Everyone wants to be able to make a barista-standard coffee at home, but in reality, it’s harder than it looks! At The London Coffee Festival, we’re privileged to have the best coffee machines under one roof. Here, we’ve handpicked the top 12 products we’d love to have in our kitchen!
Linea Mini La Marzocco
The espresso you've been chasing is now brewing in your kitchen! Enter Linea Mini, a La Marzocco classic redesigned for the kitchen. Bring home a machine inspired by an espresso icon, the Linea Mini is a kitchen-sized version of the Linea Classic, a machine loved by thousands of professional baristas and the heart of your favourite cafés. The Linea Mini looks as beautiful as it performs, a perfect addition to your kitchen.
The Mini now features WIFI connectivity with an app that lets the user control group head temperature, brewing features and our favourite; eco-mode settings that allows our fellow coffee drinkers to define when they would like the machine to switch on and off. How 21st
century is that! With built-in barista lights, the drip tray becomes the stage where your espresso is the star.
Fiorenzato AllGround Grinder
Fiorenzato Home brings 80 years of commercial expertise and the true essence of each and every grain of coffee, right to your home.
The official grinder of Coffee Masters 2022, the AllGround Grinder is ready to turn the soul of a coffee bean into an authentic taste sensation! Armed to offer the perfect granulometry for espresso, moka and all styles of filter coffee consistency, the AllGround Grinder is the most dependable assistant for all coffee enthusiasts.
Want to get technical? AllGround burrs are made of M340 steel, titanium coating, are 64mm in diameter and can grind up to 1400 kg of coffee before needing to be replaced – our faithful friend is sleek, quiet during use and ergonomic too, sounds like a dream I know!
Faemina by Faema
Faemina, the most recent espresso machine from Faema has created quite the name for itself in the coffee community! Faemina is a machine for which it’s beauty is not an end unto itself: it cleverly combines innovation and design to guarantee top-quality performance for both coffee experts and those searching for a complete and high-level emotional coffee experience!
The Faemina is a gift that keeps on giving, and not just to us coffee fanatics but the planet too. It is equipped with various energy saving functions and also comes with packaging made from eco-sustainable materials. This beauty is much more than just an espresso machine, it offers the best smart-home experience with Voice Recognition support that can be connected to Alexa, allowing access to dedicated Faemina content. It is an authentic design object and exclusive tool for celebrating the art of living as well as the art of coffee, a perfect addition to your family.
Our favourite feature is that the Faemina is a home espresso machine that also brews pour overs. Just use a Kalita or V60 underneath the group head and let the Faemina do its magic.
Sage Barista Pro
The Sage Barista Pro is easy like a Sunday morning! The intuitive LCD display is your own personal barista, showing you everything you need at a glance – simply choose your dose and grind size, then watch the machine go to work. The grinding and extracting animations let you follow your coffee from the heart of the bean to your hand-chosen cup.
Its Innovative ThermoJet heating system takes only 3 seconds to reach the right extraction temperature, so you won't have to wait long for your beloved brew! With Barista Pro, diversity and consistency is it’s strength, the single-touch grinder with dose control delivers exactly the right amount of coffee, and a pressured steam wand by its side to texture milk for a velvety mouthfeel. A combination that gives you a balanced, rich taste, every… single… time!
Built for true coffee enthusiasts and specialty coffee connoisseurs, the C40 is a robust high performance coffee hand grinder with an advanced burr set design. The selection of the burr material is the proud result of dedicated research and development. Timeless design mixed with German engineering, this is the hand grinder we all need in our lives.
Our Coffee Masters companion marry innovation, craftsmanship and streamline design, creating the world’s most popular coffee dripper! Loved by all the coffee pros as well as coffee enthusiasts!
The V60 was launched over 10 years ago now, that speaks for itself! We love Hario because of its simplicity in design and ease of the brewing process, the award-winning design coupled with its useability explains why it is their biggest success, and we love it!
Slayer Espresso Group 1
Slayer Espresso Single Group is uncompromisingly manual and singularly focused on extraction. Their proprietary Needle Valve gives an unparalleled ability to control how water is delivered onto coffee, offering a new way of extraction that can’t be replicated with other machines. With unlimited abilities to personalize the machine however you want it, Slayer Espresso Single Group is unmatched in design and unprecedented technologies.
This machine is fully equipped with an independent brew tank for impeccable temperature stability, a commercial group head and an individual tank for unlimited steam capacity. A professional machine that was built for commercial use, but fits right in at home, too. The purists' machine is here!
