How To Choose A Quality Built-In Coffee System?

Remodeling a kitchen not only adds value to your home but also allows you to enjoy a beautiful life style at home. Kitchen major appliances have played increasingly important roles in any of these renovation projects thanks to the features like energy saving, powerful functions, innovative technologies and integrated modern design. However, you may feel overwhelming to decide what and which appliance to purchase since there is just too much information out there. That is why we started to write about the kitchen major appliances not long ago and hope the information we present here can be of any help to your kitchen renovation or refresh project. In today’s blog, we are going to talk about built-in coffee system. So, if you always dream to wake up to a cup of gourmet coffee or plan to put up a chic coffee bar you’ve always wanted in time for the next party, read on to find if a built-in coffee system is for you.

Appliances are disappearing from countertops in today’s luxury homes. Built-in coffee makers offer a one-stop coffee shop in your kitchen. Such integrated brew systems are becoming both more common and increasingly automated—able to make a cup of coffee that fits individual tastes. Whether your regular order is a black coffee or something special, a quality built-in coffee machine makes it easy to be your own barista from the comfort of home. With a sleek and modern design and minimal fuss, this fully automated kitchen feature can have the perfect cuppa joe in your hands, ready to greet the day in no time.  A built-in coffee system usually includes a bean grinder with a half-dozen settings, adjustable dispensers that accommodate a range of cup sizes and multiple spouts that allow more than one drink to be prepared at the same time. Here are the benefits of a built-in coffee system.

  • Free up the countertop space. Built-in coffee machines save a lot of countertop space because there is nothing bulky on your countertop, no cords that you constantly mess around.
  • Sleek and modern. A built-in coffee maker is a statement-making piece in a kitchen, offering you an integrated and stream-lined look.
  • Fresh taste. Built-in coffee machines usually come with a grinder since they are bean-to-cup devices. Brewing coffee with freshly ground coffee gives you a fresh and rich-tasting cup of coffee.
  • A reliable source of hot water. Since your built-in coffee machine is permanently connected to a water supply, it can constantly provide you with hot water to make a variety of hot drinks for yourself. 
  • Cost effectivity. If you are a regular at your nearest coffee shop, buying an appliance to make coffee at home might save you money instead of getting a take-out coffee for yourself. 

Here are the must-have features when you are looking for one:

Integration

Built-in coffee machines can integrate into any kitchen design as it displays a modern look. It offers easy installation to the surrounding kitchen fixtures since most of these coffee machines are made of top quality materials that contribute positively to the overall kitchen design.

Likewise, these sophisticated built-in coffee machines create a streamlined look which captivates the minimalist concept that is clutter-free and countertop space-saving. Most importantly, you can find built-in coffee machines in different finish options, with stainless steel as the most popular finish for its simplicity.

Milk Frother

What makes a coffee machine extra special is its ability to produce a rich, creamy froth. Any coffee machine can do it, but built-in coffee machines can prepare it consistently no matter how many times you use it. The secret? It’s in the boilers.

Integrated espresso machines use steel boilers because they can absorb and retain heat. It enables you to brew a large number of shots because the boiler will not cool quickly. At the same time, you can steam milk and produce froth simultaneously while maintaining the milk’s temperature at its best.

So when you use a UHT milk to create a creamy foam with a built-in coffee machine, expect its quality to liken the froth often prepared by professional baristas.

Adjustable Coffee Grinder

The most flavorful coffee has a preferred grind quality. There’s no one-grind-fits-all. So if you want to buy an espresso machine to use frequently and produce the same quality of coffee, the built-in coffee machine is your sure bet.

Removable Water Tank with In-line Water Supply

Recent models of built-in coffee machines come with a removable water tank with inline water supply. It is a must-have integrated coffee machine to include in your kitchen renovation if you can’t go a day without espresso.

A direct connection to a water supply in your espresso machine eliminates the need to frequently refill the water tank of your fully automatic coffee maker. It secures you from possible accidents from water spillage, especially on internal electrical components. 

Also, it prevents water from sitting too long in the water tank because an inline water supply guarantees fresh water for a freshly brewed coffee. However, if you’ll be opting for an espresso machine with inline water supply, make sure that the water quality is “soft” or between 0 ppm and 50 ppm. That’s because hard water can damage an espresso machine.

Easy to Clean

Fully automatic and semi-automatic built-in coffee makers are high-end kitchen appliances, but it doesn’t mean that these are hard to maintain. They are easy to clean and maintain as each, and every automatic coffee maker has a descaling program and removable parts. Best of all, some of these parts are dishwasher-safe.

