Friday 3 August 2018

Machina Espresso Tollcross

2 Brougham Pl
Open every day
Espresso, Chemex
Coffee: Machina Espresso & guests
Also: Soups, cakes, beans
Coolness: Beautiful coffee equipment a stones throw from The Meadows

Machina Espresso (5♥) is one of Edinburgh's best, on all coffee fronts. Coffee to drink, coffee beans to buy and coffee making equipment in a variety of shapes and forms.

Located just past Tollcross as you head out of town and very near The Meadows, Machina Espresso is friendly and passionate.

They roast their own carefully sourced single-origin beans as well offering a variety of other small batches. You can choose your preferred brewing method and beans and the baristas are very happy to step you through your options and genuinely want you to enjoy coffee, which is great for two reasons:

1 - You'll get a great coffee while you're there. You might like to try something new (brew method or bean variety) or an old favourite, but can be sure you'll be getting great coffee.

2 - You can get everything you need for home brewing in all shapes, sizes and budgets. These guys are coffee equipment suppliers for private and commercial use, so offer a wide variety of machines, some of which are very shiny and expensive but plenty that are more affordable. They're also distributors of Inker cups and have a raft of equipment and guidance on their website.

Machina Espresso is definitely among Edinburgh's finest coffee shops (and coffee equipment providers) and well worth the visit.



  1. Looks like a great place for a coffee lovers. I will be trying this one!

  2. For me, so far, this place has been top of the pops. They have a great variety in their beans. The house blend is excellent, the single origin is smooth (not my preferred style, but well made). Not only is the coffee great, but they work hard to educate about coffee- the board behind the bar takes you through all of the different extractions they offer, and the owner is great to talk to if you want to know about coffee making methods, or where your beans come from and their flavour profiles. Would be top shelf in any country.