We can’t wait to get back to our usual flat white habit but in the meantime, here’s what we’re brewing

Coffee plays a big part in all the things we miss during lockdown. A morning cup as you sit at your workdesk, ready to tackle emails. A frothy cup after lunch as a pick-me-up. A warming takeaway coffee after a refreshing weekend walk. While it isn’t quite the same as being handed a perfect cup from a barista, making your own coffee at home doesn’t have to be a chore. Here’s what we’re using.

For a perfect milky coffee

DeLonghi EC685R Dedica Pump Espresso Red, (was €269.95, now €199.95 at Arnotts)

Feel like an at-home barista and prepare delicious cappucinos, flat whites and espresso in your own kitchen. It heats in just 40 seconds, and the adjustable cappuccino system is perfect for creating frothy milk.

For espresso in a hurry

Sage Espresso The Bambino Plus Coffee Machine, (€299 Harvey Norman)

Ensure a full flavoured cup every time with this easy to use machine. It heats up rapidly and has all the functions you need to customise your coffee to your taste with ease.

No stress, no fuss

Bodum Chambord 8 cup French Press (was €50, now €40, Brown Thomas)

Brewing aromatic coffee is easy with a french press. The mesh filter releases the essential aromatic oils from coarse ground coffee beans, which is all you need for a morning wake up call. The stainless steel design has been around since the 50s and will stand the test of time.

CitiZ& Milk Coffee Machine (€249, Nespresso)

With a retro-modern design and an integrated milk frother, this one is ideal for someone who appreciates a sleek appliance as part of their coffee ritual.

Pod coffee

Nespresso by Magimix Vertuo Plus Coffee Machine in silver (was €299.99, now €179.99 Currys)

This machine doesn’t involve any time-consuming programming and is operated with just one button. Plus it comes with an Aeroccino milk frother to top off your drinks.

If you need to stock up on coffee, Cloudpicker Coffee is delivering by courier, with free shipping on orders over 1kg. You can get a pick’n’mix box of five coffees from five Irish roasters with Brew Box Coffee subscription.