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Indians are a culturally diverse bunch but is largely a tea drinking community. Although our southern states do have a splendid coffee scene, for the rest of us coffee always is that tepid Bru or Nescafe instant coffees.
Interestingly there exist several coffee kinds on each continent but as a hot beverage 11 types are popular all over the globe. These are Caffè Americano, Café Latte/Café au lait, Cappuccino, Espresso, Flat White, Long Black, Macchiato/Piccolo Latte, Mochaccino, Irish Coffee, Vienna and Affogato. Thanks to globalization and changing Indian culture we are gradually acquiring a taste for coffee.
Brewing that cup of fresh coffee for ages has been a complicated process and people all over the world rely on the baristas to serve them the best fill of cup every day. We Indians, on the other hand, are savvier and prefer brewing our own coffee. Fortunately, we have some great coffee machines available in India that make your way to a great coffee hassle free.
How to pick a coffee maker?
Today coffee makers are available in large variations and choice of the ideal one has to be an informed decision. Depending on whether you are picking a coffee machine for home or office use, consider the following:
For home use, you definitely want a coffee machine that has scheduled brewing. This feature is available in most basic models. You can just fill in the coffee grounds and water/milk in the machine and set the timer. Every morning you will have a nice cup of coffee ready without any efforts.
However, with coffee machines for offices, you do not need the scheduling feature as it is not as important as the brewing speed. In a usual office environment coffee needs to be dispensed faster that requires a powerful machine.
How many servings do you expect from your coffee maker at home? 3-4 or 5 at most, but when you want to brew coffee for employees the number can easily go up to 10-12 cups.
There are excellent coffee machines for homes available in India that can brew up to 10 cups of coffee at a given time. Depending on how big is your family or how often you entertain guests, choose the right model. For offices, you need the best commercial coffee machine so that you don’t keep your employees waiting every time they want their caffeine fix.
Number of lanes
If you are looking for a coffee machine for home use then you really don’t have to care about the number of lanes available in the machine. But a coffee maker for office has to have multiple lanes so that it can prepare several beverages and you don’t need to put up several dispensers.
Most popular for office setups are 4 lane coffee vending machines that can brew coffee, tea, soups, etc. Consider this when you are picking a coffee machine for office use.
Best Coffee Machine in India For Home
1. Philips HD7431/20 Coffee Maker
Philips is one of the most preferred consumer electronics brands in India. The Philips HD7431/20 Coffee Maker is an excellent drip coffee maker with innovative inbuilt features. You also get an eye-catching design with the coffee maker that looks good in your kitchen.
Philips HD7431/20 is an ideal coffee maker for a family of 4 as it can prepare 4-5 cups of coffee in one go. It measures 0.92 liters. As a drip coffee maker, you are ensured to get unaltered and perfectly brewed coffee. The coffee flask is detachable and easy to clean.
Dishwasher safe, easy to clean
Capacity of 0.92 Liters
Takes 10 minutes to prepare coffee
Power of 700 watts/230 volts
2 years warranty
Easy to use
Last remaining droplets inside the boiler make a loud noise.
2. Morphy Richards New Europa 800-Watt Espresso and Cappuccino 4-Cup Coffee Maker
Do you often crave professional grade Cappuccino or Espresso? Then Morphy Richards New Europa is the best coffee machine to get your caffeine fix whenever you want.
The Morphy Richards New Europa 800-Watt Espresso and Cappuccino 4-Cup Coffee Maker is an incredible machine that is a multi-tasker. You can make soul brewing latte, espresso or cappuccino in any blend you want. With a powerful motor at the heart, you won’t have to wait for long to get your coffee. The only drawback is no proper space for water intake that may require manual processing.
Can make up to 4 cups
Makes latte, espresso and cappuccino
Power of 800 watts/230 volts
Sleek and compact design
Heat resistant glass carafe
800 W Motor
No water indicator present
3. Preethi Cafe Zest Drip Coffee Maker (CM210)
An Indian brand, Preethi Cafe Zest Drip is the best filter coffee machine in India. This coffee maker comes with an inbuilt powerful heater to fasten the brewing process. With an elegant design it is an ideal coffee maker for any home. The powerful heater makes it efficient and it also comes with ABS shockproof plastic body making it durable.
Heat sensitive shock proof ABS body
Water level indicator
Power of 450 watts/230 volts
An economical product
Shockproof ABS body
Available in multiple colours
Product quality is not as fine as other products on the list
4. Prestige PCMD 1.0 650-Watt Espresso Coffee Maker
If you want the best coffee machine for your home to enjoy filter coffee then you have to get your hands on the Prestige PCMD 1.0 650-Watt Espresso Coffee Maker. With anti-drip mechanism, advanced mesh filter and advanced brewing technology, this machine guarantees you an awesome cup of coffee at any time and in the comforts of your home.
The name Prestige adds trust factor to this product and you will not be disappointed to choose the Prestige PCMD 1.0.
Stylish elegant design
Advanced brewing technology
Advanced mesh filter
Water level indicator
Power of 650 watts/230 volts
1 Year Warranty
Easy to clean and use
Compact nifty design
Anti-drip valve to prevent dripping when the carafe is removed
Water level indicator
Excess steam is released automatically via steam vent
No temperature control
Towards the end of the brewing machine makes noise because of lack of water
5. Black & Decker DCM25-IN
A highly accessible coffeemaker, the Black & Decker DCM25-IN is another great cappuccino machine India that we recommend for home use. With a permanent filter, it is very easy to prepare drip type coffee in this efficient coffee maker. With a powerful heater, it can brew coffee within minutes and an indicator is provided to let you know when your coffee is ready. You do not have to worry about the amount of milk or water as Black & Decker DCM25-IN prepares a perfect cup of coffee on its own.
