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    buying a coffee machine but have no idea, advice please???

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I am wanting to buy a coffee machine. my husband and i buy 1-2 a day and have decided that it would be cheaped to get our own.
    I am wanting a easy machine we both normally have flatwhites, also something that does not take 2 long to warm up in the morning.
    Thank you in advance

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    Re: buying a coffee machine but have no idea, advice please???

    I forgot to mention i dont want to spend over the 350 mark!

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    Re: buying a coffee machine but have no idea, advice please???

    For the budget youve set, itll be pretty hard to find a decent machine I think. Perhaps the Saeco Via Venezia would be suitable, but that is slightly over your budget.

    If youre just looking for a quick and simple coffee fix, perhaps a pods machine like the Saeco modo mio would do for you?

    (awaiting the bashing Im about to receive from the rest of the snobs for even mentioning a pods machine :) )

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    Re: buying a coffee machine but have no idea, advice please???

    google breville ikon IKON ...... might be one of the best in that $$$ range

    your going to need a grinder........ sunbeam 0480

    and fresh beans......

    but if your buying your flatwhites at a good shop, you might be disappointed with what you make if you dont put the effort in.....

    yeah go try a pod machine as well......

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    Re: buying a coffee machine but have no idea, advice please???

    You could always try ebay for second hand machines. I bought a Krups Novo 3000 for about $50. While it isnt a great machine It can make an acceptable shot of espresso.

    The steaming wand on it is faulty so I use a hand frother for milk based drinks.

    Not an ideal setup, but it will hopefully get me through until I can afford a serious machine. :)



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