Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh coffee in the morning? It’s one of life’s simple but necessary pleasures! Personally, we’re not going anywhere without a caffeine shot! Not everyone has the time or commitment to the bean to be roasting and grinding their own or messing about with a heavy machine that you have to endlessly empty and clean. Step forth the fabulously functional coffee pod machine which has revolutionized on-the-go quality but convenient barista style coffee. You too can be the Master of the latte, the King of the frothy topped cappuccino or the Don of the flat white. These days the coffee found inside the pods is first rate, so there is no compromising on taste with full flavored, intensely rich Joe literally a push of a button away. So let’s look at some of the Best Coffee Pod Machines currently around that will satisfy the taste buds of even the most astute self-professed coffee connoisseur.
The Best Coffee Pod Machines
Let’s kick off your caffeine addiction with a programmable machine from Keurig that can deliver 3 different cup sizes of coffee and takes less than a minute to brew. There’s a large capacity 48 oz reservoir so that you can prepare a larger pot of coffee if your morning really does need fuel injecting. It’s a smart looking unit with plenty of intuitive and easy to operate onboard controls allowing you to enjoy the perfectly prepared brew. The Classic Keurig comes with 4 K-Cup pods, a water filter handle and also 2 additional water filters. You can brew different sized cups of coffee from 6,8 to10 ounces with the most popular size being the 6 ounces, which is spot on if you want a strong cup of Joe to get you going.
We mentioned the larger capacity water reservoir which is removable and easily refillable. The beauty of this is that you don’t have to keep topping up the machine every time you fancy a coffee. The Keurig K55 also features an automatic shut-off so it will have a little nap and conserve its energy if it’s been left idle. Shame we can’t all do the same! It really is an essential everyday appliance, easy to use and produces delicious and fully flavored coffee. Better still, your Keurig is compatible with over 70 of the top coffee roasting brands with collectively over 400 varieties for you to choose from including bold, mild, decaf and specialty flavored brews.
- Weight12 pounds
This is a great looking little machine made by De’Longhi and designed to be used with the popular Nescafe Dolce Gusto pods. It’s professional style in both looks and performance and will have you channeling your inner Barista! It’s a high-pressure coffee 15-bar machine that can be used to deliver quality coffeehouse tasting brews via the patented Nescafe Pod smart capsule system. There are in fact over 20 different varieties of hot and cold beverages, not just coffees that you can use in this system with everything available from a bold Americano, to a richly robust Espresso or a frothy latte. Oh yes, and don’t forget everyone’s favorite, the Cappuccino.
Just flip a switch, and you can toggle between a hot brew or and iced one and talking of toggling, the machine features an intuitive and smart joystick interface that puts you totally in control of your favorite brew. Go for a short, sharp shot to a full and flavorsome 12 oz cup with the 8-level LED display that makes this Genio machine look like something from Mission Impossible! Creating the perfect cup of coffee though is anything but impossible, in fact, it’s just become a whole lot tastier and more convenient thanks to the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio.
- Weight5.4 pounds
This modern looking coffee machine from Aicok is next up on out Best Coffee Pod Machine, and it has plenty of great features that all you coffee connoisseurs out there are going to love. It has a large 45 oz water tank for a start and features an easy to operate, a one-touch button to instantly deliver 3 different cup sizes in just under a minute. How’s that for service with a smile. In addition to those pre-selectable cup sizes, there are also 5 different brew programs so whether you prefer espresso or an Alto, you can achieve your perfect coffee with this versatile machine.
If you wanted to, you could brew up to 6 cups from the one tank which will speed up your morning routine. A single press of the button and all your family’s favorite coffees can be quickly created, ensuring everyone heads out of the house full of beans (literally!) with a spring in their step. Just in case that busy morning schedule has got the better of you, don’t worry if you forget to switch off your Aicok either. It very conveniently has a built-in energy saver and an automatic shut off. It’s also fully compatible with all kinds of K-Cup pods including 1.0 and 2.0.
