Automatic Coffee Machines – Test Winners of the Year
Here in this article of coffeenation.co I present you few of my favorite coffee makers I already tested. Also I compare several very good Automatic Coffee Machines.
Using Fully Automatic Coffee Machines: Best Advantages
- You save time in coffee drinks preparation
- Everybody can use them easily (no instruction required) .
- You can prepare drinks with different tastes
- You can saves space (the opposite of using sieve carrier + espresso
- It can grind fresh coffee from coffee beans (very good for those which
don’t have a coffee mill)
- Very good Espresso can be prepared (preparation with pressure of 9 bar but coarser grinding than this one for espressos from filter-carrier) Inexpensive coffee in compare to coffee-capsules machines Automatic cleaning programs
Using Fully Automatic Coffee Machines: Disadvantages
- An automatic coffee machine must be cleaned regularly
- The setting options are limited (depending on model)
- Many models are noisy when grinding or preparing the milk foam
- A classic black bean coffee tastes better from the hand filter or the
- French Press
- Only 1-2 cups can be prepared at the same time
The Automatic Coffee Machine – What is it really???
Automatic Coffee Makers deserved their name because they prepare automatically various coffee drinks we prepare manually with a filter holder. Specifically, this means:
- They grind the coffee beans
- They create milk foam
- They compact the right dose of coffee powder to a spongy surface puck (with a filter carrier we have to press it
- manually before preparing the coffee)
- They throw the coffee puck into a puck collecting containerThey automatically create espresso drinks (latte, latte macchiato, etc.)There are automatic programs for cleaning and decalcifying the machine
Automatic Coffee Machines – Differences
These automatic coffee makers have two major advantages:
They are saving time and anyone who can press a button can operate a fully automatic coffee machine. That is why they are a good coffee preparation solution for offices or large families, where not everyone can or cannot deal with an espresso machine. This is especially interesting for a household with several people.
Of course, your machine needs a little bit Know How. But if you do not have barista competence, that is not so bad. Your coffee machine provides you automatic very good results.
For those who would like to be or play a Barista, I recommend my article on espresso machines.
The difference between an automatic coffee maker and an espresso machine is therefore the request of manual work and competence. In addition, less time is required for coffee making with the use of an automatic coffee machine.
Automatic Coffee Machines – Tests winner by price class
Automatic coffee machines up to 300 €
In this price segment, no one is better than Delonghi! If you do not want to exceed the € 300 – € 400 in your budget, the value for money with Delonghi is excellent..
This also explains the high market share of the brand. The most sold devices under 300 € are all from this Italian manufacturer.
De’Longhi ESAM series — The advantages
- Very good value for money
- Easy to use
- Very low entry price
- Many models in this price class
De’Longhi ESAM series –The disadvantages
Too many plastic parts and only a little bit stainless steel The reality is that for 300 € you do not get a top model but a coffee machine that delivers very good results and a family can prepare coffee without much effort. In my experience, the service life cicle is not dependent on the price of the device, but on the maintenance.
Popular and recommended models are:
Test winner of his price class: DeLonghi ECAM 22.110.B Automatic Coffee Machine (photo and 2 buttons linking to Amazon UK and to Amazon USA)
Also it’s worth to see:
Automatic Coffee Machines up to 600 €
In this price class, the variance of the materials been used is particularly high. You will find a lot of plastic on the machines as well as few machines with stainless steel covering.
There are also various devices, with a second bean container which allows the coffee beans changing, for example the preparation of caffeine-free and caffeine-containing espresso beverages. In addition, they have often water filters, energy saving programs or a touchscreen features.
Test winner of his price class:
DeLonghi One Touch ESAM 5500 Automatic Coffee Machine
One of the Best Automatic Coffee Machines:
For those who are looking for a fully automatic coffee machine that needs little space, has a lot of stainless steel on and a very good price is the Saeco Incanto!!
Saeco Incanto: Here you can find the current price of the Automatic Coffee Machine online
- Very quiet because of the ceramic disk grinding mill
- Stainless steel body
- Preparing good espresso and milk froth
Here you can find my detailed test for Saeco Incanto (link to the review we have)
Automatic Coffee machines up to 900 €
Automatic Coffee Makers belonging to a over 600 € price class have much more features. Also their quality is significantly higher than their cheaper competitors. Siemens is really the best representor in this price segment.
Siemens TE607503DE Coffee Machine EQ.6 series 700: Here you can find the current price of the Automatic Coffee Machine online (photo and 2 buttons linking to Amazon UK and to Amazon USA) A detailed review of the Siemens EQ.6 can be found here (link to our review).
