The $89 espresso machine from Kmart has beaten a $949 competitor in taste and consistency of coffee, according to CHOICE.
Australian consumer advocacy group, CHOICE, compared 34 different coffee machines based on style, ease of use, taste and price.
‘The overall score we gave the Kmart Anko Espresso Coffee Machine is not far off (and in some cases higher than) the scores we’ve given to machines that are significantly more expensive,’ the consumer organisation wrote.
‘Alongside pluses for good looks, taste and consistency of temperature, this machine does have its shortcomings and is not going to be the most solid appliance in your kitchen.’
‘In a blind taste test by our coffee taste testers (who are all professional baristas and industry experts), the Kmart machine received a score of 70 per cent on the taste test,’ the publication wrote.
‘The actual flavour and aftertaste is pretty good,’ CHOICE coffee expert Matthew Gee said.
‘If you’re a wannabe barista looking to tamp, extract and froth your way to caffeinated heaven at home, it doesn’t get much cheaper than this,’ other taste testers said.
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