Wake up and smell the coffee: the best coffee machines for 2013

If you’re like me and have transitioned from an avid tea drinker to a coffee addict, but the instant stuff just isn’t grinding your beans anymore, we’ve searched near and far to find the best coffee machines for 2013.

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Best value for money coffee machine


Delonghi ICM 40B 12Cup Coffee Maker, £33.00, Tesco Direct

  •  Practical and stylish in design
  •  Easy-to-use digital programmable timer
  •  Can serve up to 12 cups of coffee at a time

“It looks stylish and we love the fact that it has a front-opening facility to put in the water and the coffee – we can fit on the work-surface and we don’t have to pull it out each time we fill it up.” Mona and Tim(Tesco review)


Best mid-range coffee machine

1111111111111111111Cuisinart Brew & Serve Coffee Machine, £90.68, Amazon

  • On demand filter coffee, simply press to pour cup by cup
  • Coffee gauge indicates the amount of brewed coffee remaining
  • 12 cup reservoir keeps coffee fresh, hot and ready to serve for hours

“I so love this coffee maker, makes excellent coffee. Easy to clean. Haven’t had any bad comments from friends about the coffee either which is always a plus point!!” Erin from Reevo


The ultimate coffee machine

Starbucks Verismo 585 Brewer Coffee machine, £259.00, Selfridges

  • Make all your favourite Starbucks® beverages at the touch of a button
  • Enjoy everything from caffè lattes and espresso to brewed coffee.
  • Pre-programmed functions makes it easy to customise your perfect cup.

It was easy to operate, actually sort of fun to play with, and we were particularly surprised at how quickly the machine heats up your water — the wait between plug-in to pour is only about one minute.” Huffington Post