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In many households, coffee not only provides the perfect start to the day, but is also part of the day or as a "dessert". In order to be able to enjoy perfect coffee at home, as if from a barista, you need a coffee machine that meets your expectations of good coffee and serves you in the best possible way every day.

In our Bosch coffee maker test 2021, we would like to introduce it to you in more detail. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the web. In this way, we would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best appliance for you.

You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should definitely pay attention to if you want to buy a Bosch coffee maker.




The most important information in brief

  • The Bosch company has the highest standards for all its appliances to give us the time we need to improve our quality of life.
  • Bosch coffee machines are in the mid-price range and offer solid value for money.
  • Decisive factors for the choice of your coffee machine should be price, design and available space in your kitchen, in addition to your demands on the coffee itself.

The Best Bosch Coffee Maker: Our Picks

Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a Bosch coffee maker

What is the price range of Bosch coffee makers?

As usual, Bosch also offers German quality products in the coffee machine sector, which are available in different price ranges depending on features and requirements.

The brand's more expensive coffee machines certainly include the built-in fully automatic coffee machines, which with their elegant design blend into your kitchen and offer more than just a beautiful sight with their excellent coffee.

With the filter coffee machines and the Tassimo capsule machine, Bosch also offers a suitable appliance for the small kitchen and the slim budget.

Coffee machine Average price
Fully automatic coffee maker 350 - 450 €
Built-in fully automatic coffee maker 1,500 - 2,000 €
Filter coffee maker 40 - 90 €
Tassimo capsule machine 40 - 120 €

What distinguishes a Bosch coffee machine from other manufacturers?

When Robert Bosch founded the first Bosch workshop in 1886, he also laid the foundation for uncompromising quality, technical perfection and reliability.

Bosch sets the highest quality standards for its appliances.

For almost a century and a half now, Bosch has been known by its customers for precisely this.

However, the Bosch brand also keeps up with the times in terms of design and technical innovation and offers the option of "Home Connect" as an additional feature of some coffee machines. With this app, for example, the coffee machine can be switched on and controlled from bed in the morning - so that it already smells like freshly brewed coffee when you enter the kitchen.

What alternatives are there to Bosch coffee machines?

Bosch's coffee machines are in the mid-price segment and offer good value for money overall. Bosch also offers a successful innovation with its Tassimo capsule machine, which can brew up to 40 other drinks from well-known manufacturers in addition to coffee.

If you are prepared to pay more for your fully automatic coffee maker or even the built-in fully automatic coffee maker, you could also have a lot of fun with an electric barista from DeLonghi, Jura or Siemens.

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As we all know, tastes are different - so it's also important to find your own personal coffee preferences when buying a new coffee machine.
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Decision: What types of Bosch coffee makers are there and which is the right one for you?

If you are thinking about buying a Bosch coffee maker, you basically have four options to choose from:

  • Filter coffee makers
  • Fully automatic coffee makers
  • Built-in fully automatic coffee machines
  • Tassimo capsule machine

In the following section, we would like to help you decide which Bosch coffee maker is the right one for you.

What distinguishes a Bosch filter coffee maker and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

For many of us, filter coffee machines are almost part of childhood memories from visits to relatives and family breakfasts at the weekend. And for good reason - this preparation method has not only delivered good coffee for many decades, but also larger quantities of consistently aromatic coffee at once, if required. The preparation is simple and relatively inexpensive.

Advantages
  • VolumeAutomatic for optimal brewing even of small quantities
  • Removable water tank
  • Thermos jug made of double-walled stainless steel for extensive breakfasts
  • Relatively inexpensive
Disadvantages
  • Filter coffee takes a little time to brew
  • Only for coffee powder, does not include a grinder for beans
  • Cappuccino and co. require a little barista skill of their own

What distinguishes a Bosch fully automatic coffee maker and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

For many people, a fully automatic coffee maker is an integral part of a well-stocked kitchen. It's quick and easy to prepare and offers a wide variety of good coffee. Even the milk foam for the cappuccino or latte is effortless with this model at any hour of the day - or when time is tight in the morning.

Advantages
  • OneTouch function for every coffee, whether espresso, cappuccino or latte
  • SensoFlow system ensures maximum aroma thanks to ideal and constant brewing temperature
  • Simple operation for good coffee
Disadvantages
  • Requires more space on the kitchen cupboard than a filter coffee machine or Tassimo machine
  • Somewhat more expensive to buy than those machines that can still be operated manually

What distinguishes a Bosch built-in fully automatic coffee machine and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

In addition to the great convenience of a fully automatic coffee machine, this coffee not only tastes fantastic, but also blends in perfectly with the design of your kitchen. The built-in coffee machine can also be combined perfectly with other built-in appliances from Bosch.

Advantages
  • SensoFlow system ensures maximum aroma thanks to ideal and constant brewing temperature
  • blends seamlessly into the kitchen front
  • automatic steam cleaning after every drink
Disadvantages
  • Requires fixed space in the kitchen front
  • Repair and replacement may be more complicated as the appliance has to be removed first

What distinguishes a Bosch Tassimo capsule machine and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

The Tassimo capsule machine from Bosch is simple, fast and versatile. It not only brews good coffee, but also provides up to 40 other beverages from well-known manufacturers. The space required for a Tassimo machine is also almost as small as the purchase costs of the device.

