The Most Expensive Coffee Machine Costs Even More Than You Think

Some things you can't put a price on. Unfortunately, coffee is not one of those things, and for many of us, our morning fix is non-negotiable. According to GOBankingRates, the average American was spending $1,100 annually on coffee as of January 2021. That amount was higher than the average spent on auto insurance and close to what Americans were spending on their annual cell phone bills. But, hey, without coffee would we even be up for taking a drive or talking on the phone, anyway? 

Of course, you can always save money and brew coffee at home. Time put together some cost comparisons and found that brewing your own daily cup of joe in a regular ol' cost-conscious coffee pot will run you under $50 a year. If you're using a Keurig, those cups of coffee will ring up to the tune of over $533 per year, and making your coffee at home in a nifty Nespresso can add all the way up to $962 annually. All of those home brewing options are less than the average American spends annually on coffee and way less than buying two cups of Starbucks a day, which averages out to over $2,000 annually according to Time's calculations. But, enough about reality, let's get to the dream machines.

The chicest coffee machine will cost you

If making exquisite cups of hot, tasty coffee from the comfort of your own home is high on your bucket list, then you may want to check out Coffee Maker Picks' list of the most expensive coffee machines. You might have to play out the pros and cons of owning a car vs. purchasing a really cool coffee machine, but think about the drink you could be enjoying on that daily bus ride!

There are several options available in the $10,000 to $20,000 price range. One such coffee maker, the Elektra Belle Epoque looks like something straight of a steampunk movie. According to the Belle Epoque brochure, each machine is individually hand-crafted — well worth the over $18,000 price tag. Alternatively, we found a mini version available for around $3,000 that could totally kick your kitchen up a notch (via Comiso Coffee).

The most expensive coffee maker on the list is the Javabot. This espresso maker is used at the Roasting Plant franchise, which according to their site, has locations in Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, and London. Not only does it look cool with skyscraping storage bins of coffee beans, but It roasts, grinds, and brews the beans for every order. Unfortunately, you would have to shell out $1 million to own one of these. If you're a little short, you could always just swing by a Roasting Plant and buy a cup for that million-dollar experience.