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Brewing up a storm – machines to take bean to cup in 2018 Serious about cofffee? Time to invest in a machine to take... Best Bean Coffee Machines

Brewing up a storm – machines to take bean to cup in 2018

Serious about cofffee? Time to invest in a machine to take your coffee to the next level.  Control your exact requirements to grinding the beans, brewing and releasing the fragrance and essential oil.  Coffee aficionados have never had it so good with plenty of models on the market to match budget and design.  Our favourites are listed below and will be sure to brighten up day!

 

TOP TIPS:

1. Never go cheap on the budget front.  This is not the time to save a few pounds.  A coffee machine will be one of the items that you use and remain in your life the most!

2. Clean with care.  As sturdy as they feel, alot of people make mistakes while cleaning their machines and end up breaking them.  Some machines require a quick daily cleanse to the filter.  Read the manual and try and clean after you have had your coffee fix to not rush.

​3. Ask around for recommendations.  We hope you have found our suggestions useful.  Try and see the models in a store before purchasing to get an idea of the look and size of the models you like.  Remember to keep in mind the space available on  your kitchen counter.

 

Our Top Picks:

1. De’Longhi ECAM22.360.S

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A. popular versatile machine.  With the different advanced settings, coffee can be brewed with an incredible rich taste.   A strong contender and you will be hard to find another machine to match their results.

Milk steaming for cappuccinos, ability to use fresh and pre-ground coffee is a big thumbs up.

The integrated bean grinder is surprisingly quiet and has 13 adjustable settings.

2. Delonghi Magnifica ESAM4200

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Compact and solid, this nifty machine can handle anything from an americano to a cup of cappuccino. The one-touch button feature is as nice touch to choose your coffee style. A good first machine for someone new to coffee machines or for those not wishing to spend too much.

Being compact it does not take up too much space and with its simple design looks, it does not overpower your kitchen.

3. Gaggia Brera

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Gaggia is a well known brand for coffee machines and at some point, any true coffee lover will definitely want to expirement with one of their models.

A versatile machine to make a range of coffee drinks which can also be further customised by adjusting the settings for the perfect taste.

Needs regular cleaning to keep in tip-top condition, this might be the deal breaker for some.

4. Sage Barista by Heston Blumenthal

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Heston Blumenthal is known for believing in only the best, so it is not a surprise that one of his coffee machines would make it on the list.  This model comes with an in-built conical burr grinder that only grinds a small amount of coffee for every cup. This way, you do not end up with excessive coffee powder, which then loses its fragrance and taste once it loses its freshness quickly.

The machine is also equipped with a PID temperature controller that maintains the right temperature for the water so that the coffee grinds can mix in well, releasing its oils and taste.

5. Melitta E953-101 Caffeo Solo With Milk Steamer

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Well priced against other machines and has a sleek, elegant design.  An interactve machine that is easy to use.  Not the best machine on the market but certainly a contender.  For those that like to keep their coffee machine on display, this might be the one!

6. Delonghi ECAM 22.110.SB

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An 8-ounce hopper, with bean storage capacity for 16 shots of espresso and an in-built coffee grinder with 13 adjustable settings. Lightweight (9kg only) and has a good frothing arm, which means you can get good quality cappuccino without any hassle!

The strength of this machine is its simplicity and ease of use.

7. Sage the Oracle coffee machine by Heston Blumenthal

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The king of coffee machines with an eye watering price to match.  The Oracle makes an exceptionally good cup of coffee and is a popular model because of its micro-adjustment details and the sturdy compact build that enhances the look of the kitchen.

Stainless steel dual boiler with triple heating system and PID technology, which help you to make the perfect cup of espressos every time.

 

The reviews are compiled through a mix of research, expert opinion and real-world testing.

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