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Best Coffee and Espresso Maker Combo 2023: Top-Rated All-in-One Machines

You love espresso in the morning, but your partner wants drip coffee. Adding to the household chaos, your children want hot chocolate. Is there a machine that can keep everyone in the house happy?

Welcome to the world of coffee and espresso maker combinations. A coffee and espresso maker combo, also called an All-in-One, combines all the coffee-making technology you need. Grind coffee beans, pull shots of espresso, froth milk, get hot water for tea, and even make a classic drip coffee. 

Technology on these machines is constantly improving. But which is the best coffee and espresso maker for your needs?

As a coffee trainer, I’ve used all of the machines we discuss below, so keep reading and find one for yourself!

8 Best Coffee and Espresso Maker Combo Brewers 2023

1. DeLonghi All-in-One Combination Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine

Drip coffee lovers will love how easy it is to use this machine. You’ll get delicious drip coffee and also please cappuccino lovers in your crowd with the quality of espresso drinks and milk foam.

PROS (+)

  • Simple to use
  • Professional-level brew
  • Easy to foam milk

CONS (-)

  • Weak espressos
  • Loud machine

What We Like

At the end of the day, what makes a coffee maker good is how the coffee tastes. And DeLonghi gets it right with their All-in-One COM532M.

The dual heating system of this versatile machine lets you brew espresso coffee and drip coffee at the same time. This feature saves you valuable minutes in those early morning hours.

With the split design, you can count on a 10-cup carafe on one side and espresso on the other. The learning curve is short and easy, so you’ll quickly be making all your coffee beverages. If you’ve been intimidated by other machines, this one is a breeze to use.

The brewing process for espresso is similar to a barista experience. This machine has a fast recovery time between preparing beverages. 

This machine helps you to steam milk quickly and create superb foam for specialty drinks. You can even control the quality of milk foam to make it denser or lighter. 

All in all, this All-in-One delivers java that has a bold taste and rich coffee flavor.

What Could Be Better

The espresso isn’t that strong, and be warned that the machine makes loud café-style noise.

2. DeLonghi Dinamica Automatic Coffee & Espresso Machine

Better than most of DeLonghi’s super-autos, this mid-range machine costs around $1,000. This price point combined with a range of features makes the Dinamica best for coffee lovers looking to upgrade their home brewing system.

PROS (+)

  • Fully automatic
  • Built-in stainless steel burr grinder
  • Good brew temperatures

CONS (-)

  • The plastic casing is not as attractive as other models
  • No coffee carafe

What We Like

The Dinamica produces tasty espresso shots at a good temperature. 

It’s small and fits in most kitchens (without having to remove the cabinets). It has a built-in stainless steel burr grinder with 13 settings.

If you’re more into regular coffee, you’ll notice that this machine doesn’t have a carafe. But don’t get bummed out. 

For lovers of brewed coffee, it has a coffee drink setting that gives you a cup that tastes quite a bit like brewed coffee. How do they achieve that? The coffee drink setting is programmed to use less ground coffee and doesn’t apply pressure to make the brew. So while it’s not regular coffee, it is tasty.

This fully automatic machine is easy to use to make specialty drinks, with buttons for both single and double shots. Controls are easy to figure out, and with just one touch you can customize your drink settings. Control how strong you want your beverage with five brew strengths, and how big you want it with volume selections.

You’ll also love the speed of this machine. The thermoblock boiler heats up quickly in just over 30 seconds and has four brew temperatures. It has the 15-bar pump that you expect in espresso maker combos, with the brew unit behind the water tank.

Brew sizes go from standard espresso to long black at 8.45 ounces. The machine also has a pre-infusion capability. You can even make iced coffee since you can fit a cup of ice under the pour spout.

The machine has an attractive LED display and a 10.6-ounce bean hopper that is bigger than most. It’s simple to clean and has an auto shutoff that you can program for just 15 or 30 minutes or up to three hours.

What Could Be Better

The plastic casing of this tall machine won’t wow anyone. Also, the Panarello wand manual frother that comes with the machine makes a barely acceptable milk froth.

