Australian Guide To The Best Home Coffee Machine [2021]

For a lot of people a great morning starts with a cup of coffee.

I’m sure many of you agree that when you wake to the aroma of coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep. For me, it’s a source of energy and ideas.

We’ve all had our fair share of trips to Starbucks and other local coffee shops and know it can be expensive, but there’s a solution. You can save time and money making your own blend of coffee at home with one of the top home coffee machines that are available.

I recently decided to get the best home coffee machine 2021 could offer and it is perfectly suited for our home – and it’s great for when we have guests over!

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There’s no shortage of good coffee machines available – finding the right one for you can be overwhelming! With the help of our guide below, you can choose from a cheap coffee machine to the best rated coffee machines for home. We have also done a comprehensive comparison in our coffee machines reviews to help you decide.

I hope you are excited to start making your own perfect blend of coffee right from the heart of your home!

Below, you will find our guide to buying the best coffee machines Australia offers whether you are looking for the best capsule coffee machines Australia, the best fully automatic coffee machine, the best small coffee machine Australia or best home espresso machine Australia has.

And if you aren’t sure what type of easy coffee machine you want, we cover that too as well as a coffee machine comparison of all the top choices.

The best value coffee machine Australia takes a small amount of time to work out what is best for you – but believe me when I say it really is worth the time (and money) investment in the long run!

By the end of this article, you’ll know the answer to “what is the best coffee machine for me?”

Compare Best Home Coffee Machines 2021

Use the chart below to compare coffee machines in the market, whether you’re looking for the best cheap coffee machine Australia or the best automatic coffee machines Australia. Further below is a more comprehensive comparison and review of each these machines to help you find the best coffee machine for home use.

Clicking on any of the product names will take you to Amazon or eBay so you can see the latest price and buy if you wish. Use this table to help you work out “what coffee machine should I buy?

NameImageTypeMilk Frother (Y/N)Our RatingPrice
Sunbeam EM5000 Cafe Barista Milk Coffee MachineEspressoY5.0Check
Breville BES870BSS The Barista ExpressEspressoY5.0Check
DeLonghi Magnifica S Fully Automatic Coffee MachineA contender for best coffee machines 2019 australia with best coffee machine for home AustraliaEspressoY4.0Check
DeLonghi Icona Pump EspressoEspressoY4.5Check
DeLonghi Disk Tinta Collection Drip Coffee MakerDeLonghi disk Tinta collection drip coffee maker: best domestic coffee machine 2021 and contender for best coffee machine Australia 2021DripN4.0Check
Kitchen Selectives CM-688 Drip Coffee MakerPicture of the Kitchen Selectives CM-688 1-Cup Single Serve Drip Coffee Maker, candidate for the best domestic coffee machine 2021DripN4.0Check
Bunn BX Velocity Brew 10-Cup Coffee BrewerDripN4.0Check
Delonghi Drip Coffee Machine ICM17210DripN4.0Check
Nespresso (DeLonghi) Inissia Capsule Coffee MachineCapsuleN4.5Check
Nespresso (Breville) Essenza Mini Solo Coffee MachineCapsuleY4.5Check
Nespresso (DeLonghi) Lattissima Touch Capsule Coffee MachineCapsuleY4.0Check

Best Home Coffee Machine Australia 2021 List

Handy reference list – see all home coffee machine reviews below!

  • Sunbeam EM5000 Cafe Barista Milk Coffee Machine, Espresso
  • Breville BES870BSS The Barista Express, Espresso
  • DeLonghi Magnifica S Coffee Machine, Espresso
  • DeLonghi Icona Pump, Espresso
  • DeLonghi Disk Tinta Collection Drip Coffee Maker, Drip
  • Kitchen Selectives CM-688 Coffee Maker, Drip
  • BUNN BX Velocity Brew 10-Cup Coffee Brewer, Drip
  • Delonghi Coffee Machine ICM17210, Drip
  • Nespresso (DeLonghi) Inissia Coffee Machine, Capsule
  • Nespresso (Breville) Essenza Coffee Machine, Capsule
  • Nespresso (DeLonghi) Lattissima Touch Coffee Machine, Capsule

Types Of Coffee Machine

The best at home coffee machine for your house depends on what type of coffee you like to drink, and the best home coffee machines Australia come in all shapes and sizes, largely depending on which type of coffee you want to make at home. The three main types of best coffee makers Australia are discussed below.


Many would argue that for the cafe style coffee, the best home coffee machine is an Espresso machine.  The best espresso machine makes coffee and cappuccinos by forcing water through at high pressure through a tightly packed container of fine coffee grounds, producing a rich, strong cup of coffee. These are also known as the best barista coffee machine options.

