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Best Manual / Semi-Automatic Coffee Machines

These are the best home coffee machines for coffee connoisseurs, allowing you to polish your barista skills and customise every aspect of your coffee. Grind and tamp coffee beans of your choice, control the pressure and temperature of water, and steam and froth your milk exactly the way you like it.

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Manual coffee machines tend to be pricier, but if you are looking for a Breville coffee machine or similar style, they are worth the level of control and flexibility you get. However, manual coffee makers aren't just limited to this specific style. Newer inventions and styles include the Aeropress and The Little Guy.

If you think a manual espresso machines is too costly, you might be surprised to find otherwise! Use our price filter, and perhaps you might find something like a Kmart coffee machine to be well within your budget.

Make sure you have everything you need to make the best coffee possible. Consider buying a coffee grinder if your machine doesn't come with one for the best coffee making experience. Need a milk frother? And for those early mornings when you need to take your coffee to go, do you need a Thermos or reusable coffee cup like a Keep Cup?

We have plenty of reviews to help you find the right coffee machine, grinder, milk frother and coffee cup. Take a look and if it helps you, come back and write a review to help other Aussies who love coffee too!

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100 listings

Breville The Oracle BES980
  • Award Winner 2018
  • 2017

Breville The Oracle BES980 · includes 2 listings

4.5 from 623 reviews

Latest review: Had this since it first launched several years ago and still going strong. I love how clean and convenient it is. Warms up quickly in the morning and is accurate on all the measures (grind, temp,

  • Consistency
    4.5 (47)
  • Build Quality
    4.4 (56)
  • Value for Money
    4.1 (57)
  • Ease of Use
    4.6 (56)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (55)
  • Noise Level
    3.4 (19)
  • Milk Frothing
    4.4 (49)
  • Pump Pressure15 bar
  • Input Power1,800 W
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Water Tank Capacity2.5 L
  • Colour / Finish Black and Stainless Steel
  • FeaturesDisplay Panel
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
  • Bean GrinderIntegrated Burr Grinder
  • Coffee Bean Capacity280 g
The Little Guy Home Barista Kit
  • Award Winner 2020
  • 2019
  • 2017

The Little Guy Home Barista Kit

4.6 from 167 reviews

Latest review: I have used this everyday for six years and never had a problem. I take it everywhere with me it is a hit camping. My coffee snob girlfriend (one of the reasons I love her) loves the coffee I make

Price (RRP) A$699.00

  • Consistency
    4.5 (21)
  • Build Quality
    4.7 (25)
  • Value for Money
    4.2 (25)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (25)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.4 (24)
  • Noise Level
    4.2 (10)
  • Milk Frothing
    4.2 (21)
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Water Tank Capacity0.25 L
  • Colour / Finish Stainless Steel
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
Breville Barista Express

Breville Barista Express · includes 4 listings

4.3 from 829 reviews

Latest review: Great coffee, some trial and error required. Heaps better than other more expensive machines. Our machine is getting smashed at the moment due to working from home. It’s never let us down. Need to p

  • Consistency
    4.6 (128)
  • Build Quality
    4.5 (147)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (146)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (147)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.4 (145)
  • Noise Level
    3.8 (72)
  • Milk Frothing
    4.5 (121)
  • Pump Pressure15 bar
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Water Tank Capacity2 L
  • Colour / Finish Black Sesame, Brushed Stainless Steel, Cranberry Red and Stainless Steel
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
  • Bean GrinderIntegrated Burr Grinder
  • Coffee Bean Capacity230 g to 250 g
Breville The Oracle Touch BES990
  • Award Winner 2020
  • 2019

Breville The Oracle Touch BES990 · includes 2 listings

4.8 from 67 reviews

Latest review: If you love coffe as much as I do, this is the beat coffe machine you will find on the market. Super easy to use and clean, bit expensive but it’s worth every dollar. I have had many coffe machines

