews
#6
Netherlands
85%
85%
160 reviews
#7
85%
85%
157 reviews
#8
Switzerland
84%
84%
540 reviews
#9
83%
83%
180 reviews
#10
81%
81%
5 reviews
#11
Miele
Germany
80%
80%
27 reviews
#12
TASSIMO
79%
79%
1,118 reviews
#13
Cuisinart
78%
78%
29 reviews
#14
Italy
78%
78%
54 reviews
#15
77%
77%
1,035 reviews
#16
Ariete
76%
76%
3 reviews
#17
Breville
Australia
75%
75%
32 reviews
#18
75%
75%
10 reviews
#19
Lavazza
74%
74%
119 reviews
#20
Smeg
Italy
74%
74%
76 reviews
#21
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
74%
74%
10 reviews
#22
Bodum
74%
74%
78 reviews
#23
Dualit
74%
74%
46 reviews
#24
Bialetti
74%
74%
2 reviews
#25
Logik
United Kingdom
74%
74%
38 reviews
#26
Gaggia
72%
72%
4 reviews
#27
Solis
70%
70%
72 reviews
#28
Neff
Germany
70%
70%
2 reviews
#29
Arzum
70%
70%
13 reviews
#30
Brentwood
69%
69%
35 reviews
#31
Brentwood Appliances
69%
69%
8 reviews
#32
United Kingdom
69%
69%
0 reviews
#33
Illy
68%
68%
10 reviews
#34
Black & Decker
68%
68%
80 reviews
#35
Braun
68%
68%
33 reviews
#36
Kitchencraft
68%
68%
74 reviews
#37
Keurig
67%
67%
26 reviews
#38
Beko
Turkey
67%
67%
0 reviews
#39
Ninja
66%
66%
382 reviews
#40
66%
66%
0 reviews
#41
Nivona
65%
65%
1 review
#42
TriStar
65%
65%
0 reviews
#43
Graef
65%
65%
0 reviews
#44
Whirlpool
United States
64%
64%
0 reviews
#45
Gastroback
64%
64%
0 reviews
#46
Domo
63%
63%
0 reviews
#47
Swan
63%
63%
19 reviews
#48
AEG
Germany
63%
63%
0 reviews
#49
62%
62%
0 reviews
#50
Unold
62%
62%
0 reviews
#51
Grundig
Germany
61%
61%
0 reviews
#52
Elgento
61%
61%
0 reviews
#53
Mr. Coffee
60%
60%
0 reviews
#54
Moulinex
60%
60%
0 reviews
#55
Moccamaster
60%
60%
1 review
#56
WMF
60%
60%
0 reviews
#57
Igenix
60%
60%
17 reviews
#58
Lelit
59%
59%
2 reviews
#59
Bugatti
59%
59%
10 reviews
#60
Boretti
59%
59%
0 reviews
#61
Cloer
59%
59%
0 reviews
#62
la Pavoni
59%
59%
0 reviews
#63
Solac
59%
59%
0 reviews
#64
Inventum
58%
58%
1 review
#65
Electrolux
Sweden
58%
58%
0 reviews
#66
Clatronic
58%
58%
0 reviews
#67
Hotpoint
United States
58%
58%
2 reviews
#68
GEFU
58%
58%
0 reviews
#69
Nescafe
58%
58%
1 review
#70
Belmoca
58%
58%
0 reviews
#71
Bestron
57%
57%
1 review
#72
Magic Chef
57%
57%
0 reviews
#73
JATA
57%
57%
0 reviews
#74
Primula
56%
56%
0 reviews
#75
Riviera & Bar
56%
56%
0 reviews
#76
Arcelik
56%
56%
0 reviews
#77
Fakir
56%
56%
0 reviews
#78
Panasonic
Japan
56%
56%
0 reviews
#79
Didiesse
56%
56%
0 reviews
#80
Gorenje
Slovenia
55%
55%
0 reviews
#81
Wacaco
55%
55%
0 reviews
#82
Dolce Gusto
55%
55%
0 reviews
#83
Segafredo
55%
55%
0 reviews
#84
Kela
54%
54%
0 reviews
#85
Sinbo
54%
54%
0 reviews
#86
Tchibo
54%
54%
0 reviews
#87
AdHoc
54%
54%
0 reviews
#88
Teka
Spain
54%
54%
0 reviews
#89
SEB
54%
54%
0 reviews
#90
Capresso
54%
54%
0 reviews
#91
Amici
54%
54%
0 reviews
#92
Adler
53%
53%
0 reviews
#93
Taurus
53%
53%
0 reviews
#94
Handpresso
53%
53%
0 reviews
#95
Rommelsbacher
53%
53%
0 reviews
#96
Applica
53%
53%
0 reviews
#97
Bezzera
53%
53%
0 reviews
#98
Kenwood
United Kingdom
53%
53%
0 reviews
#99
Bomann
53%
53%
0 reviews
#100
Hamilton Beach
53%
53%
0 reviews
#101
Sunbeam
52%
52%
0 reviews
#102
Kenwood Electronics
52%
52%
0 reviews
#103
Makita
52%
52%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Sage coffee makers compare to the other coffee maker brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All coffee maker Brands
Sage Coffee Makers

