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Thanks to the ingenuity of many a great coffee machine manufacturers, you can become your very own barista by making the perfect cup of espresso right in your own kitchen.
If you have ever wanted to brew your own espresso, then you definitely need to check out these ten affordable espresso machines perfect for your kitchen. I’m confident that you will find one right for you so you can stop visiting the baristas in your local coffee shop every time you get a craving for an amazing cup of espresso.
1. Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista Espresso Maker
If you are looking for an easy way to make espresso, cappuccino, or even lattes, look no further than the Mr. Coffee Café Barista Espresso Maker. Featuring a one touch control panel, you can easily brew any type that you crave. It even includes an automatic milk frother that will help you create the creamiest cappuccinos and lattes right in your own kitchen. The tray is adjustable for various sized cups and mugs and cleanup is a breeze as virtually every reservoir is easy to remove and clean. If you are looking for easy, the Mr. Coffee Café Barista Espresso Maker should definitely make it to your short list.
2. De’Longhi ECP3420 15″ Bar Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine
If you searching for affordable yet professional, then the De’Longhi ECP3420 is worth a closer look. Its design is sleek and stylish and it features 15 bar professional pressures to assure the best brewing results every time. It also includes a second tier drip to accommodate those of us that prefer larger cups so we get a little more than the standard espresso size. With its stainless steel boiler system and self priming, it requires minimum prep to start up. While there aren’t as many frills as other machines, this model will guarantee a great espresso with each and every brew.
3. Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker
The Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker features compact brewing technology and thermoblock heating for fast prep time each time you turn it on. It includes programmable buttons for espresso and lungo and even includes settings for larger cups. With its backlit LED indicators, the Nespresso looks modern and stylish and with its auto power off features you don’t have to worry about remembering to turn it off in the morning. If you are looking for an espresso maker that easy to use and quick to operate, this could be the perfect choice for you.
4. Mr. Coffee ECM160 4-Cup Steam Espresso Machine
Another great multi-option choice from Mr. Coffee, the ECM140 is a great choice for anyone who enjoys espressos, cappuccinos and lattes. The included frothing arm makes it easy to froth your milk for creamy cappuccinos and lattes while the included glass carafe will serve up to 4 shots easily. Like the others, it is stylish and very easy to remove and clean so you are always ready to create the perfect espresso whenever you or your guests would like one.
5. De’Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker
The De’Longhi EC155 is yet another great choice in the affordable espresso maker line. It features a stainless steel boiler that is durable wrapped in a stylish design that will make it the perfect addition to any kitchen. It can use pods or ground coffee in a patented dual function filter holder and features separate thermostats that allow for both water and steam pressure to be controlled for a great cup of espresso every time.
6. Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker
Hamilton Beach has earned quite the reputation for creating small, affordable appliances that work great while remaining quite affordable, and the Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker is no different. Featuring a simply push button operation, it is easy to use even for absolute beginners. If you prefer cappuccino or lattes, the Hamilton Beach also includes a no fuss milk frother so you can create the perfect drink for almost anyone. The reservoirs are easy to fill and remove making this machine completely hassle free and great for anyone looking to brew espresso in their homes.
7. BELLA 13683 Espresso Maker
Another highly affordable machine on our list, the BELLA Espresso Maker will easily brew espressos and cappuccinos and even includes a steam pressurized safety cap so you don’t accidentally burn yourself while brewing the perfect espresso. If milk frothing is your game, then the easy to use steam wand will be your favorite accessory and the removable trays are easy to clean so maintenance is a breeze. If you are looking for an espresso machine that will do all the basics while staying very affordable, this is one of the best deals on this list.
8. DeLonghi EC702 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Maker
One of the more expensive options on this list, the DeLonghi EC702 includes the ability to use pods or coffee grounds for brewing and it features automatic self priming making it easy and quick to use each day. It includes an easy to use frother so you can also craft cappuccinos and lattes in addition to espresso, and the water tanks are easy to remove and clean. All of this is wrapped in a stylish stainless steel design that looks great and will match any modern day kitchen. If you are looking for a professional grade system and are willing to spend a little more, then the Delonghi EC702 is definitely worth your consideration.
9. Bialetti 6799 Moka Express 3-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker
Do you prefer to brew the old fashioned way? Instead of a traditional espresso maker why not try this stovetop model. With different sizes available you can make anywhere from one cup all the way up to 12 cups right on your stove. It features a stylish aluminum design that is polished and looks great and it is easy to use and clean. It will take a little longer compared to the other options on this list, but there really isn’t anything like doing it by hand. So why not try espresso on the stove so you can get back to your roots while still enjoying the perfect espresso shot every time.
10. Capresso 303.01 4-Cup Espresso and Cappuccino Machine
This 800-watt espresso and cappuccino machine features a capacity of 4 cups and includes both a coffee and steam selector so you can adjust your coffee strength along with a swivel frother. It includes a safety boiler cap with a built-in valve and a filter holder that includes a thumb guard to protect you from burns. Featuring a black design with illuminated switches, it looks great in many modern kitchens and the included trays are easy to remove and dishwasher safe. A great middle of the road espresso maker, this one could be perfect for anyone looking to brew espresso in their homes but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg.
11. Breville Triple-Priming Die-Cast Espresso Machine
I’ve heard amazing things about the Breville espresso machines, so I felt the need to add it. My cousin just got one for her birthday and she loves it. It’s built like a shit brick house, and that’s why you’ll pay a little bit more for it. But if you’re serious about making espresso drinks at home, then I have to recommend it.
