A look at a vintage retro coffee machine gives you that 50s vibe─joyful and playful. Retro ma-chines, not necessarily limited to coffee makers, come in pastel colors that make them stand out. In fact, the pastel colors, along with its other features, such as silver knobs, give these coffee ma-chines that 50s look. Having retro-looking appliances in your home is a great way to spruce it up and to give it a hip personality. And, starting with a vintage retro coffee maker seems to be a good place to start.
Yes, there are plenty of vintage retro coffee machines out there that you can surely fall in love with. How will you ever decide which one is best for you? To help, we have listed 7 vintage retro coffee machines available in the market today. These machines aren’t just pleasing to the eyes, but they can brew an awesome cup of coffee, as well.
Ariete 1389 Retro Espresso Machine
Ariete has a wide selection of vintage coffee machines which makes them one of the go-to brands if you are looking for a retro-looking appliance. Their espresso machine comes in various colors for you to choose from, as well as several vintage metallic finishes. It can accommodate up to two cups at a time. Additionally, it allows the user to use their favourite mug, thanks to its removable cup holder. Maintaining it is easy too, because it comes with a removable drip tray. And, the best feature may be its milk frother, which will give you the creaminess that you desire.
Kenwood kMix ES021
The Kenwood kMix comes in 2 vintage colors, raspberry and black. The raspberry seems to be a more popular choice as it gives off a more vintage feel. This stylish retro coffee machine is incredibly ergonomic as it comes with enough storage space for a second filter holder. For glorious frothing, it comes with a stainless steel steam wand that you can fully swivel. Also, it comes with Kenwood’s ThermoGen technology, which promotes just the right temperature for extracting the best coffee flavour and aroma. The ES021 allows users to brew their espresso up to two cups.
MaxiMatic 3-in-1 Deluxe Toaster Oven/Griddle/Coffee Maker
This retro vintage coffee maker definitely brings out the retro feel! Also, known as Maximatic’s “Breakfast Center,” it is available in 4 colors: blue, black, white and red. You might think for a minute that this coffee maker is too big, considering that it comes with a toaster and griddle, but in reality, it is quite compact. In fact, the added toaster and griddle feature makes it perfect for small kitchens or even dorm rooms. The griddle is non-stick, so you can easily fry your morning bacon on it, and then you can use the toaster to toast biscuits or bread. Now, the important fea-ture is, of course, the coffee maker. The coffee maker can make up to 4 cups at one time, and it comes with the Pause ’N Serve feature. For even more convenience, it comes with a reusable filter that helps to reduce waste. Controlling this epic, retro machine is extremely easy, thanks to its su-per convenient control centre that allows you to adjust the heat, time and function selection. Ad-ditionally, the toaster comes with a 15-minute timer and an indicator bell to let you know when your coffee is ready.
Illy Francis Francis X1 Coffee Machine
This coffee machine looks very traditional and allows you to use fresh ground coffee. You can easi-ly control the volume to get just the right espresso that fits your taste. Illy’s X1 coffee machine is designed by Italian architect Luca Trazzi. It comes with a metal casing, which is available in vari-ous colors. This retro coffee machine is perfect for those who drink coffee and cappuccinos every day.
Ascaso Dr.20UK Dream Coffee Machine
If you don’t mind a little bit of noise when brewing coffee, then this retro coffee machine might be good to consider. Its casing is made from 100% aluminum and is considered to be a very versatile machine. You can use ground coffee and pads, and you will be pleased to know that it is very sim-ple to maintain thanks to the 1.3L removable water tank that you can easily clean. The steam wand works perfectly. If you don’t know much about brewing coffee like a professional barista does, don’t worry because this machine is very easy to use.
Magimix 11319 Nespresso Citiz and Milk Coffee Machine
Another Magimix creation, this retro coffee machine is more compact due to its redesigned Aeroccino base. It fits perfectly in smaller rooms and it’s simple to use, as well. It comes with 2 automatic buttons that are programmable, allowing you to quickly brew a cup of coffee. Thanks to the Aeroccino technology, you can make various milk-based beverages. If you wish to use a differ-ent cup, you can, because it has a folding cup tray allowing for more versatility. Its high-pressure pump and heat control system will allow you to have professional, barista style, hot coffee in just 25 seconds. This coffee machine also comes with an energy-saving mode, thanks to its auto-off feature that shuts off in 9 minutes of inactivity.
Russell Hobbs Retro Ribbon Red 21700-56
Remember the 50s diner with the simple retro coffee machine? This Russell Hobbs coffee ma-chine is incredibly simple, yet looks completely retro. If you are looking for something a little less complicated, and you simply want a cup of freshly brewed coffee, then this is a great choice. It prides itself with its advanced showered technology that enables the machine to better extract the flavour and aroma of the coffee. Additionally, it drenches every grain of coffee and the waste is automatically reduced because of this feature. It has a Keep Warm feature that gives you hot coffee until your 3rd cup! Two more essential features that this Russell Hobbs machine comes with are a Brewing Progress Coffee Gauge that helps monitor the brewing progress and how long it keeps warm and a Pause and Pour feature that will interrupt the brewing process if you want to pour the coffee onto your cup.
Finding retro coffee machines may sound tricky, but it’s good to know that there are plenty in the market today thanks to the rising popularity of vintage looking appliances. We hope that our guide of the best retro vintage coffee machines helps you to choose the best one for you.