12 best espresso machines

2. De’Longhi Dedica Chrome Espresso Coffee Machine: £219.99, Lakeland

This is the slimmest machine we came across that can make espresso from ground coffee or pods, making it ideal for small kitchens. The smooth aroma of the espresso (which you can turn into a cappuccino using the milk-frothing arm) is enough to lure even the sleepiest head out of bed in the morning. And you can set preferences with ease, although we did find it’s easy to press the wrong button by mistake.