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Reviews Of The Best Coffee Pod Machines

See detailed reviews of our favourite Pod Coffee Machine models below. To decide on which overall type of Pod Coffee Machine is best for you click on the following links for information and guidance: Nespresso, Dolce Gusto, Tassimo, Senseo, Lavazza A Modo Mio. You can also see more reviews of individual models in our customer reviews section.


Click to jump to a specific review below: Dolce Gusto Melody 2, Nespresso Pixie, Nespresso Citiz, Tassimo T20, Lavazza A Modo Mio.


Snapshot reviews of other popular models can also be found below. Click to jump to a particular review:
Dolce Gusto Melody 3, Dolce Gusto Piccolo, Nespresso Circolo, Nespresso Lattissima, Nespresso M100, Nespresso U, Tassimo T40, Tassimo T65. Tassimo T55 & Tassimo Joy.

Dolce Gusto Melody 2

Summary overall review scores:

Dolce Gusto Melody Black Pod Coffee
                              Machine

  • Design: rating 8/10
  • Ease of Use: rating 10/10
  • Quality of drinks produced: rating 9/10
  • Overall rating 9/10
In summary a great machine with an iconic design.

To see more images and available colours click on the Dolce Gusto image on the right.

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Design:

First impressions are good - this Pod Coffee Machines is great looking, cool and elegant. It has the slight look of a cute little animal but is very nicely put together with clean lines and chromed metal on the drip tray, pod holder and the lever you push to produce the coffee. The design is a evolution of the first Dolce Gusto machine launched in 2006 and considered iconic.

The water tank is removable for easy filling as is the drip tray for easy cleaning. Each removable part clicks cleanly into place when being reattached. The removable pod holder even has a magnet that pulls it back into position when you reinsert it. Overall very nice and high quality finish. The look of this Pod Coffee Machine is less classic than some others and suits those with fun, young, taste - it definitely has some va va voom! The team at Dolce Gusto have definitely got it right.
Design: rating 8/10


Ease of use:

Simple to use. Frankly you don't even need the instruction booklet - the product comes with a 1 page picture guide that simply shows you what to do (as does the Dolce Gusto pods packaging). At the push of a button the Dolce Gusto Pod Coffee Machine heats up ready for use in less than a minute. Firstly remove the coffee pod holder, put in pod, reinsert and push the lever. Once you have enough coffee in your cup push back the lever to stop. Next remove the coffee pod holder, shake out the used pod into the used pod tray included with the machine. Ease of Use Rating 9/10 


Quality of drinks produced:

Using a cappuccino as the basis for review.

Method: Made Using Dolce Gusto Melody 2 Pod Coffee Machine, Cappuccino Pods (one milk pod + one coffee pod)

Taste: Taste like a Starbucks cappuccino, mild, creamy and slightly sweet, although you can adjust the strength by deciding how much coffee or milk you put in. Is really nice and feels like a treat.

Look: Lovely and frothy, it looks like an ice-cream!

Quality of drinks produced: rating 9/10

Overall Rating
A great machine and a great gift for someone, or even yourself! Overall rating 9/10.
Learn more about Dolce Gusto here.

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Nespresso Pixie

Summary overall review scores:

Nespresso Pixie Pod Coffee Machine with Aerocinno
                  from John Lewis

  • Design: rating 10/10
  • Ease of Use: rating 9/10
  • Quality of drinks produced: rating 9/10
  • Overall rating 10/10
In summary the ultimate in cool and great drinks too - buy it!

To see more images and available colours click on the Nespresso Pixie image on the right.

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Design:

Nespresso Pod Coffee Machines are the ultimate in gorgeous design, and the new Pixie takes it to a whole new level. This Pod Coffee Machine looks fantastic and is a great style addition to any kitchen. It has a metal body and the semi circular lever to open and close the pod holder is chromed metal and it all feels very high quality. There are different colours and versions available so you have the option to go for with or without the Aerocinno milk frothing accessory (if you click on the machine image above you will be taken to a site where you can see all the options available).

