The 5 Best All-in-One Coffee Machines

Published on 02/08/2024 · 11 min readExperience coffee perfection: Explore the 5 best all-in-one coffee machines, offering unparalleled convenience and quality for every coffee lover's needs.
Ethan Hauck, Coffee Expert
By Coffee Expert Ethan Hauck

Photo by Bradley Pisney

Espresso machines can be a large investment, which means it’s crucial to buy as well-informed as possible. Dozens of features can draw one’s eye, but the truth is that not all are created equally. While some machines are marketed as “all-in-one,” many have pain points that might slip under the radar without a bump in the right direction, which brings us to today’s article.

I’ve gathered the best of the best, the crème de la crème, as recommended by Curated Coffee and Espresso Experts. Whether you want a simple Americano, a creamy iced coffee, or something in between, there’s an all-in-one combination coffee maker just waiting for you.

While this list should allow you to shop armed with knowledge, sometimes decisions like this just aren’t that easy. If you find yourself struggling to pinpoint what you need (or want) in the perfect all-in-one espresso machine, reach out to us! Curated Coffee and Espresso Experts are here for that explicit reason — and I promise, we don’t bite.

The 5 Best All-in-One Coffee Machines

The De’Longhi Dinamica

The Good

The De’Longhi Dinamica is an extremely popular all-in-one coffee maker with Curated Coffee and Espresso Experts and customers alike. It offers countless features that provide a streamlined, one-stop shop for your daily coffee needs, such as:

  • 3.5” LED touchscreen display
  • Automatic LatteCrema milk frother
  • Built-in conical burr grinder
  • 10.5oz bean hopper
  • Cup warmer
  • 3-year full manufacturer’s warranty
  • 18 pre-programmed, modifiable recipes.
  • Removable drip tray

What makes the De’Longhi Dinamica so incredible, though, is that it’s able to provide a frother, grinder, hopper, and espresso machine in a surprisingly compact package. This makes it an excellent choice for small kitchens in your apartment, home, or office — but that’s not its only good point.

The wealth of pre-programmed specialty coffee recipes and 13 grind settings allow users to try and explore a bit, if desired, while having the safety net of a fully automatic espresso machine at their fingertips. This simple fact alone makes the Dinamica ideal for settings in which you really do need a machine that can do it all — and consistently — without the usual trial and error of more involved machines.

The Bad

As I mentioned in this roundup of De’Longhi machines, the Dinamica is very nearly flawless. It’s compact, feature-dense, and makes a mean latte, too. (Did I mention how slick it looks? Because it’s a pretty machine.)

Ultimately, the selling or breaking point for most people with the De’Longhi Dinamica is its price tag. It’s not cheap, but it is inarguably one of the best all-in-one espresso machines on the market.

The Verdict

The De’Longhi Dinamica is an absolutely fantastic machine with a hoard of features that enable it to do a bit of everything without sacrificing high quality. Users can grind their beans, foam milk, and make hot or iced drinks at the touch of a button (well, screen) without having to move around or track down their grinder or coffee beans.

Best of all, this machine makes delicious espresso. Its flavor and texture are consistent, resulting in a taste that very well may be the reason you leave bed each morning. All in all, though, the De’Longhi Dinamica is inarguably a fantastic all-in-one espresso machine.

The Espressione Concierge

The Good

The Espressione Concierge is, for better and for worse, a fully automatic espresso maker that does a bit of everything. It features a(n):

  • Adjustable steam wand/frother
  • 3.5” LED touchscreen
  • High-speed Thermoblock boiler
  • Built-in conical burr grinder
  • 2oz bean hopper
  • 40oz water tank
  • Pod compatible

While it doesn’t feature the pre-programmed recipes of the De’Longhi Dinamica, the Espressione Concierge is incredibly intuitive to use. It heats in seconds (22 seconds or fewer, to be precise), and allows users to combine a grinder, hopper, steam wand, and espresso machine into a 7” wide, compact package.

Overall, the combination of the Concierge’s compact design, numerous features, and relatively low price point when compared to similar machines make it a fantastic all-in-one espresso machine.

