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The 8 Best Coffee Machines for a Perfect Espresso

The 8 Best Coffee Machines for a Perfect Espresso

We've put together the best coffee makers for home use based on the price, cost, versatility and overall quality of the coffee maker to make a good purchase.

Currently capsules are the most practical format popularized by Nespresso, Delta Q, or Dolce Gusto. Traditional and automatic mill machines continue to offer complete freedom of choice.

Nespresso Inissia guarantees an excellent espresso


Nespresso D40 Inissia It is a very compact espresso machine perfect for those looking for simplicity of use and the taste of the Nespresso range. We like the design, color availability and promotions that usually accompany these machines.

We don't like the price per capsule being the most expensive system. We also do not like to have to buy accessories to prepare drinks with milk (Aeroccino), or opt for much more expensive machines.

  • Coffee machine price around 99 € in UK
  • Price of Nespresso capsules goes from 0.39 € at 0.47
  • Fast warm up to 25 seconds
  • Automatically shuts off after 9 seconds
  • Reservoir for about 10 used capsules

Delta Q Qool Evolution is the smartest machine

Delta Q

Delta's capsule system is Q Qool Evolutuion the best model in terms of quality, durability and ease of use. Your Delta Q capsules have a large selection of coffees, teas, herbal tea and cereals.

The most advantageous coffee machine has a large water tank, is intuitive and already has programmable buttons. This is so that you can set the volume of coffee in each espresso cup. It also has an adjustable tray for tall glasses.

  • Coffee machine price around 79 € in UK
  • Delta Q caps price goes from 0.29 € at 0.37
  • Possibility to program the long coffee and herbal tea extraction button
  • Warm up takes up to 60 seconds
  • Enter mode stand by after 10 minutes
  • Reservoir for about 10 used capsules

We recommend to anyone who not only wants to take advantage of Delta coffees, but also a selection of teas, herbal tea and cereal drinks. The machine is robust and elegant, but does not produce milk drinks except in the Milk version, around 99 €.

Dolce Gusto Piccolo machine has the largest beverage diversity

DOLCE GUSTO Krups Piccolo

The Dolce Gusto (Nescafé) capsule system is Piccolo the most advantageous machine, elegantly designed and absolutely simple to use. Strive for a variety of drinks, from ristretto espresso to Starbucks editions, teas and milk drinks.

We like the huge diversity of drinks (with various coffee brands), the even cheaper compatible coffee capsules already available and the overall price per coffee. We do not like the lack of reservoir for used capsules, requiring more maintenance.

  • Coffee machine price around 49 € in UK
  • Dolce Gusto capsules range in price from 0.27 € at 0.36
  • Warm up takes up to 30 seconds
  • Enter mode stand by after 5 minutes
  • No reservoir for used capsules

The Continent Selection Coffee Machine is the economical solution

Continent system

The most economical option is machine Continent Selection, superior to Pingo Doce's offer, both in machine design and durability and user reports. It has its own system of capsules for coffee, teas and other beverages.

We like the price per unit of both the machine and the capsules and the ability to set the volume of each print run. There is also a good range of flavors and the promise that Continente capsules can be used in Nespresso machines.

We don't like the quality of the machine's materials, especially the lever. In addition, Continente capsule espresso may not suit all palates, but it does reflect the lower price.

  • Coffee machine price around 39 € in UK
  • Dolce Gusto capsules range in price from 0.20 € at 0.22
  • Capsules compatible with Nespresso machines
  • Fast heating
  • Personalized coffee volume control
  • Reservoir for about 10 used capsules

KRUPS Arabica Display is the best automatic mill option


THE KRUPS EA817810 It is fully automatic. We like the compact machine-like design, good building materials, the clear LCD screen, a large water tank (1.7 L) and a 260-gram coffee tank.

Vending machines are more expensive at the time of purchase, but give more freedom of choice over the type and price of coffee used. We recommend this grinder machine especially for those who drink a lot of coffee a day, or for large families.

We don't like the (inevitable) noise whenever grinding is in progress and throughout extraction. It also requires more space in the stall, while dregs can cause more dirt but are a greener solution than capsules.

  • Coffee machine price starts at 329 € in UK
  • LCD display for succinct control of various modes
  • Warm up in less than 1 minute
  • 9-cycle capacity deposit
  • You can brew 2 coffees simultaneously, or sequential brewing
  • Variable coffee volume in milliliters and dosage (gr)
  • Grinding fineness adjustment
  • Steam / milk foam function
  • Turns off automatically
  • Automatic maintenance (descaling)

KRUPS XP is the best hand coffee maker


We like the extremely compact format of the KRUPS XP 344010, the build quality and the ability to make milk-based drinks, or simply hot water for tea. Also here we can use the coffee we want.

On the other hand, as a manual machine, it has to be the user to follow all the extraction steps. This implies more work, or maintenance. From the start of the machine, when placing the coffee in the filter, tighten the knob and, at the end, remove the grounds.

  • Coffee machine price starts at € 101 in UK
  • Fast warm up in 40 seconds
  • You can have 2 coffees at the same time (filter for 2 included)
  • Steam / milk foam function
  • 1.1 L water tank
  • Turns off automatically after 5 minutes

Traditional machines can use ground coffee, or use ESE sachets / pellets (Easy Serving Espresso). They also guarantee a creamy espresso and can prepare milk-based drinks.

DIMOBILLI D3 accepts all coffee formatsDIMOBILLI D3

The D3 is made in UK by Maquicaf, but is only available at Rádio Popular stores. Of the various models, from D2 to D6, the D3 stands out for being built-in, taking up less bench space.

We like to be able to use Delta Q, Dolce Gusto, Nespresso capsule coffee (when purchasing a separate adapter), as well as accepting espresso coffee powder and espresso coffee.

We also like the ease of use, the various accessories available, the aluminum construction and above all the price. Already, on the other hand, it is relatively noisy.

  • Coffee machine price around 100 € in UK
  • Uses Delta, Dolce Gusto capsules, ESE tablets and ground coffee
  • You can also use Nespresso capsules (extra accessory) for D3
  • You can take 2 coffees at once
  • 1 L water tank
  • Can be recessed

The Nespresso Gemini 200 is the best professional solution.


Nespresso's professional solutions come in many models, the Gemini CS 200 PRO being the most advantageous. It already allows a double extraction (2 cups simultaneously), hot water outlet and a large container for capsule collection.

It is an automatic coffee machine, simply put the desired capsule, select the size of coffee (Ristretto, Espresso or Lungo), and wait for the extraction. In the end, the double deposit of 35 capsules (total and 70) collects the garbage.

  • Coffee machine price around 1500 €
  • Suitable for consumption of more than 600 capsules per month.
  • Has cup warming plate
  • You can have 2 coffees at the same time, with 3 sizes to choose from.
  • Lets you get hot water for tea
  • Simple and automatic use
  • Maintenance Alerts
  • 6 liter water tank
  • Container with capacity for 70 used capsules
  • Can be connected directly to water mains
  • Power save mode
  • Turns off automatically after 5 minutes

Although expensive, the Gemini 200 is a machine with guaranteed results that will give any company a good image.


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