Find the Ideal Espresso Machine for Your Home Cafe
Imagine waking up each morning to a great tasting espresso, creamy cappuccino or latte while relaxing in the comfort of your home, while saving money versus going out to an expensive coffee shop. Quality home espresso machines enable you to pull a shot of espresso, and prepare delicious cappuccino or latte drinks right in your own kitchen with ease! All of the machines we carry are capable of brewing a proper espresso, thick and rich with a beautiful crema. Also, most models are equipped with a built-in steam wand to froth milk for making cappuccino and latte drinks. There are various machine types to consider depending on your desired functionality, available counter space, and of course budget.
Which Type of Espresso Machine Should I Buy?
Semi-Auto: Semi-automatics are the most common, featuring an electric brewing pump which is manually turned on and off by the user. These machines are relatively simple to operate, you place your ground espresso in the portafilter filter basket, install the portafilter and turn on the brewing pump.
Super-Auto: Super-automatics go from bean to cup at the touch of a button. They utilize a built-in coffee grinder and brewing mechanism that automatically grinds the coffee, fills and tamps the filter basket, brews a pre-determined volume of espresso and then dumps the used coffee grounds into an internal waste container.
Manual Lever: Lever machines offer old world style and craftsmanship with the capability to brew exquisite espresso; however, they do require the highest degree of skill to master and are only recommended for the hands-on enthusiast who is willing to invest some time and experiment.
Capsule: Single cup capsule models offer the ultimate in convenience, you simply insert an espresso capsule and press a button to produce a rich, thick authentic espresso.
Learn More About Espresso Machines
Following are links to some of our most popular Learning Center guides related to espresso machines. Please browse through these articles if you need more in-depth help deciding between the various machine types, or if you're relatively new to brewing espresso at home and would like to see how the process works.