Even when times are hard, our commitment to ‘proper coffee’ is looking like it’s here to stay, with many of us still willing to fork out the equivalent of your lunch budget for a cup of the ol’ Joe each morning. However, as our addiction has set in, so has our increasing demand to reproduce coffee shop results at home. Any barista worth their salt will tell you making good coffee is an art, but results will only ever be as good as the technology you’re using, so this means investing in a coffee machine to do the job.
There’s a multitude of coffee machines on offer now: From retro stove tops to one-touch bean to cup do-it-all machines, with mind boggling features and budgets to match. Here’s our top 10 machines for you discerning coffee snobs out there…
Pixie ELECTRIC TITANIUM (Krups XN3005) £139
Compact and intuitive design. A quick cup of coffee - made in 25 seconds due to fast-heating thermoblock technology. The Pixie uses easy-to-load Nespresso coffee capsules espresso, with 2 cup sizes and the automatic flow stop function. The machine turns itself off automatically 9 minutes after it was last used. Comes complete with 16 Nespresso capsules and instructions for joining the Nespresso Club, where you can order new capsules over the phone or online. Dimensions(WxDxH)(cm) : 11.1 x 23.5 x 32.6 cm Nespresso