Espresso enthusiasts rejoice at the exemplary manual espresso makers and accessories we’re ecstatic to offer. With espressos being one of the tastiest caffeine-rich beverages known to man, it’s not hard to see the importance of having the utmost quality when it comes to your espresso coffee machine.
We understand that every espresso coffee machine is not made equal and espresso lovers are going to have differing opinions and needs when it comes to their choice of machine, whether it's the steam pressure, heating system or ease of use.
Whether you’re looking for an espresso maker or lever machines that are going to brew the most incredibly delightful cup of espresso to have ever flowed across your tongue or a simple espresso brewing process that satisfies your basic needs and ability to control the brewing temperature, we’re offering each manual coffee machine that we know as a favourite within this industry.
Our espresso capsule machines are another exciting new development - get quality espresso on the go with coffee capsule machines. These capsule machines are popular with the frequent traveller.
How to Choose a Manual Espresso Machine
Understanding the basics as a home barista can mean finding the manual coffee machine that is going to make your life easier or purchasing an espresso coffee machine that has all of the bells and whistles like a steam wand, milk frother and bean hopper to tinker and toy with.
It all depends on the type of espresso enthusiast you are and we understand this with our curated selection of manual espresso makers.
Frequently Asked Questions
The difference between regular coffee and espresso is in the method of making espresso coffee. It is made by hot pressurized water being forced through finely-ground coffee while regular coffee is made by filtering water slowly through ground coffee.
Espresso is stronger than normal coffee. However, an espresso is not just really strong coffee. You can make strong coffee with a high amount of caffeine by adding more coffee to any brew. An espresso is made with a specific brew method: by forcing hot pressurized water through ground coffee. Strong coffees are not called espressos.
Here’s how you make an espresso at home:
- Use a moka pot or an Aeropress to make coffee espresso at home.
- Grind your coffee to fine grounds.
- Add your grounds to your coffee machine of choice.
- For moka pot, add water up to the fill line and brew your coffee. Listen for a bubbling sound and look for foam appearing when your coffee is done.
- For Aeropress, tamp your grounds with an espresso tamper. Pour hot water into your Aeropress, depress the plunger and remove the press.
You can make espresso without an espresso machine. Espresso can be made with a moka pot, an Aeropress or a French press coffee maker. Try each way of making espresso without an espresso machine and see which you enjoy most.
Stovetop espresso is real espresso. Espresso is coffee made by forcing hot pressurized water through coffee grounds. Pressure is built up in the stovetop coffee maker’s chambers and thus help to create a great cup of real stovetop espresso.
See our Moka Pot Brew Guide for all the details on real stovetop espresso.
It is OK to drink espresso everyday. However, the European Food Safety Authority recommends that you do not consume over 5 cups of espresso per day. A double espresso shot has 80mg of caffeine while a cup of regular coffee contains 100mg of caffeine.