Many people like to start their day with a cup of coffee. This fragrant drink gives vivacity, which is enough for a long time, it has a refined taste and original aroma. In addition, coffee is also considered a very healthy drink – it increases concentration, allows you to better cope with stressful situations, improves your mood and helps fight even a headache.
Of course, instant coffee does not have such properties, all of them are inherent exclusively in the grain version. However, in the morning there is often not enough time to prepare a serving of this drink. A coffee maker helps to cope with this – a special device designed specifically to brew coffee without the actual participation of a person. Home appliance stores have had such devices for a very long time, but not everyone knows on the basis of what factors this device should be chosen. Our roundup of the best coffee makers of the year aims to fill that gap. In this article, we will not only analyze the specific characteristics of the selected models, but also talk about the rules for buying such a product.
How should you choose a coffee maker in 2022?
First of all, let’s make a reservation that all devices can be divided into five key groups – carob, portion, capsule, automatic and espresso combines. The first variety is the easiest to use. A special tank, made in the form of a horn, is filled with ground coffee and inserted into the machine. In such a machine, the drink is prepared in about 40-50 seconds. Some models are also equipped with a special tube that allows you to get milk foam.
Portion models according to the principle of operation are similar to carob ones, however, instead of a horn, so-called pods are used – these are compressed tablets of ground coffee. Each such tablet is wrapped in filter paper, thanks to which the drink will retain its freshness for a long time. The devices are compact in size and relatively inexpensive. In capsule coffee makers, coffee capsules are used, placed in a shell made of aluminum or plastic. In such devices, the drink is prepared quite quickly – about 30 seconds, within one day you can get up to 50 cups of the drink. Devices are unpretentious in work, do not need special care. Espresso combines have a wide functionality – they not only brew coffee, but also grind beans. Because of this feature, they have decent overall dimensions and high cost.
Be sure to consider before purchasing a coffee maker where it will be located. On sale you can find both fairly compact devices suitable for small-sized kitchens, and large-sized devices that need a decent amount of free space.
Ideally, the coffee maker should be equipped with a thermoblock – this element measures and heats the required amount of liquid, as needed to prepare one serving. The speed of cooking is directly related to the power of this element, which ranges from 130 W to 1.5 kW. For a home machine, the optimal parameter would be 750-800 watts. It is important to consider how many cups per day the product is capable of preparing. For home use, a device that dispenses about 30-40 cups is quite suitable.
When choosing models to include in our ranking of the best coffee makers, we mainly relied on the points above. However, a number of other factors were taken into account – the ratio of price and quality of products, as well as user reviews. We tried to include not the most expensive devices in the review so that they are affordable for most of our readers.
3. Krups KP 1301/1305/1308 Lumio
This product has a pump with a high level of performance, due to which it is possible to achieve a pressure of about 15 bar. Thanks to this feature, the output is delicious and high-quality coffee with a thick milk foam that retains its shape for a long time, so the drink is comparable to coffee obtained from a professional coffee maker. The design is absolutely compatible with all Nescafe Dolce Gusto format capsules, so it can prepare up to 15 different types of coffee, including premium class – grande, cappuccino, espresso. The functional side allows you to cook hot chocolate, cocoa and a number of other healthy and tasty drinks. The model is characterized by low power consumption, as it automatically turns off within a minute after the completion of the cooking process. Such a function allows not only to reduce the amount of electricity spent, but also greatly slow down the process of wear of the heating element.
The interface here is very clear – even a person who has never encountered an automatic coffee maker before will be able to figure out how to use it within a few seconds. The height of the drip tray can be adjusted as needed, allowing you to use glasses and cups of various heights. The water tank and drip tray are removable elements. Moreover, they can be washed not only by hand, but also in the dishwasher.
- Quite an interesting appearance of the device;
- Compatible with a large number of capsules;
- If desired, you can prepare a large portion of the drink;
- High level of pressure and power;
- Removable parts are easy to wash.
