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De’Longhi Icona ECO310 OB Pump Espresso Machine

De'Longhi Icona ECO310.OB Pump Espresso MachineThe De'Longhi Icona Pump Espresso Machine is a stylish looking espresso and cappuccino maker that makes a great espresso.

The Icona is a pump based machine that can either be used with traditional ground coffee or the ESE (Easy Serve Espresso) pods. It comes with a stainless steal milk frothing arm, a cup warmer (for two cups), removable drip tray and a built in tamper.

It has a big water reservoir and the water heats up to a good temperature ensuring hot coffee. The Icona is ready to use within minutes of being switched on. The milk frother is excellent – quick and efficient and easy to clean, you won’t have any problem frothing milk.

The machine makes lovely coffee particularly if you use freshly ground beans, delivering a delicious espresso with a good crema.

It is an attractive looking espresso maker that as well as being available in the pictured classy Onyx Black also comes in a stunning Scarlet Red and a bright and breezy Azure Blue.

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Nespresso CitiZ and Milk by Magimix M190

Nespresso CitiZ and Milk by Magimix M190The Nespresso CitiZ and Milk by Magimix is very easy to use - within a few minutes of getting it out of the box you will be enjoying your first espresso. Making coffee couldn't be simpler.

This is essentially a one button machine so you won't quite get the feeling of being a barista - what you will get is a quality espresso coffee fast! The Nespresso comes with a 'welcome pack' of 16 pods so you can experience the full flavour spectrum of the Nespresso coffee capsule range.

With it being a pod-only coffee maker very little set-up is required. The espresso produced is perfect, hot and has a good crema. The disadvantage is that you are limited to the capsules - the machine will not take traditional ground coffee. The pods are available online with quick delivery, or in one of the Nespresso boutiques in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

The build quality of this espresso machine is excellent and the Nespresso comes with a 3 year warranty from Magimix. The milk frother (the ' aeroccino') is easy to use and clean, and is quick to make hot or frothy milk. That means great results everytime whether your preference is cappuccino or latte.

The Nespresso should be at the top of list if you are in the market for a coffee pod machine. It is currently available in three colours - Limousine Black, Fire Engine Red, and Retro White.

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Cuisinart EM200U Espresso Coffee Maker

Cuisinart em200u Espresso Coffee MakerThe Cuisinart Espresso Coffee Maker is a high quality coffee machine that produces a superb espresso.

This is a programmable espresso machine so with the touch of a button you can help yourself to a solo or a doppio. It also has a manual mode so you can control the flow of water yourself.

As well as using traditional ground coffee you have the option of using the ESE coffee pods. It is supplied with a stainless steel nozzle and a frothing jug.

Cuisinart is one of those brands you can trust to produce quality products and this coffee machine is one of them. It is solidly constructed and built to last, coming with a  three year guarantee.

The chrome finish oozes class and also makes the machine extremely easy to clean.

This is also a very quick coffee maker so you get the double whammy of convenience and quality. With little practice you'll be making the perfect espresso or cappuccio every time.

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