The 5 Best Coffee Machines for Working From Home

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A year into the pandemic, all of us have had to make sweeping changes to our lives both at work and home. One of the most notable changes is the huge (and necessary) shift towards home working with an estimated 71% of us now working at home compared to 20% the previous year [1]. Now that home and flexible work has become more acceptable to many employers, there’s a good chance that this way of working will stick around.

If you’re contemplating whether to continue work at home, you might be thinking about what adjustments you can make to your home office space. After all, you might as well take the opportunity to design your office space exactly how you want it, something that you might not have had much of a say in previously.

One thing you might want to think about is a coffee maker . Whilst this might sound like a trivial addition to a long list of home office improvements, statistics show that the average office worker in the USA will drink around 1049 cups of coffee over a year.

We’re not just talking about instant coffee either with around 70% of the coffee consumed described as a ‘gourmet beverage’ and 32% consuming a daily espresso-based drink [2]. Even when the pandemic is (finally) over, you may not want to return to your local coffee shop as it’s estimated that drinking coffee at home can save up to $427 year compared to coffee from coffee shops, not to mention the plastic waste saved from single-use take out cups.

Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker K-Cup Pod, Single Serve, Programmable, 6 to 10 oz. Brew Sizes, Black
Great Buy!
Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System, Auto-iQ Tea and Coffee Maker with 6 Brew Sizes, 50 fluid ounces, 5 Brew Styles, Frother, Coffee & Tea Baskets with Glass Carafe (CP301),Black
Best Buy!
Electric Glass Kettle
Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi with Milk Frother, Grey, 5.6 x 16.2 x 12.8 inches
Secura French Press Coffee Maker, 50-Ounce, 18/10 Stainless Steel Insulated Coffee Press with Extra Screen
Coffee Machine:
Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker
Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System
Gevi Espresso Machine 15 Bar with Adjustable Milk Frother
Nespresso VertuoPlus with Aeroccino Milk Frother
Secura French Press Coffee Maker
Dimensions:
13.3 x 9.8 x 13 inches
11.81 x 10.01 x 15 inches
4.3 x 14.6 x 9.8 inches
5.6 x 16.2 x 12.8 inches
5.91 x 3.94 x 0.79 inches
Weight:
9 Pounds
11.09 pounds
9.66 pounds
9.72 pounds
3.9 pounds
Pump Pressure:
n/a
n/a
15 bar
n/a
n/a
Water Tank:
48 oz
50 oz
50 oz
54 oz
50 oz
Milk Frother:
No
n/a
Yes
Yes with the Aeroccino milk frother
n/a
Features:
Over 75 brands of coffee to choose from
Makes tea, coffee both hot and cold
Makes great espresso
Great Nespresso range of coffee brands
Double insulated French press coffee maker
Price:
$119.99
$178.49
Price not available
$153.30
$39.99
Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker K-Cup Pod, Single Serve, Programmable, 6 to 10 oz. Brew Sizes, Black
Coffee Machine:
Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker
Dimensions:
13.3 x 9.8 x 13 inches
Weight:
9 Pounds
Pump Pressure:
n/a
Water Tank:
48 oz
Milk Frother:
No
Features:
Over 75 brands of coffee to choose from
Price:
$119.99
Great Buy!
Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System, Auto-iQ Tea and Coffee Maker with 6 Brew Sizes, 50 fluid ounces, 5 Brew Styles, Frother, Coffee & Tea Baskets with Glass Carafe (CP301),Black
Coffee Machine:
Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System
Dimensions:
11.81 x 10.01 x 15 inches
Weight:
11.09 pounds
Pump Pressure:
n/a
Water Tank:
50 oz
Milk Frother:
n/a
Features:
Makes tea, coffee both hot and cold
Price:
$178.49
Best Buy!
Electric Glass Kettle
Coffee Machine:
Gevi Espresso Machine 15 Bar with Adjustable Milk Frother
Dimensions:
4.3 x 14.6 x 9.8 inches
Weight:
9.66 pounds
Pump Pressure:
15 bar
Water Tank:
50 oz
Milk Frother:
Yes
Features:
Makes great espresso
Price:
Price not available
Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi with Milk Frother, Grey, 5.6 x 16.2 x 12.8 inches
Coffee Machine:
Nespresso VertuoPlus with Aeroccino Milk Frother
Dimensions:
5.6 x 16.2 x 12.8 inches
Weight:
9.72 pounds
Pump Pressure:
n/a
Water Tank:
54 oz
Milk Frother:
Yes with the Aeroccino milk frother
Features:
Great Nespresso range of coffee brands
Price:
$153.30
Secura French Press Coffee Maker, 50-Ounce, 18/10 Stainless Steel Insulated Coffee Press with Extra Screen
Coffee Machine:
Secura French Press Coffee Maker
Dimensions:
5.91 x 3.94 x 0.79 inches
Weight:
3.9 pounds
Pump Pressure:
n/a
Water Tank:
50 oz
Milk Frother:
n/a
Features:
Double insulated French press coffee maker
Price:
$39.99

