Guess what? You do not have to go to the coffee shop to enjoy a cup of delicious espresso, latte or cappuccino. With one of these espresso machines, you can brew a cup of your favorite beverage at any time in the comfort of your home. It is however important to find the machine that will suit your taste therefore a little background research is recommendable.
To make your shopping experience easier, below is a review of the top 10 best espresso machines in 2016.
10. Mr. Coffee Steam Espresso Machine
If you are looking for a low budget, simplistic, yet reliable espresso machine, this is the perfect choice for you. It has a straightforward performance and in the absence of a pump machine, it operates very quietly. It comes with recipes, cord storage and a measuring scoop.
9. De’Longhi Retro Pump Espresso Maker
This semi-automatic machine is your best bet if you are looking for precision and consistency in every cup. Fitted with a pair of independent thermostats, which allow separate regulation of water and steam pressure, consistency in achieved in every brew. Its unique, self-priming in addition to a large water reservoir allows you to make many shots in a very short time.
8. Nespresso Essenza Espresso Maker
Its simplistic design makes it perfect for beginners. It has a compact design made up of a thermo block heating element, retractable water tank and a removable drip tray, which is not only convenient but also does not take up much space.
7. DeLonghi Magnifica Automatic Espresso Machine
It features a unique frother that mixes milk and steam creating a rich creamy froth. Its “Direct-to-Brew” system not only grinds beans instantly but it is also compact and easy to clean. To top it off, it has a low-pitch burr grinder that is conical with adjustable rind fineness.
6. Breville Barista Express Coffee and Espresso Machine
With 1600-watt thermo coil heating and a 15-bar Italian pump, this product by Breville is a very efficient espresso-making machine. It features a built in grinder, which allows you to choose different grind settings. It also features a purge function that adjusts the water temperature automatically from steaming temperature to optimal espresso brewing temperature.
5. Rancilio Silvia Espresso Maker
This is a long lasting option. It has a durable body made of stainless steel side panels surrounding an iron frame. It also features an ergonomic porta filter handle, a commercial grade group head that provides superb heat stability and an articulating steam wand that offers a complete range of motion.
4. De’Longhi Espresso and Cappuccino Machine
This machine features a De’longhi EC155 Bar Pump that allows you to use a swivel jet frother to prepare a latte or cappuccino. It is a compact machine hence does not take up much counter space. Its removable water tank is large enough to make 8 to 10 shots before refilling.
3. Gaggia Classic Espresso Maker
This classic Italian machine is fully manual. With stainless steel housing, it is built to last if properly maintained. This espresso maker has a 2-liter removable water tank and a better portafilter that can be easily removed and cleaned. It has quicker warm up times thanks to its quality, high voltage boiler.
2. Nespresso Pixie Espresso Machine
This machine is easy to use and clean, heats up really fast, has a cute design and does not take up much space on the kitchen counter. It features programmable buttons, auto power-off, water level indication, power cord storage and a folding drip tray.
1. Breville “The Barista” Express Espresso Machine
If you are looking for durability, this is the machine for you. It is made of high-grade aluminum. Except for removing the portafilter to clean and refill, everything else is automated. You only have to set the grind amount then press start and in a few minutes, your hot beverage will be ready.
With all these amazing options in the market, making a decision on which espresso machine to purchase can be a challenge. The key is to look for the features that favor you and you will have taken the first step towards enjoying the sweet aroma and taste of your favorite espresso.