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Best Espresso Machines for Your Home

Espresso machines allow you to brew barista-quality coffee drinks at home. Home espresso machines come in a variety of styles. When shopping, consider what features you need. Do you want a machine that automatically brews your coffee or one that allows manual operation? You can also decide on whether you want a built-in coffee grinder or external grinder or if you prefer a machine that uses capsules. Here is our review of four different espresso machines so you can find the right one for you.

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Best Overall Espresso Machine

Breville the Barista Express Espresso Machine

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Espresso Machine with Choice of Automatic or Manual Operation. This machine allows automatic or manual operation so you can brew barista-quality coffee drinks from bean to espresso in less than a minute. 

What We Liked

This espresso machine is designed to help you create a full-bodied coffee with your choice of automatic or manual operation. The integrated conical burr grinder allows you to freshly grind your beans to deliver the right amount of coffee directly into the portafilter. You have exact control of the grind size thanks to the easy-to-use grind size dial. The digital temperature controls deliver water at the right temperature, so you have the optimal espresso extraction. You can create hand texture micro-foam milk to enhance the flavor of your drinks and create latte art with the built-in steam wand. You can brew single or double shots and adjust the grind amount. The machine includes a variety of accessories, including a port filter, filter baskets, coffee scoop, milk jug, cleaning brush, and more. We liked that this espresso machine allows you to brew barista-quality coffee drinks in less than a minute with your choice of automatic or manual operation. Buy it here. 

Brews at the Touch of One Button

Nespresso by De’Longhi ENV135B Coffee and Espresso Machine

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Coffee and Espresso Machine that Uses Capsules. This coffee and espresso machine brews barista grade, single-serve coffee in five different sizes at the touch of a button.  

What We Liked

This single-serve coffee and espresso machine brews barista-grade drinks quickly, thanks to its fast 15-second heat up time. You can brew five different sized beverages with the touch of a button: Espresso (1.35 ounces), Double Espresso (2.7 ounces), Gran Lungo (5 ounces), Coffee (7.7 ounces), and Alto (14 ounces). This machine uses Nespresso Vertuo capsules, so your drinks will always be made from a delicious coffee roast that’s properly ground. The machine’s centrifusion technology uses barcodes, so you always have the best in-cup results, including the perfect crema for the large coffee sizes. The machine comes with a complimentary welcome gift that includes 12 Nespresso Vertuo capsules. We liked that this coffee and espresso machine is easy to use and can brew barista grade single-serve drinks in five different sizes. Buy it now. 

Customize the Settings to Ensure Your Perfect Drink Every Time

De’Longhi ESAM3300 Super Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine

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Automatic Espresso and Coffee Machine. You can program this machine to save customized espresso and cappuccino drinks at the strength and size you prefer.

What We Liked

This automatic espresso and coffee machine allows you to customize the settings with the easy-to-use control panel, so your drink is always brewed the way you like it. The machine has a built-in professional burr grinder with 13 adjustable settings, so your coffee beans are freshly ground every time. You can also use pre-ground coffee. Your drinks are automatically brewed to the right temperature, richness, and density. The adjustable manual cappuccino system and frother allow you to create thick, long-lasting foam for cappuccino, or you can easily adjust the levels to make a creamy latte, macchiato, or flat white. The machine is easy to clean. We liked that this espresso and coffee maker makes it easy to automatically brew your favorite espresso, cappuccino, and other espresso drinks with its easy-to-use control panel. Get it now. 

Easy View Removable Water Tank with Handle

EspressoWorks 7 Pc All-In-One Espresso Machine & Cappuccino Maker Barista Bundle Set w/ Built-In Steamer & Frother

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Espresso and Cappuccino Machine with External Coffee Grinder. This espresso and cappuccino machine allow you to make a single or double shot of espresso in 45 seconds thanks to the Thermoblock fast heating system. 

What We Liked

This all-in-one espresso and cappuccino machine allow you to brew barista quality beverages in 45 seconds. The advanced Thermoblock fast heating system ensures precise temperature and instant steam every time you make espresso. You can easily monitor the water levels due to the transparent tank that’s easy to see and remove. The machine comes with a built-in steamer and frother for easy preparation of lattes and cappuccinos. The machine is easy to clean thanks to the detachable frothing device and removable drip tray. The machine comes with an external coffee grinder, milk frothing cup, spoon/tamper, and two cups. We liked that this machine brews drinks in 45 seconds and has an easy to view water tank. Get it here.