Advantages
  • Perfect beverage quality thanks to INTELLIBREW
  • Easy preparation thanks to one-button operation and Smart Start
  • Preparation of over 40 different beverages, not just coffee
  • Compact device
Disadvantages
  • Larger amount of waste due to many individual capsules
  • Cannot be combined with capsule products from other manufacturers
  • Beverage personalisation only possible with individual versions of Tassimo
  • Capsules are more expensive than coffee from another coffee machine

Buying criteria: You can use these factors to compare and evaluate Bosch coffee makers

In the following, we will show you which aspects you can use to decide between the many possible coffee machines.
The criteria you can use to compare the coffee machines with each other include:

In the following paragraphs, we will explain what is important in the individual criteria.

Built-in / freestanding

Whether you choose a built-in or freestanding coffee machine is primarily a matter of taste and how much space you have available. In most cases, a built-in appliance is only an option if you are planning a new kitchen, because like other electrical appliances, they are built into the fronts. This results in a clear design that is also compatible with other Bosch built-in appliances.

Coffee

You should also take your coffee preferences into account when choosing a coffee machine.

For example, if a special coffee bean is your absolute favourite and you don't want to do without it, it makes sense to buy one of Bosch's fully automatic coffee machines, which grinds the beans fresh before each brewing. If, on the other hand, you prefer to buy a traditional hand grinder to grind the coffee freshly for the filter machine, just like grandmother, there is of course nothing to be said against it - as long as you don't annoy your neighbours.

For a quick overview, we have listed the recommended coffee maker for each of the different types of coffee.

Coffee recommended coffee machine advantage disadvantage
Bean fully automatic coffee machine always freshly ground, perfect coffee enjoyment somewhat more expensive to buy
Powder filter coffee machine consistently good quality, even with larger quantities at once requires some manual work and time to go through
Capsule Tassimo capsule machine large variety of drinks, prepared quickly and cleanly a lot of waste produced by each individual capsule

Preparation method

When it comes to the preparation method, the first question is - how do you prefer to drink your coffee? Deep black or with lots of milk? Cappuccino for breakfast, espresso for dessert and a quick brown coffee with milk before going to the gym?
In the following table, we have compiled for you which Bosch coffee machine does what best.

Preparation method Coffee enjoyment
Fully automatic coffee maker espresso, brown, latte, cappuccino and latte macchiato like a barista
Filter coffee machine black and, with a little skill, also latte and cappuccino/latte macchiato
Capsule machine all-rounder incl. exotic combinations from well-known manufacturers

Accessories & additional features

Under the operation "to meet the highest demands", Bosch coffee makers must not only be able to make good coffee, but also have many additional features to make everyday life easier and sweeter.

  • Timer
    Provides a pre-heated coffee machine directly when you get up, no more waiting time.
  • Home Connect
    Allows various Bosch appliances to be networked with each other and controlled via a smartphone app.
  • Calc n Clean
    Is the integrated cleaning programme of the fully automatic coffee makers and ensures that the coffee machine is automatically decalcified and cleaned.
  • Auto off
    Prevents unnecessary power consumption when you forget to switch off the coffee machine in the morning.
  • AutoMilk Clean
    Is a fully automatic steam cleaning after each drink from the Bosch built-in fully automatic coffee machines.

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Who doesn't know it - the bed is so comfortable in the morning that later it's hectic in the kitchen to get to work on time. So why not operate the coffee machine from bed?
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Location in the kitchen

When choosing your coffee maker, it also makes sense to consider a few factors to make it as comfortable as possible to operate, clean and perform other regular tasks such as refilling the water tank & beans. Among other things, you should pay attention to the following criteria:

  • Accessibility Water tank
  • Accessibility of bean container
  • Accessibility Coffee puck container
  • Removable drip tray
  • Dimensions of the coffee machine
  • Power connection or length of power cable

Facts worth knowing on the subject of Bosch coffee machines

Are there spare parts and other accessories for Bosch coffee makers?

Yes, Bosch offers a wide range of spare parts for its coffee machines in addition to replacement jugs, additional glass jugs, stainless steel jugs and thermos jugs. These can be ordered via the manufacturer's website, among other places.

What is the best way to look after my Bosch coffee machine?

Most Bosch coffee makers have automatic cleaning programmes and Calc n Clean, which can be suggested by the machine or activated manually. Descaling and cleaning tablets are also available.

Of course, there is nothing to stop you from cleaning the spout of your coffee machine manually on a regular basis. It is also advisable to dispose of the coffee grounds promptly to avoid the formation of mould.

Detailed cleaning instructions for each model can be found in the operating instructions.

What is the warranty on Bosch coffee makers?

All Bosch household appliances come with a 2-year manufacturer's warranty, which can easily be extended with a chargeable upgrade.

In the event of a repair, Bosch customer service is available every day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is there for you. If necessary, Bosch will send someone from the service team to carry out a repair or, in the case of small appliances, refer you to a dealer in your area.

What other products does Bosch offer?

The Bosch brand has gradually made a name for itself in various areas of household appliances. Today, the company not only produces coffee machines, but also facilitates the household in the areas of cooking & baking, washing & drying, dishwashing, cooling & freezing, ironing and vacuuming.

Above all, the fully automatic built-in coffee machines from Bosch can be easily combined with other built-in kitchen appliances to create a uniform kitchen front.

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