Many of us are still expected to continue to work from home even when restrictive measures ease up in Phase 2 post-circuit breaker. This means that dropping by our favourite cafe before heading to the office for a cup of coffee may not be such a convenient option.
If having just a cup of coffee delivered to your house doesn’t sound like something you’re likely to do, consider investing in a tool that helps you make coffee – it can be an affordable dripper or French Press or a have-it-all coffee machine. This way, you’ll get to enjoy coffee whenever you want at the comfort of your own home! Here are 15 best coffee machines and coffee makers across different price ranges you can consider (starting from the most affordable).
1. Hario V60 Craft Coffee Maker
If you have a soft spot for Japanese design, you’re going to love this coffee-making set. Inspired by Japanese ceramics, this dripper set also has features that are designed to brew a rich, aromatic coffee flavour.
Hario V60 Craft Coffee Maker retails for S$19.76 on Shopee.
2. Kettler French Press
If you appreciate a classic black coffee, a good French press may just be what you need. Invest in quality grounded coffee and this French press from Kettler will be able to help you achieve aromatic, strong coffee – exactly what you need to set the day right.
Kettler French Press retails for S$22.40 on Lazada. The set comes with a bag of premium Vietnamese coffee of your choice, making it a very attractive deal.
3. Handheld Coffee Machine
A portable coffee machine? Sounds like a dream come true for coffee-addict. This handheld equipment brews you a decent cup of coffee with just ground coffee and hot water.
This is perfect for those who are constantly on the go or for an outing (like a picnic!) without compromising on the quality of your coffee.
This handheld coffee machine retails for S$25.15 on Shopee.
4. Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Maker
This espresso maker is said to be well-loved by the Italians, which tells you a lot about the superior quality of coffee it is able to make.
It is also very simple to use. All you have to do is to add water in the bottom part of the pot, place your coffee into the filter, screw the pot back together again and boil it. And then, behold – an amazing cup of espresso.
You’ll also be happy to know that customers raved about how easy it was to disassemble the product for cleaning.
Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Maker retails for S$45 onwards on Shopee.
5. HiBREW ST-504 Espresso Coffee Machine
This may be the most affordable automatic coffee maker in this list but it doesn’t mean it is any poorer in quality. In fact, besides being tagged with an attractive price, it is also super versatile.
This coffee machine comes with three adapters that allow you to brew ground coffee, Nespresso capsules, and Dulce Gusto capsules. This means that you’re offered more options than most coffee machines in the market!
HiBREW ST-504 Espresso Coffee Machine retails for S$138 on Lazada.
6. Braun KF7120 Drip Filter Coffee Maker
This coffee maker will make a daily essential for those who enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee in the morning.
The smart and well-designed machine produces great aroma, keeps coffee warm for a long time, and has a setting that allows you to select your desired coffee strength.
It even has an anti-drip system to make sure that you can pause and pour mid-brew without any mess or fuss.
Braun KF7120 Drip Filter Coffee Maker retails for S$149 on Lazada.
7. Nespresso Inissia Coffee Machine
For an easy-to-use, budget-friendly coffee machine that caters to basic brewing needs, this one from Nespresso may just be what you’re looking for. Besides its good looks and ease of usage, reviewers also say that it is able to make many cups of coffee without always needing to refill the water tank. The compact machine also makes it easy to fit any kitchen top.
Nespresso Inissia Coffee Machine retails for S$198 on Lazada.
8. NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Mini Me Coffee Machine
If you have a busy day ahead of you and you need a quick coffee fix to begin your routine, here is the solution – NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Mini Me Coffee Machine. This coffee machine is compatible with Starbucks coffee capsules and is well-reviewed by coffee-lovers. Customers were astonished at how the coffee tastes exactly the same as the ones made in Starbucks!
NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Mini Me Coffee Machine retails for S$224.05 and is available on Lazada. You’ll be given three free boxes of Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Capsules with your purchase.