These type of machines usually come with a frother, so you can make various coffee types such as a cappuccino or cafe latte.

If you consider yourself a coffee barista, you may prefer the manual pump machines so you control the coffee making process by using the hand lever, whereas everyday coffee drinkers may prefer the automatic or semi automatic models for a quick cup of coffee.

A stylish looking espresso machine to showcase the best automatic coffee machine Australia 2019 has on offer.

Espresso machines are perfect for coffee drinkers who wish to grind their own coffee beans and can also make several cups of coffee in one go. However, the initial outlay for the machine tends to be more expensive. If you want to compare home espresso coffee machines in more detail, read our best espresso machine buying guide here.

It is regularly recommended that when choosing an espresso machine and reading home espresso coffee machine reviews, to choose one with a bar pressure of more than 15 bar, as this is essential for making good foam (or crema), otherwise your coffee will tend to be bitter tasting.

You can read my full guide to espresso machines here.


One of the cheapest coffee machines on the market is the drip coffee machine. The best drip coffee maker requires you to fill a chamber with water which then slowly drips through a basket of ground coffee, using a paper or reusable filter. If you’re looking for the best small home coffee machine, a drip coffee machine Australia can be a great idea.

The best coffee percolator Australia offers has the water absorbing flavours and aromas as it flows through to the coffee pot which sits on a heated plate to keep the coffee warm. Read our filter coffee machine reviews below for more on what to look for in the best model for you.

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Drip coffee machines come in different cup volumes and can make either a full pot of coffee or a small amount just enough for one or two cups. It’s super convenient and easy to use and perfect for making brewed coffee quickly. If you’re looking for the best drip coffee machine Australia, we include plenty of options in this guide. Drip machines are also some of the most low maintenance coffee machine models out there.


One of the most popular choices for the best domestic coffee machine Australia has is one that uses a “pod” or “capsule” to make espresso coffee, and there are plenty of contenders for the best capsule coffee machine Australia category that are often among the 10 best coffee machines on the market.

Pods are discs that contain a pre measured amount of blended, roasted and ground coffee which has been pressed between two layers of filtered paper. Capsules are somewhat similar but are similar in shape to a single UHT milk carton and have the coffee sealed in an airtight manner.

The process to make coffee with either a pod or a capsule is the same. The unit is placed into the coffee machine which is then pierced so that hot water can flow through it, releasing flavour and flowing the coffee through to the cup. One pod or capsule makes one cup of a coffee and your coffee is ready in seconds.

The best pod coffee machine 2021 is a good choice for the first time coffee machine owner as they are an easy and simple way to make great espresso coffee. The user is not required to measure out any coffee, there are no filters to clean or coffee to grind.

However, even with the best pod coffee machines Australia has, you do tend to be limited to the pods made by the manufacturer of the coffee machine and the pods do tend to work out more expensive than the other means of making coffee, but of course still cheaper than purchasing a coffee from a cafe.

Nespresso is the most famous of these types of makers (so much so that people use the phrase “Nespresso espresso machine” because they are so popular people have forgotten the difference), however there’s a wide range of available brands of best coffee capsule machine Australia.

Thanks to George Clooney, capsule or pod machines are the most popular sellers today and this article brings you reviews to help you find the best coffee pod machine 2021 has available.

Features Of The Best Coffee Machine For Home 2021

Milk Frother

A milk frother is a gadget that is used to produce foamy milk on top of your coffee. Basically the milk frother mixes air into the milk allowing it to increase in size whilst giving the milk a sweeter and lighter taste, and are included in (almost) all best home barista coffee machine Australia models.

For lovers of cappuccinos or lattes, this is an essential part of the coffee making process. The best rated coffee machines will come with a milk frother. Frothers usually come are usually mentioned in espresso coffee machine reviews Australia.

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Some coffee machines have a digital display, whilst others don’t.

For the best home coffee maker, it is recommended to get a machine with a digital display as you will find this much easier to navigate than one with simply indicator lights, particularly when it comes to programming your machine.


If you have read the best coffee machine reviews, you will no doubt have noticed that some brands of coffee machine allow you to program it so that a cup of coffee is ready for you as soon as you wake up.  Some even have an auto-shut system which is helpful for the end of the day.

Descaling Program

Water contains minerals such as calcium and magnesium which pass through the coffee machine and eventually builds up on the machine’s heating element as limescale. Descaling a coffee machine is the process of removing this mineral build up.