  • Consistency
    4.8 (29)
  • Build Quality
    4.7 (33)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (32)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (34)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.8 (33)
  • Noise Level
    4.2 (14)
  • Milk Frothing
    4.8 (33)
  • Pump Pressure15 bar
  • Input Power2,400 W
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Water Tank Capacity2.5 L
  • Colour / Finish Black Truffle and Brushed Stainless Steel
  • FeaturesTouch Screen
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
  • Bean GrinderIntegrated Burr Grinder
  • Coffee Bean Capacity280 g
DeLonghi Dedica

DeLonghi Dedica · includes 7 listings

4.1 from 228 reviews

Latest review: We love the crema and consistency of our espressos. We don't use the frother much. Quick to warm up, self priming pump and easy to clean. Can't say anything negative about it. Plenty of accessories

  • Consistency
    4.3 (34)
  • Build Quality
    4.0 (40)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (40)
  • Ease of Use
    4.2 (40)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.9 (39)
  • Noise Level
    3.4 (27)
  • Milk Frothing
    3.9 (30)
  • Pump Pressure15 bar
  • Input Power1,300 W
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Water Tank Capacity1.1 L
  • Colour / Finish Black, Red, Stainless Steel and White
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
  • Bean GrinderNone
Rancilio Silvia

Rancilio Silvia · includes 5 listings

4.2 from 107 reviews

Latest review: After having Seaco Esspresso machine, we purchased Silvia Rancilio. It's small Esspresso machine but it serves purpose for many years. We love our coffees and believe this machine is good

Price (RRP) A$999.00

  • Consistency
    4.8 (11)
  • Build Quality
    4.2 (12)
  • Value for Money
    4.1 (12)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (11)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.1 (11)
  • Noise Level
    3.7 (6)
  • Milk Frothing
    4.7 (10)
  • Pump Pressure15 bar
  • Input Power1,100 W
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Water Tank Capacity2.5 L
  • Colour / Finish Stainless Steel
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
  • Bean GrinderNone
Sunbeam Mini Barista EM4300
  • Award Winner 2018

Sunbeam Mini Barista EM4300

4.0 from 215 reviews

Latest review: Died after 2 years.. but loved it up to that point.. used daily..the last sunbeam we owned lasted 10yrs plus.. products just arent built well these days sadly it

  • Consistency
    4.4 (55)
  • Build Quality
    3.3 (67)
  • Value for Money
    3.6 (66)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (66)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (65)
  • Noise Level
    3.3 (40)
  • Milk Frothing
    4.1 (55)
  • Pump Pressure15 bar
  • Input Power1,350 W
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Water Tank Capacity2 L
  • Colour / Finish Stainless Steel
  • Dimensions 330 x 295 x 250 mm
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
  • Bean GrinderNone
Breville Dynamic Duo BEP920

Breville Dynamic Duo BEP920 · includes 3 listings

4.5 from 53 reviews

Latest review: Bought this coffee machine a few months ago o replace a Nespresso machine and it was the best decision made so far. Easy to operate. A little noisy when heating the milk with the steamer but overall

  • Consistency
    4.8 (10)
  • Build Quality
    4.4 (13)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (13)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (13)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.2 (13)
  • Noise Level
    3.7 (3)
  • Milk Frothing
    4.8 (10)
  • Pump Pressure15 bar
  • Input Power2,200 W
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Water Tank Capacity2.5 L
  • Colour / Finish Black Sesame, Brushed Stainless Steel and Cranberry Red
  • FeaturesDisplay Panel
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
  • Bean GrinderStandalone Grinder Included
  • Coffee Bean Capacity280 g
Gaggia Classic

Gaggia Classic

4.4 from 65 reviews

Latest review: We bought this machine in June 2020 and it's going great. Neither of us were coffee experts but we've picked it up pretty easily, this machine makes it simple

Price (RRP) A$790.00

  • Consistency
    4.0 (6)
  • Build Quality
    4.2 (6)
  • Value for Money
    3.8 (6)
  • Ease of Use
    4.2 (6)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.8 (6)
  • Noise Level
    3.7 (3)
  • Milk Frothing
    3.3 (6)
  • Pump Pressure15 bar
  • Input Power1,300 W
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Water Tank Capacity2.1 L
  • Colour / Finish Stainless Steel
  • Dimensions 380 x 230 x 240 mm
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
  • Bean GrinderNone
Sunbeam Cafe Series Espresso EM7000

