Best Coffee Machine for the Home (Office)

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Now I don’t know about you but I just can’t function without a cup of coffee first thing before I start work! I used to nip into the Costa that they had in my office every day for a cappuccino, then after I started trying to be a bit healthier I switched to an Americano, but still every day!

After a few months now working from home i’ve realised that I was spending a small fortune on coffee a month. But obviously, I’m not getting the nice coffee, so what is the solution? I decided to check out the best coffee machine for the home firstly, so that I can continue to have some decent coffee and secondly, that I don’t go back to spending a fortune at Costa (Sorry Costa!)

One of the things I have noticed about coffee machines for the home is that they tend to split into two main groups. There are those which use pods and those that don’t.

Another thing I have noticed about coffee machines is that you can spend a small fortune on them, crikey! Might actually be cheaper just to move house next door to a Starbucks. Anyway, in no particular order here are five of the best and highly rated coffee machines for the home (office)!

Nescafe Dulco Gusto

This machine is one of the most compact I’ve seen and simple to use. It requires pods which are available at most supermarkets, you just pop one in, make sure the water container has enough water in it (I’ve made this mistake on more than one occasion) and then press the button until you have filled your coffee cup. The pods come in various flavours and are generally easy to use. What I don’t like about these is the empty pods just have to go to land fill which is not good for the environment obviously.

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PRO’s – simple to use / pods widely available

CON’s – not environmentally friendly

Hauswirt Filter Americano Coffee Maker

Now this one looks more like an American diner style and actually makes a pot of fresh coffee from either beans or grounds. It can even make tea – if that’s your “bag” (pun intended). It will grind your beans to one of three levels and then produce up to six cups of coffee AND keep them warm for up to thirty minutes. It has a nice compact design so will fit into a smaller kitchen no problem. Perfect if you have more than one person in the house who likes a cup of coffee in the morning.Hauswirt

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PRO’s – simple to use making up to six cups of coffee / keeps it warm

CON’s – only makes Americano – or black coffee as it used to be called B.S. (before Starbucks)

De’Longhi Magnifica

If you’re a coffee lover and love the smell of freshly ground coffee in the morning then this might be the ideal machine for you. As a “bean to cup” unit it will take your favourite bean, grind it the way you like and make a perfect cup of coffee. It also has a built in milk frother for those creamy cappuccino’s.

Looking very much the part and allowing you to be your own barista it has lots of nice touches. Highly rated on Amazon. Once you have your ideal coffee settings you can leave these so that every cup is as good as the first. You’ll be taking orders and writing their names on their cups in no time!

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PRO’s – looks the part and makes great “from bean” coffee

CON’s – will only fit cups up to 10cm so don’t use that HUGE mug you have / not the cheapest coffee machine

Nespresso Vertuo Next

We’re back to the pods again with this model. It is quite high tech despite its simplistic exterior. It spins the pods once they are placed in the machine and actually reads a bar code around the outside of the pod to ensure that the correct amount of water is run through them. The coffee tastes really nice (I have one of these machines) and has a lovely foam on top created from the spinning effect. The pod’s can be recycled which is great news. I can highly recommend.

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PRO’s -makes really nice coffee simply

CON’s – it uses pods which will add up on top of the machine purchase.

Melitta F86/0 – 100 Barista

Right, so this model is a bit more expensive but what do you get if you go all in with a coffee machine. Well you get 21 preset different coffee recipes, a memory for up to 8 people so you can get your favourite and it even works with a phone App. As you would expect it can use pre-ground beans and also dispense hot water for those philistines that prefer tea! It has two separate bean holders for two different types and also has a separate milk container which it can dispense as hot milk, cappuccino milk or frothy. What can I say, it appears to have all the coffee bases covered.

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PRO’s -makes proper barista style coffee in your favourite recipe

CON’s – it is on the expensive side

So that’s the five coffee machines I would recommend, some based on my own coffee machine (my Nespresso replaced a Dulce Gusto model I had) or based on models that my friends have had and rated them highly. Its clear that people who really LOVE their coffee will be willing to invest a lot of money in their favourite machine to get that freshly brewed cup of coffee. For sheer decadence you should take a look over at the Elite Luxury Gold Plating website. Among many of the beautiful luxury items they have, they sell a gold-plated coffee maker – how would that look in your kitchen?

I hope you liked my coffee machine article. Do you have a coffee machine, if so, what kind is it, do you like it, are there any drawbacks? Please let me know in the comments below.

Now I have finished this article I’m off for a coffee right now………

Take care,

Dave

Simple wfh

8 thoughts on “Best Coffee Machine for the Home (Office)”

  1. Hello there, thank you so much for sharing this. this is a very awesome piece and a very detailed one. I’m really happy I came across this.  Reading about this article best coffee machine for the home(office) sounds really interesting. The reviews given were awesome. It’s good one purchase a durable and a easy to use coffee machine so it will be easy to prepare the coffee 

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  2.  I really like coffee and that is why this article got the better part of me while going through it, I had a coffee machine before but it broke down in less than a month. I really like the coffee machines I am seeing here. I would definitely get one for myself. Thanks for sharing this and I would recommend and also share this to my friends as well

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    • Hi,

      Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with your coffee machine. let me know if you get a new coffee machine, I would love to know which one you chose.

      Take care,

      Dave

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  3. Hi Dave! Totally loved your blog setup. Lovely article. Thanks for your review on best coffee machines for offices. Your recommended machines all look great. I really fancy the Melitta F86/0. It is just quite a shame it is expensive, look at how much digital it looks, I can bet it has got a bunch of amazing features. 

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    • Hi,

      Thanks for your comments. Yes the Melitta does look the business. I still really like the Nespresso one, great machine, simple to use and makes great coffee. In fact I think i’ll go and have one now.

      Best regards,

      Dave

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  4. Taking coffee before sitting on your desk to work makes a lot of difference, it energizes you and keeps your body and mind active. So, the importance of a good cup of coffee can not be over emphasized. It is very nice having your own coffee maker at home and at your office; it cuts cost and stress of ordering or going out to buy one. I can attest to that. I have an old coffee maker at home but with these nice machines you sampled here, I think it’s time to change it. I like the design of the Nescafe Dulco Gusto, it’s sleek and simple.

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    • Hi Peter,

      Yes, nothing like the smell of a freshly brewed cup of coffee. I had a Dulco Gusto machine, I agree, they are well designed and a bit funkier than the box style machines.

      Take care,

      Dave

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