Tech We Want This Week: Smeg's First Coffee Machine

Someone tell Santa

It's red, fast and powerful and does a gut-wrenching nought to espresso in less than 10 seconds: it's Smeg's manly entry into the coffee machine market.

The brand's retro stylings are present and correct, but beneath all that 1950s curved chrome and painted plastic lurks some punchy 21st Century tech. Hold down a button until you've filled your cup to the required level and the ECF01 will remember your order for next time. Thermoblock technology lets it switch quickly between brewing coffee and jetting out hot steam. And that stainless steel top also functions as a passive cup warmer.

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We want one.

£280, smeg.com