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Which? reveals new coffee machine Best Buys

Nescafé, Bosch & DeLonghi coffee machines reviewed

Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto KP120840 Mini Me

The Mini Me is an affordable & compact capsule coffee machine

If you’re an espresso enthusiast or cappuccino connoisseur, you’ll be pleased to know our latest test results are in. We’ve put coffee machines to the test, brewing enough espresso to get even the most dedicated caffeine lover buzzing. 

We’ve got brand new test results for six models, several of which have breezed through our tests to join the ranks of our coffee machine Best Buys. 

Which? members can see full test results for more that 100 coffee machines – and see which machines we’ve rated as Best Buys – by visiting our coffee machines reviews. If you’re not yet a Which? member you can get access to all our reviews by signing up for a £1 trial.

Best Buy coffee machines

There are a few stars in this group of coffee machines, with one achieving a score of 85% in our expert tests. 

The models tested include the dinky Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me capsule machine, which is small enough to fit in even the busiest of kitchens, and Francis Francis’ Y3 – another capsule machine which uses iperEspresso capsules from Illy to make a brew. Our full results reveal whether these capsule machines are as convenient as they seem.

Three bean-to-cup machines from Bosch, Philips and DeLonghi have also faced our tough tests. Some bean-to-cup machines cost over £1,000, so check our full reviews to see which one of these three affordable coffee machines scored 80% in our tests.

Coffee machine reviews

The list of coffee machines we’ve just tested is as follows:

Capsule coffee machines
Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me EDG305.BG – £53
FrancisFrancis Y3 – £150

Bean-to-cup coffee machines
Bosch TES50129RW VeroCafe – £330
Philips Saeco HD8750/18 Intuita – £250
DeLonghi ESAM 2800 Caffé Corso – £370

Traditional coffee machines
DeLonghi ECC220 R Motivo – £90

Typical prices correct as of 9 May 2014.

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