Do you want something more from your coffee maker than the ability to make great coffee?
Do you want to stand out from the crowd with a coffee machine that gets as much attention from its good looks as it does from the terrific coffee that it makes?
If this is you then welcome to my post about high-end coffee machines- I hope that it scratches your caffeine itch!
How should I describe the ideal buyers?
Well, these are discerning people who want something different, they are not your average buyer.
In fact, I think that they have three key qualities.
Firstly, they like a great cup of coffee every time.
Secondly, they want a coffee machine which is a little bit different and unique.
And finally, if necessary, they are willing to pay extra for the right machine.
Pros & Cons
Talking Point: Your coffee maker won’t just be another forgettable gadget on a cluttered work surface.
It will grab attention as a bit of eye candy or because of the exceptional coffee that it brews.
Price: Yes, you guessed it.
You will be paying more for these wonderful brewers than if you opted for something far more run of the mill.
Complexity: A curse of an owning luxury coffee maker is that they provide you with more options, choices, and settings.
Although many of the models in my comparison will allow you to push a button and wait for the coffee to brew, some of the models require you to be much more involved in the process.
To be honest, most of these coffee makers in this post have been chosen primarily for their design- they look stunning.
And apart from that and the fact that each model makes a great cup of coffee, these devices don’t have a lot in common.
Which makes this section quite hard to write.
After all, if this post was about espresso machines, in this section I would be waxing lyrically about bars of pressure or steam wands.
But I have chosen a very diverse range of coffee makers that include an espresso maker, a French press, a cold press, a single serve coffee brewer and a drip machine.
And so I am left with just two features to look out for.
From a cold coffee brewer which wouldn’t look to out of place in one of Harry Potter’s classroom to a sleek vintage style espresso machine, these sophisticated coffee brewers are gorgeous to look at.
From a French press that has two layers of glass to a machine that brews coffee at a perfect temperature of 200 degrees F and onto brewers that include built-in coffee grinders all of these machines offer that little bit extra from most of their peers.
So, without any more hesitation, let’s have a look at our first high-end coffee maker.
Imagine owning a personal cafe and waking up every morning to the stimulating effects of freshly brewed espresso.
Wouldn’t that be pure bliss?
If you are in agreement then the Breville Barista Express Expresso is a dream come true.
This semi-automatic high-end brewer is beautifully designed with attractive stainless steel.
And it performs just as good as more expensive espresso machines.
Nothing tastes better than a cup of espresso brewed from freshly ground coffee beans, with an integrated conical burr grinder the Barista Express reduces coffee beans to grounds seconds before brewing.
The built-in grinder with dose control allows you grind only your desired amount of beans and dose directly into a porta filter – for every cup.
This adjustable dose (and even grind size) gives you the chance to brew a highly personalized espresso drink, one that suits your taste perfectly.
The Barista Express is a machine designed for both a novice in espresso making and an expert barista as it comes with the option of automatic or manual operation.
For the espresso lover with no experience in making espressos, with the pre-set espresso options you can make a single or double shot simply by pushing the right buttons.
To ensure maximum extraction and awesome brew quality, two dual-wall pressurized filters regulate pressure.
And the skilled barista who wants to explore and customize each cup, two single-wall non-pressurized filters give you the liberty to determine the grind size, grind amount and tamping temperature.
For highly flavored and full-bodied espresso, a 15 bar pump and thermocoil heating system regulates water temperature while a flat shower head and pre-brew function ensure appropriate distribution of water throughout the coffee grounds.
Aside from making exceptional espressos, this high-end coffee maker is as beautiful and sturdy as it looks.
It’s made from high-quality materials, has an attractive stainless steel finish and 12 months warranty.
It also has some exotic features.
A cleaning kit and a clean me light which indicates when it requires cleaning.
A stainless steel 360 degree swivel-action steam wand for lattes and cappuccinos.
For safety, it automatically goes to sleep mode after an hour and shuts down after three hours.
The Barista Express is designed to give you absolutely tasty cups of espresso and its easy-to-understand controls make you feel like a skilled barista just by using it.
Hario Double Walled Glass Press
The presence of natural oils in your coffee brew gives it a rich and satisfying taste and drip coffee makers, unfortunately, cannot extract these oils.
This makes a French press coffee maker more valuable than you may realize.
And one that adds a sensual pleasure to the brewing process is the Hario Double Wall Glass Press.
This beautiful French press from Hario uses the most simple and natural process of brewing coffee to produce delicious tasting cups of coffee.
It simply allows coffee to steep in hot water before pressing it through filters made with durable stainless steel mesh and a tight seal to assure the total absence of coffee grounds in your drink, and releasing natural oils in the process.
This coffee maker combines aesthetic and functional features to give coffee making a sensual feel.
To ensure complete extraction of flavor, aroma and oils, it maintains a stable temperature during the brewing process and retains the temperature of the coffee drink for an impressive amount of time.
This is made possible by its double-walled borosilicate glass which also cannot absorb any flavor or aroma.
And the transparent glass body allows you to see the press in action, aside from that, it also makes it easier to pour the correct amount of water; an advantage it has over stainless steel French presses.
