For some of us, coffee is more than a drink of choice – its a daily requirement.
Whether you look for coffee on the go, iced coffee or a machine that wakes you up with a cup, theres a coffee machine for you.
From the brand Opumo new coffee alarm clock that looks like soemthing out of Willy Wonka, to pods that make larger cups (great for pouring over a glass full of ice) and a new frother that makes COLD FROTH, heres the coffee gadgets you need to know about.
The coffee alarm clock
Whats better than having your first cup of coffee in the morning? Being woken up with a cup made for you by this fancy new coffee alarm clock.
If black coffee leaves you cold, there is a milk vessel that keeps your milk cool in the night and mixes it for you so that your cup is exactly how you want it when the timer goes off and you open your eyes.
Or if you want to just brew on demand and not wait until morning, just hit the Make button.
Works with filter or espresso coffee (or tea!) and comes in stainless steel and glass on top of a timber tray – in black or white.
Barisieur Black Coffee Alarm Clock, £345, opumo.com
For the purists
This new machine is billed one of the worlds narrowest fully automatic bean to cup machines. Called the Melitta Puristam, it is great for super-slim kitchens where space is a commodity.
It has a one touch feature that includes a favourite coffee memory, is easy cleaning and a modern looking LED display.
Its also really quiet (bonus for early morning brewing) and has a pump feature that lets water flow more slowly through the coffee, which is supposed to improve the coffee extraction.
There is a double cup mode which means you can make two coffees at the same time too.
Purista by Melitta, £399.99, via Amazon and AO.com
Quick and fuss-free
Ideal for those looking for a quick caffeine fix, the Lavazza Idola Capsule Coffee Machine is ready to go in under 30 seconds.
Sporty looking, it makes espresso, lungo and long coffees – it also has a free flow function if you like a bit more water in your coffee – making it a good one for a summer iced brew.
Simple controls, easy to use and a removable 1.1 litre water tank with descale and low water warning lights with an auto shut-off after 9 minutes.
Lavazza Idola Coffee Machine £109, lakeland.co.uk
For the bean-curious
For those of you out there that are bean curious, the AromaFresh Grind & Brew has an integrated grinder for fresh coffee beans if thats what you like but gives you the option to switch off the grinder if you want to simplify things and use ground coffee.
There is a also a timer on the machine that lets you say exactly when you want to smell the coffee brewing in the morning.
AromaFresh Grind & Brew by Melitta, £119, amazon.co.uk
When bigger is better
These are the long, tall coffees by Nespresso.
A new system with bigger capsules – so if you are into the pod thing and you like your coffee large and in charge, this is the one you want.
Pod-wise, you can choose between a range of large sizes with Alto being the biggest – it makes enough to fill a giant travel mug.
Lovely design, decent price and easy to use.
Nespresso by Krups VertuoPlus, £109 ao.com
This Bean-To-Cup Coffee Machine from Beko has a nifty milk frother inside that draws milk from an external container before heating it internally, meaning it gives good froth.
It also has a built-in coffee grinder, which gives you the option to use both whole beans and coffee grounds.
Whats new is a coffee strength adjustment, which lets you personalise how you make it, controlling the strength and depth of your brew.
Beko Bean-To-Cup Coffee Machine, £350, Beko.co.uk
The coffee ninja
The Ninja Coffee Bar bills itself as more than simply a coffee machine but rather as a complete coffee bar.
It comes with a 40-page recipe book including all the different ways you can mix up your morning cup.
The warming plate is a nice addition – it lets you keep your coffee at the optimum temperature for a further 30 minutes after its first brewed.
The Ninja Coffee Bar, £74.99 ninjakitchen
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