5 Best Miele coffee makers reviewed [and a buying guide]

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Miele coffee maker is known for its high prices and superb versatility. If you are familiar with coffee machines, we are sure you would have heard of the Keurig coffee machines, Cuisinart, and others. While these coffee makers are common because of their fairly low prices, their versatility is below par when compared to the Miele coffee maker. 

In this article, we reviewed the best Miele coffee makers in the market today. Generally, Miele coffee makers are pricey. But we made our list so flexible that irrespective of your budget, preference, and the functions you may want, you will definitely get a product that perfectly suits you. 

So, let’s dig into the best Miele coffee makers review. A buyer’s guide to Miele coffee machines. And other useful information about Miele and her products.

A quick table of the best Miele coffee makers in this article


 

Top 5 Miele coffee makers for any budget

1. Miele CM6350 Countertop Coffee Machine

miele CM6350 Countertop Coffee Machine

At a glance, the Miele CM6350 coffee maker is an elegantly designed automatic coffee machine. With OneTouch for Two feature that produces two cups of coffee simultaneously and creamy milk froth for coffee specialties. 

Like with all Miele products, it comes with a hefty price. It is more expensive than every other product on our list. But its features superciliously justify its price. Buying this machine means you’ll no longer patronize that fancy coffee shop for your meetings. That, not to save money. But because the quality of coffee from shops wouldn’t be anywhere close to what the CM6350 provides. All thanks to the Miele brewing technique (AromaticSystem).

This system ensures full extraction of the richness of the coffee by expanding the brew chamber when water flows in. Thus, allowing the coffee grounds to mix better with water, and the coffee aroma and flavor unfolds efficiently, producing a toothsome cup of aromatic coffee.  

The CM6350 Miele coffee maker comes with many unique features you will not find in one commercial coffee machine, and below are some. 

Some of the best Miele features

User profiles

The machine allows you to save the settings for your favorite beverage as one of its ten user-profiles. It will then replicate the same drink from the touch of a button. Each user profile saves parameters. Like the amount of coffee, grinder settings, brew time, water temperature and amount, and milk preparation (if applicable). If you think nobody can get your taste preference just right, you haven’t met the CM6350. 

Convenience is key

The user convenience of the device is also outstanding. First, it comes with an easily accessible Ground coffee chute that allows you to prepare another coffee variety. Without the need to change the beans for the preferred coffee type. There is an integrated timer on the device that can be programmed as required.

Various modes

The device has a coffee and teapot function that allows you to prepare several cups of coffee or tea. And up to eight cups of cuppa at a time. It features an Eco mode that saves energy by heating up only before the coffee preparation and will serve up to eight drink specialties. These specialty drinks include Ristretto, Espresso, Hot milk and hot milk froth, coffee, cappuccino, latte macchiato, caffe latte, and long coffee. 

Maintenance is ease

Maintaining a commercial grade coffee maker never gets easier than with this appliance. Its brewing unit is easy to remove and clean. For better convenience, most of its parts are dishwasher-safe, and its removable components and automatic cleaning processes ensure perfect machine hygiene, cleanliness, and long service life.

Pros

  • Noiseless and fast in operation
  • Eco-friendly and energy-saving
  • Easy to clean 
  • Easy to operate
  • Can produce a top-notch quality of coffee

Cons

  • Can’t fit a water filter for this model
  • Very expensive

2. CM 6150 Countertop Coffee System in Black

direct water line coffee makers

The CM 6150 has a lot in common with the CM 6350. You may not be able to tell the difference between both machines by just looking at them. However, a significant part missing in the CM 6150 is the hot water spout. Asides from that, there is no much difference with other features. 

The above means that the CM 6150 comes with the Aromatic System Fresh that efficiently preserves the aroma and flavor of your coffee. That is possible because of the appliance innovative conical grinder and its positioning just above the brew unit. Both of which ensures fast brewing time and eradicates the possibility of remnants that may mar the next coffee taste.

