Do you love coffee, but don’t want to wait at the coffee shop line to shell out big bucks? Be your own at-home barista and brew your favourite coffee with your own coffee machine.
With a wide variety of coffee machines available, from espresso to simple filter coffee machines, choosing the right coffee maker for your home can be a tricky business. Before you buy a home coffee machine, there are a few important things you need to know first.
How much does a home coffee machine cost?
You can choose from a variety of home coffee machines on Gumtree. The price may depend on the model, condition, functionality and features. While the latest home coffee machine can cost up to around $5,000 off the shelf, there are also budget-friendly options and you can sometimes find old or used models for much lower prices on Gumtree.
What should I look for in a home coffee machine?
There is a lot to think about when choosing a coffee machine. Consider the following factors when choosing the best home coffee machine:
Type of coffee
If you are an espresso or black coffee drinker, you can opt for a single boiler coffee machine that is equipped with a single brew boiler. Heat exchange boiler machines are likely to suit you if you’re looking for a quick way to make milky coffee at home. A heat exchange coffee machine has a single boiler and a heat exchange rod which sets apart the steam and extraction water temperatures.
For a single brew, a pod coffee machine is a good option. However, if you’re making coffee for lots of people (or are just a big coffee lover yourself), then you should get a twin boiler machine. A twin boiler comes with two boilers—a brew boiler and a steam boiler—so you can brew and steam simultaneously.
There are lots of options such as programmed brewing, keep-warm features and auto shut off that come with some machines. If you want to prepare your coffee cup by just pressing a button, an automatic coffee machine will suffice. But if there are multiple people in your household that have different preferences, then check out models with customisation options so you can adjust the temperature, concentration levels or the pressure and froth levels of your drink.
Size of the machine
Remember to check whether the coffee machine fits in the space you’ve got ready for it. Some machines can be quite big, and can even become a stylish design feature in your kitchen. If you’re short of space, then coffee pod machines are often quite compact and will not take up much room on the counter.
What are the top models of coffee machines?
So now we know what to look out for, what are some of the best coffee machines out there at the moment?
- Sunbeam Cafe Barista EM5000: This option is easy to use, heats up quickly and is simple to clean.
- Breville BES870BSS Barista Express Coffee Machine: This machine offers a customisable design and a built-in grinder.
- DeLonghi Magnifica S Coffee Machine: this model can easily change the coffee intensity and doesn’t take up too much bench space.
- DeLonghi Icona Pump Espresso: this machine is very easy to use, and it’s the perfect espresso machine if you’ve got a limited budget.
If you are looking for the perfect home coffee machine, take a look at our wide range of coffee machines on Gumtree.