The leading coffee manufacturers have created a variety of appealing and affordable coffee machines in recent times. Coffee lovers have enjoyed making lattes and macchiatos in the Bosch Tassimo machine. The Cookworks signature espresso has taken pride of place in the kitchens of various home-owners. However, in this article we’re going to be focusing on those single-serve coffee machines that have the merits of being easy to use, producing coffee house quality beverages and costing less than $100.
Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo
You can expect coffee machines bearing the Nescafe brand name to be of exceptional quality. After all, the Swiss manufacturer has been practicing the fine art of coffee making since the 1930’s. They have put this experience to use in the creation of the distinctive Dolce Gusto product line. All of these single serve coffee machines deliver up to 15 bar pressure and guarantee the creation of seriously tasty coffee house brews. Also the innovative easy to use capsule system by Dolce Gusto ensures that each cup you make is fresh and delicious.
The Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo machine certainly lives up to it’s billing of being ‘petite and powerful’. This stylish and compact machine measures, 11.3(H) by 8.66(W) inches, so it won’t take up too much kitchen space. It is also extremely functional. You fill up the water reservoir, insert your chosen coffee pod, select the temperature and then watch it brew your cafe quality beverages. It is even possible to alter the amount of water for soothing or energizing beverages. The Piccolo machine is available for the budget-friendly price of $44.99.
Keurig Mini Plus Brewing System
Now you’re probably tempted to shoot straight to Nescafe’s Dolce Gusto website and buy the generously priced Piccolo machine. However, it’s worth checking out the plus-points of other coffee makers such as the Keurig Mini Plus. This machine is more of a kitchen counter hog than the Dolce Gusto. However, it allows you to brew a mighty mixture of beverages from the K-cup range. You can even concoct hot mugs of tea and frothy hot chocolate.
It is worth pointing that the Mini Plus was designed following bad reviews of the Keurig Mini. Customers said that it was too easy to make the error of over filling the original machine. However, the Mini Plus comes with helpful guidelines and water sensors. The coffee making process is also very simple. You can alter the cup sizes and detach the drip tray for easy cleaning. This is one of Keurig’s most affordable coffee makers at a price of $99.99.
Mr Coffee Brewing System
It seems that Keurig have made a real effort to focus on budget-conscious home brewers. They have even teamed up with Mr Coffee to produce one of the best coffee makers under $100. This brewing system does take longer than the Mini Plus to make the distinctive K-cup beverages. There have also been complaints about the warmth of drinks made in the Mr Coffee machine. Coffee lovers have even had the inconvenience of heating their freshly made drinks in the microwave.
Of course there are some good reasons to choose the Mr Coffee machine. It has a fairly smart appearance, enhanced by the Keurig brand name. This coffee maker is also really easy to use. You simply place a K-cup in the coffee slot, pour in the water and press the brew button. The coffee tastes absolutely great. And the Mr Coffee Machine is available for a mid-range price of $89.99.
The Purchasing Decision
All of the coffee machines listed in this article are worth checking out. They are all built to last, so you can look forward to the drinking outstanding coffee-house brews time and time again. The buying decision may be even depend on whether you like K-cups or Dolce Gusto capsules best. If you’re still unsure then it would be an idea to take a look at the manufacturer’s descriptions of these quality machines.
Disclaimer: The views, opinions and positions expressed within these guest posts are those of the author alone and do not represent those of NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®. For the most up to date information on single serve coffee makers, specialty coffee pods, and offers by NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® company, please visit the website at: www.dolce-gusto.us.