I’ve been using my much beloved Bialetti stove pot for ages, but I have been wanting to get more serious and purchase a “proper” espresso machine.
Finally, today I was able to do that and for a bargain price I think.
The machine is a Sunbeam Café Series EM6910 which has twin pumps and twin heating systems so that one can prepare the coffee and milk at the same time. Andrew Tridgell recommended it when he recently presented his home made coffee roaster at CLUG. I also have another friend with one who highly recommends it. So with Tridge’s recommendation on top of that, it was just a matter of time..
To go with this lovely machine I of course needed a coffee grinder, so once again the recommendation came in for the Café Series Conical Burr Coffee Grinder EM0480.
That comes in at a total price of $1018, recommended retail of course.
Currently however, Sunbeam has a promotion on giving you a free EM0480 grinder when you purchase an EM6910 espresso machine.
With that in mind, I went out to find the best price I could on the machine, which would therefore include the grinder, saving a few hundred dollars.
Myer had it on special for $718, Harvey Norman would do it for $699, Bing Lee beat that price for $670 but today The Good Guys were the winners for $597.
Yes, $597. I had to double check the ticket to make sure I was looking at the right item! It was true. So now I have the exact machine I wanted with the exact grinder I wanted, brand new, and for a bargain price!