12 best grain coffee machines — Rating 2022

This time, the Exper­tol­ogy mag­a­zine team, out of a great love for lattes, cap­puc­ci­nos and amer­i­canos, decid­ed to con­duct a study of a “spe­cial” seg­ment of the kitchen appli­ances mar­ket. Based on its results, a rat­ing of the 12 best grain cof­fee machines was com­piled. The cri­te­ria for select­ing goods for the final list were:

  1. price lev­el;
  2. taste qual­i­ties of the fin­ished drink;
  3. the qual­i­ty of the device;
  4. user reviews and expert opin­ions;
  5. cof­fee grinder func­tions (capac­i­ty, num­ber of grind­ing modes);
  6. Addi­tion­al fea­tures.

Rating of the best grain coffee machines

Krups EA810770 Essential

Rat­ing: 4.9


Krups EA810770 Essential

From the point of view of the opti­mal ratio of price and qual­i­ty, the first place in the rank­ing was tak­en by … how­ev­er, you already know. This machine has 3 grind set­tings for four dif­fer­ent types of cof­fee: cap­puc­ci­no, espres­so, lun­go and ristret­to. It has a timer and an auto-shut­off relay with­out water, so you won’t be able to burn the cof­fee machine even if you real­ly want to.

Nat­u­ral­ly, there are also sev­er­al fil­ters for water purifi­ca­tion from impu­ri­ties, and decal­ci­fi­ca­tion, and ener­gy sav­ing, and adjust­ing the height of the cof­fee dis­penser. But the most impor­tant dif­fer­ence from all com­peti­tors in the rank­ing is the met­al case. The incom­pa­ra­ble “cone” of bur­gundy col­or blends per­fect­ly with the black top and adds its own charm to the inte­ri­or of the kitchen. Rest assured — Krups EA810770 Essen­tial will last a very long time and faith­ful­ly. And for a rel­a­tive­ly low price.

Advantages

  • met­al case;
  • Gor­geous, sophis­ti­cat­ed design in bur­gundy and black;
  • rich aro­ma and always deli­cious cof­fee;
  • ease of main­te­nance;
  • easy con­trol.

Flaws

  • quite noisy.

See also: 16 best cof­fee mak­ers

Melitta Caffeo Varianza CSP

Rat­ing: 4.8


MELITTA CAFFEO VARIANZA CSP

An even more expen­sive device with a small grinder load (only 125 grams), which includes 10 recipes for mak­ing your favorite drink. Lat­te, cap­puc­cio, ristret­to, amer­i­cano, lun­go — cook what­ev­er your soul desires! Due to the small capac­i­ty of the water tank (1.2 liters), you will often have to top up the liq­uid. For some, this will be a prob­lem, but a lit­tle man­u­al labor still does not hurt.

Melit­ta Caf­feo Var­i­an­za CSP is based on the use of My Bean Select, Var­i­an­za, Caf­feo, Aro­masafe tech­nolo­gies. Some affect the work­ing capa­bil­i­ties of the cof­fee grinder (they allow you to grind grains much more effi­cient­ly in all 5 modes), oth­ers ensure the preser­va­tion of the orig­i­nal taste and aro­ma of real cof­fee. This mod­el has earned the high­est rat­ings from users, and experts also express their full approval.

Advantages

  • attrac­tive design;
  • 10 pre­set cof­fee recipes;
  • excel­lent taste and aro­ma of drinks;
  • auto­mat­ic clean­ing func­tion.

De’Longhi Dinamica ECAM 350.55

Rat­ing: 4.7


De'Longhi Dinamica ECAM 350.55

Cof­fee machine with 13 degrees of cof­fee grind­ing and the high­est qual­i­ty of the pre­pared drink. De’­Longhi knows a lot about cre­at­ing cool devices, squeez­ing the max­i­mum ben­e­fit out of the com­po­nents. The pow­er of Dinam­i­ca ECAM 350.55 is 1450 W, which are used to pow­er the elec­tron­ics and the touch con­trol pan­el, as well as to main­tain the pres­sure in the sys­tem at a lev­el of up to 15 bar. The mod­el is capa­ble of prepar­ing lat­te (reg­u­lar and mac­chi­a­to), cap­puc­ci­no and espres­so.