The Bad

As mentioned above, the Concierge tries to do it all. It hit high marks in terms of consistently pulling tasty shots, fitting into a compact package, and offering numerous features, but it falls short in part because of its minuscule size. Specifically, its extremely condensed dimensions cause some issues with cleaning, disassembly, and reassembly.

The group head is designed in such a way that it can’t be fully disassembled for cleaning, meaning users will need to exercise care when cleaning the machine’s internal bits. While this design allows it to fit into a smaller space, it also means that you’ll need to regularly flip it on its side and use a flashlight to get in there to scrub.

While this certainly isn’t a major downside (you can still clean it thoroughly), users will need to take the time to figure out the ins and outs of this particular machine.

The Verdict

If you need a compact, all-in-one espresso machine that is quick and simple to use, the Espressione Concierge is a terrific choice. Its lower price doesn’t seem to come with a compromise in build quality or shot consistency, though it is a bit more difficult to clean than other, similar machines.

Users with more space will find that the Concierge’s small size isn’t as large of a boon as those in, say, a dorm room or small office kitchen. Ultimately, grab the Espressione Concierge if you need a well-made, feature-rich espresso machine that can fit into less than one square foot of counter space.

The Terra Kaffe TK-01

The Good

The Terra Kaffe TK-01 combines the sleek, modern design of the Concierge with the improved brewing experience of the more advanced machines in this list. As another super-automatic espresso machine, the Terra Kaffe TK-01 removes a massive amount of the smaller parts of pulling espresso shots. That’s not to say that it doesn’t provide freedom, though, as that’s honestly one of its top selling points!

This is because the Terra Kaffe TK-01 offers a(n):

  • LED touchscreen
  • Adjustable brew head (up to 5.5”)
  • Solenoid valve
  • Built-in conical burr grinder
  • 12oz bean hopper
  • Milk frother
  • 57oz removable water reservoir
  • Water temperature control
  • 1-year (limited) manufacturer warranty

This all combines to allow fine-tuned control over the machine’s pressure, dosing, and temperature, creating a fantastic machine for professionals and newcomers to espresso alike.

The Bad

The TK-01 has quite a lot going for it, but there is one sticking point — the steam wand’s heat retention. It can be difficult for the machine to properly transfer and retain heat when frothing milk. While the steam wand absolutely still works, those who prefer to froth milk for lattes, cappuccinos, and other milk-heavy drinks will find that the Terra Kaffe struggles where other machines shine.

The Verdict

The Terra Kaffe TK-01 is a beautiful, modern machine with quite a lot going for it. By finding the “Goldilocks zone” (not too much, not too little) of functionality, the machine has established itself as an excellent all-in-one super-automatic espresso machine. While those who like milky beverages may find some difficulty with the steam wand’s heat retention, the value on offer with this machine more than makes up for its one relatively minor downfall.

The Breville Barista Touch

The Good

The Breville Barista Touch espresso machine is inarguably one of the best machines to come from Breville for newcomers to espresso. It’s earned this space in the niche thanks to three things: its intuitive design, consistency, and incredible versatility in its uses.

The most important features of the Barista Touch are a(n):

  • LED touchscreen
  • Solenoid valve
  • Milk frother/steam wand
  • ThermoJet boiler system
  • Integrated conical burr grinder
  • Built-in half-ounce bean hopper
  • 2-year repair guarantee

The Barista Touch’s LED touchscreen is by far its largest draw, as it makes the process of pulling a shot and preparing a drink downright easy. Additionally, its ThermoJet boiler system allows it to heat in as little as three seconds. Combined, this means that the Breville Barista Touch is an excellent all-in-one espresso machine for those who are often limited on time but still need a consistent, well-made shot of espresso here and there.

The Bad

The Breville Barista Touch has three main downsides:

  • Cleaning
  • Grind settings
  • Hopper size

First things first, the process of cleaning the Barista Touch is … not simple.

