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  • Where to buy a cheap coffee maker in Melbourne? Less than $30 if possible.

    Hi

    My current coffee maker seems to be broken, so I have to stop using it. It's making strange crackling noises and water is leaking from it. It's a Breville Aroma Style Electronic Coffee Machine, i.e.

    Aroma Style Electronic | Breville

    I'm still unemployed so I can't afford too much at the moment. Do they still sell those ultra cheap Tiffany coffee makers? I'd like to spend less that $30 if possible. I don't want to start buying instant coffee as that would just work out to be more expensive in the long run (apart from tasting hideous). I've been buying coffee beans, which I grind in a Hario hand grinder.

    Is it worth my while buying something from an op shop or is that too risky? Is it worth my while getting a cheap plunger? Although I generally have 2 cups of coffee in the morning so I'd be worried any coffee sitting in a plunger would get cold too quickly.

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Aeropress mate? about $35 I guess. Not sure I understand the issue with cold coffee? Make one at a time, pour into a pre-heated cup etc.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
      Aeropress mate? about $35 I guess. Not sure I understand the issue with cold coffee? Make one at a time, pour into a pre-heated cup etc.
      I'd have to keep spending money on filters wouldn't I?

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      • #4
        It comes with 350 filters ..... so that is a good start. Another 350 will set you back $5 or $16 for a stainless filter (no replacement). You have a good enough grinder and the Aeropress makes a good coffee.

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        • #5
          You can wash and reuse the filters several times.

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          • #6
            I'd prefer something where I can make enough coffee for at least 2 cups and have the coffee for the second cup being kept warm while I'm having my first cup.

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            • #7
              So not really a CoffeeSnob then?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GrahamK View Post
                So not really a CoffeeSnob then?
                I am to some extent. I don't buy instant coffee.

                Anyway, due to my unemployment I might have to be a tea drinker at home until I next get paid.

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                • #9
                  Perhaps try Gumtree or Ebay. A quick search on Gumtree finds coffee percolators for $10 and up new in boxes.
                  It might even be worth putting a wanted ad on this site. I am sure there are many members who have updated and have redundant equipment taking up space .... I have an old Black and Decker Mr Espresso that I found in the back of the cupboard the other day .... but he really needed his brother Mr Cappuccino.

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                  • #10
                    easiest and cheapest way without even spending a cent providing you have the coffee ground and a cup...

                    take approximately 1-2 table spoon of coffee ground put it in the cup and pour hot water in the cup around 150 ml

                    If you have a scale, measure the coffee ground around 9 grams. Leave it till all the coffee go down the bottom and sip

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                    • #11
                      Hi pamount,

                      I can definaltey vouch for the Aeropress cheap but make a good brew and can make 2 at a time as u want.

                      Where abouts are you to see if some of us might be able to help/ pay it forward to u

                      We all know what it's like to go through a tough bit!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mmmcoffee View Post
                        Hi pamount,

                        I can definaltey vouch for the Aeropress cheap but make a good brew and can make 2 at a time as u want.

                        Where abouts are you to see if some of us might be able to help/ pay it forward to u

                        We all know what it's like to go through a tough bit!
                        I live in the north eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Although I'd feel a bit embarrassed about that. I'd want to pay money back to whoever did that, after I get a proper income.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ahhhespressso View Post
                          easiest and cheapest way without even spending a cent providing you have the coffee ground and a cup...

                          take approximately 1-2 table spoon of coffee ground put it in the cup and pour hot water in the cup around 150 ml

                          If you have a scale, measure the coffee ground around 9 grams. Leave it till all the coffee go down the bottom and sip
                          I tried that today. Most of it went to the bottom of the cup but a bit of it floated.

                          When I first poured in the boiled water, after putting the ground coffee in, it almost looked like a Milo made with cold milk. The ground coffee floated on top but it mostly disappeared after I gave it a stir. Is there some technique I should use?

                          It still tasted OK but I was constantly thinking about floating coffee ground.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sir_Stinkalot View Post
                            Perhaps try Gumtree or Ebay. A quick search on Gumtree finds coffee percolators for $10 and up new in boxes.
                            It might even be worth putting a wanted ad on this site. I am sure there are many members who have updated and have redundant equipment taking up space .... I have an old Black and Decker Mr Espresso that I found in the back of the cupboard the other day .... but he really needed his brother Mr Cappuccino.
                            Thanks. I'll check it out.

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                            • #15
                              I don't like plungers. Should be able to a stove top percolator thing for $30. Pour overs can make good coffee too and are cheap.

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