Top 10 Best Rated Pod Coffee Makers 2020

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No one can argue about the ease and convenience a pod coffee maker brings. Drop your pod, push a button, in minutes, you have coffee. But there are a ton of coffee makers in the market today. Picking the right one for yourself may be very stressful. Bad enough, you get a wrong one!

In this review, we handpicked and appraise the ten best pod coffee maker in 2020. Having put in mind quality, functionality, durability, convenience, design and much more. Here’s our list:

Best Pod Coffee Maker 2020

  1. Nespresso Pixie Espresso Pod Coffee maker

Compact and portable, sleek design and easy to use. These features describe this coffee maker. If you love a barista- style coffee, its 19-bar high pressure on pods affords you that. With 25 seconds of heating, your coffee would be ready in 2 minutes. Other feature are

  • Single served
  • Compact and portable; with only 11cm width
  • Auto shutdown in 9 minutes if idle
  • 24oz water tank
  • Available in different colours and finish

Price: $169.94

Pros

  • Makes a wide variety of coffee
  • It is quick and efficient
  • Affordable, easy to use and clean’
  • Consumes less power

Cons

  • A little noisy
  • Does not come with measuring nor tamping tool
  • Cannot be used with standard espresso pods
  1. Keurig K55/K-classic Pod Coffee maker

This machine is suitable for over 500 different K-cup pod variety from 75 brands. Although bulky, it brews 3K- cup sizes; 6, 8 or 10oz. Its large 48-ounce water tank and auto shutdown feature makes it outstanding. Other features include

  • Two water filters for cleaner coffee
  • Descaling feature: to easily remove calcium deposit
  • Water pulsing feature for longer steep coffee

Price: $79.00

Pros

  • Short brew time
  • Easy to use and well-priced
  • Suitable for a wide range of coffee pods

Cons

  • Auto shutdown after two hours of idleness
  • Heavy and big
  • Pumps may fail
  1. Mueller Ultima Pod Coffee maker

This product is the best low-priced coffee maker in the market. Albeit its 48 ounce water tank, it is both light weight and portable. It ticks only a few boxes on indicators and customization but would do its work rightly. Below are its features

  • Brew 4 different cup sizes: 6, 8, 10 and 12 ounces
  • Supported by a 2 year warranty
  • Water gauge on the tank

Price: $79.97

Pros

  • Good value for money
  • Compact and light weight
  • Suitable for all standard-sized pods

Cons

  • Little customization and indicators
  1. Nespresso Inissia Pod coffee maker

This coffee maker is compact, portable and of excellent design. It is similar to the Nespresso Pixie Espresso machine but comes with a milk frother.  The Aerocine milk frother is a bonus accessory. Features of this product are

  • 19 bar pressure and 25 seconds fast heating
  • Nonstick exterior
  • Milk frother
  • Available in different colours
  • Automatic or programmable steep coffee length

Price: $147.79

Pros

  • Excellent price for value
  • Easy to use interface
  • Easy descaling process

Cons

  • Limited variety of coffee
  • Noisy in operation
  1. Nespresso Lastissma One Pod coffee maker

Your best buy if cappuccino or lattes at a good price is your priority.  It is of excellent design and very compact. This product still deliver various drink options despite its small milk and capsule container. The features of the coffee maker are

  • Adjustable cup shelf for different cup sizes
  • 8 ounce water tank
  • 19 bar pressure system and 25 seconds heat up time
  • Selectable auto shutdown at 9, 30 minutes or 8 hours
  • Automatic or programmable drink options

Price: $238.00

Pros

  • Excellent quality coffee
  • Simple to operate interface
  • Easy to clean
  • Compact and light weight

Cons

  • Small milk container
  • Might be too basic for coffee enthusiasts
  1. Philips SENSEO original XL Pod coffee maker

Best known for its abstract but unique design. This is your best pick if you want a sleek coffee maker with intense functionality. Unlike the Nepresso capsules and K-cup instant brews, it is more eco-friendly. Be sure of an awesome Barista-style coffee and a two-cup brew option. The Philips Senso Xl coffee maker has

  • 46oz water tank
  • Coffee boost technology for better flavour
  • Philips innovated special crema
  • Intensity feature for customized brew strength

Price: $148.99

Pros

  • Cheap coffee pods
  • Removable parts are dishwasher free
  • Empty reservoir indicator

Cons

  • Coffee will lose flavor if not propely stored
  1. Hamilton Beach Pod Coffee Maker

Designed with a wide range of brewing and blend preference. This multi-serve coffee maker does not use capsules. If you have brands that do not come in pods, you could use the ‘loose coffee ground’ option. An outstanding machine! Here are its features

  • Single-serve or multi-serve feature
  • Pause and Serve feature in the carafe side
  • Suitable with pods, K-cups and loose coffee grounds

Price: $96.00

Pros

  • Very versatile and reliable
  • Safety feature prevents it from heating on empty reservoir

Cons

  • It does not use capsules
  • Interface is not easy to use
  1. NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Esperta 2

This machine is a hybrid between espresso and capsule coffee machine. It has the 15 bar pressure fit for an espresso and will brew Cappuccino, Latte, or Gourmet coffee. The Dolce Gusto pods it uses are the best coffee capsules in the market. Even more, it has

  • 15 flavour pod varieties
  • Improved brewing features’
  • Two year warranty
  • Humidity and air sealed capsules

Price: $178.26

Pros

  • Very versatile
  • High quality coffee
  • Easy to use interface

Cons

  • Brew time is long
  • No automatic water level control
  1. Cuisinart SS-10 Single Serve Pod Coffee Maker

Any coffee maker review without this product is not a good one. This shiny finished machine was crafted from plastic. Many people love it because of its brilliant brew. Here are its feature:

  • Charcoal water filter for chlorine, impurities and bad taste
  • Suitable for pods, K-cups and loose coffee grounds
  • 72 ounce water tank
  • Adjustable temperature control and 30min auto shutdown feature

Price: $102.99

Pros

  • Versatile 5 brew size option (4, 6, 8, 10, and 12oz)
  • Very quiet in operation
  • All parts in contact with water and coffee is BPA- free
  • Fast heat up

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Puncturing mechanism for coffee pods needs improvement
  1. Starbuck’s Versimo 580

This powerful single serve coffee brewer can make espresso and froth milk. The Starbuck’s Versimo is simply powerful! It has a 19 bar pressure pump. Heating takes it only 15 seconds.  Below is a list of other excellent features

  • Built-in rinse function
  • Auto shutdown in 5 minutes
  • Makes Cappuccinos and lattes with milk pods
  • Adjustable temperature control for espresso and milk steaming
  • Variable cup shelf for different cup size
  • 8 ounce water tank

Price: $470.00

Pros

  • Fast heat up
  • Stylish design and dependable functionality
  • Excellent in brewing and taste

Cons

  • Noisy
  • Expensive coffee pods

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