I just bought an espresso machine for less than $100!

in Cinnamon Cup Coffee23 days ago (edited)

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I have been a fan of coffee for a while now and since the pandemic, I have been ordering coffee from cafes thru delivery very often that it's costing me a lot. I have wanted an espresso machine before but I've always imagined they are $200 above, and even so, I'm just delaying another 'big' purchase for some reason.

A few days later I decided to just order an espresso machine and I found the cheapest (yet) on Shopee and the reviews were so good so why not to try it.

I've also watched some reviews on Youtube on which coffee machine is the best but since I don't know much about how to make coffees I decided to just go with the cheap one.



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This one is $82 or 4,058 pesos which is one of the cheapest that I have seen so far. It arrived earlier so here's the unboxing. :p



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It includes a manual, machine, 2 filters and a scoop.



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First thing that is needed to be done is to put water in that tank at the back of the machine and turn it on. You need to let the hot water flow first so it will be washed before you use it.



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My favorite drinks are dark mocha and caramel macchiato and I want to recreate that. I watched Youtube tutorials and ordered the syrups and sauces that I needed to make them. The dark chocolate sauce as well as the pump (for the syrup) and the squeezer for the caramel sauce arrived. I ordered from different shops cos one doesn't have them all so I'm still waiting for the vanilla syrup and the caramel sauce to arrive... maybe in a few days.

I also ordered coffee beans from Starbucks and I have asked them to grind them for me since my manual grinder hasn't arrived yet.



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To make coffee, it has to be put in that filter. At the bottom of the included scoop is like the thing you're going to use to make the coffee even or to press it. lol



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After a few seconds, there you go, the espresso.



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It also has a milk steamer at the right side. I honestly don't know how to do it and I just followed the instruction but I need to learn it so I'll do it properly next time. I also don't have that stainless steel cup/pitcher so it sucks I forgot to order it or this doesn't include it lol. I wanna practice making coffee art something.



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And here are the cafe lattes that I made. <3 I just added brown sugar and it tastes exactly the same as what I order in cafes haha. I wished I bought a coffee machine early on so I don't have to depend on shop and food deliveries which I could've saved a lot.

Overall, this machine is really good for its purpose. I also don't have aesthetic cups LOL and that's my next goal.

I can't wait for the syrup and sauce to arrive so I can experiment on the taste! :D

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It is an excellent acquisition, you will see how much you will save and the best, coffee whenever you want. You will have a lot of fun experimenting with all those flavors. Enjoy it!

Yesss I'm already having fun with how convenient it is. Thank you! :D

I think it's great. Regards @hiddenblade!

Awesome thing is that this post is partially paying for it. :D

lmao yeah 🤣

Wowww! a wonderful cup of Coffee for all the Coffee Lovers ! Absolutely refreshing !
Am Lovin' It ! :)

Cheers! :)

Thanks! Glad you like it :D

I think your cups are really good, they're ceramic and shiny, maybe the colours aren't vibrant or flashy but then i'll like to see the cups you'll shop over this ones, do upload and blog it when you buy them. I'm actually not a coffee person but then I would say they look really tasty and for 82$ I don't think it's expensive

I like to have some minimalist kinda coffee cup and a clear one for iced coffees. I'll do for sure! Thanks for stopping by :D

Iced coffee are the best I tell you, so soothing and refreshing. The aroma alone can leave an impression.

Thanks for stopping by :D

You're welcome, always.

 23 days ago 

Hello @hiddenblade
Thanks for dropping by, and sharing your beautiful find with us. It's amazing the deals you can find when shopping online in he Philippines :)
Your article is very informative with detailed information to follow :)
Very nice mugs too.
Wishing yoh a lovely day, amd please feel free to pop by anytime :)

Hi yes!! Haha I found this community sometime a month ago and I knew where to post my coffee machine since then! 🤣 Thank you! You have a lovely day as well :D

great! have you tried the italian coffee maker ? or the french one ? the best is an espresso machine like the one you have, the quality of the coffee you produce is another level. but there are other smaller formats with which you can make a similar coffee... or maybe this long comment is just because i'm jealous of you >:Z i WANT ONE!

No I haven't, only the french press I tried :D I find it hassle using a french press and at the same time I really want a steamer so I just got a machine (aside from it being so convenient). Hahaha yeah actually I saw other machines have this temperature or pressure thingy? I really don't understand those but they are for professional use hahaha. Go order one! You might find some cheap ones in your area

You can now open a coffee shop in your kitchen :)

Yeah I've been telling my friends "What's your order maam?" Even tho they aren't even here hahaha

es hermosa!! quisiera una!! que buena compra!! :D <3 <3 <3

trouble is we would be up all night if we had one of those bad boys!

Wohoo! Coffee for everyone!

Hahaha why not!

 20 days ago