Our top 10 coffee makers and machines for a stylish caffeine hit

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). 

La Fenice

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If there were an award for the most attractive coffee machine of all time… Well, that would be silly. But this would probably win. The first electromagnetic induction coffee machine, rather than measuring the temperature at the surface of the boiler, this measures the temperature of the water itself, making it 80% more energy efficient. You can make filter coffee or espresso from beans, or use it with Keurig K-Cup or Lavazza Espresso Point FAP capsules. And it looks like a beautiful steampunk angel, made from aluminium, glass and wood. It’s being produced thanks to a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, so you’ll have to wait until later in the year to have one, but you can order now.

It's $330 for UK delivery.

Diane Shipley


  • Using modern or latest coffee machine may sometimes give us headache in the operation and maintenance. Sometimes also the tastes are affected that’s why some coffee shops are using the traditional way or the old coffee machine to avoid problem in the operation and maintain customer to keep on coming back.

  • “Stylish” is just shorthand for “looks count for more than how well it works”. I’ve been able to test most of these machines over the past few years, and other than as a kitchen design centerpiece they will all end up in landfills in two years.

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