Descaling program in espresso machines is an essential feature because it removes mineral build up in the brew group of the device. Keep in mind that all water contains minerals that pass through the coffee machine. It can accumulate in the heating component of the coffee machine, which is called limescale. If not removed, it can affect the taste of your coffee.

Warranty

A warranty is an essential feature to look at coffee machines because it shows how much manufacturers care about their customers’ experience and products. You can use the warranty for repairs or replacement if something goes wrong with the product you’ve purchased.

Here are some of our favorite built-in coffee systems:

Miele CVA6805WH

24 Inch Plumbed Built-In Coffee System with Auto Cleaning, Built-In Water Filter, Removable Water Tank, OneTouch for Two, Timer, EasyClick Milk Flask, AromaticSystem, ComfortDoor, CupSensor, ComfortClean, Coffee Pot Function, Cappuccino , M Touch Control, Safety and System Lock, Machine Hygiene Made Easy, A Plus For Filtration, Easily Removable Brew Unit, Programmable User Profiles, PureLine Design, CleanTouch Steel, MultiLingua in Brilliant White

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Miele CVA6805SS

24 Inch Plumbed Built-In Coffee System with Auto Cleaning, Built-In Water Filter, Removable Water Tank, OneTouch for Two, Timer, EasyClick Milk Flask, AromaticSystem, ComfortDoor, CupSensor, ComfortClean, Coffee Pot Function, Cappuccino , M Touch Control, Safety and System Lock, Machine Hygiene Made Easy, A Plus For Filtration, Easily Removable Brew Unit, Programmable User Profiles, PureLine Design, CleanTouch Steel, MultiLingua in Clean Touch Steel

24 Inch Plumbed Built-In Coffee System with Auto Cleaning, Built-In Water Filter, Removable Water Tank, OneTouch for Two, Timer, EasyClick Milk Flask, AromaticSystem, ComfortDoor, CupSensor, ComfortClean, Coffee Pot Function, Cappuccino , M Touch Control, Safety and System Lock, Machine Hygiene Made Easy, A Plus For Filtration, Easily Removable Brew Unit, Programmable User Profiles, PureLine Design, CleanTouch Steel, MultiLingua in Clean Touch Steel.

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Miele CVA6805OBSW

Miele CVA6805OBSW

24 Inch Plumbed Built-In Coffee System with Auto Cleaning, Built-In Water Filter, Removable Water Tank, OneTouch for Two, Timer, EasyClick Milk Flask, AromaticSystem, ComfortDoor, CupSensor, ComfortClean, Coffee Pot Function, Cappuccino , M Touch Control, Safety and System Lock, Machine Hygiene Made Easy, A Plus For Filtration, Easily Removable Brew Unit, Programmable User Profiles, PureLine Design, CleanTouch Steel, MultiLingua in Obsidian Black

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Miele CVA6805GRGR

4 Inch Plumbed Built-In Coffee System with Auto Cleaning, Built-In Water Filter, Removable Water Tank, OneTouch for Two, Timer, EasyClick Milk Flask, AromaticSystem, ComfortDoor, CupSensor, ComfortClean, Coffee Pot Function, Cappuccino , M Touch Control, Safety and System Lock, Machine Hygiene Made Easy, A Plus For Filtration, Easily Removable Brew Unit, Programmable User Profiles, PureLine Design, CleanTouch Steel, MultiLingua in Graphite Grey

The 24″ Plumbed Whole Bean Coffee System will be the only coffee machine you need. The onetouch function proudces two hot drinks simultaneously. The unit is plumbed so no need to constantly manage a water tank. Easily control the unit with the M Touch controls. 

Features:

M Touch ControlsM Touch Controls are both easy-to-operate and navigate. An intuitive swipe of the screen will quickly lead you to your desired selection

OneTouch and OneTouch for Two All bean-to-cup coffee machines are equipped with the new OneTouch for Two function as well as with the already familiar OneTouch feature. This function allows you to make two delicious coffee specialities at the same time by simply touching a button. The program starts automatically. Because preparation takes less time, you have more time together.

ComfortDoor Only Miele coffee machines give you convenient access to the removable water container, the drip tray and the waste container once you have swung out the complete front section.

Automatic Rinsing Function and Cleaning Programs Innovative technology that benefits you directly. The convenient cleaning programs together with the automatic rinsing function achieve perfect results for handling and Filtration. Limescale and soiling are prevented before they can build up. This contributes to a longer service life and helps maintain the value of your coffee machine.