The disappointment you feel when your tea has gone cold can be somewhat brewtal (sorry…). “But what is the best temperature to drink a cup of tea/coffee?!” … I’m glad you asked, The Royal Society of Chemistry suggests that tea should be sipped at 60-65 degrees, and coffee at 40-60 degrees.
This raises another question; how do you know when your cuppa has reached the optimum temperature? Surely you only know after you’ve taken the initial sip. Welcome Ember, the world’s first temperature controlled mug which is Bluetooth-enabled, controlled by a smartphone app and claims to keep drinks hot for up to 90 minutes!
The techy stuff… HOW?! Built into the design are four sensors for temperature control and a dual-band microprocessor-controlled heating system. The heater and circulating convection current maintain the drink’s temperature between 50C and 62.5C, while the sensors detect the temperature of the contents and automatically switches on the mug when hot liquid is poured in. Equally, it enters sleep mode when it becomes empty, sound familiar?!
The design is minimalist and sleek, and there are no buttons or screens that need fiddling with that could diminish any air of sophistication, not only this… it has LED lights that can be personalised to your mood. This is the perfect gadget for any coffee or tea drinker.
The Sage Precision Brewer® Thermal
Nothing beats the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning... have 12! The Precision Brewer has the capacity to make up to 12 cups, setting new standards in delivering the precision required to brew craft filter coffee, automatically!
You can experience your favourite coffee at its best regardless of its origin, age or roast with precise temperature and brewing time options as well as customisable flavour and taste settings to deliver the type of brew you love the most!
You are able to customise any of the parameters like bloom time, brew temperature and flow rate to suit your flavour preference and the particular coffee bean you're using - be it floral, fruity, or earthy. Adjustable control allows for the perfect bloom time to suit your beans. Once the bloom is complete the remaining water is delivered to the grind to complete the brew.
The Morning Machine
At last The Morning Pod machine has landed, combining technology, customisability, and a few nifty ideas to make coffee as its roasters intended! Unlike other mainstream coffee capsule machines in the market, The Morning Machine by Drink Morning has three key features that enhance your coffee’s mouthfeel and texture, the first coffee capsule machine with barista-approved controls!
Compatible with Nespresso® OriginalLine capsules, the coffee pod has seen a revival over the last decade. Love it or hate it, when it comes to convenience nothing beats the home capsule.
La Marzocco Swift Mini
La Marzocco never fail to impress! The Swift Mini is a connected version of the much-loved Linea Mini, but don’t fret! It is compatible with all La Marzocco home machines meaning café quality espresso can now be achieved anywhere by anyone with the mini as it grinds, doses, and tamps with the push of a single button. It combines the quality and features of a commercial espresso grinder with the convenience of an at-home filter grinder, making espresso and coffee prep fast & easy! The Swift Mini grinder simplifies and streamlines preparing espresso, what more could you want?
Rancilio Silvia Pro
The Rancilio Silvia Pro brings coffee house to your countertop, an icon among home espresso machines in your own home! With a no-nonsense setup, it gives us coffee buffs everything we need to get quality espresso without presets or automation getting in the way.
With the addition of two PID’s, a digital display, two independent boilers and a wider range of coffee solutions. The machine’s technological heart has been totally revisited with many new features, what we love the most is the “wake up” function that can switch the machine on automatically.
We can safely say that Rancilio Silvia Pro has done a great job maintaining the best parts of the original Silvia while adding features that will keep it fighting fit in 2022!
IKAWA home roasting system
If you really enjoy fresh, roasted coffee, having a home roaster will be right up your street! What does it take to roast coffee at home? IKAWA. This system will ensure
you’ve got the perfect roast, every single time, and you won’t have to go any further than your iPhone.
The IKAWA reduces the coffee roaster down to a tiny little kitchen appliance that you simply add green coffee beans to and use a pre-determined recipe to roast the beans to perfection. Whether you want espresso or a light roast, you just press the button on your companion app and the IKAWA roasts it up. Needless to say, it being connected to the Internet, you can share the recipes you test out, or download and try other people’s roasts. An active member within our coffee community!
De’Longhi La Specialista Maestro
Behind every great performance, is the science of perfection. Experience a symphony of coffee craftsmanship like no other with La Specialista Maestro from De’Longhi, combining flair with sophisticated brew technology a modern classic to grace a large countertop.
The La Specialista Maestro gives you a fantastic barista experience in your own home, putting you in control of crafting the perfect cup – with a little help from all the amazing technology inside, of course… and no barista would be without the finishing touch of latte art in their coffee-making bag of tricks, and the My Latte Art steam wand lets you finish off your brew by adding texture to create whatever patterns and designs you like... you are the artist of your coffee canvas!
If it is good enough for Brad Pitt, it is good enough for us!