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What to consider when buying a coffee machine

By the Lavazza Team 2–3 minutes

Buying a coffee machine for home use can be a very important decision, since this purchase is to be considered a considerable investment of money and, even more, expectations. It may lead you to learn how to brew a great coffee or improve your skills in case you are already experienced. With this short guide we are about to see what you should consider when choosing your best home coffee machine, to ensure you the model suiting your needs.

How to choose a coffee machine? They may in fact vary a lot in terms of quality, functionality, and price, depending on what you are looking for. These variations might become crucial when it comes to pick your qualitative and durable domestic coffee machine. Here's all you must know!


Convenience in terms of time

Coffee machines are often with the best intentions, though they rapidly find themselves pushed aside in favour of instant coffee, which turns out to be more convenient. It is therefore essential to consider your plans when it comes to using your brand new home coffee machine: you need to figure out whether you feel like using it only during those busy workday mornings, when you are in a hurry and just need to get out of home the quicker the better, and you basically need to fill up your cup and get ready to go, or instead feel more likely to invest on the preparation of something you might taste spending the right time, as your coffee ritual deserves.

If you are looking for extreme convenience, then little set up and little effort required to brew your coffee are probably the best option. It means automatic and one-touch machines are your solution! You may also take advantage of pod and capsule machines, which are generally ease-to-use and minimal and do require a very little amount of cleaning effort. In case you are instead up for something more elaborate and complex, then you have a very competitive and layered set of alternatives available.


Cost: the price of a coffee experience

Although cost may certainly be a significant factor when choosing your coffee machine, we would encourage you not to make it a neuralgic point driving your purchase. Let’s see why!

The money you are about to spend does not truly evaluate the quality of the machine. Most of the suitable coffee machines will probably match your budget, so what you must look for when starting your research is finding a model that really suits you, including the features and options you really need. At the same time, it is important not to underestimate them:  your home coffee machine is going to determine your coffee experience for quite a long time.

What to expect from your coffee machine?

The quality of coffee is indeed something we may consider as subjective and in part based on personal tastes and preferences. Whether used correctly, all machines can brew a good quality coffee. Nevertheless, expert coffee drinkers may find out many more differences between one preparation method and another. It is crucial to define which sort of outcome you expect from your home coffee machine before opting for one or the other.

Only for cappuccino addicted

Are you another cappuccino  addicted? If you plan on brewing drinks including frothed and non-frothed milk often, you are probably looking for a heat exchange boiler, namely a coffee machine providing higher temperature stability, set to steam milk and, at the same time, inject water at the correct temperature for your delightful espresso.


Compare your options

Since you do not need to make a hasty choice and end up being disappointed by your coffee pot, let’s try to be smart and buy it after comparing a few different options, preferably in a store that might let you change your mind in case you need to! Many dedicated ones have excellent return and refund policies you can take advantage from.


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