Ahh coffee, one minute it’s bad for us and making us hallucinate, the next it’s a miracle cure for everything from Alzheimer’s to baldness. But whether you’re a self confessed Starbucks addict or an “only the finest” coffee connoisseur, there’s no denying how amazing the stuff is. Watch this lovely piece of coffee propaganda if you don’t believe me.
However, arguably the best things about coffee aren’t always the way it smells and tastes. We love the act of drinking, discussing and most importantly making the stuff. Therefore it’s no surprise there are all kinds of gadgets and appliances that have been specially designed to enhance that experience.
So here’s a list of our top ten coffee-making contraptions, some are sadly just prototypes at the moment, others are firm favourites and we admit a few just look good.
Bodum Bean Set Iced Coffee Maker
On a warm summer's day (not in the UK, obvs) there's nothing better than relaxing with a glass of ice cold coffee. Of course you can just pour coffee over ice and add more milk, but many coffee drinkers would see that as sacrilege. So, invest in a coffee machine especially for the iced variety, like this french press from Bodum, for £40.