Coffee Machines

Finding the right coffee maker to meet your needs can be a daunting task.

You have to carefully look at strength, temperature control, and other aspects that affect the quality of your coffee maker. This is not to mention the extensive variety of models available in the market.

Thankfully, you can rely on our guidance. We have categorized the different coffee makers and the models that are available currently in the market. Choose one that fits your criteria.

Drip Coffee Maker

The most common coffee maker used by many [1], and has a simple technology to brew coffee. Hot water runs through a pipe that drips over the coffee grounds producing freshly brewed coffee.

The most recent advancement in drip coffee machines is the Keurig and Nespresso style coffee makers that support “capsules”. Capsules are ground coffee packaged in an aluminum pod-like structure.

Nespresso uses hot water and instead of dripping, uses centrifugal force (spins the pod at a high rpm) to produce freshly brewed coffee.

Keurig forces the hot water through a capsule, increases the pressure, and brews a fresh cup of coffee.

It can get confusing to choose the best coffee maker out of the two, so check out our comparison guide.

Keurig Coffee Maker

  • K-express vs K-Supreme: K-Supreme wins based on the usability standpoint, but K-express is nothing less. Read to know more about the mid-range Keurig coffee maker.
  • K-Express vs K-Slim: K-Express is better in the entry-level segment. Has a compact body, is much smaller than K-Slim, and is priced less.
  • K-Express vs K-Express Essential: K-Express Essential is the cheapest coffee maker from Keurig available only on Walmart and Amazon. But is it better? Read the guide to learn more
  • K-350 vs K-450: The touchscreen coffee maker launched as part of the Keurig 2.0 series. It is discontinued by Keurig but the machines are still available on Amazon and Walmart. Larger brewing sizes, better controls, and many more in this high-end keurig variant.
  • K-Express vs K-Mini: The entry-level coffee maker battle. Winning by a slight margin is K-Express. But the K-mini is travel-friendly. Read the guide to see if that is your choice.

Nespresso Coffee Makers

Nespresso is known for its premium coffee with a creme layer on top. The brewing technique is unique to only Nespresso machines and has a different flavor and texture profile when compared to generic drip coffee makers.

It can quickly get confusing to choose a good Nespresso machine if you are just starting out. Check out the list of Nespresso machines below for your quick reference.

  • Nespresso Vertuo Pop vs Nespresso Vertuo Next (2023 updated) – If you are just getting started with Nespresso coffee makers, this is the best guide. We look at 2 entry-level Nespresso machines that are very similar in features. I personally recommend choosing Nespresso Vertuo Pop (released in 2023) because of the cost-to-value benefit it offers over Vertuo Next.
  • Nespresso Vertuo Pop vs Nespresso Vertuo Plus (2023 updated) – If you want to get a premium Nespresso coffee maker and walk into the Nespresso boutique. You will be shown Nespresso Vertuo Plus.
    But is it still valid today in 2023? In this article, I try to answer that question by comparing the two coffee makers, pitting them head to head and finding the best premium coffee maker of 2023. The answer might shock you!
  • Nespresso Vertuo Next vs Deluxe (VertuoPlus Deluxe) – Another round of Premium coffee maker war, that starts with the Vertuo Plus Deluxe offering a larger water tank. But is it still enough to beat Vertuo Next? Read the article the winner of 2023!
  • Nespresso Vertuo Plus vs Citiz – If you are wondering about the original vs Vertuo line of espresso machines and the key differences between them, this article covers it in full. Both these machines are “premium” in their way, but did you know about the insane differences between these 2 machines?