What makes a good espresso machine? We've asked this question and we've found out some interesting things. Espresso machines can make a mean shot of coffee for that boost whenever you need, but they can have their problems. Let's see how the best of the best fare against the crowd.
When we're talking about the best espresso machines, we're talking about espresso machines that truly have it all.
Buzzrake collected thousands of opinions from users to find out what makes an amazing espresso maker. We then calculated an overall cumulative score for each machine, based on how users describe the product and their experience with it.
The products rated highest received top scores on almost every metric we have. These products exhibit high quality, high performance, high speed, and style. On top of this, users find these products to be easy to use, easy to clean and space efficient, all of which are qualities that make the best espresso machines great for beginners.
Of course, when you see all this, the first thing that pops into mind is: 'These must be expensive.' Well, the good news is that they are not at all. You can find one of these machines in the medium price range of $200-$490, and the brand to look for is Breville (Capresso is not far behind). The only slight downsides these machines have is that they are in the highest wattage category (over 1400 watts) and that they have medium sized reservoirs.
So, as you can see, the best espresso machines come in a great package at a decent price. It seems that quality and customer satisfaction are top concerns for manufacturers and this shows in the products they have to offer. You don't have to spend a fortune to have your own robot barista, and you don't have to spend too much time and energy setting it up and cleaning it. Most importantly, you can expect some great coffee from it.