- The pump is powerful, so it works quite noisily.
Krups KP 1301/1305/1308 Lumio
2. Bosch TAS 3202/3203/3204/3205 SUNY
It has a body made of glossy plastic, which gives the design additional style and originality. Thanks to this, this model will easily fit into any kitchen interior. It is light in weight, so it can be easily moved to another place or removed altogether. The coffee turns out to be very tasty, but such a coffee maker works exclusively with Tassimo capsules. You can use it to make your own espresso or cappuccino. In order to prepare a drink, the user just needs to load the capsule and pour water into the device, then press the appropriate button – the device will do the rest on its own. It will determine the type of coffee by the barcode printed on the capsule, automatically calculate the required amount of water, temperature and preparation time.
The design provides for a flow-type water heater that heats water several times faster than the storage model, so the unit quickly prepares for work and brews coffee much faster than other similar models. When the drink is ready, the product automatically turns off, which helps to reduce electricity costs and make products safer. The developers also equipped the device with an automatic cleaning and descaling system. This greatly facilitates the care of the coffee maker.
- One of the cheapest models in our entire review;
- There is a self-cleaning system;
- Decent selection of drinks;
- The device is easy to use and maintain.
- Weak pump, so it is unlikely that it will be possible to create high pressure.
Bosch TAS 3202/3203/3204/3205 SUNY
1. De’Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Touch Animation
This capsule-type machine is equipped with a fully automated cappuccinatore, inside of which there is also a milk container. This factor makes the device suitable for almost instant preparation of a wide variety of drinks such as cappuccino, latte, macchiato and other elite coffees. Also, the device has a fairly efficient pump, with which pressure is created up to 19 bar – you can make espresso, ristretto and even lungo. The drink will have a stable milk foam, which, by the way, is far from being obtained with all professional-type devices. All containers of the device are removable, so it is quite easy to clean them from accumulated plaque and scale. The manufacturer recommends doing this regularly so that microorganisms do not accumulate inside and an unpleasant odor does not form.
The device has a reservoir for used coffee, which will not allow spillage of debris in the kitchen. If desired, you can prepare drinks of various strengths and volumes. To do this, the coffee maker has an original function – the ability to control the amount of water used to prepare one serving. The device is absolutely compatible with any Nespresso capsules. The model turned out to be very overall, largely due to the volumetric water tank, which can fit up to 0.9 liters of liquid. The warranty period is 2 years.
- Electronic control of the touch type, and there is even a character display of the liquid crystal type;
- LED indication of the readiness of the drink;
- Possibility to change the portion size;
- The drip tray can be adjusted in height;
- There is a container that holds up to 11 used capsules.
De’Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Touch Animation
3. Braun KF 47
The products are very popular among Russian consumers, largely due to the high quality of workmanship and the use of reliable materials in production. The volume of the water tank is 1.25 liters, in addition, the model is equipped with an automatic shut-off function. The power of the heater when operating at the highest parameters reaches 1 kW. The model is framed in a classic design, the external parameters do not differ at all from the standard ones. Products work with standard paper filters, reusable ones are not supplied. Management here is elementary – there is only one single physical type power button, it is located at the bottom of the front panel. The water tank filling scale is displayed on the front panel, so you can easily see how much liquid is poured into the tank.
At the back of the device, you can find a compartment where the excess electrical cord is removed. The nest for disposable filters can be easily removed and cleaned of all contaminants. In general, users note a high level of product reliability. The coffee maker is made in two color options – black or white. The method of brewing coffee is made using OptiBrew technology: high-pressure boiling water is fed into a special filter, where ground coffee is poured. The volume of the glass flask is designed for 10 cups of coffee, the lid configuration is well thought out. The warranty period is quite long – two years.
- The power of the device is 1000 W;
- Water tank capacity 1.25 l;
- Anti-drip protection and heating function are provided;
- Made exclusively from safe plastic;
- All removable parts are dishwasher safe.
