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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.