Do you love espresso coffee so much that you thought about trying to claim Starbucks as a dependent on your income tax this year? Okay, maybe it is time for you to consider buying your own espresso maker so that you can make espresso at home and save yourself a lot of money in the process.
Granted, the price of an espresso machine is going to put a dent in your wallet but it really won’t take very long for you recover the investment when you start making your own delicious coffee at home rather than buying it already made for you at those big chain coffee shops.
The first thing that you will need to decide about the espresso coffee maker that you will buy is what size machine will best serve your needs. Espresso machines are sized by the number of cups of coffee that can be made at a time. For example, there are 4-cup espresso coffee makers and there are 12-cup espresso coffee makers. A word of information: the cup size of an espresso coffee maker is of the 4-ounce variety and not the larger regular coffee cup size of 7-8 ounces.
Your next consideration before purchasing your own espresso coffee maker is whether you want the machine to be manual, semiautomatic, or fully automatic, and also you will need to decide how many “added features” you want or need. There are a lot of choices out there. You will need to know exactly what your espresso coffee maker will and will not do before you buy.
Additionally, there are a lot of different brands. A good way to determine which espresso coffee maker will best serve your particular needs is to talk to your friends who already own them and see what they like and/or dislike about their own machines.