Hello and  welcome to my website, cheapespressomachines.net. If you’re looking for information on cheap espresso machines and their accessories, then you’ve come to the right place!

This website is my labor of love, focusing on machines that produce great tasting coffee at an affordable prices. I’ll also be taking a look at espresso machine accessories such as milk pitchers and tampers.

If your unsure what to look for in an espresso machine then I will try and explain some of the most common terms.

There will also be downloadable product guides that will describe in more detail the technology that forms parts of all espresso machines and their accessories. These guides I hope will take some of the mystery out of purchasing an espresso machine

Cheapespressomachines.net has allowed me to combine my two main interests: writing and drinking coffee.  I hope some of the enthusiasm I have for this wonderful drink will rub off on you!

What to look for in cheap espresso machines

The type of requirements you have for a cheap espresso machine will be determined by what you will be using it for. For example, if your looking to replicate the frothy feel of cappuccinos or the chocolate in mochas, then the less expensive models will do fine. But if you are looking for high quality flavour and want to replicate the experience of drinking an espresso in a high street cafe, then you’ll need to purchase a more expensive machine. When I say more expensive here I mean in the price bracket of anywhere been $50 – $250.

How often during a month will you be using the espresso maker? If it is just for one off dinner parties, then a cheaper machine will fit the bill perfectly. But, if you will be using it on a daily basis, then you’ll need to purchase a more durable priced model.

The Types of Espresso Machines

There are a number of product guides that I hope will assist you in understanding the technological make up of espresso machines but below is a summary of the main types

Steam driven – these types of machines produce strong coffee rather than espresso and normally retail for under $100.
Pump driven – these make authentic, creamy topped espresso and come with two different specs:
a) Semi-automatic, which requires a bit of skill to use. These machines retail from $100 upwards.
b) Super-automatic. These are easier to use but are more expensive to purchase, retailing at $1000 upwards.

I’ll be covering all the main espresso machine brands from the Keurig b145 to the Nespresso C101 and even the hybrid tea/coffee maker, the CBTL Kaldi.

I hope you find the information in this blog of use and that it helps inform any buying decision you wish to make.


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