Hello and welcome to my blog, cheapespressomachines.net. If you’re looking for information on cheap espresso machines and their accessories, then you’ve come to the right place! This blog is my labor of love, focusing on machines that produce great tasting coffee at an affordable price. I’ll also be taking a look at espresso machine accessories such as milk pitchers and tampers. For detailed information on all products on the site , please click on the Reviews category on the left hand side of the page.
Cheapespressomachines.net has allowed me to combine my three main interests: writing, drinking coffee and doing deals and getting bargains. My coffee needs to taste perfect. Thus, the machines that produce it, must be built to the highest spec within their price bracket – we’re talking here anywhere between $50 – $250 dollars.
I will list the main features of these machines. I’ll focus in on the espresso makers you should purchase, the ones that could be improved upon and those you should stay away from.
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.
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 higher priced model.
The Types of Espresso Machines
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 may make.