Our Top Picks
Best Overall: Ninja Coffee Bar Glass Carafe System at Target
"Customers offer high praise for its ease of use, value for money, and, of course, the rich taste you’ll find in every sip."
Runner-Up, Best Overall: Nespresso Lattissima Pro at Amazon
"The Lattissima Pro uses a 19-bar pressure pump system to pack maximum flavor into every espresso shot."
Best for Beginners: De'Longhi BCO430BM at Amazon
"On one side, the machine has a café-style portafilter and a milk frother; on the other, a 10-cup glass carafe for drip coffee."
Best High-End: Miele CM5300 Coffee Machine at Wayfair
"The Miele CM5300 has nine preset drink settings and offers unparalleled convenience, versatility, and taste."
Best for Pods: Keurig K-Café at Amazon
"Along with brewing standard drip coffee, this machine can turn K-Cups into delicious lattes and cappuccinos."
Best Portable: Wacaco Minipresso GR at Amazon
"Measuring less than 7 inches high and weighing not even a pound, the Wacaco Minipresso GR is the ultimate travel companion."
Best Stovetop: Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Machine at Amazon
"The stovetop design uses steam to push boiling water up through coffee grounds and then into your cup."
Best Space Saver: Nespresso VertuoLine Bundle at Amazon
"The VertuoLine itself measures just 8.3 x 11.91 x 11.93 inches, and the milk frother can be stored separately."
Most Versatile: Espressione Coffee and Espresso Maker at Target
"With a 10-cup carafe for drip coffee, a manual espresso filter, and a built-in milk frother, this machine does it all."
01 of 09
Best Overall: Ninja Coffee Bar Glass Carafe System
From frothy lattes to your standard cup of coffee, the Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker can whip up a wide array of delicious drinks. The item has received glowing reviews online, with customers offering especially high praise for its ease of use, value for money, and, of course, the rich taste you’ll find in every sip.
After packing the filter with freshly ground coffee beans (see our favorite coffee beans here), you can choose from six different brew sizes, ranging from a single cup to a full carafe. There’s even a setting for iced coffee drinks—a feature that sets the Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker apart from many other machines. Keep in mind, however, that the item produces a super-rich coffee concentrate to make specialty drinks, such as lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos, rather than using true espresso.
02 of 09
Runner-Up, Best Overall: Nespresso Lattissima Pro
This fully automatic coffee-and-espresso maker can brew all of your favorite drinks at the touch of a button. Simply pop in a Nespresso capsule and choose between one of seven pre-programmed options: espresso, cappuccino, latte macchiato, ristretto, lungo, hot water, and warm milk froth. If any of these terms sound unfamiliar, check out our guide to espresso terms.
The Lattissima Pro uses a 19-bar pressure pump system to pack maximum flavor into every espresso shot, and the machine’s integrated milk frother provides a café-worthy texture to lattes and cappuccinos. Post-coffee cleanup is easy thanks to a sliding drip tray and an auto-clean function for the milk container.
While customers widely adore the convenience, versatility, and flavor of the Lattisima Pro, some note that the milk doesn’t always get hot enough for their liking, sending some drinks straight to the microwave.
Not sure what kind of Nespresso capsule to use? See reviews of our favorite Nespresso capsules available for purchase.
03 of 09
Best for Beginners: De'Longhi BCO430BM Combination Pump Espresso and Drip Coffee Machine
Many coffee drinkers prefer to use automated machines that will brew at the touch of a button. But for those who want a more hands-on experience, for the beginners who want to feel like real baristas, this semi-automatic coffee-and-espresso maker from De’Longhi is the perfect choice.
De’Longhi has been one of the most trusted names in coffee for over a century, and the All-in-One Cappuccino, Espresso, and Coffee Maker is one of their most popular items. On one side, the machine has a café-style portafilter and an adjustable milk frother; on the other, a 10-cup glass carafe for robust drip coffee. The item is also equipped with an active carbon filter to ensure fresh, healthy water and a warming plate at the base of the machine to keep your coffee piping hot hours after brewing.
If you need some more help finding the right machine for your kitchen, read through our coffee maker buying guide.
04 of 09
Best High-End: Miele CM5300 Countertop Coffee Machine
Intuitive touch controls. A sleek, space-saving design. And rich, barista-worthy coffee. The Miele CM5300 Countertop Coffee Machine packs luxury into every sip.
While customers should expect to pay a hefty price, this product offers unparalleled convenience, versatility, and taste. The Miele CM5300 has nine preset drink settings, ranging from must-haves like lattes and cappuccinos to more exotic drinks like ristrettos and latte macchiatos. Users have the power to adjust drink size, coffee temperature, and create individualized coffee profiles for the whole family. Further separating it from most coffee-and-espresso machines, the Miele CM5300 automatically froths and pours the milk for specialty coffee drinks. A built-in burr grinder and automatic cleaning system, along with easy-to-remove parts, makes the coffee process simple from start to finish. Just hit a button, grab your favorite mug, and enjoy.
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05 of 09
Best for Pods: Keurig K-Café
No surprises here. Keurig is the original coffee-pod manufacturer, and their K-Café offers the taste and convenience that you know and love but with a twist. Along with brewing standard drip coffee, this machine can turn K-Cups into delicious lattes and cappuccinos. The milk frother is dishwasher-safe and, unlike the more-common manual frother, it works at the touch of a button. The K-Café also lets you adjust the strength of your coffee and choose between 6, 8, 10, and 12 ounce brew sizes. It’s the ideal coffee-and-espresso maker for customers who want their caffeine fix quick and hassle-free.
