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Buying your first espresso machine can definitely be a confusing task. There’s hundreds of machines to choose from, too many features to look into and the price range can be another issue. Why do some espresso machines cost less or more than others when they’re seemingly all the same?
In this post, we’ll be breaking down this info for you to help guide you in your buying process. And should you have any questions, feel free to choose use an email by using the contact form here.
First thing you should know is, a home espresso machine is not the same as a commercial espresso machine you see at your local coffee house. Of course, the perform the same task and give you the same delicious coffee, not to mention at a fraction of a cost, but they’re kind of built differently. Since we’re focused on getting you the best coffee gear at home, this post will be dedicated to helping you buy the best espresso machine for your home.
What Your Home Espresso Machine Needs to Have:
It is important to decide what you want from your espresso machine in order to not over-spend on features you won’t use. Many machines have fancy features that sound cool to have, but you might never or rarely use. On the other hand, there are some basic features that every espresso machine should have, like:
Other features could include:
Which features you’ll be getting in your espresso machine will have to do directly with how much you’re willing to spend on it.
The majority of espresso machines fall under these price ranges:
Espresso machines under $100: they’ve got the best price label but not the best value, as they’re usually built to be replaced with a new unit sooner than later.
Espresso Machines $200 to $400: this is an excellent range for espresso machines for beginners. For that price, you can get a manual espresso machine or an automatic single-serve espresso machine.
Espresso machines $500 to a $1000: This price range could get you a nice machine, either semi-automatic or fully automatic with built-in grinders. These machines are worth investing in and usually have a long life.
Espresso machines for $1000 and more: Now that’s where money buys you happiness. For $1000 or more, you can get some really high end espresso machines with excellent features and advanced technology.
I would highly advice you to first choose the best budget that is suitable to you. Once you’ve decided on a budget, click on the links below where we’ll show you the best espresso machines for home in that price range:
a Keurig 2.0 Brewer is the only Keurig that can brew both single cup servings as well a full carafe. The machine is available in a number of models that vary in sizes, so you can choose the right one for your needs.
Keurig K55 is an excellent choice for single cup brewing with a large 48 oz reservoir. Perfect for brewing many cups without the need to refill.
Keurig K15 is perfect for a single user who needs something compact. It has no water reservoir, instead you add a fresh cup of water for every brew. It's very small in size in comparison to other Keurigs.
KitchenAid Personal Coffee Maker
This personal coffee maker by KitchenAid is compact in size and brews directly into your mug or travel mug. Use it with your favorite coffee ground and never worry about coffee pods.
Hamilton Beach Single Serve Scoop Coffee Maker
This convenient coffee maker by Hamilton Beach allows you to brew a single cup in different sizes using your favorite coffee ground. It can also adjust the coffee brew from regular to bold. This, in addition to many great features.
Ninja Coffee Bar
The Ninja Coffee Bar gives you the best of all words. It is a single-serve (using coffee ground), it is also able to make a full carafe and specialty coffee drinks.
Keurig K55 Coffee Maker
The Keurig K55 allows you to brew a cup of coffee using a K-Cup pod, which is available from so many brands like Green Mountain, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and many more. It also has a refillable pod that allows you to use your own coffee ground.
Keurig 2.0 Coffee Maker
Keurig 2.0, like the K55, brews K-Cups from many different brands, which doesn't limit your options. The 2.0 model allows you to additionally brew a full carafe along side many different cup sizes.
The Nespresso CitiZ&Milk allows you to brew espresso, and thanks to its built-in frother, you can easily heat and froth milk for drinks like Cappuccino and Latte.
Nespresso Lattissima Pro
The Lattissima Pro takes it up to another level with its fully automated drink preparation. Using the LCD touch screen, choose the drink you want to brew and the Lattissima will do everything else.
Nespresso Evoluo VertuoLine Machine
The Evoluo is part of Nespresso's VertuoLine brewers which allow you to brew a full cup of coffee in addition to espresso and espresso-based drinks. So, if you enjoy your cup of coffee as well as a frothy cup of Cappuccino or Latte, this would be a nice option for you.