The only fallback is that you can prepare only a single cup of coffee at a time but if you take small quantity, then it can prepare 2-3 cups.
Removable drip tray
Capacity is 1 Cup
Permanent filter type
Power of 330 watts/220-240 volts
2 years warranty
Efficient in coffee use, saves coffee
Easy to clean
Easily accessible filter
Only 1 cup of coffee can be made
Best coffee machine in India for office
1. Cafe Desire Fresh Milk Coffee and Tea Vending Machine
Undoubtedly, Cafe Desire Fresh Milk Coffee and Tea vending machine is an ideal coffee dispenser for offices. What makes it one of the best coffee machines for office is its fresh milk vending capability. A fresh milk coffee dispenser gives you authentic tasting coffee as it does not use milk power which ruins the taste.
This coffee vending machine is ideal for medium to large scale offices. It can dispense 8 cups of coffee per minute. The Cafe Desire Fresh Milk Coffee also gives you the option to choose what kind of coffee you want-light, medium or strong.
Fresh milk coffee maker
4-lane machine, can prepare four different beverages
High cups per minute dispensing rate
Fresh milk coffee vendor instead of power milk
After-sales maintenance and repair service available
Can be leased for a period of 12-months via Amazon
Auto-Clean facility available
No special type of coffee like latte or mocha
2. California Premium Vending Machine 4 Option
California coffee/tea vending machines are the closest competition to Café Desire Line of coffee makers in India. The California Premium Vending Machine 4 Option is stiff competition to Cafe Desire Fresh Milk Coffee and Tea Vending Machine. It comes with an option for separate water supply so you don’t have to refill the machine often.
It offers a dispensing rate of 5-6 cups per minute. You have the options to choose from cappuccino, black-tea, lemon tea, low sugar tea, cardamom tea and tomato soup. However, this California coffee maker does not use fresh milk and relies on premixes to make instant coffee. This coffee machine is more suitable for medium to small offices. It consumes less electricity and is available at an economical price.
4-lane coffee dispenser
Separate water reservoir available
Dispensing rate of 5-6 cups per minute
Consumes less electricity
Multi-variety coffee dispenser
After-sales and maintenance available
Uses only California premixes
Does not use Fresh Milk
3. Punchline Vending Machine
Punchline is a relatively new brand in India which offers much better after sale services. You will find Punchline Vending Machine at many public places too. The only kind on our list, this coffee dispenser can be operated with coins or smart cards. If you want a coffee maker for office that also keeps track of coffee or tea intake of your employees, this is the machine for you.
Like others, Punchline is also a 4-lane coffee wending machine which comes preinstalled with 4 options-coffee, tea, lemon tea and tomato soup. The machine uses Punchline premixes that can be brought online. It features an overflow drip tray to avoid the mess in the workplace. You can use an external water source with this coffee maker.
4-lane coffee maker
Fast dispensing 5-7 cups per minute
Overflow drip tray to prevent the mess
External water supply can be added
Can be programmed easily
Good after sales services
Free installation by the company
Premixes available easily online
Easy to use
Limited number of beverage choices
Only punchline premixes can be used
4. Cafe Desire Iron Coffee Tea Vending Machine (4 Lane)
As we mentioned, the Café Desire line of machines are the best coffee machines in India for offices. The manufacturer offers versatile products. This machine is one of the lowest priced coffee makers for offices in India.
One reason for such price drop is there is no fresh milk use, only premixes and milk powder can be used with the Cafe Desire Iron Coffee Tea Vending Machine. The liquid beverage intake ratio of this coffee vending machine is huge. You can expect up to 800 cups of coffee on a single fill. Furthermore, it’s a 4 lane machine which means you can use it for a wide range of beverages.
4-lane coffee wending machine
Beverages can be personalized
Uses Café Desire premixes
Economical coffee dispenser
High Coffee/Tea Dispensing capacity
Wide range of beverages available
Excellent after-sale and installation service
Does not use fresh milk that dilutes the taste of coffee
Only café desire premixes can be used
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5. Delonghi Magnifica Esam 4000.B Bean to Cup Coffee Machine
Although we have listed this exquisite coffee maker at no.5 in our list of best coffee maker for office, the Delonghi Magnifica Esam 4000.B Bean to Cup Coffee Machine is actually magnificent.
You ask what’s so exclusive about this coffee maker.
This machine comes with something the manufacturer calls CRF-Compact Reliable Fresh. It is a technology that enables this coffee maker to grind coffee beans to produce coffee every time ensuring authentic taste and perfect aroma. Then there is the dual boiler. In most coffee makers once the coffee is brewed then milk is heated and mixed, but this Delonghi product brews coffee and heats milk at the same time thereby reducing the overall time required to taste that perfect cup of coffee.
Furthermore, the Delonghi Magnifica Esam 4000.B Bean to Cup Coffee Machine can brew a number of classic coffee types including cappuccino, black coffee, espresso and café latte. The only reason to keep this coffee dispenser, at last, is because of its high pricing.
4 Lane coffee dispenser
Compact Reliable Fresh technology for the most authentic taste
Dual boiler to brew coffee and heat milk at the same time
Can brew several kinds of coffee
Uses fresh milk
Freshly ground beans for most aromatic taste
Different grinding settings
Low dispensing rate
A perfect cup of coffee in the morning can empower you to carry on with your day on a positive note. Depending on whether you are buying the best coffee machine for the home or office, consider the ease of use, price, safety and how easy it is to clean the machine.