Whether you like to kick-start your morning with a short and intense espresso or prefer to calmly sip a long latte, there’s bound to be a coffee machine that will make your life easier.
Whilst you may think that it’s an impulse buy, the reality is that purchasing a coffee machine will help save you money in the long run, as well as helping you cut back on plastic waste – a win-win situation if you ask us.
You may have spent countless hours trying to find the right machine for you but with such an array of options available on the market, it may be turning out to be a challenge. Don’t worry though, as we have created a list of the best coffee machines to buy in 2020 just for you — get ready to become a skilled barista.
Nespresso Lattissima One, £149
Featuring three simple settings, the Nespresso Lattissima One will effortlessly deliver espressos and coffees for americanos, cappuccinos and lattes with just a simple touch of a button. Whilst choosing this machine will limit you to Nespresso pod coffees, there is an array of flavours to choose from, meaning you’ll never grow tired of the same flavour.
Use the perfect amount of milk each time you make a drink, as the milk compartment is the ideal size for a single serving. With a low-energy mode, LED alerts that inform you when a clean is needed, and a rather speedy 25-second heat-up time, this is a perfect choice for you.
Smarter Coffee (2nd Generation), £179.99
A wonderfully stylish choice, this innovative coffee machine gives you the flexibility of controlling it via your smartphone or Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant-enabled devices — imagine the simplicity.
Prepare your coffee remotely and, if needed, the featured warming plate will keep your brew hot for up to 40 minutes. A useful element of the accompanying app is that it will allow you to check the water levels remotely so that you know when to top it up without having to waste time.
Over time, the app will learn your routine. Personalise the settings and choose the strength and coarseness of the grind to create your perfect cup of coffee every day — doesn’t it sound idyllic?
De’Longhi Dedica EC685, £180
Don’t be fooled by its size, as this powerful coffee machine is a perfect choice for someone looking for a compact and quick fix. Effortlessly handcraft your perfect cup of coffee each morning in just a few minutes, as superb features and functions make it easy to use.
Whether you use pods or ground coffee, rest assured that you’ll make a perfect cup of coffee each time. You won’t have to wait around, as it heats up in 30 seconds — perfect for a quick caffeine fix. This machine features three interchangeable devices for the perfect milk froth, allowing you to explore the variety of blends you can create — doesn’t it sound wonderful?
Nespresso by Sage Creatista Uno SNE500BKS, £229
Effortless to use and clean, this second Nespresso machine in our list is a great investment. Perfect for those who enjoy a touch of milk froth, this machine can produce three different types of milk foam, thereby offering variety to your favourite drinks.
Although limited to the Nespresso pods, a variety of flavours are available so rest assured your palate will maintain interest. Heating up in just 25 seconds, this coffee machine features adjustable settings to control your cup size and milk texture — ideal for those wanting to switch up and try something new each time. Quiet and energy-saving, you’ll waste no time getting your caffeine fix with this option.
Melitta Barrista Smart, £913
If you’re searching for a bean-to-cup coffee machine, then you may wish to consider the Melitta Barrista Smart. Why? Because it does it all. Grind your fresh coffee beans, create a fantastic coffee, use the integrated brother for milkier coffees — if you prefer — and even control it from your smartphone.
On those days when you want to stay a little longer in bed, simply press a button on the app and your coffee machine will prepare it for you —that coffee aroma will certainly encourage you to get up.
With 21 different coffee recipes, this is a simple touch and go machine that would be an excellent addition to your kitchen.
Sage by Heston Blumenthal Oracle Touch Next Generation, £1,799
If you’re searching for the machine that makes incredible espressos and lattes, then the automatic bean-to-cup Sage by Heston Blumenthal is truly a wondrous invention. Giving you a delicious option of coffee in a variety of styles, this coffee machine is easy to use, as a simple swipe of the interactive touchscreen will get you started.
Incredibly stylish, this design is bound to impress anyone that walks into your kitchen. Featuring a stainless-steel boiler triple heat system, adjustable strengths, textures and temperatures, you’ll be able to save your settings for your ideal blends — worth noting that up to eight household members can also save their personalised settings.
Did we mention you can also experiment with latte art? This coffee machine is a dream come true.