Written by Lara El Sergany
A world without coffee is simply not one I’d want to live in. But I’m not talking about that freeze-dried knock-off they call instant coffee, I’m here for the real deal: gorgeously roasted coffee beans, ground freshly to give you the perfect cup of jo.
If you share my passion for the coffee bean lifestream, you’ll love these coffee makers:
For the Home Barista: Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Duo Temp Pro Espresso Coffee Machine
As complicated as this might look, it took me all but two tries to figure out how to make myself a barista-approved cup of Americano. The Duo-Temp helps extract the perfect cup of coffee but preventing the water from getting to hot and burning the coffee granules as a result. Once you’ve figured out where everything is meant to be, making your favourite Cappuccino, Americano, or Espresso will be as easy as 1-2-3.
For the Filter Fanatic: Cuisinart 14-Cup Glass Carafe Programmable Coffeemaker
This coffee maker is the best option if you’re a family of coffee-lovers, as it can make up to 14 cups of jo in one go. You can even program it up to 24 hours in advance, so that you wake up to the smell of delicious brewed coffee every morning!
For the Pour-Over Enthusiast: Chemex 6-cup Classic Series
If you’re an art lover, you’ll love having the bodacious Chemex glass pour-over, which actually has its very own permanent place in NYC’s Museum of Modern Art! Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it’s said to produce the smoothest, most balanced pour-over coffee out there.
For the Perpetually Late: Bosch Tassimo Suny
If timekeeping just isn’t your strongest asset, then Bosch’s handy dandy Tassimo Suny is your all-in-one turbo barista, right on your kitchen counter. You don’t even have to press a start button to get it working; just press your cup along its smart start button and it’ll do the rest.
When you’re hopping on one foot trying to get your sock on while grabbing a breakfast bar and making your coffee in a rush in the morning, you simply don’t have time to adjust the settings on your coffee machine. Thankfully, the Tassimo Suny does the work for you, reading the barcode on the T-Disk you put in and automatically adjusting its settings so that your tea, coffee, or even chocolate bevvy is perfect every time.
For the Old-School Coffee Lover: Bialetti Moka Express 3 Cup Espresso Maker
A staple in every Italian coffee-lover’s home, the Bialetti Moka pot is a stovetop classic for when you fancy an espresso-like drink but don’t want to brave the cold or the socialising aspects of going out for a coffee.
It’s easy to use, easy to clean, and gives you a deliciously smooth intense coffee that you can drink on its own, spruce it up with hot water for an Americano, or add frothed milk for a Cappuccino.