The con­tain­er for load­ing whole grains has a capac­i­ty of 300 grams. The milk tank fits per­fect­ly into the design — there is even a spe­cial­ly des­ig­nat­ed place for it at one end. There­fore, you do not have to put it side by side and there­by spoil the appear­ance of the car. It is dis­tin­guished by reli­a­bil­i­ty and ease of oper­a­tion, and these, accord­ing to experts, are the most impor­tant indi­ca­tors. But users are sim­ply crazy about the aro­ma and taste of cof­fee.

Advantages

  • 13 degrees of grind­ing;
  • per­fect qual­i­ty of drinks;
  • ease of care and main­te­nance;
  • nice design with ded­i­cat­ed space for the milk tank.

Philips HD8829 3000 Series

Rat­ing: 4.7


PHILIPS HD8829 3000 SERIES

Anoth­er rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Philips with elec­tron­ic con­trol and design in the style of the pre­vi­ous­ly reviewed HD8827. There are real­ly few changes between them, since these are mod­els of the same line. But they still exist and relate main­ly to improve­ments in reli­a­bil­i­ty and ease of oper­a­tion. As for the tech­ni­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics, it is worth not­ing 1850 W of pow­er and 1.8 liters of the inter­nal vol­ume of the boil­er.

The grinder capac­i­ty of the HD8829 3000 Series is 250 grams. It pro­vides 5 degrees of grind­ing grains. It pre­pares only cap­puc­ci­no and espres­so, but does it “with soul” and all the require­ments for the qual­i­ty of the drink. The dis­penser is adjustable so you can fit both small and large mugs. The Bri­ta fil­ter is respon­si­ble for pre­lim­i­nary water purifi­ca­tion. In gen­er­al, judge for your­self: there is a junior mod­el of the series, which costs much less and does every­thing the same, but with a small­er mar­gin of safe­ty. And there is this one that will last a long time, but will require you a few extra thou­sand rubles.

Advantages

  • Ease of con­trols;
  • nice design;
  • easy to main­tain;
  • has a built-in Bri­ta water fil­ter;
  • 5 cof­fee grind set­tings.

Flaws

  • high noise lev­el dur­ing oper­a­tion;
  • high price.

See also: 11 best cof­fee pots

Krups EA8298 Latt’ Express

Rat­ing: 4.7


Krups EA8298 Latt' Express

A styl­ish gad­get for your kitchen that has earned good rat­ings from users and experts. Its pow­er is 1450 W, the capac­i­ty of the water tank is 1.8 liters, and the cof­fee grinder is up to 275 grams of cof­fee beans. The ther­moblock is respon­si­ble for heat­ing the water, and it also ensures that the cups are heat­ed before being removed from the cof­fee machine.

Almost all para­me­ters of Krups EA8298 Latt’ Express cor­re­spond to high qual­i­ty stan­dards. Except for the noise when crush­ing grains and, per­haps, not very con­ve­nient con­trol. How­ev­er, all prod­ucts from Krups have such a “weak­ness”. Some users attribute the mod­el to inef­fi­cient ener­gy con­sump­tion. We will not agree with them only because we have seen every­thing in this rat­ing. Believe me, EA8298 is not the most waste­ful device. In addi­tion, it pre­pares an almost aca­d­e­m­ic cap­puc­ci­no, good lattes and espres­sos, and is also equipped with a 600 mil­li­liter milk con­tain­er.

Advantages

  • the cap­puc­ci­na­tore works great;
  • has an auto­mat­ic flush­ing sys­tem and informs the user about it;
  • pleas­ant appear­ance;
  • the pres­ence of a con­tain­er for milk.

Flaws

  • very noisy;
  • uncom­fort­able man­age­ment.

