Whether you prefer a manual, pod or bean-to-cup machine, there are designs to suit all tastes and budgets. Manual espresso machines give you lots of control over your coffee and tend to be the cheapest. Pod machines are convenient and easier to use, but may end up costing a little more as you will need to buy the pods. Bean-to-cup coffee machines, grind the beans straight to your cup and tend to be the most expensive and the largest. So why not start the day with a spring in your step and get yourself some good coffee on tap?
1. De'Longhi Scultura ECZ351BG Espresso Machine
Use ground coffee or ESE (Easy Serving Espresso) pods with this espresso machine. Features include built-in tamper and crema device for perfect crema-rich espressos, traditional milk frother for cappuccinos, caffe lattes or macchiatos, three-button operation, auto shut-off after 20 minutes, 1.4-litre water tank, cup-warmer and drip-tray. Stainless steel.
2. KitchenAid Nespresso Machine
Sturdy, stable and easy-to-clean coffee machine in Empire Red. Features include variable strengths and volume controls, under 30-second heat-up time, capsule loading system, lever control, 1.4-litre removable water tank. Mixed metal with gloss finish.
3. Dualit 84440 3-in-1 Coffee Machine
Versatile three-in-one design for patented NX Capsules, Fine Tea & Origins Cafe Capsules, (Easy Serving Espresso) pods and ground coffee. Features include 15-bar pump pressure, easy-to-use-and-clean milk frother, cup warming plate, ultra-fast Thermoblock (water heating on demand), pop-up drip-tray-full indicator, 1.5-litre removable water tank. Polished stainless steel and aluminium chassis.
4. Krups Pump Espresso Machine XP5620
A chic black manual pump design perfect for the contemporary kitchen. Suitable for ground coffee, ESE (Easy Serving Espresso) and soft pods. Features include 15-bar pressure, drip tray, 1.1 litre capacity, optional filter, Thermoblock technology for fast coffee at the ideal temperature, steam nozzle, tamping system and demitasse and cup warmers. Stainless steel.
5. Lagostina Stove Top Espresso Maker
Lagostina's smart stove-top espresso maker makes up to six cups and is simplicity itself to use. Add water and coffee, place on the hob. Suitable for gas, electric, solid plate, ceramic and halogen hobs.
6. De’Longhi Dedica Espresso Machine
A sleek and slim design ideal for the smallest of worktops. Features include professional filter holder for ground coffee and ESE (Easy Serve Espresso) pods with three interchangeable devices, 15-bar pressure pump for speedy results, 40-second Thermoblock heating system, hot-water dispenser for teas, cup warmer, drip tray and one-litre capacity.
7. Accents Red Espresso Coffee Maker
Sleek, stylish and compact design for lattes, cappuccinos and mochas as well as espressos. Functions include 15-bar pump pressure, removable drip tray, adjustable steam, coffee strength selector, 1.2 litre tank capacity and milk frother. Plastic and stainless steel.
8. Hotpoint Illy Espresso CMHPCGXOUK Pod Coffee Machine
Stainless-steel coffee machine that uses Illy Iperespresso pods. This compact design features lungo as well as espresso options, water-level indicator, 19-bar steam pressure ideal for an authentic crema, 1-litre water tank, 40-second brewing time. Stainless steel.
9. Nespresso by Magimix Inissia Coffee Machine
Smart, compact capsule machine that comes with 16 Grand Cru coffee pods. Coffee options include ristretto and lungo as well as espresso. Features include 19-bar pump pressure, 0.7-litre water tank, crema device, removable drip tray and auto shut-off.
10. AEG Lavazza A Modo Mio Espria LM3100-U Espresso Machine
Lavazza A Modo Mio Éspria Espresso Coffee Machine by AEG is perfect for Espresso lovers everywhere looking for a beautifully designed compact solution, which is stylish and simple to use. Using Lavazza A Modo Mio coffee capsules, the perfect espresso is guaranteed by the use of thermoblock technology, which ensures the water is always at the optimum temperature.
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