If you start looking at all the amazing features that some modern coffee machines can offer, you will probably be stunned at what is available.
That’s all well and good, of course, and it is exciting to know the industry is evolving to a world of smart app controls and even voice-controlled coffee machines. However, the prices may just make your eyes water.
Fortunately, not all coffee machines are super expensive. In this guide, we’re looking at the best budget-friendly coffee machines to put in your home and enjoy fresh and delicious coffee without having to spend a few months’ wages on your new kitchen addition.
Bosch “ComfortLine TKA6A041”
This is the ideal choice for someone looking for an affordable coffee machine just to make their filter coffee in the morning.
While it doesn’t have a lot of different choices regarding which types of coffee you can prepare (no lattes or cappuccinos here) you can always enjoy reliable filter coffee.
This can prepare over 1L of coffee at a time, and uses paper filters in the process. It’s really easy to use, as you simply have to add your ground coffee beans, ensure there is water, press a button and enjoy.
There are some other cool functions including Aroma+, a specific feature for more intense coffee.
There is also “drop protection” which means that you can take the jug out even before the brewing is complete and pour yourself a coffee.
There’s a removable water tank that is simple to clean and an integrated system “EasyDescale3” which helps to protect the coffee machine from buildups of limescale.
NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto “MiniMe EDG155.BG”
This small coffee machine is one of the most affordable and efficient ways of enjoying a cup of coffee without having to put much effort into the preparation. All you need to do is add water and the relevant capsules, and you can enjoy a variety of different hot drinks.
It has a high pressure rating ensuring a thick texture and aromatic results that fill the room with that fresh coffee smell.
The capsule system lets you enjoy loads of new and exciting drinks too, as there are beverages like caramel lattes within the range of capsules that you can simply pop in your machine, hit a button, and wait for the delicious results.
Philips Senseo “Original Plus CSA210/10”
If you are open to the idea of a “pad” coffee machine then the Philips Senseo models may well have you covered, and the Philips Senseo “Original Plus CSA210/10” is one of the more affordable options out there.
The pads are readily available and easy to use. This machine has something that the manufacturers call “Coffee Boost” which helps to spread the water to brew through 45 different holes and give you the most intense and delicious cup of coffee possible.
Senseo has also focused on a velvety crema, so if you are brewing a longer drink you can also enjoy that lovely velvety, creamy layer on your beverage.
The pads work out pretty affordable, and you can enjoy lots of different types of coffee and flavours that constantly keep your coffee experience fresh and exciting.
Using this machine is as simple as flicking a switch, and you can even prepare two drinks at the same time. This is a great machine to have in the home or even in a workplace or office.
Other Affordable Options
There are other affordable options for those who want a budget-friendly way to prepare their coffee.
Whether you class these as “machines” is really a matter of debate, but they’re useful tools to keep in your home if you want to prepare a beautiful cup of joe at a moment’s notice.
- French press. This allows you to manually add hot water and coffee and let a pot of coffee brew away, either to enjoy solo or with the help of some friends.
- A pour over coffee machine. For making a single cup at a time, some pour-over methods can be ideal. For instance, it is simple to use a Hario V60 along with some paper filters to create a beautiful cup of coffee.
- These are affordable and quality hand-operated espresso machines that don’t require any electricity. You can build up the pressure yourself in the machine like you would with a hand bike pump, and push water through the ground coffee for a strong and delicious espresso, even on the go.
Summary – Finding Budget Friendly Coffee Machines
Coffee doesn’t have to be a huge expense, and you can still enjoy delicious drinks.
As the industry has become much more competitive, there are plenty of companies out there making options that cater for the budget end of the market. All of the options above have their charms and can provide you with exceptional coffee, of many different varieties, that doesn’t have too much of a negative impact on your bank balance in the process.