10 BEST ESPRESSO MACHINES
DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine
For those wanting a machine with a ton of bells and whistles, but with push button simplicity, the DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Espresso Machine ($640) is the one for you.
Completely automatic with an Instant Reheat function, ensuring the machine is always at the ideal operating temperature. The dials in front allow you to customize the settings to suit your taste, while the 60 ounce removable water reservoir and 7 oz. bean hopper, make this 28 pound modern marvel pretty self sufficient.
La Pavoni EPC-8 Espresso Machine
For those that must maintain total control over their espresso making experience, the La Pavoni EPC-8 Espresso Machine ($860) lever style espresso maker is right up your alley.
The unit’s chrome surface is easy to clean, and the small number of moving parts makes it easy to service with little more than a screwdriver. It also comes with an instructional DVD to help teach the fine art of manual espresso making. It is definitely not a machine for beginners.
DeLonghi EC680 Dedica Espresso Machine
For those wanting the interactivity of a semi-automatic unit, with as small a footprint as possible, the DeLonghi EC680 Dedica Espresso Machine ($300) is waiting for you to come claim it. With a quick heat-up, ready to go in under 40 seconds, built-in cup warmer, powerful and adjustable frothing wand and a 3-in-1 filter allowing you to make single, double shots or use pods, you’ll be enjoying your espresso or cappuccino before you know it.
Handpresso Wild Hybrid Espresso Machine
For those that are constantly on the go, but can’t be without their espresso, the Handpresso Wild Hybrid Espresso Machine ($127) is definitely the way to go. Easy to use, easy to clean, and capable of working with grounds or pods, this handy machine is all about convenience.
Jura 13422 Impressa C9 One Touch Espresso Machine
A truly automatic wonder machine, the only thing this number won’t do is drink it for you. The Jura 13422 Impressa C9 Espresso Machine ($1600) is fully loaded with every bell and whistle that the manufacturer could find. From bean to cup in less than 60 seconds, taking into account every pre-set and customized option that you can think of, this unit treats you like a rock star. Add in the automatic cleaning cycle, and the CLEARYL water-care system, 5 level water hardness settings and adjustable volume settings from 1 to a full 16-ounce serving, you may just wonder what you ever did without it.