Don’t you want good coffee without putting in a lot of effort? You can choose from capsule coffee machines.
1. Nespresso C30 Essenza Mini
Essenza Mini has not been out for one year, but it is still at the top of the ratings and is the top among capsule coffee machines.
The system has all the necessary standard functions:
- Auto-disconnect when not in use;
- Adjustment of portions;
- An indication of water level and its inclusion;
- Drain tray that can be removed;
- Preparation of various coffee drinks in an automatic mode.
With a compact size and reliable operation, the Nespresso C30 is really easy to use.
On the negative side, the device does not have a cappuccinatore; however, given the small price of the device, this is a small drawback.
2. Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Machine by Sage
An excellent offer from one of the leading manufacturers of kitchen appliances.
The following features are included in this coffee machine:
- There are 11 settings for milk temperature;
- Up to 8 milk foam textures are available;
- In barista mode, you can create your own drinks;
- With the 19 bar brewing unit, you can prepare a drink in just three seconds;
- Great looking stainless steel.
Nespresso Creatista Plus comes with a milk pitcher as an accessory.
However, this device has one disadvantage – its price.
3. Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio KP1301, Kapselmaschine
- With this coffee maker, you can prepare about 40 different coffee drinks (hot or cold) at the touch of a button.
- Despite its small size, the removable water tank can hold 1 liter. For an average family, this amount is sufficient.
- The ability to adjust the cup holder’s height and the amount of water that’s available is a big plus.
- Lumio has an eco mode as well!
- Its price is quite reasonable.
It is a bit noisy, but that’s the only downside for me.
The capsule coffee machine has an unusual futuristic design and is incredibly compact. There is a place for Nestlé Dolce Gusto capsules in it:
4. Tassimo by Bosch Suny TAS3102GB Coffee Machine
- With Smart Start, you can make coffee with just one touch. The Tassimo Suny coffee maker reads the barcode on the capsule and selects the mode – it selects the perfect amount of water and temperature.
- The bowl stand is removable, easy to clean, and height-adjustable.
- It is possible to clean the apparatus using capsules, which makes maintenance much easier.
- The machine has handy indicators that tell you when to clean it, when there is not enough water, or when the coffee is ready.
- Due to its compact size, the machine doesn’t require much space.
Plastic parts are the downside. It works with only one type of capsule – Tassimo:
5. DeLonghi Nespresso EN 80 Inissia
- With a touch of a button you can prepare an espresso or lungo;
- The DeLonghi Nespresso weighs only 5.29 pounds (in case you wish to take it with you).
- Drinks are ready in 25 seconds thanks to Inissia;
- After making coffee, after 9 minutes, automatic shutdown;
- Adjustable coasters for mugs of different heights;
- Its small size enables it to be placed anywhere in a study or office;
- Anti-drip system that is practical;
- I like the stylish design and the possibility of choosing the color of the Delonghi Inissia coffee machine.
From what I didn’t like, I think this coffee machine is a bit noisy! The water tank has a small volume.Natalie S.
6. De’Longhi Coffee Machine Nespresso Latissima Touch EN 550
- With Lattissima Touch, you can make cappuccinos automatically!
- Using the knob, you can adjust the intensity of the milk foam;
- A convenient selection of 6 tactile buttons allows you to choose what type of coffee drink you want;
- You can customize the parameters of your favorite drink – increase or decrease the amount of coffee and milk;
- You can remove the drip tray and store used capsules in the compartment;
- Cup holders can be adjusted in height;
- You can store the milk carafe in the refrigerator.
I find the price and the noise of the Latissima Touch to be its two biggest disadvantages. Yet, it seems to me that its capabilities and advantages easily outweigh them.Natalie S.
7. Krups Piccolо Nescafe Dolce Gusto
- Krups Piccolo is very compact and lightweight with few moving parts – making it perfect for;
- There is an automatic shutdown after use (which can be disabled);
- The ability to adjust the volume of water;
- If you have a milk frother;
- The coffee machine is quite affordable;
- There are hot and cold drinks available: espresso, cappuccino, mocha, and iced tea;
- The indicator is very simple – red when in progress and green when finished.
I was confused by Krups Piccolo because of its small water tank (but with a larger tank, the device could not be compact) and expensive capsules.Natalie S.
8. KitchenAid 5KES0503EOB Nespresso Machine
- Water tank capacity of 1.4 liters.
- About 30 seconds for rapid water heating;
- There is an automatic shut-off feature on the coffee maker;
- It has a beautiful metal case, which is very solid and reliable;
- This coffee maker in red is so attractive that you can’t take your eyes off it;
- The beverage volume can be adjusted;
- Compartment for drips.
Despite the high price, the build quality and operation of the coffee machine makes it worth the expense.Natalie S.
How to choose a capsule coffee maker
Therefore, I want to discuss the main factors to consider when choosing the best capsule coffee machine?
Here are some things you need to keep in mind:
- The speed at which a coffee drink is prepared is determined by the pressure. Usually, it is around 19 bar. Making coffee this way is quick and easy. Machines up to 9 bar, suitable only for espresso.
- Which capsules are suitable for a coffee machine: Nespresso (expensive, but very good quality), Dolce Gusto (large range), Tassimo (good selection, tasty, and fragrant). There are coffee machines that can work with different types of capsules.
- Amount of water in the tank. There are some cars that are not suitable for large families due to their small fuel tanks.
- Cooking speed is affected by appliance power
- Does the coffee machine have a cappuccinatore? If it does, you can make a drink with real milk and lush foam.
- It is desirable to have a removable drip tray, which makes cleaning the instrument easier.