If you need a cup of coffee before you can function in the morning, then you are not alone. Coffee has been helping us get through the mornings and the rest of the day for that matter for hundreds of years. However, now there are more options than just your average cuppa joe.

When it comes to coffee machines for the home, there is a lot of choice out there. It really depends on personal preference. Whether you like the variety that comes with the pods and capsules or filter coffee is more up your street or maybe you are more of a hard core coffee drinker and prefer a straight up espresso, regardless, there is a coffee machine out there to help make your perfect cup.

Check out our picks below to help you choose the right machine for you.

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1. Dualit 84440 3-in-1 Coffee Machine

Not only will the 3 in 1 from Dualit look great on your counter top with its polished stainless steel and aluminium chassis, it really does produce a great cup of coffee time and again. The professional looking finish you get on your coffee will have guests thinking your local barista made it.

The 3 in 1 gives you the convenience of using the patented NX Capsules or ESE Pods on a daily basis or when time is an issue and on days when you have more time, you can practice the art of making your favourite espresso, mocha or macchiato or one of the many others that you can try your hand at.

Buy now: £199.99

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2. White Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock

This pick truly is one for the coffee lover who needs that hit of caffeine to get them out of bed in the morning. The craftmanship on the Barisieur coffee and tea alarm clock is state of the art.  Not only will it wake you up, but you’ll be woken with your favourite cup of coffee.

The sleek, sophisticated design was inspired by the retro, vinyl record player and would look fantastic in any home looking to give their bedroom that little edge of style.

Buy now: £345

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3. NESPRESSO by Magimix Vertuo Plus Coffee Machine with Aeroccino

The well-designed Nespresso by Magimix gives you the perfect blend without having to programme the machine first as it uses automatic blend recognition. The centrifusion technology also ensures that your coffee is brewed to perfection every time.

The Aeroccino milk frother gives hot or cold milk a smooth, finely textured froth for your coffee recipes in a few seconds. Use the Aeroccino to recreate your coffee house favourites.

With 20 types of coffee pods available, you’re guaranteed to never get bored.

Buy now: £140.00 Save £109.00

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4. Sage the Barista Express Coffee Machine

Coming in at the higher end of the price scale, this Coffee Machine is the crème de la crème, literally. The steam wand creates the ultimate café quality milk texture. You’ll be creating coffee art, barista style in no time.

The Barista Express allows you to grind the beans right before extraction, letting you to go from bean to espresso, in less than a minute. This really is a quality, high end piece of kit. Understandably, it is an indulgent buy for the home but from the 1st use, you’re sure to feel that this is a real investment.

Buy now: £479.99 (Save £70)

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5. Swan SK22110BLN, Retro Pump Espresso Coffee Machine, 15 Bars of Pressure

You won’t be disappointed with the professional results you get from this machine considering that it comes in at under the £100 mark. The machine can produce 2 cups of your favourite drink at any one time, whether that be a latte, cappuccino or flat white using either ground coffee or Easy Serve Espresso pods.

The design of the Espresso Coffee Machine is part of the Swan Retro range that is available allowing you to match your appliances in your preferred colour to suit you and compliment your kitchen style.

Buy now: £85.99 (Save £14)

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6. Lavazza Fantasia Cream Coffee Pod Machine 10080388

Most of us know the Lavazza name from their reputation in coffee making, with their coffee being served in premium venues across the world. The luxurious coffee brand now brings us the easy to use coffee capsules.

If you’re looking for a straightforward, easy to use coffee machine, that serves great tasting coffee then this may well be the right one for you. The sleek and stylish Lavazza Fantasia Cream coffee pod machine uses simple controls to ensure your coffee making is as effortless as possible.  The integral milk frother is great for coffees such as cappuccinos & lattes etc.

Buy now: £159.99

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7. MELITTA AromaElegance Deluxe Filter Coffee Machine

The Melitta AromaElegance deluxe filter coffee machine is perfect for those who prefer to make a pot of their favourite ground coffee. The machine features a timer letting you set a time for your coffee to start brewing, there’s nothing quite like starting your day with a freshly brewed pot of coffee.

Other notable features are the aroma control, making sure that you get a full flavoured pot each time and the programable hot plate will keep your coffee fresh and warm for up to an hour at a time.

Buy now: £94.99

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Prices correct as of 09/04/2019