5 of the best one-cup coffee machines

The teasmade is a relic. The modern man gets his hot drinks from a one-shot coffee maker

FrancisFrancis! Y1

£185, espressocrazy.com 

The Y1 has a 19 bar pump, apparently the optimum pressure to release maximum taste from your coffee. A glass cup heater warms your cups while you brew. You wouldn't serve espresso in a cold cup, would you? Tsk.

Delonghi Lattissima Premium 

£470, houseoffraser.co.uk 

The Latissima is big and has lots of buttons. Forgiveness comes in the shape of many options including freshly frothed milk and hot water. Custom settings are the chocolate sprinkle on top.

Lavazza A Modo Mio

£125, lavazza.com 

Orange, isn't it? This colourful, compact offering will serve up full-bodied creamy espressos while an included steam arm allows you to enjoy milky lattes and cappuccinos. But mainly you should buy it because it's orange.

Tassimo T65

£140, tassimo.co.uk 

The barcode scanner on the Tassimo reads the capsule, letting the machine know the exact brewing time, water amount and temperature required. Of course, it's just a question of time before you have to start making coffee for it. Surely?

Nescafé Dolce Gusto Circolo

£125, amazon.co.uk 

It's not hip to be square, and it never was (unless you had a serious '80s hi-fi fetish). Get your beans brewed in this rebellious circular machine and chuckle at those who have to suffer coffee that tastes of rectangles.

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