Fresh independent coffee news and advice from the UK

The Beans

Coffee beans produce an exotic aroma and taste that is as varied as grapes are for vine, ranging from the volcanic Jamaican Blue Mountains to the wet lands Papua New Guinea

The Machines

We can now make perfect cappuccinos, lattes and espressos at home with reliable and fast professional grade coffee machines. With multiple styles available, your budget is the only limit

 
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£290 – Melitta Caffeo Solo Coffee Maker Edition E950 – 5 Star Review

Today we bring you the modern super-slick Melitta Caffeo coffee maker. The Caffeo continues a trend in integrating programmable brew features with minimal controls, ensuring a very smooth and clean look to its black metallic casing. The Melitta Caffeo model allows you to modify the strength, grind and temperature of your brew, keeping it consistent […]

 
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Only £170 – De’Longhi EC 680M Coffee Maker

Today we continue our coffee duties by bringing you a fantastic price on the De’Longhi EC 680 coffee machine, a 5 star reviewed pump coffee machine that can also help you out with its sleek milk frother. This contemporary metallic wonder fits perfectly into any busy or clean kitchen, with its beautiful stainless steel body […]

 
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Best Branded Coffee Chain goes to… Costa… again!

The Costa Coffee chain must find space on its packed award shelf for yet again winning the Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in Europe at the 2014 Allegra European Coffee Awards. This prestigious award means that the Costa Coffee chain has won this accolade four times in a row. Yes you heard us right, Costa Coffee […]

 
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Save £150 – De’Longhi Premium Pump EC860.M Espresso Machine

Continuing on from the success of their other espresso machines, namely the Vintage De’Longhi Icona and De’Longhi Magnifica, the Premium Pump EC860M is another 5 star reviewed espresso machine. With its striking, modern and clean all-metal casing the EC860M will look great in any coffee connoisseurs kitchen. With the De’Longhi Thermoblock technology, this espresso machine is up […]

 
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Heston Blumenthal’s Barista Express Coffee Machine now available for under £500

No doubt you have heard of the award winning chef Heston Blumenthal, whose mantra is to challenge and question everything that goes on in the kitchen. Well now you can finally pick up his award winning Barista Express coffee machine for under £500, saving a huge £100 from other retailers. Mr Blumenthal has no problem […]

 
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Starbucks’ 50% discount and savings deal!

Of course Starbucks isn’t going to let the festive shopping extravaganza pass them by without rewarding its loyal drinkers for popping in and escaping the cold. With Christmas just around the corner, Starbucks have literally just announced that today (#BlackFriday, the 28th of November) and only today, when you pop in and grab a drink you’ll be […]

 
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Morphy Richards Accents 47586 Espresso Maker – 5 Star Review – £65

When you first see this espresso maker by Morphy Richards, you’ll realise how well designed and constructed the Accents 47586 coffee machine is. It looks striking yet elegant, and has features to match. From the industry standard 15 bar of pressure, to the large water tank stored at the rear, the Morphy Richards Accents 47586 espresso […]

 
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£32 – Russell Hobbs 18498 Heritage Coffee Maker

The Heritage 18498 coffee machine by Russell Hobbs is a great delivered package that you can snap up now for the cheap price of only £32. If you get through a fair amount of coffee, whether that be from the office coffee pot, or sat around at the breakfast table at home, this machine can […]

 
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£76 – Russell Hobbs 18623 Espresso Coffee Maker Review

Today’s review is of the magnificent 5 star review Russell Hobbs 18623 espresso coffee maker, which has just dropped in price from £129 down to a mere  £76. Russell Hobbs’ products offer more than just quality, style and innovation – they help create delicious moments to be savoured This great looking yet compact Espresso Maker […]

 
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Gran Gaggia RI8327 Coffee Maker Review – £149

The Gaggia RI8327 is a great 4 star reviewed coffee machine by Philips that can produce two wonderful crema topped coffees at 15 bar of pressure at once. Not only does it look like a great unit, cost a mere £150, is able to accept ESE coffee pods but it can also froth your milk […]

