20 Of The World’s Most Expensive Coffee Machines

by | Feb 19, 2018 | General

Let’s be honest, the better coffee machine you have, the tastier your cup of coffee. This is true on almost all occasions and that’s because the top of the range coffee makers are designed to provide the ultimate experience, not just in coffee flavour but in the actual ritual of preparing that wonderful cup.

In your mind, you probably expect a great coffee machine to cost upward of $1500 – and yes, there are those that sit around this price point but actually, the most expensive coffee machines can cost ten times or more! Some of these coffee machines are especially for coffee shops, cafés and restaurants but others are designed to also be used at home.

They promise top quality materials, premium mechanics, speed and ease of use. They also look dramatic – they’re not something to hide away in a corner in the kitchen, they’re machines worthy of admiration and should be displayed pride of position for friends and family to ooh and aah at!

Why Spend a Fortune on a Coffee Machine?

Perhaps you’re reading this thinking – what’s the point in purchasing a really expensive coffee machine? Especially when today’s world dictates there are more important things people need to spend their money on! Well, if you can afford the outlay, there’s every good reason, here are a few:

  • Some of the most expensive coffee machines are only made in very small batches, so there might be just three or four of them worldwide. This makes them not only unique but a collector’s dream because their value only increases with time. Call these machines investment pieces.
  • Undeniable quality. The coffee machines at the highest end are made by the most reputable, solid and respected companies in the world, using state-of-the-art technology and with every mod-con you could imagine! Expect top quality grinders, incredible systems and speed of light in coffee preparation, they are almost completely motorised too.
  • Some of the very best coffee makers are made using highest grade materials; we’re talking about solid gold, solid silver, copper and even those with gemstones!
  • Flavour – there’s no doubt that when spending a lot of money, you expect the best flavour and these machines are designed to deliver the very best possible coffee ever. The only downside? You won’t want to drink from any other coffee machine!

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So, let’s go through them one by one:

1. Javabot Coffee Machine ($1,000,000)

Javabot Coffee Machine

Picture: Javabot™

This dreamy looking coffee maker needs its own position at home because it certainly isn’t small. It was last year’s (2017) most expensive machine and was favoured by Americans in particular.

It literally can do anything you want (except maybe clean up!). Expect it to grind, to brew and provide fresh tasting coffee at the touch of a button. It can also store lots of different types of coffee beans so you can change up your choice of flavour with just the push a button.

Stunningly designed with intricate features and plenty of remarkable presence, it is most definitely a show-stopping conversation piece but it’s huge, almost needing a room of its own. Nevertheless, you won’t taste coffee quite like the Javabot!

The Van Der Westen Speedster ($13,000)

Van Der Westen Speedster

Picture: Van Der Westen

A machine that feels so much cheaper is the Van Der Westen Speedster, a snip at just $20,000 (depending on the retailer).

This machine is popular among wealthy coffee lovers, made out of polished chrome and high-grade materials. It’s a Dutch company that only makes 400 coffee machines a year, so it has a fair amount of exclusivity.

Expect a luxurious espresso from this incredible looking modern coffee machine, and it’s definitely the type of machine that will gain many envious glances and plenty of admiration! Just what you need in a high-spec kitchen.

The Elektra Belle Époque ($15,000)

The Elektra Belle Epoque

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At the same price point (depending on where you buy it) is the Elektra Belle Époque, an R2D2 looking coffee machine that resembles this Star Wars character in everything except colour. It’s a conversation piece and its dramatic good looks attract coffee lovers with cash to splash.

Made out of high grade metal material, it is exceptionally stylish and comes with six different coffee options so you can tailor your coffee to your taste buds. It also boasts a manual override feature so you don’t have to have the machine make coffee for you, you can enjoy using all the controls yourself and have some real fun.

The Blossom One ($6,000)

Blossom

Photo: blossomcoffee.com

What we love about the Blossom One is its Wi-Fi interactivity making it a real modern fascinating machine. This feature is used to produce recipes online and coffee making tips.

It also boasts an in-built 1.3 MP camera which scans the QR codes of each coffee bean so it instantly recognises the bean and how to prepare it to make the best possible coffee.

Additionally, there are individual modules that control the temperature, the pressure, volume and time. Made out of stainless steel and wood, it’s one of those coffee machines that everyone will instantly fall in love with.

