Manual Espresso Machines

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 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 espresso machine for you own kitchen. 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 espresso 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 espresso machine Buying Guide.

Manual Espresso Machines - Why K Bean?

K Bean Coffee Machines, is run by me, Paul, a 3000+ post coffee forum veteran. Have confidence in buying from a business with 150+ Google Reviews (5.0 rating) from 3000+ happy customers.

Melbourne manual 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 like this:

  • Enjoy a few coffees with me and talk about manual coffee machines for sale, 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 for you

  • We then move onto Free Training which includes grinder tuning and covers Espresso 101 and 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 traditional domestic manual coffee machine and an Italian coffee grinder. I have a 100% success rate at taking anyone from "pod novice" to 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, 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 Espresso Machine for Home

Her’s a guide to finding the best manual espresso machine for you and your home. Factors to consider are the performance of the manual espresso machine (results in the cup), the experience of the manual espresso 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 machine for your home please take a look at my espresso machine Buying Guide

 Choosing a manual espresso machine for home. This image shows the factors to consider when choosing your manual espresso machine for home. Find out how to choose the best Italian manual coffee espresso machine

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 espresso machines give you the control that you need to get the results you are looking for in the cup. K Bean specialises in manual Italian coffee machine for home. This website is the perfect place to research manual espresso machines, Italian coffee grinders and espresso accessories for home.

Manual vs Automatic Espresso Machines

So what’s the idea behind manual espresso 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 espresso machine? These are the espresso 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 espresso machines confronting but have no fear as it’s amazingly easy to drive a manual espresso machine with my Online Guides and a little Free Training