 
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Philips Senseo Quadrante HD7860 Coffee Maker £100

The Senseo Quadrante by Philips is a great 5 star modern coffee maker that delivers an intense coffee for only £100. Not only does it produce great drinks but we think it looks awesome and stylish. Its contemporary black casing is broken by curvatures of subset panels, revealing the 1.2L water tank, adjustable drip tray and […]

 
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£17 – Vintage Trixes Coffee Bean Grinder

Here at TheCoffeeBlog we very rarely get the opportunity to share reviews on a traditional wooden product, let alone a hand powered grinder. So we’re happy to share this vintage styled, wooden coffee grinder by Trixes. Obviously we would normally talk about a coffee grinders power, capacity and consistence – but the magic of a […]

 
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Cuisinart DGB900BCU Coffee Maker £145 – 5 Star Review

The Cuisinart Grind and Brew Plus (DGB900BCU) incorporates a high grade burr grinder with a fully automatic 12 cup capacity pot. You can switch between several gradings of freshly ground beans per carafe, or using pre-ground beans. Those features combined with a timer, a gold filter and a double insulated carafe pot has helped the […]

 
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£37 Bialetti Brikka Espresso Coffee Maker, 2 cup

Suitable for both gas and electric hobs, this solid cast aluminium espresso maker by Bialetti makes 2 beautiful and strong coffees. Built to the high standards of Bialetti, this traditional stove top coffee maker also comes with a new unique valve system that helps produce a delicate crema on each coffee. Reviews of the Brikka […]

 
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Vintage De’Longhi Icona Coffee Maker in Green/Cream £140

If you like a touch of vintage kitchenware around the home then this De’Longhi Icona espresso and cappuccino maker is perfect for you. Its stunning look comes from its curved high gloss frontage, stainless steel and wood coloured contrasting components. Not only have we found a great price of only £140, but the De’Longhi Icona is […]

 
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Try Luxurious Hawaiian Kona Coffee

Kona coffee is the exclusive market name that comes from the beans of the Arabica plant, growing on the side of two ancient volcanoes that make up part of Hawaii. No other coffee grown anywhere else in the world is allowed to carry the highly coveted Kona name. The Kona coffee plantation district produces some of the […]

 
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Gaggia Coffee Machine 74841 – £180 – 5 Star Reviews

15 bars of Gaggia Pressure! Gaggia is probably a lesser known maker of fine coffee machines than the likes of De’Longhi, Cookworks or Nespresso – but that shouldn’t stop you considering the brilliant Gaggia 74841 Espresso Coffee Maker as the next addition to your kitchen worktops. The Gaggia comes as a modernistic ruby red, sleek […]

 
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Save £130 on the De’Longhi EC850.M coffee maker

Features of the De’Longhi EC850 De’Longhi are well known for filling their coffee machines to the brim with the highest quality of useful features that anyone could want in their caffeine dispenser. The De’Longhi EC850.Mdoesn’t disappoint either, which is why some stores are selling them for £330 pounds. Thankfully if you’re interested in getting one […]

 
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Coffee Bean Grinders Reviewed. Tefal, Bodum + Andrew James

If you prefer to grind your own beans to maximise freshness and taste, do we have the review post for you. Below we’ve collated a small selection of great, 5 star, reviews for 3 of the most popular coffee grinders on the market. Whether you’re looking for the artistic rugged look that the Bodum Bistro […]

 
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Bosch Tassimo T20 Coffee Maker TAS2002GB – 5 Star Review – £50

The Bosch Tassimo T20 is a brilliant sleek little unit that not only makes superb cappuccino and espresso drinks, but can produce hot chocolates and even tea infusions too. The Tassimo TAS2002GB coffee maker is so simple to use; you simple pop in one of the T DISC’s pods, place your cup within the unit and […]