Starbucks and Pret a Manger are few and far between at sea, so having the right set up on board to get your daily caffeine fix is essential. That means finding the right coffee machine to pump out barista standard coffee time and time again to ensure crew, guests and yacht owners are well fuelled throughout the day. However, we're not all baristas so finding something that doesn't require technical skills and does all the impressive work for you is a must. Whether you then choose to write your name on the side of your cup or not is your prerogative...
6 Of The Best Coffee Makers to Keep On Board
Create easy barista style coffees from home with the Sage Oracle. It will certainly look the part on board a yacht but rest assured it doesn't take barista skills to operate this one. Featuring an easy select touch screen with a list of the most popular brews. The automatic steam wand has been designed to create the perfect foam to please even the foam artists out there.
The capacity of the Oracle is 2.5 litres.
H45.4 x W37.3 x D39.2cm
£1,800 from johnlewis.com
Melitta Purista Jubilee
This Jubilee Edition coffee machine is a limited run of only 2016 models. Features include a quiet grinder, self-cleaning mode and a 2.1 litre capacity. It has an easy to use interface, scratch-resistant surface and enough space for two cups at once.
H32.5cm x W20cm x D45.5cm
£400 from melitta.co.uk
De’Longhi PrimaDonna Elite Experience
A coffee lovers playground, the PrimaDonna will produce exceptional coffees in every style. Use the machine to make your morning latte, cold brew or even the ice coffee base for your evening espresso martinis. It's a smart machine, which means you can instruct it to get brewing via the Coffee Link App on your phone.
With a two litre capacity and an easy touch-screen interface, you can guarantee great, dense foam with the PrimaDonna Elite thanks to the attached milk frother.
H37.5cm x W26cm x D48cm
£1,700 from johnlewis.com
JURA S8 Bean-to-Cup
For a fool-proof machine that offers a wide range of coffees this is a great option to please even the toughest connoisseurs. With a capacity of 1.9 litres it offers 15 different styles via an easy, touch-screen display. The discreet yet effective milk frother attached guarantees a generous whip of froth when necessary.
H38.4cm x W28cm x D43.9cm
£1,395.00 from johnlewis.com
Siemens EQ.9 Plus
Featuring the smart, sleek design we've come to know and love about Siemens products, this EQ,9+ is a smart machine, which means you can pre-order coffees via the Home Connect app and have them sent straight to the machine.
With a generous 2.3 litre capacity, the EQ.9+ promises optimal drinking temperature every time, can pour two drinks at once and you can pre-set your favourite coffees too.
H39.2 x W31.6 x D47cm
£1,499 from johnlewis.com
Barisieur Coffee Machine
For those who need coffee before they've even risen. The Barisieur doubles as an alarm clock and means you don't have to function prior to your morning coffee. While you may think a sleepy human and boiling beaker of coffee should be within too close a proximity of one another first thing, Barisieur is made in a safely sealed beaker with the cup stored in a secure base. Milk is also stored in an integrated cooler.
The design of this machine is based on that of the traditional record players.
W28cm x H30cm x D17cm
£399 from conranshop.co.uk