Best Espresso Machine 2016

Top 7 Espresso Machines You Can Buy

Best Rated
De'Longhi Magnifica Esam4000.b
Best Seller
Krups Nespresso Inissia
Morphy Richards 172002 Accents
Bosch Tassimo Vivy
NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Oblo
VonShef Espresso Coffee
Best Deal
VonShef 4 Bar Espresso
ModellDe'Longhi Magnifica Esam4000.bKrups Nespresso InissiaMorphy Richards 172002 AccentsBosch Tassimo VivyNESCAFE Dolce Gusto ObloVonShef Espresso CoffeeVonShef 4 Bar Espresso
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Pump Pressure15 bar19 bar15 barn.i.15 bar15 bar4 bar
Wattage1450 W1260 W1000 W1300 W1500 W850 W800 W
MaterialPlasticPlasticStainless SteelPlasticAluminium/ Stainless SteelPlasticPlastic
Water Tank Capacity1.8 L0.7 L1.2 L0.7 L0.8 L1.5 L0.28 L
Cup Warmer
Rinsing Programme
Dual Cup Dispense
Milk Frother
Dimensions36 x 28.5 x 37.5 cm30 x 23 x 12 cm28.8 x 22 x 31.5 cm24.9 x 16.9 x 29.8 cm24.5 x 18 x 31.5 cm36 x 32 x 34 cm30.5 x 29 x 23.5 cm
Weight10 kg2.4 kg3.6 kg2.3 kg2.5 kg3.8 kg2.8 kg
(Special) Features
  • CRF Technology (Compact, Reliable, Fresh)
  • Instant Reheat
  • Brewing Unit
  • Power Save Mode
  • 19 Bar High-Performance Pump
  • Variable Steam Control
  • Steam Wand
  • Spacesaving Vivy
  • Fully Automatic One Control Op
  • Over 30 Varieties of hot and cold Drinks
  • Magnetic PodHolder
  • Detachable Drip Tray
  • Dishwasher safe Parts
  • Clear Temperature Gauge
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Best Rated
De'Longhi Magnifica Esam4000.b
De'Longhi Magnifica Esam4000.b
  • CRF Technology (Compact, Reliable, Fresh)
  • Instant Reheat
  • Brewing Unit
329,95 €
Best Seller
Krups Nespresso Inissia
Krups Nespresso Inissia
  • Power Save Mode
  • 19 Bar High-Performance Pump
74,90 €
Morphy Richards 172002 Accents
Morphy Richards 172002 Accents
  • Variable Steam Control
  • Steam Wand
64,99 €
Bosch Tassimo Vivy
Bosch Tassimo Vivy
  • Spacesaving Vivy
  • Fully Automatic One Control Op
42,00 €
NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Oblo
NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Oblo
  • Over 30 Varieties of hot and cold Drinks
  • Magnetic PodHolder
44,99 €
VonShef Espresso Coffee
VonShef Espresso Coffee
  • Detachable Drip Tray
  • Dishwasher safe Parts
41,99 €
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All You Need To Know For Our Best Espresso Machine Reviews

Serve yourself some aromatic coffee after our best espresso machine reviews 2016.

The De'Longhi Magnifica Bean to Cup coffee machine can truly call itself one of the best espresso machines.

Coffee in all its different styles, aromas and tastes is one of the most popular drinks on earth. It’s more than just an office booster and is enjoyed frequently in cafes and private households. If you too would like to bring aromatic, tasty espresso to your home then an espresso coffee machine might be just right for you.

Though you might be slightly confused by the range and variety of selection not only in online shops but also in your local supermarkets. To help you choose which espresso machine is a best buy, which one has the best value or which is the best espresso machine under £200, we’ve compared a range of home espresso machines and listed the top 6 in our best espresso machine reviews 2016.

In the following buying guide you’ll find out all you need to know, what to look out for, where to buy the best espresso machine and if you’re in need of saving money, where to find the best cheap espresso machine.

Types of Espresso Machines

First let us show you what types have been differentiated in our best espresso machine reviews.

Types of Espresso Machines Description
Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machines Unlike a traditional lever espresso machine these use a pressure pump that automatically pumps water through the coffee grounds. Most commercial espresso machines as well as home espresso machines these days are automatic and have an integrated coffee grinder.
Pod Espresso Machines (Nespresso Machines) These are in most cases also pump driven but instead of using coffee grounds they come with small pods of coffee.
Steam Espresso Coffee Machines Espresso coffee machines that use steam pressure to force water through the coffee grounds. These tend to be relatively cheap espresso machines and often come in conjunction with a normal coffee maker.

