If your credit-card statement has Starbucks on every page, or you live miles from town, a home espresso machine might be your answer.
After the initial purchase, making espresso at home is much cheaper than buying a hot brew every day. You’ll save a lot of money in the long-run.
Learning to make espresso can also be fun! You’ll discover the intricacies of grind size, grind amount and temperature control. Alternatively, opt for a capsule system and make it really easy!
Whatever you do, start with a home espresso machine – enjoy it – and take it as far as you want!
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1. Mr. Coffee Café Barista Home Espresso MachineThe Café Barista by Mr. Coffee is the best home espresso machine for a cheap price. We recommend starting with this model if this is your first home espresso machine.
It’s semi-automatic, which means it does everything for you, except grind and tamp the beans. This home espresso machine not only makes espresso – but also cappuccinos, lattes and regular coffees. It has also a one-touch control for drink selections, singles/doubles, and easy-fill water and milk reservoirs – which makes everything really easy.
There’s a lot of snobbery in espresso-making with barista-know-it-alls everywhere. But with this machine, you’ll be able to follow simple step-by-step instructions and enjoy learning how to make great espresso – without the fuss. Then you can decide how far you want to take it.
Available in: Stainless Steel, White and Red
2. Ninja Coffee Home Espresso MachineWhile a little more expensive than the Mr Coffee home espresso machine, this espresso maker from Ninja Coffee has a few more options:
You can make custom brews, including ‘Classic’ or ‘Rich’ – a bolder brew, or ‘Over Ice’ – of course you’ll have to add the ice yourself. But you can also make different cup sizes: including X-Large and travel mugs sizes – a great perk for commuters leaving the house early.
The Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer makes good coffee quickly and consistently. It’s a great beginners machine – and for people short on time.
Available in: Black
3. Breville Barista Express Home Espresso MachineThe Barista Express Home Espresso Machine by Breville is highly rated. If money’s not an issue, this is one of the best-selling expensive home espresso machines. From complete beginners to aspiring baristas – anyone can learn to pull a perfect shot from this machine.
The Breville has a 1/2 lb. sealed bean hopper, with a stainless steel conical burr grinder built into the machine – so you can grind your coffee right before you make it – ensuring it’s fresh. The machine has grind size selector dial – enabling you to fine tune the grind size and maximize the surface area of the grinds, if you choose to do so. It also has a grind amount selector dial for dose control – so can can use the exact same amount of coffee everytime. Again, for consistency there is a temperature control – so you can deliver water at exactly the temperature every time. The machine enables you to preheat cups, has a large removable water tank and a clean me light, indicating when a cleaning cycle is required (cleaning kit included).
By adjusting the quantity of water and coffee – you can completely customize your coffee to suit your taste: long or short, weak or strong.
Available in: Stainless Steel
4. DeLonghi Magnifica Super-Automatic Home Espresso Machine
The Magnifica Super-Automatic by DeLonghi home espresso machine is super-automatic – meaning it has a built in grinder, so the machine Grinds, tamps and extracts – all with a push of a button.
The espresso produced from the DeLonghi is very consistent in volume, strength and flavor – suggesting a very consistent preparation by the machine. The machine is compact, which is great for small kitchens, and it’s easy to clean.
The machine has an instant reheat function, which keeps coffee at an ideal temperature, no matter how long the interval between cups. The machine features controls to adjust the quantity of water and coffee to suit individual tastes. The conical low-pitch burr grinder also has adjustable grind fineness, depending on how you like your coffee.
Available in: Black
5. De’Longhi America Nespresso Lattissima Pro Home Espresso Machine Machine
If you want a ‘capsule’ home espresso machine, this machine has great reviews. The De’Longhi America EN750MB Nespresso Lattissima Pro Machine uses Nespresso capsules, which are designed to take the effort and chance out of traditional espresso brewing, so it’s easy to create espresso.
A range of 22 coffee varieties are available for use with the Lattissima – 1 pack of samplers are included with this machine. The Lattissima Pro takes only 25 seconds to heat up for espresso, plus an additional 15 seconds for milk, so you’re always just seconds away from your favorite espresso beverage. We love the brushed aluminum finish and the touchscreen Sensor touch display – making it easy to select type, size and strength of you coffee. There is an autoclean system which makes this machine really easy to clean. The machine has a detachable milk container, which produces steamed milk for lattes and frothed milk for cappuccinos and Italian macchiatos. Just disconnect the milk container and put it in the fridge to use it again the next day.
Additionally, the Lattissima Pro features an intuitive sensor touch display with six pre-programmed drinks: ristretto, espresso, lungo, cappuccino, latte, hot milk, and hot water for simple, one-touch beverage brewing.
Available in: Stainless Steel
6. Gaggia Brera Super Automatic Home Espresso MachineThe Brera Super Automatic Espresso Machine by Gaggia is easy to use, and easy to clean – and has very low price for a super-automatic.
You’re able to use espresso from Pre-Ground or Whole Bean Coffee. It has 3 coffee strengths, 2 sizes of coffee and 5 grinding settings. The dregs drawer, drip tray, and water tank are all within reach and accessible from the front of the machine for quick and easy cleaning and maintenance. The compact design is space efficient for small kitchen and we love the classic Italian design.
Available in: Silver
7. Breville Duo Temp Pro Home Espresso MachineThe Breville Duo Temp Pro Espresso Machine is a great purchase for beginners, and the lower price reflects a starter machine.. It’s simple and easy to use – and a great ‘entry level’ home espresso machine.
The steaming wand is commercial grade, easy to learn, and even beginners can make a good micro foam. Frothing takes about 45 seconds. The duo temp function lowers the temperature from steam to brew. Once you get this machine dialed in, it has a decent steamer, heats up fast and makes good coffee. This machine does not have a grinder, so you will have to buy a separate grinder, or buy ground beans. However this makes this machine easy to clean and maintain. It does make a somewhat loud pumping noise. Also don’t grind too fine, otherwise it will block up the machine.
Available in: Silver