This glass body has a capacity of 13.5 oz.
which can be enough for about two persons.
The designs of this high-end coffee maker include an all-natural two-piece Olive wood and a brown leather strap to serve as a handle for the press.
The leather strap and most other parts are removable to aid in cleaning.
For this French press, maintenance is ridiculously easy as the double-walled heat-proof glass body is dishwasher safe.
And for the stainless steel filter, base and mesh, simply unscrew, rinse with a generous amount of water, screw back and keep carefully for later use.
The Hario Double Walled Glass French press is an impressive and classy coffee maker specifically designed to give your taste buds a thrill.
Moccamaster KBTS Coffee Maker
Starting your day with a powerful cup of coffee is a simple way to make your senses come alive.
And you shouldn’t have to wait too long for this refreshing drink, especially during the morning rush hour.
The Moccamaster KBTS, a high-end coffee maker combines speed and temperature to give you a great tasting cup of coffee.
It automatically brews your favorite tasting drip coffee at the optimal temperature of 200°F and within only a few minutes; between 4-6 minutes.
A machine exquisitely crafted in the Netherlands, it adorns your kitchen with its elegant look.
The KBTS coffee maker features a water reservoir with a capacity of 32oz, which gives you 8 cups of coffee.
This water reservoir is transparent and calibrated allowing you to measure the exact amount of water you need.
To ensure absolute extraction of flavor from the coffee grounds, this machine uses a 9-hole spray head to evenly soak up the coffee while brewing.
For a perfect tasting drip coffee, brewing at an optimal temperature is essential and this machine has a high power heating element made from copper specifically designed to brew at the ideal temperature of 200°F and maintains this temperature from start to finish.
This particularly great feature ensures your coffee is nothing short of perfect.
Once the brewing cycle is complete and the water reservoir is empty the heating element automatically shuts off the machine leaving only the power button on to indicate that your brew is ready.
It also comes with a stainless steel thermal carafe which keeps your coffee hot for about an hour.
And to retain its temperature for longer hours simply switch to the included travel lid.
Another great feature is its manual adjust brew basket, a toggle switch allows you to control how fast the coffee flows into the carafe.
In addition to the above great functions, Moccamaster KBTS is very easy to use and its simple and detachable designs let you clean it with ease dislodging any residual particles that may affect the brew quality.
With a 5-year warranty and highly durable materials, this high-end coffee maker is built to keep giving you powerful cups of the coffee year after year.
Any enthusiastic coffee lover knows nothing tastes better than coffee brewed from freshly ground coffee beans.
And for that perfect tasting brew, a perfect coffee maker is required especially one with grind and brew features.
With a powerful built-in burr grinder, the Cuisinart Burr Grind and Brew coffee maker automatically reduce fresh coffee beans to grounds before fully extracting its aroma and flavor during the brewing process.
This high-end coffee maker is a 24-hour fully programmable brewer and brews up to 12 cups of great tasting coffee.
To brew a perfect tasting cup of coffee, the coffee flavor has to be completely extracted during the brewing process and this is only possible if the beans are ground to the ideal size just before brewing – not too coarse and not too smooth either.
With a preset optimum medium grind, this gadget ensures absolute extraction of flavor and aroma.
Its built-in burr grinder also has a grind-control feature which lets you choose the exact amount of beans to grind depending on the number of coffee cups you need – usually between 2 to 12.
Another great feature is the ability to choose the strength of your brew, a strength selector button allows you to choose between strong, medium or mild coffee giving you the exact brew quality you need anytime.
And even more exciting is its water filter, since coffee is predominantly water the quality of your coffee drink is also affected by the quality of water.
This means bad tasting water equals bad tasting coffee.
To avoid this, the Cuisinart Burr Grind and Brew has an added Charcoal water filter which removes all traces of chlorine, odors and bad taste brewing you a perfect cup of coffee with perfect water.
This high-end coffee maker not only brews coffee from freshly ground beans but can also brew from traditional coffee grounds.
To do this, simply turn off the burr grinder by pressing the Grind off button before turning on the brewer and brew using traditional coffee grounds.
With this coffee maker, you need not to worry about forgetting to shut it down because it automatically shuts down after 30 minutes.
The fully automated bring and brew comes with a measuring scoop instruction manual, a troubleshooting manual, and three years warranty.
Yama Cold Brew Tower
If you truly enjoy cold brewed coffee and wouldn’t mind brewing it yourself every once in a while.
Or you’re looking for an exotic piece which doubles as a coffee maker, either for your house or your coffee shop.
Well, you just found it.
The Yama Cold Brew Drip Tower is as classic and stylish as a coffee maker gets.
This stunning high-end coffee maker almost looks nothing like a coffee machine.
With looks that belong more to a laboratory than a kitchen, it astonishes you with great tasting cold brewed coffee.
It is designed to have four non-porous borosilicate glass jars fit into a wooden tower.
From the topmost jar to the bottom jar this coffee maker delicately and slowly brews you a smooth and acid-free cold-brewed coffee drink.
