For some, morning coffee is more of a ritual they cannot give up. It is their most essential elixir that kick starts the day. However, bowing a good cup of coffee also requires a bit of care. Not only that the beans themselves need to be of the highest quality but the espresso maker has to be able to brew it properly. It becomes even more complicated knowing that there are thousands of models available but out of all of them there are quite a few that stand out. Here are the top 10 best espresso machines for 2019 reviewed.
- 10. Mr. Coffee ECMP50 Espresso/Cappuccino Maker
- 9. KRUPS XP601050 Manual Pump Espresso Machine
- 8. Hamilton Beach 49983 2-Way FlexBrew
- 7. Espressione Café Minuetto Professional Thermoblock Espresso Machine
- 6. De’Longhi BAR32 Retro
- 5. Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker
- 4. Espressione 3-in-1 Programmable Coffee and Espresso Maker
- 3. Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand
- 2. Breville The Infuser Espresso Machine
- 1. KRUPS XP5280 Pump Espresso Machine
10. Mr. Coffee ECMP50 Espresso/Cappuccino Maker
The Mr. Coffee ECMP50 is more of a budget solution. Priced below $100, it is a product that can deliver a decent coffee without costing too much. It is compact and comes with several features such as heat protection, removable parts and lighting. The design of the espresso maker is quite pleasant and can fit almost anywhere in a kitchen. Even if most of it is made from plastic, the machine does not feel cheap at all.
9. KRUPS XP601050 Manual Pump Espresso Machine
KRUPS as a brand is quite familiar to regular coffee drinkers. The XP601050 model does not disappoint, managing to live up to almost all expectations. It’s entire body is made of stainless steel which makes it a bit heavy but durable at the same time. The only downside of this product is the fact that it cannot make cappuccino like most other espresso makers. However, its build quality does put it on top of the list.
8. Hamilton Beach 49983 2-Way FlexBrew
When it comes to household appliances, Hamilton Beach is one of the big names in the industry. The FlexBrew is one of their newer models that is able to brew coffee on the fly or at a preset time. It can be programmed to brew coffee automatically making it extremely convenient and easy to get freshly made coffee in the morning without having to wait.
7. Espressione Café Minuetto Professional Thermoblock Espresso Machine
The Espressione is not for everyone. It can be considered a premium product that has almost no flaws but due to the high price it only grabs the 7th spot. With its superior build quality, excellent coffee and ability to brew it in multiple ways, the espresso maker is one of the best ones available. The manufacturers also made it durable enough to be used in bars and restaurants but it still remains a great coffee maker that can be used at home.
6. De’Longhi BAR32 Retro
Veteran coffee drinkers must have owned a De’Longhi product at some point in time. The brand was and still is one of the most popular ones out there. Their BAR32 model is an affordable espresso maker that was built to take little space, make very little noise and brew a good coffee at the same time. One of the few downsides is the absence of a programmable function to get the coffee ready before the user gets out of the bed.
5. Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker
The Hamilton Beach Espresso maker is yet another affordable product that is able to brew a decent cup of coffee. It can also make cappuccino with the aid of the milk fronter. The reservoir can be easily removed by the user which makes it easy to maintain. Looking at the build quality, it is important to mention that the body is partially made of plastic with metal elements on the top side where the controls are placed.
4. Espressione 3-in-1 Programmable Coffee and Espresso Maker
The Espressione 3-in-1 is a great looking product. It is more than clear that the team that designed the coffee maker did not forget how important it is to have a good looking appliance. That does not mean that the quality of the brew was compromised. In fact, the espresso maker is able to brew one of the best cups of coffee. It also comes with a programmable timer that turns the machine on automatically at a preset hour.
3. Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand
Cuisinart’s DCC-3000 is one of the most compact coffee makers in this top 10. It takes extremely low table space but it is a bit taller. It comes with its own reservoir that can hold about 12 5 oz. cups of coffee. Using the product is extremely easy due to its intuitive menu and controls. It can also be programmed to start brewing coffee after a certain time.
2. Breville The Infuser Espresso Machine
The Breville Infuser Espresso machine is probably the best one available but it is also one of the most expensive ones. However, premium quality is usually more expensive. The body is completely made of stainless steel while quality of the brew would satisfy even the most demanding user.
1. KRUPS XP5280 Pump Espresso Machine
When it comes to value for money, the KRUPS beats almost any other product out there starting from price, quality of build and coffee quality. It can take whole coffee beans and turn them into a great hot beverage. It can be programmed to start brewing at a certain hour using the built-in timer and it is extremely easy to clean.