Working from home may mean that you’re missing your favourite cafe and that coffee pods just aren’t cutting it. With a newfound need for barista skills and the best equipment for the job, here are seven of the best and most beautiful coffee machines on the market.
Kees Van Der Westen – Speedster
The Speedster is a café favourite, often spotted racing coffees out the door of your favourite local. They’ve got this nifty number for the home complete with, shot timer, eco-mode for efficiency, two temperature-controlled boilers a large steam and coffee boiler capacity all made from high-grade stainless steel and stunning engine turned body panels.
Enquire here; espressoworks.co.uk
Rocket Espresso – Porta Via
The Porta Via brings new meaning to ‘coffee to go’, the industrial quality coffee machine is built into a hard-wearing carry case making it a portable addition to your kitchen. At 29kg it comes with a lever-action group, pressure gauge and coffee boiler and is rapidly ready for a brew in 10 minutes.
Jura – GIGA 6
For a ‘hands off’ coffee, it’s hard to look past the Jura Giga 6. The scope of the GIGA 6 is impressive, it boasts 28 different specialties, all at the press of its 4.3-inch high-res display. It’s perfect for those who want everything automated, just load the twin hoppers with your beans of choice and select. Or better still, just order through the Jura App or tell Siri to make it for you.
La Marzocco – Linea Mini
La Marzocco is the industry standard in café quality machines – with its history dating back almost 100 years to the streets of Florence. These fun little machines are perfect for home use with its simple controls, easy-to-read gauges, in-built temperature controller all bundled into a tidy package available in a range of bright colours.
Gaggenau – 400 Series Coffee Machine
While all the coffee machines on this list try to be design-conscious, none are at the level of the built-in Gaggenau 400 Series. Its subtle design is coupled with tech that’s smart enough to remember eight specific orders and make near limitless combinations. The fully automatic, self-cleaning espresso machine allows for professional standard coffee, instantly and with minimal effort and with Gaggenau’s ‘home connect’ can literally take the process out of your hands.
Approx £3,900; gaggenau.com
Superveloce – Flat Six
You may have seen its Porsche inspired coffee machine doing the rounds, but beyond homages to German engineering, Superveloce makes a number of motoring and aeronautically inspired machines. Take the Flat-Six, with its Boxer Engine inspired stainless steel, titanium and alloy construction and carbon fibre cam cover. Just load it with your ground beans, or favourite capsule of choice and let the machine do the work.
Approx. £9,200; Superveloce.co
Slayer Espresso – Slayer Single Group
A coffee machine that shares the name of such an infamous heavy metal band is sure to have some guts about it. Commercial-grade head, steam valves and brew actuator combine with a touchscreen interface to blur the lines between café and home use while the ash wood handles, and actuators and stainless-steel finishes give it a handsome look.