Once you get used to the diverse coffee culture in cafes and roasting houses, you will quickly be disappointed with the filter machine coffee from your home pot.
Even in communal kitchens, for example in offices or medical practices, a fully automatic coffee machine can deliver coffee like a barista without much effort.
Consumers are faced with the choice between an expensive fully automatic coffee machine and a cheaper capsule machine, especially when things need to be done quickly and several different people need to use the device.
Black Friday coffee machines: the best deals
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Black Friday takes place on November 27th and includes many offers!
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Jura fully automatic coffee machine reduced by more than 100 euros
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DELONGHI Ecam 21.116.B Magnifica S fully automatic coffee machine now reduced by 57%
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Bean container (250g), cleaning program
You save 330 EUR
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Consuelo Italian Caffè Gran Aroma - whole beans, 2kg now 25% reduced
The pack contains 2 bags of whole beans, each weighing 1 kg
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Black Friday 2020: you should know that
On Black Friday, the upstream Cyber Week and Cyber Monday, many suppliers of electrical goods in particular lure into their stores and online shops with special offers, volume discounts and promotional gifts.
This ushers in the hot phase of the pre-Christmas business for dealers.
Kitchen utensils are also among the reduced items as typical Christmas gifts.
So, especially if you don't insist on a particular model, it is very possible that by this time you will find a high-quality fully automatic coffee machine at a cheaper price than usual.
Before you go looking for a particularly inexpensive device, you should first find out whether a fully automatic coffee machine is really a sensible purchase for you - and if so, which models are suitable for you.
Because especially in the bargain fever, you can quickly lose your head and strike at a device that doesn't even meet your personal requirements.
Consumer advocates advise not to be put under pressure and to carefully question the offers.
Fully automatic coffee machine: is it worth the investment?
More than half of Germans rely on the versatile fully automatic coffee machines.
These are much more expensive to buy than smaller capsule machines, but the follow-up costs are lower because you can choose the coffee you use yourself and do not have to rely on the capsules from a specific manufacturer.
Compared to capsule machines, the
price per cup
when using a fully automatic coffee machine is low: based on a price of 18 euros for a kilo of coffee, it is around 12 cents per cup.
A coffee capsule from brand manufacturers, on the other hand, costs 25-50 cents per piece.
Assuming a two-person household in which everyone drinks three cups of coffee a day (this is the average for Germany), a fully automatic coffee machine pays for itself in comparison to a capsule machine just 20 months after purchase.
Since the small aluminum capsules do not have to be disposed of all the time, there is also less waste.
Better coffee from the fully automatic machine?
Coffee from a fully automatic machine is also considered to be significantly more aromatic than that from a capsule machine, as the beans are freshly brewed directly after grinding.
This allows its full aroma to develop.
This is not possible with coffee from capsule machines or filter coffee.
Since you are not tied to a specific manufacturer when choosing beans, you can choose freely: Perhaps you already have a favorite roaster, or you like to look for special offers from various manufacturers.
You can also use a fully automatic machine to make various coffee beverages - whether they are espresso and Americano or latte macchiato, flat white and cappuccino.
For the latter, many fully automatic machines also have a system for frothing milk.
Nevertheless, the rather high purchase price of fully automatic coffee machines can initially put you off.
It is therefore particularly worthwhile to rely on special offers and discount campaigns for these devices.
Black Friday: Fully automatic coffee machine - The right size
To find the right fully automatic coffee machine for your needs, you should first consider how many people will use it to prepare coffee on a regular basis: A family with only two or three coffee drinkers should get by with a model with a small water tank (around 1.2 liters).
If, on the other hand, you often want to brew several cups of coffee at the same time, you should start in the middle class.
Water reservoirs of 2.5 liters and bean compartments that hold 500 grams of coffee beans only make sense with intensive use - for example in an office.
After all, the water has to be changed every day and the aroma of the coffee beans also decreases over time.
Fully automatic coffee machine with milk frother or nozzle?
Depending on whether you prefer to drink your coffee black or are a fan of beverages with a lot of warm and frothy milk, you should take a closer look at the milk frothing function.
If you only want to prepare milk foam from time to time, you can choose a model with an integrated milk foam nozzle.
If coffee is synonymous with cappuccino or latte macchiato, it is more convenient to prepare it in a machine with a milk frothing system with its own milk container and tube.
Fully automatic coffee machines: which grinder is the right one?
The volume is also a decisive factor that should not be neglected: If the coffee drinkers in your household have to leave the house at different times, you probably value a particularly quiet grinder.
Ceramic grinders are usually less noisy than steel grinders.
Black Friday offers: How to avoid bad purchases
Consumer advocates warn against spending money carelessly in the days around Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Often customers feel overwhelmed by the massive advertising campaigns and tempting prices of the providers and make impulse purchases instead of re-weighing the purchase.
It is best to think about which models are of interest to you and the maximum amount of money you would like to spend on a fully automatic coffee machine before you look for offers.
Comparison portals help you determine whether you have really found the best price for the model of your choice.
At Idealo.de (like WELT, it belongs to Axel Springer SE) you can also see the price development over the past few months - this is how you can find out whether you really need to buy it now or whether the product is more often available at reduced prices.
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