Kmart joins the budget Nespresso game with an $89 espresso machine

Nespresso compatible machines are getting less expensive, and Kmart is joining with its own Homemaker brand model, compatible with the patented Nespresso capsule system and grabbing a price tag well under the hundred dollar mark.

Kmart's Nespresso clone retails for $89

Seen at Kmart on the weekend and advertised in its catalogue, Kmart has apparently thrown its own product in the Nespresso instant espresso machine ring, with an appliance that has apparently seen the light of day badged under at least one other brand.

A similar machine sells online with at least one other e-tailer.

Dick Smith has been selling a very similar product marketed under the Prima brand for a few months now, as has e-tailer OO, and a quick look at one of the popular web markets to find machines that can be quickly made to order for companies shows a very similar model.

Kmart's manual, telling customers where to find the coffee pods.

Despite the Kmart product having no connection with Nespresso, Kmart’s Homemaker brand has even added a section in the manual citing how you can obtain capsules from both the store and online Nespresso system.

It’s not the first time a local retailer has introduced a competitor to the Nespresso coffee capsule system, with Kogan joining last year with its own solution that is also compatible with the Nespresso capsules.

Even with that product, we’ve found an identical solution available on a global product branding marketplace, which is more than likely when e-tailer Kogan is grabbing supply from.

Kogan's Nespresso pod system on both Kogan's site (top) and the source in China (bottom).

While we haven’t tested either the Kmart or Kogan coffee products, it’s worth noting that just because the equipment sounds similar, it doesn’t mean the result will be the same.

The machines may share the same Nespresso pod compatibility, but the quality of coffee created from the capsules isn’t guaranteed to be the same with third-party machines, similar to how TVs that use Samsung or LG panels may not produce the same picture quality as TVs actually produced by those companies.

 

  1. after owning a pixi nespresso, my husband purchased a homemaker coffee pod machine to try. The milk frother which is seperate from the machine was only $29 and I was astonished to find it better than the nespresso milk frother however the coffee made in the homemaker machine with the nespresso pods was sooooooo horrible. It tasted like plastic over and over again. No thanks! will stick to my wonderful pixie but have continued to use the homemaker frother which is excellent. The milk never burns on the bottom and it appears to be a better product . How long it lasts will be the test.No coffee tastes as good as a nespresso coffee….. and I have tried them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. We have a nespresso citzi which leaks everywhere too and it is only 2 years old. We are extremely disappointed with it as we paid over $425 so it wasn’t a cheapy!

  2. I bought the Kogan – “Cheapskete” is right, it does leak underneath, but I have it sitting on a towel too. Makes great coffee though, and the steamer is excellent too! Best 89$ I ever spent at big W.

  3. I got the kmart machine a couple of months back. Its great and gives a good crema with the right pods. I already had a breville bmf600 milk frother, which makes an awesome combination. Its solid with not too many moving parts to break, which makes it a very forgiving machine for a beginner. Hard to go wrong. I Love it!

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