13 best espresso makers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Coffee invigorates, so even on the most difficult day, a person can recharge themselves with energy to cope with all matters. It is expensive to buy ready-made coffee, so many people prefer to purchase coffee makers. There are models both for offices that can provide a large number of people with a fragrant drink, and for home use. There are many varieties of devices on the shelves, but lovers of latte, espresso and cappuccino should pay attention only to carob. Among them, it is easy to find a suitable option for both beginners and those who plan to use the device for commercial purposes. The main thing is to decide on the price, as well as the tasks that the coffee maker should perform.

Exprtology experts analyzed the market, learned the opinions of experts and selected the 13 best espresso machines for this rating.

How to choose an espresso machine

  1. Types of carob coffee makers. Pump pumps, due to the water pump, increase the pressure in the brewing chamber and coffee path. Devices from the primary and middle class have a vibration pump, it is used in all household espresso coffee makers. At the same time, the model can cost both 5 and 150 thousand rubles. Professional / commercial are equipped with a rotary pump, so that the pressure is more even and stable, which has a beneficial effect on the taste of the espresso. Steam rooms are inferior in functionality to pump-action ones, so gourmets are advised to opt for the first option. Remember that coffee makers for the office, coffee shop, or large family must have at least two spouts.
  2. Manufacturing materials. Pay particular attention to the tank and the horns. If they are made of cheap plastic, the coffee will taste less than ideal. It is better to choose coffee makers with metal horns and a high-quality plastic water tank.
  3. Power and pressure. For espresso, a pressure of 8-9 bar is required. Even if the device produces 15-19 bar, this does not matter, so focusing solely on this characteristic serves rather as a marketing ploy – the coffee maker will in any case lower the pressure to the desired values.
  4. The power is responsible for the speed of preparation of the drink. The optimal one will be 1100-1700 W, but if you want to save money, you can choose a smaller one.
  5. Boiler. Small-volume thermoblocks are installed on entry-class coffee makers, devices with a large boiler are medium-sized. Large ones have a significant advantage over small ones, since they do not need to heat water every 60 ml. True, there is also a minus – the uneven temperature, which is not strong, but still affects the taste of the espresso.
  6. Volume of the tank. If a carob coffee maker is bought for a small family of 2-3 people, then a tank of 100-600 ml will be enough, but for a larger number of people, models with 1-1.5 liters should be purchased. Do not forget that the larger the tank, the higher the power of the device should be.
  7. What kind of coffee to use. Rozhkovy coffee makers can work with ground, as well as coffee capsules and special pods. Models for using pods are more expensive, as they prepare a delicious espresso most quickly, are convenient and easy to clean. Experts advise buying devices equipped with a cappuccino maker and supporting work with pods.
  8. Additional options. The presence of a milk frothing system will allow you to prepare coffee with a high tasty foam. Interrupting the brewing process by pressing one button will make it possible to eliminate the malfunction. Auto shutdown protects the motor from overheating, and automatic cleaning protects against scale formation.
  9. Control. Coffee makers are divided into those that have a programmed dose and those that start and stop with direct human participation. In the first case, it is enough to press a button for the model to complete the whole process on its own, up to shutdown. Of course, this is more convenient, since it saves the user's time, and while he is busy with his own business, the device brews a drink. But the cost for such products will be higher, which must be taken into account before going to the store.
  10. Ergonomics. For the home, it is better to select models that are compact. Even if you have a large kitchen, taking up extra space when you can buy a powerful, but small-sized coffee maker is stupid. All elements should be located conveniently, especially when purchasing a device for an elderly person. In this case, an intuitive interface will come in handy. Keep in mind also that the coffee maker will have to be cleaned quite often, so it is important that you disassemble and assemble it as simply and quickly as possible.