Automatic Rinsing of Water Container Milk Pipework Excellent user convenience: “After making special coffees with milk, the machine is cleaned automatically.”

ComfortCleanThe ComfortClean system makes hygiene very easy. Many of the coffee machine parts, such as for example, the waste container can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher. This contributes significantly to maintaining the value of the appliance.

System LockThe system lock can be set at the touch of a fingertip. The appliance is then protected from inadvertent operation, i.e. by children.

AromaticSystem More room for more taste. The brew chamber of Miele coffee machines expands when water flows in. The ground coffee is mixed very thoroughly with the water and the coffee aroma can unfold even better. You can look forward to enjoying wonderfully aromatic coffee.

EasyClick Milk System“With the convenient EasyClick feature, the milk system can be easily snapped into place or removed from the front via the appliance door.” “In addition to easier docking, the Generation 6000 coffee machines have another new feature:” The milk flask is made from high-quality glass. “In addition to easier cleaning, glass allows you to check how full the flask is.”

Ground Coffee Chute In addition to the bean container, Miele bean-to-cup coffee machines also have a chute for ground coffee. You can use this to make a second type of coffee, e.g. decaffeinated coffee using ready ground coffee.

Coffee Pot Function When you have visitors: “At the touch of a button, the CVA 6000 dispenses up to 8 cups of coffee one after the other into a coffee pot placed under the spout.”

CupSensorT he unique CupSensor makes using the Generation 6000 coffee machines even easier. The sensor recognizes the height of the cup and positions the central spout accordingly. The ideal distance not only avoids spluttering, but also ensures the perfect coffee temperature and the best possible crema. After adding the milk, the central spout moves upwards by .39 in to prevent soiling.

ClearView Lighting Your coffee in perfect view at all times – only with BrilliantLight. The soft LED light showcases every cup and provides an ambient mood in your kitchen. BrilliantLight is the perfect complement for the balanced design of all coffee machines and provides a visual highlight that makes coffee enjoyment even more pleasurable.

Timer Functions Switch-on and switch-off of the coffee machine can be programmed individually and according to your needs. For instance, your first cup of coffee can be dispensed in the morning; Coffee can be made as soon as you get up, as the machine switches on automatically; it also switches off automatically in the evening. To conserve energy, the coffee machine can be switched off completely after it has not been used for some time.

Thermador TCM24PS

This 24″ Built-In Coffee Machine Plumbed from Thermador will be the best addition to your place. The unit features Home Connect, Removable Milk Container, and One Touch Function. Available at AppliancesConnection

Features:

Plumbed Coffee MachineIncludes direct plumb for water and drain connection with AquaStop® plus protection

8 Personalized BeveragesPerfect for frequent selections, coffee customization settings store up to 8 personalized beverages with names so family members and house guests can program their favorite drinks—from single shot espresso, to tea, to extralarge cappuccinos

Home Connect™Equipped with the Thermador Connected Experience by Home Connect™

TFT DisplayEasy to read color TFT display illustrates beverage selection, including size and temperature control

Sensor AlertsSensor alerts when coffee beans and water level is low

Ceramic Disk Grinding System

Ceramic Disks deliver quality performance and minimize noise allowing for a smooth, consistent texture and flavor in every cup

Height-adjustable DispenserHeight-adjustable dispenser with dual spouts for brewing 2 cups at a time

Adjustable Beverage AmountsBeverages can be adjusted in small increments

One Touch FunctionOne Touch Function for coffee and milk/ froth

Additional Features:

  • Fully automatic rinse program
  • 2-disk grinding units made of high performance ceramic disks
  • Adjustable grinding settings for very fine to coarse
  • Powder drawer
  • Built-In water filter
  • 1 lb. Bean container
  • 10-cup water container
  • Removable stainless steel milk container

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Fisher Paykel EB24DSXB1

Fisher Paykel EB24DSXB1

The 24″ Built-In Non-Plumbed Coffee Maker from Fisher and Paykel features 5 Coffee Temperature Settings, Self Clean, and Water Tank. Available at AppliancesConnection

Features:

Coffee ChoiceFisher & Paykel’s Coffee Maker has 13 different options to suit individual taste and selection – from Americano to  Macchiato

Self CleaningThe Coffee Maker has a self-cleaning function and comes with a removable drip tray and a waste container for used coffee grounds.

Designed to MatchFinished in black reflective glass with a polished metal trim, this Coffee Maker matches the full companion product set and the rest of the Fisher & Paykel kitchen family.

