Background of This Ranking of the Top 5 Best Espresso Makers 2014
Originally called café-express, the popular Italian coffee drink that has taken American coffee lovers by storm got its start in 1880. Italians went to a local coffee bar where they waited for a cup that was made to order: expresso. About 100 years later, it was almost as popular in the United States as it was in Rome and Florence. The demands for a quality expresso at home introduced a variety of coffee makers. Some produced an excellent drink, but others did not satisfy the American taste. This list of the best expresso machines includes at least one that suits your taste perfectly.
5. Capresso EC100 Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine
Take a break from the hassle of brewing expresso with a classy looking machine that makes it easy. Two sieves let you produce two creamy expressos simultaneously, and the unlimited output of steam gives you hot milk the way you want it for your lattes and cappuccinos. You get a separate position that steams it for your lattes and froths it for cappuccino. Conveniences include a warming platform and an easy to fill removable container that holds 46 ounces of water. The self locking filter holder has a handy thumb guard, and a removable drip tray is easy to clean. With a single sieve that you can use for pre ground coffee or prepared expresso pods, you have a convenient way to make your delicious coffee concoctions.
4. De’Longhi BAR32 Retro 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker
Take advantage of state of the art innovations in a unit that delivers the authentic flavor of your favorite Italian coffee drinks. You can imagine yourself at a coffee bar in Rome, enjoying your drink with the native Romans and American tourists. A self priming function gives you a quick start up that lets you enjoy your creation sooner instead of waiting for the element and boiler to get hot. Your expresso and cappuccino brew at the ideal temperature that is controlled by two thermostats that have separate controls for water and steam. A swivel jet frother delivers the right amount of creamy topping every time. With a filter holder that works equally well with prepared coffee pods or ground coffee, the machine gives you a way to use the supplies that you have on hand.
3. BELLA Espresso Maker
Enjoy an authentic cup of expresso from a maker that carries the Italian word for beautiful, and you can join in the praise of an elegant and efficient machine. In just a few minutes, you can create a delicious cappuccino or expresso. A steam pressured cap has a safety feature that avoids burns, and the easy to use wand heats and froths milk to perfection. You get a removable tray that is easy to clean the drips in a moment. A nicely styled glass carafe makes an attractive presentation for family and friends, and the tamping spoon is designed to facilitate your preparations. You can feel as though you are in Rome instead of in a long line at the drive through and get a better drink at the same time.
2. Mr. Coffee ECMP50 Espresso/Cappuccino Maker, Black
Make it easy on yourself when you want to enjoy a delicious expresso by choosing a coffee maker that has all of the conveniences that you like. The compact size of the unit fits nicely on your kitchen counter, and the crisp design is clean and attractive. A nice touch is that your coffee cup conveniently fits under the spout, delivering your drink ready to enjoy from a thermal block heating system. A powerful milk frother prepares the topping at the right heat and in the right amount, and clean up is a snap with a removable drip tray. A lighting on and off switch reminds you to turn it off when you get your fill. You already know the quality of the Mr. Coffee brand, and the expresso maker continues a long tradition of excellence.
1. De’Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker
Get ready to serve lattes, cappuccino or expresso made to order and impress your family and friends with the latest design from De’Longhi. You can use ground coffee or prepared pods with the unique filter holder that serves a dual function. A swivel jet frother delivers a glorious cream infusion for your creation, and it never fails to satisfy even the most discerning coffee drinker. You have no wait time with the self priming feature that gives you a piping hot drink within minutes. Expresso is best when brewed at the perfect temperature, and you get two thermostats so that you can control the water and steam pressure separately. A quality machine with a durable stainless steel boiler produces all the pressure that you need for years to come.