Before you open your wallet for that next overpriced latte, take a moment to consider just how much money you spend annually on coffee. It might be enough to buy a new appliance if you go several times a week. The quality of the coffee you’re drinking might be less than perfect, but you’ve been willing to accept the sacrifice of quality in exchange for the convenience of having someone else make it. Or, maybe, you’re simply a fan of “latte art” and can’t resist the way baristas are able to draw flowers and smiley faces in the foam rising up from the mug.
Making Better Coffee at Home Is Possible
When it comes to making coffee at home, you’re probably the sort who owns a drip coffee maker, the kind that seems to come standard in any office break room around the world. At the thought of becoming your own best barista, you might scoff. You, make cafe-quality coffee in the comfort of your home? The idea seems laughable. However, with the invention and spread of automatic coffee machines suitable for the home, it is much less so. You might find yourself making fewer trips to the local branch of that international coffee chain when you see just how easy doing it can be.
Of course, it is a little more involved than just filling a filter with ground beans, pouring in water, and flipping a switch. Once you buy one of the automatic coffee machines, you’ll come to realize your traditional coffee maker’s days – which helped make your days a bit lazier – are numbered. The automatic ones are intricate pieces of technology, and it’s true you’re going to have to do a little work yourself. When you taste the kind of espresso at home that you only thought you could have outside of it, you will no longer be so reluctant to make that little extra effort.
An Investment You Won’t Regret
It’s true that automatic coffee machines don’t come cheap, but as stated before, you’re probably paying as much as an appliance (or two) costs for all those barista-made coffees over the course of a year or so. The cost savings speak for themselves. It doesn’t hurt that the coffee machine will come in handy whenever you’re hosting friends or family. One quality homemade espresso by you, and you might find yourself asked to host future events with the help of the machine. At the end of the year, you’ll discover that you’ve saved far more money than the coffee machine cost.
There’s no good reason for you to continue paying out so much money for coffees that could just as easily be made in the comfort of your own home. A professional-quality coffee machine in the home can bring the smells and sounds of a cafe right to your home, but without the need for a barista to do the work for you. There will always be a place for cafes, as their atmosphere is often irreplaceable. Still, there can always also be a place for automatic coffee machines at home.