Do you want to know how much a household coffee machine costs?
We’ll tell you right away, but first, let’s see other important features to analyze the prices of the coffee machines for our home.
Coffee is a pleasure, a habit, a priceless relaxing moment and, especially, it is part of our daily life. For this reason, having a high-quality espresso coffee machine is a must.
But how much does a coffee machine like this cost?
Coffee lovers know well what the key elements are to extracting a drink with a superior taste: the quality of the beans, the water, the temperature of the boiler and the pressure. But the first one is the coffee machine.
Even for non-fans, having a manual coffee machine could become useful if there were guests in the house.
I don’t think that you want to run the risk of making a bad impression with a burnt coffee or with too bitter notes, do you?
It is not easy to choose the right model of a coffee machine for your home. There are many types on the market, all with different features that makes your choice become difficult.
Before buying it, we suggest you understand which one suits your needs, your habits and mostly, your taste.
One of the discriminating factors while choosing a coffee machine is the price. But before using this benchmark for your screening, you should ask yourself some questions:
How many coffees do you have in a day? How much money do you spend having your coffee out? Wouldn’t it be convenient to have a machine that makes coffee as good as a bar?
Buying a high-quality coffee machine is a long-term investment which pays for itself in a very short time. And having a delicious coffee whenever you want has no comparison.
Therefore, in addition to understanding how much a household coffee machine costs, let’s see what you need to consider in order to choose the machine that suits your needs and with a prefect result.
How much does a coffee cost
Having an espresso at the bar usually costs around €1. But the price varies according to the place and the bar or café chosen.
The cost of a cup of coffee, in Italy, varies from North to South. The most expensive coffee is the one consumed in the northeastern regions, especially in Trentino, where the average price is around €1,21. Moving to the central regions, the receipt for a coffee drops to € 1,10.
In the most popular cities like Florence and Venice, you spend about €1,09, while in Milan the price is lower.
In Rome and Naples, the coffee costs from €0,90 to €0,93.
The least expensive coffee is consumed in Catanzaro and Messina, where this drink is served in many different and tasty versions.
Broadly speaking, then, having a coffee at the bar routinely during the year, can make you spend up to €2.780.
Till now, had you ever thought about how much you spend by having a coffee out?
And consider that we did not add any extras like milk or other things in this sort of tally.
Having the same quantity of coffee at home costs about a third. Actually, drinking coffee at home daily leads to a cost of around €990.
In this figure we have included the cost of the coffee machine, of the beans and milk, and its maintenance.
Do you realize how much you can save by preparing your coffee at home?
Saving money doesn’t mean giving up on taste. These accounts are based on the use of a manual coffee machine, the only one that gives a result similar to the one at the bar.
Why you can save in the long term with a coffee machine
In the result we got in the previous paragraph, we have considered just some of the factors that affect the cost of the coffee.
And already in this way it is clear how much you can save by buying a coffee machine for your home.
But there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration in order to have a clear overview of how convenient it is to change your habits.
Let’s go through them one by one:
- The cost of the machine may change according to whether it is an automatic, semi-automatic, manual or a pod machine. The price, therefore, can vary from €30 for a pod or capsule coffee machine, to €3.400 for an automatic or semi-automatic coffee machine.
- The cost of the coffee may change according to the choice between powder or pods. To have a flavour like the one at the bar, it is better to choose coffee beans that can cost around €40 per kilogram. With this quantity you can obtain between 120 and 140 coffees. Capsules and pods are more expensive.
- The environmental impact of takeaway coffee is really high. A big quantity of waste is produced by disposable cups. Reusable cups are generally used at home and the coffee grounds can be recycled or thrown with the organic waste.
- Comfort is another subjective factor, some people love comfort and to be served, while others prefer to have their coffee at home.
- Your skill on extracting the espresso is decisive in the choice. If you love to try your hand at making coffee and look for the perfect setting, you should choose a manual coffee machine. It will take you some time, but it will get you to a really satisfying result.
Is it difficult to choose a coffee machine for your home?
It is easy to get more confused when you start looking for information about how much a coffee machine for your home costs.
In fact, you should first understand what your needs are and have an idea of which model matches perfectly with you.
Let’s check some indispensable features for choosing the right coffee machine for your home.
Let’s start from the budget.
How much do you want to spend? Do you want to invest in a high-end appliance, or do you prefer starting from a basic model?
The price of the coffee machine may vary a lot, according to models and types. It’s up to you to understand how much you want to invest and the price for every single espresso.
Depending on your choice, actually, you should also consider the cost of electricity, the cost of the powder or pods, milk and sweeteners and its maintenance. Remember that some models require additional accessories if they are not included in the basic version (coffee grinder, tamper, and milk frother).
