Coffee Machine Buying Guide – Step 4: Accessorise

This is it, the final chapter of our coffee machine buying guide adventure, the accessories. These are vital for turning your machine into a full scale coffee station.

Coffee Grinder

It is difficult to emphasise just how important a good grinder is for making good coffee, in fact it would probably need its own buying guide.

The Tamper

The Tamper is used for levelling out your dose in the portafilter before you start to brew. The importance and techniques are surprisingly crucial but are best left to the professionals to explain, we will leave it at this. Buy a Tamper

Milk Cooler/Milk Fridge

Milk is steamed best when it is cold, and we mean refrigerator cold. You have the option of pouring the milk out into a cooling machine for example the Jura Cool Control or a small specifically designed fridge such as the Waeco Milk Cooler. A separate fridge is not vital for non-super-automatic machines but a small fridge near your coffee machine is a time-saving must for cafes and hospitality.

Knock Boxes

These simple little bins hold your used coffee grounds. So why not just use a bin? A knock box is designed with a bar and hose over the top for you to very simply knock the spent coffee out of your portafilter.

Cleaning Supplies

Poor maintenance is the quickest way to ruin your coffee, kill your machine and turn your coffee station into an eyesore. Make sure you keep it clean and fresh with regular rinsing, cleaning and even descaling. We have a large selection of coffee machine cleaning supplies available. Make sure you rinse the portafilter after every use, to wash away the used coffee and at least once a day you should rinse grouphead with water, put the portafilter in place and wiggle it as you run the pump.

And there we have it, you are now ready to buy, own and most importantly enjoy your coffee machine. For any questions please feel free to call us on 08 9330 1577.