Find your perfect coffee maker

Bridget Pavitt

Assistant Buyer, Small Electricals

There's no doubt that as a nation we've got hooked on 'proper' coffee – you only need to look down your local high street at the number of coffee shops with a bewildering array of options to give you your caffeine kick!

But what kind of coffee maker is best for you at home? There's little point splashing out on the latest espresso machine if you need to make several cups of coffee at once, or a filter machine if you yearn for cappuccino.

Here's a quick run-through of the different types so you can at least decide on the kind of machine you want, before you start to explore the different brands and all the bells and whistles available.