This year we’ve seen some interesting new design concepts into the espresso machine market. But the tried and tested stalwarts are still the most popular. So if you’re looking for the best home espresso machine 2011 here’s what we think are the best value.
(NOTE: You can check out today’s best sellers at Amazon by clicking here. But remember I don’t recommend a steam machine)
Best Espresso Machine Under 1000
You can actually get a good automatic machine for under 1000. Is the Delonghi Magnifica super-automatic? Well pretty much yes but you can read more in our Delonghi Magnifica review
For more on super-automatics check out our Super Automatic Espresso Machine Guide
Best Espresso Machine Under 500
Breville still make some of the most stylish machines around. The fantastic Barista Express is usually over $500 (prices fluctuate especially at places like Amazon.com) but it’s little sister the Cafe Roma is just over 300. Good, sturdy, stylish machines from Breville.
Best Espresso Machine Under 200
DeLonghi have been in this game for more years than most and I personally have the EC702 in my kitchen. The best thing about it? It heats up really quickly and you have espresso within a few minutes. The worst thing? I can’t get my big mug under the portafilter. I have to use little espresso cups.
For a more in-depth analyis read our Delonghi EC702 review