cheap coffee for you

What is cheaper? Drink coffee with coffee cups, coffee pads or with fresh coffee in a fully automatic bean machine?


When thinking about coffee capsules, think of Nespresso. In this concept, long-life ground coffee is placed in an aluminum capsule (coffee cup). That’s what you make your coffee with. The taste is good but it can be expensive.

automatic bean-to-cup machine

With the fully automatic bean to cup machine you can make delicious fresh coffee. When you make coffee, the beans are first ground and a cup of coffee is automatically made from the freshly ground coffee. This is often cheap to use.

ESE Pads

Coffee from ESE pods approximates the taste of fresh coffee. These pads resemble Senseo pads but are of much better quality because each pad is packaged airtight. The pads are not cheap, but they are tasty.

Our story

Already 10 years ago we ordered our coffee cups from Nespresso. It was October and we saw that we had already ordered €350 worth of coffee that year. We thought that was a lot. On “the back of a beer mat”. we calculated that it would be much cheaper for us to work with fresh coffee and to buy a more expensive coffee machine. We have been doing this to our complete satisfaction for 10 years now and have already saved more than 1000 euros!

coffee with fresh coffeebeans

Purchasing most automatic bean to cup machines is more expensive. Basic machines start from around 350 euros, but the price goes up to over 1000 euros. That seems expensive, but grinding fresh beans is many times cheaper than purchasing Nespresso coffee capsules or ESE pods. For those who drink more than one cup a day, it quickly becomes an economical choice. Of course you can also buy very expensive beans, but you should not compare apples and oranges. If you buy expensive coffee beans, you should compare them with the more expensive Nespresso coffee capsules or ESE pods.

Dolce Gusto is a Nescafé concept. Dolce Gusto Coffee Machines are used in the so-called Dolce Gusto manner. This means that you can make coffee at home at the push of a button. Dolce Gusto has an enormous variety of coffee types and even tea and chocolate milk. The concept is actually similar to that of Nespresso.

More than 30 varieties with Dolce Gusto

This way you can make intense black coffees, deliciously creamy white coffees, invigorating teas and sweet chocolate treats, you can choose from more than 30 types.

The Dolce Gusto concept uses sealed coffee cups. Fresh coffee is brewed under 15 bar pressure. There are many people who really like Dolce Gusto cups. The cups are a bit more expensive than fresh coffee, but the machine is much cheaper. You have to decide for yourself whether you like the Dolce Gusto own brand cups as much as the original ones from Nescafé. In any case, we have already seen machines for €50 and the most expensive device we saw costs approximately €300. Calculate here whether the Dolce Gusto Machine is beneficial for you or whether it is better to choose a fully automatic bean machine.