Want to take a look at some other options? See our guide to the best Keurigs.
06 of 09
Best Portable: Wacaco Minipresso GR
Measuring less than 7 inches high and weighing not even a pound, the Wacaco Minipresso GR is the ultimate travel companion. You can store the item inside a suitcase, backpack, or purse, and use it in any situation, whether you’re in a national park or an airport. No batteries. No cords. Just good coffee, whenever and wherever.
The Minipresso GR uses ground coffee beans, offering the utmost control over the strength and taste of your espresso—although, Wacaco does manufacture portable coffee makers that take coffee pods. The product is reasonably priced, especially when compared to countertop coffee-and-espresso makers, and backed by hundreds of positive customer reviews. Make sure to clean the Minipresso GR frequently, however, as a few users note that the product’s durability can decline if not properly cared for.
Buying for someone else? Take a peek at our favorite gifts for coffee lovers.
07 of 09
Best Stovetop: Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Machine
Relying upon a simple yet timeless design, Moka pots have been the most popular stovetop coffee maker since their inception, over eighty years ago. And no Moka pot is better than Bialetti’s Moka Express. After all, Bialetti invented Moka pots way back in 1933.
The item uses steam to push boiling water up through coffee grounds and then into your cup. This means the coffee is brewed at a higher temperature and with more pressure than normal, putting it closer to espresso as far as flavor and consistency.
The Moka Express is available in sizes ranging from 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 cups. Even at its largest size, the item costs far less than standard combination coffee-and-espresso machines. Plus, it gives customers complete control over the strength of their coffee and the type of grounds that they use. The only downside is that it can’t make milk-based drinks, like lattes and cappuccinos, so you’ll have to buy a separate frother to enjoy anything other than robust coffee or espresso.
08 of 09
Best Space Saver: Nespresso VertuoLine Bundle
The Nespresso VertuoLine is more than just a space-saver. It makes downright tasty coffee, espresso, and (thanks to the separate Aeroccino milk frother) specialty drinks like lattes and cappuccinos.
This bundle is highly reviewed, with the majority of customers awarding it five stars. Users particularly love the VertuoLine’s convenience—simply pop in a Nespresso capsule and press brew—as well as its durability and easiness to clean. The machine also lets you select between five different cup sizes: Espresso, Double Espresso, Gran Lungo, Coffee, and Alto.
The VertuoLine itself measures just 8.3 x 11.91 x 11.93 inches, and many customers mention that the bundle saves even more space since the milk frother can be stowed away separately.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
09 of 09
Most Versatile: Espressione Stainless Steel Coffee and Espresso Maker
With a 10-cup carafe for drip coffee, a manual espresso filter, and a built-in milk frother, this machine does it all. Rather than spending $4 for your daily latte or getting burnt out on the same old cup of joe at home, you can bring the coffee bar to your kitchen.
This machine relies on a 19-bar pressure system to infuse every espresso shot with unbeatable flavor. It can also pour two shots of espresso at the same time. And if you’re in the mood for drip coffee, the built-in heating plate keeps the pot warm for hours, meaning you can brew coffee in the morning and have it fresh throughout the day. A removable water tank and drip tray make for easy cleaning, and an auto-shutoff feature ensures that the item is safe and energy-efficient.
Interested in reading more reviews? Check out our guide to the best french press coffee makers.
Products Tested by The Spruce
Our writers spent 10 hours researching the most popular coffee and espresso machines on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 30 different coffee and espresso machines overall, screened options from 10 different brands and manufacturers, and read over 60 user reviews (both positive and negative). All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.
How We Tested
Our reviewers spent four hours testing one of the most popular coffee and espresso machine combos on the market. To really get the full picture, they set it up in their kitchens and made the whole spectrum of coffee drinks that the machine offers. We asked them to consider the most important features when using this machine, from its size to its various functionalities. We've outlined the can’t-miss points here so that you, too, know what to look for when shopping.
What to Look for in a Coffee and Espresso Machine Combo
Primary function Are you looking for a coffee maker that can pump out the occasional espresso shot, or do you want an espresso machine that can make the occasional pot of coffee? Even if a device does both, its look and feel might favor one over the other.
Pods vs. no pods Pods (or capsules) are convenient when making coffee or espresso since you don’t need to grind coffee or measure grounds. Plus, cleanup is easy since you just remove and discard the pod. On the other hand, pod machines can limit your ability to use specialty coffee beans from a local roaster or your favorite online sellers.
Size While a combo machine can save you space, it’ll still be taking up prime real estate on your countertop. Some combo machines are large, while others are as small as some of the most compact coffee brewers. How much space do you have?
Test Results: Ninja Coffee Bar Glass Carafe System (Best Overall)
What We Like
What We Don't Like
Doesn’t make true espresso
“If you use quality grounds with this machine, you’ll get a good cup of coffee,” reported one of our testers. “Also, being able to choose your size, preferred strength, and whether you want your coffee hot or over ice is very convenient.” Another highlight, according to our testers, was the machine's small footprint. Although our reviewers appreciated that this machine came with a recipe book, one was put off by the instructions for making lattes and cappuccinos. “The machine doesn't really have espresso-making capabilities,” she explained. “After reading more about the system online, I realized that ‘coffeehouse-style’ drinks use the ‘Specialty Brew’ option, which brews a concentrate that’s an espresso substitute. I found this a little deceptive.”