The best coffee at home

The best coffee at home

Now I am a coffee addict, and as far as I’m aware I don’t think there is a Caffeine Addicts Anonymous (although maybe I should start one?!). One thing I cannot abide by is bad coffee – I hate instant, even the special ones that boast to be just like filter coffee, so recently I decided to invest in a capsule coffee machine. I wanted to make sure I was making the best coffee at home.

Now that I am getting a more stable work/life balance with my new job and being a blogger (whoop, dedicated time to write, my dreams have come true) I need a proper caffeine fix before I head out in the morning and when I’m working at home.

A review of the best at home coffee machines with coffee pods. Which are the best coffee machines? Nespresso, tassimo, dolce gusto, illy, starbucks? The coffee taste is so important.

A few years ago I bought a Tassimo coffee machine and ended up really disappointed. I found the taste more like instant coffee and really not as nice as if I bought one from Starbucks or Costa, even though I bought the Costa pods. So for years I’ve used coffee bags – think of a tea bag but with coffee in. They are quite good and reasonably priced – around £2.50 for 18 bags, individually wrapped, and do the trick for work. I was reluctant to buy another machine after being “burned” before but was completely converted when a friend introduced me to Nespresso.

I immediately went home and bought a machine myself and couldn’t wait to get it delivered. I was really lucky that I got mine as part of a promotion, It was £49.99 with 3 x £15 coffee vouchers to spend on the Nespresso website on capsules.

Since it came, I haven’t been able to leave it alone. In the box, there is a trial pack of 16 capsules so you can try their Grand Cru flavours and pick the best. All of them with different tastes and strengths so you will always find one that suits your taste buds. The pods are easily orderable on the website and cost around 30p per cup. Although the only downside is you have to buy the pods in multiples of 50, so you’ll need to get a few at a time. You buy each flavour in a sleeve of 10 and then you must have a minimum of 50, 100 etc to get delivery to your home. You can find a store that will sell them by the sleeve, but they aren’t easy to find and my local one is Selfridges in Birmingham!

If you’re thinking of getting a one cup coffee machine definitely consider Nespresso, but here are a few others that are on offer, that you could consider 7 best coffee machines.


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1 Comment

  1. Jinger Kat
    March 1, 2017 / 11:16 am

    Like you, I’m not a fan of instant coffee. However, I’m not a fan of these machines that uses discs/pods. I prefer a pot of coffee made with freshly ground coffee as there’s less waste

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