The water tank is removable for easy filling as is the drip tray for easy cleaning. Overall very nice and high quality finish. This Pod Coffee Machine is cool and great looking. Design: rating 10/10


Ease of use:

Very easy to use. The product comes with a 1 page picture guide that shows you what to do. At the push of a button the Nespresso Pod Coffee Machine heats up ready for use in less than a minute. Push back the lever to reveal the pod holder, insert the coffee pod, slide the lever back to close. Then just push the button to make the coffee. Once the coffee is ready you just pull up the lever to eject the Nespresso pod into the internal used pod tray - no mess, no fuss. If you are making a cappuccino or cafe latte, for the frothed and heated milk, you will need the Aerocinno accessory. This is once again very easy to use - just fill the Aerocinno with milk and push the button to start it.It will stop automatically once the milk is ready. Ease of Use Rating 9/10 


Quality of drinks produced:

Using a cappuccino as the basis for review.

Method: Made Using Nespresso Pixie Pod Coffee Machine, Vivalto Lungo Coffee Pod & Aerocinno milk frothing accessory.

Taste: As is fresh milk and smooth, delicious coffee it tastes great! The Nespresso coffee tastes like authentic espresso made from ground coffee so the drinks are really good. 

Look: Looks good, well as good as you make it! 

Quality of drinks produced: rating 9/10


Overall Rating
Strongly recommended - buy it now! Overall rating 10/10
Learn more about Nespresso here.

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Nespresso Citiz

Summary overall review scores:

Buy Nespresso Citiz Pod Coffee Machine

  • Design: rating 8/10
  • Ease of Use: rating 9/10
  • Quality of drinks produced: rating 9/10
  • Overall rating 9/10
In summary great drinks and great looking - the machine is bigger capacity than the Pixie so more suitable for a bigger kitchen.

To see more images and available colours click on the Nespresso Citiz image on the right.

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Design:

Nespresso Pod Coffee Machines are great looking, and the Nespresso Citiz is no exception! This is a larger capacity machine than the Pixie so better suited to a larger household. This Pod Coffee Machine looks fantastic and is a great style addition to any kitchen. It has a plastic body but the lever to open and close the pod holder is chromed metal as is the drip tray and spout and it all feels very high quality. There are different colours and versions available so you have the option to go for with or without the Aerocinno milk frothing accessory. The version with the Aerocinno as shown above has a specified slot where the Aerocinno sits so is very neat and tidy. (if you click on the machine image above you will be taken to a site where you can see all the options available).

The large water tank is removable for easy filling as is the drip tray for easy cleaning. The only issue with this machine is the base is bigger than some so is more suited for a larger kitchen. Overall very nice and high quality finish. This Pod Coffee Machine is very cool and great looking. Design: rating 8/10


Ease of use:

Very easy to use. The product comes with a 1 page picture guide that shows you what to do. At the push of a button the Nespresso Pod Coffee Machine heats up ready for use in less than a minute. Push back the lever to reveal the pod holder, insert the coffee pod, slide the lever back to close. Then just push the button to make the coffee. Once the coffee is ready you just pull up the lever to eject the Nespresso pod into the internal used pod tray - no mess, no fuss. If you are making a cappuccino or cafe latte, for the frothed and heated milk, you will need the Aerocinno accessory. This is once again very easy to use - just fill the Aerocinno with milk and push the button to start it.It will stop automatically once the milk is ready. Ease of Use Rating 9/10 


Quality of drinks produced:

Using a cappuccino as the basis for review.

Method: Made Using Nespresso Citiz Pod Coffee Machine, Vivalto Lungo Coffee Pod & Aerocinno milk frothing accessory.

Taste: As is fresh milk and smooth, delicious coffee it tastes great! The Nespresso coffee tastes like authentic espresso made from ground coffee so the drinks are really good. 