Sunbeam Cafe Series Espresso EM7000 · includes 5 listings

4.0 from 216 reviews

Latest review: 2nd EM7000 to fail after 2 EM6910s had similar issues. This is a replacement machine after the first EM7000 failed with 2 collars replaced and then the whole motherboard. Was promised a 12 month

  • Consistency
    4.0 (15)
  • Build Quality
    3.6 (16)
  • Value for Money
    3.5 (15)
  • Ease of Use
    4.3 (16)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (15)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (10)
  • Milk Frothing
    4.0 (13)
  • Pump Pressure15 bar
  • Input Power2,400 W
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Water Tank Capacity0.03 L
  • Colour / Finish Graphite, Matte Black, Red, Stainless Steel and White
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
  • Bean GrinderNone
Breville Duo-Temp Pro BES810BSS

Breville Duo-Temp Pro BES810BSS

4.0 from 94 reviews

Latest review: I've had this machine since Mother's Day and have been thoroughly enjoying it. It's incredibly easy to set up, use & clean. The milk steamer does output a bit of water before steaming but that's

  • Consistency
    4.4 (17)
  • Build Quality
    4.2 (16)
  • Value for Money
    4.3 (18)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (18)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (17)
  • Noise Level
    3.2 (11)
  • Milk Frothing
    4.7 (14)
  • Pump Pressure15 bar
  • Input Power1,700 W
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Water Tank Capacity1.8 L
  • Colour / Finish Brushed Stainless Steel
  • Dimensions 334 x 311.7 x 257 mm
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
Aerobie Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker

Aerobie Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker

4.5 from 41 reviews

Latest review: The simplicity & size of this contraption, makes it easy to take everywhere! Coffee is a personal preference for everyone and for me, it tastes far better than the Nespresso I had used for

Price (RRP) A$49.00

  • Consistency
    4.9 (7)
  • Build Quality
    5.0 (7)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (8)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (7)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.7 (7)
  • Noise Level
    5.0 (1)
  • Colour / Finish Black
  • Milk FrotherNone
  • Bean GrinderNone
Rocket Espresso Giotto

Rocket Espresso Giotto · includes 5 listings

4.9 from 25 reviews

Latest review: After owning this for almost 2 years, I have always been happy with its performance and reliability from day one. The casing is well made and designed, PID makes it very adjustable and fun to try

Price (RRP) A$3,599.00

  • Consistency
    4.5 (2)
  • Build Quality
    5.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (2)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (2)
  • Milk Frothing
    3.0 (1)
  • Input Power1,200 W
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Water Tank Capacity2.9 L
  • Colour / Finish Stainless Steel
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
  • Bean GrinderNone
Sunbeam Cafe Barista EM5000

Sunbeam Cafe Barista EM5000

3.8 from 126 reviews

Latest review: My old faithful sunbeam coffee machine finally gave up the ghost after eight years of sustained hard use. Replaced it with this a week ago. I'm a huge sunbeam fan ( hence the name Beamer) but

  • Consistency
    4.0 (26)
  • Build Quality
    3.5 (33)
  • Value for Money
    3.8 (34)
  • Ease of Use
    4.2 (32)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.9 (30)
  • Noise Level
    3.6 (20)
  • Milk Frothing
    3.4 (29)
  • Input Power1,470 W
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Colour / Finish Silver
  • Dimensions 320 x 224 x 268 mm
  • Milk FrotherIntegrated
  • Bean GrinderIntegrated Blade Grinder
Sunbeam Barista Max EM5300

Sunbeam Barista Max EM5300

3.9 from 90 reviews

Latest review: We have owned this coffee machine for almost a year now, we don’t use it as often as I thought we would because coffee beans are expensive, a lot of milk usage & it’s much quicker & easier to make an

