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Need some new coffee gear for your home brewing setup? browse our buying guides below.

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Espresso Machines

There are thousands of espresso machines available for sale, so choosing the right one is tough. Big machines, small machines, home machines, commercial machines, electric machines, manual machines…the list goes on, and these are only the categories.

Here buying guides and reviews of everything espresso related. We mostly dive into espresso machines for home use, however we also go in depth into commercial, automatic, lever and small/portable espresso machines. The most important thing you can do before purchasing is to decide on what style/category of machine you want, and then shortlist a few. We’ve done all of that for you below.

Best Espresso Machine UK: Top Picks for Home Baristas in 2023

We took a look at the best espresso machine in every category; and here are the winners (and losers)

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Best Nespresso Machine – Reviews and Top Picks

If you’re in the market for a Nespresso machine but aren’t sure which model has all the features you’re after, our roundup of the best Nespresso machines in 2022 has your answers.

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10 Best Automatic Espresso Machines 2022 (updated)

If your morning dreams include pushing a button and getting the perfect espresso, read on. We’ll even show you how to save a bundle.

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Best Prosumer Espresso Machine (2022 Reviews)

If you’re ready to take your home espresso game to the next level, it’s time for a prosumer espresso machine. This article reviews 9 of the very best.

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Best La Marzocco Espresso Machine (2023 Reviews)

Looking to buy a La Marzocco espresso machine for your home or cafe? Choose wisely with this review round-up and buyer’s guide.

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Best Italian Espresso Machine of 2022

Espresso was born in Italy, so you can trust Italians to craft great espresso machines. This article reviews 8 of the very best!

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10 Best Portable Espresso Makers (Made for Travel)

Traveling to a coffee desert? Don’t leave home without your trusty portable espresso maker! This article looks at 10 of the best choices for making espresso on the go!

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Best Manual Espresso Machines (Lever Espresso Machines)

Manual espresso machines require dedication and practice – but the results when you get it right are out of this world. Read our picks for the ones worth learning.

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Best Latte Machine of 2023 (Reviews and a Buying Guide)

Making the perfect latte is a blend of the best coffee with the perfect milk. We share our choices for the machines that offer the best of both.

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Coffee Grinders

Do not underestimate the power of a good quality grinder. After all, you cannot make a great cup of coffee without a good coffee grinder unless, of course, you are using pre-ground coffee….Which I would NEVER recommend Without the right coffee grinder, you may never come close to brewing a great cup of coffee. If you wish to make barista-level coffee, it is important to have a good quality coffee grinder in you arsenal.

Below you’ll find links to some of our best articles on coffee grinders. We review burr grinders only (never use a blade grinder) and look at both electric and manual options.

Best Manual Coffee Grinder 2022(Hand Grinder Buying Guide)

Whether you like the old-school style of a hand grinder, or you spend a lot of time in the outdoors, our buying guide on manual coffee grinders will guide you to the right choice.

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Best Coffee Grinder: 7 Incredible Burr Grinders [2023 update]

The Best Burr Coffee Grinder For You In 2023 Is Below… You’re here to find the best burr grinder. That tells me you understand how important grinding your coffee beans is when trying to brew an amazing cup of coffee. True story: It took me years, and I blew somewhere

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Coffee Makers

As a newbie home barista or a hobbyist, you are probably in search of a good coffee maker for your coffee laboratory and we are right here to help. The right coffee maker differs from one person to the next and the best one for you depends on a number of factors including your preference in size, style, price, and ability to produce a great cup of Joe.

In our coffee maker review section we look at a range of different types of coffee makers, and reveal which ones are worth your money; and which are not. We look at drip coffee makers, pour over coffee makers, and everything in between, including your standard home brewers like the french press and moka pot.

Best One-cup Coffee Maker UK (2022 Reviews)

Need just one cup to head out the door? Here are our choices for the best ways to get to ‘one and done.’

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SCAA Coffee Makers: certified. But Worth the investment?

We’ve compiled a list of the best SCAA coffee makers to help you choose your next high-quality dripper. Find out what factors you should consider and… take your pick.

