1. Presso Coffee Maker
Coffee at its most manly. Fill the filter pod, pour in hot water then squeeze it through the coffee by pushing down the exercise machine-style handles. Crema is lacking but taste is not.
Mess? Rise the portafilter after each use, nothing more.
Price: £80 | Link: Presso
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No longer shall you be a drowsy-eyed slave to big coffee corps, for you have the power to make your own espresso, latte or cappuccino...
Need a hand making that perfect coffee? Here's Has Bean Coffee Ltd's MD Stephen Leighton with a few tips:
Freshness is everything, make sure you're using this year's crop of coffee, frashly roasted and ground only when and as you need it. Taste will improve beyond compare once you get that right.
Weight everything. To make a great cake you need a great recipe, same goes for coffee. Weigh the dose of coffee you're going to use and the amount of water required as well. This way you can make the same amazing coffee every morning.
Make sure each espresso shot you pour has a caramel coloured layer of creamy crema on top. This gives the espresso its sweetness, if you're missing this you'll need to adjust the grind of your beans.
They say cleanliness is next to godliness, and they're right. Dirty machines and equipment will give you a dirty cup of coffee. Keep it clean, people!
They say that necessity is the mother of invention, but even necessity needs a caffeine boost to get her to work, like the rest of us. These four machines all give us caffeine jitters of excitement, but which one suits your style?