Full steam ahead: inject a touch of fifties glamour into your life

Nothing beats the rich and sensuous aroma of freshly ground beans or the dark notes that waft from a recently poured cup of coffee in the morning. However, when making your own coffee at home it can be difficult to recapture that professionally made flavour most of us enjoy from our high street chains.

De'Longhi, leader in design-led home appliances, is extending its hugely popular Icona range of kettles and toasters by adding a stylish new Icona Bar-Pump coffee machine. Inspired by the iconic style of 1950s Italy, the Icona range is bang on trend with its chic high gloss finish and retro design. The new Bar-Pump machine is a must for any coffee connoisseur.

Built to accommodate two full sized cappuccino or espresso cups, the machine has an easy-to-use three button system, and the traditional milk frother combines steam and air to produce rich frothy milk for the smoothest lattes or cappuccinos, and the cup warmer means you can enjoy your coffee at its absolute best. Available in a range of colours - Scarlet Red, Azure Blue, Onyx Black and Pearl White - the Icona Bar-Pump machine is a must for any coffee lover and its stylish chic colours and unique shape will make it the highlight of any kitchen.

Watch the video [below] to see the machine in action with expert barista David Cooper. He’ll show you how easy it is to make a perfect espresso, latte or cappuccino using both Bean-to-Cup and Bar-Pump machines. Having judged the 2008 World Barista Championships, David certainly knows his beans and gives us an insight into the history and culture of arguably the world's favourite beverage.

For a chance to win an Icona Bar-Pump coffee machine in a colour of your choice, simply answer the following question:

A according to David Cooper, how many grams of coffee does it take to make an ideal espresso?

A) 6 to 7 grams

B) 7 to 8 grams

Click here to email your answer - please include your phone number and home address in your entry.

Competition closes 20 November 2009.

For more information visit www.seriousaboutcoffee.com

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