Coffee lovers guide to the perfect cuppa

September 26, 2014 - Lifestyle

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 17.54.50 Did you know? While on the LighterLife diet plan, you can enjoy black coffee! Bonus. So, since today is Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ we’ve served up five options that will make your morning coffee a real luxury.

Press Coffee Maker_HR1Cafetiere
If you’re new to proper coffee, this is a great place to start. Pour just enough water to moisten the grounds, then allow them to absorb the water before filling the cafetiere. Allow to settle, then stir and add the plunger. Leave for four minutes, then stir, plunge and pour.

Bodum Brazil 3 cup French Press £14, Tesco.


Cafetiere Pantone 630_HR1

A great option if you’re not a regular coffee drinker. Ground coffee is held in one part with the water in the other. As the percolator heats, the filtered coffee drips into the base.

Pantone Turquoise Coffee Pot £25, Home Colours.




Capsule/pod machines
Perfect for people on the move, as they require minimal cleaning and are quick to use. Simply pop your capsule into the machine and press ‘go’.

Nespresso Inissia Magimix £89, Nespresso.



Pump Machine_HR

Pump machine
Water is heated to the correct temperature, and a pressure pump forces water through the coffee to draw out the full flavour, one cup at a time.

Ascaso Dream Versatile Plus £492.98, John Lewis.



Kenwood kMix CM02 Filter Coffee Maker_HR1

Filter machine
Great for offices or if you’re brewing large quantities of coffee, simply add ground cover to the filter and wait until the coffee passes through into the carafe below.

Kenwood kMix CM0650 Filter Coffee Maker £64.99, John Lewis.


Don’t forget you can enjoy black coffee and tea (sourced from the leaf) while on your Total or Lite LighterLife plan. Not a fan of hot drinks? Don’t worry because we’ve come up with some great ways you can jazz up your Foodpacks.