Coffee Machine Makers

Wake Up Refreshed and Ready With Coffee Machines

A coffee maker is a great way to bring a touch of everyday luxury into your home. Not only is it quicker and easier to enjoy your morning pick-me-up, but it can also help you save money by avoiding buying coffee on your way to work. Find a coffee machine on eBay and start brewing your own.

What to look for in a coffee machine

If you think that all coffee makers are the same, you're in for a shock. There are many different models out there, and all have their own particular fans. Which one is right for you?

  • A coffee maker with an integrated grinder is great if you want a really intense drink with a very strong flavour.
  • A capsule coffee machine takes the work out, so it's ideal if you don't have time to brew your own drink. Be careful that you don't run out of capsules, though.
  • A traditional Italian coffee maker is the purist's choice. You will need to grind your beans separately, which can add to preparation time, but you'll be rewarded with a strongly flavoured drink.
  • A barista coffee maker aims to be a smaller version of the machines you'll see in chain coffee shops. It's a good choice if you like to keep your options open.
Can a coffee machine make other drinks?

It depends on the model. Some machines have the capacity to make iced coffee, with "brew over ice" options that will give you a nice chilled drink in the summertime. You can often find pods to use in a capsule machine that will allow you to make other drinks, such as hot chocolate. A barista machine usually allows you to heat up milk separately. Again, this is useful for making hot chocolate.

Will a capsule machine give you great coffee?

Ultimately, this is a matter of taste. Purists prefer to brew their own, using a more hands-on machine. It's also true that other types of coffee makers will give you more control than a capsule machine. However, you'll still get a nice drink from your pod. Crucially, a capsule machine allows you to save time. For some people, this is the most important factor in the morning.

Coffee beans for your machine

If you've chosen a bean-to-cup coffee maker, you have full control over what goes into your drink. This is the perfect time to experiment with different blends. Look for beans from various parts of the world, and try mixing them together to make your own signature cup of coffee.