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Espresso Machines Buying Guide

Espresso machines are for serious coffee aficionados. Machines range from super easy to operate to more-involved manual operation that creates your own small cup of perfection. Many espresso machines are made in Italy with quality details and equipment.

Types of Espresso Machines

Types of Espresso Machines

Sorting through espresso machine options can be daunting. Four main machine types exist and product features vary with each type. Many times key features are compared to those of a commercial machine, because the whole intent of a personal espresso maker is to produce the same flavor as that of the espresso brewed by your favorite barista.

Manual

A manual lever exerts the pressure on this low-maintenance machine. Although the machine is quiet, the espresso quality varies with the espresso machine purchased.

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Competitive Cyclist

We're not entirely sure why manual espresso presses like this appeal to us so much, but one theory is that, as cyclists, we have g...rown to appreciate the interface between human-provided power and efficient machines. The ROK Manual Espresso Maker operates along the same lines, and the result tastes a lot better than the espresso-flavored gel packs we've all choked down in the past. Espresso is a simple beverage, so it's appropriate that the Manual Espresso Maker is an elegantly simplified mechanism with an equally simple aluminum construction. The instructions are as uncluttered and perfect as a game of ROK/paper/scissors: boil water, grind beans, press. Like mounting and dismounting in 'cross, this simple process can actually take some time to master, so don't be afraid to spend a weekend morning cranking out espresso before cranking out those winter base miles. Four rubber feet on the base keep it stable during operation. The ROK Manual Espresso Maker includes a storage tin, portafilter, tamp spoon, splitter, and milk frother for making cappuccino and lattes when you're feeling adventurous. read more

La Pavoni

LAP1067: Features: -Espresso maker.-Decorative mounted eagle on dome.-Internal reset switch in case of overheating.-Can make one o...r two espressos at a time.-Nickel plated.-Solid chrome boiler.-Boiler capacity: 38 oz.. Color/Finish: -Finish: Chrome.-Wood accent handles. Dimensions: -14'' H x 10'' W x 16'' D, 17 lbs. Warranty: -Manufacturer provides a 1 year warranty. read more

Vibiemme
$1,799.00
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"True Faema E61 grouphead is heaviest in its class and maintains active flow of water from the grouphead to the heat exchanger in ...the boilerThe heat exchanger allows you to make espresso after espresso until water reservoir is emptiedProfessional grade... read more

Cuisinart
$179.00 $325.00
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This pump espresso maker uses ground espresso or espresso pods your choice and brews one or two cups, offering you all the options... you need to craft the perfect pick-me-up. 15 bars of pressure uses ground espresso or espresso podsbrews one or two... read more

Semiautomatic

A semiautomatic machine features an automated pump, automated temperature controls for the boiler, and an activation switch that controls the pump. As the controller, you turn the pump on and off.

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Gaggia
$399.00
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Ready to create café style drinks from the comfort of your kitchen? The Gaggia Evolution is the perfect machine for the home bari...sta, featuring 15 bars of maximum pump pressure and a commercial style chrome plated marine brass portafilter for top-notch heat retention. Its control panel has 3 push buttons for simple brewing, steaming, and on/off, and the Evolution?s streamlined construction (available in black and silver, or silver and chrome), creates a smart, modern design no matter where you choose to display it. For added convenience, the Gaggia Evolution includes 2 stainless steel portafilter baskets ? one for brewing single shots and pods, and the other for brewing double shots. With the help of a Turbo-Frother frothing wand, you?ll soon be enjoying lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, and more. read more

Gaggia
$429.00
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Removable 60-oz water reservoir. Chrome-plated marine brass 58mm commercial style portafilter for use with ground coffee or ESE co...ffee pods. Dual heating system, 1 boiler for brewing and a thermoblock for steaming, theres no downtime between brewing... read more

Gaggia
$359.00
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Removable 60-oz water reservoir. Chrome-plated marine brass 58mm commercial style portafilter for use with ground coffee or ESE co...ffee pods. Dual heating system, 1 boiler for brewing and a thermoblock for steaming, theres no downtime between brewing... read more

Rancilio
$689.00
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"Commercial grade filter handleArticulating multi-directional steam wand. Simple to use controls. Push the large central power but...ton and an orange light comes on and stays on until the Silvia is at operating temperature for espresso, steam or hot... read more

Automatic

Automatic espresso machines include a pump, automated temperature controls for the boiler, and automated (and frequently programmable) preset water volumes selected by pressing a button.