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Best Moka Pot in UK: 6 Stovetop Espresso Makers Worth Using in 2022

The classic Moka pot has been around since the Thirties. We show you which ones make stovetop espresso as popular as ever.

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9 Best Pour Over Coffee Makers of 2022 (Buyer Guide)

Yearning for the clean, bright flavor of pour over coffee? Our guide to the best pour over coffee makers will let you know which one will do the job for you.

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7 Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers Of 2022

Cold brew produces some of the smoothest, richest coffee you’ll ever taste. Read our review of cold brew coffee makers and start enjoying it at home.

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Best Travel Coffee Makers (Portable / Camping Coffee Makers)

On the road or on the go, these portable coffee makers will help ensure you’re never under-caffeinated while traveling.

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Best French Press Coffee Makers of 2023

We looked at thousands of french presses, and only 10 are really worth your money. Here are the best picks

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Best Drip Coffee Maker 2023: Reviews and Buying Guide

Convenience and flexibility – the key virtues of the familiar drip coffee maker. Our Buying Guide lists the features so you can get the best for your needs.

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Best Coffee Maker With Grinder Of 2022

You know grinding your coffee right before brewing is the best way to preserve flavour. So why not include the grinder with the coffee maker?

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5 Best Siphon Coffee Makers (Vacuum Coffee Brewers)

You don’t need a lab coat, goggles, and a Tesla coil to appreciate a siphon coffee maker. But who are we to judge?

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Best Coffee Makers Under £50

Just because a coffee maker is inexpensive doesn’t mean it has to be cheaply made. In this roundup, we review 10 affordable coffee makers that outperform their price tag.

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Best Dual Coffee Maker of 2022 (Two way coffee brewer Reviews)

There are so many different types of dual coffee makers that it can be difficult to find the right one for you. Good thing we reviewed the very best models to help you choose!

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Best Smart Coffee Makers: bluetooth and wifi brewing!

Smart coffee makers are introducing many different automation features to make brewing great coffee easier. These are the 4 best smart coffee makers.

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Best Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker of 2022

Are you in the market for a coffee maker with a thermal carafe but overwhelmed by the many options on the market? This review round-up will help you find the very best.

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Coffee Maker with Water Line: 4 Best Plumbed Machines

Sick and tired of constantly refilling the water reservoir on your coffee machine? Maybe a plumbed coffee maker is just what you need. This article reviews four top models.

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Coffee Brewing Accessories

Coffee gear accessories help you take your coffee brewing skills from great, to amazing. Sometimes you can get away with the basics, but often times you’ll need a few accessories. For example, if you buy an espresso machine; you’ll need a tamper. And sometimes, accessories are not mandatory but they are recommended. Eg. if you brew some amazing friggen coffee, put you have nothing but crappy plastic cups to drink it from; well its not going to taste the same.

We have rounded up the best coffee-making accessories and reviewed them to help you decide which ones to get and which ones to ditch.

The Best Home Coffee Roaster Machines of 2022 (for small batch roasting)

We looked at the home coffee roaster market, and these kept coming back as the best picks. Even if you’ve never roaster before!

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The 7 Best Coffee Mugs (2022)

There are millions of coffee mugs in the world, but 90% of them are rubbish. Here are our favourite mugs – there will be one here for YOU!

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Winners: Best Coffee Thermos of 2022 (NOT for soup)

You need hot coffee for longer? Well you need a thermos. In this guide we look at the best thermoses, so you can choose wisely and keep your coffee hotter, for longer.

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Best Espresso Tampers: Review and a Buying Guide

Tamping the espresso puck is a critical part of getting the right flavor, and especially that luscious crema. We look at our five favorite ways to mash down those grounds.

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Best Coffee Scales To Buy In UK: 5 Digital Options

Weighing your coffee is a quick way to get consistently great coffee. Here are the best scales on the market that will help you brew amazing coffee

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Best Pour Over Coffee Kettles (Gooseneck Kettles) of 2023

If you want to do pour over coffee right, you need to control the water flow with a gooseneck kettle. Here are our favourite gooseneck kettles.

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