A good cup of espresso isn’t just the domain of coffee shops with their baristas. With these affordable espresso machines, you can make your home at home so you can avoid those high charges just to get a good cup of espresso each day. The best part of these machines? The price! Since they are so affordable, what are you waiting for? You can become your own barista today and start making great cups of espresso in your very own kitchen.
These machines are truly some of the best of the best out there. While you may think that having the best means paying more, you may be surprised, as we have found some of the best espresso machines that are made for a variety of budgets.
Take a look at some of these espresso machines if you are prepared to take your coffee habit to a whole new level.
12. Capresso Cafe PRO
The heavy duty stainless steel construction of the first espresso machine on our list is not only durable, it looks pretty nice as well. It will standout nicely on any kitchen counter and the overall size of the machine won’t swallow your kitchen whole once you get it setup. It includes all the features you will need for a great espresso, including a frothing arm to make great tasting cappuccinos and lattes. On top of that it adds a cup warming tray to the top of the machine so your espresso stays hot longer.
13. Cuisinart EM-100
While it’s definitely not the cheapest espresso machine on this list, it does remain quite affordable for almost anyone. At the same time, it packs in many of the features espresso lovers look for in a quality machine. Its 15 bars of pressure ensures the perfect coffee drink every time and it includes a steam nozzle, frothing cup, tamping tool and a drip tray so there is no fuss and no mess. A great affordable option for espresso lovers and really the perfect option for anyone looking to expand their coffee drinking at home without breaking the bank in the process.
14. Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine
With its iron frame and stainless steel sides, this industrial looking machine in some ways recalls coffee makers from days gone by. At the same time, it packages in many modern features including an ergonomic porta filter handle and commercial grade group head for great heat stability and extraction quality. All in all, a quality mid range espresso maker for those that don’t have the budget for the Brevilles but want something more than a Mr. Coffee.
15. Breville BES980XL
This is really the be all, end all of espresso machines. The Breville not only brews espresso, but it will even grind your coffee and measure it for you. This takes all the guess work out of making your espresso. On top of that, it includes programmable milk texturing features for the perfect froth with each cup and its dual stainless steel boilers will ensure you water is just the right temperature for the perfect espresso. If you are looking for the best o the best, then look no further, just be ready to shell out a little extra for all of these barista grade features.
16. Gaggia RI8762
Another perfect option for espresso lovers, the Gaggia includes Rapid Steam technology and one touch auto frothing so you can be certain that your espresso is hot and your milk froth is spot on with each cup you brew. Its coffee dispenser is adjustable and will accommodate multiple sized cups and it is more compact than many of the espresso machines on this list, meaning it is great for anyone with smaller kitchens. If you are worried about the environment, you will be happy to know that this espresso machine uses low energy, and shuts off after an hour of idle time.
17. Ultima Pro Espresso Maker
Featuring a heavy-duty construction accented by stainless steel, this espresso machine definitely looks the part. It features programmable sizes for one or two cups of espresso and its 15 bar pump can provide rich crema and the perfect amount of foam to top off that rich espresso that you have been waiting for.
18. De’Longhi ECP3420
Not every machine from De’Longhi has to cost a fortune, and this model is made for those that just don’t want to pay more for an espresso machine than they would for a computer. That doesn’t mean it is without features. It includes a self priming operating to minimize startup time and utilizes a stainless steel boiler to ensure great water quality. Its 15 bar professional grade pressure gives you perfect results with each cup of espresso and it is even built to accommodate larger cups.
19. Breville BES870XL
Decked out in stainless steel and featuring multiple colors including silver, black and even red, this model makes a great addition to your kitchen. On top of its design, which is fantastic, it comes with every feature you could hope for in an espresso machine. Holding 67 ounces of water that is heated with a 1600W thermo coil heating system, your espresso will be hot every time and you won’t have to stop to add water constantly. It comes with a 15 bar Italian pump to make truly authentic espressos and it even adjusts the temperature automatically so you don’t have to worry about making a bad cup of espresso ever again.
20. Mr. Coffee ECM160
The perfect machine for the espresso lover on a budget, the Mr. Coffee ECM160 looks stylish and gives you just the right amount of features to brew a thick and rich espresso. While it does lack some of the more advanced features you find on the higher end models, its price tag is much friendlier on your wallet. Overall, this is a quality espresso machine that is very popular because of its affordability. If you want to enjoy a dark, rich espresso but don’t have the budget to drop on one of the more expensive models, this could be the perfect answer for you.
21. De’Longhi ECAM23450SL
A much more compact version of the De’Longhi models, this particular one will fit in areas where some of the larger machines just won’t go. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t pack in the features. In fact, you can expect this model to have as much, if not more, than some of the other models out there. It features a programmable digital panel with multiple presets and it even includes its own water filtration system so you can make sure your water is top notch for the perfect brew. It adds a patented single-touch hot milk section that allows you to slide the milk tank on for perfect lattes and cappuccinos every time. If space is an issue for you, then take a long hard look at this espresso machine.
So what do you think of our list? We believe that one of these espresso makers will do just the trick if you are ready to get something more out of your coffee drinking that you have not experience before, at least at home. Why head to a coffee shop every time you want something other than basic coffee? With one of these handy machines, you can bring the coffee shop right into your kitchen. If you do, I guarantee you will never look back.
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