Automatic or Superautomatic: this is what coffee machines are called that can grind coffee beans just when you want one, allowing you to enjoy a drink very different from the traditional one but above all full of aroma and creaminess, comparable to that of a bar!
If you are looking for an automatic coffee machine then, below we offer a dedicated buying guide to help you find the model that best suits your needs. In fact, below you will find a brief introduction in which we show you some of the main features of automatic coffee machines, in order to provide you with the tools you need to find the machine you are looking for. Then, you will be able to scroll through a list with the most sold automatic machines currently and, finally, we will advise you on the best automatic coffee machine based on our selection of the best models!
Automatic Coffee Machine: which to choose
“Coffee is the heart and soul balm,” and as such nothing can surpass the flavor and creaminess of a brewed coffee ground immediately after you! Even if you think so, then an automatic coffee machine is what you are looking for to satisfy this desire. But which one to choose? They look so complicated to look at. Don’t worry: we will give you some advice!
This type of machine differs from traditional machines only in one particular way: the presence of a container for coffee beans. When you want to enjoy a coffee in fact, the machine will start the grinders that will pulverize the coffee (often making you decide the degree of grinding) which will then be ready to pass into the filter in which a pressure pump will push the hot water that will allow the supply of your coffee. In short, from the filter onwards, it is a normal coffee machine!
However, with specific measures, the aroma and body of the coffee can be significantly improved! Using for example ceramic grinders (instead of steel) the coffee beans will not be overheated during the process and will keep their freshness. The steel boiler, on the other hand, allows higher temperatures and therefore better coffee dispensed. And then the water (too often not taken into consideration) that if well filtered greatly increases the taste of coffee.
In short, so many little things that, depending on your taste and your budget, can greatly change the experience. In choosing your automatic coffee machine, however, there are some common features that you should know to realize if what you are going to buy is the product that is right for you:
- PRESSURE: the pressure pump pushes the hot water inside the filter where there is freshly ground coffee, and the greater the pressure exerted by it, the greater the creaminess and aroma of the coffee.
- THERMOBLOCK: it is a special technology – now practically a standard – that saves water and energy, with which the machine heats only the amount of water needed for the coffee that is being prepared. This above all makes it possible to speed up the heating process which is usually below 60 seconds.
- TANK: how many coffees do you generally drink? The capacity of the water tank and the coffee container is a fairly important element on which to pay attention if you do not want to fill it too often. The kind an automatic coffee machine guarantees on average is at least 1L of capacity and about 200 grams for the coffee, but obviously, you could prefer a model with a larger tank.
- CAPPUCCINATORE: in some models there is sometimes a hot air valve – also called a “steam nozzle” or a brush – or a separate device (the cappuccinatore in fact) that can froth the milk to make cappuccino. Most automatic coffee machines have this tool and it’s up to you to decide if you need a classic lance or a real cappuccinatore.
Most sold automatic coffee machines
Let’s take a quick look at the best-selling coffee machines on Amazon! Specifically, below you can see a list of the 8 most currently sold on Amazon; be careful though, the fact that they are the most sold does not mean that they are the best to buy!
For each of them, some information is given such as the price, the status (to understand if it is currently on offer) and the type of shipment. The devices marked with the “Prime” logo benefit from the Amazon Prime treatment, with which you can receive your package with free and fast shipping! Here’s the list:
So these were the best sellers on Amazon! Before buying anyway, check the item description to be sure of what you are buying, read the customer feedbacks that bought them before you and check the seller’s reliability.