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| Written by Miles Spencer

What Coffee Machine Should I Buy?

If you’re looking to buy yourself, or the coffee-lover in your life, a brand new coffee machine and are wondering which is the best coffee machine to suit your needs, we’re here to help.

At Coffee-Direct, we stock a range of quality bean-to-cup machines from Gaggia and Slimissimo, and a selection of excellent Gaggia manual espresso makers.

If you are looking for a simple, automated way to make your favourite coffees, you will want to look into our bean-to-cup machines. Whereas if you are looking for the more hands-on experience of a manual espresso maker, then look no further than our range of Gaggia espresso machines.

And why not check out our handy comparison table for our Gaggia range?

Bean-to-Cup Machines

The speed, ease and convenience that a bean-to-cup machine offers has made it a favourite preparation method for the most experienced coffee aficionados and novices alike; the machine takes care of all the work, from grinding your whole beans, to pressing and brewing, all in one go, with steam wands available on selected units that allow you to froth milk and create exquisite lattes and cappuccinos.

Espresso Machines / Espresso Makers

Our range of quality espresso makers allow you to create delicious, aromatic coffees, packed full of flavour, in true barista style. Espresso makers, or espresso machines, are the favourite preparation method for many coffee-lovers, allowing users to be precise with their ground coffee measurements and prepare excellent espresso shots with every use.


    Special Offers from Coffee-Direct

    When you buy a bean-to-cup machine or an espresso maker from Coffee-Direct, you will also receive a free 908g bag of our Arabica Supremo beans (RRP £33.99), as well as a Coffee-Direct gift voucher with selected Gaggia ranges.

    All of our bean-to-cup machines and espresso makers are brand new and delivered boxed and orders are despatched within 2 to 3 working days.

    What’s more, all of our Gaggia machines are stocked in the UK and come with a 2-year UK warranty included in the price, as well as dedicated technical support direct from Gaggia, should you ever require it.



    Gaggia Anima

    Our Bean-to-Cup Machine Pick

    Our Gaggia Anima range is a real favourite at Coffee-Direct, and for good reason - the Gaggia Anima was featured in the Independent’s Indy/Best 2023 top picks, being described as a “sleek-looking machine” that “serves up espresso that will please the palette of even the most discerning coffee drinker.

    Indy Best Buy

    Gaggia Anima Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine - £475
    Designed with stylish Italian engineering, the Gaggia Anima is built around Gaggia’s own patented, removable brewing unit. The Anima features precise controls for measuring the coffee dose, a ceramic grinder, a steam arm and hot water dispensing options, coffee temperature control and LED display, as well as a 15 bar pump for delicious, crema-laden espressos.
    Perfect for showing off your coffee-making skills, but with the convenience of an automatic espresso machine, the Gaggia Anima gives you a luxurious espresso at a reasonable price.

    Gaggia Classic 2023

    Our Espresso Maker Pick

    Our Gaggia Classic 2023 range is very popular at Coffee-Direct and is the winner of the coveted Expert Review 2023 award for the Best Manual Espresso Machine Under £500.

    Expert Review

    Gaggia Classic 2023 Stainless Steel Espresso Machine - £499
    The Gaggia Classic 2023 (Classic Evo) is the culmination of 80 years of tradition, history, and experience. With the Gaggia Classic you can pay attention to every detail and brew real, Italian espresso with the utmost precision. This is a machine in the finest tradition of Achille Gaggia, brewing an espresso with exquisite crema.

    Designed to professional standards, the brew head is made of lead-free brass and the outside of the brew group is covered with a stainless steel cover, giving the best in espresso quality and machine longevity. The heavy stainless steel filter-holder ensures a consistent and stable brewing temperature throughout the entire brewing process.

    The traditional group, large solenoid valve and traditional filter holder ensure total control over the coffee, while the professional steam arm will froth the perfect microfoam for your cappuccinos.