The Best Instant Coffee Makers Reviewed and Tested
When we say instant coffee, we are referring to the coffee made from pods or discs.
When we say instant coffee, we are referring to the coffee made from pods or discs. Yes, many coffee experts – snotty snobs, if others are to be believed – say that the resulting beverage is inferior to the likes of espresso.
Then again, nobody has the right to tell somebody else what to love and hate in coffee. Let’s face it - coffee has always been and will always be a matter of personal taste, preference and passion. So, when you say that coffee in a pod is your favourite coffee, you are entitled to your own opinion and you should not let others disrespect your choice, too.
With that being said, here are the best pod coffee makers that we have tested and reviewed. Take note that these are generally positive reviews, which means that your final choice will boil down to your personal preferences in the pod coffee maker.
Krups XN2100 Nespresso Aeroccino Essenza
Krups is a world-famous manufacturer of kitchen appliances including pod coffee makers of which one of the bestsellers is the XN2100 Nespresso Aeroccino Essenza. Don’t be intimidated by the sophisticated-sounding name because it is easy to use, thanks to its simple two-button control system. You must use the standalone milk frother to achieve the creamy froth that separates good coffee from the middling ones.
You can also use the flow stop function to control the amount of coffee dispensed, thus, giving you the benefit of coffee personalised to your palate. It can hold up to 10 capsules of coffee pods and 1 litre of water.
Magimix M100 Nespresso
Yet another pod coffee maker that delivers great cups of coffee is the Magimix M100 Nespresso. As can be expected, the pairing of these two giants results in only the best coffee possible with pods. Think of the possibilities of the combination of the technological expertise of Magimix combined with the delicious flavours of Nespresso.
The pod coffee maker features an innovative capsule loading system, which holds the capsule in perfect position for a no-mess, no-hassle coffee in seconds. You can also adjust for small and large cups with its programmable water quantity control, thus, allowing for stronger or weaker coffee depending on your taste. And speaking of flavours, there are a dozen flavours to choose from including Decaffeinato, Arpeggio, Livanto, Rosabaya de Colombia and Finezzo Lungo – just a few of the 16 Grand Crus.
Keurig Special Edition B60
The Keurig Special Edition B60 is special in many ways. You can brew not just the perfect cup of coffee but also the perfect cups of tea and hot cocoa. You can even enjoy an iced beverage within minutes and with just a touch of the right button. Talk about a multi-functional coffee maker and the B60 is on top of the list.
Its programmable features related to the water temperature, the cup size, and the energy mode further aid the brewing process. With its Quiet-Brew Technology, you don’t even have to worry about the noise waking up the neighbours.
You may also use the B60 for coffee grounds instead of coffee pods, which reinforces the versatility of this coffee maker. If you are hesitant to purchase this product because of its high price, its great features that make for fast, easy and convenient enjoyment of delicious coffee every day may well take you in.
Bosch TAS6515UC Tassimo Single-Serve Coffee Brewer
Where the previous instant coffee maker use pods, the Bosch Tassimo uses T-discs with barcode technology. The liquid coffee is poured directly from the T-disc to the cup, thus, making for a no-fuss, no-hassle and no-measurement preparation. Just press the button and your coffee is ready within a minute – that’s as instant as you can get and still get gourmet coffee.
As you use the Tassimo, your first observation will be just how quiet it is and yet how efficient with the fresh tap water poured into it heating up almost immediately. The barcode on the T-disc automatically sets the strength of the coffee although you can also use the manual override. This way, you can either have a smaller-sized but stronger java or a larger-sized but weaker coffee.
Like the pod coffee makers, the Tassimo also offers many flavours to choose from. You can even make a home coffee bar of your own, with flavours like Starbucks Café Verona, Starbucks House Blend, Gevalia Signature Blend, and Suchard Hot Chocolate Syrup.
Indeed, whoever it was who said that instant coffee cannot hold a candle to other types of coffee have yet to try these excellent coffee makers.