Buying a Coffee Machine for Christmas

We already talked about single-server coffee makers because they make nice Christmas gifts, but what about other type of coffee machines? Find out where to buy the best coffee machines at bargain prices and enter our competition for a chance to win either a Keurig Platinum single server brewer or a Breville Cafe Roma Espresso Machine.

random number day 8Congratulations to Thomas Wynn! You just won a coffee machine. Thanks to all the participants and don’t forget to enter the competition for today’s giveaway!

Coffee Machines Gifts Ideas

Coffee machines have exploded onto the market over the last couple of years as one of the staple ‘must have’ Christmas gifts, I’m sure you’re all tired of the different ads on TV. But where to start? There are a variety of coffee machines available for a large range of prices, which kind of compounds the issue, so we went out, researched (and tried and tested) loads of different coffee machines to find the best ones in each category for best value for money (this is a coupon website after all). We started with the budget coffee makers and finished with the premium ones.

Mechanical Coffee Makers

Bodum Travel Coffee

Bodum Double-Wall Stainless Steel Travel Coffee, $24.79 at Amazon.ca, Buy it Now

This is a travel mug that’s also a coffee maker (no, really). Simply put ground coffee in the cup, fill it with hot water then put the lid on and press the filter down (just like a cafetiere). It also comes with a second lid if you just want to use it as a travel mug. I have this model and it works great, I went through a few different ones in this class before settling for this one. It is perfect for the mornings where you’re in a hurry, which means every morning for me ;)

Bodum Chambord

Bodum Chambord Coffee Press, $49.99 at Amazon.ca, Buy it Now

If you cannot afford an espresso machine, this is a reasonably good and stylish option. It makes fairly decent coffee (I find this method of brewing coffee to give off one of the best aromas) and it’s relatively cheap (for the best in it’s class). I prefer the Bodum ones as they have a history of reliability and durability, but you can always get one at Ikea or Walmart for even cheaper, but bear in mind it probably won’t last as long.

Automatic Drip Coffeemakers

Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach Programmable 12 Cup Coffeemaker, $49.99 at Sears.ca, Buy it Now

There are so many filter coffee machines available out there that it’s hard to pick one over another. I’ve chosen this one because it looks nice, it can be programmed and it can make up to 12 cups at the same time, which is always useful when you have a lot of people over for dinner, or a serious coffee drinker in the house. Filter coffee is probably the easiest form of coffee making, about on par with instant coffee in terms of prep time.

I didn’t find any bad reviews on this particular model which is rare. But there are a lot more models available out there, I recommend you keep an eye open on the models on sale. What model are you using, would you recommend it?

Single Serve Brewers

We already talked about single serve coffer makers in a previous post, so find all the information you need using the following link: Everything there is to know about single server brewers. It’s too tough of a subject to talk about in such a short post here without dragging on a bit, so it kind of deserved an article all to itself, as we believe there were a few myths that needed dispensing with and people needed to know the truth about these kind of coffee machines and not to believe just the hype marketers are trying to build up about them as Christmas gifts.
Krups Necafe

Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo, $99.97 at Amazon.ca, Buy it Now

Keurig Single Serve

Keurig Platinum Single Serve Brewer KUB70, $174.97 at Amazon.ca, Buy it Now

Breville Single Serve

Breville Gourmet Single Serve Brewer BKC700XL, $249.99 at Amazon.ca, Buy it Now

Espresso Machines

Breville Espresso Machine

Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine BES860XL, $499.97 at Amazon.ca, Buy it Now

This one is an excellent first espresso machine if you’re looking for a semi-automatic one (can be automatic, can be manual). That’s what we have at the office and it makes excellent coffee, plus it is robustly built so you don’t worry about breaking it (or guests for that matter if they help themselves and don’t know what they are doing).

Gaggia Titanium

Gaggia Titanium Espresso/Cappuccino Machine, $1499.99 at Sears.ca, Buy it Now

This is probably one of the best automatic coffee machine available out there. If you have that kind of budget and you love espressos but you don’t want to spend 10 minutes making coffee, then go for this kind of coffee maker.

