Coffee pod machines are a great way of making fresh tasting coffee without the mess of coffee grains. With this type of machine, you simply buy coffee pods, (think tea bags) and put these into the machine, and then hit a button. Within a few seconds you will have a cup of high quality coffee.
There are quite a few of these on the market, from different brands, and they come in different models. To help narrow down the huge number of choices, we have placed a table below, with the highest rated and best selling products. Anything in this table will have a 4+ star rating so you know that quality is assured.
These ratings are all measured out of 5 stars. We like to see machines like this with ratings in the high 4 category.
Underneath the table, we have done a review on each one, which hopefully you will find helpful.
Top 5 Rated Coffee Pod Machines*These are prices on Amazon.co.uk and may not always be current and accurate. These change frequently based on availability, special promotions, and more. Please be sure to double-check the actual price on Amazon.co.uk. Please also note that the ratings used are from Amazon and are based out of a maximum score of 5 stars. These can also change so make sure to check at the time of purchase.
|Product Name||Image||Average Rating||Average Price||Brief Description||Read More|
|Bosch Tassimo TAS1257GB||4.6||£45||Colours: Cream, Red, Blue and Black|
35 drink varieties
Instand heat up
Easy to clean
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|Starbucks Verismo 580 Coffee Machine||4.9||£50||High pressure system|
Uses Starbuck's pods
Range of coffee options
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|Philips Senseo||5.0||£90||1.2 litre capacity|
2 small cups or 1 mug at the same time
Pods are relatively cheap
|Currently out of stock|
|AEG Lavazza Espresso Machine||4.1||£72||Easily make espresso with Lavazza A Modo Mio coffee pods - Italy's favourite coffee!|
Can prepare 12 cups of aromatic coffee without having to empty the container.
15 bars of pressure
Steam and hot water function
Auto shut off after 30 minutes of inactivity.
Comes with a starter pack of pods
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|Lavazza Italian Fantasia Coffee Maker||5.0||£170||Makes Italian café-style coffee|
Also makes hot chocolate
3 milk froth settings
Includes trial pack of 12 Lavazza coffee capsules
Bosch Tassimo Vivy Hot Drinks and Coffee Machine, 1300W
This one is the best selling pod machine right now in the market place. It has been around for a few years and so has stood the test of time. It has an average price of around £70, so check and make sure you are not paying more than that.
This model comes in a range of colours so you should be able to find one that matches your own kitchen style. The one pictures to the left is a cream colour, but you can get this machine in black, white, blue, red, pink and even lime green.
This one can make around 35 different types of drink depending on what you like. It is nice and compact so suits well for smaller kitchens. What I like about it most is it is very easy to use and heats up almost instantly.
All the parts are dishwasher proof. Buyers rate this one highly and make this model the best seller at the moment.
Bosch TAS4502GB Tassimo Joy
Many people like the Bosch brand. It is no big surprise, and certainly not in the UK, to find this one near the top of the leader charts. People already know about the Bosch quality, and this one has a very distinct style.
This is a neat and compact pod machine. It does however have a rather large water tank. One thing that can be frustrating about these machines, is that as they are small, the tanks are usually small.
That means having to constantly fill them up. It doesn’t sound like a big deal. Over time though, having to do that gets really annoying.
What makes this one even better, is that this Tassimo also has a built-in water filter. That is ideal for anyone living in a hard water area. It is from the leading water filter brand BRITA, and they don’t come better than that.
All you need to do with this machine is indert the T disc of your choice, make your selection and hit a button. Then wait until the brew has finished and enjoy your hot drink.