The foam isn’t that fine, so don’t expect amazing specialty drinks such as cappuccinos. But you’ll be happy if you’re looking for a foamy latte, and you can control the temperature. You can also froth non-dairy milk with this wand.

3. DeLonghi BCO430 Combination Pump Espresso and 10-Cup Drip Coffee Machine

The Delonghi BCO430 is ideal for someone looking for a specialty drinks machine that’s hundreds of dollars less than other models.

It has a simpler design than other DeLonghi machines, but it does brew large batches of regular coffee and makes specialty beverages.

PROS (+)

  • Inexpensive compared to other models
  • Makes large batches of coffee
  • Brew regular coffee and pull espressos at the same time

CONS (-)

  • Manual espresso maker
  • Lightweight plastic tamper is harder to use

What We Like

This coffee and espresso-making combo has a 10-cup coffee pot carafe that brews a lot of coffee at once. On one side of the machine, you can make espresso drinks, while on the other side, you brew regular coffee that has a rich coffee flavor. Each side of the machine has its own water tank.

Front-loading water and coffee reservoirs make it easy to brew regular coffee without moving the coffee maker.

Attached to the side you’ll find the manual milk frother to make foam for basic specialty drinks like lattes or cappuccinos. With this machine, you can only use ground coffee, no pods. 

What Could Be Better

Making espressos in this machine is a manual project, which means you have control over tamping and how long you pull your shot.

That’s a plus if you don’t mind the extra work that requires a more hands-on espresso experience. If you’re looking for simple one-button-and-go coffee and espresso makers, this isn’t it. Also, the lightweight plastic tamper doesn’t apply enough pressure to get a true espresso.

4. Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine w/ LatteGo

This is an excellent coffee maker for someone looking to get the most value for their money. This Philips 3200 is easy to use, brews fast, and is small enough for most kitchens.

PROS (+)

  • Easy to use
  • Built-in grinder
  • Small size is convenient

CONS (-)

  • Weak espresso
  • Milk foam quality below par

What We Like

The design is attractive and modern. Narrow and sturdy, this machine fits on most kitchen counters. It’s a breeze to customize the preset drink settings.

Just hit a button for the specialty drinks you want and get your espresso, black coffee, Americano, cappuccino, macchiato, or hot water. You can also decide the size of the drink and how strong you want it, including how much milk you want.

This coffee maker brews fast, taking just about a minute to heat up and then less than a minute to grind whole beans and brew an espresso. You can use whole beans with the built-in burr grinder, or use pre-ground coffee. 

It has a dedicated iced coffee position so you can brew right into a glass with ice. It also brews at a lower temperature for an extended time, making for a smoother iced coffee. If you like milk in your iced coffee, you can add it to finish off the coffee drink.

There’s a dedicated cappuccino setting button. Plus, you can steam milk with the milk frother, called LatteGo. The whole setup is easy to clean and reasonably priced for a machine with a built-in grinder.

What Could Be Better

The espresso is rather weak, and the crema is a bit thin. Also, getting dense milk foam is a challenge.

5. Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee + Espresso Maker by De’Longhi

If you’re looking for a machine to brew your Vertuo coffee pods, this is your choice. It’s quiet and has an elegant design, and it will easily fit on your kitchen counter without taking up much room.

PROS (+)

  • Easy to use
  • Quiet machine
  • Short brewing time

CONS (-)

  • Only makes espresso drinks
  • Can only be used with Nespresso Vertuo coffee pods

What We Like

A versatile pod brewer, you can brew the coffee drink you want, from espresso, double espresso, lungo, coffee, to an alto (14 ounces of coffee).

You can also produce an Americano with this, which is a shot of espresso with water. And you’ll get all that incredibly fast, in just three seconds. The machine brews espresso drinks that are bold but not bitter.

Simply press one button and get your espresso drink the way you like it. You don’t even need to change the settings. The machine reads the barcode on the capsule and prepares the coffee automatically. That’s right, you don’t need to fiddle with buttons or screens. You can choose from three different capsule sizes. 

