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Coffee machines advice guides

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Whether you're an espresso or cappuccino fan, our expert advice will help you select the best coffee machine for you.

Nespresso, Tassimo or Dolce Gusto?

We compare the major coffee pod brands, from what drinks they make and the price of pods to which brand makes the best coffee

Top five best capsule coffee machines for 2021

We reveal the best – and worst – coffee pod machines you can buy. Find out if Nespresso, Tassimo, Lavazza or Dolce Gusto models make the list.

Which coffee machine brand?

We help you to pick the best coffee machine brand, with insights gained from our years of independent tests - and the experiences of coffee machine owners at home

Coffee machine buying guide

We explain the differences between ground coffee, bean-to-cup and capsule or pod machines. Use our guide to find your perfect coffee machine.

Top five best espresso coffee machines for 2021

Don't waste money on a model that doesn't suit your needs – our round up reveals the best espresso coffee machine for you.

Nespresso Original vs Vertuo - which one should you buy?

Nespresso makes two different capsule coffee systems: Original and Vertuo. Our guide helps you decide which is best for you

Best bean-to-cup coffee machines 2021

We've rounded up our top-scoring bean-to-cup coffee machines to help you find your perfect model. We also reveal the models to avoid.

How to buy the best Nespresso machine

Do you want a Nespresso machine but aren't sure how to choose? We explain how to find the perfect model for you

Top five best Nespresso coffee machines for 2021

We round up the best options if you're looking to buy a Nespresso machine. From the cheapest to the most compact, find out which one is right for you.

How to buy the best Tassimo coffee machine

Interested in buying a Tassimo coffee machine? Our expert guide explains what Tassimo machines offer and how to choose the best

Top five best ground coffee machines for 2021

We reveal which traditional espresso machines have scored highly in our ground coffee taste test.

How to clean your coffee machine

Coffee machines need care and attention to keep them making great coffee. This guide explains how to keep yours at its best.

How to make the best espresso and cappuccino

Our video and step-by-step guide show you how to be a home barista and get the best espressos and cappuccinos from your coffee machine. Plus top tips from our expert on what to look for.

How we test coffee machines

Discover the lengths we go to in our quest to find the Best Buy coffee machines, so you can make the best possible coffees at home.

Useful coffee-making gadgets

Our guide to handy coffee-making accessories, and cheap alternative coffee-makers.

Your top 10 Nespresso questions answered

We answer the most commonly asked questions about Nespresso. Find out where to buy Nespresso, how to use Nespresso machines and more.

How to buy the best filter coffee machine

Standard, pour-over or grind and brew? We explain the different types of filter coffee machine to help you find the best for you.

Best coffee machines 2021

Choose the best coffee machine for you using our expert buying guide and independent coffee machine reviews

How to make macchiatos, flat whites and other popular coffees

Get more from your coffee machine with our guide on how to make popular café-style drinks using espresso as a base.