Our Top Choice
Barista Express™ by Breville
Grind the exact amount of beans right before brewing, improves flavor quality. Produces excellent espresso. Owners report well worth the money!
Built in grinder, frothing pot, steaming wand and adjustable brew temperatures. Large capacity water tank.
No double boiler so takes a while to steam milk. One of the more expensive models. Has a learning curve for novices.
Gaggia Anima Prestige Super Automatic Espresso Machine
One of the absolute best espresso and cappuccino machines, from Italian company with 75 year history of excellence.
Programmable, super automatic espresso brewing. Automatic milk frothing and dispensing. Built in grinder.
High end price, but to be expected for this quality and features.
La Pavoni Europiccola Espresso Machine
High quality, top end professional style manual espresso machine. Comes with instructional video.
Classic Italian design manual espresso machine. Stylish and durable steel construction.
Some reports that base should be sturdier/heavier. Expensive and requires patience.
Mr. Coffee Steam Espresso Machine
Basic model. Budget price. For people who want more than just a regular coffee machine, but don’t need true “Italian style” espresso.
Makes between 1 and 4 cups of either espresso or cappuccino. Decent frother. Convenient cord storage
Few complaints here and there of defects in machinery.