With so many espresso machines being sold today, it is no wonder that more and more people are trying to find the one best espresso machine for their kitchen or workplace. Unfortunately, that is not an easy thing to decide since there are so many different models, price ranges, and brands to choose from.
What Should You Be Looking For?
If you are trying to find the best espresso machine for your home, then you have a few considerations as to the features that you should be looking for. If you are a single person, then the size of the water reservoir may not be that important to you. On the other hand, if your family isn’t too excited about being awoken every morning to the sound of coffee being ground, then you might want to choose a machine that uses grounds instead of grinding its own beans.
How Are These Machines Different?
You will find that espresso machines also come in a variety of sizes, from those that are smaller than a traditional coffee machine to those that will take up a good portion of your counter space. In fact, some of the higher end espresso makers are designed to actually be plumbed right into your kitchen, alleviating the need for you to fill up the water reservoir.
Which Really Is the Best One?
Ultimately, the best espresso machine for most people is one that is easy to use, delivers the number of cups of espresso that you need in a short period of time, and also allows you to do things like set the temperature or the strength of the coffee. It also has to be within your budget obviously. For example we think the best espresso machine under $200 is the Delonghi EC702 (the one I’ve got) but you could spend much more and go all the way up to a Jura Capresso z5 for thousands of dollars.
A good median machine for you might be the Breville Barista Express at around $600.
Because there are so many features that you can select from, this is a much harder choice than buying a simple coffee maker, but one that you will really enjoy.