The iconic Jackie Chan once said, “Coffee is a language in itself.” He was on the money for sure. The evolution of the humble coffee bean and the technology that has played a huge part in extracting the very best from it, has been quite the journey.
If you are a Coffee connoisseur you will, of course, have your favourite roasters, blends and even Barista’s in your local haunt. However, with the ongoing Work From Home movement, many people have starting investing in more serious pieces of coffee making kit for the home. Here are some exceptional machines that we have been admiring of late.
La Specialista Maestro
De’Longhi have really excelled with the La Specialista Maestro. Sensor Grinding Technology ensures a consistent coffee texture whilst the Smart Tamping Station guarantees the coffee is correctly compacted. Active Temperature Control optimises the coffee extraction for a perfect result. Now for the fun part – there are two options for milk frothing; automatic for convenience, or manual for the full barista experience. This machine comes with six pre-set recipes for when you need the perfect cup of coffee within minutes.
VertuoPlus Coffee Machine
Indulge in exciting Espressos or awesome Alto. At the touch of a button, the Vertuo Plus offers the authentic Nespresso coffee experience you’d expect, but with a new brewing system based on Centrifusion technology. Developed by Nespresso, this allows the machine to read the barcode on each capsule. It then spins up, adjusting even the slightest settings, to extract the hidden treasures of each capsule. To give each blend its own coffee and producing the signature crema on top of each freshly brewed coffee. According to the experts at Nespresso “The better the crema, the better the coffee.”
You can purchase directly from Nespresso.com for €239.00
SAGE Oracle Touch SES990BSS Bean to Cup Coffee Machine
We have been swooning over this machine for quite some time now. With its slick swipe screen and next level technology, grinding, dosing, and tamping are fully automatic making it easy to achieve the perfect brew at home. The Oracle Touch has 5 preset coffee types, and lets you customise up to 8 programs of your own. You can tweak everything that matters: grinding levels, brewing time, pressure, and more.
Available from Currys PC World for €2399.00
With its iconic 50’s style appearance, the ECF01 is a great option for anyone requiring a smaller but still very high quality coffee machine. We particularly like the passive cup warmer on the top of the machine. All coffee aficionados know that coffee tastes much better from a pre-warmed cup. Unlike many small coffee machines, this little gem has the all important frother/milk wand…essential for every self respecting Barista wannabe!
You can purchase the Smeg ECF01 from Harvey Norman currently priced at €349