These are the advantages and disadvantages of each type from our reviews 2016.

Pro’s of Bean-to-Cup Espresso Machines Con’s of Bean-to-Cup Espresso Machines
  • multifunctional
  • automatic and quick
  • good aroma and taste
  • more expensive
Pro’s of Nespresso Machines Con’s of Nespresso Machines
  • pre-measured, good espresso
  • easy usage
  • overall less coffee variety and individuality
  • only certain pods for specific machines
Pro’s of Steam Espresso Machines Con’s of Steam Espresso Machines
  • cheap espresso machines
  • well suited as home espresso machines for beginners
  • don’t make the most aromatic coffee

Which Espresso Machine is suitable for you?

Our reviews 2016 showed that Krups espresso machines have a high quality build.

Now that you’ve seen all types of machines in an overview, you might want to start thinking where the best espresso machine for you will be used. As our espresso machine reviews showed, you can start with home espresso machines for beginners or if you’re a full on coffee making pro and want one for your cafe, then a bigger, commercial espresso machine is the best buy. As we don’t know your preferences here are some questions you can answer in order to find the best espresso machine for you.

Would you like to have quick coffee without any struggle?
In this case our best espresso machine reviews recommends fully automatic bean-to-cup coffee machines for example Gaggia espresso machines. With just the press of a button you can specify the desired coffee and the best espresso machines in this category even grind the coffee automatically. So this is not really just an espresso coffee machine but an all-rounder and therefore amongst the top rated in our best espresso machine reviews.


Would you like to buy the best cheap espresso machine?
A cheap espresso machine doesn’t have to lack quality. In our best espresso machine reviews we have compared various brands. Our product reviews not only focused on characteristics but also the best value for money. Also other users reviewed the products giving their impressions on some of the UK’s best espresso machines. In order to get a good but cheap espresso machine check out online stores for espresso machine sales. In our best buys at the top of the page you can see some of the best espresso machines under £200 and our price tip, a good quality, cheap espresso machine.

Would you rather just occasionally enjoy espresso at home?
Gaggia espresso machines and Sage espresso machines are great bean-to-cup coffee machines but are simply not suitable for an occasional espresso. For the nostalgia you might even want to buy a lever espresso machine. A lever espresso machine needs to be worked manually, though the preparation is simple and adds a nice flair. Of course a small, electric espresso maker with pods can be just fine. Electric espresso makers are compact but still deliver a pretty good aroma. You could also try a nespresso machine and take advantage of its easy usage.

Would you like to buy the UK’s best espresso machine?
If you don’t want to spend much time searching for detailed features and would rather crack on with the UK’s best espresso machine why not check out our best buys from our reviews 2016. Here we have picked our best espresso machine and also present you with the best selling espresso machine in the UK to give you a good idea of what to buy.

The UK’s best Espresso Machine Brands

With Gaggia espresso machine Carezza Deluke you'll get great quality combined with that italian espresso machine flair.

Besides Krups or Sage being the best producers for commercial espresso machines, there are many different brands in the UK that are known for making high quality devices. Below you’ll find a list of the UK’s best espresso machine brands.

  • Krups
  • Sage
  • Gaggia
  • Dualit
  • Saeco
  • Francis Francis
  • La Pavoni
  • De’Longhi (the classic: De’Longhi ESAM2800 and De’Longhi EC680)
  • Ascaso
  • Jura
  • AEG
  • Bosch
  • Andrew James

”The best way to find a cheap espresso machine that will give you some of the best results is to search for discounts and special offers on machines from the brands above. If prices are low you might make a great bargain on one of the best espresso machines.”

Accessories for Espresso Machines

Cleaning
You can really save time with your espresso machine if you pick the right cleaning accessories.

The following accessories can be extremely useful for home espresso machines and sometimes closes the gap between an okay-espresso and a delicious one.

  • Milk Jug: Can be used separately for frothing milk which is then poured into your cup. They are mostly made from stainless Steel which helps when cleaning it.
  • Tamper: Tampers are used to press the ground coffee into the sieve which is called “tamping”. When buying a tamper make sure it has the same diameter as the sieve. Usually the standard is 58.5 mm.
  • Tamping Stations: Here Tampers can be stored hygienically.
  • Cleanser: A cleanser is a very important accessory in order to keep the machine clean. It also descales your machine so that you can keep on making loveley coffee.
  • Draws: Draws can give you extra storage options and help you keep all your accessories in one place.
  • Cups: Make sure that your cups always fit under your espresso machine and also that they have the right form depending on what style of coffee you want to make.