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Best Coffee Machines and Coffee Makers for 2021

by Brodie Inguaggiato Updated: April 27, 2021 12 min read

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To brew the drink of your dreams from the comfort of your home, you need the perfect coffee machine or coffee maker. If this is the year you want to splurge on your first premium machine or maker, or just want to upgrade your current setup, we’ve got you covered.

Take a look at a few of our top coffee machines and coffee makers for 2021, including single-serve, drip, travel, French press, cold brew, pour over, and stovetop coffee makers, as well as automatic, semi-automatic, and prosumer espresso machines.

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Best Single-Serve Coffee Machines

Single-serve machines deliver a consistent and precise extraction by making use of capsules or pods. With capsules and pods, brewing possibilities are not limited to just coffee; many brands also offer an assortment of teas and cocoa.

Nespresso Vertuo

  • Nespresso
    The Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by DeLonghi, in titan gray, offers freshly brewed single-serve coffee with excellent crema and authentic espresso in two convenient cup and capsule sizes, all at the touch of a button. Featuring patented Centrifusion extraction technology developed by Nespresso and automatic blend technology, preparing your favorite beverages at home has never been easier.
  • Nespresso
    The Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by DeLonghi, in silver, offers freshly brewed single-serve coffee with excellent crema and authentic espresso in two convenient cup and capsule sizes, all at the touch of a button. Featuring patented Centrifusion extraction technology developed by Nespresso and automatic blend technology, preparing your favorite beverages at home has never been easier.
  • Nespresso
    The Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by DeLonghi, in red, offers freshly brewed single-serve coffee with excellent crema and authentic espresso in two convenient cup and capsule sizes, all at the touch of a button. Featuring patented Centrifusion extraction technology developed by Nespresso and automatic blend technology, preparing your favorite beverages at home has never been easier.
 

Available in Titan Gray, Silver and Red, the Nespresso Vertuo by DeLonghi is a premier single-serve espresso machine that stands out thanks to a number or premier features. Taking center stage is Centrifusion technology, which reads the barcode of each capsule and allows the machine to automatically recognize the size of the capsule and adjust the variables for an optimal extraction.

Once you have your desired capsule selected, just insert it, close the lever, and let the Vertuo do the rest. When activated, the capsule is spun rapidly to blend ground coffee with water and produce excellent coffee, crema, and espresso every time with no need to manually change settings.

Whole Latte Love also offers the Vertuo and Aeroccino Bundle, which includes a milk frother so you can add hot or cold milk foam at the touch of a button. 

Best Drip Coffee Maker

Drip coffee refers to the process of brewing by dripping hot water over the coffee grounds, otherwise known as the way to make “regular” coffee. While this may seem like a rudimentary process, investing in a good drip coffee maker can make a world of difference.

Breville Precision Brewer

The Breville Precision Brewer® Glass

The Breville Precision Brewer® Glass

The Breville Precision Brewer Glass Coffee Maker BDC400BSS features numerous brewing modes to brew your perfect cup of coffee.

By blurring the line between craft filter coffee and traditional drip coffee, the Breville Precision Brewer is truly the first brewer of its kind in the world. By way of the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), the Precision Brewer implements SCA-certified brewing techniques to allow drip coffee lovers to enjoy the best quality coffee from a brewer with a great value.

With features like a “Gold Cup” setting that brews a cup or carafe of coffee at the perfect temperature and brew time, “My Brew” functionality allows for modification of the bloom time of your coffee, and PID control adjusts the temperature of your coffee, the Precision Brewer delivers precise and adjustable features to make the home brewing experience a special one.

Best Travel Coffee Maker

Travel coffee makers like the AeroPress and AeroPress Go are highly versatile and portable tools when it comes to brewing coffee. By varying the amount of ground coffee used, an AeroPress can produce a wide variety of coffees. Pair that with a compact and lightweight frame, and you have a coffee maker perfect for those of us always on the move.

AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press

AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press

AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press

The AeroPress Go Coffee Maker gives coffee lovers everything they need for on the go brewing. This compact, durable and light-weight travel coffee maker brews American, espresso, and cold brew coffee to fuel an active lifestyle.

For the coffee lover that’s always on the move, the AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press is a one-of-a-kind coffee maker that brews American, espresso, and cold brew coffee to fuel an active lifestyle.

With a smart design derived from the wildly popular original AeroPress, the simple to use AeroPress Go is compact, light-weight, durable, and easy to clean up.

These features, in addition to providing superb tasting coffee, make the AeroPress Go optimal for traveling, camping, boating or just using at work.

Best French Press

French press coffee makers offer a simpler take on traditional coffee brewing. Doing away with paper filters, these coffee makers fully immerse ground coffee, steeping it like tea. The resulting coffee is full-bodied and aromatic with fewer flavorful oils lost in the process.