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De'Longhi
$2,499.95 $3,499.99
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Make Perfect Espresso, Cappuccino and More with Gran Dama Automatic Espresso MachineDeLonghi Gran Dama digital super automatic esp...resso machine lets you quickly and easily brew up perfect espresso, cappuccino, latte, and macchiato with just the touch of a button. The digital display lets you adjust the start time and auto-shut-off functions. The machine features five different settings for coffee strength including extra mild, mild, regular, strong and extra strong. There are four buttons for cup size that range from short to long. The Gran Dama automatic espresso machine has a 25-ounce milk container that makes steamed mild for latte and frothy milk for cappuccino and macchiato. The machine features an unique automatic clean function, and the entire container is detachable so it can be placed in the refrigerator. The control panel is easy to use with a clear digital programmable menu. read more

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De'Longhi
$1,999.95
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Make Perfect Espresso, Cappuccino and More with Gran Dama Automatic Espresso MachineDeLonghi Gran Dama digital super automatic esp...resso machine lets you quickly and easily brew up perfect espresso, cappuccino, latte, and macchiato with just the touch of a button. The digital display lets you adjust the start time and auto-shut-off functions. The machine features five different settings for coffee strength including extra mild, mild, regular, strong and extra strong. There are four buttons for cup size that range from short to long. The Gran Dama automatic espresso machine has a 25-ounce milk container that makes steamed mild for latte and frothy milk for cappuccino and macchiato. The machine features an unique automatic clean function, and the entire container is detachable so it can be placed in the refrigerator. The control panel is easy to use with a clear digital programmable menu. read more

Krups

The Krups Espresseria Automatic Espresso Machine is compact, easy to use, and optimal for coffee and espresso. Indulge in an exper...ience that blends lifestyle and performance with an appreciation for the exceptional. Features the patented revolutionary compact Thermoblock system, LCD display screen for easy setup and beverage selection, programmable clock, auto-start and auto-off. The 1.8-liter transparent water tank features an empty water tank detection. Transparent bean container holds a 275-gram capacity. Also includes a removable coffee cake container, removable drip tray, adjustable dispenser height (65-105 mm) to avoid splashes , multi-directional steam nozzle for quickly creating milk based drinks, hot water function, and XS6000 liquid cleaner. read more

Saeco
$4,284.00
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Ergonomic design. Adjustable built-in ceramic disc grinder. Automatic shut-off. Safe quiet and long lasting. Protective coffee bea...n hopper. Air tight sealed lid with anti-UV coating keeps beans fresh at all times. Multi-function and multi-user. Six... read more

Super Automatic

One press of a button allows you to grind, dose, tamp, brew, and eject the spent espresso. Experts agree this is as hands off as you can get to brew espresso at home.

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De'Longhi
$2,499.95 $3,499.99
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Make Perfect Espresso, Cappuccino and More with Gran Dama Automatic Espresso MachineDeLonghi Gran Dama digital super automatic esp...resso machine lets you quickly and easily brew up perfect espresso, cappuccino, latte, and macchiato with just the touch of a button. The digital display lets you adjust the start time and auto-shut-off functions. The machine features five different settings for coffee strength including extra mild, mild, regular, strong and extra strong. There are four buttons for cup size that range from short to long. The Gran Dama automatic espresso machine has a 25-ounce milk container that makes steamed mild for latte and frothy milk for cappuccino and macchiato. The machine features an unique automatic clean function, and the entire container is detachable so it can be placed in the refrigerator. The control panel is easy to use with a clear digital programmable menu. read more

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De'Longhi
$1,999.95
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Make Perfect Espresso, Cappuccino and More with Gran Dama Automatic Espresso MachineDeLonghi Gran Dama digital super automatic esp...resso machine lets you quickly and easily brew up perfect espresso, cappuccino, latte, and macchiato with just the touch of a button. The digital display lets you adjust the start time and auto-shut-off functions. The machine features five different settings for coffee strength including extra mild, mild, regular, strong and extra strong. There are four buttons for cup size that range from short to long. The Gran Dama automatic espresso machine has a 25-ounce milk container that makes steamed mild for latte and frothy milk for cappuccino and macchiato. The machine features an unique automatic clean function, and the entire container is detachable so it can be placed in the refrigerator. The control panel is easy to use with a clear digital programmable menu. read more

BonTon Stores

Easily prepare your favorite lattes, caffes and cappuccinos with the Gaggia Accademia Super-Automatic Espresso Machine. This sleek... contemporary machine has a stainless steel front panel and a bright display with programmable push button controls for espresso, hot water and milk outputs. It?s like having a coffee shop at your disposal- without the lineups. Silver 15.2"H X 11"W x 16.8"D Beverages include: espresso, caffe, caffe lungo, cappuccino, latte, latte macchiato and hot water One-touch, programmable push-button controls Hot water and milk outputs Stainless steel Metal frame Imported read more

Gaggia
$610.00 $699.00
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Gaggia Brera: The Gaggia Brera features an elegant brushed stainless steel front panel and a compact design that is much more spac...e efficient than most machines in its class. But don t let its size fool you, this super automatic is packed with clever... read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Beware when getting ready to purchase an espresso machine. The price can be as much as an inexpensive refrigerator. Plus you need a number of extras to get a great shot of espresso. Espresso experts know a quality bean grinder is the first step for proper espresso making. Several required accessories allow for proper cleaning of the machine and quality sipping of shots.