Last update on 2024-05-07 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

If this sounds good to you, read on to discover some of the best coffee machines you can buy for home working.

Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker

Starting with a classic best seller, this is the go to coffee machine for those who are familiar (or want to become familiar!) with Keurig’s k-cup coffee pods, the dominant brand in the US. With a generous 48 Oz capacity meaning fewer trips to the faucet, this machine gives access to k-cup’s huge catalogue of over 400 drinks at the touch of a button. Brew time is swift with the whole process taking under one minute.

Another handy feature is that multiple pod sizes can be brewed (6, 8, 10 Oz) giving you control over the strength and length of your perfect cup. Given utility bills are likely to go up as we spend more time at home, the auto-off feature saves energy and money by switching off after two hours of being idle. Whilst not being the fanciest machine on the list, this is the perfect machine for reliable, everyday use.

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Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker K-Cup Pod, Single Serve, Programmable, 6 to 10 oz. Brew Sizes, Black
  • Note: 1)Too coarse a grind, too little coffee, or insufficiently tamping the grounds before brewing can all lead to inadequate pressure for a proper brew. 2)It is important to note that the amount of espresso extracted will vary depending on the grind size and amount and reprogramming may be needed when the size and amount are adjusted.Please refer to user guide or user manual or user guide (provided below in PDF) before first use
  • Brews multiple k-cup pod sizes: (6, 8, 10 ounce) – the most popular k-cup pod brew sizes. Use the 6 ounce brew size to achieve the strongest brew.
  • Large 48 ounce water reservoir: Allows you to brew 6 plus cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. The water reservoir is removable, making it easy to refill whenever you need to.
  • Descaling: An important part of cleaning your keurig brewer. This process helps to remove calcium deposits, or scale, that can build up inside a coffee maker over time.
  • Auto-off: An auto-off feature is easily programmed to turn off your coffee maker after it has been idle for 2 hours, helping to save energy.

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Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System

If you’re missing your coffeehouse style favourites, look no further than this machine from Ninja. The range of drinks you can make is huge from your classic hot brew and cold brew to over ice (without the watered down flavour!), this machine can also brew your choice of loose leaf tea.

It’s integrated milk frother lets you go even further to recreate your favourite coffeehouse style drinks from cappuccinos to lattes, all from the comfort of your own home. The patented auto IQ one touch system means that making your drinks is a breeze, delivering consistency every single time.

Doing away with the pod system gives you more control over the strength of your drink with thoughtful touches such as the integrated smart scoop making it easier to measure out exactly the right amount of coffee grounds or tea leaves that’s best for you.

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Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System, Auto-iQ Tea and Coffee Maker with 6 Brew Sizes, 50 fluid ounces, 5 Brew Styles, Frother, Coffee & Tea Baskets with Glass Carafe (CP301),Black
  • Note: 1)Too coarse a grind, too little coffee, or insufficiently tamping the grounds before brewing can all lead to inadequate pressure for a proper brew. 2)It is important to note that the amount of espresso extracted will vary depending on the grind size and amount and reprogramming may be needed when the size and amount are adjusted.Filter type:Reusable
  • Brew multiple brew sizes, ranging from a pod free single cup or travel mug, all the way up to a full Carafe
  • Hot brewing lets you enjoy a bold, flavorful cup of hot coffee or tea; Or brew over ice to create full flavored, refreshing iced beverages
  • Brew your favorite style of tea, whether you use tea bags or loose leaf, with the specially designed tea brew basket
  • Auto IQ one touch intelligence technology

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Barsetto Gevi Espresso Machine 15 Bar with Adjustable Milk Frother

If you consider yourself a connoisseur who knows their espresso from ristretto, this may be the machine for you. Sporting a powerful Italian imported pump, this espresso delivers 15 bars of pressure to extract the perfect, full flavoured espresso.

