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Best Coffee Machines for Home Baristas 

Welcome to our ultimate guide for home baristas. Are you tired of waiting in long lines at coffee shops or settling for average brews? Do you want to enjoy the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in your own kitchen every morning? If so, you're in the right place.

In this blog, we'll explore why brewing coffee at home is becoming increasingly popular, and we'll help you find the best coffee machines available at Briscoes. Whether you're a casual coffee drinker or a passionate espresso lover, we've got you covered.

The benefits of making your coffee at home

Why wait in line at a crowded cafe when you can enjoy the convenience, cost savings, customization, and quality control of brewing coffee at home? In this section, we'll explore the advantages of crafting your perfect cup of coffee in the comfort of your own kitchen.


Brewing coffee at home offers unparalleled convenience. No more rushing to the cafe before work or waiting in long lines during peak hours. With a coffee machine at home, you can enjoy a freshly brewed cup whenever you please, without ever having to leave the comfort of your home. It's a hassle-free way to start your day on the right note, giving you more time to savour your morning ritual and tackle whatever lies ahead.

Cost savings

Making coffee at home can save you a lot of money. Although buying a good coffee machine may cost you upfront, it's much cheaper in the long run compared to buying coffee from cafes every day.

Think about it: the cost of a daily coffee from a cafe adds up fast. But when you brew at home, you control how much each cup costs. You can buy affordable coffee beans or grounds and experiment with different brewing methods without spending too much.

Plus, when you're at home, you're not tempted to buy extra snacks or fancy drinks, so you stick to your budget better.


Making coffee at home lets you customise it just how you like. You have control over everything, from the type of beans to how it's brewed.

Do you prefer strong or mild coffee? You can choose the beans that match your taste. And you can experiment with different brewing methods, like espresso or pour-over, to find what you love best.

Plus, you can add extras like flavoured syrup or frothy milk to make your coffee unique. When you brew at home, you get to create your perfect cup every time.

Quality control

When you make coffee at home, you're in charge of the quality. You have the power to ensure that every cup is just right.

Firstly, you can select high-quality coffee beans or grounds that meet your standards. This means you're not relying on someone else to choose the beans for you.

Secondly, you control the brewing process. From the water temperature to the brewing time, you can fine-tune every detail to achieve the perfect balance of flavours.

With this level of control, you can consistently produce coffee that meets your expectations, resulting in a satisfying and enjoyable experience with every sip.

How to choose a coffee maker for your home

Picking the right coffee maker for your home doesn't have to be complicated. In this part, we'll go through the important things to think about when choosing a coffee machine. Whether you're new to brewing coffee at home or a seasoned pro, we'll help you find the perfect fit for your needs.

Identify your needs

Before choosing a coffee maker, think about what you need. How much coffee do you drink each day? Do you have space for a big machine, or do you need something smaller? Think about any special features you want, like programmable settings or a milk frother. Understanding what you need will help you find the perfect coffee maker for you.

Brewing method

Deciding how you'll make your coffee is important. There are different methods, each giving a unique taste.

For a strong flavour, you might like espresso-based machines. They use pressure to make rich, bold shots of espresso.

If you prefer a milder taste, try drip coffee makers. They slowly drip hot water over coffee grounds, making a smoother brew.

Or, if you enjoy the process, pour-over coffee makers let you control the brewing by pouring hot water over coffee grounds manually.

Pick the method that suits your taste and style best. Trying out different methods can be a fun way to find your favourite flavours.

Features to consider

When selecting a coffee maker, it's crucial to consider the features that align with your brewing preferences and lifestyle. Programmability offers the convenience of setting your machine to start brewing at a specific time, ensuring your coffee is ready when you need it. 

Temperature control allows for customization, enabling you to adjust the water temperature for optimal extraction and flavour. 

For those who enjoy specialty drinks, such as lattes or cappuccinos, a milk frother is essential for creating creamy and frothy milk. 

Additionally, prioritise machines with easy-to-clean components, as this will simplify maintenance and upkeep, ensuring your coffee maker remains in top condition for years to come.