Did we mention that the coffee tastes great too?

The Bunn Tiger XL-5 2 ($11,000)

Bunn

Bunn Tiger XL-5 2

This coffee machine is great for producing an abundance of coffee at once and can make up to 180 coffees per hour.

With two hoppers, it holds up to 4lb of coffee beans and yet it’s small and cute, so if you don’t have much room, it’s a great top of the range coffee machine. It can also use pods and the digital wand is impressive, steaming and monitoring the milk temperature while you sit back and relax.

Finally, it also has a modular brewing chamber, all in all the perfect expensive mini coffee machine.

The Siphon Bar ($20,000)

The siphon bar blue bottle

Made by Blue Bottle Café

Now here’s a coffee machine that will make your eyes pop! It looks nothing like a traditional coffee maker and rather like an old-fashioned contraption more at home in a scientist’s laboratory.

Made by Blue Bottle Café in New York and San Francisco, it’s more of an art form, featuring a system of vacuum brewing and halogen-powered heat.

The machine also has glass globes and bamboo paddles for an extraordinary manual coffee-making experience. However, what we particularly love about this machine is the speed from brew to cup, less than one minute is all it takes to make a sensationally flavoured cup of coffee.

The Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II ($13,000)

Aurelia

AURELIA II

This handsome looking coffee machine was the official espresso machine at the World Barista Championships so it’s worth its weight in gold. It features temperature accuracy, a large boiler capacity, Teflon-lined porta-filters and sexy looking leather handles.

Grand, instantly impressive and a force to be reckoned with, this machine has to be one of the best possible coffee makers around.

The Rancilio 11 Xcelsius ($26,000)

Rancilio 11 Xcelsius

Rancilio 11 Xcelsius by Rancilio LAB

This smart looking grand coffee machine can work up to four cups at once and has extra storage on top for espresso cups, so it doubles up as a storage container too.

Made by Rancilio, this stainless steel machine is a smart, sleek and slick looking piece. The storage area at the top keeps your cups nice and warm, prolonging the heat in each cup of coffee and with extraordinarily finely-tuned mechanics, every cup is a coffee-lovers dream.

Beautiful looking and renowned for being one of the very best espresso machines you can buy, it comes with state-of-the-art technology so you don’t need to do a thing, rather sit back, relax and let it do all the hard work for you.

Be rewarded with great tasting coffee, made to perfection. What we love about this machine is its compatibility with software, so you can program it using web-based tools.

There’s also a large cup-warming area, so your coffee stays hotter for longer. Ideal for big dinner parties or lots of guests and at a reasonable price point if you don’t mind spending money, it’s a keeper!

Breville The Oracle ($2,000)

Breville the Oracle®

Breville the Oracle®

Don’t want to splash thousands?

Well, The Oracle by Breville could be the perfect coffee machine for what you need! Fully automated and made out of high-grade materials and a great specification, it delivers smooth, flavoursome and delicious espresso.

The machine does everything you want it to; expect the grinding, measuring and delivering perfect coffee every time. All you need to do is clean it after use – but that’s just part of the process isn’t it?

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Jura Impressa J9.3 One Touch ($2,000)

Jura impressa 9

Jura impressa 9

Another “cheaper” expensive coffee machine is the Jura Impressa J9.3, an exceptionally cool looking machine that even boasts a colour LCD screen along with its bright silver body and chrome buttons.

It’s customisable too, makes coffee according to the strength you want, size you want and keeps everything at the correct temperature. It even has energy saving features and is extremely easy to use.

If you’re saving a little money, perhaps to spend on better beans, this one’s for you, it’s still very impressive, hence its name!

The Slayer ($8,000)

The Slayer

Slayer Steam X

What a beauty this one is! It’s no surprise that it’s a sought-after coffee machine with its smart good looks and its hardy materials.

Simple to use yet with all the features you’d expect from a top class coffee machine, it makes possibly the best coffee you’ll ever experience.

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Really it’s designed for a café or for those making numerous cups of coffee but if you’ve got the money and space, you’ll reap the benefit of delicious coffee whenever you want it. Who needs to visit a coffee shop when you have a Slayer?

Synesso Cyncra ($18,000)

Synesso Cyncra

Synesso Cyncra Coffee Maker

Made exclusively in the USA comes the Synesso Cyncra which is favoured by experienced baristas across the world. It boasts three espresso shower heads, two steam wands and a hot water button.

