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If you can’t function without coffee, you need a coffee maker, 4 cup or single serve, espresso or latte, programmable or fully automatic, we review the top rated coffee makers.

Nespresso Citiz C111 Espresso Machines

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If you’re looking for a compact powerful coffee maker that will save time and bring excellent quality drinks to your kitchen, consider the Nespresso Citiz C111. This small filter espresso machine uses pod technology so there are no problems with a grinder, just choose one of the flavor capsules like cappuccino from nespresso and enjoy excellently produced coffee.

One negative found while testing the Citiz c111 is that its only a one cup making it a single brew coffee maker, despite it’s ease of use if you have a large family or often have guests round it may take longer to brew your drinks, it’s probably a good choice to get a 4 cup maker instead.

Coming in black and chrome the citiz c11 Italian espresso maker looks a smart machine sat on the kitchen top. With a Pivoting cup tray, I have noticed when compared to most of its competitors, it has a big advantage as most cup trays can only fit a certain size glass or cup. The c111 top coffee maker also accommodates tall glasses, a handy feature if you like cappuccinos, it doubles up as tea and coffee maker when purchasing extra pods.

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It’s simple to use, take an espresso pod and open the top of this cool coffee maker and place the pod in the compartment. Close the lid and press the brew button, it’s a good coffee maker for all ages! Once you have enjoyed your hot drink, open the lid, and the pod falls into the bin within the espresso maker, after that it’s ready to use again. It’s an inexpensive and popular espresso machine considering its versatility.

The Nespresso Citiz C111 Espresso Maker comes with 18 flavour pods in the box so you can start brewing straight away. Including an ‘Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother’, this coffee maker has a premium feature which sets it apart, it froths milk! Just press the on button and it steams and froths milk into foam. A cool new feature for home coffee makers which is worth remembering in comparison with others.

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Zojirushi EC-YSC100 Fresh Brew Instant Coffee Maker

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The fresh brew plus electric coffee maker from Zojirushi is a bean to cup coffee machine using vacuum insulation technology to keep coffee hot for the maximum time, making it the best coffee maker for office. The reason for this is most coffee makers use a hot plate, meaning your coffee often gets burned, it’s a great semi automatic espresso machine with many buttons to change temperature and brewing process it’s one of the best programmable coffee makers available.

The EC-YSC100 has a thumb activated lid, keeping your coffee warm for as long as possible while making pouring coffee simple, the ergonomic design means your coffee stays fresh and hot for longer. It’s a stainless steel coffee maker that is BPA free, BPA is a potentially harmful chemical used in manufacturing plastics and resins, it can interfere with the endocrine system of glands.

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A removable water tank means there’s no messing around having to move the entire coffee maker just to fill it up, just detach the water tank and add water to the desired level, add ground coffee to the filter and then press the on button, it’s as simple as that!

Nespresso Citiz C111 Espresso Maker
K-Cup Technology (One at a time)
Milk frother
Auto power off after 9 min
Auto and programmable coffee volume
Zojirushi EC-YSC100 Fresh Brew Plus Coffee Maker
10 Cup capacity
Over 200 degrees Temperature
Removable water tank
Programmable coffeemaker
Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System
K-Cup Technology (One at a time)
4 colors - Black, Rhubarb, Blue and White
Low noise Technology
Choose from three cup sizes

Zojirushi claims that the greatest temperature for brewing coffee is 200°F

One awesome feature of this Zojirushi EC-YSC100 Fresh Brew Plus Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker is that you can program its to make coffee for when you wake up! Setting it up is easy too, all you need to do is press the timer button and then change the time on the clock to whatever time you would like to make coffee for and press the start button. If you’re short on time in the morning setting it to 7 AM when you wake up does save precious minutes.

If you have owned a coffee maker you likely appreciate how difficult they can be to clean, this isn’t the case here. The filter baskets can be removed as well as the water tank, the EC-YSC100 even lets you know when cleaning is recommended, having its own button that lights up.

On amazon it is among the best rated coffee makers, Zojirushi are one of the best coffee brands.
Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System Review

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Firstly it’s important to note that this simple coffee maker can take a K-cup and reusable coffee filters, this is great if you prefer a specific blend when drinking coffee. Simply fill up a reusable filter, fill the water reservoir and brew your coffee, personally this is my favorite coffee pod machine. If you like making drinks for guests using a pod coffee machine can be a little time consuming, it’s far from a 10 or 12 cup coffee maker.

The Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System is a filter coffee machine available in 4 colors, and includes a 12 pack of coffee blends to get you started. In comparison to the 200 degrees from zojirushi the Keurig K45 coffee making machine brews coffee at 192 degrees, which they feel is the perfect temperature to brew coffee at, it’s technology during brewing makes it one of the top coffee machines.

Once you turn the Keurig Elite on it takes about 4 minutes to reach 192 degrees, after it has reached that heat it took about 70 seconds to brew coffee. If you’re interested in saving energy then you will no doubt appreciate the keurig’s auto off feature, turning off 2 hours after your last brew. If you don’t want it to automatically turn off, switch the feature off, It’s a useful feature to have a coffee maker with a timer built in, to deliver caffeine right when you need it.

With 3 different brewing sizes you can control how much coffee you can make, a useful feature for when you have friends and family round, or when you’re just looking for quick energy before dashing out. Currently there are over 200 different K-cup flavors available so you won’t be short of choice. If like me, you enjoy a certain blend, the K45 Elite has you covered, just fill a reusable K-cup with your mix and you’re good to go, this feature makes it a great latte machine at home!

This coffee maker is adaptable, if you don’t feel like coffee simply switch the filter and enjoy iced tea, hot chocolate or even a festive drink. I appreciate the water quality I get once filtered, it does make a difference in how fresh and crisp it tastes, I add in freshly squeezed lemon juice and it’s great.

Unfortunately the K45 Elite brewing system only comes with one filter which is a little unfortunate, but they are inexpensive and easy to obtain. It’s also a good travel coffee maker due to its excellent design, also a good choice for the office, just not during peak hours!

After you’re finished brewing, remove the K-Cup and wipe down the outside of the coffee machine with a damp non-abrasive cloth. Remove and discard water in the drip tray, if needed, and wipe it clean. The drip tray is not dishwasher safe. You’ll want to empty and rinse the water reservoir every few days. To keep water moving through the machine, clean the filter screen and water Reservoir every week or so.

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It’s a close call between the Keurig and the Zojirushi thermal coffee maker, on usability and not looks it just goes to the Zojirushi EC-YSC10. Amazon users comment on the ‘clean and fresh’ quality of the coffee made with the Zojirushi EC-YSC100 Fresh Brew Plus, some even claiming it’s best tasting coffee they’ve had. Currently it has no 3 star or below reviews, with a huge 84% giving it 5/5 stars. The only negative comment to find is that it’s a little expensive, if you’re a coffee aficionado, it will no doubt be worth the price, the Keurig is a simple and great cheap coffee maker too, at a more affordable price perhaps the keurig is the best value coffee maker/espresso machine under 100.

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