Manual Coffee Machines, Melbourne
Manual coffee machines are the key to a true home barista experience. My name is Paul, owner of K Bean Coffee Machines, Melbourne. I supply a range of manual coffee machines, Melbourne, Sydney and Australia wide, for people looking for a true home barista experience.
I have developed this website to help you to choose the very best manual coffee machine for your home from the very best Italian coffee machine brands including Lelit, La Pavoni, La Marzocco, Orchestrale, ECM, Slayer, Gaggia and Profitec.
Choosing a manual coffee machine can be a daunting task so I have prepared some great online tools to help you with choosing the best coffee machine for your home. Melbourne and interstate buyers can rely on my manual coffee machine Buying Guide for guidance and you can read my coffee machine Blog to learn even more.
The types of manual coffee machines Melbourne and interstate buyers can shop for at my Melbourne coffee machine shop include single boiler (SB), heat exchanger (HX) and dual boiler (DB) manual coffee machines. To find out what each of these terms means, and to find out more about manual Italian coffee machines for sale, please visit my Buying Guide.
Manual Coffee Machines - Why K Bean?
K Bean Coffee Machines, is run by me, Paul, a 12 year, 3000+ post coffee forum veteran. Take confidence in buying from a business with 150+ Google Reviews (5.0 rating) from more than 3000 very happy customers.
Melbourne coffee machine customers can visit my showroom for a retail experience unlike any other. When you visit I will have 2 hours set aside just for you. A typical visit looks something like this:
Enjoy a few coffees and chat about manual coffee machines as well as grinders and accessories
There’s no sales pressure but if you are ready to go ahead on the day I will put together a package
After training it's time to head off home with your new gear and your new skills
It's surprisingly easy to make great coffee at home with a traditional manual coffee machine. I have a 100% success rate at taking anyone from "pod novice" to competent home barista.
If you're looking for an manual coffee machine but you’re not in Melbourne that's not a problem as K Bean Coffee Machine customers from all over Australia including Perth, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney coffee machine customers can shop online with free shipping, online guides, service network support and phone support from me, Paul.
How to Choose the Best Manual Coffee Machine for Home
Her’s a guide to finding the best manual coffee machine for you and your home. Factors to consider are the performance of the manual coffee machine (results in the cup), the experience of the manual coffee machine (the fun) and the quality of the manual coffee machine (the durability and the precision).
To learn even more about choosing the best manual espresso coffee machine for your home please take a look at my Buying Guide
Why Choose a Manual Coffee Machine for Home?
There’s something raw and intriguing about the coffee making process and only a manual espresso machine will give you a real home barista experience. Every bean is different and everyone enjoys different coffee flavours. Manual coffee machines give you the control that you need to get the results you are looking for in the cup. K Bean specialises in Italian manual coffee machine for home. This website is the perfect place to research manual espresso machines, Italian coffee grinders and espresso accessories for home.
Automatic v Manual Coffee Machines
Why is a manual coffee machines a better choice than an automatic coffee machine? Why can’t I just push a button to get a perfect cup of coffee on a bean-to-cup automatic coffee machine? Why can’t I push a button to get a perfect espresso in 30 perfectly timed seconds on a semi-automatic coffee machine?
Start with bean-to-cup automatic coffee machines. These are the machines that automatically grind the beans, feed them into the machine and then run the water through the grounds. Whether you spend $2k on an a home bean to cup machine or $5k on an office bean to cup automatic coffee machine you will never get anything close to a great espresso. The first reason is that bean-to-cup automatic coffee machines can’t create and compress a puck of coffee like a human can. Without a solid puck these machines can’t build the pressure needed to squeeze coffee oils from the grounds. The second reason is that automatic coffee machines can’t “watch” an espresso during extraction and stop the extraction as the stream reaches the blonding point. These machines can only guestimate.
So what about a semi-automatic coffee machine? These are the coffee machines that allow manual coffee grinding and tamping but extract using a timer. These are also a poor choice for home as espresso extractions are controlled by colour, not by time. You can learn all about extracting by colour on my Understanding Espresso page.
The Best Place to Buy a Manual Coffee Machine
To find out why K Bean is a great place to buy your manual coffee machine please read a small selection from my 150+ 5 Star Google Reviews (5/5 rating). See below: