If you're anything like us, you're probably spending too much of your pay cheque on the likes of Starbucks for your daily brew. However, there is another option. Invest in a coffee machine at home and you can become your own barista, cutting out the middle man and saving both time and money in the long run. Though of course you'll still have to find a way to sort out your own croissants. 

Depending on what type of machine you go for - and believe us, there are plenty to choose from - you can spend a lot kitting out your kitchen to rival a coffee shop. Luckily, home coffee machines are pretty regularly on offer - especially during the Christmas season. There are also a broad range of devices at various price points to choose from, so it's usually possible to avoid paying full price if you know what to look for.

We've also rounded up the best coffee makers and machines in our handy article, if you want a quick look at which machines we rate highly, and take a look at our guide to the best smart kitchen gadgets if you're looking for more kitchen tech.

Best coffee machine deals for Christmas 2019

Best coffee machine discounts: What to look for

You'll find a few recurring brands like Tassimo, Nespresso, DeLonghi and Bosch when looking for your coffee machine. The first thing to figure out though is what sort of coffee machine you're looking for. There are four main categories, and which is right to you will depend on how fussy you are, how much you're willing to spend, and how much work you want to put into your morning brew.

Manual espresso machines

The coffee obsessive's machine of choice, home espresso machines are essentially mini versions of what you'll find in a typical coffee shop. These rely on highly pressurised steam to produce shots of espresso, which you can then mix with milk or water for longer drinks. A manual espresso machine is probably the way to get the absolute best coffee at home, but it does require a bit more patience and effort, and it may take you time to learn how to make it just right.

Bean-to-cup machines

If that sounds like a lot of work, you might prefer a bean-to-cup machine. These are essentially automatic espresso machines: you just add the beans, hit a button, and the machine will grind, heat, and brew, delivering you a shot of espresso with minimal effort. There is one big downside: you'll have to pay for all that tech, with good bean-to-cup machines starting around £400 and often climbing to £1,000 and above.

Capsule/pod machines

Snobs might turn their noses up, but capsule machines are a great option if you want something quick and easy. Nespresso is the market leader here, but there are rivals. You'll also get a lot of choice, with higher end machines including more brewing options, milk frothers, and even smart functionality. Just remember that while the machine might be cheaper, you will pay more for the capsules in the long-run.

Filter machines

Finally, if you just want no-frills black coffee, you might want a filter machine. The old office staple is still a great choice, especially if you need to make coffee for lots of people at once, and the machines are often friendlier on your wallet. Look out for how long the machine can keep coffee warm after its brewed, how many cups it can make at once, and whether it has the option to schedule coffee to brew at set times - or even smart functionality so you can set it to brew remotely.

Where to find coffee machine sales, deals & discounts

You'll be able to find savings on coffee machines from plenty of different retailers. If you find a model you like, we would also advise comparing the price against at least two to three other retailers and of course against Amazon if you haven't already to find the best price.

As with most things, Amazon is one of the best places to look first, especially if you look in the Deals of the Day. These discounts offered for a limited time (often for a few hours only), or until stocks run out - they're also known as Lightning Deals.

We'd recommend signing up to Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime, which will not only get you access to Lightning deals 30 minutes earlier than non-Prime members, but will also get you free next-day delivery. Plus, you'll get access to Prime Video, which you can access through your smart TV, and other benefits during your trial, too.

If you're in the UK, other great places to look include Argos, Currys, AO, and Very. It's always worth keeping John Lewis in mind too - the company's price match policies mean it often matches some of the best deals from other retailers, while including better customer service and warranty policies.

Best coffee machine deals

1. Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Machine

From: Amazon

Was: £449.95

Now: £289  (£160.95 off)

Get £160 off this premium coffee machine from Nespresso in this Amazon deal.

2. Nespresso EN550 Lattissima Touch Automatic Coffee Machine

From: Amazon

Was: £279.99

Now: £149.99  (£130 off)

Get a great deal on this Nespresso machine that'll do cappuccinos and lattes too.

3. De'Longhi Cafe Corso Bean to Cup Coffee Machine

From: Argos

Was: £299.99

Now: £199.99  (£20 off)

Get a big Black Friday saving of £100 on this bean-to-cup machine with a built-in milk frother

4. Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2 Coffee Machine

From: Argos

Was: £107.49

Now: £79.99  (£27 off)

Get this capsule coffee machine from Bosch almost half the usual price.

5. Russell Hobbs Buckingham Filter Coffee Machine, 1.25 Litre

From: Amazon

Was: £54.99

Now: £28  (£27 off)

Get this stylish Russell Hobbs filter machine with a permanent filter and built-in timer for around half-price

6. De'Longhi ECAM23.460 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine

From: Currys PC World

Was: £699

Now: £349  (£350 off)

With the discount it's slightly pricier than the other options out there, but you still save loads compared to the original RRP, which was £700

7. Tassimo by Bosch Happy TAS1002GB Coffee Machine

From: Currys

Was: £99.99

Now: £29.99  (£70 off)

This Tassimo pod coffee machine is less than half price right now. 

8. De'Longhi Dedica Espresso Machine

From: Lakeland

Was: £229.99

Now: £159.99  (£70 off)

Save £70 on this compact traditional pump espresso machine

9. Nespresso by Krups Inissia XN100540 Coffee Machine

From: Currys PC World

Was: £89.99

Now: £59.99  (£30 off)

10. Breville One-Touch VCF107

From: Currys

Was: £299

Now: £149  (£150 off)

Save 50% on this Breville coffee machine which takes grounds or pods and includes its own milk tank and frother