Melitta Caffeo Solo & Perfect Milk

Rat­ing: 4.6


MELITTA CAFFEO SOLO & PERFECT MILK

Design­er piece from Melit­ta with a tremoblock heater and a total pow­er of 1400 watts. It has an offi­cial rat­ing of Roskach­est­vo of 3.668 points. The weak­est links, accord­ing to the por­tal, are the cook­ing time, the dif­fer­ence in the simul­ta­ne­ous fill­ing of two cups, as well as ener­gy con­sump­tion. There are no com­plaints about the taste, except that the foam is whipped not strong enough.

Melit­ta Caf­feo Solo & Per­fect Milk has a small grinder with a 125 gram capac­i­ty. It pro­vides 3 degrees of grind­ing. The vari­ety in cof­fee types is small: either cap­puc­ci­no or espres­so. The third and sub­se­quent options are not giv­en. You can’t fault the build qual­i­ty and design: every­thing is done superbly and reli­ably. Here, indeed, this cof­fee machine can be bought for a long ser­vice and as a kitchen dec­o­ra­tion. It is expen­sive, but caus­es very lit­tle trou­ble.

Advantages

  • low noise lev­el;
  • great design;
  • good taste of espres­so and cap­puc­ci­no;
  • sim­ple con­trol;
  • eas­i­ly ser­viced.

Flaws

  • uneven­ly fills two mugs at once;
  • small con­tain­er for cof­fee beans.

Saeco Lirika One Touch Cappuccino

Rat­ing: 4.5


Saeco Lirika One Touch Cappuccino

This mod­el is based on the use of the same con­trol parts (in par­tic­u­lar, the pump) as in the pre­vi­ous rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the rat­ing. Its pow­er is 1850 W, but at the same time, the capac­i­ty of the dou­ble water tank is 2.5 liters. cof­fee grinder holds under 500 grams of grains and pro­vides 5‑stage grind­ing.

A notable fea­ture of Sae­co Liri­ka One Touch Cap­puc­ci­no is a “menu” of 5 types of drinks: the more famil­iar cap­puc­ci­no, espres­so, amer­i­cano, lat­te mac­chi­a­to, and the less pop­u­lar ristret­to. Taste qual­i­ties in all cas­es are excel­lent, includ­ing due to the pres­ence of a moun­tain of fil­ters in the sys­tem. Because of this, it is quite dif­fi­cult to main­tain. By the way, keep in mind that there is no offi­cial guar­an­tee for goods in Rus­sia. If some­thing breaks down, then you will have to fix it for your hard-earned mon­ey. And, to be hon­est, the cap­puc­ci­no machine is the weak­est point here. So after a while you may lose the cap­puc­ci­no func­tion. If this is crit­i­cal for you, then we advise you to look at oth­er mod­els.

Advantages

  • excel­lent qual­i­ty of drinks;
  • 5 cof­fee grind lev­els;
  • the pres­ence of fine fil­ters and a decal­ci­fi­er;
  • qual­i­ty assem­bly;
  • brews lat­te mac­chi­a­to, amer­i­cano, espres­so, cap­puc­ci­no and ristret­to.

Flaws

  • prob­lems with the cap­puc­ci­na­tore (fails very quick­ly).

See also: 7 best geyser cof­fee mak­ers

Philips HD8827 3000 Series

Rat­ing: 4.5


PHILIPS HD8827 3000 SERIES

The beau­ti­ful and func­tion­al cof­fee machine from Philips is equipped with con­trol elec­tron­ics and has a pow­er of 1850 watts. It con­tains one large boil­er with a vol­ume of 1.8 liters and a cof­fee grinder for 250 grams with 5 grind­ing modes. Among the pre­pared drinks, there was a place for such a rare and not very pop­u­lar lun­go cof­fee, as well as the more famil­iar cap­puc­ci­no and espres­so.

In gen­er­al, the orig­i­nal­i­ty of the Philips HD8827 3000 Series does not hold. It is in great demand among users, large­ly due to ease of man­age­ment and appear­ance options. It makes noise, how­ev­er, a lot and strong­ly, but these are the costs of com­pact­ness. But the lack of fil­ters and decal­ci­fi­ca­tion is a lit­tle sad, because the taste of cof­fee direct­ly depends on this. Do not think: the drinks here are real­ly tasty, but they could be even bet­ter if a well-known man­u­fac­tur­er added a cou­ple of impor­tant lit­tle things to the sys­tem.

