Using an espresso machine can definitely be daunting for first-timers, if you’re not experienced, there’s a lot of confusion and guesswork. Luckily some espresso machines are much easier to use and understand! Make your perfect barista-level cup of coffee at home with these 4 best espresso machines for beginners!
One piece of equipment every wannabe barista needs is an espresso tamper to ensure your powder is properly compacted into the holder. This forces the water to spend longer filtering through the coffee, producing a richer flavor.
01) Breville BES500BSS Bambino Plus
$399.95 in stock
1 used from $299.96
The Breville BES500BSS Bambino Plus espresso machine is a chic and classy looking machine in a brushed stainless steel casing. Built with thermojet heating technology that can reach the ideal extraction temperature in just 3 seconds! With the right amount of coffee, this 1,600 watt machine offers a consistent, balanced, and full flavor.
This model’s steam wand offers automatic microfoam milk texturing, adjust the temperature of the milk to better suit your tastes! Make a variation of cafe-style drinks including espressos, lattes, and cappuccinos. Get ready to make fun latte art and delectable coffee drinks with this Breville BES500BSS Bambino Plus.
02) Jura 15216 D6 Automatic
The Jura 15216 D6 Automatic Coffee Machine makes coffee quickly and easily! The machine is straight-forward and easy to use with the help of the plain text display and easy the cappuccino system. Alternatively, this machine can be operated by connecting a smartphone or tablet! Making coffee has never been this quick and easy.
The machine has six pre-programmed coffee settings that can be prepared automatically in barista-standard quality! he water filter supplies water of the optimal quality for your coffee to have the best possible flavor, without any imperfections. To top it all off this stunning machine comes paired with a beautiful glass milk container, and is fitted with a coffee grinder that grinds to precise fineness that’s perfect for this espresso machine!
03) Philips Carina 3200-Series
5 used from $336.75
The Philips Carina 3200-Series is a compact, all-in-one espresso machine. This model’s size may seem unassuming, but its small stature shouldn’t fool you. This machine does virtually everything—from grinding and brewing your coffee, to frothing your milk. The Panarello steam wand gives you smooth, foamy milk for lattes, and cappuccinos!
Make your favorite drinks at the touch of a button! Each button can be programmed to automatically make your favorite recipe. Scared of commitment? Don’t worry! The volume buttons can be used to change the presets of your coffee on the fly! Easy space management, and delicious coffee with Philips Carina 3200-series espresso machine!
04) Calphalon BVCLECMP1 Temp iQ
$279.99 in stock
5 used from $197.24
The Calphalon is a chic, traditional-looking espresso maker that gets the job done. The 15-bar pump exerts the right amount of pressure for the maximum flavor extraction from coffee grounds. The standard-sized 58 mm porta-filter is designed for even water saturation throughout the grounds helping make the most out of the flavors that the coffee grounds have to offer! The tactile dials make it easier to use and understand this machine through a straightforward interface for all options: steam, hot water, and pre-programmed single and double shots of espresso.
The cup warming tray keeps your cups at the ideal temperature for consuming coffee, and the steam wand froths milk for a wide range of drink options that you can enjoy!