Ah, coffee. Bringer of energy, enthusiasm, productivity… And, yes, a shaky, tear-filled meltdown mid-afternoon if you have too much. But that’s all the more reason to make your morning cup of caffeinated nectar one to savour. With all the coffee makers and machines on offer, there’s sure to be something that fits your taste and budget. Here are some of our new favourites to encourage you to take the plunge(r).
Impress coffee brewer
Of course, sometimes the best things are the simplest. The Impress is like a cafetière, but better. Instead of the mesh that normal french presses have, it comes with a metal filter and double silicone gasket. The holes in the filter have been designed to be slightly smaller than the lipid drops found in coffee, making sure no coffee grounds sneak into your drink and make it bitter. It couldn’t be easier to use: add freshly ground coffee to the outer cup, pour in water, leave for 3 minutes, and then press down the inner cup. Not only does it work as a coffee maker but because it’s insulated and durable it can be used as a travel mug, too.
It's £32.99 from The Fowndry.
By Diane Shipley | June 20th, 2014