How to Choose a Coffee Machine
There are so many benefits to owning a coffee machine instead of ordering from your favourite coffee place all the time. The most obvious one, of course, is how much money you’ll not be spending!
If you do a quick computation based on how much you consume in a week, you might be surprised to see thousands of dollars in savings if you make your own coffee at home.
But how do you choose the coffee machine that’s best for you? Let’s take a closer look at the tips detailed in this post.
What type of coffee do you prefer?
What you end up choosing should hinge on your coffee preference. The more complex the coffee preparation is, the more time and effort you’ll need to devote to it, as well.
It’s a lot simpler if you can coast on instant coffee for most of the time. All you’ll need is a bag or jar of instant and an electric kettle, and your coffee is ready to drink.
But an espresso machine might be worth it if you like cappuccinos and other espresso-based drinks. And even if it’s initially expensive, preparing your own coffee can still save you a trip to the coffee shop (plus, your kitchen will smell heavenly with all that brewing aroma!).
Will you brew just for yourself or for other people, too?
Do you take your first cup of coffee with breakfast alone, or with a partner (or other family members)? A lot depends on if you’re the solo coffee consumer at home or if everyone else in your house also loves it.
Having a good idea of how many cups of coffee you can consume in a single day can help you decide. For instance, an AeroPress is ideal for a solo coffee drinker who needs coffee on the go, anytime and anywhere.
On the other hand, electric drip coffee makers are the most common type for families or entire households that love coffee at any time of the day. It can make enough for several cups at once.
Do you need other coffee-making features?
If you prefer having every aspect of coffee making and drinking done at home, then you might want to look into machines that have additional features beyond brewing.
Some have built-in coffee grinders so you can get the freshest beans and tastiest brews all the time.
And if you love getting the perfect cup of cappuccino every morning, look into models that feature built-in milk frothers for that creamy taste and texture.
What’s your budget?
As previously mentioned, a good gauge of how much you’re willing to spend on your very own coffee machine would be to look at how much you spend buying them from the best cafes in Singapore.
Espresso machines can be quite costly, while others like manual French presses, drip coffee makers, and vacuum pots are pretty much in the affordable range.
But if you really fancy a machine that you can’t afford yet, you can accessorize the ones you can buy at the moment with things like your own coffee roaster to achieve that enticing coffee house ambience.