If you're anything like us, you probably give too much of your pay cheque to the likes of Starbucks for your daily brew, but there is another option. Invest in a coffee machine at home and you can become your own barista, cutting out the middle man. You'll still have to find a way to sort out the croissants though.

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 through Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the run up to Christmas and the January sales - so it's usually possible to avoid paying full price if you know what to look for.

For more discount goodness check out our main tech deals site for the latest savings, and check out our guide to the best smart kitchen gadgets if you're looking for more kitchen tech.

Best coffee machine deals right now

Best coffee machine discounts: What to look for

The first thing to figure out is what sort of coffee machine you're looking for. There are four main categories - though there's plenty of room for further specificity within them - 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're willing to put into your morning cup.

Manual espresso machines

The coffee obsessive's coffee machine of choice, home espresso machines are essentially mini versions of what you'll find in a typical coffee shop - though they can actually get pretty big! These rely on highly pressurised steam to produce shots of espresso, which you can then mix with milk or water for longer drinks.

Some espresso machines include grinders, though others will require pre-ground beans, though almost all of them will include a milk frother so you can make a perfect cappuccino too. 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.

Many will also include a variety of options for adding milk or extra water to your drinks, but 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 a quick, easy way to get a single cup of coffee in the morning. Each pod or capsule includes the perfect amount of coffee, and there's a variety of flavours and strengths to help you find the right style for you.

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 than a manual espresso or bean-to-cup system, you will pay more for the capsules in the long-run.

Filter machines

Finally, if you're not one for fancy espresso but 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. Some filter machines include a grinder, but most will require pre-ground coffee.

Where to find coffee machine offers

You'll be able to find savings on coffee machines from plenty of different retailers, especially towards the end of the year as we get into Black Friday and Christmas season.

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.

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 EN550 Lattissima Touch Automatic Coffee Machine

From: Amazon

Was: £279.99

Now: £149.99  (£130 off)

Here's a deal we're seeing carrying over from Amazon's Cyber Monday Sale week. We don't know how long it will stay at this price though.

2. Tassimo by Bosch Vivy 2 Coffee Machine

From: Amazon

Was: £107.49

Now: £34.99  (£72.50 off)

Get this capsule coffee machine from Bosch at less than half the usual price from Amazon

3. Nespresso Essenza Mini 11368 Coffee Machine by Magimix

From: John Lewis

Now: £89.99  with 150 free Nespresso pods

Get 150 Nespresso pods absolutely free when you buy this no-frills machine from Magimix

4. Russell Hobbs Buckingham Filter Coffee Machine, 1.25 Litre

From: Amazon

Was: £54.99

Now: £34  (£21 off)

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

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

From: Currys PC World

Was: £729.99

Now: £349  (£380.99 off)

Available at more than half price, this Delonghi been to cup coffee machine was discounted for Black Friday but has stayed at the lower price

6. Nespresso by Krups Inissia XN100540 Coffee Machine

From: Currys PC World

Was: £89.99

Now: £59.99  (£30 off)

This deal is currently cheaper than on Amazon, gets you 150 capsules for free and a £10 club reward from Nespresso.

7. Morphy Richards Accents 162011 Filter Coffee Machine

From: Currys PC World

Was: £79.99

Now: £34  (£45.99 off)

This good-looking filter coffee machine is more than half price at Currys PC World as part of its Black Friday sale.