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7 Easy-To-Use Coffee Machines To Keep You Awake All Day Long

A round-up of some of the best home-use coffee machines according to your budget, time, and savvy.
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For millions of people the world over, coffee is liquid gold in the morning. It can be prepared in a number of ways, but for the discriminating, it's of utmost importance that theirs is made is with cross-cut precision and years of training to extract the best cup of espresso or long.

Fortunately, there’s a coffee machine out there that will do the work for you whether you’re big on espresso, cappuccino, or flat white.

Simple Start – Long coffee drinks for amateur brewers

Cuisinart Coffee Center SS-15 12-Cup Coffee Maker and Single Serve Brewer
Around P10,000


Whether an entire household or just one coffee drinker, the Coffee Center SS-15 provides for both: It’s a 12-cup coffee maker on one side, and a single-serve brewer on the other. Most of Cuisinart’s models are easy to use, and with a press of a button, piping hot coffee becomes readily available. This model also allows for brew strength control so users can opt for a bolder flavor.

Kitchenaid Personal Coffee Machine
Around P5,000


Love having your coffee on-the-go or does a slow pace simply not work for you? The Kitchenaid Personal Coffee Machine is a compact drip-type automatic machine that brews right into a supplied insulated travel mug (or you can use your own). The biggest feature is it’s designed to be a single-person coffee maker that gets done at a press of a button. It’s a suitable ready-to-drink beverage for the busy career person.

 

Beginner’s Guide to Coffee Shop Beverages & Capsule Machines

Dolce Gusto Genio 2 Automatic by DeLonghi
Around P6,200


Automatic Coffee Machines can only get you so far. If you happen to enjoy espresso-based drinks like cappuccinos or lattes, consider getting a Dolce Gusto Genio 2 Automatic by Delonghi. It has an adjustable portioning feature you can tweak with a small lever, and an easy to use pod compartment for your capsules. Enjoy the frothy goodness of Espresso Intenso, Mocha, Latte Macchiato, Cappuccino, Chai Tea Latte (among other available flavors) in every cup.

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Nespresso Pixie Automatic Electric Coffee Machine
P16,102.50


The Nespresso Pixie Automatic Electric Coffee Machine makes coffee from Nespresso capsules in different flavors (such as Cappricio – rich and distinctive, blends from South America; New Cosi – mild and delicately toasted, blends from East Africa and South America). Make café beverage staples in under 40 seconds easily. It also has a small trash bin for used capsules so you’re not left with sticky fingers each time.

 

Home Barista Favorites & Espresso Machines

Breville the Oracle Espresso Machine
P140,000


For those more meticulous about the coffee-brewing process, the Oracle is the world’s first automatic manual espresso machine, which automates the most difficult processes of the manual espresso so you get your own in-house barista. What’s great about it is the triple heat system and espresso boiler, which allows the espresso shot to come out within +/-1 °C of the selected temperature. Another unique feature is the automatic milk texturing, which produces milk at your preferred temperature and style.

Krups XP5210 Manual Espresso Machine
P16,980


If you’re armed with the know-how and looking for a full-flexibility coffee shop-type of experience, the Krups XP5210 will deliver. It has a heating time of 40 seconds and makes espresso shots in less than 30. And if you feel like a latte, pull your milk like a pro with its multi-directional steam wand.

 

DeLonghi Icona Espresso Machine Coffee Maker ECOV 311
P14,800


Set up your home coffee station to include the shiny Delonghi Icona Espresso Machine Coffee Maker. It’s a flexible manual espresso machine which also doubles as a mug heater to keep your coffee warm longer. Plus, it looks just like it belongs in a café. Just like the Krups XP5210, its steam wand will come in handy when you’re preparing more complicated drinks that need milk pulling, frothing, and steaming, among others.

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With additional reporting by Hannah Lazatin

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