Christmas is an ideal time to buy those appliances that we need so much at home. Also, to make an elegant gift to a loved one, or why not, to give us a little treat in the form of a capsule coffee maker.
Shopping speeds up at this time of year, and we want to help you clarify your ideas a little when buying capsule coffee machines. If you don’t know the market very well, you probably have more than one doubt. You presumably have heard a thousand stories about its advantages, its drawbacks, why we have to buy them or why not.
Capsule coffee makers are more expensive than a conventional espresso machine (in the long run). And they don’t allow you to use with them the coffee you want but their brand, which is already encapsulated. For more information, see the following article: How much does a capsule coffee maker cost per year?
But besides, from our point of view, there are several convincing reasons why it is fascinating to buy a capsule coffee machine.
- 1 Reasons to buy a Capsule Coffee Maker
Reasons to buy a Capsule Coffee Maker
1- Speed. The Capsule Coffee Makers are the fastest
The coffee in an espresso machine can be more customizable. However, many people get up at 7 a.m. to go to work or to take the children to school, in a rush, and the last thing they need is to lose time preparing a coffee.
With an espresso machine, you have to get the coffee from the bag, pour it into the filter, press it, adjust the arm in the coffee maker. Then you have to set the parameters that you want to customize, start it, empty the coffee filter or clean it later.
It’s much more practical to leave the capsule inserted the night before, and in the morning turn on the coffee maker, press a button, and you already have your coffee in your cup.
2- Comfort: You don´t need to clean these coffee makers
No one can deny the benefits that an espresso machine offers in the preparation of beverages. Special filters for cream, constant and adjusted temperature, you can adjust each step of the process of elaboration of your coffee almost to your taste.
But after preparing your coffee, all this has a price in the form of dirt. Not all users are willing to have to rinse and clean each component carefully after each use.
A capsule coffee maker, in this sense, is much more practical. It also needs maintenance and cleaning, of course, but much less frequently and much more straightforward.
After making a coffee, you have to worry about throwing the used capsule in the trash. The decalcification processes are common to both capsule and espresso machines, so you will never get rid of that!
I don’t feel like cleaning all this up every time I make a cup of coffee.
3- Coffee quality: These Coffee Makers make a great coffee
Well, espresso machines make an excellent coffee and always to your taste selection. There is no doubt about that, but sometimes it seems that the comparison is reduced to:
“capsules -> more comfortable -> worse coffee” or “espresso machines -> more cumbersome -> better coffee”.
And nothing could be further from the truth! There are super-automatic espresso machines whose simplicity and ease of use is similar to that of any capsule coffee maker.
On the other hand, the coffee from capsule coffee makers has nothing to envy of any ground coffee — especially the renowned Nespresso Grand Crus or the prestigious brands used by Tassimo.
Come on, with a capsule coffee maker you will also enjoy an excellent coffee, yes or yes. Get out of the clichés!
4- Variety: Chocolates, mixed drinks or infusions
Capsule coffee machines allow you to enjoy multiple types of coffee as well as chocolates, mixed drinks or infusions with the same ease, in the same machine and with the same process (you only have to introduce the right capsule).
You can also enjoy delicious preparations such as Lattes Machiattos with vanilla or caramel flavour, cappuccinos or Mokas. That you could not prepare with an espresso machine unless you were a professional barista and devoted enough time to work.
Note, this only happens with the Dolce Gusto and Tassimo coffee makers.
5- Space: Reduced size
If your kitchen is small, as is the case with many people, you are interested in a compact coffee maker that does not become a hindrance.
If you are one of those who cannot have dozens of kitchen appliances everywhere, you can store this type of coffee machine just after preparing your coffee.
6- Aesthetics: Beautiful designs
Don’t deny it: capsule coffee makers are much prettier, more colourful, more cheerful, and look better anywhere than a traditional espresso machine.
If you don’t believe it, take a look at this list of retro-style coffee makers that will leave you with your mouth open. Or the incredible Oblo or Circolo coffee makers by Dolce Gusto.
Of course, there will always be those who think that a coffee maker is for making coffee and nothing else, and that all other aspects are secondary. But the sales statistics say the opposite.
So, with all that we said, the decision is up to you. You are free to choose to buy a capsule coffee maker or an express coffee maker (manual or automatic).