Work from Home Essential: 5 Coffee Machines for a Perfect Morning Brew
True coffee connoisseurs know that a morning cup of joe is a non-negotiable way to kickstart the day. This is where coffee machines take the spotlight, especially now when we’re tackling the daily grind from home.
We’ve gathered a selection of coffee machines—ranging from capsule to drip filter—that will help you to produce a cup (or more) of liquid gold in as easy as a click.
1/5 Morning Machine
This sleek coffee machine has gained plenty of well-deserved buzz even before it launched. Conceptualised by Leon Foo and Andre Chanco, experienced founders of specialty coffee roasters PPP Coffee and Yardstick Coffee, the aptly-named Morning Machine combines the convenience of a machine with the skill of a barista.
With ten default recipes, the machine is simple to use for the everyday drinker. For home baristas who prefer to wield full control of their brew, the machine offers various settings to take your cup of caffeine up a notch by controlling its temperature and pressure profile—a revolutionary first for coffee capsule machines.
To add to its acclaim, the Morning Machine has also recently clinched the 2021 Red Dot Award for Product Design for its innovative design.
2/5 Nespresso Vertuo
Nespresso has a plethora of illustrious coffee machines under its belt but the Nespresso Vertuo takes it up a notch. All you need is a single touch and the revolutionary machine starts producing the perfect brew, automatically adjusting to your capsule of choice.
Each machine has a patented Centrifusion technology equipped with a barcode recognition scan. Simply slide your capsule of choice into the machine, and let it do all the work. From here, the machine automatically identifies the capsule inserted and brewing parameters—from the temperature, flow rate, amount of water and down to the length of infusion is adjusted accordingly.
The Vertuo machine also sees Nespresso’s venture into larger capsule sizes, which in turn produces larger cups of coffee. You’ll have a selection of capsules from Nespresso’s wide range of blends, with each containing its own intensity and aroma.
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3/5 Miele CM 7750 CoffeeSelect Machine
If you favour an assortment of beans and love having a different flavoured brew daily, Miele’s countertop coffee machine is perfect for you. With three bean containers, you can select the coffee bean of choice without fuss.
The innovative grinder will ensure each cup is brewed with freshly grounded beans, and it’s quiet mechanism will definitely be appreciated for those who favour peaceful and quiet mornings. The machine also comes equipped with an auto-descaling function, so there’s no need to manually descale your machine. If you’re making a brew for two, the machine innovatively produces two cups of coffee at the same time with the touch of a button.
Fancy a fresh cup ready for you when you leave your bed? Convenience is at your fingertips. Connect the smart machine to your wifi, and you can remotely operate the machine.
4/5 Smeg Drip Filter Machine
Known for their line-up of aesthetically pleasing kitchenware, Smeg’s coffee machine exudes the same charm as its other kitchen counterparts. For those who prefer using a classic drip filter machine, Smeg’s offering produces a reliable cup of brew.
Sporting a vintage design, the coffee machine will add a stylish flair to countertops. The straightforward machine is simple and easy to use; cleaning is a breeze as well. Depending on how much of a caffeine boost you require, you can select your coffee intensity between two different levels. The keep-warm mode will help ensure that you have an endless supply of piping-hot coffee to keep you going throughout the day.
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5/5 De’Longhi Maestosa EPAM960.75.GLM
Italian brand De’Longhi is known for their arsenal of distinguished kitchen appliances, and the Maestosa coffee machine fully embodies the brand’s hallmarks. The automatic coffee machine offers an adaptive grinding technology that allows the machine to produce precisely-grounded coffee beans for a smooth cup of brew.
The swivelling touch screen display makes it easy to select your choice of coffee, while interchangeable stirrers within the machine can be utilised to prepare a range of drinks, whether it’s a rich cup of hot chocolate or a light, creamy cold coffee.
If you’re a fan of lattes, throw your milk frother aside—the machine’s LatteCrema system helps froth your milk and creates creamy milk foam. Even better, the double outlet of the milk carafe can create two milk-based beverages at the same time, so you can share your cup of joy with your partner.
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