A Must-Have Machine

I knew the time would come eventually and now it is upon us as the espresso machine has finally stopped working and now I have to have it replaced. Since it is not as in demand as the other drinks we sell, there is not as much of a rush to get one, but I do like to offer more selection for all customers, so it is better to get it sooner as opposed to later. Bearing that in mind, I have been asking friends and family members about the best options that are currently available on the internet since I am not as up to date on what features are currently being offered. I do know that the price ranges run the gamut from very affordable to astronomical. I plan on having a budget that is in the average range, so I know that leaves me far more options than a lot of people. I have already made some preliminary searches yet I am still trying to get as much information as possible before I make a short list that takes into consideration everything that has been suggested to me as well as the brands that I already know and love.

Even with all of the people suggesting their favorite brands to me, I still wanted to get an unbiased perspective as well, which meant I turned to websites that gave comprehensive rundowns of many brands in the industry. I was looking for the best hand coffee grinder reviews, so I had more than a few sites to check out, and I was amazed at the many features that are currently offered.


For other pour over coffee maker reviews, I was directed towards other sites and from there I made a list that I am sure meets all of my expectations or surpasses them. With the advances that have been made in coffee machines these days, you can even pretend to be a barista at home making the best espressos ever and all from the convenience of your own kitchen. For those that have ever wanted an espresso machine of their own, you should already know that there are extensive lists that can be found online that are perfect for your own kitchen. There is nothing more satisfying than being able to make an amazing espresso at home instead of going to a local coffee shop. The following are some espresso machines that I believe are great for most households.


Mr. Coffee Cafe Espresso Maker

Mr. Coffee Cafe

This is an espresso machine that can make cappuccinos, espresso, and even lattes with ease. All of these drinks can be made using the control panel that involves one touch to brew any type you happen to be craving. There is even a milk frother that works automatically to whip up creamy cappuccinos and delicious lattes in your kitchen. The tray can be adjusted for mugs and cups and users note that this espresso machine is simple to clean. I find that this is the perfect machine for people that want to be baristas but without all the hassle. Users may not think it is as user-friendly as other models, but it comes with a video to help you out and is definitely a contender for most shortlists.


De’Longhi ECP3420 Espresso Machine

De’Longhi ECP3420

Immediately what stands out with this espresso machine is that it is affordable yet professional and boasts a style that is sleek and aesthetically pleasing. I like to drink from larger cups and that is no problem at all for this espresso machine as it comes equipped with a 2nd-tier drip that allows for more than standard espresso cups. I also love that it is self-priming and constructed from stainless steel for minimum prep time necessary to get started. Some users have noted the lack of extras compared to other brands, but I guarantee that this machine makes a great cup of espresso every time.


Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker

Nespresso Pixie machine

This machine has all of the latest brewing technology and comes with all of the bells and whistles a true and serious espresso drinker could want. They include buttons that are programmable for lungo and espresso, an LED indicator light and a shut-off button that works automatically.