Type

Only you can decide how involved you want to be in making your espresso shots. If you’re easily frustrated, an automatic or super automatic machine will ease your frustrations. If you’re a hands-on person and want to control the espresso-making process, a manual machine will be best for you. For those who fall somewhere in between, a semiautomatic machine provides some control without much effort.

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Mr. Coffee
$49.00 $65.00
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Nothing starts the morning off, or completes a dinner party, like a delicious cup of espresso. This steam-technology espresso make...r uses the Italian system for creating your favorite drinks, including lattes and cappuccino. steam espresso machinebrews... read more

Mr. Coffee Café Espresso Maker
De'Longhi
$299.00 $375.00
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Bold, barista-style drinks demand an equally bold equipment, and that s where this espresso maker comes in. statement-making desig...n with easy-to-use controlsswivel-jet frother lets you make perfect lattés and cappuccinos whenever you want15-bar pump... read more

Delonghi kMix Espresso Maker DES02
Krups
$119.00 $150.00
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Bring the coffee bar to your home with a dual machine that whips up a classic cup, or a fancy espresso, cappuccino or latte with l...ittle time or effort. 4-cup glass carafe for espresso4 bar system makes espresso, cappuccino and latte quickly and... read more

Krups Contour Espresso/Coffee Combo Machine
De'Longhi
$149.00 $190.00
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This espresso/coffee maker saves on counter space with its three-in-one capability for brewing fresh drip coffee, cappuccinos, esp...ressos as well as lattes and hot chocolate. swivel jet frother for lattes and cappuccinospatented Flavor Savor brewing... read more

Delonghi Combo Espresso/Coffee Maker
Jura
$1,399.00 $2,000.00
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Jura is proud to present the world s smallest one-touch espresso maker: the new ENA Micro 9 One Touch. This machine offers an impr...essive range of specialties at the simple touch of a button: latte, macchiato, cappuccino, café crème, espresso and hot... read more

Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch Espresso Maker
Melitta
$112.00 $149.00
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Powerful 15-bar Italian pump Slide & Lock filter holder is specially designed for fast, easy use Uses E.S.E. (Easy Serving Espress...o) pods or ground espresso Removable water reservoir Heats water quickly to provide hot water on demand Milk frother is... read more

Melitta 40791 Espresso Maker Black
THE GAUNAURD GROUP INC.
$9.00 $12.00
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Get piping hot espresso straight from the stovetop with one of these espresso/coffee makers. Choose from the 3-cup or 6-cup style....Se obtiene el espresso caliente de la estufa con uno de estos fabricantes de espresso/coffee. Elija de 3 o 6 tazas. read more

IMUSA Espresso Coffee Maker Metallic 3 cup
JCPenney
$169.99 $220.00
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Wake up on the bright side every morning with this dynamic coffee maker. It shows that you appreciate good taste in your coffee, a...nd in design. simple to use one-button controlpermanent nylon filter is durable and easy to cleanthermo heating system creates and maintains water at the perfect brewing temperature carafe with sure-grip handleintegrated warmer preheats cups to the optimal serving temperatureautomatic 2-hour shutoffanti-drip mechanismkMix is a bright, modern collection of kitchen electrics that bring personality to your space with sleek designs and quality construction Die-cast aluminum. Measures 11.4x7.3x10.4"H. Imported. . Unisex. Color: Green. Brand: Delonghi. Manufacturer Part #: 78050200042. read more

Delonghi 10-Cup kMix Coffee Maker DCM04
JCPenney
$169.99 $220.00
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Wake up on the bright side every morning with this dynamic coffee maker. It shows that you appreciate good taste in your coffee, a...nd in design. simple to use one-button controlpermanent nylon filter is durable and easy to cleanthermo heating system creates and maintains water at the perfect brewing temperature carafe with sure-grip handleintegrated warmer preheats cups to the optimal serving temperatureautomatic 2-hour shutoffanti-drip mechanismkMix is a bright, modern collection of kitchen electrics that bring personality to your space with sleek designs and quality construction Die-cast aluminum. Measures 11.4x7.3x10.4"H. Imported. . Unisex. Color: Purple. Brand: Delonghi. Manufacturer Part #: 78050200067. read more

Delonghi 10-Cup kMix Coffee Maker DCM04
JCPenney
$199.99 $250.00
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A coffee maker that learns your schedule and adjusts to your desired brew strength? That s an appliance every home needs. dual pro...gramming ability for weekdays vs. weekends, or large and small batchesprecise warming technology allows constant and regulated temperaturecountdown timer lets you know how long since your coffee was brewedcoffee aroma selection for more intense extraction3-level removable drip tray accommodates multiple sized cups and travel mugsimmediate flow stopremovable stainless steel coffee tankPlastic/stainless steel. Measures 14x10x14 "H. Hand wash. Imported.. Unisex. Color: Black. Brand: Krups. Manufacturer Part #: 78020330018. read more

Krups Cup-on-Request Coffee Maker
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