Rather than stopping at espresso alone, this machine comes with a milk frothing wand allowing you to make your favourite espresso based drinks from macchiatos to flat whites. It also features an accurate temperature dial allowing you to control the temperature of milk and water, giving you a readily customised drink with the perfect amount of crema. Ease of use has been thought of with a clear display and transparent water tank indicating when it needs to be refilled.

Electric Glass Kettle
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Nespresso VertuoPlus with Aeroccino Milk Frother

Like the Android vs Apple debate, you may be an Nespresso person over K-cup. Favoured by the European market over Keurig’s offerings this is a versatile yet compact machine capable of making coffee in a variety of sizes from espresso (1.35 Oz) to alto (14 Oz) using Nespresso’s high quality Vertuo pods, a packet of which comes free with the machine.

This is perhaps the sleekest looking machine on the list and takes a different approach to the Keurig machine by spinning each pot at 7000 rpm to blend the coffee with water, producing a thick and luxurious crema. Even more impressively, the machine reads each pod’s barcode to achieve pod-specific brewing settings leading to consistently high-quality coffee.

This is the most expensive machine on the list but it’s clear to see why bringing more than a touch of sophistication to your home office.

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Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi with Milk Frother, Grey, 5.6 x 16.2 x 12.8 inches
  • VERSATILE AUTOMATIC COFFEE MAKER: Brew different coffee sizes at the touch of a button; 5oz, 8oz Coffee and single and double Espresso; Pour over ice to create your favorite iced Coffee drinks.
  • SMART COFFEE MACHINE: Brew the perfect single serve Coffee or Espresso drink time after time, thanks to Nespresso's Centrifusion technology using barcodes to deliver the best in cup results including the perfect crema for large Coffee cup sizes.
  • WE RECYCLE: Nespresso aluminum pods are fully recyclable and guarantee coffee freshness - we provide different options for recycling your used aluminum coffee pods to fulfill our collective commitment to protecting the environment.
  • FEATURES: Extra-large 60 ounce water tank and a 17 count used capsule container; This machine also has a fast heat up time of only 15 seconds meaning you will never have to wait too long for your favorite Coffee or Espresso drink to be ready; There is an energy saving automatic shutoff at 9 minutes of inactivity
  • FEATURES: Large 40 ounce water tank and a 10 count used pods container; This Nespresso machine also has a fast heat up time of only 15 seconds; There is an energy saving automatic shutoff at 9 minutes of inactivity.

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Secura French Press Coffee Maker

There’s beauty in simplicity and this French press certainly delivers on that if you are looking for a non electric coffee maker. Made from high quality stainless steel, this coffee maker is built to last with a double wall build keeping coffee hot for longer whilst you work. Unlike other French presses, this coffee maker features a triple layer filter to trap even the finest coffee grounds, allowing you to make the most of your coffee and enjoy a full bodied taste.

Added to this, a fully removable steel screen comes with the pot allowing for an even more refined and smooth drink. Keeping safety comfort in mind, the handle has ‘cool touch’ technology making for comfortable and enjoyable use. At the end of the working day, this French press can be easily disassembled and cleaned, ready for the next day.

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Secura French Press Coffee Maker, 50-Ounce, 18/10 Stainless Steel Insulated Coffee Press with Extra Screen
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Secura French Press Coffee Maker, 50-Ounce, 18/10 Stainless Steel Insulated Coffee Press with Extra Screen
  • 1. 5 Liter stainless steel French Press coffee maker. Both the exterior and the interior are made from top quality 304 stainless steel. This coffee maker is made to outlast other coffee makers!
  • 3-LAYERED STAINLESS STEEL FILTER STRUCTURE traps the smallest coffee grounds to produce an exceptional full-bodied flavor
  • BONUS Stainless Steel Screen included with this French press coffee maker. The filter screen is easy to disassemble and clean. Stack one or more screens together to give your espresso a more refined taste
  • This French press coffee maker comes with our "Cool" touch handle and knob for comfortable and safe pouring
  • The capacity of the Secura Stainless-steel French press coffee maker is 50 OUNCE/ 1500ML. All of the parts for this French coffee maker are DISHWASHER SAFE.

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REFERENCES

1) https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2020/12/09/how-the-coronavirus-outbreak-has-and-hasnt-changed-the-way-americans-work/

2) https://myfriendscoffee.com/usa-coffee-statistics/