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Best coffee machines to buy in Australia

We lab test and review the latest manual, semi-automatic and coffee pod machines. 

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Put to the taste test by the experts 

Coffee experts take part in a blind taste test in our labs to rate espresso shots from each machine.

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Our experts test and rate


Coffee taste

Our expert panel rates espresso shots on crema, aroma, flavour, mouth-feel and aftertaste


Ease of use

We try the controls, fill the water tank and bean hopper, adjust the grinder and more


Consistent temperature

We measure the temperature of four coffees in a row so you can be sure of a consistent cup

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Pod vs manual vs semi-automatic

Compare taste, ease of use and milk frothing side by side to find the best coffee machine for you.

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