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Espresso Coffee Machines for that Perfect Cup of Espresso Coffee Made at Home

Updated on January 5, 2017

Cup of espresso being poured


Home Coffee Machines

One can now enjoy a perfect cup of espresso coffee at home to finish off a delightful meal by having an espresso coffee machine at the ready!

From simple to elaborate, espresso coffee machines come in all sizes and price ranges to suit almost any budget.

The smell of that frothy and steaming perfect cup of coffee need not be savored just after dinner.

Why not curl up with a favorite book in your most comfortable chair, kick your shoes off and let your mind delve into that storyline while sipping that espresso late morning or mid-afternoon?


Never will I forget the day that my German girlfriend and I sat at an outdoor table in a small town in Germany with a grand cathedral as a backdrop.

We decided to enjoy a freshly prepared cup of espresso while seated in that plaza listening to the chirping birds fluttering among the trees and watching the mothers pushing their babies in their prams.

It was such a relaxing way to spend a few moments in time and it is forever frozen in my memory as a salutatory event.

Other wonderful meals shared at some great restaurants with my husband through the years have capped off many a fine evening with our cups of espresso.

My husband was the one who first introduced me to the delights of espresso many years ago and I have been a fan ever since.

He has made espresso at home for our guests and me on numerous occasions.

A nice little piece of biscotti can be a perfect accompaniment to a small frothy cup of steaming espresso for those who wish to have a little something sweet with their java.


Roasted Coffee Beans

Now that you have your home espresso machine, an important part of making a good cup of espresso coffee is securing some good espresso beans.

After all...what you put into your espresso coffee machine will only be as good as the quality of ingredients.

As you can see there are many choices of purchasing coffee online as well as going to your local supermarket where choices will be more limited in the selections offered.

You can also go to gourmet coffee stores and buy coffee beans for your home use. The choice is yours!

Many people choose to buy coffee online for the simple convenience that it provides.

Cup of espresso


Coffee Accessories

If you purchase whole bean coffee you will need a coffee grinder.

These type of coffee accessories need not be costly. If you purchase an electric coffee grinder, keep it solely for that use so that other flavorings do not get mingled in and taint your ground coffee.

We have several coffee grinders for that very reason!

An antique old fashioned hand cranked coffee bean grinder with a pull-out shelf adorns the top of our refrigerator as a decoration. You can see that image below.

Those type of grinders predated my coffee drinking years! Yes...they truly did.

I am not yet as old as Methuselah! I would have to live at least another 900 years for that! Just think of the extra years he had for drinking coffee or other libations!

Decorated old coffee grinder

Decorated old coffee grinder normally on top of our kitchen refrigerator.
Decorated old coffee grinder normally on top of our kitchen refrigerator. | Source

Brewing Coffee

Brewing coffee for yourself or others can be one of life's simple pleasures!

While an individual cup of espresso coffee can be costly in restaurants it does not have to be so at home.

One can easily see that the wide variety of pricing makes the purchase of espresso coffee machines affordable for those who wish to make that perfect cup of espresso coffee for themselves or others in the comfort of one's own surroundings. Why not have a steaming fragrant cup of espresso today? I'm ready! Want to join me?

Do you make espresso coffee at home?

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    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 19 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Audrey,

      I agree that coffee is a least in our home. The nice thing about making your own espresso at home is that there are a wide variety and price points as to how it is made. So one does not actually have to spend all that much to have that delightful brew at home. Certainly less expensive than ordering it out!

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      Audrey Howitt 19 months ago from California

      As we move toward retirement, this might have to be a purchase at some point!! Coffee is a must have!

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      Peggy Woods 19 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      I agree that the Black Friday sales which seem to have been spread out over a longer period of time have seemed to help. Between that and people purchasing more over the Internet, the crowds seem more manageable this year. A good cup of espresso is always nice! Thanks for sharing this once again and enjoy the rest of this holiday season which is now upon us. :)

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      C E Clark 19 months ago from North Texas

      Tis the season and so I am sharing this article again. People are wondering what to give to some of their friends or relatives about now and maybe this article will help solve their problem. Or maybe it will just help them decide if they want to get one for themselves . . .

      Thanksgiving went well and Black Friday wasn't as crazy as usual this year. Starting their sales at the beginning of the week and opening earlier seems to have taken the wind out of most of the craziness and that's good from my perspective. No one got trampled or shot this year because they were fighting over getting through the door first or over some piece of merchandise. Nice than sanity seems to be returning -- sort of. :)

      Hope your Thanksgiving was delicious, very enjoyable, and peaceful!

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      Peggy Woods 21 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      We have the low tech kind but we do enjoy a good cup of espresso on occasion. One of our neighbors has a fancy machine that can not only make espresso but cappuccino as well, one serving at a time. Nice!

      Yes, our temps are finally moderating a bit. Getting some rain in the next few days and it is welcomed.

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