Espresso enthusiasts rejoice at the exemplary home espresso machines and accessories we’re ecstatic to offer, such as the milk frother. 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 automatic machine, whether it's the steam pressure, heating system or a piston machine. 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 coffee machine that we know as a favorite 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.
Understanding the basics as a home barista can mean finding the 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 coffee machines. Knowing how to brew the perfect flavor profile of coffee beverage with the right coffee grind can be as easy as finding the espresso machine that is going to showcase the ease of use, or as difficult as finding coffee machines boasting various variables to tweak such as the steam machinery.
With the plethora of home espresso enthusiasts coming to us for their home coffee machines in mind in order to avoid cafe queues, we’ve gathered the best of the best coffee machines and placed them within the Espresso class, allowing lovers of the bean to sort through and find the espresso machines, products and accessories that will work best for their preferences via this buying guide.
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.