11 common coffee machine mistakes you might be making

When it comes to coffee, I’m of the opinion that no one does it better than Australians. We have high standards when it comes to taste and unique brewing methods, and in Melbourne, we have more cafes per capita than anywhere else in the world.

It’s no wonder that coffee machines are one of our most popular reviews at CHOICE (member content). However, if you’re into making coffee at home, make sure you don’t make these rookie errors seen in the article below.

Do you have tips for making the perfect cup at home? We’d love to hear them, leave a comment below.


I’m a happy user of the inexpensive Sunbeam Mini Barista. Firstly, having studied the maintenance tips, it’s a no-brainer to avoid scale by using only filtered water. Secondly, pre-warm the cup with water from the kettle or (as I have now settled on) steam the milk in a cup and add the coffee last.

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