Don’t have sticker shock. Home espresso is an investment that can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Over five years, the coffee shop goer spends close to $8k, whereas the home barista spends closer to $3k. Save hundreds of dollars a year by making coffee at home.
Going out for coffee:
The average cost of a latte is $5, including a tip. That’s over $2k a year if you go every day.
Making coffee at home:
On average, a home barista can make 15 drinks per gallon of milk and bag of coffee. With the average cost of a bag of coffee ($17) and a gallon of milk ($4.50), it costs about $550 to make espresso at home.
Factoring in the equipment.
With the average cost of a home espresso setup at around $3,000 (average machine cost = $2k and average grinder cost = $700), it’ll pay itself off in about two years.
The wide range of home espresso setups.
Rancilio Silvia and Baratza Sette 270 — $1,264
This is the most cost effective way to do coffee at home and still do it right.
La Marzocco GS3 and LUCCA Atom 75 — $9,500
This is the most money you could spend at Clive on equipment. Not a must. But you could.
LUCCA A53 Mini and Eureka Specialita — $2894
Somewhere in between and our most popular setup.