Wonce you get used to the diverse coffee culture in cafes and roasteries, you will soon be disappointed with the filter coffee from your own pot. Even in communal kitchens, such as offices or doctors’ offices, a fully automatic coffee machine can deliver barista-style coffee without much effort.
Especially when things have to be done quickly and several people are going to use the device, consumers are faced with the choice between an expensive fully automatic coffee machine and a cheaper capsule machine. We show which products these are Black Friday and Cyber Monday worth.
Black Friday coffee machines: the offers that are most popular with our readers
Philips Household Appliances 2200* in front of 339 instead of 529.99 euros (-36%)
De’Longhi Dinamica Plus ECAM* in front of 646 instead of 870 euros (-26%)
Siemens EQ.500 integral* in front of 649 instead of 1,399 euros (-54%)
- Philips filter coffee machine with thermos* in front of 64 instead of 109.99 euros (-42%)
De’Longhi PrimaDonna Class ECAM* in front of 799.99 instead of 1,200 euros (-33%)
Black Friday coffee machine
With the fully automatic coffee machines from De’Longhi, freshly ground coffee, fine milk foam and various coffee varieties can be selected at the touch of a button.
Now on sale at Amazon:
At MediaMarkt and Saturnus:
Fully automatic coffee machines from Siemens
With built-in coffee grinders, milk frothers or hot water functions, the fully automatic coffee machines from Siemens convince with their high functionality and modern design.
Lavazza coffee beans Qualità Oro (1 kg) 20 percent cheaper
- Blend of 100% high-quality Central and South American Arabica coffees
- Mild intensity: 5 out of 10, slightly burnt
- Tastes sweet, fruity and floral with aromas of honey, stone fruit and jasmine blossom
Now at Amazon: Lavazza Qualità Oro coffee beans* in front of 14.36 instead of 17.99 euros (-20%)
Alternatives from other manufacturers
Black Friday capsule machines: offers from Nespresso
Now on Amazon:
The alternative at MediaMarkt:
Black Friday portafilter machines
Black Friday filter coffee machines
Black friday milk frother
Black Friday: electric coffee grinders
Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2022: you need to know
During Black Friday, the preceding Cyber Week and Cyber Monday, many suppliers of electrical goods in particular lure people to their stores and webshops with special offers, quantity discounts and giveaways.
This marks the beginning of the hot phase of the pre-Christmas business for retailers. Kitchen appliances are also among the discounted items as typical Christmas gifts. So, especially if you don’t insist on a specific model, chances are you’ll find a quality coffee machine for a lower price than usual at the time.
But before you look for a particularly cheap device, you should first find out whether a fully automatic coffee machine is really a wise purchase for you – and if so, which models are right for you.
Because if you have a fever in the bargain, you can quickly lose your head and buy a device that doesn’t even meet your personal requirements. Consumer lawyers advise not to let yourself be pressured and to properly question the offers.
Fully automatic coffee machine: is it worth the investment?
More than half of Germans trust the versatile fully automatic coffee machines. Although these are significantly more expensive to purchase than smaller capsule machines, the follow-up costs are lower because you choose the coffee you use yourself and are not dependent on the capsules from a specific manufacturer.
Compared to the capsule machines, the price per cup advantageous when using a fully automatic coffee machine: assuming a price of 18 euros for a kilo of coffee, that is about 12 cents per cup. A coffee capsule from brand manufacturers, on the other hand, costs 25-50 cents each.
Assuming a two-person household, in which everyone drinks three cups of coffee a day (this is the average value for Germany), a fully automatic coffee machine pays for itself in comparison with a capsule machine only 20 months after purchase. Because the small aluminum capsules do not always have to be thrown away, there is less waste.
Better coffee from the fully automatic machine?
Coffee from the fully automatic machine is also considered to be significantly more aromatic than that from a capsule machine, because the beans are freshly brewed immediately after grinding. This allows their full aroma to unfold. This is not possible with coffee from capsule machines or filter coffee.
Because you are not tied to a specific manufacturer when selecting the beans, you can make your own choice: maybe you already have a favorite roaster, or you like to look for special offers from different manufacturers.
You can also make various coffee drinks with a fully automatic machine – whether it’s espresso and Americano or latte macchiato, flat white, and cappuccino. For the latter, many fully automatic machines also have a system for frothing milk.
However, the relatively high purchase price of fully automatic coffee machines can initially be a deterrent. It is therefore particularly worthwhile to rely on special offers and discount promotions for these devices.
Black Friday coffee machine: the right size
To find the right coffee machine for your needs, you should first consider how many people will use it to make regular coffee: a family with only two or three coffee drinkers should be able to get by with a model with a small water tank (about 1.2 liters). ).
On the other hand, if you often want to make several cups of coffee at once, you should end up in the middle class. Water tanks of 2.5 liters and bean compartments with a capacity of 500 grams of coffee beans only make sense with intensive use – for example in the office. After all, the water has to be changed every day and the aroma of the coffee beans also decreases over time.
Fully automatic coffee machine with milk frother or spout?
Depending on whether you drink your coffee black or are a fan of drinks with a lot of hot and frothy milk, you should take a closer look at the milk frothing function. If you only want to make milk foam occasionally, you can use a model with an integrated milk foam nozzle.
If coffee is synonymous with cappuccino or latte macchiato for you, it is more convenient to prepare it in a machine with a milk frothing system with its own milk container and hose.
Fully automatic coffee machines: which grinder is the right one?
Volume is also a decision factor that should not be neglected: if the coffee drinkers in your household have to leave the house at different times, you probably appreciate a particularly quiet grinder. Ceramic grinders are generally less noisy than steel grinders.
Black Friday deals: how to avoid bad buys
Consumer advocates warn against reckless spending in the days surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Customers often feel overwhelmed by the massive advertising measures and tempting prices of the providers and make impulse purchases instead of reconsider the purchase.
It is best to think about which models you are interested in and how much money you want to spend on a fully automatic coffee machine before you start looking for offers. Comparison portals help you determine if you really found the best price for the model of your choice.
At Idealo.de (like WELT, it’s from Axel Springer SE) you can also follow the price development over the past few months – so you can find out if you really need to strike now or if the product is more often available at reduced prices.
WELT keeps an overview for you during Black Week and informs you about the best offers:
Bargain sticker: all exciting deals at a glance
Cyber Monday: the best offers and strongest discounts
Apple: These Apple products are worth checking out during Black Week
eBay: Cheap deals await on eBay during Black Week
TV: What TV deals are there on Black Friday?
Fully automatic coffee machines: these all-rounders are currently on sale
Laptops: what to look for when buying a notebook
Lego & Toys: Buy cheap Christmas gifts for kids
Samsung: Keep an eye out for these Samsung deals
Smartphones: These mobile phone deals are currently available
Gaming consoles: how to buy right during Black Week
Vacuum cleaners: competitively priced household helpers for every purpose
Tablets: the best deals and tips
Washing machines: Here you save on washing machines, dryers & Co.
Clothing: Jackets, Shoes & Co. – Offers for designer clothes
*This text contains affiliate links. This means: if you make a purchase through the links marked with an asterisk, WELT receives a small commission. This does not affect reporting. Our standards for transparency and journalistic independence can be found at axelspringer.de/independence.