Never buy used espresso machines if you are a newbie! (updated Apr 2020) 

Update (April 2020): The article below on used espresso machines was contributed a few years ago and the environment has since changed drastically. 

For home coffee machines: With Nespresso and Dolce Gusto offering bundle deals that comes with a free coffee machine, one does not need to worry about the cost of the brewers anymore. 

In the B2B market, whether for the offices or for the food and beverage industry, coffee machine suppliers have come out with very low and even free rental to acquire customers in this very competitive industry. 

Here are a few articles we thought might value add to you searching for value purchase be it for your offices or your F&B operation: 

Key reasons that makes Renting Coffee Machine so affordable

Frequently asked questions about Coffee Machine Suppliers 

What are the coffee or espresso machines that are used by the food services and hospitality industry (contributed by consumers). 

Learn about the popular coffee machines in this coffee consumption survey

Opinion from A Contributor 

I am reserved when it comes to used espresso machines. Purchasing products that have been belonged to other people once before is a double edged sword. 

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For every person on the street you will find a different opinion on the merits of purchasing the used product.

This is especially true if the used product happens to be a kitchen appliance. Some kitchen appliances can change ownership many times and their basic or elementary function remains unchanged.

An electric kettle would be a good example. This appliance is so simple that hardly anything can go wrong with its mechanism. Whether or not the same can be said for used espresso maker is debatable.

Coffee lovers all over the world are serious people, passionate about their cup o' joe. They take making coffee very seriously. Whether they use an espresso maker from a well known manufacturer or whether they use a discount espresso machine, making espresso coffee is serious business.

As time goes by each coffee lover gets to know the intricacies and peculiarities of their own espresso coffee maker. There are some brands of espresso coffee maker that do well in the market as used espresso machines.

The Delonghi espresso or Saeco espresso comes to mind.

These types of machines could well have more than one owner and continue to work perfectly for years to come. The same might even be said for the coffee Lavazza machine.


These machines could all do very well in the used espresso brewers market. However, as a first time espresso machine buyer one has to be very careful. When purchasing a used espresso machine can one, as a novice, be assured of the fact that the machine is complete?

If you operate a F&B or is planning to have an office coffee machine, do you know that you can get it free? 

Does one have the trained eye that can tell you whether or not the used espresso machines have been well looked after? Is there not the danger that here on could be “penny wise and pound foolish?”

Perhaps for the novice it might be a good idea to purchase a cheaper new espresso maker.

Once one is familiar with the intricacies of making a good expresso and one has used ones discount espresso making machine for some time then the consideration of purchasing either a new or used top of the market machine might be sensible.

One can then either consider a used model of the types mentioned above or perhaps one might want to go the whole hog and buy a new machine for oneself. That, of course, is the fulfillment of every coffee lovers dream.

If you need help looking for a coffee or espresso machine, drop us a line below and we will be more than happy to point you in the right direction. 

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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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