Top five popular coffee machines of 2013 revealedBosch, Nespresso & DeLonghi models among top five
04 December 2013
Coffee machines are continuing to grow in popularity and we've seen traffic to our coffee machine reviews surge this year. If you're thinking about buying a coffee machine for yourself or as a gift this Christmas, then checking out our list of the top five most popular coffee machines of the year is a good place to start.
Whether you are on the hunt for the ideal gift for the caffeine addict in your life or dreaming of fresh coffee for yourself (perhaps anticipating the children’s early wake-up call on Christmas day), you'll want to choose a coffee machine that makes the best tasting coffee and is easy to use and clean.
To help you narrow down your search, we’ve tracked down the five most popular coffee machine reviews on which.co.uk and have found that every type of machine is represented - including capsule coffee machines, ground coffee machines and bean-to-cup coffee machines.
The most popular coffee machine review, the Bosch Tassimo TAS6515GB, may be a controversial winner as it doesn't fit into any of these categories. Rather, it is an all-round hot drinks maker, which suggests that many people are interested in a more versatile drinks maker. The second most popular review is a capsule coffee machine, the Nespresso U.
To find out whether any of these popular models are worthy of your cash, head to our coffee machine reviews to find out whether any of them have been named Which? Best Buys. You can also use our interactive tool to compare features and prices between models. If you’re not yet a Which? member you can try Which? for £1 and get instant access to all of our reviews and expert advice.
Five most popular coffee machine reviews
1) Bosch Tassimo TAS6515GB
Our most popular review is for a machine that differs from other machines we’ve tested because it’s not technically an espresso maker. The Bosch Tassimo TAS6515GB (above, from £80) is actually a hot drinks machine and uses special ‘T-discs’ to make coffee as well as tea and hot chocolate. Coffee connoisseurs will definitely want to read our review and compare this machine’s results to dedicated espresso makers before committing to a machine that tries to be a jack-of-all-trades.
2) Nespresso U
Taking the silver medal for popularity, the Nespresso U (from £120) is the only capsule coffee machine in our top five. Capsule machines are a quick and easy way to make fresh coffee at home. This machine takes just over 30 seconds to brew an espresso and also takes up very little space making it a great potential gift. But how good does the coffee it makes taste? Our full review reveals all.
3) DeLonghi ECO 310 B Icona
The DeLonghi ECO 310 B Icona (from £106) comes in third place. This stylish coffee machine uses ground coffee or pods to make cappuccinos and espressos. If you’re shopping for a coffee machine that looks fantastic, is easy to use and makes great-tasting coffee, you’ll want to check this machine’s test results before you buy.
4) DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM4200
DeLonghi is also the manufacturer of the subject of our fourth most popular review. The Magnifica ESAM4200 is a fully automated bean-to-cup coffee machine that has an integrated coffee bean grinder allowing you to make coffee that is truly fresh. Starting at £300, it’s substantially more expensive than the other four machines that made it into our top five though – click through to our full review to find out whether it makes coffees worthy of its price.
5) Morphy Richards Meno
Rounding up our top five popular reviews is the Morphy Richards Meno. It’s a traditional espresso maker like the DeLonghi ECO 310 B Icona and also uses ground coffee or pods, but the Meno costs just £70, making it one of the cheapest espresso machines we’ve tested. Read our expert review to find out whether this machine compromises on quality for price.
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