Three best coffee machines under £500

Did you know that more than 60% of the average American adults begin their day with a cup of freshly brewed coffee whereas an average British consumes almost two cups of coffee in a day? For a coffee connoisseur like me, the thought of starting your day without a cup of coffee seems almost unimaginable, thus making a coffee machine an absolute necessity for your kitchen. So, if you are looking into purchasing an affordable coffee maker, below are the three best coffee machines under £500  reviewed to help you get started.

The three best coffee machines under 500 GBP

De’Longhi Magnifica ESAM 4200 

The De’Longhi Magnifica ESAM 4200 is one of the world’s most widely preferred coffee machines by coffee connoisseurs. Unlike other coffee makers, the Magnifica acts as your personal barista and grinds the coffee beans on the spot, leaving you to enjoy its rich, intense flavor. Acting both as a cost-effective and energy-saving option, it is ideal for first-time buyers.


Regarding aesthetics, the machine has an attractive design to fit perfectly well on your kitchen countertop and is available in both silver and black color. Apart from offering the pre-grounding option (which comes quite handy if you like your coffee de-caf), the dual brewing mode allows you to enjoy your coffee with your loved one.


Another reason the De’Longhi Magnifica ranks among our list of three best coffee makers under 500 GBP because it offers a fully automated coffee brewing experience with several settings to choose from. So whether you like a rich, strong espresso, a delightful foamy, creamy one or even a foamy, milky version, the Magnifica is there to cater to all your needs. 

What We Like:


•Great for both coffee and beans

•Flavorsome espresso with the richness of the cream

•Energy saving mode

•Provides manual steam arm for creating extra foam for milky coffees

•Customization setting option available


What We Like Less:


•Regular maintenance required

•A bit slow as compared to other coffee machines on the market

•Lacks advanced features

•Plastic arts

Nespresso Expert Original Espresso and Coffee Maker by Breville

From offering a true Americano to ristretto, espresso or even a lungo, the Nespresso Expert (with its 19-bar pump) is ideal to meet all your coffee cravings. Dressed in black, the Nespresso’s Expert Coffee Maker by Breville is designed to offer a chic, minimalistic look along with layered outer components.


Apart from the standard features, what really inspired us to include the Nespresso Expert in our list of three best coffee machines under £500  is the fact that it fits in perfectly when trying to meet the demands of modern-day espresso lovers by introducing its own app where you can conveniently access the coffee maker and use all of its functions through the app along with programming the coffee’s temperature, volume and even pre-set the timer for your next shot of coffee.



Moreover, the Expert is energy efficient and designed to turn off automatically after nine minutes of inactivity so that you no longer have t worry about forgetting to turn off the coffee machine.

What We Like:


•Programmable brew time

•Aesthetically pleasing

•Easy to use (can be controlled by both the control panel and the Nespresso app)

•Adjustable temperature and coffee volume

•Accessory drip tray to store your cups and glasses

•It comes with a 1-year warranty


What We Like Less:

•Connecting to the app may cause glitches at times

•The Nespresso App has a few bugs that need fixing

Russell Hobbs 20680 Buckingham Filter Coffee Machine
 The third one on our list of three best coffee machines under 500 GBP is the Russell Hobbs Coffee Machine. Russell Hobbs has been a well-recognized name in almost every household for the past two decades. And if you happen to be a filter coffee enthusiast like me, then the Russell Hobbs Filter Coffee Maker is worthy of taking a second look.


Apart from being a great budget buy, the Russell Hobbs Coffee maker in silver and black offers a simple, easy-to-use means of enjoying your filter coffees in the morning. Unlike other filter coffee makers, the Russell Hobbs Filter Coffee Maker comes with a shower head technology that allows the water to be added to the coffee grains as if under a shower, thus ensuring you experience the rich flavor of each and every grain. 


What We Like:

•Great budget buy

•24 hours programmable timer

•Aesthetically pleasing

•Simple and easy to use

•It has a self-cleaning mode

•Keeps your coffee hot


What We Like Less:

•Basic features

•40-minute limit on the hotplate

•Filters can be quite flimsy for some 


Final Veredict


Waking up to a freshly brewed cup of coffee is a dream come true for many. Luckily the above-mentioned three best coffee machines under £500 can help you live that dream by adding one of the best coffee makers to your morning routine. However, before jumping into purchasing one, it is best to take a minute and ponder upon your expectations from a coffee machine and then choose one that best meets all your requirements. Good luck! 


Valerie Young

Valerie Young

Valerie Young writes for Find Compare and is a writer and editor in London.

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