For some, brewing coffee is a ritual packed with passion, with an end result made sweeter by the process. For others, the hands-off speed and efficiency of producing the coffee house favourite adds to the joy of it. But whatever the preference, the quality of what’s in the cup is key, and there are a few advantages to having a coffee machine at home.
In a recent survey of 3000 people, Lakeland found coffee machines to be the UK’s third-favourite kitchen appliance, behind only microwaves and kettles. And this year there are already opportunities to save with a host of October coffee machine deals already live, well in advance of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Our comprehensive guide to the best coffee machines covers everything you should consider to help guide you in finding the right type of coffee machine for your home and budget. We’ve rounded up the best performers in each category here:
And, once you’ve decided on the coffee machine for you, come and find us here. We’ve been price-tracking our favourite products and updating this page regularly. So, bookmark this page and let us do the work for you.
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Which retailers have October coffee machine deals?
Now is a great opportunity to pick up your chosen coffee machine at a discounted price or find a higher-spec model for less. Here are a few top deals from across brands and retailers.
- Amazon – Prime Early Access sale on 11th and 12th October for Prime members now live. Sign up here.
- Currys – save 40% across a variety of products
- AO.com – savings on air fryers, microwaves, coffee machines and more
- Appliances Direct – deals on kitchen appliances
- Lakeland – discounts on kitchenware, appliances, and more
- Very – The Very big sale ends 13th October
- Robert Dyas – deals across the entire Robert Dyas product range
- Wayfair – shop 5 days of deals now
- John Lewis and Partners – 30% off home and kitchenware
- JD Williams – save up to 40% on homeware in the mid-season sale
Some retailers, such as John Lewis & Partners, AO.com and Currys guarantee to match a price if you find a product being sold cheaper by another retailer. Not all will offer user-friendly additions such as free delivery though, so it’s worth having those extras on your radar.
Espresso machine deals
De’Longhi Dedica EC685.M espresso machine deals
Most stylish espresso maker
At 14.0cm wide and 33.0cm deep, the De’Longhi Dedica espresso machine is a compact option for slotting into kitchens of any size. It produces 15-bars of pressure to extract richly dark and crema-topped espresso, packed with flavour. With an efficient and moveable milk steam wand, it’s excellent value for money for under £200 and one of our favourite espresso machines. Read our full De’longhi Dedica EC685.M espresso machine review.
Salter EK3131 Espressimo coffee machine deals
Best budget espresso machine
If you’re looking for a small, affordable espresso machine to make basic espresso, this model might be for you. Your forfeit the thick, glossy crema produced by higher-spec machines, but do get a steam wand for making milky coffee classics like cappuccinos. Read our full Salter Espresso coffee machine review.
Swan Retro Pump espresso machine deals
Best semi-automatic espresso machine for beginners
Rated 4/5 stars by our reviews experts, the Swan Retro Pump espresso machine offers great value for money. It boasts a dial-controlled milk frother for steaming milk and a statement temperature gauge. The retro design might not be everyone’s taste but it does come in a good range of different colours. Read our full Swan Retro Pump espresso machine review.
Wacaco Minipresso GR Portable espresso machine deals
Best portable espresso machine
At under £40, the Wacaco is not only the smallest espresso maker we’ve tested (rivalled only by its successor, the Wacaco Picopresso) but the most affordable. Each of its high-quality components slot or twist together to produce a hand-sized espresso maker with an output that rivals those made by machines 15-times the price. Read our full Wacaco Minipresso GR review.
Bean-to-cup coffee machine deals
Smeg bean-to-cup coffee machine deals
Best designed bean-to-cup coffee machine
Rated 5/5 stars by BBC Good Food experts during testing, this compact bean-to-cup is considered one of our Star Buy coffee machines. The rounded lines and statement 1950s style is undeniably Smeg, but surprisingly for its category, it doesn’t have a footprint that dominates the kitchen countertop. In fact, it’s one of the smallest bean-to-cup coffee machines on the market, combined with contemporary style and offering eight coffee functions and an efficient milk frother. Read our full Smeg BCC02 bean-to-cup coffee machine review.
Sage the Barista Express coffee machine deals
Best mid-range bean-to-cup coffee machine
After a hands-on coffee making experience without the specialist price-tag? The Barista Plus will offer you every opportunity to improve your barista skills with adaptable coffee settings, without the price tag of Sage’s larger machines with lots of bells-and-whistles. Read our full Sage the Barista Express coffee machine review
Sage the Oracle Touch coffee machine deals
Best bean-to-cup coffee machine – Star Buy
Whether you’re a seasoned coffee pro or complete beginner, this Sage won’t disappoint. It offers five automatic coffee pre-sets and takes the dosing and tamping of grinds off your hands, whilst giving you extensive flexibility to personalise brew elements at a nitty-gritty level, including grind size and milk temperature. Read our full Sage the Oracle Touch bean-to-cup coffee machine review.