- There is no coffee strength selector in the design;
- There is no filter for the water entering the tank.
Braun KF 47
2. Philips HD7457 Daily Collection
This coffee maker allows you to prepare coffee of the highest quality with minimal effort and time. The main difference in the design of the device is the presence of a transparent jug, where the brewed coffee enters. Its volume is 1.2 liters, and this part is equipped with the Aroma function and attractive LED lighting, which gives the whole coffee maker additional style and originality. It turns on when the device is activated. In order to determine the amount of water remaining in the device, the developers installed a special LED indicator. Another important quality is the ability to prepare about 10-15 cups of coffee in one go. Despite the fact that this device is a drip model, ground coffee can be used here.
The coffee maker is equipped with a permanent filter, however, if necessary, the user can use disposable parts. All elements, with the exception of the thermal jug, can be washed both under running water and in the dishwasher.
- Quite acceptable cost;
- Intuitive control;
- Ease of maintenance and care;
- The presence of an automatic heating system for both water and ready-made coffee.
- Insufficient information content of the instructions;
- The developers did not provide an automatic shutdown function.
Philips HD7457 Daily Collection
1. Melitta Optima Glass Timer
It is made on the basis of a case made of high-quality plastic, on which various impurities will not be noticeable, although it is made in white. At the same time, you can prepare many cups of delicious and aromatic coffee, because the volume of the container is more than a liter. In this regard, the device is widely popular not only in domestic conditions, but also in small cafes. Power consumption is not very high – only 850 watts. Overall dimensions are insignificant – 260x340x200 mm, so the coffee maker can be installed even in a small kitchen. In order to make coffee, you need to take carefully ground beans. The device has a special delayed start timer, so even in the evening you can program the cooking time of the product with an accuracy of 5 minutes. An auto-off feature is also provided here.
Despite the relatively low price, the device has a decalcification function, which, without user intervention, is able to quickly and effectively descale all the main elements. In operation, the model is quite simple, it is available in two colors – black and white. The water container of the coffee maker has well-thought-out ergonomics, besides, it is designed to use paper-type filters of 102 format. Another important quality of the product is the ability to adjust to a certain water hardness. There are four options for working with this function: depending on the selected parameter, the structure will determine itself after what time decalcification should be carried out.
- Decent power for a household appliance – 850 W;
- High quality manufacturing of components;
- There is a built-in timer as well as a clock.
- There is no reusable filter.
Melitta Optima Glass Timer
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2. De’Longhi ECP 33.21
A very solid product developed by experienced engineers. The device is designed to work with ground coffee or with portioned pods. The coffee maker comes with several types of filters. The maximum pressure provided by the pump is 15 bar. You can get a dense and persistent milk foam using a special cappuccinatore handle equipped with a metal panarello nozzle. It is this part that serves as a source of hot water for making tea. One of the key features of this model is the presence of a double removable drip tray, on which even very tall mugs – up to 14 cm can be placed. The case has an attractive appearance. It is made of durable plastic, resistant to thermal and other influences. There are metal inserts that give the device an additional appeal. Coloring is different – black, white or red.
There is a storage system, which is a special tray located at the top, where all the filters included in the kit are attached. The water tank has a viewing window located in front of the device. The cup stand is fixed securely, so the glasses will not rattle when pouring a drink.
- Two cups of coffee can be prepared at the same time;
- In stock electronic system of automatic shutdown of the device;
- The warranty period is 2 years;
- Equipment power is 1050 W;
- The volume of the water tank is 1 l.
- The horn is initially very tight, so at first it should be handled very carefully.
De’Longhi ECP 33.21
1. Gaggia Gran Style
This coffee maker is designed for both home use and installation in small offices, catering establishments and so on. With its help, you can prepare espresso, latte, cappuccino and some other types of coffee, and the quality of the drink will not differ in any way from drinks that are prepared on professional equipment. the body and drip tray are made of durable plastic with a matte coating, which does not leave fingerprints and other contaminants. The coffee group and portafilter are made of food-grade aluminum, and the boiler is made of aluminum alloy that does not expand under high temperatures. This coffee maker has a patented Crema Perfetta portafilter, thanks to which a persistent and dense milk foam is obtained.
