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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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no frills steamer

Advantages: Good strong espresso
Disadvantages: Small water opening

This coffee machine has no fancy features but does the job. In the past I have made coffee using a cafeteria or Italian coffee pot on the stove but I decided to treat myself to one of these because a friend recommended it to me. I am not a big fan of espr ...

cyrila 07.06.2013 · Read full review
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