Team all of this with its stylishly handsome good looks and you’ll go a long way to find a better machine. It’s also entirely handmade which makes it a really superb piece of artwork.

Perfect for a large kitchen or even taking pride of place in a dining room, this coffee machine is one of those products that others will keep on commenting on – even more so once they’ve tasted the coffee it makes.

The Franke Evolution ($12,000)

The Franke Evolution

The Franke Evolution Top

This rather large looking machine isn’t overly stylish to look at but it is functional and creates a sumptuous cup of coffee. With storage for cups and glasses, it’s an all-in-one coffee area that is fully automated.

It requires literally no effort from the operator, hence its name and does everything for you. All you have to do is select the cup you want and place it in position. Let the machine do all the work for you including grinding, brewing, steaming and even warming up your cup.

If you have a lot of people to cater for, this machine creates 90 shots of espresso in an hour and they’re all doubles too! The grinders and hoppers are huge – the biggest you can buy and it can take almost 3lb of coffee beans. It’s a monster!

The Concordia Integra ($16,000)

Concordia Integra

Concordia Integra

This neat looking, square-shaped coffee machine is smart and sleek, fully loaded with today’s technology and easy to operate too. Not only does the Concordia Integra make a stupendous array of different coffees, it’s also capable of making other hot drinks too, from hot chocolate to tea to cappuccinos and many more varieties too.

Often found in upscale restaurants and cafés, it will be just at home in a stylish kitchen or taking centre-stage in a dining room. Well worth the money too – this machine will literally run and run.

The Clover ($11,000)

Clover coffee maker

Clover Coffee Maker

This beauty was created by three graduates of Stanford University in the USA and is designed for the coffee connoisseur. Found in smart cafés and restaurants we think this coffee machine is neat enough to sit in any sleek kitchen too.

Made using high-grade premium materials and using the French Press method, it heats water in the brew chamber, drips coffee through a filter and delivers rich and tasty coffee on-demand.

The Nuova Simonelli Mythos ($3,000)

The Nuova Simonelli Mythos

The Nuova Simonelli Mythos

This smaller semi-automatic espresso machine comes from Italian coffee machine experts, Nuova Simonelli. Winner of numerous coffee awards, it’s a nicely proportioned sturdy and sleek looking machine that will definitely create a focal point in any kitchen.

Expect everything you could possibly want out of a coffee maker and more, perfect technology, generous capacity and the ability to create barista-level coffee, it’s one of those machines every millionaire should own!

Royal Coffee Maker ($20,000)

Royal Coffee Maker

Royal Coffee Maker

This uber-stylish looking pure gold and Baccarat glass coffee making machine is something that will definitely imprint on your guests’ memories. Not only does it look good, it makes superb coffee too (what you’d expect for the price!).

Created out of 24-carat gold or silver with crystals and semi-precious stones, it is literally a showpiece. Only eight of these are made every month and it takes 50 hours to create each piece.

Royal coffee maker is exquisitely designed by master craftsmen it’s not just any old coffee machine, it’s a piece of art. Fully automated, it creates each cup using heat, steam and gravity, delivering coffee into its 100% Baccarat crystal vase. Stupendous in every way.

WMF 5000S ($15,000)

WMF-5000S

WMF 5000S

This machine produces espresso-based coffee at the touch of a button and can make up to 400 coffees per day. Made using leading technology, it can create hot and cold milk foam and many other types too, it also creates coffee very quickly so it’s ideal for a quick-brew that tastes great.

Expect multiple hoppers, milk-system cleaning and high capacity grinders (that are surprisingly quiet). It also interacts with software for the latest in state-of-the-art technology.

The temperature stays accurate so there’s no risk of burnt coffee and built by quality craftsmen, this machine will withstand the test of time.

 

1 Comment

  1. Johnny Walker

    Was this article written ten years ago and just published??? The reason why I ask is because the Bunn Tiger is no longer in production and hasn’t been since 2012. The parts are no longer available.
    Secondly, the Clover is owned by Starbucks. You have to be a Starbucks coffee shop to get a Clover and the only way to get parts is if you are certified by Starbucks themselves so cost of repair is high.

    Apparently some one doesn’t know how to research for things. Try to next time and research before publishing information that is outdated or just flat out not possible to get.

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