Five *Must-Have* Coffee Machines For The Caffeine Lover On A Budget

A recent study has shown that a huge 20% of commuters in the UK visit a coffee shop at least once a day. Think about how much money you’re spending on coffee a week! In fact, we found out recently that you could potentially save to become a millionaire if you stop buying coffees on your weekday commutes. All the more reason to invest in a one of these great coffee machines for you kitchen at home!

With a wide variety of affordable instant coffee machines available, you can make delicious drinks at home without resorting to nasty powders or spending a grand on a professional brewing station. Here are five of the most affordable and easy to use coffee machines.

1. Krups Dolce Gusto
Price: £70

The standard issue of the Dolce Gusto series. You’ll be paying an extra £30 more than the Oblo model but not risking losing that optimum water pressure as a result of the 15 bar pump pressure (whatever that means, we’re assuming it’s good).

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Image credit: Krups

2. Starbucks Verismo
Price: £35

One for fans of bargains and frothy milk drinks that have the brand quality assurance. The Verismo is able to use frothy milk pods to create Starbucks style cappuccinos and lattes.

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Image credit: Starbucks

3. Nespresso Pixie
Price: £90

On the upper end of budget, this Nespresso machine is a sleek and modern take on the every-person’s coffee machine. With a speciality for cracking espresso, check out the Pixie if you consider your palate-refined to stronger tastes.

Image credit: Nespresso

Image credit: Nespresso

4. Lavazza ‘Minu’
Price: £35

A simple and compact coffee maker for the caffeine-addict on the move. With a one-button function and minimal price tag, the Minu is the sweetest machine for broke students and global nomads alike.

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Image credit: Debenhams

5. Nescafe Dolce Gusto Oblo
Price: £45

Currently on sale at most retailers at a discount of half price, this simple pod machine looks awesome and makes delicious coffee every time. It comes with a free pack of six taster pods with purchase as well.

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Image credit: Nescafe