A coffee machine is more than just an appliance – it can be an art piece, a conversation starter, and the centrepiece of your kitchen. The perfect coffee machine should not only deliver a delicious brew, but also embody your personal style and elevate your kitchen. Whether you’re a minimalist, an industrialist, or love a vintage aesthetic, these are some of the most beautiful coffee machines you can buy for your home.
Kendal Balance Siphon Coffee Maker
If you believe the journey is just as important as the destination, you’ll love the Kendal Balance Siphon Coffee Maker. It puts the theater back into the brewing process, with its clear glass brewing chamber and ornate balance arm creating a magical gravitational dance that ends in a rich cup of coffee. It may not be the quickest way to brew a coffee, but it’s an ode to slowing down and appreciating the small things – plus it’s an absolute aesthetic delight.
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Embracing both form and function, the Ratio Eight Coffee Maker is the embodiment of minimalist elegance. It’s designed for aficionados who appreciate the intricacies of pour-over coffee but crave the convenience of automation, delivering a stunning coffee with a single button. The aesthetics are understated yet striking, with a elements of metal, glass and wood that blend seamlessly with any kitchen.
La Pavoni Professional
If you’re more of a maximalist and looking to make a statement, La Pavoni Professional is a dream. An icon in the world of lever espresso machines, La Pavoni’s design has remained largely unchanged for decades. Its gleaming chrome and brass finishes, elegant wood detailing, and exposed mechanics are timeless. It’s also a nostalgic hands-on experience, allowing you to have granular control over every shot of espresso, while each machine is built to last. La Pavoni is not just an espresso machine but a piece of coffee history and art for your kitchen.
Looking for something a little more industrial? The AnZa is one of the most unique and beautiful coffee machines you’ll find. Challenging the classic designs, AnZa uses concrete with brass details, creating an aesthetic that is both raw and refined. It’s as much a functional device as it is an art piece, with a thoughtfully designed system that offers an interactive yet simple brewing process. It produces a flavorful espresso, while the steam wand lets you froth milk to perfection.
Smeg Drip Coffee Machine
Going for a retro look? Smeg’s Drip Coffee Machine captures a classic 1950s aesthetic. The smooth curves, chrome detailing, and range of pastel shades add a charming touch to your vintage-style kitchen. And while the exterior may be inspired by the ‘50s, the interior is totally contemporary. It has all the features of a modern coffee maker. From the built-in water filter to the keep-warm function.
The Chemex Ottomatic blurs the lines between science and art, with a coffee maker that looks like it could either sit in a gallery or a laboratory. While Chemex is revered for its manual espresso machines, the Ottomatic introduces a layer of automation. You’ll appreciate the iconic hourglass design and elegant wood collar, while also enjoying the convenience of an automatic drip machine… And the delicious coffee that comes with it.
Breville Nespresso Creatista Plus
A fusion of Breville’s renowned design and Nespresso’s convenience, the Creatista Plus is a standout in the world of single-serve espresso machines. The sleek, stainless steel design and simple interface blends effortlessly into your kitchen. Its crown jewel is the automatic steam wand. It allows you to achieve your ideal milk texture and temperature, and create barista-level lattes, cappuccinos, and everything in between.
Elektra Micro Casa Leva
If you believe coffee-making is not just a routine, but an art-form, you’ll delight in this vintage gem. With its gleaming copper and brass finish and majestic eagle, the Elektra Micro Casa Leva transports you straight back to the Italian espresso bars of the 1960s. The exposed boiler and striking manual lever, are a nostalgic tribute to a time when every cup of coffee was a hands-on affair. And while the manual brewing process takes time to master, the results are undeniably rewarding, producing rich and creamy espressos.
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