Espresso is quickly becoming the new trend in high-end kitchen equipment. Almost everybody has one and they are constantly raving about the various recipes, the best beans, and how every morning has become so much nicer now that they have a fresh shot of espresso made easily from their automatic espresso machine. It looks like it is due time for you to pick up your new-fangled machine. To make your searching easier, we’ve found the top three best automatic espresso machines that will be sure to satisfy your caffeine craving.
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VonShef 15 Bar Espresso Coffee Maker Machine
will be sure to give a kick start to every day and quick boost to get you out the door cheerful and quickly. This super automatic espresso machine lets you create coffee that is worthy of the most experienced barista. It’s prefect for the coffee connoisseur and makes light work of creating delicious coffee concoctions. The easy to use espresso machine has a powerful 15 bar pressure that helps to create super-rich taste using either coffee pods/bags or ground coffee. Weather you just fancy the one-cup of coffee or tow, the dual-stainless steel filter gives you complete control in satisfying all of your espresso needs.
This product features a 34-Oz detachable transparent water tank that is very easy to fill and allows you to see how much water you have left. It also has overheat and overpressure protection, making very safe and reliable even for the beginner. Its high pressure frothing function is perfect for making those mid-afternoon cappuccinos and other hot drinks you deeply desire during those cold winter days. A handy warming plate for cups to pre-heat is a fantastic additional feature which adds that perfect extra touch to make your drinking experience more enjoyable. It comes in a stylish chrome housing with an ultra-chic look that will stand out and look great on any kitchen countertop.
Easy to use
Over heating protection
Pods bought separately
2. Gaggia Brera Super Automatic Espresso Machine in Silver
Next on our list of the best automatic espresso machines is . This is the new face of traditional Italian espresso. The super automatic espresso machine features an elegant brushed stainless steel front panel that looks stunning in any kitchen, and has a compact design that is much more space efficient than it’s counterparts in it’s class. But don’t let the size fool you, this machine takes full advantage of advanced technology, allowing it compete with even the biggest of machines.
The Mavea Water Filter features four stages of filtration before entering into the espresso to purify the water, remove impurities, and reduce scale build up. It gives you the cleanest cup of espresso you’ll ever get. The low energy consumption feature allows it to enter standby mode after one hour of idle time, making it great to save on energy costs and you don’t have to worry about if you turned it off when you’re already half way to the office.
The pre-infusion feature ensures maximum flavor and armoa extraction. It ensures you won’t get that burnt taste you can get with most cheaper machines and reviews excellently for taste and quality.
This machine is an excellent choice for at-home baristas of all levels, but you do need to know that there is not a warning if there are not enough beans in the grinder. This can cause the machine to not function properly and even make you a bad cup of espresso. So be sure you are constantly checking on the level of available beans.
Easy to use
Silver & Black color options
Water filtration system
No warning if there are not enough beans in the grinder
Needs to be cleaned often
3. KRUPS EA8255001 Espresseria Fully Automatic Espresso Machine
Last on our list of options for your espresso needs is . Although on the more expensive side of our findings, it definitely is not one that you should pass by . The patented revolutionary compact thermoblock system ensures consistently hot and delicious coffee every time. And what makes it so delicious? They have an incredible patented system that quickly makes the espresso once the beans are ground so that you don’t loose any of the flavor from grinding the beans. It’ truly brings the Barista taste right to your home. The machine is also one of the more compact units on the market. It’s designed and manufactured in France, where they test every unit and ensure it is the best in it’s class. It features a 15 bar pump, hydraulic automated tamping system and a metallic burr grinder. It truly does all of the work for you and makes you look like you have a natural talent for being a professional Barista.
The system also features an intuitive LCD display system, which makes it easy to choose the correct recipe and to understand the machine. The combination of a 60-Oz removable water tank with empty tank detection and the large bean hooper, ensure that you can prepare several delicious drinks in a row.
Even though we love this machine, we do have a few things to mention on the downside. This machine is heavy, almost like any other machine. It weighs in at 22 pounds. So make sure that when you put it on your counter, you’re going to leave it there. Don’t move it around a lot. The other downside is that this product is new. Which is great because you know that they use the best in technology, but it hasn’t been thoroughly reviewed by your neighbors. If you’re not someone that likes to be the first to test new products, then I would hold off on this bad boy until more in-market testing has been done.