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Last Updated: 22nd April 2021

5 Best Lavazza Coffee Machines UK (2021)

By Helen Cartwright
By Helen Cartwright
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    The fight for the title of Best Pod Coffee Machine company is a very competitive one, with Nespresso, Tassimo and Dolce Gusto all competing with Lavazza for the crown.

    So why should you choose Lavazza? Well, many fans say that they are the best when it comes to the actual coffee quality, with the closest taste resemblance to freshly ground bean-to-cup machine coffee, which other pod machines can struggle with.

    While there are fewer models and pod varieties available, the fact that they now make compostable pods that can break down in six months may draw in those concerned about waste.

    We have reviewed all of the models available and selected the 5 best Lavazza coffee machines to help make your decision easier.

     

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    The Best Lavazza Coffee Machines

    Lavazza Coffee Machine Buying Guide

    How to choose the best Lavazza coffee machine

    You will need to think about a few issues which are particular to your habits, such as:

    • How many cups do you drink in one day?
    • How much do you want to have to maintain the machine?
    • Do you want to be able to froth milk?
    • How long do you want to wait for the coffee to be ready?

    While all capsules will make one cup at a time, some machines will hold more water than others so you don’t need to fill up the tank as often. The same applies to the number of used pods a machine can hold – some with around five, some over ten, so the frequency the holder needs emptying can differ.

    Some of the best Lavazza coffee machines available with milk frothers built-in, whereas others will require a separate frother if necessary.

    FAQs

    How much should I spend on a Lavazza coffee machine?

    While they tend to be slightly more pricey than some rivals, a great value Lavazza coffee machine can still be found for around £40. This can go up towards and over the £100 mark, but these ones at the higher end will likely have milk frothers, self-cleaning modes and larger water capacities.

    It all depends on what you need. Those at the lower end are just as great in terms of performance, but it just depends on how you want your coffee to be.

    Are Lavazza pods compostable?

    Yes! As of the end of 2019, Lavazza became the first big coffee manufacturer to ensure all of their pods were made from a bio-polymer compostable material.

    This is a big step in the fight to combat waste. Nearly ⅓ of Brits own a pod coffee machine, and as 95 million cups of coffee are drank per day in the UK, this means that tens of millions of pods are likely ending up in a landfill. They take around 50-100 years to break down if made from plastic or aluminium, so this is a big deal and could bring a lot of people over to Lavazza’s side.

    These new compostable eco pods will degrade in as little as 6 months when disposed off with your food waste or taken to a dedicated Terra-cycle drop-off point.

    They won’t cost any more either, which is good news for your purse.

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