10 programmable user profiles

There are up to ten programmable user profiles that allow you to save the parameters for your favorite drink and see the device make them whenever you want it. This super-automatic coffee machine also has a Cup sensor that detects the height of your cup and positions the central spout rightly to prevent splashing. You can lower the sensor to 4 cm or raise it to 16.5 cm. Either way, the sensor will ensure a convenient positioning of large latte macchiato glasses or little mug and will not splash a drop. 

Easy to operate

With all of these features, you might presume that the device would be hard to operate, but that will be very wrong. Like with any appliance, it will take you a few minutes to understand the machine’s interface, and that’s it, you wouldn’t have to learn it again.

Intuitive and intelligent

Moreover, the device comes with an intuitive and intelligent interface that requires fewer touches of the buttons to produce your desired coffee. Specifically, the One Touch for Two allows you to prepare (as it sounds) two cups of coffee with only a touch of a button. If you do not want to touch a button, you can set a timer and parameters, and the machine will get you your cup promptly.  

Like with the CM 6350, the brewing unit of this appliance is easy to remove and clean, and are dishwasher-safe. Similarly, CM 6150 will produce the same number of drink specialties.

Other notable features include the Eco Mode, Coffee/tea Pot function, Built-in milk frother, ground coffee chute, and system lock. 

Overall, CM 6150 is an outstanding Miele coffee maker. It is less-pricey than the CM 6350 but will do almost anything the 6350 will do.

Pros

  • It is feature-rich
  • Costs less than CM 6350
  • The device provides extreme drink programmability
  • Exceptional coffee taste- thanks to the unique brewing method
  • Convenient cleaning programs for care and maintenance

Cons

  • We could hardly get a bad side to this device only for its slightly small 2.2-litre water reservoir 

3. Miele CM 5300 Coffee System

Miele CM5300

At a glance, the CM 5300 is a lighter and more compact Miele coffee maker than the CM 6150. It is cheaper than both products already reviewed and has lesser features. For starters, the Cup Heating feature on the 6350 and 6150 is not available on this product. This function, as the name implies, pre-heats the coffee cups or glasses on a heating surface at the top of the machine. The goal is to allow the flavor of the coffee to develop and be retained for more extended periods. 

No water sprout

Like with the 6150, you will not get the hot water sprout on the 6350. Still, the device is worth its reasonably low price because of its available features.

You still have the creamy milk froth to enjoy different coffee specialties. The device also features the AromaticSystem for perfect tasting coffee with intense flavor. So, the brew chamber will expand when the hot water comes in, to unfold the flavors and aroma of the ground efficiently. 

Can brew all the coffee drinks you need

You would still get all the drink specialties available on the top-priced Miele coffee makers. Espresso, Ristretto, Coffee, latte macchiato, Cappuccino, hot milk and hot milk froth, Gaffer latte, and long coffee.

The machine comes with a dishwasher-safe drip tray, removable and easy to clean drip tray along with an automatic cleaning program. All of these features guarantee optimum machine hygiene at the least possible human effort. 

There is a coffee pot function that will be an excellent option when you have visitors. At a touch of a button, this option makes the device dispense up to eight cups of coffee, one after the other, into a coffee pot placed under the spout.

CM 5300 allows you to save your taste preferences by selecting and saving the amount of coffee, grinder setting, water temperature, and amount. With that, you can easily set the timer for when to brew your preferred coffee or drink in no time with a push of a button.

Is it good enough for the price?

Overall, is there an advantage the CM 5300 (of the CM5 series) has over the CM 6 series (CM 6350 and CM 6150)? Yes! Although there are a lesser number of features on the CM5 than the CM6 series, fewer features also mean better ease of use and lower price. 

All in all, although the absence of cup heating will not make the flavor of your coffee last in this product than in the CM 6 series, the CM 5300 is still an outstanding coffee system

Pros

  • Integrated milk frother
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • DirectSensor feature to prevents drip  

Cons

  • No hot water sprout
  • No cup heating feature

4. Miele CM 5100 Countertop Coffee Machine

Miele espresso and Miele Nespresso

CM 5100 looks very different from all the products on our list, but it still shimmers elegance and luxury. It comes with a very different set of features than the CM 5300 and a slightly lower price. Although this automatic coffee machine is the cheapest on our list, its features and qualities are nowhere near low-end. 

