People pay a lot for coffee. A 2019 study of 1,000 Americans by Amerisleep concluded that although 12% of them believed coffee was damaging to their bodies, 79% of the people polled drank at least one cup of coffee a day. Of course, we all know that everything in moderation is fine. The study concluded that the taste rather than the caffeine was the reason people drink coffee. If Espresso is your thing, you'll want to taste the best cup of coffee so you'll need the most up to date machine on the market. As an espresso drinker, you'll know that the machine has to force near-boiling water through ground coffee and a filter to create the concentrated coffee you love. It sounds like an easy process but the better the machine, the better the coffee.
Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine
This stainless-steel machine is very durable. The temperature is well regulated and controlled and it has a removable water reservoir for easy maintenance. You'll get a quality cup of coffee from this machine that will convince your guests they're drinking coffee from a coffee shop. The articulating steam wand offers professional steaming but you won't be as wowed by that as the machine's simple design which fits into most kitchens no matter the décor.
Breville Barista Espresso
The latest machine from Breville, which carries the type number BES870XL, is a great entry-level machine. You get dose control grinding, which grinds on demand the correct amount of coffee. It can work with any coffee beans so your taste buds won't need to compromise. The digital temperature control means the coffee will be delivered at precisely the right temperature and you get great accessories including a coffee scoop and a milk mug to complement your coffee experience.
Gaggia 14101 Classic Semi-Automatic Espresso Maker
The Gaggia is a semi-automatic machine so you don't need to control everything. It's also a commercial three-way espresso machine that's able to deliver more cups than most of its rivals. Most users love the turbo frother steam wand but you'll appreciate the rugged stainless-steel design that means it will be a feature of your kitchen for many years. This machine's so durable that it could easily be used for an office, although it is a challenge to clean it.
Flair Espresso Maker
The Flair Espresso Maker has been designed for ease of use so it's ideal for first-timers and anyone who's technically challenged. It's also compact so it would feature nicely in any kitchen. It heats up quickly even though it's small. The detachable head makes cleaning easy and the aluminum press stand and stainless-steel brewing head are more durable than larger rivals. It's small so it's portable which means it could feature in your kitchen, your home office or the bedroom.
To Consider Before Your Purchase
The best espresso machines are easy to maintain and clean but make a professional coffee cup.
- The Breville comes with a large water capacity
- The Gaggia needs minimal supervision so it’s the best for those in a hurry every morning.
What Do They Say on Other Sites
“I can't believe how good coffee tastes from my Flair Espresso Maker.” (Amy reviewing the Flair Espresso Maker on Amazon)
“It does make an okay cup of espresso but not a great one.” (A Duncan reviewing Gaggia on Amazon)
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