Nespresso Pixie The Nespresso Pixie is a small unit that is convenient for use in smaller kitchens since it does not require a lot of space. However, it makes up for what it lacks in size in performance. This machine has a 19-bar high pressure pump and it only takes 25 seconds to reach the maximum temperature. All you need to do is push a button for it to work and it makes two serving sizes although you can reprogramme it to take different sizes. Moreover, there are red backlights that alert you when the tank needs to be refilled and this machine automatically goes off after nine minutes to save on power.
Gaggia Brera The Gaggia Brera is a high-quality espresso machine that has the ability to make different kinds of coffee. It is a small machine with a stainless steel finish. It is easy to use since all you have to do is fill the bean hopper and water tank, press a button and it will do the rest. It is easy to clean and maintain this unit and it is advisable that you descale it every now and then. With this machine, you will need to manually froth the milk giving you better control over your coffee, however, the hand frothing may be a downer for some people. All in all, it is a good machine.
Gourmia GCM7000With the ability to work with Nespresso, Dolce Gusto, K-Fee, Versimo or your specially ground coffee, the Gourmia GCM7000 solves the problem that most pod-based machines have. This unit has 19 bars of pressure and it heats quickly saving you time especially when you are in a hurry. You get to pick the size of your espresso as well as the temperature that you prefer thanks to the two programmable buttons. Additionally, the tray is adjustable to handle different cup sizes and it has a one-litre tank. This machine is an excellent option that is worth considering.
Delonghi EC680MFor good coffee, be it a frothy cappuccino or espresso, the Delonghi EC680M does not disappoint. It is made from stainless steel giving it a stunning design and it is compact enough to fit in small kitchens. This machine however, does not compromise on the kind of coffee it produces thanks to the 15-bar pressure. In addition, it heats up in less than a minute and has a nifty cup warmer that is convenient for making espressos. The best part is that it is not as expensive as other machines and it gives you amazing coffee. Who wouldn't want that?
Ninja Coffee BarWith an auto IQ system for the ideal drink, thermal flavour extraction for a weak or strong brew and a frother for both hot and cold milk, the Ninja Coffee Bar has the ability to make different kinds of coffee to suit your needs. Whether you want a single cup of coffee or a carafe, this machine has you covered. It comes with a 22-ounce travel mug that lets you carry coffee to the office, school or wherever you are going. This unit has a lot of settings but they are easy to understand and use.
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.
Mr. Coffee ECMP1000Mr. Coffee is an automated espresso machine with straightforward and easy to use features. If you are a fan of smooth, creamy drinks then you should consider getting this machine since it has a milk frother that makes this possible. The machine can be controlled by the touch of a button and you can get different size lattes as well as single-shot or double-shot cappuccinos. For easy use, the buttons have pictures that show the functions. Finally, it comes with a tamper, measuring scoop, single and double shot filters as well as coffee recipes.
Breville BES870XLThe Breville is made from high-quality material and it comes at an affordable price. This machine focusses on functionality above all else as evidenced by an intergrated burr grinder, a thermocoil cooling system, dual wall filters and 360-degree steam wands. What's more, you can adjust the temperature and grind settings to suit your preference. The tampers and fillers are removable giving you more customization. Cleaning and organization is made easier by this machine thanks to the hidden compartments.