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COFFEE MACHINE BUYING GUIDE

Want barista-style coffee in your own front room? From practical espresso machines to sophisticated bean-to-cups, House of Fraser has an extensive range of coffee machines designed to make your life easier. Pick one to suit your lifestyle, from coffee grinders to the speediest Nespresso machine, have it sit pride of place on your kitchen worktop.

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Bean-to-Cup machines

If you love to make the freshest coffee straight from your chosen beans, this is the machine for you. With easy to control options, you can make your drink absolutely tailored to you for every cup.

Its built-in grinder will create the ideal blend just for you, tamping the right amount and filtering without the need of a porta filter. These machines either come with a milk carafe to make frothy milk for your coffee, or a manual steam wand for when you want to make lattes and cappuccinos.

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Espresso and cappuccino machines

If you want rich, concentrated coffee – delicious on its own or as a base for a latte or cappuccino, then one of these machines is right for you.

These are great if you want a straightforward machine that makes coffee to suit your tastes. The inbuilt pump forces the exact amount of water needed through a thermo-block, which heats and filters the water through the ground coffee.

In plain English, this does all the work so you don’t have to. Perfect for a quick morning fix that doesn’t skimp on quality.

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Pod machines

If you’re short on time but must have your morning cup, a Nespresso or pod machine is the way to go! These machines are extremely easy to use, cause minimal mess and are a cost-friendly alternative to a bean-to-cup machine.

The pods are available to buy online, and can keep fresh for up to nine months. These machines usually only take one type of pod, but established coffee experts like Nespresso offer an extensive range of choices.

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Add-ons and accessories

Coffee Grinders

A coffee grinder will deliver the freshest ground coffee by grinding beans. Investing in a good grinder is important as it will ensure the right size of grain for your cup.

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Milk Frothers

Love a latte? Opt for a milk frother that will simply froth your milk to the perfection at the push of a button. The only golden rule is that milk should always be fresh, as the proteins that help it froth start to diminish after about four days.

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Care Accessories

We recommend you clean your coffee machine regularly, and we offer a selection of natural descalers, water filters and cleaning kit accessories to ensure the longevity of your coffee machine’s life.

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Shopper’s checklist

Capacity

Consider how many people you’re making coffee for. If you’re serving several espressos at a time, consider a double spout and bigger capacity.

Size and weight

Make sure you match the size of your machine with your available kitchen space. If you are planning to keep your machine hidden, you’ll need to lift it, so check the weight too.

Brand and style

Go for a brand you trust, like DeLonghi, Krups and Magimix, and pick a style that will look good in your kitchen – whether it’s stainless steel or bright and breezy.

Espresso speed

Good coffee machines take less than 15 seconds to make a great espresso and if you’re time poor, checking speed is important.

 

COFFEE MACHINE BUYING GUIDE

Want barista-style coffee in your own front room? From practical espresso machines to sophisticated bean-to-cups, House of Fraser has an extensive range of coffee machines designed to make your life easier. Pick one to suit your lifestyle, from coffee grinders to the speediest Nespresso machine, have it sit pride of place on your kitchen worktop.

Shop Coffee Machines

Bean-to-Cup machines

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Its built-in grinder will create the ideal blend just for you, tamping the right amount and filtering without the need of a porta filter. These machines either come with a milk carafe to make frothy milk for your coffee, or a manual steam wand for when you want to make lattes and cappuccinos.

Shop Bean-to-Cup Machines

Espresso and cappuccino machines

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If you want rich, concentrated coffee – delicious on its own or as a base for a latte or cappuccino, then one of these machines is right for you.

These are great if you want a straightforward machine that makes coffee to suit your tastes. The inbuilt pump forces the exact amount of water needed through a thermo-block, which heats and filters the water through the ground coffee.

In plain English, this does all the work so you don’t have to. Perfect for a quick morning fix that doesn’t skimp on quality.

Shop all Espresso & Cappuccino Machines

Pod machines

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If you’re short on time but must have your morning cup, a Nespresso or pod machine is the way to go! These machines are extremely easy to use, cause minimal mess and are a cost-friendly alternative to a bean-to-cup machine.

The pods are available to buy online, and can keep fresh for up to nine months. These machines usually only take one type of pod, but established coffee experts like Nespresso offer an extensive range of choices.

Shop Nespresso & Pod Machines

Add-ons and accessories

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Coffee Grinders

Want barista-style coffee in your own front room? From practical espresso machines to sophisticated bean-to-cups, House of Fraser has an extensive range of coffee machines designed to make your life easier. Pick one to suit your lifestyle, from coffee grinders to the speediest Nespresso machine, have it sit pride of place on your kitchen worktop.

Shop Coffee Grinders

Milk Frothers

Love a latte? Opt for a milk frother that will simply froth your milk to the perfection at the push of a button. The only golden rule is that milk should always be fresh, as the proteins that help it froth start to diminish after about four days.

Shop Milk Frothers

Care Accessories

We recommend you clean your coffee machine regularly, and we offer a selection of natural descalers, water filters and cleaning kit accessories to ensure the longevity of your coffee machine’s life.

Shop Care Accessories

Shopper’s checklist

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Capacity

A coffee grinder will deliver the freshest ground coffee by grinding beans. Investing in a good grinder is important as it will ensure the right size of grain for your cup.

Size and weight

Love a latte? Opt for a milk frother that will simply froth your milk to the perfection at the push of a button. The only golden rule is that milk should always be fresh, as the proteins that help it froth start to diminish after about four days.

Brand and style

Go for a brand you trust, like DeLonghi, Krups and Magimix, and pick a style that will look good in your kitchen – whether it’s stainless steel or bright and breezy.

Espresso speed

Good coffee machines take less than 15 seconds to make a great espresso and if you’re time poor, checking speed is important.