The Business Case for a Home Coffee Machine

by Paul Sadler

Italian coffee machines come with a high upfront cost but if you look at the home barista setup as an investment you will see that it is a very wise one. The payback period is FAST

Over the years I have had many customers visit after crunching the numbers to see how quickly they can pay for their Italian coffee machine with coffee shop savings. They typically find that the payback period is less than a year and this has really helped many to justify the home barista investment to themselves, and often to their partners as well.

…so this gave me the idea to prepare a spreadsheet myself and blog the results. The results are just amazing.

For a family replacing just 4 coffees per day at Melbourne coffee shop prices, a $3,000 home barista investment (Italian coffee machine, grinder and accessories) has a pay back period of just 7 months ...and when you extend the calculations to 10 years you get a saving near $50,000. So as you can see, for most people an Italian coffee machine at home actually makes financial sense. 

If you would like a copy of the spreadsheet please let me know. I am more than happy to send you a copy so that you can plug in your own numbers. 

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