Like with every other Miele CM 5 series, this product comes with milk frother, One Touch for Two option but without a hot water sprout. 

No programmable user profiles, I’m afraid

The device does not come with any programmable user profile. So, you will not be able to save the settings of your taste preference like you would have with the CM 6 series. However, you can still choose the amount of water per cup, grinding fineness, water temperature, and strength per cup. 

On the bright side, there is a cup heating feature on this device and will guarantee longer retention of flavors. This product comes with an electronic steam valve and an insulated stainless steel milk flask. 

The aromatic system option – somewhat like the pride of the Miele coffee maker, is still available on the device. So, you will not get a different taste or aroma on your coffee with the CM 5100 than on any other Miele product. 

Like with every other product on our list, this one has the System lock option. This function prevents unintentional operation of the machine as with the case of children playing with the device or tapping the brew button by mistake. 

What’s important

Most importantly, the machine can brew all the eight drink specialties available on other top Miele coffee makers no worse or better. 

You can remove the brew unit and clean it up quickly. You can also empty the drip tray and ground container to clean both parts by hand or put them in a dishwasher. The convenience of maintaining this device is excellent. Even more, the integrated ground coffee chute is easily accessible. So, you will not need to replace the coffee beans if you want another coffee type but fill the chute with the other ground, e.g., decaf coffee, and put it in the machine. 

Other notable features include the coffee and teapot function, the two-line display, the Eco mode option, programmable timer, and the height-adjustable coffee spout.

Pros

  • Convenient cleaning programs 
  • Noiseless in operation
  • Power-saving option
  • Easy to use and clean

Cons

  • No cup heating option
  • No hot water sprout

5. Miele CM 6110 Countertop coffee system

CM 6110 coffee system

CM 6110 Coffee system is undoubtedly one of the best Miele Coffee makers in the market today. It is the least expensive from the CM 6 series on our list. But still has all the outstanding features Miele products possess. 

First, CM 6110 comes with the Miele’s AromaticSystem. This system guarantees full extraction of the entire goodness of the beans by allowing a larger space for the coffee and water to blend, resulting in intense aroma and flavors. 

Brew specialty coffee with ease

From the comfort of your home, you can make the same eight coffee specialties available on every other Miele coffee maker with this product. All you have to do is to tap the button. From a regular coffee to espressos, lattes, cappuccinos, ristrettos, and macchiatos. The CM 6100 will make a toothsome and pleasurable cup.

The device comes with an adjustable dispenser spout. This spout will suit a wide range of cup sizes. From the American mug sizes to the classic petite espresso cups to ensure perfect pouring of coffee.  

One-Touch for Two

The device features the One Touch for Two functions that delivers two cups of coffee simultaneously by pressing a button. Unloading your coffee machine of the beans because you want to use another coffee beans can be hectic. However, with the CM 6110, you do not need to worry about that- thanks to the coffee bypass chute option. This function allows you to pour coffee grounds into the chute and get your coffee prepared without unloading the bean container. 

One of the best built-in coffee grinders

The grinder in the machine allows you to select the fineness of your beans to match your aroma and flavor preference. You can also choose the amount of coffee you want the device to grind to increase further its flexibility in replicating your preferred brew strength.  

Overall, it is common to think that Miele coffee systems are expensive and out of reach. While its price is quite high, spending only $5 in a coffee shop daily amounts to over $1800 annually. If we add the time you had to wait on the line, the gasoline you used driving to the nearest shop, or those incorrect orders, the price gets higher than the stated $1800. Precisely, you would have spent the total cost of the CM 6100 in six months.

Pros

  • Power-saving function
  • Noiseless operation
  • Excellent-tasting coffee
  • Easy to clean and maintain

Cons

  • No cup heating function
  • Does not prepare americano

Buyer’s Guide – Best Miele coffee maker for You

miele coffee maker buying guide

About Miele

Miele is a German-based manufacturer of high-end domestic appliances and commercial equipment. With headquarters in Gutersloh, Ostwestfalan-Lippe. The company has a heritage of over 120 years.

its two founding fathers, Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann, founded its philosophy- immer besser (which means better and better).

