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A good latte or cappuccino is like a rich, milky mug of heaven. Just writing about these delicious, warming drinks makes us want one. Sadly, creating the perfect cap or caffe latte at home can be a hassle. Making a barista-worthy espresso is tough enough, but adding the right amount of milk and foam, perfectly heated and combined, is surprisingly daunting.
Who this is for: Anyone who wants a solid drip coffee maker to make a pot of great-tasting coffee that stays hot for hours. If you already own a good grinder (the most important part of any coffee setup) and you pay a premium for gourmet beans, this machine will get the most out of them.
Why we like it: The OXO Brew 9 Cup Coffee Maker is fast and convenient, with features like a programmable start time and an automatic pre-infusion cycle (which briefly wets the coffee before brewing, for better extraction). In our tests to determine the best drip coffee maker, we found that the coffee was pleasant and much better than what we made with some of the competitors. The coffee maker has a handsome design, with a well-made thermal stainless steel carafe that pours easily and keeps coffee hot for hours.
Why we like it: The pour-over method is simple, and it produces delicious coffee. By having more control over the brewing process, you can hone each variable to get the most flavor out of the beans. In our guide to the best gear for making pour-over coffee, we have recommendations for drippers, grinders, kettles, and scales. The Kalita Wave 185 is our favorite dripper because it produced the most-consistent, even, and flavorful cup of coffee of all of the drippers we tested.
Who this is for: Someone who wants a decent, low-fuss drip coffee maker for under $100. This machine will brew reliably good coffee whether you use freshly ground or pre-ground beans, making this an especially good choice if you typically buy the latter.
Flaws but not dealbreakers: Some of our testers thought the Filtron Cold Water Coffee Concentrate Brewer (our runner-up) made a smoother, mellower cup of coffee. But others liked the stronger, bolder flavor of coffee from the OXO. Plus, we found our pick easier to use than the Filtron (which is a bit more cumbersome).
Flaws but not dealbreakers: In exchange for its compact size, the Essenza Mini has a 20.3-ounce water tank and a reusable tray that can accommodate just six capsules, the smallest of any Nespresso machine. But then again, both are easy to refill and empty. The Essenza Mini did struggle slightly in our testing after brewing dozens of back-to-back espressos. This may be a problem if you plan on churning out lungos from your Essenza Mini for a large dinner party. But if the machine sputters or stops, let it rest for a minute and it should be good to go again.
Who this is for: If you want to take coffee seriously, the most important item in your brewing setup will be a good-quality burr grinder. Unlike blade grinders, which randomly chop coffee beans into smaller and smaller pieces, burr grinders pulverize coffee beans between two sets of burrs and deliver a much more uniform grind, resulting in better-tasting coffee.
Who this is for: The Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle is for anyone who needs to bring water to a boil to make French press coffee, pour-over coffee, or tea. The OXO Brew Pour-Over Kettle is best for people preparing pour-over coffee (the gooseneck spout offers better aim) or for tea lovers who will geek out over its spot-on temperature accuracy.
Arguably, the best ways to make coffee are often the cheapest. You can get a quality pour-over dripper for about $25 and a French press for about $40. However, hand-pour methods can still require other gear, like grinders and kettles. The grinder especially is worth spending a little more money on. Our burr grinder pick, the Baratza Encore, costs nearly $150, compared with a budget blade-style grinder which runs about $25, but ensures a more consistent, flavorful cup.
Whether you plan to go hiking, camping, stay in a hotel, or simply enjoy a great coffee at home or at the office, our hand powered portable coffee makers - Cuppamoka, Pipamoka, Minipresso, Nanopresso and Picopresso - help you prepare amazing coffee or espresso, anytime, anywhere.
A multitude of characteristics define a good espresso, but according to the Italian Espresso National Institute, these short and richly strong shots should be topped with a silky, 'hazelnut-coloured' layer of light crema, and have a full-bodied flavour with intense aroma. Whilst delicious on its own, espresso also forms the basis of classic coffee drinks, among which you'll find americanos, cappuccinos, milky lattes, chocolatey mochas and even espresso martini.
Approximately 95 million cups of coffee are consumed every day in the UK according to the British Coffee Association, and there's a host of home espresso machines designed to replicate the results of those used in commercial coffee houses; great news for budding baristas or anyone looking to save money on buying them while out-and-about.
These machines use pumps to drive near-boiling water through a layer of finely ground coffee and filter into your espresso cup quickly. The whole process, from loading to full extraction, should take under one minute (around 25-seconds of extraction to produce 25ml of espresso) and speed is one of the major advantages of this brewing method over traditional drip methods.
While there are many types on the market, we'd advise any espresso lover to buy a traditional pump-action machine, which combines mechanisms for both maintaining water temperature and applying pressure.
The best coffee pod machines require you to buy pods, which can be less cost effective while also posing a greater sustainability issue as they're difficult to recycle or biodegrade. In contrast, espresso machines just require ground coffee, and there are a couple of types to choose from.
These will heat the water, brew and extract espresso into your coffee cup. You'll likely need to do the dosing and tamping of the grinds, then load and unload the portafilter. Certain elements will be adjustable to help you personalise your coffee, like the brew time, quantity and water temperature.
This type of machine doesn't plug into the mains, so are generally more portable and sustainable espresso makers compared to plug-in automatic types. The water does need to be pre-heated, but they do offer a very hands-on process of making the coffee that's incredibly gratifying.
To make good espresso, you'll also need to use fresh, finely ground coffee. We've also tested 20 of the best coffee grinders to bring you our picks of the most efficient, value for money and well-designed models on the market for grinding the best coffee beans available. For example, the Bodum Bistro electric burr grinder or the Porlex tall manual grinder were top picks for releasing flavours.
De'Longhi's Dedica espresso machine is uber sleek, with a stainless steel exterior that gives it a true, modern-classic feel. At 1.1 litre capacity, its water tank is smaller than others but it packs in 15-bars of pressure to create deliciously smooth and crema-topped espresso with no hint of bitterness. It's also a practical size for fitting on smaller countertops, only 14.0cm in width and 33cm in depth. For an espresso machine that won't break the bank and looks great on your countertop, the De'Longhi Dedica EC685.M manual model should be at the top of your list. Read our full De'Longhi Dedica EC685.M review.
KitchenAid products have a brand legacy to live up to, so when new models are released, expectations are high. The Artisan edition of the espresso machine has a low, slimline footprint but a hefty metal body that gives it good stability on its grippy base. It's a classy, pricey unit that fully delivers in terms of coffee quality, steam wand efficiency and the accessories included (which is where many machines fall).
There's a weighty stainless steel tamper and an accurate coffee scoop that decants 12g of coffee into a single-shot filter basket (just the right amount). After brewing, the used coffee puck was almost dry, making it mess-free to tap out. All we missed was a second cup tray for lifting espresso cups higher to the stream to stop splashing.
The chromed brass group and filter holder are the same size, weight and style of those used with professional commercial machines, designed to control the heat during brewing for optimal extraction. The three filters (single, double and ESE pods) require a solid clip meaning there's no annoying rattling. There's space to store and warm five espresso c