Smarter Coffee Maker with WiFi & Voice Activation deals
Best smart bean-to-cup coffee machine
App-activated coffee machines may feel like an unnecessary extravagance but we were converted to the convenience after testing the Smarter coffee machine. This bean-to-cup has adjustable grind levels and comes with three adaptable front panels in different colours for personalising to your kitchen. Read our full Smarter coffee machine review.
Jura ENA 8 bean-to-cup coffee machine deals
Best bean-to-cup coffee machine for beginners
One of the big selling points of this machine is its Bluetooth connectivity which allows you to select your coffee from bed. A simple touchscreen gives you control when not selecting through your phone. Be sure to pop your chosen mug under its outlet spout before leaving to brew! Read our full Jura ENA 8 bean to cup coffee machine review
Melitta Purista Series 300 bean-to-cup coffee machine deals
Best bean-to-cup coffee machine for basic utility
This bean-to-cup does the basics really well. The height-adjustable spout accommodates a variety of mug sizes. The grinding process was also relatively quiet compared to other machines tested against it. Although there is no hot water function or americano function, the machine will make a 200ml cup of black coffee when set to max. Read our full Melitta Purista bean-to-cup coffee machine review.
Coffee pod machine deals
Lavazza Deséa coffee pod machine deals
Best all-round coffee pod machine
We did see this coffee pod machine fall to £99 on Amazon already this month, so we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for better deals. Feature-rich versatility is one of the Desea’s biggest strengths, along with its user-friendly controls and ability to make excellent coffee. Unlike most coffee pod machines, it will foam milk at the same time. Read our full Lavazza A Modo Mio Desea coffee pod machine review.
Lavazza A Modo Mio Jolie coffee pod machine deals
Best affordable coffee pod machine
We love this diminutive coffee pod machine. It does the basics really well, reliably producing a crema-topped espresso shot every time during testing and also offering the slightly longer lungo feature. It’s small, compatible with Lavazza’s compostable Eco Caps and thanks to a statement handle, carries a lot of style.
Nespresso Vertuo Next coffee pod machine deals
Best machine for pod versatility
This Nespresso machine is compatible with the brand’s domed pods which feature a barcode on the underside. The result is a versatile machine offering five coffee functions from a single button. Each pod is spun quickly during the brew cycle to top every coffee with a thick layer of fine, silky foam resembling crema. Espresso, double espresso, gran lungo, mug and alto drinks are available. Read our full Nespresso Vertuo Next coffee pod machine review.
Lavazza A Modo Mio SMEG coffee pod machine deals
Best for retro styling
For fans of SMEG’s rounded lines and 1950s retro styling, the brand’s coffee pod machine collaboration with Lavazza is the perfect choice. Lungo and espresso functions are on offer. Each takes under 30 seconds to pull a crema-topped drink packed with flavour.
Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2 TAS 140x coffee pod machine deals
Best cheap coffee pod machine
With an in-built barcode reader, this Vivy 2 model scans compatible pods to adjust its settings and make you a great coffee every time. It’s a hands-off experience with minimal mess to worry about and a delicious outcome. Read our full Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2 TAS 140X coffee pod machine review.
How to get a good deal coffee machines
- Do your research first: Use our product reviews and buyer’s guides to help you decide on the best coffee machine based on factors including your budget, space available, desired features and programs, to help ensure you’re not lulled into buying something that’s not right for you. Our star ratings out of five will also flag the best of the best, like the Smeg BCC02 Bean to Cup coffee machine and the Smarter coffee machine.
- Set a budget: Deals events can become overwhelming. Deciding a budget range in advance can help you stay focussed on what you want, but also be reactive to the right deal.
- Familiarise yourself with product RRPs: This will help you recognise the really valuable opportunities to save.
- Use additional tools: For example, CamelCamelCamel will show you the price history of Amazon products.
- Only buy what you can afford: set a budget before you start shopping and stick to it so that you are not persuaded to buy something that costs more than you should spend.
How do we select coffee machine deals?
We’re busy tracking prices of the best coffee machines from our category tests across retailers and the brands, to compare against each product’s recommended retail price (RRP). Our experts then handpick the best coffee machine deals to save you time and money.
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Every machine featured in our guides were the top-rated models from our category tests. All were marked against a set of core and contributing criteria. The marks out of five across the following determined each machine’s overall star rating. Read more on how our experts test products.
- Quality of brewed coffee
- Quality of materials
- Ease of assembly and use
- Value for money