Miele’s 100+ years of experience in manufacturing shines on all its product. Its build, the innovative design, the improvement on each product also starkly talks of the brand’s philosophy and its value for innovation, quality, and fascination. The company’s products have won numerous awards and prizes. If we are going to list all of its awards, the article will become too boring. Yes, they have won that much! The CVA 7845 coffee system won the iF Design Award 2019, the CM 6310 and CVA 6805 coffee machines took the reddot design award for high design quality in 2015 and 2013, respectively. 

Miele, as a brand, also has many awards too. Among these awards include the Best Brands 2019 Hall of Fame, which implies that Miele belongs to the companies ranked among the Top 3 in the “Best Company Brand” category more than ten times. 

Why choose the Miele Coffee System?

The quality of coffee

It is worth mentioning that the quality of Cuppa is the first thing you should look out for when buying any coffee system. Aesthetics, size, brand, and features come only after the coffee taste. 

While Miele fully automatic coffee machines can confidently boast of a superb exterior and features, it can equally pride itself in making super-delicious cups of coffee and other drink specialties – thanks to its unique brewing function. 

The AromaticSystem, Miele’s unique brewing technique, makes use of a special conical grinder and brewing chamber. The grinder grinds each cup of coffee, and it brews it straight away without any residue in its grinding chamber- all thanks to its efficient positioning above the brew unit. 

The brewing chamber expands when water flows in, and this process allows the ground to mix better with water, and ensures that the coffee aroma and flavor unfolds efficiently. Hence, producing a very delicious cup of aromatic coffee. Miele CM 6 series and above features a cup heating function that heats your coffee mug before filling to retain the flavor and aroma for more extended periods. 

The drink specialties available

The coffee shop, for some coffee lovers, is a place to get your specialty drink- the kind you wouldn’t get at home with your machine. However, with a Miele countertop coffee machine, you would have to ditch that coffee shop. That’s because both the Miele built-in coffee machine and the free-standing automated coffee machine (cm systems) can make up to eight drink specialties- cappuccino, espresso, latte, ristretto, long coffee, hot milk and hot milk froth, latte macchiato and caffe latte. 

The best part? All of these drinks, even the most complicated ones, can be made by a push of a button. For example, the latte macchiato isn’t a drink any coffee maker can pull in simple steps. However, with the Miele coffee system, a push of a button is enough. In three simple steps, the device makes the latte macchiato. First, the brew unit automatically lowers to the height of your cup, thanks to its excellent cup sensor function, and dispense hot milk. Next, the machine grinds the beans and pours a strong espresso to your cup. Kindly note that because the dispenser lowers to the height of your mug, there will be minimal temperature loss from the exposure to air. Lastly, the device dispenses the milk froth that will sit on top of the beverage. Tada! Your toothsome cup of macchiato is ready without any stress.

For beverages that require milk, Miele coffee machines come with a removable glass container for milk. These containers are easy to monitor (since their construct is of transparent glass) and are also easier to clean than stainless-steel milk containers. You will not need to worry about using up all the milk at a go because the removable glass can be refrigerated.

The user convenience

There is hardly a coffee system in the market today that can beat the convenience Miele coffee maker provides. First, Miele allows you to save the parameters of your favorite drink and will brew the same coffee anytime. So, if you have a home with a wide range of taste preferences, each person can save his favorite drink parameters into any of the ten available user profiles on the machine. These parameters include the bean type, water temperature and quantity, amount of coffee, and milk/ milk froth quantity if applicable. 

All Miele coffee makers come with a One Touch for Two Function. This option allows you to brew two beverages at the same time by with one button push. If you have many guests, there is a Coffee Pot feature that lets you brew up to eight cups of coffee and have them dispensed via the sprout into your pot. 

Miele coffee maker is easy to clean and maintain

All Miele coffee makers come with the ComfortClean feature. This function allows for the easiest ways to cleaning your device. First, almost all of the individual components are dishwasher-safe, including the drip tray, water container, and ground container/ waste container. Although ComfortClean guarantees convenience, it also ensures optimum hygiene and helps to preserve the value of your device.