Some of the top rated coffee machines will have a light indicator advising when it is time to descale your coffee machine, whilst the best affordable coffee machine most likely won’t. Regardless, each machine should include instructions on how to descale your machine.

Cup Warmer

Some coffee machines come with a cup warming tray, so your cup is kept at a warm constant temperature to prevent your coffee cooling down too quickly. This is perfect if you live in a colder climate.

Other Things To Consider…

When you’re reading a home coffee machines review, here are some other things you might want to consider if you need:

Integrated Grinder

If you choose to use fresh coffee beans then you will need a way to grind them. Some coffee machines have inbuilt grinders which saves you from having to purchase a separate ground coffee machine, or are part of the best fully automatic coffee machine Australia 2021.

By themselves, grinders aren’t too expensive, so there’s no real necessity to have one included if you find the perfect machine without a grinder.

Images of different styles of coffee - capsules/pods, beans, ground and instant. The best coffee machine 2019 australia varies based on the type of coffee people like to drink.


Some top coffee machines make multiple cups of coffee at once, whilst others make only one cup at a time. In order to choose the best coffee machines for home use for your household, you need to consider how many people will be drinking coffee at the same time.

If you are the only coffee drinker then perhaps the best small coffee machine will be the better choice rather than a large capacity coffee machine.


The best value coffee machine for you may not be the same as the next person. You will need to consider how much you are prepared to pay for the initial investment and then how much you want to pay for the ongoing coffee beans or capsules that you will need to buy. You’ll also have to pay slightly more for the better known coffee machine brands Australia has vs lesser known brands.

Whilst a pod coffee machine may appear to be the best budget coffee machine, they often work out more expensive in the long run as continually purchasing pods can work out to be expensive.

However the simplicity of a pod machine may appeal to you more as there is less work involved in making the coffee, and there is barely any mess to clean up.

Top 10 Best Coffee Machine Reviews Australia 2021

Based on the above factors, here’s the best automatic coffee machine reviews to help you find a good coffee machine for your home. They are split up by the best espresso coffee machine reviews, drip coffee machine reviews and coffee pod machine reviews.

Let’s get started with the top 10 coffee machines Australia has!

Best Espresso Machine Australia Reviews

1. Sunbeam EM5000 Cafe Barista Milk Coffee Machine Review

The Sunbeam EM5000 is a great choice for coffee lovers wanting to purchase the best espresso coffee machines Australia that are not going to break the bank.

This espresso machine serves up a variety of coffee types via its friendly control panel. With a touch of a button you can have an espresso, cappuccino or latte. The Sunbeam even automatically combines frothy milk with minimum effort. The milk reservoir is removable and so can be stored in the fridge so you always have fresh milk on hand.

This is a great looking machine, made from stainless steel and weighing in at a relatively light 4.7kg. Not only will this machine look great in your kitchen but you will love the relatively low price too – perfect for those after the best cheap espresso machine.

Other great features of this 15 bar machine is thermoblock technology for fast heating as well as being easy to use and clean.

Once you have purchased the Sunbeam EM5000 there will be no need for takeaway coffee anymore!

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2. Breville BES870BSS The Barista Express Review

For authentic cafe style coffee, you will love the Breville Barista Express, the perfect choice for those looking for the best coffee machine 2021 has available.

With the choice of automatic or manual operation, you can make your coffee just as you like it. Make the milk as hot or as frothy as you like, the coffee as strong or as weak as you like. Single or double settings as well as the fully adjustable grind size and dose allows you to customise to suit your taste.

This coffee machine receives fantastic reviews, with many customers saying one of the stand out features is the inbuilt stainless steel burr coffee grinder. Not only does the grinder streamline the coffee making process but it shaves off hundreds of dollars by not having to buy a peripheral grinder.

The inbuilt grinder also allows for consistency by having the same dose of coffee every single time.

Other great features of this best espresso coffee machine Australia include an inbuilt heat exchange boiler system which allows you to steam milk and extract espresso simultaneously whilst maintaining a consistent temperature and the steam wand enables you to create silkily steamed milk and create latte art if you are that way inclined.

The machine weighs just under 13kgs and has an excellent water tank capacity of 2 litres.

This coffee machine is not for the impatient coffee drinker, it will take time, effort and patience to adequately understand all its features so it’s for the person looking for the best manual coffee machine, but once you do you will be rewarded with superior tasting coffee every time!

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3. DeLonghi Magnifica S Fully Automatic Coffee Machine Review

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If you are after the best home automatic coffee machine, look no further than the DeLonghi Magnigica Coffee Machine.