Rating of the best carob coffee makers

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best espresso makers for the office 1 Nuova Simonelli Appia II 1Gr RUB 99,232
2 Expobar OFFICE PULSER 1GR RUB 59 550
3 Rancilio Silvia
4 Lelit PL42EM Cafeteria RUB 48,000
5 De'Longhi EC 850 M RUB 26,583
The best carob coffee makers for home 1 Gaggia Carezza DeLuxe RUB 17,990
2 Ascaso Dream Ground (2013) RUB 26 450
3 Smeg ECF01 RUB 37,890
4 De'Longhi EC 820 B RUB 19,990
5 Kenwood ES 020 12 250 rub.
6 Krups XP 3440 11 100 rub.
7 VITEK VT-1514 RUB 11,980
8 De'Longhi ECP 33.21 RUB 8,390

The best espresso makers for the office

Nuova Simonelli Appia II 1Gr

Rating: 4.9

Nuova Simonelli Appia II 1Gr

In the first place in the category of Italian production is a high-group coffee machine that simultaneously prepares two cups of espresso, latte and other drinks. A dispenser and pre-soak are provided. The boiler is large, the volume is 5 liters. Perfect for offices and catering establishments. Thanks to the height of 14 cm from the spout, it is recommended for establishments selling takeaway coffee. The connection is made to the water supply. If there is a need to use bottled water, then you will have to buy a special pump. Beautiful and modern design of the product will decorate any interior. The coffee machine will definitely become a noticeable and eye-catching element.

Advantages

  • power – 2 kW;
  • mug heating function;
  • two feed horns;
  • manual dosing and stopping hot water supply.

disadvantages

  • relatively expensive – 9 thousand rubles.

Expobar OFFICE PULSER 1GR

Rating: 4.8

Expobar OFFICE PULSER 1GR

The second line is received by a professional-level semi-automatic rotor-type coffee machine. It quickly prepares delicious espresso and other drinks. The model is designed for use in bars, small restaurants, snack bars, cafes, offices. Unfortunately, the coffee grinder is not included in the package. The device has one brew group, is equipped with a temperature sensor, a tap for supplying steam and hot water with two watering cans. The appliance prepares two cups at the same time. The boiler made of copper, unlike the previous model, is small, only 1.5 liters, and the water tank is 2.75 liters. The warming platform will keep the coffee from cooling down for a while.

Advantages

  • power – 2065 W;
  • adjustable legs;
  • manual cappuccino maker;
  • metal horn;
  • acceptable cost – 59 thousand rubles.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Rancilio Silvia

Rating: 4.7

Rancilio Silvia

The third position goes to the multifunctional espresso machine for making delicious espresso. Thanks to the triple valve, moisture is removed from the coffee grounds, so it is easier to remove it. There is no need to wait for the pressure to equalize; you can cook one cup after another. Moisture is also removed from the amount of ground coffee that remains, which means that you do not have to clean the port filter too often. A large boiler will not empty quickly. The milk foam is thick and rich and is prepared using a professional steam tap. The built-in filter cleans the water and prevents limescale build-up.

Advantages

  • portafilter 58 mm;
  • a hot water tank is provided;
  • function of heating cups;
  • removable reservoir for easy filling.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Lelit PL42EM Cafeteria

Rating: 4.6

Lelit PL42EM Cafeteria

The fourth is the semi-automatic single-brew-group espresso machine, working with both beans, ground coffee and pods. To do this, there is a built-in coffee grinder, in which you can adjust the degree of grinding. The device is suitable not only for a small office, but also for home. The body is made of polished stainless steel. Rubberized feet and a lot of weight protect from sliding on the surface, so when you need to insert the holder, you should not worry that the coffee machine will move and topple over. The set includes filters for one and two cups. The horn is made of metal. The volume of the boiler is 3.5 liters.

Advantages

  • power – 1200 W;
  • a pressure gauge is provided;
  • function of heating cups;
  • upper pressure limit – 15 bar;
  • acceptable cost – 48 thousand rubles.

disadvantages

  • no anti-drip system.

De'Longhi EC 850 M

Rating: 4.5

De'Longhi EC 850 M

The fifth position is occupied by a rotor-type coffee machine with an elegant and stylish design. Designed for use in small offices or catering places, as well as at home. The body is made of stainless steel. The device works with ground coffee and special pods. The cappuccino maker is automatic, it prepares air froth, but there is no way to apply all the barista skills, as in those models where the manual version is installed. There is a possibility of individual programming, so you do not have to enter settings every time. Like its counterparts, it has a cup warming function. The volume of the boiler is 1.5 liters.

Advantages

  • power – 1450 W;
  • auto shutdown;
  • simultaneous preparation of two cups;
  • direct supply of boiling water;
  • upper pressure limit – 15 bar;
  • acceptable cost – 27,500 rubles.

disadvantages

  • not found.