Advantages

  • reli­able and sim­ple con­trol algo­rithm;
  • nice design;
  • ease of main­te­nance;
  • 5 grain grind­ing modes;
  • brews cap­puc­ci­no, espres­so and lun­go.

Flaws

  • no decal­ci­fi­er and soft­en­ing fil­ter;
  • high noise lev­el.

Saeco Lirika Plus

Rat­ing: 4.4


Saeco Lirika Plus

Auto­mat­ic cof­fee machine with elec­tron­ic con­trol and a pow­er of 1850 watts. It has sep­a­rate boil­ers and can pre­pare 2 serv­ings of cof­fee at the same time. The total vol­ume of the liq­uid tanks is 2.5 liters. The max­i­mum pres­sure in the sys­tem is lim­it­ed to a rel­a­tive­ly safe 15 bar and is con­trolled by automa­tion. The cof­fee grinder in Sae­co Liri­ka Plus holds up to 500 grams of beans and sup­ports up to 5 degrees of grind­ing. Thanks to the mag­ic “Grain” but­ton, you can adjust the inten­si­ty of the flow of water through the grind, which improves the palata­bil­i­ty. The num­ber of drinks offered for prepa­ra­tion is lim­it­ed to cap­puc­ci­no, lat­te and espres­so, and the first can be made both auto­mat­i­cal­ly and man­u­al­ly. Who likes what.

The cof­fee dis­pens­ing unit in Liri­ka Plus is height-adjustable and allows you to place mugs of dif­fer­ent sizes. It is worth not­ing the pres­ence of an ener­gy-sav­ing mode, the func­tion of pre-fil­tra­tion of water to soft­en and decal­ci­fy the sys­tem to elim­i­nate scale. All this allows you to make fan­tas­tic cof­fee.

Advantages

  • 5 degrees of grind­ing;
  • capa­cious bifur­cat­ed water tanks;
  • high pow­er;
  • an abun­dance of water qual­i­ty con­trol func­tions;
  • pre­pares cap­puc­ci­no (auto/manual), lat­te and espres­so.

Flaws

  • works loud­er than all pre­vi­ous mod­els;
  • defec­tive valve respon­si­ble for sup­ply­ing steam.

Bosch TIS 30129 RW VeroCup 100

Rat­ing: 4.3


BOSCH TIS 30129 RW VEROCUP 100

Bosch will be rep­re­sent­ed, per­haps, in all seg­ments of the house­hold appli­ances mar­ket. And here, cof­fee machines are no excep­tion. Unlike pre­vi­ous mod­els, the TIS 30129 RW VeroCup 100 is elec­tron­i­cal­ly con­trolled with auto­mat­ic shut­down and sev­er­al oth­er crit­i­cal func­tions. The pow­er of this device is 1300 W, at which it allows you to main­tain 15 bar pres­sure in the sys­tem.

Built-in cof­fee grinder has 5 modes and has a 250-gram bean con­tain­er. Need­less to say, this is an excel­lent result for a home cof­fee machine? It is capa­ble of brew­ing espres­so, cap­puc­ci­no and lat­te mac­chi­a­to by adjust­ing the water hard­ness and auto­mat­i­cal­ly decal­ci­fy­ing through fine fil­ters. The cap­puc­ci­na­tore and noz­zles of the machine are adjustable over a wide range and can move up to 15 cen­time­ters. We also note the pres­ence of pro­tec­tion against chil­dren, which avoids trou­bles in the form of burns and a com­plete knock-down of work­ing set­tings. In terms of price and qual­i­ty, the Bosch TIS 30129 RW VeroCup 100 is def­i­nite­ly one of the best prod­ucts in its seg­ment.