Nespresso machines produce thick crema. You can swivel the water tank around to where you want it, according to your kitchen setup. These machines are low maintenance and start at a good price point.

What Could Be Better

This type of machine is designed to be used only with Vertuo coffee pods from Nespresso. If you prefer to use pre-ground coffee, this won’t be the machine for you. This is also a single-use machine, so if you want more than one cup at a time you have to brew each one separately.

6. Ninja CFP301 DualBrew Pro System

If you want the machine that does it all, try this Ninja DualBrew.

Slightly resembling a robot on your kitchen counter, the Ninja can brew up to 12 cups of regular coffee, use pods, froth milk, and even give you hot water to make hot chocolate or instant soup.

PROS (+)

  • Affordable price point
  • Versatile machine makes espresso, drip coffee, or pod
  • Can brew up to 12 cups of regular coffee

CONS (-)

  • Frother doesn’t produce the best milk foam
  • Favors versatility over precision

What We Like

You can choose from four brew styles, including classic, rich, specialty drinks, or over ice. The specialty line gives you the choice of espresso drinks like latte, macchiato, or a cappuccino setting.

The over-ice style makes it easy to have an iced coffee. It can accommodate up to four coffee pod sizes, from six to 12 ounces.

When you make regular coffee using the glass carafe coffee pot, the shower head completely saturates the coffee grounds to ensure an even brew. The hot water dispenser is separate from the coffee pot so you can quickly prepare tea. Or think beyond that and use it to make your instant oatmeal.

What Could Be Better

The built-in milk frother is easily activated by just holding a button. Now, yes that’s convenient. But this type of milk frother (rather than a steam wand) doesn’t produce the best milk foam for espresso drinks or specialty drinks. Nonetheless, you can fold the milk frother away if you don’t need it.

7. Jura S8 Automatic Coffee and Espresso Machine

This premium coffee and espresso maker does everything for you, making it perfect for people who want excellent coffee without much work. Get the deep espresso flavor you’re looking for or perfect cappuccinos with little effort. 

PROS (+)

  • Sophisticated design
  • Milk frother makes excellent textured foam
  • Built-in burr grinder

CONS (-)

  • High price point
  • Water and milk spouts can be confusing

What We Like

At this premium price point, you expect a lot out of this machine. Does it hold up? Yes.

More than just a coffee maker, this beautiful machine is a showpiece for your kitchen counter. It has a premium feel and brews up professional-quality espresso.

You can make specialty drinks and coffee drinks like espresso, cappuccino, flat white, or macchiato. The 15-bar espresso pump machine gives you the option of brewing two drinks at once (espresso, ristretto, or coffee). 

It’s got one-touch capabilities that make it easy to use. After you dial in your favorite drink settings, you can access them with the touch of a button. And there are a lot of settings to choose from, with 10 levels of coffee intensity and three temperature levels. 

Don’t expect to see buttons or wheels, just a beautiful high-resolution 4.3” touchscreen color display with eight programmable positions. Graphics and animations guide you through each step, making it simple to use.

The conical burr grinder sets it apart. It provides a grind consistency that you’ll usually only find on professional grinders.

It’s precise. It’s fast. And you can also use coffee grounds that have been pre-ground. No capsule use here, just your favorite bag of specialty coffee.

If you want to bloom your coffee grounds, this machine steps up to the task. Jura calls the process their Pre-Brew Aroma System. 

The Intelligent Water System filters your water for the best quality possible. Water filtration is an important step in preparing specialty coffee.

Do you love specialty drinks? You get full control over the milk texture you want for your drinks with the adjustable milk frother.

Choose from fine foam or move the dial down to get steamed milk with minimal foam for a flat white. You can produce some of the best milk foam possible in this superautomatic machine.

You can adjust the height of the coffee spout and place a glass full of ice to make iced coffee. The lid of the bean container is insulated to keep the beans fresher, which also helps keep grinding noise to a minimum.

