We have taken the headache out of espresso machine shopping and listed the best rated coffee makers for home that will deliver premium espresso so you will never have to visit another pricey coffeehouse.
Now shopping for an espresso machine will be a pleasure, not a pain, as you can simply choose from one of our recommended models and start making your own delicious espresso. Below is the list of Best Coffee Makers which are worth and have the capacity to give you tasty cups.
Best Rated Coffee Makers For Home
For home, the coffee maker should be convenient to use and should have a descent size to accommodate anywhere in the kitchen. The cleaning should be a breeze and not cumbersome. Below we have looked for these factors while making this list.
Best budget semi-automatic – DeLonghi EC155 Espresso Maker
The price of this espresso machine is one of its most attractive features. It generally retails for less than US$100 and is pump-driven, so it delivers a true espresso without you having to make a size-able investment. The space it takes on the counter is pretty less and can be easily accommodated. We can use ground coffee as well as E.S.E pods with the unique patented dual filter holder. It has removable water tank and drip tray for easy clean up. The water tank is good sized and makes around 8-10 shots in one fill. It is rated as the Best Seller on Amazon and has a long list of positive feedbacks and happy users.
The price above shown is the list price but when buying, it will be costing less than $100 during the payment process.
Best Budget Automatic – Nespresso Essenza C101
Making great espresso is easy with the Nespresso C100-US-AERO Essenza. Simply fill the water dispenser with filtered water, insert your favourite coffee pod and in a few minutes you have rich flavourful espresso! It is pretty affordable for an automatic espresso machine by Nespresso and retails for around US$150. You will however have to purchase the pods made specifically for this machine for around US$0.55 each but the pods make a really delicious coffee as everything is done for you and you just have to press the switch. Although, there are many alternates for the Nespresso Pods at a cheaper price and good taste.
Best Automatic – Nespresso Citiz D111 Automatic Espresso Maker
This phenomenal espresso machine delivers a fresh, flavourful espresso in 30 seconds flat! It requires no skill to use: just insert the custom pod and let it work its magic. Once the lights indicates that your espresso is ready, just press the button to dispense and you have a rich, high-quality espresso. Clean up is a breeze with this machine. Simply release more water after you’re done making your espresso, and this will flush any residue and discard of the used pod. It is also environmentally friendly as the pods are fully recyclable. The price ranges from US$300 to US$400 but it delivers great value and will last for a long time span.
Best semi-automatic – Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine
This espresso machine by Rancilio Silvia will make you feel like a professional barista. It makes professional quality espressos that rival a high-end coffee shop’s. It is a little pricey, with a tag around US$800 but it is well worth the cost. This machine is even been used by many professional baristas in many coffee shops. Its steam wand is especially nifty and produces smooth steamed milk that makes for great cappuccinos and lattes. The design is sleek and attractive so it will look great in your kitchen.
Best Super Automatic – DeLonghi ESAM3300
If you have a big pocket and can do a good investment, than this machine is especially for you. This super automatic espresso machine takes care of every possible function including grinding your beans. It is especially adept at making great steamed milk, perfect for making that premium cup of cappuccino or latte. You will have to spend a little extra to enjoy this super convenient espresso machine, as it retails for around US$800. This price may seem hefty at the outset, but when compared to other super automatics that retail for as much as US$3,000, this one is actually a pretty good deal.
Have you decided yet which espresso machine suits you best? Tell us your decision in the comments and give some feedback on the espresso produced by your new home espresso machine.
(Update: Do check our new list of Best Espresso Makers for Home containing the most up to date machines till 2016. )