Start your day with a cup of coffee. Well that most of us do early in the morning. But queuing in the morning for a cup of java could be troublesome. If you want to do your own brew at home and to lazy to do manual brew, you can look at our option below. This will make your day without going out just to get a cup of good java. Below are our list of best coffee machine for home.
It came with 4 kcups to test out. I love that you can put hot cocoa pods or even just brew hot water to come out with your tea bag of choice. Brews 6, 8 or 10 oz so you can choose cup size accordingly. I was able to buy reusable kcup pods as well, so I can brew my own grinds as needed.
It’s a little noisy when it takes water from the reservoir. I have not had issues with it spitting or splashing water around.
The water reservoir and drip tray are removable. There’s a auto-off option which shuts the machine off 2 hours after the LAST cup was brewed, not 2 hours after powering on. There’s a light that will come on when more water needs to be added and there’s a light when the machine needs to be descaled of hard water build up.
Overall I am satisfied with this model and the price I paid.
The Vertuo line is completely re-engineered. It takes a bar coded pod (which the machine reads), spins the pod at high speed while injecting over 19 bars of pressure. The result is a very creamy (Crema) coffee or espresso before you even add creamer/milk. Works exactly as they advertise.
The Aerrocino plus is my new favorite toy. Somehow it froths milk into either a creamy blend or whipped froth (depending on which whip you use). It delivers every time. Coolest thing, one touch button and go. Simple and consistent. If you want to control the temperature, hear the steaming sound etc and then have to clean the nozzle everytime; you’ll want a full espresso machine (ie pay 3 times as much and do 3 times as much work).
- Easy to use. Everything is literally 1 touch button.
- Easy to clean. Auto eject pod, rinse milk frother. Done.
- Great performance: cream/milk frother; perfect!
- Excellent espresso; vacuum sealed perfectly roasted coffee beans ground and pressurized.
- Impressive Crema both coffee and espresso.
- Well made, heavy duty components.
- Good selection of espresso and coffee
- Superior customer service.
- Cost vs other options.
- Regular coffee (not espresso) is a little watery (but flavorful) if you don’t short the cup at about 6 ounces.
- Lack of ability to customize, options (if you really want to meddle).
- Ordering pods
- Separate milk frother.
This is an absolute keeper. Meets all my needs, is affordable, doesn’t require a massive cleanup every time you make an espresso and delivers consistent delicious coffee. Worth waiting for!
The set up was fairly easy and straightforward, just MAKE SURE THAT YOU REMOVE THE RED COVER FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE WATER CONTAINER before you start using the machine. The water container is extremely convenient, as it holds a large amount of water and you won’t need to fill it every time you make an espresso -unlike traditional espresso machines.
There are three different options: ESPRESSO, CAPPUCCINO AND LATTE. You have one button for each option. If you press the button ONCE, you will get a small portion (single shot). If you press it TWICE you will get a bigger portion (double shot). Under those buttons you have another feature that lets you set the amount of froth that you want (little to none for Lattes and lots for cappuccinos.) After you plug the machine your three buttons will start flashing. You have to wait a few minutes until their light is fixed, when that happens you can start using the machine.
To make an espresso you simply fill up the filter with your desired brand of ground coffee (you have a single and double shot filters between which you can easily switch) and press the espresso button either once or twice. Your coffee will start pouring within SECONDS. The espresso comes out dark and rich and even has that crema top to it when the shots are finished pouring.
To make a latter of cappuccino is the same procedure, except that you will need to fill up the milk container. To remove the milk container simply pull it horizontally towards you; to put it back, push it horizontally towards the machine until it “clicks” into place. You have arrows on the container and on the surface of the machine that will touch each other when the milk container is correctly inserted. The froth on the cappuccino is great! The bubbles aren’t as fine and “creamy” as you would get from a professional machine at an espresso bar, but the results are still delicious and impressive. The machine dispenses the milk first, then adds the shots of espresso, so I sometimes stir it after it’s done to totally mix the espresso (especially if you add sweetener).
There is definitely an advantage to using the right grind for the coffee beans. Be sure your beans are ground for espresso. I had used beans ground for pour over coffee and the espresso was watery.
This set does have a froth/steam option but does not come with a frothing pitcher to the steam milk in. So you might want to toss an espresso bean grinder and frothing pitcher in your shopping cart too.
Ninja Single-Serve, Pod-Free Coffee Maker Bar with Hot and Iced Coffee, Auto-iQ, Built-In Milk Frother, 5 Brew Styles, and Water Reservoir (CF111)
It makes very good coffee, lets you to choose a few custom brews, makes great iced coffee in a few minutes (!) and espresso-like “specialty” brew. The options and directions are super easy to follow. Everything is marked properly, and the “non drip” is prob my fav thing about this unit, other coffee makers make such a mess! Love the reusable filters, and the filter housing is easy to take out and clean and push back in.
- Single cup brew with different sizes.
- COLD BREW FEATURE!
- Reservoir releases a set amount of water for your setting. You can fill it all the way up and just use the remaining water next time.
- Large recipe book comes with it.
- Regular and Strong brew settings.
- Drip stop — Allows you to cut off the flow into the cup (handy if you used the wrong setting for the size of your cup).
- Preheat setting – Allows you to get your coffee even hotter.
- Frother built in.
- Dual side scoop with storage on the machine.
- Permanent filter option (comes with)
- No Clock/On/Off digital display.
- Mostly plastic construction. I wish that they would make coffee makers look a little nicer since they are displayed on the counter at all times. I would like this thing a lot more if there was more stainless steel. which would probably make it more expensive.
- Uses those cone shaped disposable filters that are more expensive. (or you can use the permanent filter that it comes with)
This coffee maker switches back and forth from caraffe to single cup, and I have been able to fit all of my travel mugs underneath the single cup side because the cup holder is adjustable. It is extremely convenient.
You can program the caraffe or single cup side easily, and have the option to brew regular or bold strength coffee. I actually found that this machine makes the coffee bold enough that I can use less coffee than with other machines and get a great flavor still. I like the fact that the single-serve side has a permanent coffee filter built in that can be used with ground coffee instead of expensive K-cups. This filter is quick and very easy to fill and clean.
My only minor complaint is that is does take a little on the long side to brew, but I think that’s why it makes great coffee, because the water runs slowly through it rather than fastly through the coffee grounds, allowing a stronger flavor.