In 1895, Luigi Lavazza opened his first store in Turin, Italy and his study of roasting and blending coffee beans has helped shape popular coffee culture today. The brand is now as known for its coffee machines as it is for its coffee beans and blends – and the business is still family-run.


The A Modo Mio collection of coffee pod machines sits at the heart of Lavazza's branded equipment. This pre-portioned method of brewing removes the need to grind, dose and tamp loose coffee grounds allowing for a quicker, richer shot without the mess.

And Lavazza coffee pods differ from others like Nespresso and ESE in a few ways – namely the shape, as coffee pods aren’t one-size-fits-all, but also that the grounds are compacted inside the pod, much like you tamp loose coffee grounds for making espresso. This allows for a more even pre-infusion and extraction of espresso, reliably topped with a caramel-coloured crema.

Compostable eco caps are suitable for putting in your food waste – an essential step for any coffee brand that cares about its carbon footprint and the environmental impact of waste created by coffee pods.

We’ve tested the entire Lavazza coffee machine collection to bring you our top-rated favourites, along with its milk frothers, coffee grinders, accessories and coffee.

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Best Lavazza coffee machines 2023

Lavazza Jolie coffee pod machine

Best basic coffee pod machine

Lavazza A Modo Mio Jolie coffee pod machine in white

Score: 4.5/5 stars

This is a neatly compact and user-friendly coffee pod machine that's been around for a few years, but consistently earns its place against newer coffee pod machines across the market, offering the simple espresso and lungo coffee options at the touch of its (only) button.

Lavazza A Modo Mio Smeg

Best coffee pod machine for retro style

Lavazza A Modo Mio SMEG coffee pod machine in white

Score: 3.5/5

For anyone who covets Smeg's 1950s design aesthetic, this collaboration between the two brands is both a statement piece for proudly showcasing on the countertop and a great-performing coffee machine.

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Lavazza A Modo Mio Voicy

Best smart coffee pod machine

Lavazza A Modo Mio Voicy coffee pod machine

Star rating: 4/5

Smart-home compatible and with Amazon Alexa built-in, this capsule coffee pod machine can be controlled remotely through the Lavazza Piacere app, as well as by voice. News, music and weather are also all accessible through Alexa. It's an excellent choice for anyone wanting a modern coffee pod that creates punchy espresso. You can even set it to brew from your bed.

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Lavazza milk frothers

Lavazza A Modo Mio MilkEasy frother

A black milk frother against a plain white backdrop

Score: 4.5/4

Awarded best mid-range milk frother and 4.5/5 stars during testing, this frother impressed with its usability and quiet efficiency, with a single-button interface and trio of functions. Even with semi-skimmed milk it produced an "impressively thick fluffy whip enough for two cups," said tester, Helen Salter, at a temperature just under boiling. There's also a cold-whip function for iced drinks.

Lavazza A Modo Mio Smeg milk frother

Best top-of-the-range milk frother for hot chocolate

A light blue milk frother with a silver handle against a white backdrop

Score: 4.5/5

This top-of-the-range milk frother has a removable, dishwasher-safe jug for easy cleaning and the largest volume of all that we tested for our best milk frothers guide. It's large enough to heat 600ml of milk or froth 250ml, and has six functions for adapting your heat and froth preferences. It also has a dedicated hot chocolate function.

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Lavazza Moka Carmencita Pop

Lavazza Moka Carmecita Pop

A stylistic take on the 1970s moka pot design, the Carmencita pop is a stove-top solution for brewing a long and intensely strong double-shot of espresso, or for sharing between two. The little silicone knob on its lid is heatproof like its handle and adds a cheerful pop of colour like its name suggests.

Buy from Lavazza, £35

Lavazza French Press cafetiere by Bodum

Lavazza Bodum french press

A cafetiere is not only a simple and social way to brew coffee, but easily adaptable for personalising it with additional flavours, like cinnamon. The accompanying coffee scoop is a great touch for measuring and brewing coffee for six cups at a time.

Lavazza coffee cups and accessories

Lavazza travel mug by Bodum

Lavazza bodum travel mug

The double wall behind this travel cup's thermal insulation kept hot drinks enjoyably hot for up to eight hours during testing. There's a grippy silicone band for making it comfortable to hold, plus the lid is closable to minimise major spillages while you're on the move. It's also dishwasher safe.

Buy from Lavazza, £20

Lavazza manual coffee grinder

Lavazza manual coffee grinder

Offering six coffee bean grind settings selectable by twisting the central band, this hand-sized manual gadget will grind enough beans to brew a V60 drip coffee filter for four cups. The removable handle acts as a lid to the bean compartment which you then twist to force the grinds through and into a removable glass container at the bottom. It can be a little tricky not to change the grind-size whilst twisting the handle, but this is an affordable and movable solution to making the most of your beans for every cup.

Buy from Lavazza, £59

Lavazza Trasparenza cappuccino cups set

Lavazza Trasparenza cappuccino cup set

This pair of 6oz coffee cups carry Lavazza's iconic blue branding, and come with an accompanying clear glass saucer.

Buy from Lavazza, £15.99

Best Lavazza coffee capsules

Lavazza A Modo Mio Passionale eco caps

Lavazza passionale eco caps

Box of 16 capsules

This is an intense blend of Arabica beans with a full-bodied, rounded flavour, perfect for Italian coffee fans. One of the best things is that they're biodegradable and can be disposed of in your food waste.

Buy from Lavazza, £4.99

How to choose a Lavazza coffee machine

There are a few things to consider when choosing the right machine for your home and budget.

  • How much space do you have? Coffee pod machines are some of the most compact types around, but some are taller than others depending on the size of their handles.
  • What's your budget? All of the Lavazza coffee machines we tested made good coffee, so you don't have to spend a bomb in order to get good espresso.
  • Your preferred coffee types? If traditional coffees like cappuccino and lattes are your preference, you could consider buying a milk steamer to accompany the coffee pod machine.
  • App and WiFi connectivity: Some of these machines are smart home compatible and offer voice-control. The Voicy coffee machine even connects to Amazon Alexa.

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Anya GilberteCommerce and Reviews Editor

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