Personally I like automatic coffee machines, but in the office I am alone on that, Stephen and Marc-Andre both enjoy the manual labour and what they call the ‘art’ of making coffee the manual way, putting a bit of love into it, but this love comes at a price; it takes forever to make and clean the thing, so bear that in mind when dealing with espresso machines. Now there are 1001 espresso machines out there and trust us when we say we really know our coffee machines, so if you would like us to review a product or if you want to tell us your budget we can guide you to the right machine at the right price for you. The above are our top picks for a medium and top end budget coffee machine for the masses, but let’s say you wanted the best ‘bang for the buck espresso machine’ we would have to recommend the robustness and reliability (let alone the outstanding customer service) of the Breville Cafe Roma Espresso Machine.

What to Consider when Buying a Coffee Machine

The most important thing that you need to know when buying a coffee machine for someone is what kind of coffee drinker are they. What kind of coffee’s quality does the person like? How often do they drink coffee? Are they really concerned by the time it takes for making a coffee? Or what about the number of cups it can make at the same time? Do they already have a coffee machine?

Bottom line, try to get as much information about what kind of coffee lover they are as you can. Try to get an invitation for dinner so you can sneak around and investigate what kind of coffee makers they already have ;)

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Giveaway

Win a Keurig Platinum Single Serve Brewer KUB70 or a Breville Cafe Roma Espresso Machine today only (if you win you have to choose between the two). Leave us a comment on this page and you’ll automatically be entered in the competition. Good luck!

73 Comments

  1. Anne says:

    Congratulations to Thomas Wynn! This giveaway is now closed, check the one for the next giveaway!

  2. Penny R says:

    I wake up with my morning coffee, and I would love to win a new coffee machine.

  3. Ryan Betesta says:

    These coffee machines are awesome and make coffee making so much easier!!

  4. George Burton says:

    Would love to have a single cup of coffee. It would really make my day. Making a full pot usually goes to waste and this is a great idea.

  5. Joy says:

    I can hardly wait to receive my first Keurig Platinum Single Serve Brewer KUB70 and I pray it will be this week…….or next week (*_*)

  6. donna l. says:

    Coffee wakes me up

  7. angela m says:

    I’d love a new coffee machine:)

  8. Beatrice Lawson says:

    This must be fate! The only thing I want for Christmas for myself this year is a Keurig…. closing eyes and crossing fingers right about now!

  9. Mary Jane Graschuk says:

    I would love to win the Keurig Platinum Single Serve Brewer KUB70 , as I make coffee for me alone

  10. Rick says:

    I love my coffee

  11. Thomas Wynn says:

    Single serve coffee makers make a perfect, quick cup of coffee…perfect in the morning! Would love to win one

  12. Kevin L says:

    Our current coffee maker started off as white, now looks quite brown. If we win this one, we’ll definitely take care of it better. :)

  13. Alison B says:

    I like the Keurig machines, but find the one-use pods wasteful. So I re-use them in my stove-top percolator. Eight pods makes about 6 cups of very acceptable perked coffee.

  14. lelalacc says:

    nothing beats coffee – and nothing beats winning an awesome coffee maker! thank you

  15. Amy Johnson says:

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaways, this would be amazing to win since I drink like six cups of coffee a day !

  16. Dian Anderson says:

    Love towin, love coffee

  17. spamgirl says:

    I LOVE my Tassimo, HATED my Dolce Gusto. Thanks!

  18. angela b says:

    Wow!! Great prize! I love coffee.

  19. Kristen says:

    This would be great!

  20. Francine says:

    I really like the variety of coffees you can get for this machine.

  21. Judy says:

    I would love to win this great coffee machine.

  22. Caroline M says:

    Several of my family members have one of these. It’s SO handy, especially since I don’t know how to prepare coffee. If that’s what a guest wants, I can whip one up without worrying about filters or powder. And for me, there are great teas and hot chocolates. Thanks!

  23. Rebby says:

    I just love coffee presses! Thanks for the great gift ideas, and the great giveaways!!

  24. Tina says:

    Thank you for great giveaway.

  25. Meek says:

    I would love to win.

  26. jesse aben says:

    I would love to win this for my wife. She hates cleaning our coffee pot!

  27. nicole aben says:

    I would love to win this for my husband and I – it would be nice not to have to make a full pot of coffee every time, and its probably easier clean up!

  28. Julien H. says:

    It would sure make a great Christmas gift – to me !!! ;)

  29. veronika says:

    This one looks great.

