Best coffee machines 2021
How to buy the best coffee machine
From cheap and cheerful Nespresso makers to commercial-style espresso machines, there's never been a greater choice of . And with prices ranging from as little as £30 to more than £1,000, it pays to spend a little time working out what the best option is for you.
Best coffee machines for 2021
We've rounded up our pick of the best coffee machines from our independent tests to help you find the right model for your home.
Tables updated: November 2020
Which bean-to-cup coffee machines are the best?
The from brands such as , , and grind coffee beans for the freshest cup possible. These also tend to automate more of the coffee making process and have self-cleaning functions for hands-free coffee prep.
Which capsule or pod coffee machines are the best?
Which ground coffee machines are the best?
The include models made by , and . Ground coffee machines are the classic coffee maker. You measure and prepare your coffee, and usually froth milk manually with a steam pipe rather than an automatic frother. They can take a little more time to get used to, but you'll have more control over your coffee.
Which coffee machines should you avoid buying?
Even the big brands can produce a dud from time to time. Among our list of disappointing coffee machines is a model from a popular capsule brand. This produced poor espressos that left our tasting panel underwhelmed. The below are best avoided.
How do we test coffee machines?
Which? is independent – we work for you, so you can be sure our coffee machine recommendations are influenced only by our test results.
We don’t take advertising and we buy all the products that we assess. With more than 50 years' expertise in testing home appliances, you can trust that we’re the experts in separating the good from the bad.
Updated: November 2020