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Whether you’re looking for a good Italian coffee or you just want the occasional hit of caffeine, coffee machines have increasingly become an important feature of the modern kitchen. With increasingly busy consumers spending less time on the high street, grabbing a coffee at home is an increasingly popular option – and our expectations are high!


There is a wide choice of coffee machines to select for your kitchen with a variety of added extras to make your coffee in just the way you want. The Ciao Shopping Guide to Coffee Machines gives the coffee enthusiast an overview of some of the most important features to bear in mind – whether you’re perfect for an espresso machine or more suited to a classic filter coffee maker.


Don’t forget that different machines will suit different people. The first decision to make is whether you are a frequent or occasional coffee drinker, as this will affect the investment that you’re prepared to make.



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Central Perk at home

Advantages: Great coffee every time, easy to clean up
Disadvantages: Pricey

After many years of scalding my hand on my little Italian espresso pot and generally being a bit disappointed at the results. I mean the coffee was disappointing - the burns were really quite impressive! I decided it was time to get a bit more technical w ...

josparkle 27.01.2008 · Read full review
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Magimix Nespresso - Quick and Easy Way to Get Great Coffee

Advantages: Easy to clean
Disadvantages: Pods have to be ordered although that could change

I have wanted to get a Nespresso machine for some time, but could never really justify the price. John Lewis had an offer on a short while ago where the machine was £129.00 but there was a £70 coffee voucher included. It would have been more if I had got ...

muppetbabe 28.09.2014 · Read full review
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Excellent, compact, easy to maintain coffee maker

Advantages: Great Coffee made quickly and efficiently with little mess
Disadvantages: Jug for holding water could be bigger, Bit Noisy

...THE BOX 1 x Nespresso Magimix M100 in Coral Red 1 x Assortment of coffee pods (1 of each brand = 12 in total) 1 x Nespresso Manual in a neat binder FIRST REACTION The whole product is nicely packaged, you can tell this is no cheap coffee making ...

janevok 13.01.2006 · Read full review
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The best fresh coffee machine in the world!

Advantages: Makes amazing coffee
Disadvantages: No milk functions

If you like fresh black coffee then this is the machine you have to have. If you want to add frothy milk then you should go for one of the other models that has a steamer on it but I personally only drink it black so this is the best one in my opinion. ...

charlie.douglas 27.07.2007 · Read full review
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Nespresso is cool

Advantages: Great tasting coffe in an flash
Disadvantages: The capsules are expensive

Our family was kindly given a Nespresso machine for christmas, and since then we have proudly become addicts. A well crafted, futuristically designed unit with good water capacity. The system is easy to use, apart from the steam heating system for the ...

HarryDog 16.01.2005 · Read full review
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