Miele machines do not need you to do all the cleaning yourself. The AutoClean function, as the name implies, relieves you of the efforts in cleaning some parts of the machine. Correctly, the AutoClean Function cleans the brew unit and milk pipework automatically. Even more, there is the AutoDescale Function that almost eliminates the need for manual descaling. 

Cleaning Guide for your Miele Coffee Maker

To ensure maximum hygiene on your device, Miele gives an overview of the frequency to clean your device. 

Recommended frequencyWhat to clean/maintain
Daily (at the end of the day)
  • Ground container
  • Water container
  • Stainless steel/Glass milk flask
  • Drip tray and drip tray cover
Once a week (More often if used heavily)
  • Brew unit
  • Main dispenser with cappuccinatore
  • Housing (particularly significant immediate after you descale the appliance)
  • The area underneath the brew unit
Once a monthGround coffee chute and bean container
When prompted
  • Descaling the machine (you can use the AutoDescale option)
  • Milk pipework (You can use the AutoClean function)
  • Brew unit

Do note that although some parts of the coffee system are dishwasher-safe. However, cleaning these components in the dishwasher frequently can cause them to become discolored because of the regular contact with food residues in the dishwasher. Worse yet, the surface of these components could get damaged. So, you should reduce how often you put them in the dishwasher. 

How to wash it!

You can clean some parts of the device by hand only. They include:

  • Brew unit
  • Water reservoir lid
  • Stainless steel milk flask
  • Stainless steel central sprout cover
  • Lower panel
  • Bean container lid.

Below is a list of the dishwasher-safe parts:

  • Drip tray and lid
  • Waste unit
  • Drip tray cover
  • Water container
  • Central spout (without the stainless steel cover)

How to maintain your Miele coffee system

  • Cleaning 

To better maintain your device, avoid the following:

  • Cleaning products containing acid, chloride, ammonia or soda
  • Lime removers
  • Cleaners containing solvents
  • Stainless steel cleaners
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Abrasive cleaning agents like cream cleaners and powder cleaners
  • Scouring pads like Eraser sponges, metal scrapers, pot brushes, and scrubbers, or used sponges that contain abrasive cleanser residue
  • You can use glass cleaners on the exterior but do not allow them to sit or puddle as that can damage the surface. In simple terms, remove the cleaner promptly. 

How to clean the brew unit of your Miele Coffee Machine

Descale your Miele Coffee Maker

How to clean the milk pipework of your Miele Coffee System

You must clean the milk pipework of your Miele coffee maker with the Original Miele cleaning agent for milk pipework. The cleaning takes approximately seven minutes to complete and will require one sachet of the cleaning agent. 

It is worth mentioning that you cannot cancel the cleaning process once it starts. It must finish the process. To clean the milk pipework, follow the steps below.

  1. Select “Maintenance” in the main menu then “Clean the milk pipework” to initiate the cleaning process.
  2. Fill the water container with lukewarm water up to the level of the marker. Then add one sachet of the agent to the water container and push the water tank back to the machine.
  3. Allow the machine to rinse the pipework automatically. 
  4. When “Rinse and refill the water container” appears on the display console, remove the water tank and rinse it thoroughly with clean water. Ensure that there no cleaning agent is in the container. 
  5. Put the water tank back in, and the cleaning process will be complete. Finally, you’d see “Process finished” on the display console.

How to degrease the brew unit

After the machine dispenses 200 portions of coffee, “Degrease the brew unit” will appear on the display console. This message will not go until you have degreased the brew unit. Still, like with cleaning the milk pipework, degreasing the brew unit is very easy. You’d only need one Miele cleaning tablet, and the process takes roughly 10 minutes. 

It is not possible to cancel this cleaning process once it started. It must complete its operation. To degrease the brew unit, follow the steps below. 

  1. Touch the “Maintenance icon” on the main menu and select “Degrease the brew unit” to initiate the process.
  2. Follow the instructions on the display console. 
  3. When “Place a cleaning tablet in the ground chute and close the chute” appears, remove the coffee chute cover. 
  4. Next, open the lid of the coffee chute and place one cleaning tablet in the chute. 
  5. Follow further instructions given in the display. 
  6. The automatic degreasing process will complete when “Process finished” appears in the display. 

