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27 November 2010

Espresso machines

Want to make great tasting coffee at home without spending too much? The latest round of Which? tests reveal seven new Best Buy coffee machines - and two cost less than £70.

If you want to satisfy your coffee cravings when the coffee shops are closed this Christmas, check out more than 80 Which? coffee machine reviews to find out which ones make the best tasting espressos, including 36 Best Buys.

Whether you're a fan of traditional espresso machines, prefer freshly ground coffee from a bean to cup machine, or like the convenience of using capsules, we've got Best Buys worthy of a spot on any Christmas list.

Our coffee machines buying guide video explains everything you need to know about choosing a new coffee machine.

Coffee machines whatever your budget

With full test results for coffee machines costing between £40 and £600, there's something to suit most budgets - but which ones make the grade as a Best Buy? head to our coffee machine reviews to find out. 

And our brand new Best Buy coffee machines video guide explains exactly what makes Best Buy coffee machines better than the rest. 

Which? coffee machines expert Lisa Galliers says: 'Life's too short for poor tasting coffee. We put coffee machines through their paces during our expert coffee tasting tests.

'60% of the total test score for each machine is down to espresso taste, so we know our Best Buys make great-tasting espressos.' 

Good espreso coffee doesn't have to cost the earth though - we currently have 11 espresso machines listed on costing less than £100 - and four models are Best Buys

Coffee machines aren't just for Christmas

Lisa adds: 'Coffee machines aren't just for Christmas though, they take some looking after to keep them working properly. 

'The filters need to be unblocked and the machines need regular descaling to prevent blockages and leaks. The milk frother needs proper cleaning, too. 

'We're including more information online about cleaning and maintenance, which needs doing regularly to keep your machine in tip top condition.'

Francis Francis, Delonghi and Gaggia espresso machines tested

We have test results and full reviews for brand new models from Gaggia, De'Longhi and Krups, including the popular Dulce Gusto model, as well as the Bugatti Diva, the colourful range of Ascaso Fun espresso machines and the compact Francis Francis X7 Illy capsule machine. 

Does a higher price equal better tasting coffee? Before parting with your hard earned cash, check out our coffee machine reviews and find out. 

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