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By Mohamed Ashaari
Coffee is the only drink in the morning that eases us into the mood we need to conquer the day. And for that perfect cup, you need the best coffee machines in Malaysia.
Brewing your own cup of Joe makes drinking coffee all the more rewarding, especially when you get a whiff of that freshly-brewed cup and take the first sip you probably can’t live without. A great coffee maker can ensure that.
For the #coffeeholics out there, read on and find out which coffee machines made it to our list of the best coffee machines in Malaysia.
1. DeLonghi Autentica Cappuccino ETAM29.660.SB
Oh, that lovely froth on top! How can we resist a hot cup of cappuccino or latte to perk us up in the morning?
This is why the DeLonghi Autentica Cappuccino ETAM29.660.SB is one the best wake-me-up machines for that perfect cup of Joe. We like that it does almost everything for us from mixing the cream and milk to customising our espresso.
And while it works independently, it still gives you the freedom to personalise your cup with its 13 settings, programmable water temperature, and selection on the number of cups.
What’s more, this coffee machine comes with a 16-language display. It makes sense — coffee is a universal drink, after all.
- De’Longhi LatteCrema system.
- Doppio+ function
- 4L removable water reservoir
- 15 bar pump pressure
- Thermoblock system
- Removable brewing unit for easy cleaning and maintenance
- Automatic cleaning integrated in the froth regulating dial
- 1-year local supplier warranty
The DeLonghi Autentica Cappuccino ETAM29.660.SB has become a staple coffee machine that many owners can’t live without. They love how it has consistently produced not only great coffee but also frothy milk while providing an easy cleaning process.
“After finally biting the bullet and deciding to get a bean to cup machine we were not disappointed. Being concerned with the pods that we were using on our Nespresso we decided to get this machine. Very easy to follow instructions on setup and coffee selection. Initial coffees were not as flavoursome, but this was stated in the manual and that it would improve after 5 uses. Indeed after 5 uses, the coffee is just great. Our kids also love this machine to make frothy milk. So our whole family gets full use out of it. I like the way this machine also cleans and rinses itself after each use of the brother and when the machine powers itself off.”
“My partner and I require multiple blasts of coffees every morning to function. This great little machine which we’ve owned for eight months now gets a lot of use and consistently produces excellent quality coffee. The only negative I can say about it is that the water tank could be larger, apart from that it meets all of my needs.”
- Easy to clean
- Big size
2. DeLonghi ECAM370.95.T Dinamica
The next DeLonghi coffee machine on this list lets you brew two espresso cups at the same time for that awesome kick in the morning. That’s good news if you drink coffee with your partner daily.
Now, we’ll start by saying that we know that the price of this coffee machine is a bit high. However, we think it’s worth it for several reasons.
For one, you get perfectly ground beans thanks to its milling technology. Next, because of its temperature control thermoblock, you can have either strong black espresso, creamy latte, or just regular coffee with milk.
Moreover, we like how this coffee machine automatically cleans itself with hot water and steam after a drink is prepared.
Lastly, creating new coffee concoctions, customising aroma and quantity, and managing profiles via display are all made easy with its coffee link app. So, even when you’re away, you can tinker and swipe your way to having the perfect cuppa Joe waiting for you when you get home.
- Long coffee function
- Automatic cleaning
- Aroma control
- De’Longhi LatteCrema System
- Descaling, cleaning and rinsing program
- Auto shut off
- Energy saving function
- Selection for one cup
- Selection for two cups
- 1-year local supplier warranty
- Pre-set recipes
- Dual temperature system
- Self-cleaning function
3. Breville BES870 CRN
Great-tasting espresso does not have to be a chore to make. We like how the Breville BES870 CRN makes it easy to create espresso every morning.
Because Breville understands that people now live a fast-paced kind of life, the Breville BES870 CRN creates great-tasting espresso in just one minute without sacrificing all the great flavours and aroma whilst grinding the beans.
We like how this coffee machine lets us personalise the dosage we want for that perfect espresso kick with the help of the conical burr grinder. It also lets users control the temperature of coffee.
Lastly, its micro-foam milk function allows you to hand-texture the froth you need to enhance your coffee’s taste.
- Type: espresso machine
- Water tank capacity: 2000ml
- Bean hopper capacity: 250g
- Single or double shots
- Pre-infusion function
- Integrated coffee grinder
- Purge function
- 1-year local manufacturer’s warranty
The functions of this coffee machine may be difficult to learn at first. But thanks to tutorials available on the web, it’s still doable.
And once you’ve gotten used to its controls, as one owner shared, making the perfect espresso blend with it is a breeze. Let’s take a look at how these buyers got used to it.