You can get hot water for regular tea, but also lower-temperature hot water that’s just right for green tea. You can use this machine with JURA’s free coffee app and operate the machine from your cell phone or tablet.

What Could Be Better

The machine is quite large and won’t fit in all kitchens. It’s also beyond the budget of many coffee lovers.

8. Miele CM 5510 Silence Automatic Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine Combo 

This coffee and espresso maker is both gorgeous and silent. That’s a big plus for people who want to brew coffee early in the morning, late at night, or don’t want others to know just how many cups they’ve had today.

PROS (+)

  • Sophisticated design
  • Silent
  • Brews great tasting coffee

CONS (-)

  • Large size inconvenient for small kitchens
  • Expensive

What We Like

With a sleek design, this sophisticated coffee and espresso maker will shine on your countertop. It makes great-tasting espresso drinks in seconds and is easy to use.

You can make specialty drinks like ristretto, espresso, lungo, macchiato, caffe latte, or stick to just plain coffee. Create two coffees at one time with the One Touch for Two system. Brew eight cups of coffee at a time, or if you’re catering to tea lovers you can just heat up water.

The individual profile settings remember all the details about your coffee preferences: how much ground coffee, at what temperature it should brew, and how much water or milk you like to add. That means it has a better memory than your favorite barista, although it won’t flash you the same charming smile.

Once you have the machine set up, the display panel guides you through each step. For many of your coffee needs you can just press a button. You do have to scroll a bit to get to less common espresso-based drinks like ristretto or lungo.

The quiet grinder has five settings, a bean hopper capacity of seven ounces, and can use coffee grounds that are pre-ground. 

The machine tells you when to clean it and empty trays, and it self-cleans after each use. That’s good because it means the machine is clean.

But it also means that you’ll be using a lot of water and refilling the reservoir more often. If you’re not the washing-by-hand type, many components of this machine can be put in the dishwasher.

What Could Be Better

A large, heavy machine, it comes with a hefty price tag. Frothing milk can be a challenge since there is no milk jug or steam wand. Frothed milk is transferred to your cup with a simple milk tube.

What To Look For in An Espresso and Coffee Maker Combo 

Espresso and coffee maker combos have a wide variety of features that can be confusing. How can you decide which are the best features for you? Let’s take a look at a few factors you can consider before buying a machine.

espresso drip coffee maker combo

Automation Level

What automation level are you looking for?

Do you prefer coffee makers that do everything for you, from grinding the coffee beans all the way to presenting you with a cappuccino? Or are you looking for a machine that gives you hands-on experience and lets you control every step?

Here are a few details to consider:

  • How many drinks do you want to program at one time?
  • Do you want a machine that has a built-in coffee grinder that automatically grinds and brews? Or will you use pre-ground coffee?
  • Do you want the machine to tamp the coffee grounds for you?
  • Do you want to program brews, save preferred drink settings, and have a machine that automatically shuts off?
  • What milk-frothing capabilities do you want? Do you want a fully automated frother or do you want to steam the milk yourself? 

Feature Set

Let’s go over some of the most important features that affect beverage quality.

Brew Quality

Basically, you want good espresso and good coffee. Not all coffee makers can guarantee that. Keeping in mind the kind of coffee you want to drink, take a look at the reviews. 

Are you interested in strong coffees? Or do you prefer subtler coffee tastes? Do you need pre-infusion and shower head capacities on your regular coffee maker? 

Do you want a professional-level barista experience with your espresso machines? Or are you happy with getting specialty drinks at the touch of a button?

Milk Quality

With espresso machines, the capacity to create milk foam runs from meh to spectacular. 

If you’ll be drinking your specialty drinks with no additions, you may not care about the quality of the milk foam. If you love cappuccinos, though, this may be the most important aspect of the machine. 

Are you happy with thin foam? Or do you want a dense, rich milk foam to top your coffee drinks?

Milk quality depends a lot on the quality of the steam wand. A high-end machine will have a steam wand similar to one you’d see on coffee shop espresso machines. One of these wands lets you vary the texture and get fine foam for specialty drinks.

