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From top: Morphy Richards Rose Gold Collection Filter €69.99); De Longhi Dedica Coffee Machine (€219.99)

Happy International Coffee Day!

It comes around so fast.


To celebrate, Currys PC World is celebrating with offers on coffee machines in stores nationwide.

Time perhaps to ditch the instant?

Lia Stokes writes:

During lockdown many of us had no choice but to start perfecting our own orders at home and Currys PC World saw this reflected in the sales of coffee machines, which, in the height of lockdown over March and April, saw sales online grow by over 1300% YOY.

Bean-to-Cup machines were the most popular machine type, with consumers becoming their own barista!

But what machine should I get?

Head of Electricals at Dixons Carphone, Jaimie Cantwel, writes:

The Beginner:

If you’re new to the world of coffee and looking for a quick fix at the touch of a button, a coffee pod machine such as the NESPRESSO by Krups Vertuo Next Premium Coffee Machine (€119.99 save €100) is a great option. Many of our pod machines also have integrated milk frothers so you can enjoy everything from an espresso to a latte.

If you have a no fuss approach to coffee, a filter coffee machine like the MORPHY RICHARDS Rose Gold Collection Filter Coffee Machine (€69.99 save €30) could be just the trick, with a pot of coffee ready to pour as you need it, throughout the day.

The Semi-pro

“If you’re looking to upgrade your home coffee experience but enjoy the ease of a pod machine, an espresso machine such as the Breville Barista Max (€449.99, save €100) is perfect. Taking all the guesswork out of making the perfect cup, this machine, with integrated grinder and milk frother, precisely controls the water temperature and lets you choose between a single or double shot of espresso for your perfect cup.

The Barista:

Many of us have been missing our to-go coffee treats over the past few months so if you’re looking to go pro at home, a bean to cup option is as close as you can get!

The De’Longhi Autentica (€829.99) can make all kinds of coffee at the touch of a button.

Currys PC World

No cash, coffee beans were given for this post.

His name is Faolán for a start.

This morning/afternoon.

Ashbourne, County Meath.

Bean-based entrepreneur Faolán Smyth at the much-delayed ‘official launch’ of his coffee shop and CBD oil emporium Colours By Design and the realisation of a dream.

Faolán says his business thrived throughout the pandemic, serving freshly-ground Marley Coffee and CBD oils by GreenHeart, both Irish companies.

Faolán writes:

“The positive reaction and incredible support from the local community has been amazing. I am so grateful to have fulfilled my dream of opening this coffee shop with fantastic coffee whilst also introducing a new Irish brand like GreenHeart to help educate the benefits of CBD oils. It’s helping more than ever during these stressful times.”

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Irish-made stuff to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Irish-made Stuff’. No fee.

Jonathan Smith, of Ernesto’s across from Rathmines Garda station (top)


Ernesto’s, Rathmines Road, Dublin 6.

Paul Hayes writes:

Fair play to Jonathan of local Rathmines coffee joint Ernesto’s who, along with his coffee and juice suppliers, will be giving away free drinks from outside on Thursday from 10am-1pm for the local community. Social distancing guaranteed by the cops across the road