Thinking of buying a coffee machine this Christmas? Get the lowdown on the latest models to consider.
Whether it's for yourself or a loved one, we've rounded up a range of machines to suit different types of coffee drinker, from amateur caffeine cravers to enthusiastic baristas-in-the-making.
There's something for all budgets too, with prices starting from £80.
Keep scrolling for more details on the coffee machines to look out for this Christmas, along with our expert tips on the features that matter and other good gift options for coffee fans.
This hybrid bean-to-cup coffee machine, available in black or stainless steel, is as near as it gets to bringing the traditional coffee shop experience home. It's a good option for those who want a freshly ground brew, but don't mind getting hands on with the process.
It has a built-in grinder, which grinds as much as you need for one coffee. A mini LCD display on the front of the coffee machine keeps you clued up on drink temperature and coffee strength, while the steam wand allows you to froth milk for foamy lattes and flat whites.
Other handy extras include a cup warmer, as well as a double filter that lets you make two drinks at the same time.
There's no touchscreen, so you'll be spinning dials and tapping buttons instead. The front of the Swan retro coffee machine has a large temperature gauge, along with controls for frothing and steam pressure.
You'll need to measure out and prepare your coffee, and master the art of frothing, so it's one for those prepared to put in a bit of effort. Once you get the hang of it, though, it should be a breeze.
The Gran Lattissima Nespresso machine, available in black or white, is one for the time-poor frothy coffee fan. It's one of few pod machines to have an automatic milk-frothing system.
This saves you having to use a separate frothing accessory, so you can get a latte at the touch of a button. It's compatible with Nespresso (or Nespresso-compatible) pods.
There are nine pre-programmed drinks, including flat whites, cappuccinos and simple espressos.
You can see how other models in the Lattissima range have fared in our tough tests:
A '2-in-1' design means this jazzy new Lakeland coffee machine works with both Nespresso and Dolce Gusto coffee pods, making it a rarity in the coffee world.
This means you can choose from a wider variety of pods than with rival pod coffee machines. It's compact too, so it'll sit comfortably in a small kitchen.
There's no milk frother, so if you're keen on fresh froth you'll have to buy one separately. The Dolce Gusto system uses milk pods though , so you can still make milky coffees.
If money is no object this Christmas, you might want to ask Santa for the DeLonghi Dinamica Plus. This pricey premium coffee machine has all the bells and whistles you could wish for.
It'll grind beans for you, but you've got the option of using pre-ground coffee too. An automatic milk-frothing system means you can luxuriate in an (almost) totally hands-off brewing experience.
You can control it via the stylish touch controls and colour display screen - or even from your smartphone. You can pick between various drinks including cappuccino and latte macchiato, and save your preferences.
If you're catering for a crowd, the coffee pot function lets you make up to 750ml of coffee in one go.
Whether you're buying a coffee machine for yourself or stowing it under the Christmas tree, here are some key things you'll need to think about:
You'll need to weigh up the pros and cons of using ground coffee, beans or pre-packaged pods, as most machines are designed to work with one type and what you choose will affect what coffee you can buy and the type of drinks you can make.
A steam wand is the traditional option and usually found on ground coffee machines. You'll need to froth milk in a jug before adding it to your drink. Automatic frothing is a convenient alternative, found on bean-to-cup and some ground coffee machines.
These are by no means a must-have, but they can be handy for drink selection, maintenance and personalising your brew.
Perfect for the coffee fanatic who wants to ditch their disposable cup habit, a reusable cup or travel mug can also save money on shop-bought brews, as many cafes offer discounts for using your own cup.
We've tested a range of popular reusable cups and travel mugs from brands such as KeepCup, Stojo, and Chilly's for heat retention and spillage, as well as how easy they are to carry, drink from and keep clean.
A milk frother will help add a foamy finishing touch to your hot drinks. Whether you're making a coffee, hot chocolate or latte, the right frother can serve up dense foam that's satisfyingly smooth.
We've tested a selection of milk frothers from brands including Dualit, Illy, Lavazza and Nespresso. Prices range from around £30 to nearly £200, but paying more isn't a guarantee of great foam.
Nobody likes a watery brew. Investing in a reliable grinder will help you make great coffee at home, whatever your drink of choice.
We've tested everything from premium electric coffee grinders to basic, manual alternatives.
Our best on test is both affordable and delightfully easy to use, offering several grind options to suit your needs. But it's not all good news - the manual coffee grinder at the bottom of our test results table won't take long to tire you out.