7 of the best coffee machines
September 28, 2020
Get your morning caffeine fix and create barista-style coffee at home with a modern coffee machine.
So many more of us are working from home in the current climate which means we’re likely raiding our tea and coffee cupboards more often. Make barista-style coffee at home with a stylish and state of the art coffee machine. Here are seven of the best for 2020.
The Dualit 3-in-1 coffee machine has a range of functions for preparing a wide variety of barista-style beverages with ease. It offers the choice of using either ground coffee, Nespresso® or Dualit coffee capsules; mess-free ESE Pods or Dualit’s Fine Tea capsules. It also features an easy to use built-in milk frother which makes it possible to create a range of indulgent drinks with lashings of froth, such as cappuccinos and lattes.
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Inspired by TV’s most iconic sitcom, the Friends Duo coffee machine is one of very few in the UK which is compatible with more than one capsule format. It boasts a state-of-the-art high-pressure pump and programmable features for quality barista-style coffee. What’s better is that it is compatible with both Dolce Gusto and Nespresso coffee capsules. It has launched into B&M and online via the Caffe Luxe website for just £75.
Choose from 28 different coffee blends with the Vertuo coffee machine, each with its own intensity and aroma. From a short espresso, a smooth gran lungo or an indulgent mug to a larger cup of alto, you’ll want to try them all! There is a light on the Vertuo machine that tells you that the capsule has been automatically recognised and the extraction parameters will be adjusted accordingly.
Bring a retro vibe to your kitchen or bedroom with the Smeg drip coffee machine. It features a sizeable 1.4 litre water tank that can make up to 10 delicious cups of coffee on a single use, ideal for those with friends or family visiting. It also has a handy automatic start mode function which allows you to conveniently programme the coffee maker to start at a given time, ready to start the day ahead.
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Available in black, white and cream, the Verve filter coffee machine is a traditional pour over machine, which is a manual method of brewing that produces a more richer, fuller flavour. Morphy Richards have combined this superior taste with the ease and convenience of a programme machine to do it for you. Perfect for those who enjoy the true taste of brewed coffee without any hassle.
The retro inspired design of the Swan Espresso coffee machine combines cool retro styling and functionality to make a beautiful addition to any kitchen. Its compact size sits perfectly on any countertop without taking up too much space. The high performing 15 bars of pressure and steam pressure control keeps your coffee coming exactly how you like it. Its Self-priming system means it’s always ready to use at the press of a button.
The Lavazza Deséa coffee machine’s technology is highly intuitive and incredibly user-friendly with a one-touch interface which allows you to prepare your recipes with a single touch – perfect for time-starved coffee lovers! Deséa also has subtle sound alerts that tell you when your drink is ready, ideal for if you’re in a rush.
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