Espro P3 Press

Espro P3 Press - 32 oz Black

Espro P3 Press - 32 oz Black

The Espro P3 Press offers a high quality affordable coffee press, designed with durable materials and perfect extraction in mind. An 32 oz capacity and BPA, BPS, and phthalate free materials are perfect for serving guests.

When it comes to French press, the Espro P3 Press is one of the most user-friendly coffee makers on the market. Designed with durable materials and perfect extraction in mind, the P3 Press offers a 32 oz capacity and the promise of grit and grinds free coffee.

Espro P3 Press

The Espro P3 Press offers a 32 oz capacity and BPA, BPS, and phthalate free materials that are perfect for serving guests.

Patented double micro-filters keep any stray grinds from entering your cup, while a safety lock keeps everything in place.

The P3 Press also utilizes glass that is 40 percent thicker than traditional coffee presses for heat retention and increased durability.

Best Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Cold brew coffee makers offer a unique style of preparation that produces smoother, less acidic coffee that’s ideal for refreshing summer drinks. With some ice and a bit of patience you can prepare delicious drinks that rival those offered at your favorite coffee house.

ESPRO Cold Brew Coffee Kit

ESPRO Cold Brew Coffee Kit - Black

ESPRO Cold Brew Coffee Kit - Black

With a resealable and UV-protected glass growler, a brewer with auto-lock valve, a micro mesh filter and compostable paper filters, the ESPRO Cold Brew Coffee Kit makes the cold brew process simple, easy and mess-free.

If you’ve never dabbled in cold brew before, or have and were turned off by the brewing process, materials required and/or mess created, the ESPRO Cold Brew Coffee Kit is here to put your mind at ease. All you need outside of the kit is your favorite coarse-ground coffee or loose tea leaves and cold water, everything else is included.

By combining innovative features, a straightforward brew process and an excellent price point, this kit allows both cold brew novices and experts alike to create up to 48 oz of delicious cold brew concentrate.

Once the brew process is finished, feel free to enjoy your cold brew however you want: over ice, with milk or mixed with hot or cold water.

Best Pour Over Coffee Maker

Originating from Japan, pour over coffee makers integrate science and art through precise measurements, form, and execution. This makes pour over the ideal brewing technique for eliciting the full flavor and complexity of your coffee. In addition to our assortment of pour over drippers and brewers, we also offer a wide selection of scales, stands, kettles and other accessories to help you achieve the perfect extraction.

Chemex Classic Coffee Maker

Chemex Classic 8 Cup Coffee Maker

Chemex Classic 8 Cup Coffee Maker

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Chemex Classic series of coffeemakers make brewing pour over coffee as much an art as it is a science. Available in 8 and 10 cups sizes.

Chemex Classic series of coffeemakers make brewing pour over coffee as much an art as it is a science. Available in 8-cup and 10-cup sizes with an elegant hourglass shape designed for both looks and functionality, the Chemex Classic series of coffee makers make brewing pour over coffee as much an art as it is a science.

The Classic features a spout for easy pouring and is fitted with a wooden collar to grip while serving. The Classic coffee makers use Chemex’s 5 oz/cup measurement and are available in 8 and 10 cups sizes. Made from non-porous Borosilicate glass.

Compatible pre-folded filter squares are also available.

Best Stovetop Coffee Maker

Moka pots make use of a traditional Italian brewing method that produces coffee similar in flavor and strength to espresso. Our selection of Moka Pots come in a number of housing options like stainless steel or aluminum, and are compatible with traditional gas ranges, electric burners or induction cook surfaces.

Illy Alessi Pulcina Moka Pot

Illy Alessi Pulcina 3 Cup Moka Pot - Red

Illy Alessi Pulcina 3 Cup Moka Pot - Red

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The Alessi Pulcina 3 Cup Moka Pot features a unique shape and an impeccable design to achieve optimal extraction and enhance aroma.

Featuring a unique shape and an impeccable design, the Alessi Pulcina 3 Cup Moka Pot is able to achieve optimal extraction and enhance aroma. This stylish aluminum moka pot features bold red accents and produces 3 cups (5.25 oz) of full-bodied aromatic stovetop coffee.

The Alessi Pulcina product can be used on gas, electric, and glass ceramic cooktops.

Best Coffee Machines for 2021

Crem ONE

Crem is the reimagining of the legendary Expobar brand of prosumer espresso machines. Crem machines, like those included in the ONE line, feature thoughtful design decisions aimed at delivering quality and value to customers. The result is some of the most accessible yet sophisticated machines on the market.

