Black Friday 2023

Which coffee machine is worth buying on Black Friday 2023?

Updated on 10 November 2023

Published on November 10, 2023 - Have you ever thought about buying a coffee machine? If Black Friday was your reason to start looking, then you may not have heard of refurbished coffee machines before, because with a refurbished coffee machine, you wouldn't have to wait for Black Friday to get unbelievable savings. Find out what we mean below.

Is it worth buying a coffee machine on Black Friday?

With Black Friday just around the corner, you're probably thinking it's the best time to buy a new coffee machine. However, what if we told you that you'll find the best deals all year round instead of just Black Friday. How is that, you ask?

At Back Market you will find refurbished coffee machines, bean-to-cup machines and capsule machines. Refurbished or reconditioned does not always mean that they have had a previous owner, they are often B-goods or exhibition goods.

These are our three TOP coffee machine brands & offers for you:

  1. Coffee maker with grinder Sage The Barista Express BES875 - starting from £402*

  2. Espresso machine Sage The Bambino SES450BSS - starting from £184.99*

  3. Coffee maker Caso 1846 - starting from £59.99*

*Prices checked on 10/11/2023

👉 You can find more information about Black Friday and Cyber Monday in these articles

What are the differences between coffee machines?

To make your purchase decision easier, we would first like to briefly introduce you to the most important machine types. This will help you make the right decision for you:

  • The filter coffee machine is the classic office machine in which a disposable filter and coffee powder are inserted at the top and black coffee usually runs into a pot at the bottom.

  • With the espresso machine or portafilter machine, the coffee powder is screwed onto the machine with a sieve. Hot water is then pressed through the sieve and the coffee powder

  • With capsule machines, plastic capsules with different flavours are inserted into the machine. They usually work automatically. The best-known brand here is Nespresso. For all those for whom sustainability is important: there are also reusable capsules that can be used several times.

  • With a fully automatic coffee machine, whole coffee beans are placed in the machine and ground by the machine. These large machines can be used to produce a range of different coffee drinks.

We have summarised the advantages and disadvantages of the different machine types for you here:

Machine type



Filter coffee machine

You can usually make large quantities of coffee at once

They are usually very cheap and available from as little as £20

They are usually quite low maintenance

The machine itself can usually only produce black coffee

The so-called over-extraction, where the water powder is in contact with the water for too long, can lead to a bitter flavour

Espresso machine (portafilter machine)

Better coffee flavour than with a filter coffee machine, as the coffee only comes into contact with the hot water for a short time

Easy to clean as only water runs through the machine

You have to tap once after every cup

Only black coffee can be produced with it, the machine cannot froth automatically

Capsule machine

Very simple handling

Favourable purchase price

Low maintenance

Capsules are very expensive compared to coffee beans and powder

Generates a lot of waste

Fully automatic coffee machine

Different types of coffee can often be produced.

Different strengths and flavours can be programmed

Usually very expensive to purchase

Higher maintenance costs

What is the difference between a used and a refurbished coffee machine?

Refurbished means that the used coffee machine has been checked, professionally cleaned and, if necessary, repaired by a refurbisher before being sold.

As a rule of thumb, you can say that you pay the most for new appliances, less for refurbished products and offers from private individuals usually cost the least.

So is it worth finding a private supplier to get the best deal on a coffee machine?

Buying through a private dealer can be worthwhile in terms of price, but you often have to search longer and write to different sellers. There is also a higher risk, as the machine has probably not been checked beforehand and, in the worst case, the seller may not respond to problems.

Our refurbished coffee machines have been put through their paces before being sold. In addition to the statutory 12-month guarantee, you also receive 30-days to change your mind, hassle free! Buying from Back Market means playing it safe!

You can find these coffee machines on Black Friday

Here you will find everything from affordable coffee machines to the highest quality fully automatic coffee machines. We have the right model for every coffee lover.

For all those who want quality at a favourable price:


Like professional machines, the Espresso machine Sage The Bambino can deliver third wave specialty coffee. This is made possible by the 4 keys formula. Delivering barista quality performance using a 54mm portafilter with 19 grams of coffee for full flavour and a powerful steam wand to create microfoam required for latte art. With a proprietary ThermoJet heating system the machine is ready to start in 3 seconds. You can buy one refurbished from as low as £184.99, which is 44% less than the cost of new! (Prices checked on 10/11/2023).

For those that want high quality coffee in a jiffy! 💨


The Pod coffee maker Compatible Nespresso Sage gives you all the convenience of a Nespresso portioned coffee machine paired with Breville's advanced micro foam milk technology. A technology brought for the first time to a portioned coffee machine. With a fully-automatic steam wand, you can now create perfectly textured milk essential for latte art set to your preferred temperature at home.

For those that want the convenience of a Nespresso pod machine, but with enhanced features to elevate the coffee taste! 💫


The Coffee maker Caso 1846 is a no-frills, modern design large coffee machine. In stainless steel finish with an 1.5 litre water tank capacity with practical water level display. It allows you to make up to 12 cups of coffees.

For those who needs multiple cups of coffee throughout the day! 😵‍

Save money now with a refurbished coffee machine!

Black Friday 2023 is just around the corner and many coffee machine suppliers are already advertising limited-time offers, big discounts and one-off purchase opportunities. We have been criticising this sales madness for years. In addition to the psychological pressure exerted on customers, Black Friday is a real climate killer. This is not only due to the resources used for all the new devices, but also the increased CO₂ emissions caused by the many shipments and returns.

At Back Market, Black Friday is therefore a day like any other. Our refurbished devices are cheap all year round!

A little tip: If you buy a Starbucks coffee for £3 every day, you'll spend £1,095 a year. You could already afford the luxury fully automatic coffee machine like the Quick Mill Alexia Evo, and spend the rest of the money on a year's supply of coffee! 🙃


Written by HaziqTech Expert for Back Market UK, Ireland & Australia

When not fighting the good fight for environmental sustainability, Haziq loves making reviews of everything and anything tech-related.

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