  • Consistency
    4.0 (29)
  • Build Quality
    2.9 (36)
  • Value for Money
    3.4 (36)
  • Ease of Use
    4.1 (34)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.9 (35)
  • Noise Level
    3.4 (22)
  • Milk Frothing
    4.0 (31)
  • Pump Pressure15 bar
  • Input Power1,550 W
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Water Tank Capacity2.8 L
  • Colour / Finish Silver
  • Dimensions 410 x 320 x 350 mm
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
  • Bean GrinderIntegrated Burr Grinder
Breville Infuser BES840

Breville Infuser BES840 · includes 3 listings

3.8 from 99 reviews

Latest review: For someone operating with this sort of a budget, it is difficult to find a machine that offers better value. If you know what you're doing, you can pull a really top class shot from it. That said,

  • Consistency
    4.4 (9)
  • Build Quality
    4.4 (12)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (12)
  • Ease of Use
    4.6 (11)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (12)
  • Noise Level
    3.4 (5)
  • Milk Frothing
    4.2 (10)
  • Pump Pressure15 bar
  • Input Power1,700 W
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Colour / Finish Black Sesame, Brushed Stainless Steel and Cranberry
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
  • Bean GrinderNone
Smeg ECF01

Smeg ECF01 · includes 7 listings

4.1 from 56 reviews

Latest review: I really wanted to buy $5000 machine from one of the Italian premium brands but could never justify that cost for my home machine. After some research, I picked up the Smeg coffee machine along with

  • Consistency
    4.4 (11)
  • Build Quality
    4.0 (20)
  • Value for Money
    3.2 (20)
  • Ease of Use
    3.6 (21)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.1 (19)
  • Noise Level
    3.7 (11)
  • Milk Frothing
    3.1 (14)
  • Pump Pressure15 bar
  • Input Power1,350 W
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Water Tank Capacity1 L
  • Colour / Finish Black, Cream, Pale Blue and Red
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
  • Bean GrinderNone
Breville the Barista Touch BES880

Breville the Barista Touch BES880

4.6 from 23 reviews

Latest review: I'm very fussy when it comes to coffee. This machine is brilliant. Brews consistently beautiful coffee every time. Auto milk setting produces a sensational silky finish. We highly recommend this

  • Consistency
    4.6 (18)
  • Build Quality
    4.5 (19)
  • Value for Money
    4.1 (19)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (18)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.7 (18)
  • Noise Level
    4.5 (12)
  • Milk Frothing
    4.4 (17)
  • Input Power1,680 W
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Water Tank Capacity2 L
  • Colour / Finish Brushed Stainless Steel or Black Truffle
  • Dimensions 320 x 410 x 320 mm
  • FeaturesTouch Screen
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
  • Bean GrinderIntegrated Burr Grinder
  • Coffee Bean Capacity250 g
Sunbeam Piccolo Espresso EM2800

Sunbeam Piccolo Espresso EM2800

3.6 from 81 reviews

Latest review: Great little performer. But as with all espresso machines, it needs to be paired with a good grinder that will cost you two to three times the price of the machine. The grinder is by far the most

Price (RRP) A$139.00

  • Consistency
    4.2 (5)
  • Build Quality
    3.7 (6)
  • Value for Money
    4.2 (6)
  • Ease of Use
    3.8 (6)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.5 (6)
  • Noise Level
    2.0 (3)
  • Milk Frothing
    3.4 (5)
  • Pump Pressure15 bar
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Water Tank Capacity1.3 L
  • Colour / Finish Silver and Black
  • Dimensions 288 x 205 x 255 mm
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
DeLonghi Icona Pump Espresso

DeLonghi Icona Pump Espresso · includes 2 listings

3.3 from 111 reviews

Latest review: Machine stopped making espresso are 2 months. Descaled machine but didn't make any difference. Just drips water out of boiler outlet. Good while it lasted. Will be taking back for

  • Consistency
    3.5 (4)
  • Build Quality
    2.4 (5)
  • Value for Money
    2.2 (5)
  • Ease of Use
    3.4 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.0 (5)
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (2)
  • Milk Frothing
    4.0 (3)
  • Pump Pressure15 bar
  • Input Power1,100 W
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • Water Tank Capacity1.4 L
  • Colour / Finish Red, Black
  • Milk FrotherSteam Wand
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