HX PID

Crem ONE HX PID Espresso Machine

Crem ONE HX PID Espresso Machine

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The Crem ONE HX PID is a superb heat exchange espresso machine that improves upon its legendary predecessor, the Expboar Office Lever. The digital display, adjustable PID, large 1.7 liter copper boiler, water line connectivity, and SGS certification push the ONE HX ahead of the pack.

If you’re looking for a featureful and temp-stable heat exchanger, look no further than the Crem ONE HX PID. The HX PID, otherwise known as the Crem 91, packs a ton of value into a modern package and includes luxury features like a large work surface on the drip tray and a shot mirror to view bottomless extractions.

Crem ONE HX PID

The Crem ONE HX PID uses a vibration pump and, incredibly, it's plumbable so you can connect directly to your water line, which is something most vibration pump machines are incapable of.

The included no-burn steam wand is capable of hands-free frothing, and highlights like an external OPV, water and drain line connectivity, and extra safety measures like a water inlet solenoid make this a truly compelling machine.

DUO-V

Crem ONE DUO-V Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

Crem ONE DUO-V Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

The CREM ONE DUO-V is a superb dual boiler espresso machine that improves upon its legendary predecessor, the Expobar Brewtus. The OLED display, dual PID temperature control, Shot mirror, reservoir and water line/drain line, and Auto on/off push the CREM ONE DUO-V ahead of the pack. SGS certification allows the ONE DUO-V to be used in commercial settings, as well.

Crem and their machines can only be described as cutting edge, and the Crem ONE DUO-V, or Crem 92, is no exception. Dual boilers, dual PIDs, a water reservoir as well as a water line hook up, a drain line hook up, and high quality parts deliver one of the strongest prosumer espresso machines available.

Innovations like the shot mirror and automatic power on/off are incredible convenience features, as well, along with a massive drip tray for fewer trips to empty the tray compared to most other machines.

INFUSER

Crem ONE INFUSER Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

Crem ONE INFUSER Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

The CREM ONE INFUSER is a superb dual boiler espresso machine that improves upon its legendary predecessor, the Expobar Brewtus. The OLED display, dual PID temperature control, Shot mirror, rotary pump, reservoir and water line/drain line, and Auto on/off push the CREM ONE INFUSER ahead of the pack.

The Crem ONE INFUSER, or Crem 93, is a superb dual boiler espresso machine that improves upon its legendary predecessor, the Expobar Brewtus, by adding a whole new level of design, features, and performance.

Features like a gradual soft pre-infusion function, contemporary angles, clean lines, an OLED display with four programmable buttons just above the E61 group, half-turn knobs, a double manometer, customizable side panels, and metallic feet push the Crem ONE INFUSER ahead of the pack.

PROFILER

Crem ONE PROFILER Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

Crem ONE PROFILER Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

The Crem ONE PROFILER is an outstanding reservoir-only dual boiler espresso machine with incredible variable pressure brewing and dual PIDs, offering unparalleled extraction control on an E61 group machine.

The Crem ONE PROFILER, or Crem 94, redefines both function and value when it comes to E61 group espresso machines. Its features and performance have been painstakingly engineered to suit the serious enthusiast who wants to experiment with their espresso.

This is also a convenient machine, with programmable on/off times, and thoughtful design choices to accommodate barista tools like scales, bottomless portafilters, and frothing pitchers.

Plus, with a slew of accessories to get you started right out of the box, the Crem ONE PROFILER makes a strong case for being the first, or last, espresso machine you’ll ever buy.

Quick Mill Vetrano Design with Walnut Accents

Quick Mill Vetrano Design Espresso Machine - Walnut Accents

Quick Mill Vetrano Design Espresso Machine - Walnut Accents

The Quick Mill Vetrano Design with Wood Accents is a standout semi-automatic espresso machine with all the features you want in a high-end brewing equipment. This version of the Vetrano 2B Evo is customized with special wood accents, exclusive to Whole Latte Love.

If you're a traditionalist who loves top quality coffee, you owe it to yourself to invest in the Quick Mill Vetrano Design with Walnut Accents. This version of the already magnificent Vetrano 2B Evo, features customized special wood accents exclusive to Whole Latte Love.

The Vetrano Design features an insulated 0.75 L stainless steel brew boiler and insulated 1.4 L steam boiler for simultaneous brewing and steaming, as well as a dual manometer and an LED PID temperature controller.

Along with the ever-iconic E61 brew group and a commercial style steam wand, you can expect rocksteady temperature stability shot to shot while also being able to froth and texture milk to your exact specifications.

