With more and more coffee lovers looking to prepare their coffee at home rather than buying it, there is an increased demand for easy to use and reliable coffee machines.
Whether you’re buying for yourself, a friend or family member, there are a variety of beginner friendly machines on the market for you to choose from.
What types of coffee machines are there?
If you’re looking for a new coffee machine, you may be overwhelmed by the amount of choice out there. To refine your search, you should decide on a specific type of coffee machine.
There are a variety of different types of coffee machines, including:
- Filter coffee machines
- Pod coffee machines
- Espresso machines
- Bean to cup coffee machines
- French press
- Drip coffee makers
- Pour-over coffee makers
- Stovetop coffee makers
Which is the easiest type of coffee machine to use?
It’s no surprise that the easiest machines to use are the ones which do all the hard work for you.
Pod coffee machines are incredibly easy to use, with each pod containing the perfect amount of coffee. All you need to do is insert your pod of choice, ensure the water tank is full and then simply press a button to brew a delicious coffee.
Filter coffee machines are also another easy to use machine. These machines are generally the best for those who want a simple, no fuss coffee.
They do require some manual work of adding and removing the coffee grounds, but there are modern machines out there which feature an integrated coffee grinder.
Best coffee machine brands for beginners
There are countless coffee machine brands which make great models that are perfect for beginners to use. Many popular brands include:
- L’OR Barista
Best types of coffee machine for beginners
Whether you’re purchasing for yourself, or someone else, we’ve picked our top easy-to-use coffee machines for you to choose from.
Best filter coffee machine
A filter coffee machine works by dispensing dissolved coffee through a filter into a carafe which sits on a hot plate to keep the coffee warm.
Depending on how much customisation you want to experiment with, there are some machines which allow you to adjust the brewing time and strength of your coffee.
For a simple and easy to use machine, we recommend the Breville Flow Filter Coffee Machine. This is a great introductory machine for those who want to dip their toes into brewing coffee in their own home, thanks to easy to use design.
This stylish machine comes with a reusable filter basket, perfect for those who don’t want the hassle of using disposable filters.
Best pod coffee machine
Pod coffee machines could not be easier, and many coffee machine newbies love them because of how simple they are to use.
Simply put your desired pod into the machine, press the start button and let the machine do all the hard work for you.
The De’Longhi NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Infinissima EDG 160.A is the ideal machine for those who want a delicious coffee in a matter of minutes.
It is a light and compact machine allowing you to place it anywhere you want, and it also features an adjustable cup shelf for a variety of different drinks.
Best espresso machine
Espresso machines are used to make traditional Italian coffee, known as an espresso.
They work by forcing pressurised water through a puck of ground coffee and a filter, in order to produce a thick and intense coffee.
Although you may think this type of coffee machine is best suited for professionals, there are machines out there that are perfect for beginners.
The Breville One-Touch CoffeeHouse Coffee Machine delivers barista standard coffee at home from the touch of a button.
The simple control panel allows you to choose from single or double shots, and the integrated automatic milk frother can steam any milk into a light and airy foam, perfect for milky coffees.
Best bean to cup coffee machine
Bean to cup coffee machines describe the process of how the coffee is brewed. The coffee beans are ground in the machine, which gets pressed into a puck, and pressurised water is forced through to produce your coffee.
They are incredibly easy to use – the only work you need to do is fill the water tank and ensure that there are sufficient coffee beans and milk.
The Philips Series 3200 EP3241/50 Coffee Machine is a fully automatic machine that allows you to prepare a variety of different coffee drinks with a single touch.
It features a unique automatic milk system, which froths your milk for you and pours it directly into your cup. It also features customisable settings, allowing you to adjust it perfectly to suit your taste.