While many espresso machines are a massive hassle to clean, the need to disassemble the Barista Touch with the manual in hand is less than ideal. On a related note, the steam wand tends to quickly build “sediment” from frothed milk, making it a requirement to consistently clean the steam wand. Don’t get it twisted, though — more people need to clean their steam wand daily, so all in all, this can be seen as a net positive for cleanliness standards.

As for the less “big-picture” issues, the Barista Touch has two smaller downsides. Its grind settings, while vast, can be somewhat difficult to navigate at first glance, especially for those (like myself) who aren’t incredibly tech-minded.

Lastly, as more of a personal preference, I find that the hopper’s minuscule half-ounce volume can lead to more refilling than I’d like. Users who only use their machine once per day won’t find this to be an issue, but those who make multiple drinks per day will quickly see my point.

The Verdict

All in all, the Breville Barista Touch is a fantastic semi-automatic espresso machine for people still trying to learn espresso’s ins and outs. While it’s not without its downsides, those who want an incredibly intuitive, modern espresso machine will find that it fits the bill quite nicely. Users who want a more involved, advanced experience, though, will find that the Breville Barista Pro is likely the better option.

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The Breville Barista Pro

The Good

As a successor to the Barista Touch, the Breville Barista Pro aims to find the middle ground between the Touch’s ease of use and a more advanced, hands-on brewing process. It features some of its predecessor’s parts, including a(n):

  • ThermoJet boiler
  • Built-in conical burr grinder
  • Integrated half-ounce bean hopper
  • LCD (not touchscreen)
  • Steam wand
  • Volumetric shot control
  • 2-year limited warranty

This machine achieves the same silky-smooth extraction and frothing that its touchscreen sibling does but with a bit more involvement. For some, that may be less than ideal, but the automation of pre-extraction and extraction allows the user to exercise far more control over the entirety of the process.

Just like the Touch, the Barista Pro offers an incredibly fast (~3 seconds) heat time thanks to the ThermoJet heating system. In combination with its built-in grinder and hopper, this enables users to quickly pull espresso, even when rushing out the door. But should you find that you want to take a bit more time and care with your cuppa, the Barista Pro offers more than enough freedom to do so.

The Bad

Just like the Barista Touch, the Breville Barista Pro suffers from a poor coating on the steam wand. This leads to a buildup that is both unsanitary and somewhat difficult to remove, ultimately resulting in the need for daily cleaning.

Unlike the Touch, though, the Barista Pro has just a little more plastic in it, resulting in parts that are far easier to break or crack. If you exercise care with the machine and continue regular maintenance, this will likely not prove an issue — just be careful when moving.

It’s also worth noting that some users have had difficulty getting the steam wand’s water as hot as they’d like. While this could be a defect in the specific machine in question, it’s worth bearing in mind if you’re a fan of a cheeky cappuccino here and there.

The Verdict

The Breville Barista Pro offers the convenience that the Barista Touch offers in tandem with the control of a manual machine. As a semiautomatic espresso machine, it clears up the need to monitor dosing and shot extraction while offering a touch of involvement. This makes it an excellent choice for households that vary in experience.

Despite its wonderful performance overall, it’s worth noting that the build quality (plastic versus stainless steel) does leave some room for improvement. Nonetheless, if you’re willing to exercise a bit more caution and put in a touch more work, the Breville Barista Pro will provide delicious espresso at a moment’s notice.

Final Word

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Regardless of brand, there are a lot of excellent all-in-one coffee machines on the market. Breville’s Barista Touch and Barista Pro are examples of all-in-ones that genuinely can do it all; the Terra Kaffe TK-01 is sleek, stylish, and nearly foolproof; and the De’Longhi Dinamica combines the ease of use that many super-automatic machines offer with truly professional-grade quality and control.

While these all-in-ones won’t make you a French press, they can do just about anything else. From the coffee grinder to hot water and extraction, each machine above will provide you with a one-stop shop for your morning routine.

If you still have questions, feel free to peruse our wealth of articles breaking down machines by brand (like this or this). Or, if you’re feeling talkative, reach out to a Curated Coffee and Espresso Expert to get personally tailored advice — we like talking coffee.

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