- Weight7.05 pounds
This is a small and mighty coffee machine that works with all your favorite pods including Nespresso, Dolce Gusto and Verismo by Starbucks as well as the option to use with your favorite grounds. It features a robust 19 bar max extraction that is delivered via an electromagnetic pump system that accurately regulates the pressure to produce bold, rich and intense coffee.
It features effortless one-touch operation, and there are two buttons for either a single or a Lungo taking the guesswork out of deciding what’s the right amount of water to dispense for your perfect brew. The water reservoir is discreetly hidden but easily removed plus there is an adjustable height cup shelf and easy slide out drip tray making the Gourmia easy to refill and clean. For everyday versatility and to enjoy a rich and robust cup of your favorite brand pods, check out the Gourmia 1 Touch Coffee Machine. It’s well worth a closer inspection.
- Weight6.12 pounds
This Chulux single serve coffee machine sure is a cheery and somewhat cheeky little thing with its easy one-touch operation delivering the perfect fresh brew with just a single press of a button. Better still, it’s been designed and manufactured to work with most types of capsules so you can use it in conjunction with your own favorite brand and blend. Just insert your chosen pod into the slot, push the button and away you go. A fresh cup of your favorite Joe in minutes. It’s a compact and portable machine that also is robustly made so makes the perfect and convenient choice for an office, a student’s dorm or to put in an apartment or caravan where space is at a premium.
When it comes to cleaning your Chulux unit, again, they’ve carefully thought out those finer details, and it’s fitted with a convenient, removable drip tray and a 12 oz water tank. Certainly not the biggest water tank in our review today but it’s small and mighty and delivers excellent single serve coffee so what’s not to love?
- Weight2.85 pounds
The second model from the maker Keurig to have been selected for our Best Of Review today, the K575 has a large capacity 80 oz water reservoir that allows you to brew up to 10 cups, so it’s great for larger families or social gatherings. The water reservoir can be easily removed and refilled at your convenience. It also comes with multi-colored night lights just in case you fancied lighting up your kitchen at night! There’s an extra-large digital display screen that features a countdown clock so that you can brew a fresh tasting coffee in under a minute. Perfect for busy households who need to speed up and simplify their morning routine.
Of course, it’s fully K-Pod compatible with the usual brew sizes of 4,6,8,10 and 12 oz plus you can opt to brew either a carafe of coffee from 22 up to 30 oz in size or, if you prefer, pop in a K-pod. There’s a strength control setting along with five separate temperature settings so that you can brew a totally customized cuppa, just to suit you. Another great feature of this Keurig Coffee Maker is the on-demand hot water button so that you can conveniently dispense an extra shot of hot water when you need it.
- Weight13.7 pounds
A truly stunning looking machine that just so happens to also deliver Barista grade coffee with everything from a 1.35 oz espresso through to a 14 oz alto at the touch of a button. For the best, most authentic and fresh tasting coffee, the Nespresso pods are hard to beat, and if you’re not yet sure which is going to turn out to be your favorite blend, there’s a complimentary capsule collection included with your purchase so you can have fun finding out.
The DeLonghi machine comes in a range of contemporary and stylish colors, and the overall design aesthetics give it a beautiful, modern, sleek and streamlined look that you will be proud to have out on display. This model features a large capacity 54 oz water tank and heats up in under 15 seconds so fresh, hot coffee is literally only ever seconds away. The VertuoLine comes with an intelligent extraction system which automatically recognizes each blend thanks to the barcode on the rim of the capsule. You don’t need to worry about changing the settings as the machine does it all for you. All you have to do is select a capsule, press that button then kick back and relax as
- Weight6.08 pounds
This is design and engineering at its finest and this elegant and sleek looking machine wouldn’t look out of place in a 5-star boutique hotel, let alone on your kitchen countertop. Aesthetics wise it’s sensational but turns out it also makes an exceptional brew too, so it gets a huge thumbs up from is and a firm place on our Best Coffee Pod Machine review today, tomorrow and probably for years to come too!
