Coffee maker power consumption and electricity cost

Many houses have coffee makers that they are used regularly along the day.

It is good to know how much electricity does a coffee maker use, the electricity cost and the ways to lower the electricity usage.

How much power does a coffee maker use

Some coffee machines have energy efficiency labels that displays the yearly power consumption, and that information can be used to estimate the electricity cost.

Electricity usage of a coffee machine

For example, according to the energy label displayed on the picture above, this model uses 38 Kilowatt hours (kWh) per year. 

In any case, the power/wattage of a coffee machine can be found by just searching on the internet for the specifications or even we can get the information from shops like Amazon. 

When searching for a coffee machine model in Amazon, the product information section will most probably contain information about the coffee machine power consumption.

Coffee machine technical details

How to calculate power from voltage and current

If you only know the voltage and current of your coffee maker, you can calculate the power consumption, in Watts, using the calculator below.


For more information about Power, Voltage and Current, scroll down to the ‘Electricity Measurement Units’ section.

Electricity cost calculator

Once you know the wattage of a coffee machine, the calculator below can be used to estimate the power consumption and the electricity cost of the coffee machine over a period of time.

You just need to adjust the values in the PARAMETERS section to your requirements and the calculator will automatically display the RESULTS section.


For example:

> If your coffee machine has a power rating of 1260 Watts

> If it is in use 15 minutes per day and 320 days per year

> If you are paying 0,2 euro (or dollars, or pounds, or …) per every kWh you consume 

You will be paying around 20 euro (or dollars, or pounds, or…) per year in electricity costs.

How much does electricity cost

If you don’t know how much you are paying per kWh, you should be able to find the cost per kWh on your electricity contract or in one of the electricity bills.

electricity bill

Alternatively, if don’t have access to your contract or your electricity bills, this website does show the electric prices per country.

Home appliances and devices electricity calculators

A few other examples from our ‘Electricity usage calculators‘ page that may be of your interest:

Fridge electricity usage calculator icon
Fridge electricity calculator
Freezer electricity usage calculator icon
Freezer electricity calculator
Dishwasher electricity and water usage calculator icon
Dishwasher electricity calculator
Kettle electricity usage calculator icon
Kettle electricity calculator

How to measure the exact power consumption and electricity cost

If you want to know the exact electricity usage of an air conditioner, your best option is to use a plug in power meter to measure the exact power consumption and electricity cost. 

Clicking on the image below it will redirect you to the Amazon page where you can have a look to the specifications of the power meter we use for our measurements.

All of our house appliances and devices like the washing machine, the dishwasher, the TV or the printer are plugged to a wall socket. 

So, with a power consumption meter we can determine how much electricity our appliances or devices are using and, more importantly, we can measure the electricity usage over a period of time.

A plug in power meter displaying the power usage of a device

How to lower the electricity bill

If you think that your coffee machine it is using too much electricity, here there are three simple ways to reduce the power consumption of a coffe machine:

1.- Turn it off, avoid standby power consumption

Some home appliances and devices keep using electricity even when they are not in use. This is because they stay in standby mode, which it is handy because you don’t need for the device or appliance to power on, but it consumes electricity. 

If your coffee machine has an auto power off function, make sure that it is enabled. 

If your coffee machine does not have an auto power off, juts switch it off manually if you are not planning to use it any time soon.

Standby Power Consumption

2.- Clean up the limescale accumulation

If you have hard water at home and you use that water to fill up your coffee machine, over time the limestone will accumulate. 

Eventually, that limestone accumulation will damage your coffe machine making it less efficient and prone to use more eletricity. 

If you would like to find out if you have hard water at home, have a look to this informative YouTube video.

How to measure the water hardness at home

3.- Buy an energy efficient model

If you have an old coffee machine, it may be worth to start considering to buy a newer and more efficient model. 

But be careful, do not spend too much money on a mega efficient coffe machine because it may be not worth. In case of doubt, have a look to this post where we explain how to calculate the payback period.

Frequently asked questions

How many watts does a coffee maker use

It very much depends on the model.

If you own a coffee maker, it must have a specifications label describing the power usage in Watts.

If you plan to buy a coffee maker in a shop, you will be able to find the power usage in Watts by checking the specifications label or asking a shop assistance for support.

If you plan to but a coffee maker online, the website you are visiting should display the power usage in Watts on the description or technical specifications section.

Do coffee makers use a lot of electricity

It depends on what it is considered a lot of electricity. 

Using the calculator from the ‘Electricity cost calculator’ section, you should be able to find the electricity usage and the electricity cost of a coffee maker.

Electricity measurement units

Not everybody it is familiar with terms like Watts, Kilowatts or Kilowatt hours so if you would like to learn more about them, have a look to this YouTube video that we have prepared about this topic.

What is a Kilowatt hour (kWh)

Electricity measurement units calculators

Or you can have a look to this electricity measurement units calculators to get a better understanding of:

> What is a Watt (W) and how to transform Watts into Kilowatts

> What is a Kilowatt (kW) and how to transform Kilowatts into Kilowatts hour

> What is a Kilowatt hour (kWh) and how to transform Kilowatts hours to other units

> What are Power (P), Voltage (V) and Current (I)

Watt (W)
Watt (W) wattage calculator
Kilowatt (kW)
Kilowatt (kW) calculator
Kilowatt hour (kWh)
Kilowatt hour (kWh) calculator
Power, voltage, current
Power, voltage, current calculator

Energy conservation

Energy conservation can be defined as the decision and the act of using less energy 

Energy conservation both benefit you and the environment

The act of saving and conserving electricity does benefit you because you will be paying less on your energy bills. 

And it also does benefit the environment because conserving electricity prevents any unnecessary waste of natural resources.

Now, at individual level it may not look worth to try to save a few watts here or there. 

Still, every little counts and if hundreds or thousands of us do save a little every time, it will make an important contribution towards conserving our natural resources.

Energy conservation calculator


For example, if 9000 households would manage to save as little as 10 Watts per day (0,01 kWh) that would add to 32850 Kilowatt hour (kWh) saved per year. 

9000 households x 0,01 kWh per day x 365 days per year 

32,850 kWh saved per year

That is a considerable amount of electricity, but let’s add additional perspectives for clarity:

> Assuming an average cost of 0,18 euro (or dollars, or pounds, or any other currency) per kWh, we would collectively be saving nearly 6000 euro per year.

> To produce 32,850 kWh of electricity it is necessary to use around 17 metric tons of coal or 56 barrels of residual fuel oil.

Have a look to this page for more information about the amount of resources needed to produce electricity.

In any case it is clear that small energy savings do really count when looking into the bigger picture.

Proven ways to save electricity at home

If you are looking for saving electricity ideas at home, have a look to this video where we provide some useful tips to reduce the electricity usage and decrease the electricity bill.

Two pie charts showing what home appliances and devices are using the most electricity at home.

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