Gaggia Cadorna Prestige with Wood Grain Accents

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    With stunning hydro-dipped panels that resemble stately monaco walnut wood, this custom Gaggia Cadorna Prestige redefines what's possible with super-automatic espresso machines. With 14 customizable beverages, the option to create 4 user profiles, and an integrated milk carafe for making top quality milk drinks, the Gaggia Cadorna Prestige is one of the best value espresso machines on the market.
  • Gaggia
    With stunning hydro-dipped panels that resemble elegant dark chocolate wood grain, this custom Gaggia Cadorna Prestige redefines what's possible with super-automatic espresso machines. With 14 customizable beverages, the option to create 4 user profiles, and an integrated milk carafe for making top quality milk drinks, the Gaggia Cadorna Prestige is one of the best value espresso machines on the market.
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    With stunning hydro-dipped panels that resemble natural zebrano wood grain, this custom Gaggia Cadorna Prestige redefines what's possible with super-automatic espresso machines. With 14 customizable beverages, the option to create 4 user profiles, and an integrated milk carafe for making top quality milk drinks, the Gaggia Cadorna Prestige is one of the best value espresso machines on the market.
 

The Cadorna Prestige is an incredibly convenient and flexible machine, traits that are only accentuated by Dark Chocolate Straight Grain, Monaco Walnut or Zebrano Grain hydro-dipped panel options that make it an elegant addition to your kitchen.

You can whip up any espresso or milk beverage on this super-automatic machine and are guaranteed a delicious barista-quality beverage. It’s super easy to keep things clean, and with a plethora of options to personalize your favorite beverages, you can pretty much kick your feet back and relax while Gaggia’s Cadorna Prestige does the hard work for you.

Rancilio Silvia Pro

Rancilio Silvia Pro Espresso Machine

Rancilio Silvia Pro Espresso Machine

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With the same simplistic functionality and minimalist design of its predecessor, the Rancilio Silvia, the long-awaited Rancilio Silvia Pro semi-automatic espresso machine provides specialty coffee at home with some of the best technology on the market. Top-of-the-line components like advanced dual PIDs allow for less than a 1 degree Fahrenheit variance in espresso brew temperature, while dual boilers allow for simultaneous high quality espresso and milk steaming.

Following in the footsteps of the Silvia before it, the Rancilio Silvia Pro semi-automatic espresso machine is a full-scale update to an industry icon.

The Silvia Pro retains the simplicity and functionality of its predecessor, while adding professional elements like dual boilers for simultaneous high quality espresso brewing and milk steaming, and dual PIDs that allow for a World Barista Championship-quality less than a 1°F variance in espresso brew temperature.

Add in a sleek and minimalistic design, and the Silvia Pro makes for a fantastic option for coffee beginners or veterans alike.

JURA E6 in Piano White

JURA E6 Automatic Espresso Machine in Piano White (NAA)

JURA E6 Automatic Espresso Machine in Piano White (NAA)

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The E6 is a simple, yet intuitive super-automatic design from JURA that is more hands on than the others. It’s capable of brewing and steaming all the espresso standards with the press of a button and turn of a dial. For espressos and cappuccinos galore, look no further than the E6.

The JURA E6, now offered in Piano White, is one the first espresso machines to feature the innovative Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.). It makes a more full-bodied, flavorful espresso with thicker crema compared to drinks made with other machines. JURA machines tend to be very user-friendly, and the E6 is no exception. It has very simple controls, letting you make coffee shop quality drinks with ease.

JURA E6 Automatic Espresso Machine in Piano White (NAA)

The JURA E6 Automatic Espresso Machine in Piano White features a premium features like a Pulse Extraction Process and an Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System.

P.E.P. allows the E6 to make more full-bodied, flavorful espresso with thicker crema compared to drinks made with other machines. The E6 also features an Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System, which pre-infuses grounds before brewing to ensure the best possible extraction.

JURA machines are generally equal parts user-friendly and visually stunning, and the E6 is no exception. By blending simple controls, traditional craftsmanship and modern technology, the E6 is capable of brewing and steaming whatever drink you fancy with the press of a button and turn of a dial.

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Summary

There you have it, our picks for the best coffee machines and coffee makers for 2021. If our picks haven’t piqued your interest, we have a deep and diverse catalog of coffee makers and machines — including automatic, semi-automatic, and prosumer espresso machines, in addition to single-serve, drip, travel, French press, cold brew, pour over, and stovetop coffee makers — that we highly recommend checking out.

For even more in-depth content and information, we recommend checking out our blog catalog, video library and support center for everything coffee and espresso.

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Brodie Inguaggiato
Brodie Inguaggiato

Brodie joined Whole Latte Love in 2020 as a technical copywriter and is brand new to the world of coffee. He writes and edits product copy, blog posts and additional content with the viewpoint of a novice to (hopefully) provide a fresh take on some of the more daunting coffee-related topics. He aspires to become a coffee master and enjoys watching and debating any and all sports in his spare time.