DeLonghi ETAM 29.660.SB Autentica Cappuccino Coffee Machine – Here you can find the current price of the Automatic Coffee Machine online (photo and 2 buttons linking to Amazon UK and to Amazon USA)
Siemens TE603501DE Coffee Machine EQ.6 series 300 Here you can find the current price of the Automatic Coffee Machine online (photo and 2 buttons linking to Amazon UK and to Amazon USA).
Coffee machines up to 1,300 €
Better processing and better design with similar functionality It is quite clear that sometimes we spend for our coffee machine more money, only for optical reasons.
What devices are important to you, you have to decide it by yourself.
For this price, my test winner is: Siemens EQ.9 s500 with the serial number: TI905501DE.
It can prepares a really great coffee!!
Siemens EQ.9 s500 – Here you can find the current price of the Automatic Coffee Machine online (photo and 2 buttons linking to Amazon UK and to Amazon USA)
The cheaper Siemens EQ 7 model you can find it up to 900 €. Siemens EQ 7 . Here you can find the current price of the Automatic Coffee Machine online (photo and 2 buttons linking to Amazon UK and to Amazon USA)
- Good value for money
- Very quiet and good grinding wheel made of ceramic
- Easy to clean
- Also available with 2 grinders
- Great design with a lot of stainless steel parts
- Great display and great features
- Very good machine and easy to use
DeLonghi One Touch ESAM6600
Automatic Coffee Machine PrimaDonna Here you can find the current price of the Automatic Coffee Machine online (photo and 2 buttons linking to Amazon UK and to Amazon USA)
Automatic Coffee machines more than 1.000 €
For 1.000 € I can buy 40kg of high-quality coffee (yes, I give quite a lot of money for coffee) and then the automatic coffee machine has to offer a lot of features and high quality. If you are ready to go into this price segment, you might be interested in the advantages of espresso machines and external coffee grinders which are possibly a good alternative!
Test winner of this price class:
Miele CM 7500.
About the Miele CM 7 (link to the review in separate tab) I have already written a detailed review.
DeLonghi ESAM 6900 Coffee-Automatic PrimaDonna Here you can find the current price of the Automatic Coffee Machine online
Siemens TE809501DE Coffee Machine EQ.8 series 900 Here you can find the current price of the Automatic Coffee Machine online
Fully Automatic Coffee Machines – Advantages of the Online Purchase
One of the reasons why I write these articles in coffeenation.co is the fact that it is always difficult for me to be really good informed in an electronics shop. Especially in the big electronic markets the advice and information is often bad. I often feel better when I read few comments in online forums or on amazon than after talking to a salesperson in a big market. Of course there are some good specialty coffee shops with good advice for coffee lovers about coffee makers and I cannot refuse it. But they are also more expensive than the big electro-markets.
Advantages of online purchase in the web-shop
The right to return back a device belongs always in a single-trade. This right belongs to the purchase of most products online. There are also exceptions (DVDs, CDs, food and custom-made products). However, the exchange is completely regulated by goodwill. So it may be that you buy an electrical device in a shop and cannot return it an original packaging an hour later. That means that many shops refuse to take back the device. Many shops even they accept the device back within 7-15 days they don’t give you your money back but a voucher with the device price. That means you have to buy again something from this shop if you don’t want to lose your money. If you lost the invoice is impossible to return a device back to a shop.
- Online there is a legal regulation about the right of withdrawal.
- Return online within 14 days
- Without a reason
- Without receipt (invoice usually by mail)
- Return back the device also possible without original packaging
Sometimes you have to pay Return Costs for the device transport back to the e-shop. However, companies such as Amazon continue to accept the cost for the transport back of returning products with a value of more than € 40.
Coffee machines for the office
As you can see in this article, it is not easy to decide which coffee makers you can buy for private use. It is even more difficult to choose one for an office. There are more people there, more desires and preferences and the worst, there is usually no one in a company who is responsible clean the device.
Your automatic coffee machine choice it depends mainly on the number of cups that the machine needs to create. In addition, the duration of a brewing process can be more important in an office, because everyone wants to have their cappuccino or espresso very quickly at lunch time.
For an office are not recommended the coffee machines of the most favorable price classes, because the needs there are different. I would recommend at least to invest € 600 or more. In this price class you can see first the tests of the automatic coffee machines and then you can decide.
Chose and purchase your office coffee machines and deduct them from the tax Especially in the office it is clear that the automatic coffee machine is only used by employees and customers. For this reason, its costs can also be taxed (this also contains the costs of the coffee beans). The acquisition costs are therefore deductible operating expenses.