To start the brewing process, cold water and ice cubes are placed in the topmost glass jar which acts as a cold-water reservoir and the coffee grounds are placed in the following glass jar.
Cold water from the water reservoir drips into the cylinder containing coffee grounds, liquid coffee escapes through a permanent ceramic filter and drips into a spiral glass tube, the cold brew eventually collects at the bottom of the final glass jar.
The process is slow and thorough reaching up to 3-4 hours and the resulting cold brew is smooth, acid-free and truly refreshing.
The ice cubes maintain the cold temperatures throughout the extraction and brewing process ensuring a smooth and acid-free coffee drink.
The cold water reservoir has an adjustable valve at its bottom to control the drip frequency ( preferably 1-1.5 seconds) which in turn controls the boldness of the brew.
Since a brewing cycle lasts for a few hours and requires the coffee grounds to remain immersed in water for long, fine grounds will give a bitter drink.
Therefore, a tasty and flavorful cold-brewed coffee will require coarse coffee grounds.
This classy high end coffee maker has a capacity of 32 oz.
and the bottom glass decanter has a lid so your cold brewed beverage can be covered and stored in your refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Also, the glass jars are non-porous and do not absorb flavor or aroma ensuring your brew quality remains unchanged.
As a passionate coffee lover, a handy coffee machine capable of satisfying your coffee craving just as they come should be ever readily available on your kitchen counter, office desk or bedside table.
And that ideal handy coffee machine should be reliable, easy to operate and gives you wonderful results in seconds.
The Keurig K250 is a coffee maker with handy designs and the amazing features of a reliable and portable brewer.
This slim and sleek machine is a single serve coffee maker designed to produce smooth, rich and great tasting coffee drink after every brewing cycle.
And you can have your favorite brew-styles; either flavored coffee, decaf, mild or even strong coffee.
You can give the K250 brewing instructions via a two-inch touch screen which is super easy to operate and smoothens your brewing experience.
It has a 40 oz.
water reservoir which will provide you with 4+ delicious tasting coffee cups, allowing for multiple cup refills before another brewing cycle.
And each brewing cycle takes less than a minute.
The water reservoir can be removed, this makes refilling it stress free.
This concise unit comes with 4 K-cup pods, a water filter handle plus two water filters and a bottle of descaling solution to aid proper maintenance and elongate brewer’s lifespan.
The K250 offers a lot of brew size flexibility as it is compatible with 4 different pod sizes; K-cup, K-vue, K-mug, and K-carafe.
It’s also compatible with the Keurig Plus Series My K-Cup Reusable Ground Coffee Filter.
With a small countertop footprint, this coffee maker can easily be described as portable and looks incredibly good despite being made of mostly plastics.
This brewer also has a strength control setting which allows determining the strength and boldness of your brew with any K-Cup brew size.
Provided it’s properly maintained and cleaned regularly, Keurig K250 has a fairly long lifespan.
Descaling the machine using the provided descaling solution is a good and recommended maintenance practice.
This simple coffee maker is available in a variety of bright colors – red, white, light blue, black and lots more.
With its beautiful design and impressive features, Keurig K250 can easily pass as the best K-Cup coffee maker.
Breville Nespresso Creatista
An easy way to kick the habit of always hitting the snooze button of your alarm clock is to get a super performing single serve coffee maker.
If you’re in doubt, try it.
And just any single serve coffee maker wouldn’t do the trick.
A simple and straightforward machine that produces amazing results is more like it and the Breville Nespresso Creatista is one to go with.
Impressively designed in attractive shinning silver, this coffee and espresso machine produces your favorite café beverages (both black coffee and milk-based recipes) only by simply popping an Original Nespresso capsule and pressing a button.
And with an attached milk frother you can comfortably create high-quality Latte art in your kitchen.
It features more than five beverage selections; Luongo, Ristretto, Espresso, Cappuccino, Flat White, Café Latte, Latte Macchiato, with this exotic piece your home transforms to a coffee shop and you become a skilled barista – almost like a fairy tale, right?
Fortunately, it’s absolutely true.
And there are settings that allow you to adjust coffee volume, milk temperature and mixture with a fast 3 seconds heat-proof time.
And to create iced drink simply pour the drink over ice.
To ensure complete extraction of flavor and aroma from coffee capsules, a 19-bar high-pressure pump rapidly heats up to an ideal brewing temperature – in just 10 seconds – this produces a barrister-style brew every time.
This high-performance pump automatically shuts down after 9 minutes to conserve energy.
The Nespresso Creatista also features a high-resolution display to lead you through all the settings, preparation, and maintenance.
To help you make your favorite coffee and espresso beverages, its added milk frother is automatic with 11 different milk temperature settings and 8 texture levels.
A Nespresso Original capsule welcome kit containing different capsules with unique aroma profiles is present in each machine as a complimentary gift.
The Creatista has a water tank of 1.5L capacity, a stainless steel barista milk jug, an auto-purge steam process, and a fast cleaning process.
Its amazing features coupled with a 2-year warranty from its manufacturers make the Nespresso Creatista hit the mark for the best coffee and espresso machine.