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    Coffee Machine Buying Guide

    Pick out the perfect coffee machine with our guide.

    Whether you’re a beginner barista or an Arabica aficionado, we’ve got the perfect coffee machine for you. With our handy guide, you’ll soon be heading to coffee heaven on a fluffy cloud of milky microfoam. 

    Different types of coffee machines
    Bean to cup coffee machine

    Bean-to-cup

    Bean-to-cup machines are perfect for bringing the coffee shop experience home with you. Grinding fresh coffee beans for each cup you make, you can get your perfect drink at the touch of a button.

    Sage espresso coffee machine

    Espresso

    With an espresso machine, you can create barista-style coffee with some serious equipment. Using ground coffee to make a shot of espresso, a lot of models have steam arms or milk frothers for silky smooth cappuccinos or awesome latte art.

    Filter coffee machine

    Filter

    Perfect for anyone who enjoys a simple cup of coffee, filter machines offer great value for money. With a large capacity for plenty of java, you’ll be everyone’s favourite person in the morning.

    Pod coffee machine

    Pod

    For a quick and easy way to soothe your morning craving, pod coffee machines are the way to go. Just press the button and it filters water through ground coffee in the pod, pouring you the perfect cup.

    Which machine is right for me?

    Bean-to-Cup: Effortlessly perfect coffee

    If you fancy recreating your coffee shop favourites, then a bean-to-cup machine is for you. These fully automatic machines grind coffee beans for each and every cup, so you can be enjoying the freshest flat white with a touch of a button. Because the machine heats the water and milk to the perfect temperature, you’ll be set to sip in no time at all on those hectic Monday mornings. Some models even have pre-set programmes to store your favourite drinks, as well as built-in milk containers - so you can craft your favourite milky coffees. 

    Bean-to-cup machines
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    Pod: Quick, easy and oh-so tasty

    Quick shower? Check. Fresh outfit? Check. Super speedy morning coffee? Check. If you need your caffeine kick the quick and easy way, then a pod machine is perfect for you. These machines filter water through capsules, so all you have to do is pop in a pod and press go. Not only are these machines really simple to use, but there’s a huge range of drinks available – from creamy lattes to luxurious hot chocolates. And because pod machines come in a range of sleek and slim designs, they’ll fit right in to any kitchen.

    Pod coffee machines
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    Filter: Fancy a top up?

    If you need copious amounts of coffee to ease you into your mornings, we’re right there with you. Filter machines can make up to 12 cups of coffee at a time, keeping it warm for up to half an hour – perfect for busy days at the office or coffee catch ups with friends. All you have to do is choose your ground coffee and add water, and you can be sipping on your favourite blend in no time. And because filter machines are mess-free with a non-drip design, you’ll get maximum coffee with minimum fuss.

    Filter coffee machines
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    Espresso: Hone your barista skills

    If you want to craft drinks your local barista would be proud of, you’ll love playing around with an espresso machine. These models are a serious bit of coffee making kit, using ground beans for an intense espresso shot. They often come with a steam arm or milk frother, so you can take that espresso shot and turn it into a silky smooth cappuccino, or top it off with awesome latte art. Some models even have a built-in grinder, so you can choose your favourite beans for your own personal cup of coffee heaven.

    Espresso coffee machines
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    De'Longhi PrimaDonna Soul ECAM610.75.MB Bean to Cup Coffee Machine - Black

    De'Longhi PrimaDonna Soul ECAM610.75.MB Bean to Cup Coffee Machine - Black

    ECAM610.75.MB_BK

    (26)
    £1049
    • 21 pre-programmed coffees – At the touch of a button
    • TFT touchscreen display – Large 4.3"" screen is easy to use
    • Wi-Fi enabled – Customise your recipes with an app
    • Bean Adapt Tech – automatically adapts grind size
    • Memory function - Remembers your favourite drinks
    Nespresso by Magimix Vertuo POP 11731 Pod Coffee Machine - Blue

    Nespresso by Magimix Vertuo POP 11731 Pod Coffee Machine - Blue

    11731_BL

    (9)
    £99
    • Compatible with a range of cup sizes
    • Removable 560ml water tank for easy refilling
    • Makes the perfect coffee at the touch of a button
    • Automatically switches off after a set amount of time
    • Removable drip tray for easy cleaning
    Nespresso by Krups Vertuo Plus XN903840 Pod Coffee Machine - Black

    Nespresso by Krups Vertuo Plus XN903840 Pod Coffee Machine - Black

    XN903840_BK

    (174)
    £127
    • Enjoy the full range of Nespresso® coffee
    • Programmable coffee sizes from espresso to lungo
    • Clever tech extracts and blends coffee for best results
    • Heats up quickly so you can enjoy your coffee sooner
    • Register with the Nespresso® Club for exclusive perks
    Sage The Barista Touch SES880BSS Bean to Cup Coffee Machine - Stainless Steel / Chrome

    Sage The Barista Touch SES880BSS Bean to Cup Coffee Machine - Stainless...

    SES880BSS_SSC

    (76)
    £1049
    • 14 pre-programmed coffees at the touch of a button
    • Coffee beans are ground, dosed and tamped automatically
    • Built-in grinder uses less heat to preserve flavour
    • Customise drink options to suit you
    • On-screen tutorials show each step to make great coffee
    Swan Retro Espresso Coffee Machine - Black

    Swan Retro Espresso Coffee Machine - Black

    SK22110BN_BK

    (113)
    £95
    • Milk frother gives your drinks a perfect creamy finish
    • Makes up to 2 cups at once
    • 2 in 1 filter basket gets the most from ground coffee
    • Water tank is removable for easy refilling
    • Removable drip tray for easy cleaning
    Tassimo by Bosch Vivy 2 TAS1402GB Pod Coffee Machine - Black

    Tassimo by Bosch Vivy 2 TAS1402GB Pod Coffee Machine - Black

    TAS1402GB_BK

    (282)
    £79
    Was £106
    Save £27
    • Compatible with Tassimo T Discs
    • 1300 Watt power output
    • 700ml capacity
    • Works out the ideal brewing time for your chosen drink
    • Prepares delicious coffees at the touch of a button

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