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It isn’t easy to imagine a world without coffee machines now, and they seem to be absolutely everywhere. We’ve got more options than we ever had before for making our coffee in the morning.

So when you wake up early and want to make yourself a brilliant cup of coffee to start the day off right, do you go for Nespresso machines, Krups models, or even go all out and get a pricey bean-to-cup model that can make you a variety of different barista-style drinks. In this guide, we explore what you should consider before you buy a coffee machine and even some suitable models that might be a good idea for your early morning routine.

Photo: coffeefriend.co.uk
Photo: coffeefriend.co.uk

What to consider when buying your coffee machine

What are some of the things you should think about before you make a purchase? The market for coffee machines is so incredibly massive that there are many different options, and it can be hard to know what to buy and which sort of model is most suitable for you.

Let’s look at the key considerations.

Type of coffee machine

There are so many, including espresso machines that can allow you to make a barista-style drink, especially if you combine it with a milk steamer.

A simple filter coffee machine, like the ones you see for batch-brewing in many restaurants and diners, could be a good option if you just want something that makes a simple filter coffee. The benefits of going for this kind of machine are that if you have a lot of people in the house you can make coffee for everyone.

A lot of people go for coffee pod machines like the Nespresso machine as these have so much to offer when it comes to convenience, and the number of choices regarding types of coffee drinks available is also superb.

Time features or smart control

If we’re talking specifically about a coffee machine for the morning, then you might be one of those sorts of people who needs a coffee before you do anything else. Imagine if you could prepare a coffee while you were still laying in bed, or even have a hot coffee ready for you when the alarm goes off.

Some machines come with timers or the option to control your machine from your app, but many of the pod machines on the list are so fast that this is overkill.


This is a big consideration, as some coffee machines let you make a couple of drinks at once, some let you batch brew, and some are just suitable for making single-serve coffees. It can be really frustrating if you have a machine that only makes one coffee at a time and you have four or five guests who want a coffee at the same time.


You need to work out what kind of budget you have to spend on the machine, and there are options out there for most budgets. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get something quality.

Photo: coffeefriend.co.uk
Photo: coffeefriend.co.uk

Recommended Model: Latissima One

The Nespresso Latissima One is a great model for those who want some variety and are happy to use a coffee pod to get their coffee fix in the morning. It’s really simple but it also uses fresh milk, so if you love drinks like lungo, cappuccino and latte then this could be the ideal solution.

On top of that, it has an option to make a simple espresso which can be combined with boiling water to make something like an americano coffee.

The machine only takes a matter of seconds to prepare you a delicious beverage, and the interface is really easy to work out.

The milk system is revolutionary, and the container for this makes it easy to add milk at the time you need it. The removable lid keeps the milk secure and it is also dishwasher safe so you can avoid too much annoying washing up.

While it is a small machine, it has the space to store one litre of water and it also has a capsule container that can hold around 10 different capsules.

The simple design is great for virtually any kitchen and it is subtle enough that it doesn’t take over in your kitchen.

What’s more, in an effort for sustainability the machine itself is made partially from recycled plastic and even comes with recyclable packaging. Combine this with responsibly-sourced pods and you’ve got an eco-friendly option.


There are so many different models and what is best for one person might not be best for another. If you have barista skills you may also want to avoid pod machines as you can make a delicious latte using espresso and a steamer. It’s easy to get your day started with a coffee.

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