Breville Barista TouchBreville Barista Touch uses the greatest and latest technology to give an outstanding user experience. It is easy to use, you can use a list on the machine to make drinks, You can also save drinks as you create them on this espresso machine. Most of the work is done for you by the Barista Touch. If you would like to control the different aspects of the machine, you can use the touchscreen. With a built-in grinder, the Barista Touch delivers ground coffee in just the right amount. Your shot of espresso is delivered much faster with the machine's short three-second heat up time.
Gaggia Brera BlackGaggia Brera doesn't come cheap. It is towards the upper end of Gaggia's starter range. You can use it with ease and it does not require a PhD to operate. All you have to do is fill the bean hopper and the water tank, press a button then sit back and let the machine do what it was meant for. It has a stainless steel finish. Despite the inconvenience of having to hand froth the milk, it gives you more control over your drink. Other than this all other aspects are automatic. Maintaining and cleaning your machine is easy just make sure to descale it once in a while.
Mr. Coffee Cafe BaristaMr.Coffee has been a reputable and trusted brand in the coffee-brewing business since 1970. It is one of the most popular brands in the industry. The automatic features include the 15 bar pressure pump brewing system and the milk frothing mechanism. You will still have to manually place the coffee beans and adjust the filters as well. Despite being semi-automatic, it is easy to use and also clean. Before using, the machine needs cleaning and priming, this is important to remember especially for first time users.It comes with a detailed instruction manual and free coffee recipes. You get to choose from three colors, black, red and white.
Breville BES870XL Barista ExpressThe Breville BES870XL comes with everything you need so you do not have to buy a bunch of accessories to make your coffee. It includes a frothing pitcher plus a steaming wand used to froth your milk. It also comes with a 1/2 pound sealed bean hopper, a stainless steel conical burr grinder and a 54mm tamper. All you will need to buy is the espresso beans. It comes with a very detailed manual eliminating the need for guesswork when making espresso. Your coffee bar will always be clean and organized with Breville BES870XL's hidden storage compartments.
Saeco HD8857/47The Saeco HD8857 is a super-automatic machine that basically runs itself. This is a recommended option for people who like creamy and bubbly coffees thanks to the incredible frother. It is an easy to use machine that with the ability to steam, boil and aerate milk thanks to the H2 Technology Milk Carafe. Additionally, it has an auto-clean function, can save your settings and can descale. This machine is a great option since it does not require a lot of monitoring or maintenance.
Gaggia Classic Semi-AutomaticThe Gaggia Classic Semi-Automatic gives you the best value-for-money. You will need to learn how to use it and get used to it but once you do it is well worth the effort. The espresso machine comes with an instructional CD. Gaggia has a good reputation and has been a trusted brand from Milan since 1938. With classic Italian good looks, The Gaggia Classic consists of visible high-end materials. The marine-grade brass 58mm portafilters and grouphead are chrome-plated. It is not only reliable and durable but also classy. Cleaning is not as easy since you have to disassemble it so that you can reach the water filter and clean it.
De'Longhi EC155 15 BAR PumpIf you cannot afford a top-of-the-line espresso machine, De'Longhi is a great option out there for less than $100. De'Longhi is a reputable and trusted brand and gives you value for your money. The design is user-friendly and easy to use. De'Longhi EC155 is a basic espresso machine that gets the job done and produces tasty espresso. It comes with a built-in tamper and a manual frother. If you prefer foam on top, you have to buy a milk frothing pitcher and a grinder. Despite the additional accessories, it is still an affordable machine. You do not have to prep the machine as it has a self-priming function.
De'Longhi Nespresso VertuoPlusPopping coffee in a pod then extracting espresso from it by a press of a button is a thought unfathomable by true espresso purists, however, these days convenience is king. Espresso pods were made popular by Nespresso and now they are found almost everywhere. If this is your preference, then your best option is the Nespresso VertuoPlus. An advantage is the convenience and ease-of-use. The downside however is that the pods do not come cheap. Remember to recycle. No need to grind, tamp or measure with the Nespresso machine. Just switch it on, add some pods and press a button to get your espresso.
Keurig Rivo SystemThe Keurig Rivo System is a basic espresso maker that lets you receive a latte just by the push of a button. It brews quick and easy drinks with 15 bars of pressure and three frothing modes. It delivers a variety of drinks from a special-flavored Vienna to a cold Froth Glace. It is not complicated by bells and whistles, but features a straightforward design and all the buttons come with pictures. You will never burn down the house with its automatic on/off setting. It has a separate area for milk frothing and for brewing.
Rancilio SilviaRancilio Silvia has an impressive volume capacity. The water reservoir holds 62 oz and the boiler 12 oz. For its price range, it is one of the largest espresso machines. You can get cup after cup without the machine straining its resources or slowing down. A steam wand gives you a full range of motion while a steaming knob will help to adjust pressure in incremental degrees. With these features, you will get the perfect froth. Rancilio Silvia is ideal for both professional and personal settings. It is reliable and durable with a chrome-plated boiler, stainless steel side panels and iron frames.