With #NationalCoffeeDay coming up over the next week it is a time to celebrate fellow coffee lovers and share our passion for our favourite coffee machines. Enjoying a cup of freshly brewed coffee is one of the daily pleasures that we all enjoy and there are so many products available at the moment to help us achieve that great tasting coffee from the comfort of our homes. This guide will talk you through some of our favourite coffee machines and each of the features they have to offer to make your decision easier when looking to purchase a coffee machine of your own.
Enjoying a barista-style coffee from your own home is a luxury feeling and purchasing a great quality machine is definitely an investment that you will not regret, just think how much we must spend in our favourite coffee shops per week! Deciding on the right machine can be a difficult choice as there are so many brands and models to choose from but every machine has it’s individual features that are made with every kind of coffee drinker in mind.
Filter coffee machines are a great budget option for the everyday coffee drinker, they are simple to use and produce a great tasting coffee. Filter machines work using ground coffee which is placed into a filter over a carafe. The hot water filters through the coffee and will start to release the full flavours and aromas of the coffee into the jug below. Some filter coffee machines have a timer feature that means you can set up your coffee to be ready first thing on a morning because there is no nicer smell to wake up to that freshly brewed coffee.
The Melitta Aromaboy Filter Coffee machine is the ultimate machine for the daily coffee drinker. With its two cup capacity and space-saving design, it is ideal for even the smallest of kitchens.
To get your hands on your own filter coffee machine, shop here.
Pod or Capsule Coffee Machines
If you lead a very busy lifestyle and are always on the go then the pod coffee machines are the right fit for you. These machines are so quick and efficient that you will never have to rush out of the door without a coffee again. Simply insert your pod or capsule into the machine and sit back and let the machine do the rest. There are so many different pods and capsules on offer at the moment so if you are looking to personalise your coffee menu then the possibilities are endless.
The Lavazza A Modo Mio Jolie Milk Coffee Machine is ready to use within 35 seconds and it allows you to prepare original recipes using coffee and fresh milk. Authentic espresso and the real Italian cappuccino, in one simple gesture.
For pod coffee machines, shop here.
Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Machines
If you’re after that authentic barista taste then why not use an automatic bean to cup coffee machine. Use freshly ground coffee beans to create your desired coffee, simply select which coffee style you would like and then sit back and let the machine do the work. The machine will automatically prepare the correct amount of coffee and then you can froth and warm your milk to your taste. You will need to think about your budget and lifestyle when it comes to an automatic bean to cup coffee machine as the high-end models can be particularly expensive but if you are passionate about coffee then it is definitely an investment worth making.
Start the day with your favourite cappuccino thanks to this bean to cup machine from De’Longhi. It works with coffee beans so that you can create your chosen drink with your preferred blend. Every cup will come out at the right temperature with the Thermoblock heating system, so you’ll never have to worry about it being lukewarm. You can even customise the flavour by using the innovative Aroma Control. It has three different strengths and adjusts the brewing cycle to suit your taste. If you feel like adding a silky finish to your latte, then the milk frother will top every brew with a delicious foam for a bit of luxury.
For the Delonghi ECAM 350.15.B Fully Automatic Coffee Machine, shop here.