It can be tough to choose a good coffee machine, and it’s something that you’ll probably do at some point in your life if you drink coffee regularly. Compared to the cost of a cup on the high street, a home coffee machine will pay for itself quickly, so long as you can resist the temptation to indulge at home as well as when you’re out shopping!
There’s a huge number of machines on the market, especially since we’re enjoying a surge in the popularity of drinking coffee in general. While you can’t always make the time to make a freshly ground coffee, it does really stand above instant coffee, no matter how good those are.
The most popular brands of machine include familiar names like Delonghi, but you have to look a little further afield if you’re looking for the best results for the best price. For example, the German company Melitta are very popular at the moment, as they’ve managed to create a range of machines that are much cheaper than their rivals, but haven’t achieved that at the expense of quality. You can see this in reviews of the Melitta range, where they highlight the value while at the same time give high praise to the richness of the coffee. Their Caffeo Bistro review in particular stands out for its ease of use on top of that value and functionality winning combination.
For those that are willing so spend a little more to get something that stands out in the field of coffee makers, Heston Blumenthal’s Sage range are the clear market leader at the moment, but they’re probably both too expensive and too complicated to learn for the average coffee lover, who’s looking for something that’s just a step or two up from the instant coffee we talked about earlier.
These bean to cup coffee machines are popular because of the combination of ease of use, the resulting drink (that can be as good as your local Costa!) and the kudos you’ll get from your friends when they pop around for a coffee and a chat. It’s a great way to impress, and even if you’re home alone, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to enjoy a great coffee along with the peace and quiet!