Win a hi-spec retro style coffee machine

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

Click here for competition terms and conditions

Life and Style
ebookNow available in paperback
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Food & Drink

    Guru Careers: Events Coordinator / Junior Events Planner

    £24K + Excellent Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking an Events Coordinator ...

    Royal Yachting Association Cymru Wales: Chief Executive Officer

    Salary 42,000: Royal Yachting Association Cymru Wales: The CEO is responsible ...

    Guru Careers: Marketing Manager / Marketing Communications Manager

    £35-40k (DOE) + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Marketing Communicati...

    Ashdown Group: Technical IT Manager - North London - Growing business

    £40000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A growing business that has been ope...

    Day In a Page

    Abuse - and the hell that came afterwards

    Abuse - and the hell that follows

    James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
    Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

    It's oh so quiet!

    The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
    'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

    'Timeless fashion'

    It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
    If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

    Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

    Robert Fisk on the Fountainheads of World Evil in 2011 - and 2015
    New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

    Evolution of swimwear

    From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
    Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

    Sun, sex and an anthropological study

    One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
    From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

    Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

    'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
    'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

    Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

    This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
    Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

    Songs from the bell jar

    Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
    How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

    One man's day in high heels

    ...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
    Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

    Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

    Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
    The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

    King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

    The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
    More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

    End of the Aussie brain drain

    More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
    Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

    Can meditation be bad for you?

    Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
    Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

    Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

    Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine