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| Written by Miles Spencer

Get the Most From Your New Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine


Have you been the lucky recipient of a new Bean-to-Cup machine this Christmas?

You may be a beginner in the world of freshly roasted coffee and uncertain of how to go about choosing the right coffee to suit your tastes.

We have some top tips for getting started in the world of delicious homemade, expertly crafted coffees.

Or maybe you are still looking to buy a new machine? If you purchase a selected Gaggia machine from us now, you will receive not only a £20 gift voucher to use at Coffee-Direct, but also a free bag of Arabica Supremo coffee beans worth £33.99!


Take a look at our Coffee Finder tool…


Our Coffee Finder is a great way to find the perfect coffee for your tastes, providing selections to filter our wonderful range by flavour options such as chocolate and nut, caramel, smoky, fruity or woody, bold, bright or smooth.

You can also select whether you wish to find a caffeinated or decaffeinated bean, and narrow down your search further according to aroma, strength, roast type, growing region and more.

Try our Coffee Finder tool here

Sample our coffees with a gift pack or selection pack…

If you would like to sample a range of our delicious coffees, why not purchase one of our very popular gift or selection packs?

These packs contain an assortment of coffees that have been specially picked by our expert roasters, bringing you a delightful choice of coffees sourced from around the world, each showcasing its own unique flavours and wonderful aromas.

Some of our most popular gift and selection packs include:


12 Coffee Gift Pack - £34.99
Our 12 Coffee Gift Pack is the ultimate gift pack for any coffee lover, featuring twelve 60g bags of our finest coffees from around the world. Neatly packaged in an attractive box, these twelve remarkable coffee varieties offer a wealth of diverse flavours and characteristics for the coffee connoisseur and novice alike.

Bean-to-Cup Selection Pack - £11.99
A wonderful selection of coffees selected specifically for bean-to-cup machine use, our selection packs include six 60g bags of the following coffees: Monsoon Malabar, Caffé Marcos, Director’s, Buckaroo, Golden Crema, Italian.

Don’t have a Bean-to-Cup machine?
Perhaps you are still on the lookout for a brand new Bean-to-Cup Machine?

We stock an excellent range of quality, Italian-made and world-renowned Gaggia Bean-to-Cup machines, with numerous models available to suit your specific needs.

What’s more, when you buy a selected Gaggia machine from us now, you will receive a £20 gift voucher to use at Coffee-Direct, as well as a free bag of Arabica Supremo coffee beans worth £33.99!


Some of our most popular Gaggia Bean-to-Cup machines include:

Gaggia Anima - £475.00
Designed with stylish Italian engineering, the Gaggia Anima is built around Gaggia’s own patented, removable brewing unit. The Anima features precise controls for measuring the coffee dose, a ceramic grinder, a steam arm and hot water dispensing options, coffee temperature control and LED display, as well as a 15 bar pump for delicious, crema-laden espressos.

Gaggia Magenta Prestige - £649.00
The Gaggia Magenta Prestige comes with an integrated milk carafe, which froths milk twice and removes all bubbles, while ensuring the milk hits the right temperature. The removable brew group doses and tamps the right amount of ground coffee for all your espressos, while a wide user interface with full colour display ensures more control and visibility when preparing your favourite beverages.

Gaggia Accademia - £995.00
The Gaggia Accademia is the very best in Gaggia’s range of automatic coffee machines, bringing 80 years of knowledge and technological innovation to ensure that you get the very finest espresso every time.

Perfect and fast results are guaranteed by the machine's two boilers, one for coffee and another for hot water and steam, ensuring that the coffee is brewed at the perfect temperature. Meanwhile the auto-cappuccino carafe froths the milk to remove all bubbles and impurities, creating a perfect froth that is always at the right temperature for flawless cappuccinos and other milk-based drinks.