Small coffee machines

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About Small Coffee Machines

Small coffee machines offer the perfect combination of coffee-brewing power and a minimal countertop footprint. Perfect for coffee lovers with limited kitchen space, or in search of a portable coffee brewing solution! Despite its tiny size, a compact coffee brewer still comes packed with features, so you can enjoy your favourite coffees at only the best quality, and with a ton of convenience built in.

Finding the best small coffee machine for you

Are you on the lookout for the best mini coffee machine for your needs? Of course, ‘the best’ is always a subjective idea. Small coffee makers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and functions, allowing them to cater to a huge market, so you’re sure to find the right match. Let’s explore the different types of compact coffee machines on the market!

ESE Pod Machines: for those who value convenience and versatility

ESE (Easy Serving Espresso) pod machines are the epitome of convenience and versatility. These machines have simplified the espresso-making process by using pre-packaged, precisely portioned coffee pods instead of separate beans and grounds. They are perfect for those looking for a hassle-free coffee experience with consistent results. Still not sure what we mean? Try the De’Longhi Dedica coffee machines on for size. These small espresso machines are designed for quick coffee fixes, whether you’re at home or in a compact office space. ESE pods ensure a swift, tidy preparation process while maintaining a consistent quality and flavour profile. This makes them an excellent choice for coffee lovers who prioritise convenience without compromising on taste.

Small Coffee Pod Machines: The shortcut to quick and convenient coffee

Coffee pod machines are another fantastic choice for convenience, working similarly to ESP Pod Machines but with a little more diversity in drinks. Two of the most renowned capsule systems are Nescafe Dolce Gusto and Nespresso pod machines. These machines excel at delivering a wide range of coffee styles, from rich dark roast espressos to delightful flavoured lattes. They particularly shine in crafting blended beverages, making it effortless to transition from one coffee delight to another. With sealed coffee pods that come in a variety of flavours and blends, these small coffee pod machines ensure consistently delicious coffee with each brew. If you have diverse coffee preferences within your household,  a coffee pod machine will make it easy for every family member to indulge their unique tastes with the switch of a pod.

Coffee Pad Machines: Convenience and eco-friendliness

If you value both convenience and eco-friendliness in your daily coffee routine, coffee pad machines are an ideal choice. These innovative devices again simplify your morning ritual of brewing coffee, ensuring a consistently rich and flavorful cup with minimal effort. Coffee pad machines, like the Senseo models, use pre-packaged coffee ‘pads’, eliminating the need for time-consuming grinding and measuring. Not only will this save precious minutes in the morning rush, but pads also reduce coffee wastage to an absolute minimum. Additionally, these small coffee machines are eco-friendly, producing significantly less coffee residue. This allows users to savour their favourite brews without the guilt of a pod’s environmental impact.

Mini Portable Coffee Makers: Ease for travellers

These compact coffee makers have redefined how coffee enthusiasts enjoy their brew on the move. With an emphasis on simplicity, portable coffee makers often work without electricity, using manual pressure or immersion techniques to extract the coffee’s flavours. Best suited for freshly ground coffee, they offer coffee lovers the flexibility to choose their preferred beans on the run for a personalised coffee experience wherever you are. Ideal for outdoor adventures like camping or long treks (such as the travel-friendly Aeropress coffee maker), these little coffee makers thrive where traditional electric machines can’t. Outdoor coffee-making with a mountain sunrise or lakeside sunset as a heart-stopping backdrop makes the coffee-drinking experience even more special.

As you can see, there are numerous small coffee maker types. Finding the right fit for your unique way of enjoying your morning brew has never been easier with so much variety to enjoy!

Advantages of small coffee machines

Whether it’s a morning espresso or an afternoon latte, compact coffee brewers have something to offer every coffee lover. But what makes them so special? Let’s take a look:

Compact design

Whether it’s the slim profile of the Delonghi Dedica or the elegant lines of the Nespresso Citiz models, one of the key features of all these machines is their space-saving design. If your kitchen space is limited or you want more free space on your countertops, these small coffee machines are perfect for you! And if you want to make coffee on the go, portable AeroPress, Cafflano, or Handpresso devices will fit right in your backpack.

Energy efficiency

In most of these machines, you’ll find an energy-saving mode that ensures the device automatically switches off after a period of inactivity. This feature is offered by all plug-in coffee machines – De’Longhi Dedica espresso machines, capsule-based Nespresso, Dolce Gusto, and Philips Senseo machines. This eco-friendly focus is not only good for the planet but also your energy bills!

Versatility and customisation

Although these coffee machines are compact, they still allow you to experiment with different flavours, adjust your coffee quantity, and even pick the perfect water temperature. For instance, De’Longhi espresso machines and Dolce Gusto capsule machines let you customise your coffee intensity and adapt the water temperature to your exact preferences. Small coffee machines are highly versatile too, allowing you to make both hot and cold beverages at the click of a button. In this regard, Nespresso machines are more limited, as only a few models offer the option to adjust the drink’s strength to your liking. However, you can still experiment with different coffee pod flavours. Meanwhile the Philips Senseo, with a simple press of a button, allows you to choose between long or intense drink recipes.

User-friendly interface

Whether you’re a caffeine novice or a seasoned coffee lover, small coffee machines offer intuitive controls and simple interfaces to make brewing easier than ever. Some models keep it simple with just a few buttons, while travel models like Cafflano or AeroPress may need some manual effort to finish the process. However, it won’t be complicated – just a few steps, and you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee no matter where you are! 


Models like AeroPress and Cafflano take compactness a step further, offering travel-friendly options that let you take your coffee ritual with you on the go. However, even those models that require an electrical outlet can easily accompany you when travelling to a hotel, garden, or with a camper. Delicious coffee, simplified!.

As you can see, these may be the smallest coffee machines, but they pack a big punch in features and convenience.

Need help choosing a small coffee machine?

If you need a little help with selecting the best small coffee maker for your needs and preferences, don’t hesitate to reach out! Coffee Friend’s experienced consultants are here to provide you with expert advice and recommendations. Plus, if you’re curious about other types of coffee machines, our extensive range has plenty of great ways to cater to your brewing needs. Whether it’s a compact coffee brewer, an espresso machine, or a pod coffee system, we’ve got you covered!