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  • World first: Bonaverde lets you buy coffee beans fresh from the farmer as it roasts, grinds and brews
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    World first: Bonaverde lets you buy coffee beans fresh from the farmer as it roasts, grinds and brews

    By 12 November 2013

    First there were coffee machines that let you make a cup-o-Joe fresh by grinding straight from the bean, now it’s gone a step further. In a world first, Bonaverde has announced a coffee machine that roasts, grinds and brews coffee. Bonaverde aims to...

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

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

  • A week in reviews: July 15 - July 19
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    A week in reviews: July 15 - July 19

    By 20 July 2013

    It's been the hottest week of the year in the UK, so what have we been reviewing? Coffee machines, that's what. But, with Britain, you can always be sure that for every night of clammy sleep there will be another 10 where you're in dire need of being...

  • De'Longhi Prima Donna S coffee machine review
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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? ...

  • Miele CM5200 Barista Machine has a double spout for simultaneous coffee making
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    Miele CM5200 Barista Machine has a double spout for simultaneous coffee making

    By 19 October 2012

    Wake up with the Miele CM5200 Barista Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine and you’ll have your choice of espresso, cappuccino, latte or even a macchiato at your disposal. The barista machine features a dual spout that enables users to make two cups of coffee...

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

  • The best looking home and kitchen devices in the world. Ever.
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    The best looking home and kitchen devices in the world. Ever.

    By 16 November 2011

    No one likes doing the dishes, nor do they particularly enjoy hoovering or making the bed but it's got to be done. Most will be content with the usual greys and whites of domestic technology but we like to do things differently. It's Style Week over at châteaux Pocket-lint...

  • Philips Xelsis Digital ID: A fingerprint away from the perfect cuppa
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    Philips Xelsis Digital ID: A fingerprint away from the perfect cuppa

    By 14 November 2011

    Waking up is always a bit of a chore, however one thing that can make the whole getting-up-and-facing-the-day routine a little less arduous is the morning cup of tea or coffee. Clearly you never want to rush the making of a cup of tea, however coffee...

  • Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai: the ultimate gadget hotel
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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...

  • Brits spending more on quality gadgets
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    Brits spending more on quality gadgets

    By 30 March 2011

    UK retailer John Lewis has seen a massive rise in the sales of high-end gadgets and technology over the last six weeks, with one sector growing by 385 per cent. Sales of KitchenAid stand mixers, costing £419 and above, have risen that enormous amount...

  • The best coffee machines you could possibly wake up to
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    The best coffee machines you could possibly wake up to

    By 7 September 2010

    Ah, caffeine. We may be a nation of tea drinkers at heart, but you can't deny yourself the pleasure of a cup of freshly brewed Java. We've taken a look at the five best luxury coffee machines available to man (or technically available via retail channels...

  • Lavazza A Modo Mio coffee machine review
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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...

  • Krups Nespresso coffee maker gets "Blinged"
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    Krups Nespresso coffee maker gets "Blinged"

    By 5 September 2009

    A Krups Nespresso coffee maker is the latest gadget to receive the Bling My Thing treatment giving you not just a coffee maker, but a sparkly one at that. Costing £1000 Krups commissioned crystal and gold coating company Bling My Thing to "crystallize"...

  • Bosch Tassimo TAS8520GB coffee machine review
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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...

  • Magimix M190 CitiZ & Milk Nespresso machine review
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    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,...

  • Jura ENA5 coffee machine review
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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...

  • Morphy Richards offers "Latitude" coffee maker
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    Morphy Richards offers "Latitude" coffee maker

    By 16 March 2009

    Morphy Richards is offering a coffee machine that might make it a little easier to get out of bed. The Latitude filter coffee maker, described as "no nonsense", has a nice little feature for those who need their caffeine intake first thing - a 24-hour...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Half price Philips Senseo coffee machine
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    Credit Crunch Christmas: Half price Philips Senseo coffee machine

    By 21 December 2008

    Not only is today's Credit Crunch Christmas gift suggestion half price, but it comes with extras for free too. Buy from Argos and you'll get the Philips Senseo coffee pod machine in black for £23.18 - and you can pick up a free pod and glasses pack too....

  • Desktop coffee maker launches
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    Desktop coffee maker launches

    By 9 October 2008

    Firebox has launched the "fabulously compact, fuss-free Desktop Coffee Maker". Complete with two mugs, this little device allows you to make your own delicious filter coffee from the comfort of your own desk. Capable of making just two cup's worth, the...

  • Brunopasso PD-1 espresso machine
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    Brunopasso PD-1 espresso machine

    By 7 July 2008

    Designed by Tadahito Ishibashi for Japanese retailer deviceSTYLE, the pod-espresso machine Brunopasso PD-1 is rather lovely looking. 1960s sports cars have obviously influenced the design, which includes a gearshift-like the handle crafted in beech wood,...

  • Nespresso's crystal coated coffee machine
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    Nespresso's crystal coated coffee machine

    By 25 June 2008

    You've got the gold plated juicer, the gleaming fridge with Swarovski crystals embedded in its case; and of course the white gold taps. So what else could you splash out on? How's about the Nespresso Limited Edition Brilliant Black Essenza and the Nespresso...

  • Jura F90 internet-connected coffee maker
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    Jura F90 internet-connected coffee maker

    By 20 June 2008

    For $2000, you can get a Jura F90 coffee maker that can be connected to the internet for remote control of the settings. But a security expert has warned the tech chaps over at Engadget that people who want to use an internet connected gadget like this...

  • Handpresso "Wild" portable espresso maker launches
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    Handpresso "Wild" portable espresso maker launches

    By 5 June 2008

    The Handpresso portable espresso maker is described as simple, light and compact and will get you your coffee fix anywhere you can muster up some hot water. The Handpresso "Wild" works without electricity to make a premium quality espresso coffee - anywhere...

  • Morphy Richards launches "Momento" high-end coffee machine
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    Morphy Richards launches "Momento" high-end coffee machine

    By 3 October 2007

    Morphy Richards has launched the high-end Momento coffee machine that will set you back a not inconsiderable £600. You do get a lot of tech for your money, and it seems to be an "intelligent" machine by all accounts... It offers an easy to use digital...