Switching to the standby mode is performed automatically here. There are several cup holders at the top of the device so that the user has them at hand at all times. All elements associated with liquids and ground coffee can be easily removed and rinsed. The design is quite stylish, which allows the device to optimally fit into any interior. The maximum pressure is 15 bar, thanks to which the espresso is original and very tasty. The milk foam is whipped up within a few seconds. There are two types of filters in the kit – one for the ground product, the second is for portioned in pods.
- The optimal ratio of price and quality for coffee makers of this type;
- original appearance;
- Excellent taste characteristics of finished coffee.
- In order to get a lush milk foam, you have to adapt a little.
Gaggia Gran Style
Automatic coffee makers
2. Melitta Caffeo Solo&Milk
With this device, you can prepare all the most popular types of coffee, as this model has a special element that allows you not only to get a dense milk foam, but also simply heat the milk to the required temperature. The outlet of the drink outside the device is adjustable in height, so here you can use both classic coffee bowls and glasses, glasses or mugs. The stand has a heating system that helps to keep the drink hot for a long time. The pressure during the brewing process can reach 15 bar, and this parameter can be adjusted by the user depending on their needs, for example, on the richness of taste. This is one of the few designs that is equipped with a liquid crystal display with LED backlighting. It displays all the basic data regarding the preparation process of the selected drink.
The device also has indicators with pictograms that will inform the user about the emptying of certain tanks, for example, with water or ground coffee. The product has a timer that allows you to set the shutdown time after a certain time period. Internal elements can be cleaned of limescale in automatic mode – for this, manufacturers have provided a special function. This product works exclusively with grain coffee – up to 125 g of grains are placed in the corresponding tank. The volume of the water container is 1.2 liters.
- Quite acceptable cost;
- Prepares exceptionally high-quality drinks;
- There are automatic cleaning programs, a descaling filter is provided inside.
- There are only three degrees of grinding grains;
- Cappuccino can only be prepared by hand.
Melitta Caffeo Solo&Milk
1. De’Longhi Magnifica S ECAM 22.360/366
This coffee maker has a built-in mechanism for grinding coffee beans, and it is designed for 13 degrees of grinding at once. Due to this, you can brew original coffee beans without fear that it will lose its pleasant aroma and taste. In total, this model has six programs that allow you to prepare various kinds of drinks. To start them, just press the corresponding key located on the front panel of the case, after which all processes will be performed automatically. The coffee maker has a built-in cappuccinatore, so the owner does not have to worry about getting milk foam. The display here is liquid crystal, it displays textual information showing the owner which functions are currently active.
Due to the controls, you can set the temperature of the drink, its final volume, the amount of raw materials consumed. If necessary, a cup of coffee can be preheated, start automatic cleaning of the device, start or turn off the device according to a schedule. If suddenly the water or coffee in the device starts to run out, the user will be informed about this not only by a warning on the screen, but also by a corresponding sound alarm. Another important point is a very long warranty period for the unit, which is as long as five years.
- There are a huge number of different settings;
- The dispenser spout can change its height depending on the height of the glass or cup;
- The maximum volume of water in the tank is 1.8 liters;
- Decent volume of the tank for coffee beans;
- Elementary maintenance of the device;
- The result is a very tasty coffee.
- There is no automatic program for making americano.
De’Longhi Magnifica S ECAM 22.360/366
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Well, here we have finished our story about the best coffee makers that can only be found on the shelves of Russian household appliance stores. We tried to collect as much data as possible for each model so that you can decide whether the product suits you or if you should look for something more suitable. If the information seemed insufficient or you have some questions, then feel free to contact us in the comments. We will try to quickly collect additional information and present it to you in full.