  30. belinda m says:

    Omg I would love to win this for my boyfriend. He has been asking for one of these for ages and it would be so much fun to surprise him with it

  31. Giulie M. says:

    I drink about 6 cups of coffee a day–half of them espresso. Would absolutely love to win the Breville as I still make my espresso the old fashioned way or the Keurig as I have yet to buy a single serve brewer. Great prize! Tough choice!

  32. Wonn says:

    Great gift for my wife

  33. Huguette English says:

    Great prize, my entire family would love this! Thanks for the chance :)

  34. ChristineB says:

    I would love the Breville Cafe Roma Espresso Machine.

  35. Bonnie says:

    This is a great prize! I have a small 4 cup coffee maker but it just doesn’t work for us anymore!

  36. Leslie says:

    cool coffee machine…

  37. Cheryl Morreale says:

    I would love a new coffee maker. Mine is pretty old and my husband is a hard core coffee drinker so my machine is in constant use. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  38. nm says:

    My parents need a new coffee machine..This would be great!

  39. Mary says:

    So liking this giveaway!
    thanks

  40. theresa mayville says:

    What great prize would sure like to win the Keurig Platinum Single Serve…

  41. blessedta says:

    Thanks

  42. Claudia says:

    Je la veux!! :) :) :)

  43. Debbie Paisley says:

    I love to win this coffee machine…

  44. MARY says:

    another great prize ,this one helps you to wake up in the mornings

  45. anne weir says:

    We sure need a new coffee maker

  46. Amy M says:

    I would love to have a a Keurig Platinum Single Serve Brewer! I’ve heard so much about singer serve brewers and I’m yet to own one!

  47. Serena Debolt says:

    Would love to win the Espresso maker – its beautiful!

  48. Steven Fordyce says:

    Mmmmmm Coffee. I’d really enjoy this.

  49. Kate says:

    I’m more of a tea person but would love to give this to my boyfriend!

  50. Ernie M. says:

    What a tough choice between those two but I certainly hope to be the one who has to choose. Great article on all that is coffee makers. Thanks for that !

  51. JoKing says:

    Love the smell of fresh ground and brewed coffee..

  52. Lynne B says:

    I’d love to win a coffee machine for my coffee fiend husband!

  53. J-J Roy says:

    I would looove either one!

  54. Catharine Morgan says:

    Wow. The perfect gift for my mom.

  55. Leica says:

    Quel beau moyen pour se réveiller le matin lorsqu’on a eu une nuit difficile!!!
    Merci beaucoup de me la donner cette machine :P !!!

  56. Margaret Imecs says:

    Thanks for the chance! :)

  57. Stephanie Mac Isaac says:

    I always wanted a Keurig, Please Santa!! or Voucher Codes lol

  58. Iris says:

    Thank you for all the information. Merry Christmas!

  59. Catherine says:

    Today is my day!

  60. Andrej says:

    I think it’s time I give coffee making machines a second thought :)

  61. Anna G says:

    This is a great giveaway, both models look great – would love to win

  62. Lisa says:

    This would be great to make just one cup for the bus ride to work

  63. Lindsay says:

    i LOVE coffee!!!!!!!!!!!! great christmas idea!

  64. FOKXXY says:

    This would be awesome.

  65. Athena says:

    So many great machines to choose from!

  66. Torrance Ho says:

    I would like to win!

  67. Jeannette Laframboise says:

    I would so love to win one of these coffee machines! I have wanted one for a while but no income due to a workplace injury has it out of my reach…Thank you for the chance to win!

  68. Bob Grier says:

    Hi my sister has one of these machines and loves it. Ive always wanted one! pick me!

  69. Courtney Miller says:

    Hmm I love Coffee!!!

  70. Yi-Chen S says:

    A coffee machine for Christmas would be so nice :) I hope I win.

  71. Donnas says:

    Really helpful information to aid in my buying decision.

  72. Colleen C says:

    I’m not sure which machine I would chose – they both look awesome!

    • Anne says:

      If you prefer espresso coffee, then I recommend the Breville one but if you like to invite people for dinner, then go for the Keurig one as it only takes a few seconds to make a coffee. The Breville makes excellent coffee but it’s quite long to clean.

      Good luck!