Get your morning cup o’ joe with one of these great coffee makers
Whether you’re brand new to coffee or have been living off of its sweet, sweet buzz since high school, you’ve probably had a cup of mud at some point or another. Avoid that nasty swill or the long lines at your local coffee shop with one of these excellent coffee makers that’ll have you looking forward to your morning cup o’ joe every day.
Best Nespresso machine
Using Nespresso’s recyclable capsules, the Vertuo machine lets you have many different coffee styles depending on your preference. It brews regular coffee, espresso, and frothed milk-topped concoctions, thanks to the built-in frother — brews 7.7-ounce cups of coffee or 1.35-ounce cups of espresso. The 54-ounce water tank means you can fill up less frequently.
£169 at Amazon
If you’d rather take the manual route but still want a quick coffee, then the Chemex pour-over carafe is perfect. It comes in 3- to 10-cup iterations, all for an affordable price. All you need to do is pop in the filter, your grounds, pour, and brew, as this is the best way to save leftover coffee for refrigerating or reheating.
£36 at Amazon
Best vacuum brewer
Hario Next Siphon coffee maker
This veritable chemistry experiment comes to us from Japan, where vacuum brewing is the coffee house standard. Hario’s maker is made of thick glass that doesn’t feel cheap, has a soot-free alcohol burner, and it’s very easy to clean. If you fancy a science experiment in the morning, this is the way to go (it also makes dynamite, clean-tasting coffee).
£113 at Amazon
How you like your coffee can be a very personal thing for most people, but for my money, the Nespresso Vertuo is the best on this list because of its brand power. Nespresso is known for making high-quality coffee machines that produce a high-quality cup of joe. If you prefer the pour-over method, then it doesn’t get better than Chemex.