“Tried this in the shop when purchased and the coffee was great. Was on special at the time so took it home and started experimenting with different coffee’s grinds cup sizes shots of coffee etc. Once the right adjustments were set it makes a perfect cup every time. Little messy sometimes but to be expected. Keep an eye on the water levels and all is great. Easy to clean with a quick wipe over. I have used all the tools to clean different bits and pieces and also used the tablets and powder to clean scale. Had to read the directions but fairly straight forward.”
“I’ve tested coffee from this machine when visiting a friend and I bought it not so long after that. The espresso machine is making superb coffee that will be better than any espresso produced on automatic machine. You can just watch a couple of short video tutorials and you will make barista level espresso. Just don’t forget to buy proper freshly roasted beans (avoid supermarket coffee beans).”
- Programmable doses
- Built-in burr grinder and steam wand
- Quite difficult to operate
- Relatively tall
4. Philips 3100 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine
We think that the Philips 3100 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine deserves a place on your countertop. It has a lot of awesome features that aren’t present in the other coffee machines on this list, so we’ll focus just on the functions that make it special.
First off, by installing the AquaClean feature in this machine, you won’t have to descale it for up to a whopping 5000 cups!
Secondly, you can impress your friends and bring out your own inner barista by serving them five different kinds of coffee drinks with the help of this machine.
The Philips 3100 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine is the only machine on this list that decaffeinates coffee too without sacrificing its flavour and aroma.
Lastly, its ceramic grinders are the only way to go for that precise grinding of beans that can make at least 20,000 cups.
- 5 kinds of coffee
- One-touch cappuccino with integrated milk carafe
- 5 aroma strength, 5 grinder settings
- Ceramic grinder
- Auto-rinse and guided descaling
- 2-year international manufacturer’s warranty
Read on to find out how the Philips 3100 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine changed the coffee drinking experience of this user:
“This is simply a life changer. Best coffee of your life everyday. We use culligan water and good beans and havent had to do a thing for 6 months. Oops forgot to clean the brew group. It wasnt too bad For 5 months overdue. This thing is the bees knees. Sticker shock gone after day 2”
- Easy to operate
- Auto cleans itself including the milk function
- Can decaffeinate
- Adjustable coffee spout
- Noisy when brewing
5. Gaggia Carezza Deluxe
We’re on a cappuccino and latte high here as we bring to you the Gaggia Carezza Deluxe. This is a great option if you like your cappuccino done the Italian way, so to speak.
One of the reasons a lot of us like cappuccino or latte is the creamy froth top we get with every sip. Thanks to the double-walled “crema perfetta” from this appliance, that creamy froth comes out beautifully and at the right temperature (with the help of this coffee machine’s temperature gauge).
You’re given freedom to select the pre-brewing option for more aromatic coffee. Machine maintenance is also made easy with the descaling alert, along with its automatic cleaning cycle.
It’s not just coffee that’s served hot by the machine. It also comes with a plate where you can put cups to keep them warm and ready for whatever hot drink you want — even tea!
- Double-walled “crema perfetta” pressurised filter-holder
- Hot water steam dispenser
- Cup plate
- Temperature gauge
- Water tank capacity: 1.4L
- Descaling alert
- Automatic stand-by
- 1-year local manufacturer’s warranty
- Auto shut-off
- Removable steam wand for latte art
- Plastic body
6. Nespresso Coffee Maker Lattissima Touch Black
Nespresso Coffee Maker Lattissima Touch Black makes great coffee simple and easy with its user-friendly functions and design.
Relatively compact, the Nespresso Coffee Maker Lattissima Touch Black can fit any countertop. With it, you get 6 built-in one-touch coffee selections and milk recipes.
Let your guests take their pick from among espresso, lungo, cappuccino, creamy latte, creamy macchiato, and milk foam. Using it is so easy your guests can even prepare their coffee themselves.
This machine also comes with descaling and cleaning alerts to ensure its proper function for as long as possible.
- Fast heat up to 25 seconds
- Off mode after 9 minutes
- Automatic standby after 30 minutes
- Removable water tank: 0.9L
- 2-year local manufacturer warranty
It’s amazing to know how a great coffee machine like the Nespresso Coffee Maker Lattissima Touch Black can change a person’s drinking preference and can be something to look forward to after a hard day’s work. Just look at this review:
“I am not normally a coffee drinker and have depended upon diet sodas in the past to get my caffine for the day. While not the healthiest strategy, I have been drinking enormous amounts of soda for the past 25 years to stay awake during the day. During a trip to France this summer, I discovered mild French cappuccinos at the sidewalk cafes. Delicious and mild, I felt I could substitute these for soda. Finally I discover Nespresso at a Mexican resort and I bought a latissima touch for home. Now I get amzing european grade cappuccinos at home at the push of a button. My whole family loves the machine for taste and ease of use. I also make amazing mochas. Highly recommend the latissima touch.”
“The Nespresso is a much better machine and makes fabulous coffee.I purchased this to replace a Starbucks Verismo, which I liked, however it had limited functions best machine ever I really enjoy coming home and enjoying my cappuccino after a long day at work. It’s very easy to use ‘5 stars.”
