Buying a coffee machine is not a difficult task, once you have decided which is right for you. The best thing to do is make your decision after consulting all the specifications online and deciding what your budget is. Once you have done this, you can shop around for the best deals and prices.
Amazon is a good option for those looking for a discounted machine. The De’Longhi Magnifica discussed above costs nearly £500 at regular retail price, but is often available on Amazon for under £300. Of course, the disadvantage is that you have to trust the pictures and cannot see the coffee machine before you buy, so you might want to check it out in a store first. The Heston Blumental coffee machine discussed before is another highly rated option, and this can be bought online for around £550.
For those going for the cheaper options, supermarkets are a decent option for filter coffee machines or more basic models. Tesco and Asda offer deals on a number of easy to use coffee machines that will do the job.
If you are interested in the ‘coffee pods’ system then there is a number of pieces of advice that will be useful for you. There range is price is surprisingly great when it comes to these types of machine, with the cheapest starting at around £89 and the more expensive models costing several hundred. However, there is in fact very little difference between the machines. The key thing to decide is if you need your machine to make frothy milk or just espresso. If it’s the coffee that you are interested in then you will be fine with the basic £89 model, which makes coffee just as well as any of the other more expensive machines. You will also need to think about the price of the pods themselves. These can range depending on the brand and where you buy them for. You will have the best selection if you buy direct from the manufacturer such as Tassimo or Nespresso, but you may have to pay a premium rate for this privilege. There are a number of third party coffee pod sellers online who offer cheaper pods, but the selection is smaller and the quality may be worse.
There are other obvious buying options such as Argos and John Lewis. John Lewis have an amazing in-store range of all kinds of coffee machines from the coffee pods system to the complex barista bean to cup machines. They also offer you a guarantee of quality and a place to return your product if you have any issues with it.
Whatever coffee machine you choose, if you stick to the advice given here, you’ll be sure to get a decent quality of coffee and a relatively easy to use machine. Think about what type of coffee you want and how and when you are going to use your machine here, and choose the model you think suits you best before making your final choice and investigating deals and prices.