Other machines will have a separate milk frother that can vary quite a bit in quality. Subpar steamers might give you foam that’s not at the right temperature or density.


How fast does the machine brew? Espresso typically brews between about 25-30 seconds. Nespresso pods can brew in a matter of seconds, but it’s not a classic espresso experience. 

If your machine heats up slowly, you might find yourself impatiently awaiting your morning brew.

Drink Options

Many espresso and coffee makers have a seemingly endless list of specialty drinks. But make sure you choose the system that creates the drinks you especially love. 

While the menu on some machines is long, you might only be interested in a few specialty drinks. So it’s better to choose a machine that can do those few drinks well. 

Grounds & Pods Compatibility

Can you use pre-ground coffee with the machine? Maybe you’re dedicated to using just whole beans. But there will at some point be a time someone gives you a must-try coffee that they bought pre-ground. 

Or someone else in your household might want to use pre-ground coffee. It’s useful to have options. (Even coffee concentrate has a place once in a while.) 

If you want to use pods, check that the machine is compatible with the type and brand of pods you prefer.

Coffee and Espresso Machine Combo Types

When it comes to types of coffee makers, we can break them down into semi-automatic, automatic, and super-automatic machines. Let’s look at each type and what you get from them.


Semi-automatic coffee and espresso maker combos let you control the espresso shot time and how fine your coffee is ground. For beginners, this can be thrilling. It can also be frustrating to get the desired shot. This type of machine is not a one-button wonder. It requires a bit of time and effort to perfect it.


With automatic coffee and espresso makers, you do need to start the brewing process. But the machine does most of the work and then stops itself. This automation gives you more freedom. The downside is that you have less ability to fine-tune things like extraction time.


This type of coffee maker does everything. You just press a button and come back to fully prepared coffee drinks. While it’s convenient, you get little to no control over the beverage.

All-in-One Espresso Machine: Other Considerations


Your budget will be perhaps the biggest factor in deciding which machine is best for you. 

Coffee and espresso combos on this list range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand. 

How do you know what your budget is? One way to calculate it is to consider how much you would spend on coffee at a coffee shop in a year. Then, subtract the cost of coffee bags and milk or other additions. 

You might realize you’re saving a couple of thousand dollars. So the price of the machine might not seem as high by comparison. 

Grinding Fresh?

A good grinder is essential to good coffee. You can buy a separate grinder, or you can buy a machine that has a grinder incorporated.

If you want a coffee and espresso combo that comes with a grinder, check that it’s a burr grinder. Burr grinders (as opposed to blade grinders) will provide a consistent grind while being relatively quiet.

Cleaning Ease

If you don’t like to wash machine parts by hand, make sure they can go in the dishwasher. 

Keep an eye out for a machine that’s easy to take apart and simple to put together again, especially if you’re not mechanically inclined. 

Also, consider how easy it is to fill the front water tank. Can you remove it to clean it? Can the drip tray also be easily removed and cleaned? What’s involved in flushing out the milk frothing system?

The Final Verdict: Best All-in-One Coffee Machine

Looking for the best coffee and espresso maker combos with a barista-level brew, excellent milk foam, and simplicity? Then you can’t beat the DeLonghi All-in-One Combination. 

This coffee and espresso combo is also versatile. Regular coffee lovers can easily brew coffee. But it will also thrill cappuccino lovers with the quality of milk foam.

Frequently Asked Questions

What coffee beans do you use for an espresso machine combo?

You can use any pre-ground coffee or whole coffee beans for coffee and espresso maker combos. You don’t have to use a specific roast level, origin, or species. If you use pre-ground coffee, make sure it’s a fine grind for espresso. If you decide to use the pod feature for coffee and espresso, you will need to buy pods compatible with your machine.

Does an all-in-one coffee machine make good espresso?

Yes, an All-in-One coffee machine combo can make excellent espresso. In fact, a good super automatic machine can rival the talents of your favorite barista.