The 5 Best Coffee Machines for Coffee Snobs

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We all know that person. Perhaps you’ve noticed the several weird and wonderful hot beverage contraptions littering their kitchen counter or their loud proclamations that they wouldn’t dare defile their delicately balanced palate with Starbuck’s latest concoction. To them, anything milkier than an espresso is frankly, well, distasteful (don’t you dare call it an eXpresso!) and as for instant coffee? Well, best not mention that.

I am of course talking about the coffee snob. If you are looking for the perfect present for the coffee snob in your life, you probably already know it is going to be tough given their discerning taste.

However, whilst these machines can’t provide quite the same experience of sipping an artisanal single origin, micro roast coffee in the Colombian rainforests, they might come pretty close…

Good Buy!
Breville BES878BSS Barista Pro Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel, Medium
Best Buy!
Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee, Latte and Cappuccino Maker, Comes with Dishwasher Safe Milk Frother, Shot Capability, Nickel
Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker, with 50 Oz Glass Carafe, Black and Stainless Steel Finish
Technivorm Moccamaster 53954 KBG, 10-Cup Coffee Maker, 40 oz, Midnight Blue
Diguo Belgian/Belgium Balance Siphon/Syphon Coffee Maker. Elegant Double Ridged Fulcrum with Tee handle
Coffee Machine:
Breville BES878BSS Barista Pro Espresso Machine
Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee, Latte and Cappuccino Maker
Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker
Technivorm Moccamaster 10-Cup Coffee Maker
Diguo Belgian Balance Siphon Coffee Maker
Dimensions:
13 x 12 x 13 inches
11.7 x 15.3 x 12.5 inches
11.99 x 8.75 x 15.04 inches
6.5 x 12.75 x 14 inches
17.25 x 14 x 6 inches
Weight:
20 pounds
12.65 pounds
3.12 pounds
6.26 pounds
5.59 pounds
Pump Pressure:
15 Bar
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Water Tank:
67 oz
12 oz
50 oz
40 oz
17 oz
Milk Frother:
Yes
Yes
Yes
n/a
n/a
Features:
Bean to cup with excellent burr grinder
Versatile single serve coffee machine makes great coffee
Speciality brews are easy to make
Very stylish and available in many colors
Simply stunning design
Price:
$799.00
$189.99
$139.99
$561.90
$146.00
Good Buy!
Breville BES878BSS Barista Pro Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel, Medium
Coffee Machine:
Breville BES878BSS Barista Pro Espresso Machine
Dimensions:
13 x 12 x 13 inches
Weight:
20 pounds
Pump Pressure:
15 Bar
Water Tank:
67 oz
Milk Frother:
Yes
Features:
Bean to cup with excellent burr grinder
Price:
$799.00
Best Buy!
Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee, Latte and Cappuccino Maker, Comes with Dishwasher Safe Milk Frother, Shot Capability, Nickel
Coffee Machine:
Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee, Latte and Cappuccino Maker
Dimensions:
11.7 x 15.3 x 12.5 inches
Weight:
12.65 pounds
Pump Pressure:
n/a
Water Tank:
12 oz
Milk Frother:
Yes
Features:
Versatile single serve coffee machine makes great coffee
Price:
$189.99
Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker, with 50 Oz Glass Carafe, Black and Stainless Steel Finish
Coffee Machine:
Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker
Dimensions:
11.99 x 8.75 x 15.04 inches
Weight:
3.12 pounds
Pump Pressure:
n/a
Water Tank:
50 oz
Milk Frother:
Yes
Features:
Speciality brews are easy to make
Price:
$139.99
Technivorm Moccamaster 53954 KBG, 10-Cup Coffee Maker, 40 oz, Midnight Blue
Coffee Machine:
Technivorm Moccamaster 10-Cup Coffee Maker
Dimensions:
6.5 x 12.75 x 14 inches
Weight:
6.26 pounds
Pump Pressure:
n/a
Water Tank:
40 oz
Milk Frother:
n/a
Features:
Very stylish and available in many colors
Price:
$561.90
Diguo Belgian/Belgium Balance Siphon/Syphon Coffee Maker. Elegant Double Ridged Fulcrum with Tee handle
Coffee Machine:
Diguo Belgian Balance Siphon Coffee Maker
Dimensions:
17.25 x 14 x 6 inches
Weight:
5.59 pounds
Pump Pressure:
n/a
Water Tank:
17 oz
Milk Frother:
n/a
Features:
Simply stunning design
Price:
$146.00

Last update on 2021-04-12 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Breville BES878BSS Barista Pro Espresso Machine

This 70 Oz capacity machine boasts an all in one design taking you from bean to espresso in well under one minute thanks to its patented ThermoJet heating system which achieves the perfect extraction temperature in just 3 seconds.

