Top Espresso Machine Reviews

If you’re an avid coffee lover and have decided to try your hand at making your own espresso, there are a few factors to take into consideration. The best espresso machine will be a model that is easy for you to use, low maintenance and a model that is able to consistently provide you with excellent tasting brew. There are a few different kinds of espresso machines: manual, semi auto and super auto. Here we will educate you on the differences of each type, while also taking an in-depth look at some of the best espresso machines that are produced by Delonghi, Breville and Gaggia.

The manual espresso machine is a difficult machine to learn how to use if you’re a novice, so it’s only recommended for professionals as it can be extremely difficult to create consistently good espresso each time.

Semi-automatic machines are the most popular type of models and represent an excellent compromise between the quality of coffee they can produce and the skillset that’s required to operate them. With these machines you are able to brew your espresso with the touch of a button, but you’ll still be required to work on getting the beans ground into the desired consistency.  This type of espresso machine will produce good quality espresso, as long as the user is willing to invest some time into developing their coffee making technique.

The super automatic espresso machines are significantly more expensive than manual or semi auto models. These machines will typically come equipped with built in burr coffee bean grinders, hot water dispensers and dual boilers that allow the user to pull continuous shots. This type of machine is an excellent choice for those new to making coffee, however as mentioned, they can be quite spendy.

A capsule espresso machine is a popular type of model that requires you to purchase flavored capsules of coffee which you insert into the machine. It doesn’t take much skill to use this type of machine and the espresso it produces is much weaker than the coffee that’s produced by other types of espresso machine models.

A pod espresso machine is similar to capsule espresso machines and also doubles as a semi auto model.  It gives the user a quick and clean way to make espresso, by simply inserting a pod into the portafilter and running hot water through it by pushing a button.

 Breville Barista Express Review: Why it’s a Top Seller

Breville BEC250

In this Breville Barista Express review we’ll take a look at how this machine performs, what consumers had to say about their experiences using it and we’ll also learn about where you can find this model for the most affordable price. We’ll learn why consumers rated this as one of the top espresso machines on the market, its ease of use and find out more about the standout features this machine has to offer, such as the built in burr grinder, detachable water reservoir, easy storage capabilities, dosing controls and programmable brewing options.

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 Gaggia 14101 Review: Popular and Affordable

Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine

In this Gaggia 14101 review we’ll take a look at what this espresso machine has to offer to coffee lovers, how it rated with both the experts and consumers and we’ll also take an in-depth look at this machine’s stand out features. This particular model is loved by consumers due to the ease of use and how simple it is to clean and maintain. The overall design of this machine is considered to be both classic and advanced, which is also what makes it one of the most popular models that’s produced by Gaggia. The detachable water reservoir,  super-fast brewing time, built-in hot water dispenser and seventeen bar pump makes this machine not only user friendly, but it’s also able to provide you with high quality tasting espresso each and every time.

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Delonghi Esam3300 Review: Why you’ll Love this Model

DeLonghi ESAM3500.N

In this Delonghi Esam 3300 review we take a look at what both the experts and consumers had to say about this machine’s overall performance, how easy this model is to use and maintain, and we’ll also take an in-depth look at this machine’s standout features.  This model features a patented cappuccino system that allows a user to create rich and creamy coffee every time, and the easy to use rotary control panel features simplistic controls, which makes it easy to choose the strength and quantity of espresso you desire. Some of the top features include the instant reheat option, automatic shut off after three hours and removable water reservoir.  This machine also comes equipped with its own built in grinder, coffee cup warmer and double boiler system.

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