Coffee machines


Reviews & hands-on

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    Sage Dual Boiler: Hands-on the Heston Blumenthal coffee machine

    By 10 October 2013

    While Heston Blumethal's Sage Tea Maker shows all the hallmarks of the chef's extravagance, the Sage Dual Boiler coffee machine is a slightly different story. Eagle-eyed coffee fans might recognise this as a Breville model, as it's branded as such in...

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    'Smart coffee' via iPad: We make our favourite cup using a Saeco GranBaristo Avanti Bluetooth prototype

    By 9 September 2013

    Coffee is a fiddly business. The wrong beans, too much milk, not enough foam, bad crema, and all that stuff. We all have our favourite cup and now Philips has revealed a way it thinks you can get it just right each and every time. The answer? An iPad...

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    De'Longhi Prima Donna S coffee machine review

    By 16 July 2013

    If you are a coffee fan with an addiction, and you're looking for something more than Starbucks or Costa can offer, then De'Longhi believes it has the answer. But can it's top of the range bean-to-cup offering, the Prima Donna S, really be that good? ...

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    The Krups EA9000 touchscreen coffee machine makes you a coffee, then cleans up afterwards

    By 18 July 2012

    The Krups EA9000 is the company's latest state-of-the-art coffee machine, adding a touchscreen interface and a self-cleaning feature so you don't really have to do anything aside from load it with coffee beans. The new flagship machine will cost £1299...

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    Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai: the ultimate gadget hotel

    By 17 October 2011

    It's not every day that you open the door to your toilet to watch it automatically opening its door for you, but then it's not every day you find yourself staying at the Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai. Being a journalist can be a pretty good gig from time...

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    Lavazza A Modo Mio coffee machine review

    By 18 November 2009

    Italian coffee giants Lavazza have thrown their hat in the coffee pod ring to compete with the likes of Tassimo and the current champions Nespresso, but will the A Moda Mio serve up a quality crema or just leave a bitter taste in the mouth? At just 20.5cm...

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    Bosch Tassimo TAS8520GB coffee machine review

    By 3 July 2009

    Bosch and Tassimo promise freshly brewed hot drinks - from Twinings green tea and Milka hot chocolate to Starbucks filter and Kenco cappuccinos - but can this table top vending machine deliver designer drinks tastier than the office canteen? At 20cm wide...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Magimix M190 CitiZ & Milk Nespresso machine review

    By 5 May 2009

    The fully automatic Magimix M190 CitiZ & Milk Nespresso machine promises delicious mess-free espresso, but does the addition of a unique milk heater and frother finally mean proper cappuccinos for all? Using the Nespresso coffee pod system the Magimix,...

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    Jura ENA5 coffee machine review

    By 29 April 2009

    It’s the slimmest bean-to-cup machine on the planet and promises unbeatable coffee at the touch of a button, but can the Jura ENA5 justify its price tag? At 23.8cm wide the ENA5 is surprisingly slender for a fully featured bean-to-cup machine, but at...