We get asked this almost weekly by you, our readers: "Which espresso machine do I buy for home?" and the fact is that there is no simple answer that fits everyone's needs. It really is about you, and you need to answer these three simple questions before you buy:
1. How much money do you want to spend?
2. How invested are you in learning the process?
3. How much time do you want to spend making coffee every day?
Like all things in life - you pay for what you get. What we've found over the last 9 years of working with the best espresso machines in SA is that you get a lot more value, the more you pay.
The good news is that there are some budget friendly options that really box above their weight class and one of those is the Breville series from @home.
Up till now, we have always been huge fans of the Breville Barista Express, (R9999 from @home) for value-for-money, but the new Breville Barista Touch, as you'll see from the video below, packs so much more punch for the price of R19 999.
Watch the video and you'll see why!