What sets this machine apart, making it perfect for coffee snobs, is the way in which it lets you make your coffee exactly how you want it, from precise grinder settings to its manual milk texturing capability. The latter allows you to hand texture microfoam milk for the occasion when you take a white coffee (as all coffee snobs know, this is as a macchiato and I’m not talking about those syrup-laden monstrosities from chains).

What’s more is you can save these settings, ready to see on an intuitive LCD display as animations take you through the grinding to extraction process. This is the most expensive machine on the list but it’s easy to see why with the flexibility it gives to make the perfect cup, every single time, especially when time is short. Not that a true coffee snob would ever rush coffee….

Breville BES878BSS Barista Pro Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel, Medium
616 Reviews
Breville BES878BSS Barista Pro Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel, Medium
  • The Breville Barista Pro delivers third wave specialty coffee at home using the 4 keys formula and is part of the Barista Series that offers all in one espresso machines with integrated grinder to go from beans to espresso in under one minute
  • Dose Control Grinding: With a single touch, the integrated precision conical burr grinder with dose control delivers the right amount of coffee on demand, for maximum flavor
  • Optimal Water Pressure: Low pressure pre-infusion gradually increases pressure at the start and helps ensure all the flavors are drawn out evenly during the extraction for a balanced tasting cup
  • Faster Heat Up Time: Innovative ThermoJet heating system achieves the optimum extraction temperature in 3 seconds with the instantaneous transition from espresso to steam
  • Precise Espresso Extraction: Digital temperature control (PID) delivers water at the right temperature +/- 2°C, ensuring optimal espresso extraction

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Keurig K-Cafe Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee, Latte and Cappuccino Maker

Including a pod coffee machine on a list for coffee snobs is controversial, but before you stop reading in disgust, take a closer look at what this machine can offer to coffee purists and average folk alike. With its ability to take almost any K-Cup pod available, this is the most versatile machine on the list in terms of the number of different drinks it can make from iced coffees to cappuccinos and even tea.

Coffee snobs are also catered for with its SHOT function to brew concentrated coffee shots allowing you to customize the strength of coffee or even take a straight-up espresso shot. With its large 60 Oz capacity, this is the perfect machine for households containing snobs and non-snobs accommodating a range of drink sizes, even travel mugs for when you are on the go. Cleaning is a breeze with a smart alarm system to let you know when it’s time to descale the machine which comes in handy if you live in a hard water area.

Sale
Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee, Latte and Cappuccino Maker, Comes with Dishwasher Safe Milk Frother, Shot Capability, Nickel
18,086 Reviews
Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee, Latte and Cappuccino Maker, Comes with Dishwasher Safe Milk Frother, Shot Capability, Nickel
  • Special edition: Complement your kitchen with the premium nickel colored finish, metal handle and drip tray
  • 4 cup sizes: 6, 8, 10, and 12 ounce
  • Simple button controls: Just insert any k cup pod and use the button controls to brew delicious coffee, or make hot or iced lattes and cappuccinos.120v
  • Large 60 ounce water reservoir: Allows you to brew 6 cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine; Removable reservoir makes refilling easy
  • Smart start: Your coffee maker heats, then brews in one simple process; No need to wait for it to heat before selecting your cup size

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Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker With 50 OZ Glass Carafe

For those who prefer brewed coffee over espresso made under steam, this machine won’t disappoint, bringing your coffeehouse-style favorites home. Super-rich coffee concentrates can be enjoyed on their own or combined with milk froth made in the nifty fold-away frother to make macchiatos to lattes. This makes the machine particularly attractive to those green-minded coffee snobs who want a range of coffee styles without the use of pods that can contribute to plastic waste, not to mention a more customizable brew.

The Ninja Coffee Maker even extends to iced coffee but unlike the tasteless watered down offerings of store bought iced coffee, this machine provides a flavourful and rich fresh brew that can be made over ice. The coffee made by this machine is so good, it has been awarded the coveted Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) Golden Cup and Home Brewer Certification, certainly a plus for the discerning coffee drinker!

