Choosing the right coffee machine for you: Filter, capsule or bean-to-cup?

Choosing the right coffee machine for you: Filter, capsule or bean-to-cup?
Written by
Samuel Kurn

It's time to find the right coffee machine for YOU! 

Deciding on the correct coffee machine can be a difficult decision, given the fact there is so much choice on the market to date. Filter machines, bean-to-cup machines and capsule systems all have their pros and cons. Price, cups-per-day,  and how easy the machine is to clean, are all key factors when it comes to making the decision. If you've been on our Online Shop before or this is your first time - this Tchibo Coffee Blog is here to give you a little guidance when making that decision! 

With filter machines, simply pour cold water in the top of the machine where it is warmed by a heating element before dripping down through a basket of coffee into a decanter below. In turn, kept warm by a hot plate. All of our filter machines are compatible with our conveniently packaged 3 pint filter coffee too!

The brand: Bravilor Bonamat is a family founded business which has innovation and advanced technology at the heart of it. A trusted brand with a global presence, thus giving you the confidence you need as a consumer. I will now give an overview of our filter coffee machines below!

Bravilor Novo 

Unbeatable on price, the popular Bravilor Bonamat Novo is a filter coffee machine perfect for locations without a water connection and where serving a high volume is required. Filling a 1.7 litre jug in just 5 minutes, it serves delicious, fresh filter coffee in an instant. The coffee machine itself is easy to operate too, with two self-regulating hot plates that preserve the freshness and quality of the coffee. 

More importantly, this machine is all about being able to cater for groups of people quickly and efficiently. Capable of producing up to 1,500 cups of coffee per day, the Novo is your ideal front-of-house filter coffee maker. The Novo comes with two Bravilor decanters and a 12-month warranty.

Bravilor Iso

With the robustly designed Bravilor Iso you can quickly brew your desired amount of delicious coffee. The filter coffee machine features a manual filling system for sites where connection to the water mains is unavailable, so you can enjoy freshly brewed coffee anytime and anywhere. This quick filter equipment is designed in high-quality stainless steel with black accents and both machines are equipped with a plastic filter pan.

One stainless steel vacuum flask (2 litres) and plastic filter pan included.

Bravilor TH 

The TH is designed for brewing delicious, fresh filter coffee directly into a vacuum container or airpot flask. The high-quality stainless steel combined with black accents give the Bravilor Bonamat TH a modern appearance.

Easy to use, with signals that indicate when the coffee is ready and when the machine needs descaling. Ideal for locations without water connection. Including stainless steel filter pan. Vacuum container or airpot flask not included.


Our capsule system is simple to operate, simply placing our Tchibo Cafissimo, Piacetto Espresso or any caffitaly compatible capsule into the machine. At a press of a button, the capsule is pierced and hot water is filtered through - dispensing into your mug of choice. 

Tchibo Cafisismo Compact 

The Cafissimo Compact system offers you ultimate Tchibo coffee quality in combination with an easy to use capsule machine. You can now enjoy your coffee whenever and however you like - perfect espresso, caffe crema and filter coffee. Just press a button and your Cafissimo Compact will do the rest.

Choose from our range of exclusive Tchibo Cafissimo and authentic Italian Piacetto Espresso capsules, created for Cafissimo. Cleaning is made easy too, with Durgol Swiss Espresso. Ensuring the best quality coffee and extending the lifespan of your coffee machine.  

Sleek on the eye, a variety of flavoured capsules to choose from and at a unbelievable price too: just £39.90 (I know, WOW!).

Bean-to-cup machines work by grinding whole beans, running hot water through and then in turn producing a beautiful espresso based drink or hot chocolate. These machines are great for home use - typically, for low volume demands. Latte macchiato, cappuccino, mocha - just at the press of a button... Sounds good right?

JURA WE8 Chrome 

Now, let me introduce you to JURA. Innovation and quality are just a few of the qualities that make up the DNA of the Swiss manufacturer JURA. The WE8 is at the pinnacle of the machines we have on offer (yes, this means it's the most expensive), simply the ultimate coffee machine for the home. What makes this machine even better is the fact that you receive 5 kilos of coffee FREE with your purchase. Anyone who appreciates the finer things in life, a wide choice of speciality coffees and aesthetics will love the WE8.

A water tank with a 3 litre holding capacity, a bean container for 500 grams of coffee beans and a coffee grounds container with a capacity of 25 portions make the elegant professional coffee machine the ideal solution for locations where around 30 speciality coffees are consumed per day. Innovative technologies revolutionise the enjoyment of coffee.

What's more, the one-touch function creates trend specialities like latte macchiato, flat white or cappuccino very simply at the touch of a button. Buttons on the front of the machine and a modern TFT display make operation incredibly simple even for inexperienced users. 

If you are conscious about your budget however, we offer the JURA WE6 and the JURA Impressa F9 as alternatives, both yet again - phenomenal in design and exceptional build quality set these bean-to-cup machines from the rest on the market for sure!

If you are still left scratching your head as to what coffee machine to purchase... Email us at and we'll be more than happy to respond to any questions you may have. Ready to buy the machine of your dreams? Shop the range by hitting the button below! 

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