This is a fully automated espresso machine, meaning you can make a superior cup of coffee by simply pressing  a button. It also makes a range of coffees including espressos, lattes and cappuccinos.

DeLonghi is well known as one of the best coffee machine brands out there, and there is no exception with this particular model. With this machine, you will get consistently good coffee every time via a fully automatic, user friendly control panel.

The panel allows you to change the strength of the coffee as well as the cup size. In addition, the low-pitch conical burr grinder can be adjusted to change the fineness of the ground beans.

Some great features include the instant reheat function, automatic shut off after 4 hours of non use as well as a great milk frothing wand for the perfect cappuccino or latte. You will love the adjustable spouts which allow you to use a range of different size and shape cups, from an espresso cup to a large coffee mug.

The machine looks great with its stainless steel finish and is fairly compact so won’t take up too much space in your kitchen. It is also reasonably easy to clean, with all parts easily removed for cleaning.

This coffee machine is perfect for those who want a top quality automatic espresso machine.

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4. DeLonghi Icona Pump Espresso Review

The Icona range of DeLonghi appliances are designed to be small yet highly functional on top of being super stylish and the Icona Pump Espresso machine is no exception. Its small size makes it a good choice for smaller kitchens where bench space is limited. It can even be stored in a cupboard easily if needed.

Weighing in at just 4kg means it’s easy to shift around and store.

Despite its small size, the Icona is highly functional. This clever coffee maker can produce two cups at the same time in two different ways.

While primarily an espresso machine, it can also take capsules compatible with the DeLonghi Easy Serving Espresso system which includes the use of Nespresso pods.

Coming equipped with a milk frother, this maker can be used to make anything from a short black to a latte or cappuccino. From all reports, the quality of coffee is excellent.

The Icona does not boast the range of features of the Magnifica. It is, however, incredibly easy to use with one button operation and the ability to be used with a range of different cups.

Its smaller size means it can only deliver 15 bars of pressure but that’s plenty to make a good coffee. With a 1.4L water container you can go for a while before refilling.

If you can live without the full range of features or need something a smaller size then this is a great espresso coffee maker that still has tons of features and can be used with capsules as well.

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Best Drip Coffee Maker Australia Reviews

5. DeLonghi Disk Tinta Collection Drip Coffee Maker Review

DeLonghi disk Tinta collection drip coffee maker: best domestic coffee machine 2021 and contender for best coffee machine Australia 2021

DeLonghi produces some of the most popular espresso and capsule coffee makes and for good reason: they make quality machines. It’s no surprise then that DeLonghi’s drip coffee maker, the Tinta, is a quality option. With great aesthetics as well.

The Tinta has a standard but generous capacity of 12 cups. Despite the large amount of water it takes to make 12 cups, the DeLonghi Tinta brews the coffee surprisingly quickly. Well designed, it is easy to operate and keep clean.

The main downside is the price as the Tinta is more expensive than most home coffee machines in the drip coffee category. That said, it will last a lot longer and perform better than its cheaper rivals.

Despite being a new option in the DeLonghi range, the Tinta is a great choice if you want a quality drip coffee maker.

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6. Kitchen Selectives CM-688 1-Cup Single Serve Drip Coffee Maker Review

Picture of the Kitchen Selectives CM-688 1-Cup Single Serve Drip Coffee Maker, candidate for the best domestic coffee machine 2021

The big differentiator for the Kitchen Selectives CM-688 is that it produces just one cup. If you’re after something to serve coffee at the tail-end of your dinner party to drop the hint it’s time to clear out then this is not the coffee maker for you.

On the flip side, this handy little top coffee machine is energy efficient and – perhaps more importantly – small in size. Coffee makers can be quite big and take up too much of the limited bench space on your kitchen. The Kitchen Selectives CM-688 takes up hardly any space at all.

Of course, it still needs to brew a good cup of coffee and it can. As a bonus, it comes with the stylish coffee mug you see in the photo (although it’s not the thickest of mugs and can get a bit hot).

Given it’s small size, it’s a relatively simple coffee machine to operate and keep clean. The downside of that simplicity is the lack of features that come standard on bigger machines – like shutting itself off once its run out of water.

That said, if you only want the occasional coffee and/or a small machine then this unit could be for you and indeed may be the best domestic coffee machine 2021 produces that doesn’t take up half the bench.

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7. Bunn BX Velocity Brew 10-Cup Coffee Brewer Review

If you are the sort of person that needs coffee super fast in the morning then you need the Bunn Velocity Brew. This drip coffee machine holds and heats water 24/7 so you can have fresh hot coffee in minutes!