Sale
Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker, with 50 Oz Glass Carafe, Black and Stainless Steel Finish
7,960 Reviews
Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker, with 50 Oz Glass Carafe, Black and Stainless Steel Finish
  • Specialty brew: Brew super-rich coffee concentrate that you can use to create delicious lattes, macchiato, cappuccinos, and other coffeehouse style drinks
  • Iced coffee: Brew fresh over ice for flavorful iced coffee that's never watered down
  • 6 brew sizes: Brew anything from a single cup or travel size to a half carafe or a full carafe in your coffee maker
  • Fold away frother: Turns hot or cold milk into silky smooth froth. Cord length (feet) - 2.5
  • SCA certified home brewer

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Technivorm Moccamaster 10-Cup Coffee Maker

Another brewed coffee maker, this machine features a clever hot plate to keep your fresh brew at a temperature of your choice, designed in such a way that the temperature is consistent throughout from first to last cup.

Brewing is quick and quiet, with a generous 40 Oz pot ready in just five minutes with a press of a button. Additionally, this machine does away with the mess that typically comes with these types of coffee makers as the flow of coffee is stopped as soon as the carafe is removed, meaning no more dripping over the kitchen counter. Like the Ninja coffee maker, this machine also comes with SCA Home Brewer Certification, guaranteeing an excellent cup every time.

The Technivorm coffee maker comes in a huge range of 25 different colors so you are sure to find a machine that looks as good in the kitchen as the coffee it makes.

Technivorm Moccamaster 53954 KBG, 10-Cup Coffee Maker, 40 oz, Midnight Blue
3,516 Reviews
Technivorm Moccamaster 53954 KBG, 10-Cup Coffee Maker, 40 oz, Midnight Blue
  • Perfect Coffee Every Time: This pump-free coffee maker heats water to the correct temperature for coffee extraction
  • Easy to Use: The Moccamaster brews a full 40 oz pot of coffee in 4-6 minutes using one switch
  • Quiet and Safe: The Moccamaster KBG quietly brews your coffee and automatically turns off after 100 minutes
  • Quality Materials: Moccamasters last a lifetime. We use BPA/BPS/BPF and Phthalate free plastics and durable stainless steel and aluminum
  • Delicious Coffee and Peace of Mind: Moccamaster coffee brewers have a 5-year warranty

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Diguo Belgian Balance Siphon Coffee Maker

Here’s one for the serious coffee heads amongst you. This coffee maker has a very different design compared to the others on this list, instead building on a mid 18th century design where coffee grounds and water are placed in a vacuum flask over a spirit burner (spirits not included). Vapor pressure, vacuum and gravity extracts the coffee leaving a particularly clean and bold tasting brew, eliminating unpleasant bitterness.

Whilst it might take a little while to get to grips with this coffee maker, it is well worth the effort for the superior tasting cup it produces. This is a beautifully crafted device, mounted on a dark wooden base that is sure to be a conversation starter as it looks so elegant in its own right. This siphon coffee maker has a smaller capacity than some of the other machines on this list at 17 Oz, but it’s perfect for when your coffee snob wants to enjoy their own personal ‘me’ moment.

Diguo Belgian/Belgium Balance Siphon/Syphon Coffee Maker. Elegant Double Ridged Fulcrum with Tee handle
225 Reviews
Diguo Belgian/Belgium Balance Siphon/Syphon Coffee Maker. Elegant Double Ridged Fulcrum with Tee handle
  • FLAVORFUL and CLEAN – The coffee brewed with Balancing Siphon Coffee Maker is described as clean, great purity of flavor, aromatic and with no bitterness from many coffee connoisseurs
  • BOLD AND GREEN – The cloth filter will only let in the tiniest coffee ground particles and all the flavors into the final product. The result is a bold tasting cup a Joe. Easy to use and wash, a single filter will last you for many brews
  • EXQUISITE – Plated in stylish black and silver, ridged fulcrum with Tee handle and matching black wooden board base. A real conversation starter and center of attraction for it exquisite design, brews in style and delicious coffee
  • MATERIALS AND CAPACITY – 304 stainless steel Vacuum Flask, Siphon Pipette and Filter Head. BPA-free borosilicate glass Brewing Flask. Medical grade silicon rubber seals. Capacity 500ml or 17oz, for 3-5 Espresso Cups
  • PACKAGE – Balance Siphon Coffee Maker set with cloth filter, coffee scoop and water measuring cup

Last update on 2021-04-10 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Summary

All discerning coffee lovers need the best tools that they can afford and for those coffee snobs among us, we also demand that little bit extra. The coffee machines under review here can most certainly satisfy the snob within us.

For me though, there are two machines which stand out above all others and they are the Breville Barista Pro  and the Keurig K-Cup Coffee Machine . They just have that little bit extra in terms of coffee taste and style.