Safety instructions

  • You must disconnect the coffee system from electrical supply before attempting any manual cleaning or maintenance 
  • Do not use steam cleaners to clean your Miele coffee system. Steam can reach electrical components and cause a short circuit. 
  • Do not use sticky notes, masking tape, transparent adhesive tape, or other types of adhesive on stainless steel surfaces. Doing that damages the surface and causes it to lose its dirt repellant protective coating. 
  • Fill the water tank only with fresh, cold tap water warm or hot water or other liquids can damage the coffee system. 
  • Miele recommends you change the water every day to prevent bacteria build-up
  • Do not use mineral water on your device as it could cause limescale deposits to build on your machine and ultimately damage the machine’s components.
  • Fill the bean container with roasted espresso or coffee beans. Do not fill it with beans treated with additives or ground coffee. 
  • Do not use oily beans treated with caramel, sugar, or other substances. That’s because oil and sugar will damage your machine.
  • Never place any alcohol mixtures underneath the main dispenser. The flames could ignite the plastic container and make them melt. 

Common errors displayed on the Miele coffee system and how to solve them

Error messagePossible cause and quick fix
F1, F2, F89, and FF82
  • Your machine has an internal fault. 

Switch the coffee system off with the On/Off button. Then wait for approximately one hour before switching it back on.

F41, F42, F74, F77, F235 and F236
  • Your machine has an internal fault

Switch off the device, wait for two minutes before turning it back on.

F10 and F17
  • No water or the machine draws in very little water.
  • Remove the water container then fill it with fresh water
  • Check the stainless steel water intake valve filter and clean it if necessary.  
Too much ground coffeeThere is too much ground coffee in the coffee chute. If there are more than two level scoops of ground coffee in the chute, the brew unit cannot process it. So, the grounds will go to the waste unit, and the error message will appear. 

  • Turn the appliance off from the ON/off button
  • Remove and clean the brew unit.
  • Remove the ground coffee inside the system, e.g., with a vacuum cleaner. 
  • Use the coffee scoop supplied to add the ground coffee into the chute. Ensure you do not add more than two portions into the chute.

 

FAQ

What accessories come with Miele coffee maker?

The accessories you will get in your Miele coffee system solely demands on what series and product you buy. However, you will mostly get a measuring spoon, cleaning tablets, descaling tablets, and test strips on any product.

How often should I degrease my Miele coffee maker?

Miele recommends you degrease your brew unit regularly- once per week or when prompted. Degreasing your brew unit mainly depends on the natural oil content of the coffee used and how often it blocks the brew unit.

How often should you descale your coffee system?

Simple answer: once a week. Still, you can descale your appliance more frequently than the recommended time if you use your device heavily and according to the hardness of the water you use. With very hard water, descale your machine frequently- once in two days.

How long is Miele Coffee makers’ warranty?

All Miele coffee systems come with a free 2-year guarantee that covers parts and labor. But these warranty requires an online registration of the product and owner to activate. 

What is a Miele Coffee? 

Miele coffee describes beverage produced when all the components of a coffee machine synchronize perfectly with another to deliver an exquisite coffee experience. The same definition goes for Miele espresso and Miele Nespresso.

What are plumbed coffee makers?

Plumed coffee machines or direct water line coffee makers are devices that have a direct connection to your water line. The advantage of this coffee machine type is that they eradicate the need to fill up the machine frequently. 

Where are Miele coffee machines manufactured?

The Miele plant in Brasov, set up in 2009, is the second-largest Miele electronic plant. It is responsible for the production of electronic components for Miele products like the washing machine, vacuum cleaners, tumble dryers and coffee machines.

Final words

The Miele coffee makers are certainly one of the best coffee makers available today. Although its relatively high price might dishearten you, the functionality, versatility, and quality of coffee from this device undoubtedly worth every penny you spent on the purchase.

Along with the quality of coffee and versatility, Miele coffee systems come with thoughtful design that allows extreme user convenience in operating, maintaining, and caring for the device. 

We are confident that you now know what product best suits you. Go get it while it is still in stock and start to enjoy the luxury and refreshing coffee experience only Miele coffee machines offer.  

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