6 reasons to buy a home coffee machine

13 Dec 2021


Wake up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee with a home coffee machine

Is there anything more irresistible than a hot mug of coffee in the morning? Whether you’re an espresso aficionado or a latte lover, the aroma of a freshly brewed cup is sure to awaken all your senses. Purchasing a home coffee machine might seem like a bit of extravagance at first. But for those who can’t start their day without a caffeine boost or adore sipping coffee throughout the day, it could be a worthwhile investment.

Wondering whether or not a home coffee machine is the right gadget for you? Here are some benefits that may help you decide.

Coffee and avocado on bread

Reasons to buy a home coffee machine

1. You love coffee!

Coffee may be a necessity that helps you get out of bed. Or perhaps, like us, you just love the whole coffee experience.

We may be known for our high-cacao chocolate, but we’re equally passionate about delicious, ethical coffee beans. Our Rabot Estate coffee blends explore all the nuanced flavours that coffee has to offer — from mellow Cashmere, with its delicate notes of freshly baked brioche, to our Rocket variety which brings together subtle leather and tobacco tones with a hint of exquisite dark chocolate.

A home coffee machine gives you the opportunity to try different types of coffee and find the one that makes your heart sing. Satisfy those coffee cravings in the most delicious way. We all deserve a treat, and if coffee is a passion of yours, make sure you experience the best.

2. It’s quick and convenient

Often, with a home coffee machine, a refreshing cup is only ever a touch of a button away. It’s true that some more advanced espresso machines may require a little more planning. You might need to grind the coffee beans and weigh out the amount you need to get the perfect brew.

But don’t worry — if you’re looking for a convenient way to get your coffee fix, a coffee pod machine could be the speedy solution. Coffee pods come ready prepared, with the optimum amount of freshly-ground coffee weighed out, tamped, and raring to go. We seal our Rabot Estate coffee pods in recyclable aluminium to keep the precious grounds as fresh as possible.

All you have to do is pop the pod in the coffee machine chamber, push a button, and watch as the machine works its magic. Ideal for a quick cup when instant coffee won’t cut it.

Some coffee machines even have timers so you can programme your brew. This function is ideal if you need that first cup of coffee to help you get your day started. You can programme the machine the night before, so you wake up to that delectable aroma. 

Woman drinking coffee in bed

3. It’s more affordable than going to a coffee shop

If you find yourself popping to a local cafe to pick up a takeaway coffee on your way to work, the cost can soon add up. The occasional latte or mocha might be an inexpensive treat. But if you get one every day, you might be better off putting that money towards a home coffee machine.

A home coffee machine might involve an upfront cost but it can work out cheaper in the long run. With the right care and maintenance, a good coffee machine can last up to 10 years.

What about the coffee itself? You’ll need to pay for coffee beans or pods. However, when you break it down, these can work out as just pennies per cup — particularly if you purchase larger packs. You can also save money by looking for whole bean coffee, rather than pre-ground. Whole coffee beans stay fresher for longer, so you can minimise wastage by grinding your own.

4. You can get your brew the way you like it

The way you drink your coffee can be personal. We all have our preferences. Perhaps you like a strong espresso or prefer a single shot mocha. However you like your coffee, a home machine can ensure you get the perfect cup for you.

5. Guests will enjoy it

If you love hosting, a home coffee machine is a great way to impress your guests. From a cuppa to accompany your book club to an after-dinner espresso, a coffee machine ensures your friends and loved ones get a quality brew.

You could even use your home coffee machine to make sure you get the best base for an espresso martini. Add some irresistibly smooth milk whipped up in the Velvetiser, and your cocktail parties will be the talk of the town!

Group of friends drinking black coffee

6. You’ll use fewer takeaway cups

Frequenting a cafe for your takeaway coffee generally involves using a disposable cup. Of course, you can use a keep cup, and we highly recommend getting one for on the go. However, it’s also easy to forget to pack a keep cup in your bag or rinse it out between uses. With a home coffee machine, you can brew up enough barista-grade coffee to fill a keep cup or flask and drink at your leisure.

And if you work from home or tend to bring a takeaway back to the comfort of your own kitchen, a coffee machine will eliminate the need to pop out to a cafe. There’ll be less queuing time, too!

Choosing a home coffee machine

If you’ve decided that a home coffee machine would be an excellent option for you, you might be wondering which type to go for. Families who like to drink their coffee together might benefit from a filter coffee machine. These allow you to brew up a big jug of black coffee. Or perhaps you live alone or drink your coffee separately. In that case, a single-serve coffee pod machine might be best.

The Podster is our latest innovation. Designed by Hotel Chocolat and engineered by Dualit, it’s a stylish addition to any kitchen and provides you with barista-grade coffee in a matter of minutes. Compatible with our Rabot Estate coffee pods and standard Nespresso pods, each one comes with a complimentary Podcycler. This clever gadget removes used coffee, and stacks and crushes pods so you can pop them straight in your household recycling.

Delicious, fresh coffee that doesn’t cost the Earth.