Each type of coffee machine offers a different level of control, convenience, speed and affordability.
Let us break down the types of coffee machines you can buy and what they do. This will allow you to make an informed choice when buying.
Espresso machines offer a complete barista experience. They tailor coffee to your tastebuds and deliver a rich, flavourful drink. Some come with milk frother wands for cappuccinos and more. In contrast, a filter coffee maker creates a decent cup of americano for an affordable price. Choose an espresso machine if you're a coffee enthusiast and your budget can allow it.
Pods made by Bosch Tassimo and DeLonghi Nescafe Dolce Gusto can be recycled via the Podback recycling scheme. Register to get them collected from your home or take them to a local collection point.
This depends on whether you live in a hard water area. If so, you'll want to descale once a month. Or, if you live in a soft water area, you'll want to descale every three months. This will keep your coffee tasting its best.
No, all brands create different pods, which do not necessarily fit inside other coffee machines. Bosch uses Tassimo pods, whereas De'Longhi requires Nescafe Dolce Gusto pods. Both brands provide a wide range of options, including lattes, americanos, hot chocolates and teas. Plus flavoured coffee like vanilla and caramel. Tassimo also offers Kenco and Costa pods if you're a loyal brand lover.