Manual Espresso Machines, Melbourne

Manual espresso machines are the key to a true home barista experience. My name is Paul and I supply a range of manual espresso machines, Melbourne, Sydney and Australia wide, for people who want the true home barista experience.

I have developed this website to help you with choosing the very best manual espresso machine for your home from the very best Italian espresso machine brands including Lelit, La Pavoni, La Marzocco, Orchestrale, ECM, Isomac and Profitec coffee machines.

Choosing an espresso machine can be a daunting task so I have prepared some great online tools to help you with choosing the best manual espresso machine for you own kitchen. Melbourne and interstate buyers can rely on my manual espresso 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 find at my Melbourne Showroom include single boiler (SB), heat exchanger (HX) and dual boiler (DB) manual espresso machines. To find out what each of these terms means, please visit my manual coffee machine Buying Guide.

Choosing the Best Manual Espresso Machine - Why K Bean?

K Bean is run by me, Paul, a manual espresso machine specialist. You will always deal with me directly, and because Italian manual espresso machines are my obsession you can be assured of great advice. Have confidence in buying from a company with over 125 5-Star Google Reviews from over 3000 happy customers. 

Melbourne manual espresso machine customers can visit my showroom for a retail experience unlike any other, including Free Training. When you visit I will have 2 hours set aside just for you. A typical visit looks something like this:

  • Enjoy a few coffees with me and talk manual espresso machines, coffee grinders and accessories

  • If you are ready to go ahead I will put together a great package for you

  • Next we will move straight into Free Training covering Understanding Espresso and Barista Workflows

  • After training it's time to head off home with your new coffee machine and your new skills

It's surprisingly easy to make great coffee at home with a manual coffee machine. I have trained well over 500 people with a 100% success rate at taking anyone from "pod novice" to home barista.

If you're not in Melbourne that's not a problem as manual espresso machine customers from all over Australia including Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney manual coffee machine enthusiasts get Free Shipping, service network support and online guides to show you the way. With my Online Guides and phone support you will soon be making fantastic coffee with your new manual espresso machine. 

How to Choose the Best Manual Coffee Machine for Home

To find the very best manual coffee machine you will need to find one that suits you and your home. Factors to consider are the manual coffee machine performance (the results in the cup), the manual coffee machine experience (joy of use) and the quality of the machine (durability and precision).

To learn more about choosing the very best manual coffee machine for your home please take a look at my espresso machine Buying Guide

 Choosing a manual espresso machine coffee machine for home. This image shows the factors to consider when choosing your manual coffee machine

Why Choose a Manual Coffee Machine for Home?

Coffee isn’t just a drink. There’s something raw and intriguing when it comes to the process of making coffee and only a manual coffee machine can give you that true home barista experience that many of us seek. Every coffee bean is different and everyone enjoys different coffee flavours, and only manual coffee machines give you the type of control that you need to tailor the results in your cuppa. Forget about automatic machines. These just can’t do the job as no machine is able to work with the beans to get the type of results any coffee aficionado seeks. Welcome to K Bean. This is the place where you will find all you need to know to understand manual coffee machines, grinders and accessories for home.

Manual vs Automatic Coffee Machines

So what’s the idea behind manual coffee machines? Why can’t I just push a button to get a perfect cup on a bean to cup automatic coffee machine? Why can’t I push a button on a semi automatic coffee machine to get a perfect espresso in 30 perfectly timed seconds?

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 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 the thick coffee oils from the grounds. The second reason is that machines are stupid. No machine can understand the art of espresso.

So what about a semi-automatic coffee machine? These are the coffee machines that allow manual grinding and tamping but extract using a timer. These are a terrible 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.

At first glance you may find manual coffee machines confronting but have no fear as it’s amazingly easy to drive a manual coffee machine with my Online Guides and a little Free Training