Best coffee machine

The best coffee machine is worth investing in to ensure you can always enjoy a fresh cup of java juice whenever you need one.

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The best coffee machine is a worthwhile investment for caffeine fiends. Owning your own coffee maker means that you can enjoy a freshly brewed cup of Joe at any time of the day and night that suits you, and some machines even have built-in timers so you can wake up to a fresh pot of filter coffee every single morning. We've hand-picked a selection of the best coffee machines available now. 

Staff pick

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Russell Hobbs 20680 "Buckingham" filter coffee machine

A capable machine for everyday use

Simple to use.


Pros:

  • Showerhead technology 
  • Built-in timer 
  • Permanent filter 

Cons:

  • No strength options 

Russell Hobbs' "Buckingham" filter coffee machine is a great mid-range choice with a 1.25-litre glass jug ideal for everyday use in the average household. It has advanced showerhead technology that soaks all the grounds inside the permanent, reusable filter to ensure all the flavour is fully extracted from your coffee grains. This brews quickly has a keep-warm function and a useful built-in 24-hour timer. 

Best compact option

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Swan programmable coffee maker

A smaller option with a compact footprint

Ideal for the office.


Pros:

  • Built-in timer 
  • Automatic shut-off 
  • Two hour warming plate 

Cons:

  • Only 700 watts 

This is a smaller machine from Swan with a 750ml capacity which makes it ideal for anyone who lives alone, or coffee-lovers looking for a compact machine to have in their office. This has an illuminated LCD screen for the programmable, 24-hour timer and a warming plate to keep coffee at the perfect temperature for up to two hours. This offers anti-drip protection and is equipped with an automatic shut off function as well as boil-dry protection.  

Best high-tech choice

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Smarter Coffee "WiFi Bean to Cup" filter coffee machine

Connected coffee maker with app and voice control

Next-gen option for smart homes.


Pros:

  • Works with smart home devices
  • Remote control via the app
  • Grinds fresh coffee beans 

Cons:

  • Very high cost 

This incredibly high-end machine is Wi-Fi enabled and allows you to control it remotely by using the Smarter app on any iOS and Android device, or with your voice using Amazon Alexa or Google home devices. The app offers a "Wake Up" mode to have fresh coffee brewing while you're still in bed, and "Home Mode" that has a pot ready for you when you walk in the door. Via the app, you can personalize your coffee to adjust the grind strength, number of cups, and choice of freshly ground or filtered. This has a 1.5-litre capacity and an LCD for manual control. 

Best portable choice

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Russell Hobbs 22630 "Brew and Go" filter coffee machine and mug

Mini machine that makes a mug of Joe to go

Great for commuters. 

Pros:

  • Permanent filter
  • Travel mug included
  • Built-in timer 

Cons:

  • Only suitable for use with the mug 

This is a handy little machine for commuters or to have in your workplace. It quickly and simply brews up real coffee from fresh grounds into a mug you can take on the go with you. The travel mug is made of stainless steel and has a 400ml capacity. This has a built-in timer so you can have a mug of hot coffee waiting for you to grab as you're running out of the door in the morning. This has a permanent filter, and the mug is dishwasher-safe. 

Best large capacity

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Morphy Richards 162010 filter coffee maker

A generous jug that offers up to 12 cups at a time

Great for larger households.

Pros:

  • Strength settings
  • Built-in timer 
  • 1.8-litre capacity 

Cons:

  • Larger footprint 

This is a larger capacity coffee maker that can deliver up to 12 cups of coffee at a time thanks to its 1.8-litre jug. This is another option with a programmable timer that allows you to wake up to a fresh coffee. This machine benefits from pour-over technology with a showerhead style water distribution for a fuller flavoured result. This has a reusable, permanent filter and an easy to read bright LCD. This Morphy Richards maker boasts adjustable coffee strength selectors so you can choose your preferred intensity. 

Best insulated option

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Melitta Easy Therm II filter coffee maker

A tidy option that will keep coffee warm for hours

A good all-day option. 


Pros:

  • Dishwasher-safe jug and filter 
  • Automatic shut-off 
  • Clever cord storage

Cons:

  • Only one litre capacity 

Designed in Germany, this machine has a compact footprint and the benefit of a double-walled insulated jug that will keep your brew hot for two hours. It has a 1-litre capacity and a removable direct-brew, drip-through lid and detachable anti-drip, swivel filter that is safe to go in the dishwasher. This machine's power cord is integrated into the base, so you only need to pull out as much as you need, and the rest stays neatly tucked away.  

Java generators 

These coffee machines are all capable choices that will help you get your caffeine hit one way or another. Our staff pick, the Russell Hobbs 20680 "Buckingham" filter coffee machine, brews an entire pot of coffee really quickly, and with the built-in timer, you can ensure one is ready and waiting for you every single morning. 

Another Russell Hobbs coffee machine we like is the Russell Hobbs 22630 "Brew and Go" filter coffee machine and mug. This travel-friendly mini maker will fix you a 400ml cup of Joe to take with you on the go. 

If you have a generous budget, we strongly recommend the Smarter Coffee "WiFi Bean to Cup" filter coffee machine. It's at the very top end of the home-coffee machine market, but it grinds fresh beans and thanks to its Wi-Fi connectivity, it can be controlled remotely via an app, or even with your voice.