Not all pod coffee machines are created equal. These options are like having a barista only a button away, meaning you will never need to leave your house for a hot cup to-go again. Your first morning sip is worth investing in, and these coffee makers are easy to use and provide delicious results. You’ll get a perfect cup of coffee morning, noon, or night—and the machine will never spell your name wrong.
Nespresso is the way to go if you are considered purchasing a coffee pod machine. Take every single ounce of the hassle out of your morning caffeine routine because all you need to do is load the coffee of your choice, choose your cup size, and push a button. There is a really wide range of Nespresso coffees to choose from, too: more than 15 varieties of brewed coffee and 10 espressos. No matter which pod you put in, this machine will use an intelligent extraction system to read the barcode on its rim and automatically adjust the brewing parameters. In a matter of seconds, you will smell the blissful aroma of fresh coffee and, perhaps, notice your family forming a line behind you. The machine holds up to 1.2 liters of water and automatically discards used pods into a side container.
Keurig is arguably the best known name in the pod coffee game, but only the K-Elite will give you a hyper customizable coffee to suit all your caffeine needs in less than minute. It can brew across multiple cup sizes (4-12oz), holds 75 oz of water, and comes with a removable drip tray so you can fit your travel mug. Choose from the default, Strong Brew, or Iced setting depending on your needs for the day—you can also get instant hot water for the tea drinkers in the house. You can also program the temperature, automate when it turns on and off, and adjust the settings according to your altitude.
The Esperta 2 is an ideal way to make a professional-grade cup of coffee right from your kitchen. It operates using 15 bars of pressure to extract the perfect amount of coffee from each capsule. Choose from all the Dolce Gusto options including chai, espresso, iced latte, cappuccino, dark roast, and more—you can fill up more than 10 cups without having to replenish the water. It has an A energy rating and will automatically turn off after 5 minutes of being inactive.
The Sboly Coffee Brewer can handle just about anything you might think to throw at it, including your favorite local beans. A simple button will let you choose between the traditional pod-style method and a single cup of your preferred grounds. When you’re done, press two more buttons and the Sboly will begin a self-cleaning process. In just under 3 minutes you will have the perfect cup of coffee made with your favorite flavors and from your favorite beans.