If you're looking for a discount coffee machine, read on. If you'd like to check out all the best festive deals on tech, have a look at our round-up of the top deals of the season.

First off, we've found a deal that could save regular coffee drinkers time and money. Sign up to a Lavazza pod coffee subscription and choose a Lavazza coffee machine worth up to £199 for just £1. One of the machines available is the gorgeous Lavazza and Smeg coffee machine.

Lavazza A Modo Mio Smeg coffee maker  

If you can make time to do some back-of-the-envelope calculations to work out how much coffee you drink, a coffee pod subscription is a convenient, zero-effort way of ensuring you never run out of the good stuff.

Here's how it works. Head over to Lavazza and decide on the capsule coffee machine you’d like. Then choose a the type, volume and frequency of capsules to be delivered. You have to sign up to a minimum of eight deliveries but they can be spaced out up to 12 weeks apart.

If you don't want to be tied down to a subscription service, then check out the deals we've found below. These are some of the best deals on coffee makers available, including Nespresso, Tassimo and the nest offers from Amazon.

If you’re not sure what kind of machine you want, we’ve got buying advice after the deals, so take a look. The kind of coffee machine you go for really depends on your lifestyle. Price is obviously an important factor. But more than that, it's about ease of use.

If you want your coffee in seconds, without expending any effort, a capsule machine is the way to go. If you're a volume drinker, a filter coffee machine would work well for you. And if you are as into the process of making the perfect cup as you are the result, then go for a manual espresso or a bean-to-cup machine.

We've also rounded up the best coffee makers and machines in our handy article that rates our pick of the machines we've tested. 

Best coffee machine deals for Christmas 2020

Best coffee machine discounts: what to look for

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 your taste, your budget, and how much effort 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

Aficionados may recoil, 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 need to factor in the cost of capsules.

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. Breville Barista Max VCF126

From: Currys PC World

Was: £449

Now: £299  (£150 off)

We reviewed this brilliant espresso machine and we're giving it a big thumbs-up. It's easy to use, has a great burr grinder and inbuilt milk frother. Its price has just dropped again and at £299 it's a real bargain. 

2. Lavazza Jolie & Milk

From: Lavazza

Was: £129

Now: £64.50  (£64.50 off)

Get Lavazza's Jolie & Milk pod espresso machine for half price. This neat little coffee maker comes with an attached milk warmer and frother, so you can make perfect cappuccinos and lattes at home. A very solid deal.

3. De'Longhi Dinamica ECAM

From: Currys PC World

Was: £699.99

Now: £499.99  (£200 off)

This is a solid discount on a bean-to-cup coffee machine that we gave 4 out of 5 stars to in our review. It's made our list of the top ten coffee machines we've tested. 

4. Tassimo TAS1102

From: Currys

Was: £79.99

Now: £29  (£50.99 off)

There's a big discount on this little pod coffee maker, though it did see similar discounts last year.

5. Krups Dolce Gusto Oblo

From: Currys PC World

Was: £89.99

Now: £28  (£61.99 off)

A big discount on a stylish little machine.

6. De'Longhi Dedica

From: Amazon

Was: £219.99

Now: £189  (£30.99 off)

If you were buying it from Harrods, you'd be paying £230. Pick up this classic espresso maker from Amazon and save £30.

7. Nespresso Magimix Inissia 11350 Coffee Machine

From: Currys PC World

Was: £89.99

Now: £59.99  (£30 off)

Save £30 on this bijou espresso maker for Nespresso pods. 

8. Russell Hobbs Buckingham Filter Coffee Machine, 1.25 Litre

From: AO.com

Was: £49.99

Now: £35  (£25 off)

There's a decent discount on this filter coffee maker from AO.com.

9. Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Machine

From: Amazon

Was: £449.95

Now: £369  (18% off)

Get over £80 off this premium coffee machine from Nespresso in this Amazon deal.