Quality and durability

When picking a coffee maker, it's important to focus on quality and durability. Look for machines made from strong materials like stainless steel or safe plastics. Choose trusted brands known for making reliable products. A sturdy coffee maker lasts longer and works consistently, so you can enjoy great coffee without worrying about frequent repairs. With a durable machine, you can brew your favourite drinks with confidence, knowing it's built to last.

The best coffee machines at Briscoes for home baristas

Finding the ideal coffee maker can make mornings a joy. Briscoes offers a variety of high-quality machines to suit different tastes. Whether you're into espresso or prefer a simple drip coffee maker, our selection has something for everyone. Join us as we explore some of the best coffee machines Briscoes has to offer, perfect for enhancing your home brewing experience.

  • Espresso machines 

Espresso machines are perfect for those who love rich, intense coffee flavours. At Briscoes, we have a selection of espresso machines that cater to different preferences and budgets. Whether you're looking for advanced features or a simple yet effective design, our range has something for every home barista. Let's dive into our top picks for espresso machines, designed to help you create cafe-quality espresso beverages in the comfort of your own home.

Breville Barista Touch Coffee Machine 

The Breville Barista Touch Coffee Machine is a game-changer for home baristas. With its intuitive touchscreen interface and built-in grinder, it simplifies the espresso-making process while offering unparalleled customization. This machine allows you to adjust grind size, milk texture, and temperature to create your perfect cup of espresso with ease. Its sleek design and advanced features make it a standout choice for coffee enthusiasts who demand precision and convenience.

Sunbeam Barista Plus Espresso Machine 

The Sunbeam Barista Plus Espresso Machine is a versatile and compact option for home baristas. With customisable settings and a powerful steam wand, it offers the flexibility to create your favourite espresso drinks with ease. Its sleek design and user-friendly interface make it perfect for both beginners and experienced coffee enthusiasts alike. Whether you're craving a creamy latte or a strong espresso shot, the Sunbeam Barista Plus has you covered. Experience the joy of espresso-making at home with this reliable and affordable machine, available at Briscoes.

Sunbeam Mini Barista Espresso Machine 

Compact yet powerful, the Sunbeam Mini Barista Espresso Machine is perfect for those seeking quality espresso without compromising on space. With its sleek design and affordable price point, this machine offers a great entry point into the world of home espresso brewing. Despite its smaller size, it boasts impressive features such as a steam wand for frothing milk and a variety of customizable settings. Whether you're a beginner looking to experiment with espresso or a seasoned barista in need of a space-saving solution, the Sunbeam Mini Barista is sure to impress. 

  • Drip coffee machines

For those who prefer a milder and smoother cup of coffee, drip coffee machines are the way to go. At Briscoes, we offer a selection of drip coffee machines designed to deliver delicious coffee with minimal effort. From classic designs to modern features, our range caters to all preferences and budgets. Let's take a closer look at some of the best drip coffee machines available at Briscoes, perfect for brewing larger quantities of coffee with ease and consistency.

Breville The Aroma Style Coffee Machine

The Breville The Aroma Style Coffee Machine is a classic choice for those who appreciate the art of drip brewing. With its precise temperature control and bloom feature, it ensures a flavorful and aromatic cup of coffee every time. Its sleek design and user-friendly interface make it a favourite among coffee lovers seeking a reliable and easy-to-use machine. Whether you prefer a bold morning brew or a milder afternoon pick-me-up, this coffee maker delivers consistent results with minimal fuss.

Sunbeam Easy Clean Programmable Coffee Maker

The Sunbeam Easy Clean Programmable Coffee Maker is the perfect choice for those seeking convenience and simplicity in their daily coffee routine. With its classic design and modern features, this machine makes brewing larger quantities of coffee a breeze. Its programmable timer allows you to wake up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, while its easy-to-clean components ensure hassle-free maintenance. Whether you're hosting a brunch with friends or enjoying a quiet morning at home, the Sunbeam Easy Clean Coffee Maker delivers delicious coffee with minimal effort.

Enjoy your morning coffee from the comfort of your own home with Briscoes

We've covered the perks of owning a coffee maker tailored to your needs, from convenience to customisable features. Briscoes offers a diverse range of machines to suit every taste and budget, ensuring you can enjoy cafe-quality coffee from home.

Ready to upgrade your coffee routine? Explore our selection online or in-store today.