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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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Continental Coffee from the Comfort of your Citchen

Advantages: No nonesense, cheap and easy to use espesso maker
Disadvantages: Missing some of the higher end features of more expensive models

I was tasked with finding a new coffee maker for our office kitchen and whilst going through the various options and models, with their accompanying settings, tricks and operations I decided I would like one of my own, albeit a simpler and more down to ea ...

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