Miss your morning coffee? 6 coffee machines for all budgets

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
Channel your inner barrister with these top-rated coffee machines. (Getty Images)

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Working from home can take a little bit of adjusting to, so it is paramount we try to maintain routines we used to follow.

For some, that routine may involve an early morning caffeine fix from your favourite coffee shop.

But with some coffee shops, cafes and restaurants closing amid the Coronavirus outbreak, shoppers are on the lookout for alternative ways to get their daily latte or espresso shot.

There are plenty of coffee machines to buy for the home.

Whether you are looking for a basic design to help kickstart your mornings, or something a little more high tech so you can channel your inner barrister and create the perfect frothy top, there’s a wide selection to choose from.

Some may be looking for simple settings, while others may be looking for designs with different heat settings, an aeroccino and more gadgets.

For the true coffee connoisseur their selection may depend on what form their coffee can be used.

While some coffee machines use nifty capsules, which come in different flavours and intensity, others may want to use coffee beans, whether whole or ground down, to rustle up their hot drink of choice.

We have found the best coffee machines to suit everyone’s preferences and budgets.

Shop a coffee machine for your budget

The best budget coffee machines

TASSIMO by Bosch Vivy2 TAS1403GB Hot Drinks Machine | £39.99 from Currys

TASSIMO by Bosch Vivy2 TAS1403GB Hot Drinks Machine

The Tassimo hot drinks machine has received glowing reviews from customers, with some hailing it an. “excellent machine.”

The device uses innovative barcode technology so your drink can be made to perfection, with the temperature of the water boiling to the precise temperature, so all you have to do is a press the start button.

Plus it is compatible with 36 types of coffee and other hot drinks pods, so even non-coffee lovers can use it.

Morphy Richards Accents Pour Over Filter Coffee Maker | £39.99 from John Lewis & Partners

Morphy Richards Accents Pour Over Filter Coffee Maker

The Morphy Richards Coffee Maker is the affordable design for those who are looking for an easy to use kitchen appliance.

This prop can make one to 12 cups of coffee at one time, and has a smart programme timer to automatically start making your cuppa for the time you desire.

The best mid-range coffee machines

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee Machine by Magimix | £89 from John Lewis & Partners

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee Machine by Magimix

Customers have hailed the Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine the “best ever”, as it can make a range of four different cup sizes, from espresso to a full Alto.

The barcode technology ensures your coffee will be made to perfection at just the simple touch of a button.

One customer’s review read: “Have had several coffee pod machines in the past, but this is by far the best. No messy pods, no water collection in the pod bin and very easy to fill. The coffee selection is excellent and the flavours very varied.”

Nanopresso Portable Espresso Machine + Case | £75 from Bear and Bear

Nanopresso Portable Espresso Machine + Case

For the coffee drinkers who can’t go anywhere without a caffeinated drink, the Nanopresso Portable Coffee Machine is for you.

The compact gadget, which weighs up to 336 grams, can store up to 80 ml of water and 7g of coffee, which at the touch of a button will pour an indulgent hot espresso into the built-in espresso cup.

The best luxury coffee machines

Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Machine by Sage | £307.59 from John Lewis & Partners

Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Machine by Sage, Stainless Steel

For those who fancy themselves a barrister, will go head over heels for the Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Machine.

The device offers seven coffee selections, as well as a professional steam wand, 11 milk temperature settings, and eight texture levels, so you can create the perfect coffee.

If you need a helping hand there is a built-in digital display, which lists various coffee recipes, as well as an assisted cleaning system to make light work of tidying up after.

SMEG ECF01BLUK Coffee Machine | £256 from Currys

SMEG ECF01BLUK Coffee Machine

For those who are looking for a more retro-looking coffee machine for their home, the SMEG design ticks all the boxes.

This device boasts a fast heat up thanks to its Thermoblock system, as well as a cup warming facility so you are guaranteed a toasty brew whenever.

Plus it has a 5-bar pressure, a milk frother, and is compatible with both ground and pod coffee.