Look: Looks good, well as good as you make it! 

Quality of drinks produced: rating 9/10


Overall Rating
Great drinks and great looking - this Pod Coffee Machine is larger capacity than the Pixie so is more suitable for a bigger kitchen. Overall rating 9/10
Learn more about Nespresso here.

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Tassimo TAS2002

Summary overall review scores:

Tassimo Pod Coffee Machine

  • Design: rating 7/10
  • Ease of Use: rating 10/10
  • Quality of drinks produced: rating 8/10
  • Overall rating 8/10
In summary the easiest machine to use.

To see more images and available colours click on the Tassimo image on the right.

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Design:

The most modern design of the Pod Coffee Machines and very stylish to boot. It has very clean lines and chromed metal on the drip tray and start button.

The water tank is removable for easy filling as is the drip tray for easy cleaning. The most functionally designed Pod Coffee Machine. 
Design: rating 7/10


Ease of use:

The easiest to use. The product comes with a 1 page picture guide that simply shows you what to do (as does the Tassimo pods packaging). At the push of a button the Tassimo Pod Coffee Machine heats up ready for use in less than a minute. You simply open the coffee pod holder, put in the Tassimo pod, close and push the button.The Tassimo pod coffee machine makes the drink from a pre-set recipe based on the automatic reading of the barcodes on the coffee pods. It really is that easy! Ease of Use Rating 10/10 


Quality of drinks produced:

Using a cappuccino as the basis for review.

Method: Made Using Tassimo T20 Pod Coffee Machine, Cappuccino Pods (one milk pod + one coffee pod)

Taste: Is Starbucks cappuccino style: mild, creamy and slightly sweet, although not as creamy as the Dolce Gusto cappuccino. The Tassimo pod coffee machine makes the drink from a pre-set recipe based on automatic reading of the barcodes on the coffee pods, although you can adjust the strength by manually adjusting how much coffee or milk you put in.

Look: Nice and frothy, although not as frothy as the Dolce Gusto!

Quality of drinks produced: rating 8/10


Overall Rating
If ultimate ease of use and a wide range of drinks is your thing Tassimo is the one for you.
Overall rating 8/10.

Learn more about Tassimo here.

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Lavazza A Modo Mio

Summary overall review scores:

Lavazza A Modo Mio Pod Coffee Machine

  • Design: rating 9/10
  • Ease of Use: rating 7/10
  • Quality of drinks produced: rating 9/10
  • Overall rating 8/10
In summary cool retro styling and the most authentic of the Pod Coffee Machines

To see more images and available colours click on the Lavazza A Modo Mio image on the right.

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Design:

Lavazza Pod Coffee Machines are the Italian through and through. With its cool retro styling and compact design (only 21cm wide) this Pod Coffee Machine looks fantastic and will add some Italian flair to any kitchen. It has a plastic body with double gloss finish that feels very sturdy and the semi circular lever to open and close the pod holder is chromed metal. There are different colours and versions available but unlike Nespresso the milk frothing function comes from the steam arm (like on a traditional espresso machine) so no need for any additional accessories. (Note if you click on the machine image above you will be taken to a site where you can see all the options available).

The water tank is removable for easy filling as is the drip tray for easy cleaning. Overall this Pod Coffee Machine is great looking with a quality finish. Design: rating 9/10


Ease of use:

Making coffee couldn't be easier. At the push of a button the Lavazza Pod Coffee Machine heats up ready for use in less than a minute. Push back the lever to reveal the pod holder, insert the coffee pod, slide the lever back to close. Then just push the button to make the coffee. Once the coffee is ready you just pull up the lever to eject the Lavazza A Modo Mio pod into the internal used pod tray - no mess, no fuss. If you are making a cappuccino or cafe latte, for the frothed and heated milk, you use the steam arm in the same way you would on a traditional espresso maker. You put the milk in a frothing jug. You then raise the jug so the steam arm enters the milk and slowly turn the jug in circular motion until the milk is hot and frothed. This is not quite as easy as it sounds so requires some practice. However Lavazza A Modo Mio is the most authentic of the pod coffee machines.
Ease of Use Rating 7/10
 


Quality of drinks produced:

Using a cappuccino as the basis for review.