Another important thing to consider is time: how much effort can you dedicate to making coffee?
If you wish a coffee on the move, to be prepared quickly, you only need an automatic coffee machine. Instead, if you wish to spend some time on this passion, the manual coffee machine is, for sure, the perfect choice. In addition to time, you should also consider its maintenance, because the coffee machine must be cleaned regularly so that the taste is always excellent.
How much space can you devote to your coffee machine? Do you need to store it after use, or do you want to create a coffee corner in your kitchen?
Consider the size and design well in order to buy an appliance that perfectly matches you and your lifestyle.
What makes a coffee machine perfect
Coffee lovers would say that the only thing that makes a coffee machine perfect is the result. But there are many things to consider besides the coffee quality.
Here is a list that will help you to make the best choice:
- Design: a good-looking machine with a refined design can turn into a furniture complement that enhances your home. We suggest you not to make an investment that you may get tired of soon and does not match with the furnishing of your home.
- Materials: resistant and durable materials guarantee a product that can last longer and resist wear and tear.
- Functions: you can also choose a machine that lets you prepare a bigger number of coffee versions, from a simple cappuccino to other kind of drinks.
- Accessories: some of the best brands sell their machines including some accessories like the tamper or the milk frother.
- Maintenance: the ordinary maintenance should be proportionate to the use. It is important that the extraordinary maintenance does not become too demanding. For example, pod or capsule machines must be decalcified frequently. Check the existing cleaning programs.
- Locking system when the temperature is reached: allows you to save on electricity consumption.
- Coffee grinder and cappuccino maker: are useful if you prefer using the coffee beans and if you want to make something different from the espresso.
- Automatic shutdown in case of lack of water: protects the machine in case you forget to top up the water.
- Easy to use: varies according to the result you want to achieve. If you wish to have a bigger possibility of customizing your drink you should choose a manual machine. Instead, if you don’t care about the result and you don’t want to spend your time on sharpening your bartender skills, you should choose an automatic coffee machine.
Use these tips to make the best choice.
What are the types of coffee machines for home
To understand which coffee machine suits your needs, let’s have a look at the types of coffee machine for home available on the market:
- The Moka and its electrical variant: it is a traditional Italian coffee machine, spread and used from North to South. It is easy to handle and does not take up space. Starting from the bottom, there is a tank with water. Then, the filter with the coffee powder is placed on top of it. This kind of coffee machine heats up on the stove: the heat produced, boils the water and after passing through the coffee powder, the extraction begins. The cost may vary according to the tank capacity, but it starts from €18. The coffee extracted from the Moka, usually costs around €0,12.
- Capsule coffee machine: this machine is considered the evolution of the pod coffee machine. In addition to the classic espresso, it allows you to make many different drinks, from cappuccino, to hot milk and flat white. Its operation is very simple: just insert the desired capsule into the compartment and activate the machine. The price depends on its design and functionality, but it goes from €40 upwards. The cost of each drink is about €0,41.
- Automatic coffee machine: this appliance allows you to prepare a standard coffee using both coffee beans and ground coffee. Generally, they have an internal coffee grinder and the cost for each cup of coffee is around €0,08.
- Manual coffee machine: this kind of coffee machine allows you to have a coffee with an extraordinary flavour and to set it according to your tastes. It can be used both with coffee powder and capsules, and the cost for a single espresso is €0,08. Its only electrical part is the boiler.
How much does a household coffee machine cost
To the question “how much does a household coffee machine cost?” it is not possible to give only one answer.
What is your level? Do you prefer an automatic or a manual coffee machine? Do you want the extracting process to start from the coffee powder, pods, or capsules?
The cost, actually, depends on the type of machine preferred. All of us have a different sensitivity and a personal experience about the coffee preparation that must be taken into consideration to make this choice.
It rarely happens that a beginner can distinguish the organoleptic characteristics of a high-quality coffee. Those who make part of this category can settle for coffee machines on sale, without dwelling too much with the prerogatives that allow you to influence the taste of the coffee.
For beginners, a pod or capsule machine is enough, in which you only need to press a button to extract your drink.
Then we have those who are interested in coffee and appreciate its organoleptic characteristics. For experienced bartenders it’s important to evaluate not only the cost, but also other variables like, the customization and the possibility of influencing the final result.
Finally, we have the coffee professionals who deserve to use a machine that can influence the preparation parameters.
Let’s see the characteristics and costs of the espresso coffee machines for each of these categories.
The cost of a coffee machine for beginners
Those who don’t have specific needs, but just want an economic household coffee machine, can find many solutions from €50 upwards.
