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Friday 30 January 2015

The ten best coffee machines

1. MIELE
It may come with a serious price tag, but this sexy machine will send you straight to coffee heaven. Use the touch-controls to navigate through selectable coffee strength, cup sizes, adjustable grind coarseness and more. 
1,099
harrods.com
1. MIELE
It may come with a serious price tag, but this sexy machine will send you straight to coffee heaven. Use the touch-controls to navigate through selectable coffee strength, cup sizes, adjustable grind coarseness and more.
1,099
harrods.com
2. KITCHENAID
The retro-styled Artisan espresso maker can deliver two shots of great-tasting espresso in less than 20 seconds. It uses pods or coffee beans and the frother works a treat.
£579
hartsofstur.com
3. MAGIMIX
The Nespresso CitiZ range is a perfect size for compact urban living spaces. Opt for the CitiZ & Milk if you're as partial to lattes and cappuccinos as espressos - and if you prefer a frappuccino, you can even froth cold milk too.
£199.99
lakeland.co.uk
4. ILLY
The X7 Francis Francis is an impressive capsule-only coffee machine. It uses a patented process to create intensely full-bodied espressos.
£203
espressocrazy.com
5. KRUPS
It's no mean feat finding a decent coffee machine for less than £100, but the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo is surprisingly good and space-saving too. Simply insert the coffee pod and press the lever for cafe-grade beverages.
69.99
amazon.co.uk
6. CUISINART
This is a solid, versatile maker that delivers fabulous results, whether using pods or ground coffee. The mere thought of this machine sitting your kitchen should be enough to get you out of bed in the morning.
£180
houseoffraser.co.uk
7. DE'LONGHI
Bring a touch of Italian glamour to your kitchen with the Icona ? a well-built contraption that makes particularly tasty cappuccinos in super-quick time.
£169
johnlewis.com
8. SAECO
The Lavazza A Modo Mio is so easy to use that it's almost impossible to go wrong with it. Better still, this great-value machine delivers both great taste and crema (the golden froth on the top of the espresso).
£125
lavazzamodomio.co.uk
9. MORPHY RICHARDS
The state-of-the-art Mattino Espresso, which is compatible with both ground coffee and pods, delivers maximum results with minimum effort. The built-in Smart Press System intuitively tamps your coffee and you can vary the taste and temperature to suit your taste.
£199
morphyrichards.co.uk.
10. GAGGIA
Desperate for caffeine? The Gaggia Baby Class can make two espressos in less than 16 seconds and boy, are those espressos good. Whether you use ground coffee or pods, this compact machine could not be simpler to use and the steam pipe creates perfectly airy froth.
£408
tesco.com

Whether you fancy a triple espresso or a skinny cappuccino, these are the top tools for the job

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