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.

Do you want to drink coffee cheaply? Then think carefully about which coffee machine you use. Purchasing a Nespresso or possibly a Dolce Gusto coffee machine is often quite affordable. But the price of the coffee cups is often very high. You can of course use affordable house brand coffee cups, but they are often less tasty. The same applies to the ESE servings, where not only are the pads less affordable, but the machines can also be quite expensive. But there are good alternatives to drink coffee cheaply.

Affordable and tasty with the fully automatic bean machine

As mentioned, coffee cups or coffee pads are often less affordable. But coffee beans have a much cheaper price. Of course you can also find coffee beans in all kinds of prices, but on average you will be much cheaper than with cups or pads. Of course, a bean machine has a higher price, but you can easily earn that back. You can calculate that here.

Drink coffee cheaply with the coffee calculator

Calculate for yourself how you can drink coffee cheaply. Indicate in which price segment you would buy your machine and what quality of coffee you want. Also indicate how much coffee you make per day. The calculator will then automatically calculate which coffee machine will give you the cheapest coffee. We take everything into account, we look at the purchase price of the machine, the price of the coffee beans and the price of coffee cups or coffee pads. We also look at the costs of depreciation of the machine and the costs of maintenance.

Calculate here how you can drink coffee cheaply.