9. Nespresso Essenza Mini Coffee Machine
For a compact but sturdy coffee machine option, the Essenza Mini by Nespresso will make a good addition to the kitchen. The sleek-looking machine has also won the hearts of those who have bought it; many of them are impressed by how the machine is able to produce great quality coffee even with its petite size.
Nespresso Essenza Mini Coffee Machine retails for S$238 with the Aeroccino Milk Frother on Lazada, which is a great bundle deal you shouldn’t miss.
10. De’Longhi Espresso ECP33.21 Manual Coffee Machine
De’Longhi Espresso ECP33.21 Manual Coffee Machine is for the coffee fanatics who enjoy taking the time to personalise and make each cup of coffee with extra care. This coffee machine comes with coffee filters, scoops, and also lets you froth the milk according to your preference, saving you the hassle of investing in extra accessories to improve your coffee-drinking experience.
Those who have bought this machine commented that this can be mistaken as a professional coffee machine even though it’s very easy to use and easy to clean.
De’Longhi ECP33.21 Manual Coffee Machine retails for S$249 on Lazada.
11. Nespresso Lattissima One
Whether you’re craving a top-quality Cappuccino or Latte Macchiato, the Nespresso Lattissima One is able to make them for you. Equipped with an innovative fresh milk system, the machine is able to froth the desired amount of milk you’ve filled directly into your cup and brew your coffee for an ideal coffee-and-milk combo. For all the features it has, you’ll be happy to know that it is easy to clean too.
Nespresso Lattissima One retails for S$368 on Lazada.
12. De’Longhi Dedica Style EC 685.R
This is one of the slimmest and most affordable barista-style pump coffee maker in the market.
Serious coffee-drinkers (or home baristas) are going to love how it offers fast heating time of 40 seconds to deliver the perfect temperature for an Espresso and its bar pressure also gives that Espresso a rich aroma, complete with a nut colour crema on top.
Want a Cappuccino once in a while? It has an adjustable system to prepare hot milk and milk froth. You can also adjust it easily to dispense hot water for teas and infusions.
De’Longhi Dedica Style EC685.R retails for S$449 on Lazada.
13. Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Machine
If you really want to bring the cafe experience to your own home, then this coffee machine is going to be one of the best investments you can make.
It comes with eight beverage selections including black coffee options like Ristretto and Lungo, as well as milk-based recipes such as Cappuccino and Latte Macchiato.
The cherry on top, however, is certainly the automatic steam pipe that allows you to adjust the milk temperature to 11 settings and froth quality to eight different texture levels, so that you can easily create cafe-quality latte art coffee.
Nespresso Creatista Plus retails for S$748 and is available at Lazada.
14. De’Longhi Magnifica S ECAM 22.110.SB
Barista-style coffee with just a touch of a button? You’ve got it with this coffee machine.
This espresso machine is fully automatic – from grinding the beans to brewing the coffee – using just an easy button. An easy-to-use dial also allows you to increase or decrease the coffee intensity to what you prefer. And then just a button again, you can choose among short or long coffees.
This machine is also incredibly silent and has 13 adjustable settings for you to make the perfect cup of coffee that suits your palate.
De’Longhi Magnifica S ECAM 22.110.SB retails at S$899 (discounted from S$1,499) at Harvey Norman.
15. De’Longhi Dinamica ECAM350.15.B
An advanced coffee machine that you’ll enjoy using and will certainly impress any guests to your home, this coffee machine has a sleek and intuitive soft touch interface that makes it easy to use.
Besides an adjustable grinder that guarantees 100% accuracy so that the perfect coffee powder is produced, this coffee machine is also able to prepare coffee beverages with just a touch of a button.
But if you think these features are already impressive, here’s the kicker – the machine has a Bluetooth feature that allows you to control it on your phone when you download a corresponding app.
Coffee settings can also be preset so that you can easily access your favourite way of preparing your coffee.
De’Longhi Dinamica ECAM350.15.B retails for S$1,049 on Lazada.