Which premium coffee machine best suits your morning brew habits?

Our curated edit of java machines for each kind of coffee drinker.

Truth be told, we’re creatures of habit. When we say ‘we’, we don’t mean the human race, we mean coffee drinkers.

Connoisseurs of cappuccinos, espresso shots, drip filter, and pod coffee each have their refined practice for achieving peak levels of caffeine, and there are different machines that align with each jive of java.

So, whether you prefer your brew in a travel mug on your morning commute or a shared pot at home on a rainy afternoon, investing in a premium coffee machine suited to your coffee ritual is worthwhile.

Read on for our curated edit of models for every kind of coffee drinker, for the espresso purist to the hands-off coffee fiend.

For the espresso purist, the espresso coffee machine

Breville the Dynamic Duo espresso coffee machine, $2099 (usually $2599) at Breville

Containing higher levels of caffeine than, say, filter coffee, the espresso is the quintessential drink of Italy. With an included precision grinder, as well as a dual boiler heating system – for the espresso shot and instant steam for your milk – Breville’s Dynamic Duo means bean business and experimentation.


For the caffeinated go-getter, the capsule coffee machine

Vertuo Pop in Mango Yellow & Aeroccino3, $319 at Nepresso

Seizing the day takes a good chunk of time, so a fuss-free coffee is an ideal fixture in the go-getter’s morning. The newly released Vertuo Pop by Nespresso utilises Centrifusion™ technology which reads the barcode on each capsule for perfectly brewed coffee each time. Heating up in 30 seconds, it also features Expert Mode – which at two pushes of the button, goes beyond the machine’s standard coffee preparation. Available in six sleek shades, this model combines engineered design with style.


For the communal coffee drinker, a drip coffee maker

Moccamaster classic brewer drip coffee maker, $389.82 at Amazon

The craft of coffee is taken to another level by Moccamaster who have handmade and assembled its individually tested machines since 1968 in the Netherlands. Brewing 10 cups of coffee in five to six minutes with a copper boiling element, this maker is perfect for shared cuppa joes. NB: You’ll need to source a UK-to-AUS plug adapter as this model features a UK plug.


For the hands-off coffee fiend, automatic coffee machines

Smeg Bean to Cup machine with steam map in taupe, $1244 at Bing Lee

Bring the café to the home with an automatic coffee machine that does everything for you at the touch of a humble button. With a signature 50s style design, this Smeg model boasts an effortless bean-to-cup process that is fully customisable from espresso to ristretto, latte to cappuccino.


Bosch Serie 8 built-in fully automatic coffee machine, $3453 at Bing Lee

Featuring an intelligent heating system that saves you from the disappointment of burnt coffee, a smooth double shot function, fully customisable drink options and dual spots for preparing two cups at once, the Bosch Serie 8 is the ultimate addition to smart kitchens of coffee fiends.


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