Top Coffee Machines this month

Credit: Clker

Behind every finely made coffee is a skilfully constructed machine. Coffee Trade has rounded up 2015’s top five machines to make sure that your business is sufficiently equipped to satisfy your customers this year.

1) Sage by Heston Blumenthal, the Barista express espresso machine and grinder

Price:£549.99p Rating:4/5

Despite being a 2014 model, this machine is current enough to consider. It has a built-in coffee grinder which allows you to grind your coffee beans at a moment’s notice rather than having to grind them beforehand, resulting in a richer flavoured coffee.

One purchaser said: “This is a brilliant machine it took a few days to get used to the various settings but was well worth the effort as the quality and taste of the coffee it produces is first class.” It is ideal for both home users and coffee shop owners.

2) Rancilio Silvia V4 edition

Price:£659 Rating:3/5

The ideal machine for a start-up, this sleek stainless steel machine is incredibly user friendly. An innovative design allows the steam arm to move in multiple directions which makes it flexible and easier to use and clean.

The Rancilio Silvia V4 has been designed looking at how coffee crazed customers can create new coffee-making experiences. It ensures better performance skills and more reliability. The boiler has a thermostat that turns itself off when not in use in case of a malfunction as an innovative safety feature.

3) Gaggia classic ll 2015

Price:£238 Our rating:4/5

With an advanced wand moving 360 degrees the Gaggia classic ll is incredibly user-friendly compared with its predecessor, the Gaggia classic. The new design should appeal more to its audience. With the old machines aluminium boiler replaced with a stainless steel boiler customers should feel more fascinated as the safety risk has been eliminated and the threat of corrosion and aluminium oxide releasing into the water no longer exists.

It is an excellent choice for those on a budget, with an industrial chic design which will go well with any coffee shop. The capacity has been raised to 250ml which allows constant pressure and more steam. The upgrade from the aluminium boiler to the stainless steel design and the heating element protected from corrosion should be the biggest temptation into buying this machine.

4) Delonghi Eletta Cappuccino Top

Price:£782 Our rating:4/5

Despite its large proportions,the Delonghi Eltta Cppuccino To is easy to maintain. This bean-to-cup coffee machine will produce the best espressos, cappuccinos, lattes and flat whites without you having to put much effort in yourself. All you have to worry about is keeping the beans stocked and water topped.

This coffee maker really does give you the coffee quality of a pure espresso machine. It may not be as fast as a manual espresso machine, but it is a simple machine to use. Definitely one of our favorites this year.

5) Phillips Saeco Intelia Focus HD 8751

Price:£379 Our rating:3/5

The Philips Saeco Intelia Focus HD 8751 is for the traditional espresso fans. With its automatic cleaning and descaling this efficient and low maintenance. This bean to cup machine is large and a little expensive but it is worth the buy for those who simply want coffee without the hassle; ideal characteristics for a busting coffee house.

It is one of the higher priced machines featured, but a worthwhile investment for those averse to constant maintenance.  This particular design style lets you take a much laid back approach to making and drinking coffee. However, it’s not as instant as a simpler, more manual espresso machine.

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