Is an Espresso Machine a Good Choice?

Drive through any city and it is practically impossible not to see at least one coffee shop. The reason for this goes beyond coffee and lies in espresso and coffee based drinks like cappuccinos and lattes. Consumers have come to realize that an espresso machine for their kitchen might be a better choice than a coffee maker. Before going out and buying an espresso maker from the nearest big-box retailer, consumers should weigh whether or not it will be to their advantage.

A home espresso machine can be a money-saving appliance if the owner is a heavy coffee drinker who prefers cappuccino or latte over a typical cup of coffee. The average price of a latte or cappuccino can be upwards of $5. This can become an expensive habit that owning an espresso machine can help to eliminate.

On the other hand, the coffee drinker who only rarely drinks cappuccino or latte may wind up spending money on an espresso maker that they rarely use which means they don’t get their money out of it. These coffee drinkers are probably better off simply stopping and getting their favorite drink when they have the urge.

Many people avoid purchasing an espresso maker because they are afraid it will be hard to use. That might have been true years ago before the designers made espresso machines for home use. Learning to pull a shot of espresso with the older machines is a complicated experience and not something many people would want to do every morning.

Today’s espresso machines are available in fully automatic models that require little more than adding water. The fully automatic models dose the coffee into the filter basket, brew the coffee and empty the basket all without any input from the coffee drinker. This eliminates the need for lengthy studying and reading manuals to make a cup of coffee.

One of the best reasons for owning an espresso machine is the convenience of having a coffee shop at home anytime the urge hits for an espresso or after dinner drink made with a coffee base. True coffee lovers will attest that not much can be worse than craving a steaming hot cappuccino or espresso and realizing that to get one means leaving home and driving to the nearest coffee shop. Having an espresso maker at home makes it easy to brew up an espresso anytime day or night.

An espresso machine is an excellent choice for coffee drinkers who like their espresso, cappuccino or latte drinks and don’t want to continue shelling out the big bucks necessary to have on every day. Today’s home espresso makers are simple to use, take up very little space and can be purchased relatively inexpensively. Coffee lovers should consider this when making decisions for the small appliances they want in their kitchen.