With the Breville Nespresso, you can create Barista style drinks from home with just a single touch of a button. Designed for use with the Nespresso Vertuo capsules there are 5 different single serve cup sizes to select according to your taste and strength preferences. Go for an Espresso, Double Espresso, Gran Lungo, Coffee or an Alto – everything from a 1.35 oz shot through to a 14 oz, hot or ever poured over ice. You don’t even have to worry about choosing the settings yourself, with Nespresso’s Centrifusion technology the pods come with barcodes that are intuitively read by the machine to deliver the perfectly portioned blend.
- Weight9.8 pounds
This little one-cup personal coffee machine from Hamilton is so easy to use not to mention even easier on your wallet. The current price we found online is pretty unbeatable, so even if you already have a coffee machine, we’d still be tempted to invest in this one as you could quite easily take it with you on your travels to ensure that you never need to go too long without a good cup of coffee! It’s quick and convenient to use and can brew a 12-ounce cup with just a one-touch start. It’s also has a dishwasher-safe brew basket, so no cleaning up required and that carafe-free design mean there are no jugs to clean and fill either.
It’s literally just a three-step process to achieving the perfect and personalized home brew. Pull out the basket and pop your coffee pod inside, pour water into the reservoir, then simply push the start button on your machine. You can customize your coffee strength and flavor by adding your favorite choice of any disk-shaped soft pods or ground coffee if you prefer. It’s also compatible with tea pods too if fancy a bit of a change. The smart auto-shutoff feature is also convenient plus it brews directly into your favorite mug. Thoughtful design, simple and intuitive operation and fresh coffee delivered fast, thanks to the Hamilton beach One Cup.
- BrandHamilton Beach
- Weight2 pounds
The Mueller ethos is based around making superior products for the home that support and improve lives and quite frankly, making a good cup of coffee is nothing short of essential in our book and some mornings, life-saving! The Mueller Ultima has been designed to work with all 1.0 and 2.0 K-Cups as well as most other coffee pod styles too in case you already have your own preferred blend. It’s incredibly versatile and is pre-programmed with 5 different sized brews so you can go for 4,6,8,10, or 12 oz cups if you have a morning of coffee and chat on the agenda! It’s all conveniently operated by a simple and intuitive push of a button.
The unit features Mueller’s proprietary Rapid Brew technology which ensures that your coffee is brewed to precisely the optimum drinking temperature for maximum enjoyment. There’s also a large 45 oz removable water tank that’s easy to refill and is excellent for when you have friends and family over for a catch-up as it saves having to keep re-brewing individual cups of coffee. There’s also a handy energy saving automatic shut-off so when you’re done with your brew, your machine can take a nap while you power on through your day fuelled by caffeine!
- BrandMueller Austria
- Weight6.92 pounds
We love the design aesthetics of this traditional style coffee machine from SharkNinja with its stainless steel detailing and that integrated frother. It certainly looks the part and will be a great addition to any stylish home taking pride of place on the kitchen countertop. It features 5 different brew styles enabling you to make the perfect hot and iced coffees from the comfort of your own home but barista style! There are custom brew settings too so that you can decide whether you want a shot or an XL multi-serve brew that will keep you topped up with caffeine all morning. There’s also something called Advanced Thermal Flavor Extraction Technology! We think that’s just clever marketing speak for really fresh tasty coffee! The machine is operated via Auto-IQ One-Touch making it super easy and convenient to use.
This is a pod free machine providing you with the ultimate flexibility and freedom to use any blend of coffee you wish, and you can further adjust the amount of grounds used to deliver a genuinely personalized cup of coffee. That Flavor Extraction technology we mentioned earlier is actually serious stuff! Patent pending no less and it allows you to go for a Classic Brew, a Rich and intense one or if you are really in need of a serious caffeine hit, their robust Forte, guaranteed to deliver a full-bodied and intense gourmet style taste experience. With the Ninja, Single Serve the choice really is yours both in terms the size and intensity of brew you prefer. An excellent recommendation for anyone who enjoys their coffee personalized and fully customizable.
- Weight11.4 pounds