- Easy to use
- Relatively quiet
- Uses only coffee capsules
- Capsules can get stuck
7. Gemilai CRM3601
The Gemilai CRM3601 gets our thumbs-up for so many reasons. First, it eliminates coffee grease with the help of its professional oxhorn shape portafilter and commercial pre-soaking that allow liquid to flow easily, thereby delivering that fragrant coffee smell we all love.
Next, we like how the Gemilai CRM3601 lets us create cute latte art with the help of its high-pressure steam jet.
And lastly, it makes every cup of coffee pour-ready with the help of its cup-warming function.
Making coffee shouldn’t be complicated. With a coffee machine like the Gemilai CRM3601, you’ll find that brewing coffee is almost as easy as drinking it.
- Italian-imported ULKA pump
- Professional PID controlled temperature
- 15 bar pressure steam
- Water tank capacity: 1.7L
- 360 rotating steam jet nozzle, 400+ brewing holes
- Time controlled leaching
- Pre-soaking technology
- Warranty not available
- No warranty
8. DeLonghi ECP3531 Manual Coffee Machine
Well, we hope you love cappuccinos and lattes as much as we do. We bring to you another cappuccino coffee machine — the DeLonghi ECP3531 Manual Coffee Machine.
We like coffee machines that allow us to save energy. Thanks to its auto-off function, the machine shuts down automatically 9 minutes after its last usage.
Its 15-bar pressure makes achieving the perfect cup easy. You also get perfect water temperature with its thermoblock technology.
Plus, you get to choose how frothy you want our milk to be or if you simply want it steamed. You can even choose if you want your coffee in a cup or in glasses up to 12cm tall.
- 15bar pump pressure
- 1L removable water reservoir
- Removable drip tray
- Adjustable cappuccino system
- Stainless steel boiler
- Cup warmer
- Gives you espresso as well
- Adjustable filters and settings
- Compact design
- Excess water can water down coffee
9. NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Mini Me
This awesome coffee machine reminds us of R2D2 in Star Wars — which is probably a good argument for buying it, by itself. Whilst it looks small and cute, it’s actually a great coffee-maker, though.
It comes with a 15-bar pressure system that allows you to create coffee like a professional barista with the help of its 30 high-quality coffee creations… from espresso and cappuccino to Grandes, hot chocolate, tea, and all else in between.
The NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Mini Me lets you also create excellent frappes. It also saves energy, for it automatically shuts down after five minutes of inactivity.
- Water tank capacity: 0.8L
- Up to 15 bars
- Over 10 coffee creations and other delicious hot and cold beverages
- Removable drip tray
- 2-year local supplier warranty
- Comes with coffee creations
- Brews only 8 ounces at a time
- Works only with Nestle Dolce Gusto brand pods
- Not for serious espresso enthusiasts
10. BSboss Coffee Maker Machine 20 Bar Pressure Pump Driven Espresso
Great coffee does not have to be expensive. In fact, you can make it at home with the help of the BSboss Coffee Maker Machine 20 Bar Pressure Pump Driven Espresso.
This machine gives you all the punch you need in an espresso cup. What we like most about this coffee machine is that it can prepare two cups simultaneously — good for couples who like to have their coffee together.
There’s even a double temperature control system and overheat protection. Overall, it’s a very well-designed coffee machine.
- 20 bar pressure
- Double temperature control system
- Overheat protection
- Water tank capacity: 1.5L
- 3-month local supplier warranty
These customers love how easy and convenient it is to use this coffee machine.
“The quality is very good, the appearance is stylish, beautiful, light and compact, making coffee is simple and easy to operate. The preheating and fast steam are stable and controllable, and the machine lamp can clearly understand the temperature of the extracted coffee and the temperature of the milk foam. With any quality coffee beans, you can extract a thick layer of oil. The foam is very delicate. Although the flower is not as beautiful as the coffee shop, you can slowly pull out the very beautiful flower. But the latte that I made myself is very delicious. Love this cost-effective coffee machine.”
“Departments often have colleagues to send coffee powder. In the past, I had to transfer it to someone else because there was no coffee machine. This time I bought it through my friend. I did not have a detailed assessment when I received the goods. I have been using it for a while to make coffee and milk foam. I tried N times for review: First, the machine is small. Secondly, drinking coffee is really good. Now I don’t have to add sugar to drink coffee.”
- Can create two cups simultaneously
- Easy to operate
- Compact design
- Doesn’t self-clean
- Short warranty
Brewing that perfect cup of coffee doesn’t have to be a chore in the morning. These best coffee machines can help you out with that, fortunately.
Please share with us your coffee experience with any of the coffee machines that you’re using already. We’d love to hear from you if you think your current machine deserves to be on this list!
*Images taken from each company’s website and Lazada.