Bean-to-cup coffee machines
A bean-to-cup coffee machine has an in-built grinder which grinds coffee beans on-demand.
Grinding coffee beans on-demand produces the freshest coffee possible.
Furthermore, bean-to-cup coffee machines are simpler to use than other coffee device types, especially if you share something in common with a Luddite, bean-to-cup coffee machines are relatively easy to control in terms of technology.
Some models also take ground coffee as well. However, bean-to-cup coffee machines aren’t inexpensive despite their ease of use and tend to be more expensive than other coffee device types.
Price range is roughly £250 to well over £1000
Espresso coffee machine
Espresso coffee machines tend to be more affordable than bean-to-cup coffee machines and take a range of ground coffees.
When compared to a pod and capsule coffee machine, an espresso coffee machine does not restrict usage to a particular coffee brand.
Additionally, ground coffee is a less expensive than coffee pods and capsules.
However, espresso coffee machines require a more hands-on approach and of course, there are more rigorous cleaning requirements than bean-to-coffee machines.
Environmentalists can also sleep easy without knowing that they’ve contributed less waste than they would with a pod and capsule coffee machine.
Price range is roughly between £100 to £200
Pod and capsule coffee machines
Pod and capsule coffee machines provide a quick, easy to make and mess-free way to make a coffee drink at home.
The pods and capsules help to keep your coffee fresher for longer. However, you’re usually limited to pods and capsules provided by the coffee brand of the pod and capsule coffee machine.
Furthermore, pod and capsule coffee machines are more expensive than bean-to-cup coffee machines and espresso coffee machines.
Price range is roughly between £50 and £150 but can reach up to £450 and beyond
If you’re looking for the most affordable coffee machines, then you are looking for Espresso coffee machines.
If you’re looking for something easy to use then pod and capsule coffee machines are easiest to use.
If you’re looking for something with the most features then you’re looking for a bean-to-cup coffee machine.
If you’re looking for the freshest coffee then a bean-to-cup coffee machine is best.