Best coffee maker 2019

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Last updated 6th December 2019

Our selections for the best coffee maker 2019 are:

  1. Technivorm Moccamaster KBG 741
  2. Klarstein Passionata Rossa
  3. Lavazza Jolie Plus
  4. Nespresso Creatista
  5. Nespresso Vertuo Plus
  6. Bialetti Moka Express

Technivorm Moccamaster KBG 741

First released in 1968, the Moccamaster is Technivorm’s flagship brewer, and has been refined over the years to provide the perfect filter coffee brew, along with longevity, recyclability, ease of maintenance and energy efficiency.

While it’s a little pricier than some of the other machines on our best coffee maker 2019 list, we believe the Moccamaster is one of the best coffee makers on the market due to its attractive design, good quality build standard, ease of use and handy features. The fact that it uses filter coffee instead of pods is a perk too, as pods can be expensive.

The automatic drip-stop brew-basket stops the flow of coffee when the jug is removed, which not only means no mess but, more importantly, not a drop of your fresh brew goes to waste!

The KGB 741 brews a full pot (6 cups) of coffee in just six minutes, which it then keeps hot with the unique hot-plate, which has been designed to keep the taste consistent at a temperature of 80°-85°C without burning your coffee.

Pros

  • Well built
  • 5 year warranty
  • Great features
  • Lots of colours & styles available

Cons

  • A little pricey
  • Must be kept level to prevent leaks

Klarstein Passionata Rossa

With its versatility, sleek design and range of features, all at a great price, the Klarstein Passionata Rossa espresso machine is our second choice for the best coffee machine 2019.

This machine doesn’t come with an auto shut-off function, which might be an annoyance if you’re used to having one. It does mean that you can fine-tune the water-to-coffee ratio to your liking though.

It can be used with ground coffee or espresso powder as well as coffee and espresso pods, and comes with a steam nozzle for frothing milk to make lattes, cappucinos and macchiatos. The nozzle is also deatchable which makes for easy cleaning.

The 1.25 litre water tank means that you don’t need to refill it too often, and it’s always ready to go when you crave a cup of joe.

Pros

  • Sleek design
  • Steam nozzle
  • Large water tank

Cons

  • No auto shut-off
  • Build quality could be better

Lavazza Jolie Plus

Third on our list is the Lavazza Jolie Plus. With a width of just 12cm, its compact size is great for kitchens with limited space, and the chrome lever doubles up as a cup rack, meaning you can free up a bit of extra space in your cupboards. It includes a small button for a single espresso shot, and a larger button for a lungo measure.

The Jolie Plus operates quietly at just 44db, so you can even sneak a cheeky cuppa at night without having to worry about waking everyone up, and the thermoblock technology means the machine will be ready to use in just 35 seconds.

The used capsule container is also a nice feature of the Jolie Plus. Capsules are automatically dispensed into the container once used, and the container will store up to 5 capsules before it needs emptying.

Pros

  • Compact design
  • Quiet operation
  • Removable, dishwasher safe components

Cons

  • Limited number of pods
  • No milk steamer or dispenser

Nespresso Creatista Plus

While it’s one of the more expensive options on our best coffee maker 2019 list, the Creatista Plus from Nespresso is an excellent machine with some great features.

One of the features of this machine that really makes it stand out from the rest is the 3 second heat up time. When combined with its intuitive interface and display that guides you through preparation, maintenance and settings, this makes it one of the fastest and easiest-to-use machines on this list.

With a stainless steel jug, 11 milk temperature settings and a fully automatic steam wand, you can create perfectly textured barista style coffee and even create art in your milk foam. The steam wand is self-cleaning too, so you don’t need to worry about washing it by hand or putting through the dishwasher.

Pros

  • Great quality coffee
  • Steam wand
  • Guide & interface

Cons

  • Noisy
  • Some reports of breakdowns

Nespresso Vertuo Plus

The Vertuo Plus is a versatile machine with a sleek design, available at a good price. The simple one touch operation allows you to make coffee for 5 different cup sizes, using an impressive barcode scanning system that automatically adjusts the amount of water and brewing parameters depending on which capsule you’re using. A fantastic feature if you don’t want to have to perform a science experiment every time you want a cup of coffee.

The Vertuo Plus’ water tank holds 1.7 litres of water, making it one of the largest on our list, so you don’t need to refill it often, and the built-in disposable capsule container holds up to 10 capsules, so it doesn’t need emptying too often. Despite it’s capacity, the machine is still quite compact and maintains a sleek, modern design.

Another perk of the Vertuo Plus is that the coffee pods aren’t as expensive as other brands, and there’s quite an impressive range of different coffees and cup sizes available.

Pros

  • Sleek design
  • Large capacity
  • 1 button operation

Cons

  • No steam wand
  • Some reports of leaks & breakdowns

Bialetti Moka Express

The Bialetti Moka Express is a traditional stove-top espresso maker, so it’s slightly different from the others on the list, but its classic design, top name brand, and age-old simplicity has made it an iconic favourite amongst coffee drinkers, so we just had to include it on the best coffee maker 2019 list.

It’s available in a number of different sizes, from a 2-cup maker all the way up to an 18-cup maker, so no matter how many coffee fanatics you have in your household, there’s a Moka Express that fits the bill.

While some might find the stove-top design a bit of a hassle, it does mean that you can adjust the temperature to your liking, so if you’re a real coffee scientist and like to brew your coffee at a specific temperature, the Moka Express will give you the ability to do that.

Pros

  • Classic design
  • Lots of sizes available
  • Safety valve

Cons

  • A bit noisy
  • Lots of fakes on the market

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