Sage have better reviews than the typical coffee maker brand, with the average rating of a Sage coffee maker being 77%. Sage also have a number of great features including Adjustable Milk Texture, RAZOR Dose Trimming Tool and Automatic Milk Texturing which sets them apart from the competition.

The average review score for a Sage coffee maker is 77%.

There's a smaller selection of Sage coffee makers available compared to other coffee maker brands, with only 16 Sage coffee makers currently on the market in the UK. Sage coffee makers also tend to be more expensive than most other coffee maker brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Coffee Makers
Average Price
£272
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £2,399
Price Distribution of All Coffee Makers
No. Of Coffee Makers
Average Price
£550
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £2,399
Price Distribution of Sage Coffee Makers

What Do the Sage Coffee Maker Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Sage coffee maker to work out the average distribution of reviews for Sage and then compared this to the other coffee maker brands.

5 stars
150
4 stars
20
3 stars
1
2 stars
1
1 star
8
Sage has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its coffee makers than most other coffee maker brands.

Over 94% of user reviews for Sage coffee makers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% across all coffee maker brands.

How Many Industry Awards Have Sage Coffee Makers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Sage coffee makers. The table below shows the number of awards given to the most popular coffee maker brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning coffee makers

Number of Awards Krups DeLonghi Nespresso Miele Melitta
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
3
Digitaltrends.com logo
1
2
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
agdmaniak.pl logo
1
plusxaward.de logo
1
smartson.se logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Which? logo
1
Total
4
6
1
4

How Reliable Are Sage Coffee Makers?

We checked over 18,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sage coffee makers. 20 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 88% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Sage coffee maker owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

88% of reviewers think Sage coffee makers are reliable.

So, most people think that Sage coffee makers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Sage coffee makers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

is well built
johnlewis.com
its built in thermometer which makes milk frapping even easier/ better control
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

a good heavy machine which is built to last
ao.com
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com

Features to Look Out For On Sage Coffee Makers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Sage coffee makers that set them apart from the competition. These include Adjustable Milk Texture, RAZOR Dose Trimming Tool and Automatic Milk Texturing.

Sage Adjustable Milk Texture

Sage coffee makers that feature Adjustable Milk Texture include the Sage the Barista Touch (£700), the Sage The Bambino Plus (£269) and the Sage Oracle (£1,095).

Sage RAZOR Dose Trimming Tool

Sage coffee makers that feature RAZOR Dose Trimming Tool include the Sage SES878BSS (£549) and the Sage Duo Temp Pro (£229).

Sage Automatic Milk Texturing

Sage coffee makers that feature Automatic Milk Texturing include the Sage the Barista Touch (£700) and the Sage Oracle (£1,095).