For occasional consumers, actually, pod or capsule coffee machines are the most suitable. These models are semi-automatic and can work with pods, capsules, or coffee powder.
It is important to know that with this type of machines, you should not have high expectations. The drink extracted from the automatic machine has a standard taste that cannot be compared with the one at the bar.
The cost of the coffee varies according to the use of pods, capsules, or coffee powder.
In the first case, the cost of a cup of coffee will be around €0,18, but it goes down to €0,15 when using coffee powder. Instead, with capsules it goes up again to €0,40.
We can find many variants if we start thinking about these appliances. Starting from €50 and up to €120, it is possible to find machines that also allow you to extract other kinds of drink besides coffee, like cappuccino, barley coffee or ginseng coffee.
We already know that quality has a cost and a cheap machine for daily use cannot guarantee a long durability.
Furthermore, this kind of coffee machine needs a more frequent maintenance with monthly descaling cycles.
And above all, you cannot take action during the extraction of the coffee.
The cost of a coffee machine for home for experienced bartenders
If you have an advanced level and you wish to have a machine that allows you to express and improve your bartender skills, we advise you to choose a high-quality coffee machine.
The cost of the ideal coffee machine for coffee lovers varies between €1.000 and €1.500.
With a bigger investment, however, you can expand your home coffee corner with an espresso coffee machine with more complex settings and assembled with more resistant and high-quality materials.
If you wish to improve your skills on making coffee, we advise you to have a look at our Export model, made for those who consider coffee an art. Export is a made in Italy coffee machine, suitable for any place and recommended for those who want to manage the extracting time and the pressure.
Otherwise, you can go for our Lusso 1-group model, an appliance that preserves all the organoleptic characteristics of the coffee blend.
The Lusso 1 model is a fully manual coffee machine that allows you to control the pressure of the water and understand the exact moment in which it is in the optimal position.
This kind of manual coffee machine can really satisfy a skilled bartender.
Furthermore, even its accessories can make the difference. To prepare a perfect coffee, it is necessary to have a tamper, a steam arm, a cup warmer and a drip tray.
The cost of a coffee machine for professionals
Let’s go to a higher level! If you need a professional coffee machine for your business premise, it’s important to think about the number of coffees you will make daily.
While choosing your coffee machine, therefore, you must consider the volume that each appliance is able to support:
- a low volume refers to the preparation within 50 and 200 cups of coffee a day;
- a middle volume goes from 200 to 500 cups per day;
- a high volume goes from 500 cups upwards.
Coffee machines for bars are subject to continuous use and must allow you to prepare a big number of coffees at the same time. So, you must have a bigger number of portafilters and two steam arms. Furthermore, a coffee grinder is needed, apart from the machine, so that the coffee powder is freshly prepared.
This type of appliance can cost from €1.500 up to €25.000.
If you are looking for a coffee machine for your hotel or bed & breakfast, instead, the characteristics will be different.
In this case you need a good quality coffee machine, made with resistant materials and that keeps the water at the right temperature. But you don’t need a lot of dispensers or steam arms.
The Pontevecchio Lusso 2-groups lever coffee machine is the most suitable for this kind of situation.
It is about a fully mechanical machine, equipped with a plate and a central unit. Thanks to the pressure gauge, it is possible to measure and control the pressure of the water and allows you to prepare up to four coffees at the same time. The result is a moment that can turn the day around even for the fussiest of customers.
How much does a Pontevecchio lever machine cost
Pontevecchio Srl is an Italian company that produces high-quality manual coffee machines. Each product is assembled piece by piece by professional craftsmen specialized in the production of professional coffee machines.
Our catalogue includes these three models:
- Export: the professional coffee machine of the Export line fully matches with every kind of place. It suits both in a small house and in bigger spaces. It can be bought in different colour variations (white, gold, inox, black, red and tobacco). It’s easy to handle and has a mechanical device.
The Export model is available with only one group and has a cost of €990.
The golden version costs €1.480.
- Lusso 1: this is a coffee machine with one dispenser group. This model is suitable for home use and matches perfectly with any kind of architecture. It has a vintage design and it’s available in different shades (white, inox, red and tobacco).
It has a central device that warns in case of lack of water and a probe that cuts off the electricity to the heating element. This prevents breakages and failures. Furthermore, this model is equipped with automatic shut down when the water reaches the perfect temperature.
The Lusso 1-group model costs €1.190 in all its chromatic variations.
- Lusso 2: the coffee machine of the Lusso 2 line operates mechanically and has only one electrical component, the control unit. It’s an appliance with two dispenser groups that allows you to prepare four coffees at the same time. This model with two dispenser groups is suitable for small businesses like farmhouses, bed & breakfasts and taverns. It has a cost of €1.399.
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