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Coffee time: 10 best cafetières

You don’t need to splash out on a fancy machine to make a fresh, strong cup. Try one of these traditional makers to serve up your caffeine fix

These days everyone's a barista, making you coffee using their fancy machine in their own kitchen. Much as the cool gadgetry appeals to me, I prefer the taste of good old cafetière coffee.

They all work on the same principle, and make similar tasting coffee, so choose by the style you prefer. We’ve tried and tested a range of sizes and styles; from Le Creuset's colourful and elegant stoneware cafetière to the John Lewis’s good value, cheerily coloured version from their House range. 

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The Damask Cafetière from La Cafetière is a refreshing change from all the sleek silver and black coffee accessories on the market, though for shape alone the belly shaped Kitchen Craft Le Xpress 3 Cup Cafetière is my favourite.

1. House by John Lewis 3 Cup Cafetière

2. AGA Black Cafetière

3. I’m A Cream Cafetière

4. Tesco Cafetière Red Metallic

5. Le Creuset Coffee Press

6. Damask cafetière

7. Bodum 1L Coffee Press

8. Impress Coffee Brewer Travel Mug

9. Kitchen Craft Le Xpress 3 Cup Cafetière

10. OXO Good Grips 8 Cup French Press