Welcome new sponsor Torr Toys , international premium designer, manufacturer and developer of fine espresso and coffee tools. They're best know for their tampers, but also make custom GLASS grinder hoppers and more!
As a long-time moderator, I've learned to never underestimate a first-time poster's ability to ignore useful information in their quest to get an answer. --Dan Kehn, Why do the same questions have to be answered every 60-90 days?
I don't care what's involved in coffee... anybody willing to pay that much for any coffee has WAY more money than common sense. For that price per/lb I could buy around 650 lbs. of quality green and be set for quite awhile. --Timmy (Espresso_Junky), Anyone tasted Espresso Lab's...
If you insulated the machine when not in use, it should reduce the energy usage as it would reduce heat loss. Placing something like a tea cosy over the machine would do it. There's a business opportunity - custom quilts for your espresso machine. --Scott M, Leaving it on 24/7