Advantages

  • elec­tron­ic con­trol;
  • 5 degrees of grain grind­ing;
  • very capa­cious cof­fee grinder;
  • pro­tec­tion from chil­dren;
  • adjust­ment of the cap­puc­ci­na­tore up and down by 15 cm;
  • pre­pares cap­puc­ci­no, espres­so and lat­te mac­chi­a­to.

Flaws

  • strange oper­a­tion of the cap­puc­ci­na­tore;
  • picky about the com­plete clean­ing of the bev­er­age dis­pens­ing sys­tem.

See also: 11 types of the best cof­fee for Turks

Melitta Caffeo Solo

Rat­ing: 4.2


Melitta Caffeo Solo

Melit­ta Caf­feo Solo is avail­able on the mar­ket in two col­or vari­a­tions: with a black or white body. The first looks ordi­nary, and the sec­ond is not with­out sophis­ti­ca­tion, but is very fas­tid­i­ous in ser­vice. With a pow­er of 1400 W, it pumps a pres­sure of 15 bar. Again, it is not equipped with a pres­sure gauge, because automa­tion is respon­si­ble for every­thing. The vol­ume of the water tank is 1.2 liters — that is, less than that of the pre­vi­ous com­peti­tor. So what is its advan­tage, you ask?

First, it’s about the price. Between the two mod­els, the dif­fer­ence is more than 3 thou­sand rubles. Sec­ond­ly, there is a back­lit dis­play, and not just an on indi­ca­tor, as well as a water hard­ness reg­u­la­tor and auto­mat­ic decal­ci­fi­ca­tion. All this affects the taste of cof­fee and allows you to get a fan­tas­tic amer­i­cano or espres­so. Yes, no cap­puc­ci­no and lat­te — there are only “harsh” types of cof­fee! In con­clu­sion, we note the 3‑stage adjust­ment of the degree of grind­ing of grains and the con­tain­er for 125 grams.

Advantages

  • com­pact­ness and attrac­tive design;
  • pow­er sav­ing mode;
  • water hard­ness reg­u­la­tor and a whole menu of cook­ing set­tings;
  • liq­uid auto-decal­ci­fi­ca­tion;
  • pre­pares amer­i­cano and espres­so.

Flaws

  • a vari­a­tion of the machine in a white case requires spe­cial care for sur­faces;
  • high noise lev­el for such a com­pact mod­el.

Krups Essential EA8108

Rat­ing: 4.1


KRUPS ESSENTIAL EA8108

Auto­mat­ic cof­fee machine with mechan­i­cal con­trol. Its pow­er is 1450 W, while the max­i­mum pres­sure when press­ing ground cof­fee is 15 bar. There is no pres­sure gauge, since the sys­tem inde­pen­dent­ly deter­mines the degree of grind­ing press­ing. The liq­uid reser­voir is quite capa­cious — 1.8 liters — so you do not have to add water over and over again. The built-in grinder is designed for 275 grams of beans and sup­ports three degrees of grind­ing — from coarse to fine.

Krups Essen­tial EA8108 you can make cap­puc­ci­no, lat­te and espres­so. For many cof­fee drinkers, this is more than enough. Among the set­tings, we note the con­trol of the strength of drinks, adjust­ing their tem­per­a­ture, as well as adjust­ing the por­tion of hot water. The body of the cof­fee mak­er is made of plas­tic using Com­pact Ther­moblock tech­nol­o­gy. This is a cool solu­tion for your home and for a small cafe, which can open up new facets of the taste of your favorite drinks.

Advantages

  • Ease of use;
  • com­pact­ness;
  • drinks of high taste qual­i­ty;
  • the pres­ence of func­tions for con­trol­ling the cook­ing process;
  • pre­pares lat­te, espres­so and cap­puc­ci­no.

Flaws

  • high noise lev­el;
  • insuf­fi­cient­ly pow­er­ful cap­puc­ci­na­tore includ­ed.


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Atten­tion! This rat­ing is sub­jec­tive, is not an adver­tise­ment and does not serve as a pur­chase guide. Before buy­ing, you need to con­sult with a spe­cial­ist.

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