One of the best features of the Bunn Velocity Coffee Machine is the ability to create 10 cups of freshly brewed coffee in approximately 3.5 minutes, around half the time of any other drip coffee machine.

This coffee machine is much larger than other drip machines, probably at least twice the size in length, so this takes up much more room in your kitchen. It also lacks any LCD displays, lights or indicators of any kind like the other machines featured in this list.

If you want one of the best price coffee machines, you would probably choose one of the other drip coffee machines in this recommendation list, but if plenty of delicious hot coffee in minutes is your priority than this machine is for you.

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8. Delonghi Drip Coffee Machine ICM17210 Review

If you’re looking for a simple yet sophisticated Delonghi drip coffee maker, this one may just be your answer. When people ask me which coffee machine should I buy, I always suggest starting with something simple, and working your way up from there.

Using simple pour-over methodology, this elegant Delonghi coffee machine is a classy model which allows a slower brewing process at the touch of a button for a more intense and aromatic flavour. This coffee machine has even been awarded by the European Coffee Brewing Centre for its great quality and perfect flavour extraction! So if you love a tasty cup of drip coffee, investing in this model really is worth a look.

Other features of this best coffee maker Australia include borosilicate glass – which is known for its superior heat retention, 10 cup capacity, sleek design and a 4-6 minute brewing time.

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Best Coffee Pod Machine Australia 2021 Reviews

9. Nespresso (DeLonghi) Inissia Capsule Coffee Machine Review

The Nespresso is the best capsule coffee machine for an entry level coffee system. For a no fuss machine, it serves up great tasting coffee.

It’s incredibly compact and light at just 3.16kg and won’t take up to much space on your kitchen bench. Perfect for the smallest of kitchens.

This 19 bar espresso machine has a 700mL water tank and includes a lid which is perfect for preventing spillages between the tap and machine.

The machine has an internal bin for used pods, so several coffees can be made before being required to be emptied. There is also a perforated removable drip tray which makes for easy cleaning. The drip tray is hinged so can be flipped up to make room for larger cups.

The coffee machine is quick to warm up and simple to use with only two buttons to contend with –  espresso and lungo, which also serves as the on and off buttons. It’s the best nespresso machine Australia offers.

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10. Nespresso (Breville) Essenza Mini Solo Coffee Machine Review

If you’re looking for a compact coffee machine or a model that is a good home coffee machine for those with a small kitchen, this Nespresso model by Breville is a great option for just that.

Best suited for coffee-for-one, this machine takes up hardly any space with its narrow design and ultra compact water tank. This is not the coffee machine to be making lots of cups of coffee with, but is perfect if you live alone (or it’s just you who likes coffee). It features a 19 bar pressure system and a super fast heat up time of 25 seconds, making it great for coffee when you don’t have much time in the morning. There’s an auto power-off mode after 9 minutes as well.

There are 2 programmable settings – espresso and lungho – depending on how you like your coffee. Or just top up with extra hot water or frothed milk (milk frother is not included) for a longer hot drink.

So if you’re short on space and want to try out Nespresso, this is definitely one of the top 10 home coffee machines I recommend trying.

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11. Nespresso (DeLonghi) Lattissima Touch Capsule Coffee Machine Review

The Nespresso Lattissima Touch Capsule Coffee Machine is perfect for the highest quality espresso at the click of a button and the ideal machine for small offices or households.

This is one of the best buy coffee machines with the Lattissima being capable of making a range of different coffees including cappuccinos, lattes, macchiatos, espressos, ristrettos, lungos and frothy warm milk at the click of one of the six preset buttons.

Coffee drinkers will love being able to program in coffee and milk levels so your coffees are made exactly how you like them.

Milky coffee drinkers will love the automatic milk foaming carafe available at a click of the button. The carafe is removable so you can keep fresh milk in the fridge at all times.

Other features include a used capsule container, additional drip tray, speedy thermoblock heat up time of around 24 seconds, auto switch off after 9 minutes of non use, cleaning alerts for the milk carafe and descaling and the water tank has a capacity of 900mL. The 19 bar machine is also relatively light at 4.5kg.

Lovers of good coffee won’t be disappointed with the Nespresso Lattissima Touch Capsule Coffee Machine.

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I hope you have found your answer to which coffee machine is the best. The good news is that you can’t go too wrong with any of the top 10 coffee machines above!

Read more about the best coffee grinders and best milk frother. If you want more choices for espresso machine, read about buying the best one here.

Looking for other household products? Read about the ultimate kitchen utensils list and find more product reviews here.

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