Espresso Coffee Makers

Espresso Coffee MakersJanuary 2018(Last Updated 12 January 2018)

The best espresso coffee makers, which excel at creating small doses of potent coffee
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#1

90

WE8

Jura WE8

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£35.94

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Apr 2016
The highest scoring espresso coffee maker around
#3

89

Icona Vintage

DeLonghi Icona Vintage

205 Reviews
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£98.99

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Mar 2015
A good spec and low cost espresso coffee maker
#9

86

Citiz

Magimix Citiz

79 Reviews
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£95.00

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Oct 2016
The top scoring coffee maker under £500, with good features and a very low price
#4

85

EQ6

Siemens EQ6

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£10.56

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Dec 2014
The cheapest espresso coffee maker on the market
#5

85

EA8150

Krups EA8150

4 Reviews
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£329.99

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Jun 2015
A top-quality and critically acclaimed espresso coffee maker, but representing only average value for money

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Dolce Gusto Mini Me

Krups Dolce Gusto Mini Me

37 Reviews
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£49.99

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Dec 2016
A very popular and stunningly cheap espresso coffee maker, with great user reviews and good features
#8

84

CitiZ

Krups CitiZ

655 Reviews
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£119.99

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Sep 2017
An excellently reviewed and new espresso coffee maker, with good features and a fair price
#6

83

FIDELIA

TASSIMO FIDELIA

901 Reviews
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£37.99

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Sep 2017
The highest review score espresso coffee maker on the market, with a recent release date but only middle of the road features
#11

83

ES 3643

Clatronic ES 3643

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£72.99

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Oct 2016
A relatively new and very good value for money espresso coffee maker, with good features
#12

81

Mini Me

Krups Mini Me

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£59.99

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Feb 2016
A best selling and bargain price espresso coffee maker, with good features and very good user reviews
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81

CAFFEO SOLO

Melitta CAFFEO SOLO

10 Reviews
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£230.54

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Jul 2017
A very highly rated and new espresso coffee maker, with good features but representing only average value for money
#19

80

ECP 33.21

DeLonghi ECP 33.21

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£99.99

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Oct 2017
An affordable and newly released espresso coffee maker, with many owner recommendations and good features

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ECP 31.21

DeLonghi ECP 31.21

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£69.99

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Oct 2015
A top-value but 2 year old espresso coffee maker, with good features and lots of owner recommendations

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Ariete 1365

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£86.75

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Nov 2016
A low cost and fairly new espresso coffee maker, with good features
#14

80

CM1160B

Applica CM1160B

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£29.00

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Dec 2016
A relatively new and affordable espresso coffee maker, with good features

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CM6310

Miele CM6310

9 Reviews
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£1,199.00

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Oct 2014
A fully loaded but 3 year old espresso coffee maker, representing only average value for money
#16

79

IMPRESSA F8

Jura IMPRESSA F8

30 Reviews
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£3,232.68

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Jan 2016
A fully featured and top-rated espresso coffee maker, with one of the most output on the market but representing only middle of the road value for money
#18

79

Caffeo Barista T

Melitta Caffeo Barista T

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Aug 2016
A fully featured and relatively new espresso coffee maker, but representing only moderate value for money

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Nespresso Vertuo

Magimix Nespresso Vertuo

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£179.99

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Nov 2016
A good value for money and fairly new espresso coffee maker, with good features

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CR-1500

Fagor CR‑1500

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£88.24

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May 2016
A bargain price but 2 year old espresso coffee maker, with good features

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat coffee maker is best for me?
AThat's a big question! If you want large amounts of simple, strong coffee, then a French Press is your best bet. An espresso maker serves up a small amount of potent coffee, while a combi machine will create a large array of Italian drinks (cappucinnos, lattes, macchiatos, etc). If you was a the simplest operation, most pod coffee machines offer 1-press coffee making without the fuss.
QWhat coffee makers are best for a single person?
AMost pod coffee machines dispense a single cup at a time, making them excellent for a solo use. A French Press will make a couple of cups at a time, and keep it warm while you drink. Lastly espresso machines usually dispense one or two cups at a time, making them a good choice for a lone coffee drinker.
QWhat coffee makers are best for groups/companies?
ASmall companies would best benefit from a large French Press or a drip coffee machine, since they can make 8-15 cups of coffee at a single time. For large companies - or those with money to burn - a combi machine allows you to very quickly make a wide variety of coffees of all types. However they are very expensive and require regular maintenance.
QWhat are 'coffee pods'?
AA coffee pod is a pre-packaged 'serving' of coffee grounds, which are placed into a special coffee machine which automatically makes the coffee. They are extremely easy to use, and normally give perfectly adequate drinks. However they generate an awful lot of wastage, and there are many questions of their long-term impact on the environment, given that many are non-recyclable.
QWhat is a steam pipe?
AA steam pipe is a special addition for espresso machines - it channels hot steam from the boiler through a thin pipe. This is primarily used for heating and frothing milk for Italian coffee drinks such as cappuccinos.

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Espresso Coffee Maker Buying Guide

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.

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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.

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!