Coffee Your WayProgram an automatic setting to start up at the same time each day and memorise your favourite coffee. The intuitive touch display includes refill, cleaning and maintenance data, while twin LED lights illuminate your beverages so you can see what you are doing on those dark mornings.

Sized to SuitThis 24” Built-in Coffee Maker is perfect for the compact kitchen and can be placed virtually anywhere. All companion products can be installed at a convenient height to suit your kitchen design and preference.

Barista-style CoffeeThe conical burr grinder delivers a consistent grind for the perfect coffee. Set it to suit your preference.

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Jenn-Air JJB6424HM

Jenn-Air JJB6424HM

This Built-in Coffee System by Jenn-Air allows you to brew espresso to frothed milk cappuccino on demand. The system can customize the strength, temperature and grind of up to 4 oz. of espresso. Available at AppliancesConnection

Features:

Built-In Coffee SystemBold flavor. Rich crema. A heavenly aroma. From expertly crafted espresso to frothed milk cappuccino, the JennAir® built-in coffee system is calibrated precisely to prepare coffee on demand, refined to anyone’s taste. Brew up to 4 oz. of luscious espresso with customized strength, temperature and grind. Sip. Savor. The perfect cupawaits.

LED LightingLED lights instinctively come alive, chasing away shadows to reveal vivid details.

Water ReservoirWith no direct plumbing required, installing and keeping your built-in coffee system brimming with water is seamless.

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Jenn-Air JBC7624BS

JBC7624BS 24″ Built in Coffee System has dual boiler that help you ensure the idea coffee or espresso brewing temperature and get the perfect extraction and flavor. It also have a serving size customization that allow you to match the number of guests your having from small shot of espresso to large mug of coffee. Available at AppliancesConnection

Features: 

Whole Coffee Bean SystemYour built-in coffee system does it all – from storing coffee beans, to grinding the beans before brewing, to discarding the coffee-grounds puck into the grounds compartment – letting you enjoy barista-style coffee drinks with ease.

Frothing System with Integrated Milk ContainerBrew coffeehouse-style cappuccinos and lattes, complete with light or thick froth, with this easy-to-use frothing system featuring a one-button cleaning process.

Cappuccino OptionEnjoy coffeehouse-style cappuccinos – complete with light or thick froth and perfectly tailored to your strength and size preferences – without leaving home.

Adjustable Coffee StrengthSatisfy everyone’s coffee-strength preferences by choosing from extra mild to extra strong.

Dual BoilerTwo boilers help ensure an ideal coffee and espresso brewing temperature for perfect extraction and flavor.

Removable Brewing UnitMaintaining your built-in coffee system is simple with this removable, easy-to-access and easy-to-clean brewing unit.

Temperature CustomizationMeet your guests’ coffee, espresso and cappuccino temperature preferences by selecting from three temperature levels.

Coffee/Espresso BrewingBrew barista-style coffee or pull shots of espresso with perfect crema at any time, brewed to the strength and size of you or your guests’ preferences.

Hot Water DispenseBrew tea and prepare hot chocolate or any other drink that requires hot water.

Water ReservoirWith this easy-to-fill water reservoir, no plumbing is required during installation – letting you locate the built-in coffee system in any area of your home

LED LightingBuilt-in LED lighting provides clear visibility and a refined appearance in any home.

Auto-Start ModeYour built-in coffee system is ready for brewing the moment you are when you select this mode, which ensures the system is turned on and pre-heated at the time of your choosing.

Auto-Off ModeEnsure that your built-in coffee system is on only when needed by selecting this mode, which turns the system off when not in use.

Descaling ModeIt’s easy to keep your built-in coffee system performing optimally with this simple-to-use maintenance mode.

Statistics FunctionIt’s easy to keep track of your built-in coffee system’s usage statistics with this convenient function.


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Still looking for a countertop coffee machine? Check out our handpicked countertop coffee machines below:

Miele CM 5310 Silence Countertop Coffee Machines 

Miele CM 5310 Silence Countertop Coffee Machines

CM 5310 Silence Countertop Coffee Machines with AromaticSystemFresh, ComfortClean, OneTouch Preparation, Coffee/Tea Pot Function, Ground Coffee Chute, Individual Settings, System Lock in Tayberry Red


Miele CM6350GRGR


Miele CM6350GRGR

Miele CM7750OBSW

Miele CM7750OBSW

CM 7750 OBSW Countertop Coffee Machine with CoffeeSelect, AutoDescale, WiFiConn@ct, OneTouch for Two, AromaticSystemFresh, in Obsidian Black

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