Useful Life Of A Coffee Machine

For how long is a coffee machine expected to run?

It is primarily determined by the materials used in its construction. Regular maintenance can also have a significant impact on the Life Of A Coffee Machine.

One of the most important things to consider when purchasing a coffee machine is how long it will last. Repairing a coffee machine every few years is something no one looks forward to.

In addition, because coffee machines can be a significant investment, we tend to think of them as a long-term purchase.

  • A coffee maker's lifespan varies depending on the brand.

From brand to brand, the average life expectancy of a coffee maker can vary greatly. It is primarily determined by the materials used in its construction, but regular maintenance can also have a significant impact. 

  • How to Extend the Life of an Automatic Coffee Maker

If you want to extend the life of your coffee maker, make sure to focus on proper cleaning and maintenance. If you use a machine on a daily basis, descale it once a month (or every 3 weeks). Additionally, after each use, wipe down the machine.

Regular cleaning and maintenance can extend the life of a coffee maker from 5 to 10 years!

  • Manual coffee makers have an average lifespan.

Manual coffee makers have a long lifespan. They may break in the meantime as a result of our clumsiness. There are, however, no essential parts that deplete during use.

The majority of manual coffee makers are made of glass, ceramic, plastic, or metal, such as French presses, percolators, or pour overs. As a result, they can last indefinitely.

The only thing you'll have to change is the filter. In the case of French presses, the metal mesh filter located at the end of the plunger should be replaced after approximately 6 months of daily use. The filters can be purchased online for a very low price.

  • Espresso machines have a short lifespan.

Domestic espresso machines with heating elements and other parts made of aluminum tend to last longer than those with stainless steel or copper components. Espresso machines of higher grade can endure long-term exposure with tap water.

Espresso machines' ability to last is often determined by the presence of an electric control board, one of the machine's weakest components. A malfunctioning capacitor or a bad microprocessor can cause a minor feature to malfunction. Even if all of the coffee machine's mechanical parts are in perfect working order, it would still not brew a cup of coffee.

As a result, the quality of the control board and the materials used in the production of espresso machines are the most important factors affecting their lifespan.

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The average lifespan of various types of coffee machines. Source: Statista

Statistic: Typical lifetime of coffee machines in the United States, by product type (in years) | Statista
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OCM ( was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link). 

In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years: 

OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM 

OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM

Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops: 

OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more. 

So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates: 

For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube

For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG

For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN 

PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).

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