12 best espresso machines

1. Jura A1 Bean-To-Cup Coffee Machine: £644.99, Lakeland

We could blind you with the science of this coffee grinder – a pulse extraction process and 15-bar pressure water pump – but the bottom line is that this Swiss-made machine makes barista-style espresso with golden crema quickly and efficiently. There’s also plenty of choice of strengths, cup sizes and coffee types. It’s compact, with an easy-to-use touch-screen panel.