5 Reasons Best Bean To Cup Coffee Machine Is Actually A Great Thing
In the past we were skeptical about fully automated machines that create coffee from bean to cup. But they have really improved in recent years. They can make high-quality coffee at the touch of an button.
Many models also come with milk components that heat and froth your milk for lattes, cappuccinos and macchiatos. Pricier models even remember your preferred drink settings for future use.
1. Delonghi Magnifica Smart
While many coffee experts claim bean-to-cup equipment is ‘unclean’ and from bean to cup should be avoided however this model from Delonghi takes a different approach. While most bean-to-cup machines involve no input from the user from grinding to extraction, this one (like both Sage Oracle Touch and the Sage Barista Pro) asks the user to participate in the process, filling and tamping the portafilter, just like a professional barista would. It’s a fantastic feature, especially if your goal is to feel a little more in control of the process but it also means extra cleaning as well.
In our test of the Magnifica Smart, we found that the Magnifica Smart excelled at making a variety of coffee styles. Its smart features include the automatic switch to ground coffee. This could be an invaluable feature if you do not always have whole bean to cup espressomaschine coffee available. It can also keep up to four user profiles so that the entire family can enjoy their favorite coffees at the touch of the button. Dual-height drip trays are also a useful design feature. They prevent espresso from being brewed above the cup, and then spilling onto the edge.
Its ‘pre-set’ drinks menu includes classic drinks such as cappuccino, latte and macchiato and it comes with a super-fast steam wand which makes it easy to produce perfectly frothed and frothed milk to suit these types of drinks. We like the simple controls as well as the sleek stainless steel and classic look of this model too – it’s definitely one that you put on your shortlist.
2. Sage Barista Pro
If you’re serious about your coffee – whether it’s dark, rich and strong or soft, sweet and smooth – then a bean to cup machine is an excellent investment. The key to making a great espresso cup is consistency, since weight, temperature and pressure have to combine with near-mathematical accuracy to create the perfect shot. This top-quality appliance from the reputable kitchen brand Sage (known as Breville in the US and Australia) is among the best.
This is dual boiler model that comes with an integrated grinder that is suitable for grinding your own coffee beans as well as brewing coffee according to your personal taste. It also has up to four user profiles so that family members can save their preferences for their preferred drink settings. You can alter the flavor and aroma by using the touch screen menu.
The main drawback of the Barista Pro is that it’s a little fiddly to use for novices, especially when it involves dosing and tamping the portafilter – you need a special tamper that can help you create a good crema while espresso is brewing. That said, the machine comes with a number of useful features that make it more than enough for advanced home baristas.
It has a steam power wand that can make even amateur latte art look passable and it’s the quietest machine that we’ve tested. It’s also very flexible, since you can select between drip or filter coffee bean machine and a variety of sizes.
3. Jura E8
Jura is famous for its premium automated coffee machines that blend stunning design with simple operation and the best cup. The E8 is not an exception. It is equipped with the latest brewing technology to offer some of the best drinks around but at a lower price point than other Jura machines.
The PEP (Pulse Extraction Procedure) is an essential feature. It pushes water through the ground in small intervals, improving extraction time and flavor. Professional baristas usually aim for espresso shots with an extraction time of 20-30 seconds – the E8 achieves this with ease.
This machine has high-resolution screens and a wide range of buttons that are simple to use. It allows you to modify your drink to your preferences. It’s able to create 15 different beverage options, like espresso, ristretto macchiato, cappuccino and many more. You can also alter the density of the milk froth and choose from eight different strengths to create the perfect cup every time.
The machine is made primarily of stainless steel with a beautiful chrome finish. It will look gorgeous in your kitchen. It’s slightly bigger than other bean-tocup machines on the market but still very compact at 13.6 x 11 x 17.5. You can save your favorite drinks to the app or on the touchscreen menu to avoid having to repeat the steps each morning!
4. Cuisinart DCM 800
If you’re planning to make your own coffee at home to the same quality as a cafe, it is essential that you use precisely ground beans. The best bean-to-cup coffee machine has a burr grinder which will grind the beans to the right texture for the coffee type. These machines also have different features, like the milk frother, which can be used to make a variety of frothy drinks.
Cuisinart’s Grind & Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker is an impressive piece of coffeemaking technology providing a professional-looking burr crusher integrated into the coffee making process. This is a wonderful feature since you don’t need a separate grinder and coffee maker. The DirectFlow grind assembly is able to effortlessly move the freshly ground coffee out of the burr grinder right into the brewing basket for a quick and easy brew.
The machine offers a variety of brewing options. It can be used with tall mugs as well as shorter coffee mug. The coffeemaker will brew the cup you want with the click of an button. It can also be programmed at an exact time.
The model comes with a built-in burr grinder with 18 settings ranging from coarse to fine. Cuisinart claims that it can grind for 12 cups in just 40 seconds, but this is quite a bit over the top and will depend on the kind of beans you use, the water temperature, and the optimal brewing ratio.