Method: Made Using Lavazza A Modo Mio Pod Coffee Machine, Deliziosamente Espresso Coffee Pod.


Taste: As is fresh milk and smooth, delicious coffee it tastes great! The Lavazza coffee is up to their normal high quality standards so the drinks are really good. 

Look: Nice and creamy but look is determined by how well you 1) froth the milk and 2) pour out the frothed milk so is really down to you.

Quality of drinks produced: rating 9/10


Overall Rating
Very nice machine but not as easy to use for cappuccino or cafe latte as some others. But if authenticity is your thing this is the one for you..!

Overall rating 8/10
Learn more about Lavazza A Modo Mio here.


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More Best Pod Coffee Machine Reviews

In addition to those pod coffee machines reviewed above below are snapshot reviews of other popular models:

Dolce Gusto Melody 3

In summary same as Dolce Gusto Melody 2 (see detailed review) but with 7 stage LED play and select system to set the coffee length to recommended/personal taste every time.


  • Design: rating 8.5/10
  • Ease of Use: rating 10/10
  • Quality of drinks produced: rating 9/10
  • Overall rating 9/10

Dolce Gusto Piccolo

Smaller, more compact version of Dolce Gusto Melody 2 (see detailed review) but with smaller 0.6l (2 cup) water tank.


  • Design: rating 7/10
  • Ease of Use: rating 9/10
  • Quality of drinks produced: rating 9/10
  • Overall rating 8.5/10

Dolce Gusto Circolo

Stunning, large capacity (1.3l) Dolce Gusto pod coffee machine with stunning circular design (you place cup on shelf in centre space). Has 7 stage LED play and select system to set the coffee length to recommended/personal taste every time. Due to shape takes up a lot of kitchen space so better for larger kitchens.



  • Design: rating 10/10
  • Ease of Use: rating 10/10
  • Quality of drinks produced: rating 9/10
  • Overall rating 9.5/10

Nespresso M100 Pod Coffee Machine

Smaller, more compact version of Nespresso Pixie (see detailed review) but with smaller 0.9l (3 cup) water tank. Cheapest product available in Nespresso range.


  • Design: rating 8/10
  • Ease of Use: rating 10/10
  • Quality of drinks produced: rating 9/10
  • Overall rating 9/10

Nespresso U XN2501

Smart design version of M100 Pod Coffee Machine but with programmable cup sizes meaning you can preset to your favourite coffee cup size. Available in a bundle with Nespresso Aerocinno accessory for frothed milk for cappuccino or cafe latte.


  • Design: rating 8.5/10
  • Ease of Use: rating 10/10
  • Quality of drinks produced: rating 9/10
  • Overall rating 9/10

Nespresso Lattissima

The ultimate Nespresso machine. Elegant design with built in, patented single touch frothed milk dispenser with removable milk jug for frothed milk for cappuccino or cafe latte. Automatic controls with illuminated programmable keys to chose your favourite drink (espresso, long coffee, cappuccino, latte macchiato). More expensive than the other Nespresso pod coffee machines featured here but definitely worth it. Available in various colours if red is not to your taste.


  • Design: rating 10/10
  • Ease of Use: rating 10/10
  • Quality of drinks produced: rating 10/10
  • Overall rating 10/10

Tassimo TAS40 (also known as T40)

The same as Tassimo TAS20 (T20, see detailed review) but in a different colour. Same for Tassimo TAS65 (T65). Tassimo TAS55 (T55) & Joy also just same product, different design with stylish chrome finishing .



  • Design: rating 7/10
  • Ease of Use: rating 10/10
  • Quality of drinks produced: rating 8/10
  • Overall rating 8/10

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