You will be surprised by how much you can learn from friends, co-workers, neighbors, and relatives. Those close to you will be more that willing to share their coffee machine-related delights and disappointments. Invite a friend to help you shop for a coffee machine. Ask questions concerning efficiency, durability and how often they had to call for repairs. Having an extra pair of eyes and a different opinion when shopping for a coffee machine will ensure that you get a great coffee machine deal.