Creating the perfect cup of coffee at home is easy – no barista required.


Relaxing with a café quality coffee at home is as exciting as sleeping in on the weekend. It doesn’t matter what time it is, or what you’re wearing, you can just stroll into the kitchen and make yourself a steaming hot coffee with the flick of a switch. Ok, the hardest thing you might have to do is get the milk out of the fridge, but it’ll be worth it.

Today, coffee machines are compact and elegant, making them easy to slot into your kitchen – gone are the days of trying to hide your coffee machine in the butler’s pantry or draw. The DeLonghi Dedica Pump Coffee Machine is only 15cm wide, perfect to slot into a nook in the kitchen, while the elegant glass and stainless steel design of Pigeonhole’s Coffee Dripper and Pot is a show stopping appliance, that is designed to drip the perfect cup of coffee (or tea if you prefer) into a glass pot.

Pods Vs ground coffee?

They both have their advantages. Pods are more expensive, but the time and ease that comes with using an espresso pod is worth the cost. You can also easily buy an assortment of coffee flavours, which is great for when you’re entertaining guests.

On the other hand, there is something about freshly ground beans that smell and taste like a coffee from a café. Coffee grinding is as easy as pressing a button but there are also more advanced machines for those who have a passion for coffee. Who doesn’t? Luckily some machines come with both options, so you can have the best of both worlds.

Clare Ryan x