Sage Micro Foam Milk Technology

Sage coffee makers that feature Micro Foam Milk Technology include the Sage SES878BSS (£549).

What is the Best Mid-Range Sage Coffee Maker?

Sage Barista Express

£364.99
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WATER TANK
250g
COFFEE BEAN
1 Cups
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A great mid range choice, priced at £364.99 is the Sage Barista Express, which has a Kagoo Score of 88.

Features We Love:
Big water tank capacity (2L)
Built-in grinder
Milk tank
Anti-scale system
Supports adjustable temperature

Purchasers report that this coffee maker has outstanding features and it's really easy to use, and well made. It's the highest scoring espresso coffee maker around, with a fair price and an outstanding spec. It has a milk tank, a built-in grinder and an anti-scale system and supports adjustable temperature.

97
Reviews
135 Reviews
90
Features
Fully-Featured
96
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
75
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Age
3 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Sage Barista Express has terrific user reviews with an average user rating of 93%, based on 135 reviews. Looking across the entire Sage coffee maker range, the average reviews for all Sage coffee makers are also excellent.

Barista Express by Sage - 10 months review
Barista Express by Sage - 10 months review
Sage Barista Express Unboxing
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Sage Espresso the Barista Express Part 1 (unboxing)
Sage Espresso the Barista Express Part 1 (unboxing)

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What is the Best High End Sage Coffee Maker?

Sage SES878BSS

£549.00
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2L
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250g
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2 Cups
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If you're looking for a high end Sage coffee maker then the Sage SES878BSS takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 87, but is a bit more expensive at £549.

Features We Love:
RAZOR Dose Trimming Tool
Micro Foam Milk Technology
Big water tank capacity (2L)
Milk tank
Built-in display

A high-quality and best selling 2 cup coffee maker, with a good price.

94
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
74
Value for Money
Good
89
Age
1 Year Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Looking across the entire Sage coffee maker range, the average reviews for all Sage coffee makers are excellent.

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What is the Ultimate Sage Coffee Maker?

Sage BES920BSUK

£1,139.00
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2.5L
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For those with an unlimited budget then the Sage BES920BSUK is the best Sage coffee maker out there. At £1,139 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 77.

Features We Love:
Big water tank capacity (2.5L)
Built-in display
Built-in milk frother
Supports adjustable coffee strength

A fully featured but 3 year old ground coffee coffee maker. It has a built-in display, a built-in milk frother and a water tank capacity of 2.5L and supports adjustable coffee strength.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
64
Value for Money
Good
82
Age
2 Years Old
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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What is the Best Budget Choice Sage Coffee Maker?

Sage The Bambino Plus

£268.99
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At only £268.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the Sage The Bambino Plus makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Adjustable Milk Texture
Big water tank capacity (1.9L)
Milk tank
Anti-scale system
Steam pipe

A recently released and fully featured 1 cup coffee maker, with a reasonable price. It has a milk tank, an anti-scale system and a steam pipe and supports adjustable temperature.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Widely Available
75
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Age
16 Months Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Looking across the entire Sage coffee maker range, the average reviews for all Sage coffee makers are excellent.

The cheapest price that we could find for the The Bambino Plus in the UK is £268.99 and in total we found 11 prices for it.

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Find the best Sage coffee maker for you by checking our complete list of over 689 coffee makers
In This Guide
Should You Buy a Sage Coffee Maker?
Is Sage the Best Coffee Maker Brand?
What Do the Sage Coffee Maker Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Sage Coffee Makers Received?
How Reliable Are Sage Coffee Makers?
Features to Look Out For On Sage Coffee Makers
Sage Adjustable Milk Texture
Sage RAZOR Dose Trimming Tool
Sage Automatic Milk Texturing
Sage Micro Foam Milk Technology
What is the Best Mid-Range Sage Coffee Maker?
What is the Best High End Sage Coffee Maker?
What is the Ultimate Sage Coffee Maker?
What is the Best Budget Choice Sage Coffee Maker?

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