The best bean to cup coffee machines to help you work from home

We've found six of the best bean to cup coffee machines which will let you play barista from the comfort of your home

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Want that barista style coffee you crave? The best bean to cup coffee machine will satisfy what your taste buds desire, and more! Sure, they may be bulky and be a little more than you are wanting to spend but imagine if you could grind beans, froth milk and sip a shot of the good stuff just when you want it...

This more than makes up for any doubts you may have about taking the plunge in buying one of the best coffee machines out there which can be chosen to slot into tight spots and sit pretty in the hub of your home, or home office. Below you'll see that we have selected six quality machines for your consideration. These have made our shortlist based on what we know about the brand, functionalities, ease of use, price, how other customers are getting on with it and how we got on with in during testing a couple of them in our own homes.

Keep scrolling to find out where your next cup of coffee is coming from and which machine you will be perfecting those barista skills of yours – you'll be king or queen of the beans in no time.

Best bean to cup coffee machine

Miele CM6150 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine

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1. Miele CM6150 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine

This is the best bean to cup coffee machine you can buy

Specifications
Best for: Barista coffee
No. of programmes: 9
Pressure: 15 bar
Dimensions: H35.9 x W25.1 x D42.7cm
Reasons to buy
+Save your favourite profiles+Prepare two cups at the same time+Built-in milk system+Quick & easy to use
Reasons to avoid
-None we can think of

City slickers will love this black coffee machine. It offers nine pre-programmed coffees at the touch of a button, an integrated burr grinder to preserve all those lovely flavours, and a cleaning function to keep your new appliance looking like a professional.

As with all Miele appliances this bean to cup coffee machine has been rigorously tested to the equivalent of 20 years. That's three cups of a day for 20 years (over 25,000 coffees!) so you can buy with confidence that this machine will not only make you a wonderful brew but it will last for a very long time.

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2. Fisher & Paykel 60cm Built-in Coffee Maker

Best integrated bean to cup coffee machine

Specifications
Best for: Seamless living
No. of programmes: 13
Pressure: 15 bar
Dimensions: H45.8 x W59.6 x D48cm
Reasons to buy
+Set a start time for each day+Self-cleaning function+Built-in for keeping worktops clear
Reasons to avoid
-None we can think of

This all-black bit of kit will appeal to minimalists who champion good design, while satisfying even the most discerning of coffee aficionados. For the princely sum of around £2,000 you get a conical grinder, thermal milk jug and 13 different drinks options. You can even programme it to start making your favourite coffee at the same time every morning!

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3. Breville VCF126 Barista Max Coffee Machine

A top option for using ground or grinding beans

Specifications
Best for: Grinding beans and using ground beans
No. of programmes: Info not available
Pressure: 15 bar
Dimensions: H40.7 x W34.7 x D32.2 cm
Reasons to buy
+Built-in grinder+Milk frother+Customisable extraction temperature and other features+Good value
Reasons to avoid
-Could do with a temperature indicator

Make your beans the star of the show with this coffee shop-style machine, currently just £299, that also takes ground coffee. It has an integrated grinder and milk frother, while a stainless steel milk jug completes the timeless set.

During testing, our reviewer felt that this bean to cup coffee machine is a stylish option for near-esteemed home coffee brewers that are looking to go pro. She felt that the equipment it comes with – built-in grinder,  milk frother and customisable extraction – was top notch which makes it sound even more delicious. It's money well spent and one which could easily replicate your fave coffee shop coffee.

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4. Melitta Purista Automatic Espresso Machine

This is the best bean to cup coffee machine for espresso lovers

Specifications
Best for: Making espressos
No. of programmes: Info not available
Pressure: Info not available
Dimensions: H32.5 x W20 x D45.5cm
Reasons to buy
+Two cup mode+Adjustable height of the coffee dispenser+Adjustable coffee strength
Reasons to avoid
-No milk function-Only makes black coffee

This fully automatic coffee machine sets shiny black or silver detailing against matt black casing to elegant effect. Designed for espresso drinkers (there's no milk function), you can make two shots at the same time with very convenient operation using buttons and knobs.

Prefer it in a gold hue? It's available as a limited edition when you shop direct at Melitta.

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5. Sage Barista Express BES875UK Bean to Cup Coffee Machine

This is a good coffee machine to hone in on those barista skills

Specifications
Best for:
No. of programmes: Info not available
Pressure: 15 bar
Dimensions: H40 x W33 x D31cm
Reasons to buy
+Adjustable coffee strength+Steam wand+Looks really nice
Reasons to avoid
-Can take a bit of getting used to

Here's another machine for coffee lovers who want both the old-fashioned European bar look and the ease of modern technology. Priced at £549, it creates full-flavoured espressos and frothy cappuccinos, pleasing everybody.

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6. Jura ENA 8 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine

Best smart bean to cup coffee machine, with an app and everything!

Specifications
Best for: Smart controls
No. of programmes: 10
Pressure: Info not available
Dimensions: H33cm x W28cm x D44cm
Reasons to buy
+Wireless ready+One touch controls+Looks super smart (& is super smart)+Available in three colours
Reasons to avoid
-Wireless control may not be for everyone

This coffee machine serves dreamy coffee at the touch of a button, with an accompanying app for remote activation from bed. You can make ten different specialists including Macchiato, Latte Macchiato and Flat White which you can quickly select from the 2.8" TFT display.

Simple, compact and stylish, it's available in a few finishes including black, Sunset Red and Nordic White. Oh, and it's easy to keep clean too – win!

What's the best bean to cup coffee machine?

To recap... the best bean to cup coffee machine is the Miele CM6150 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine. It looks really neat and makes a really delicious coffee. It'll easily prepare two drinks for when you and your partner in crime need a little pick-me-up, or a shot of a stronger espresso.

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