The best carob coffee makers for home

Gaggia Carezza DeLuxe

Rating: 4.9

Gaggia Carezza DeLuxe

In the first place in the rating category is a functional coffee machine made in a retro style. The features of the device include an audible signal that notifies the user that scale has accumulated, as well as a double-walled filter and compatibility with ESE briquettes. This espresso machine is equipped with the classic milk frother, with which you can quickly prepare a high, thick and rich froth. The steam nozzle rotates 180 degrees. The water capacity is quite large for a household appliance – 1.25 liters. Useful options include auto-off and pre-wetting.

Advantages

  • power – 1900 W;
  • function of heating cups;
  • indication of temperature and water level;
  • removable container for water;
  • upper pressure limit – 15 bar;
  • drip tray.

disadvantages

  • relatively expensive – 18,500 rubles.

Ascaso Dream Ground (2013)

Rating: 4.8

Ascaso Dream Ground (2013)

The second place is received by the semi-automatic coffee maker, recognized by experts and many users as one of the best in its class. The capacity of a decent volume – 1.3 liters, is enough for brewing a large amount of coffee, so you don't have to refill it every time. Infected, you can cook two bowls at once, which is very convenient for couples. All drops end up in the collection tray, so the kitchen stays clean. An informative display will show each cooking stage. We are especially pleased with the automatic decalcification function and the possibility of making foam with a manual cappuccinatore.

Advantages

  • power – 900 W;
  • there is a pressure gauge;
  • metal horn;
  • upper pressure limit – 16 bar;
  • anti-drip system.

disadvantages

  • works only with ground coffee;
  • high cost 26-500 r.

Smeg ECF01

Rating: 4.7

Smeg ECF01

The third position goes to the coffee machine with a convenient control panel and an adjustable cappuccino system. The device brews two cups at the same time. The built-in manual cappuccino maker is made of stainless steel. The water tank is removable for greater comfort, equipped with an additional filter, the volume is 1 liter. The body is made of durable yet lightweight metal with plastic elements. On the bottom there are legs with rubberized pads that prevent the product from sliding over the surface. A special indicator will warn you about the presence of scale in order to carry out cleaning in time. The set includes a tamping tamper, a measuring spoon, a holder for a cappuccinatore and three filters.

Advantages

  • power – 1350 W;
  • upper pressure limit – 15 bar;
  • there is a steam function.

disadvantages

  • works only with ground coffee;
  • high cost – 37800 p.

De'Longhi EC 820 B

Rating: 4.7

De'Longhi EC 820 B

The fourth is a semi-automatic carob-type model. Designed for the simultaneous preparation of two cups, there are special filters for this. A feature of the device is the compatible work not only with ground coffee, but also with pods, for which there is also a filter. The brewed drink will not cool down, as there is a heating function. There is also a direct boiling water supply and a hot water level indicator. The tank has a volume of 1 liter, which is quite enough for a large family of espresso, latte or cappuccino drinkers.

Advantages

  • power – 1450 W;
  • metal horn;
  • energy saving function;
  • auto shutdown;
  • upper pressure limit – 15 bar;
  • removable drip tray.

disadvantages

  • relatively expensive – 21 thousand rubles.

Kenwood ES 020

Rating: 4.6

Kenwood ES 020

The fifth place goes to the compact-size carob coffee machine. It stands out against the background of competitors with its stylish design and original case. The device works on ground coffee and pods. The volume of the water container is 1 liter. The coffee maker is capable of simultaneously preparing two cups, however, to the chagrin of many users, there is no cappuccino maker. The control panel is mechanical, intuitive.

Advantages

  • power – 1000 W;
  • steam outlet;
  • upper pressure limit – 15 bar;
  • drip tray.

disadvantages

  • combined horn material;
  • no function for warming cups;
  • relatively expensive – 15 thousand rubles.

Krups XP 3440

Rating: 4.5

Krups XP 3440

The sixth line is occupied by a simple semi-automatic espresso machine with a minimum set of functions. Works exclusively with ground coffee, brews two cups at a time. The manual cappuccino maker allows you to prepare a high, airy froth for lovers of coffee with milk. Removable container for water of optimal volume – 1.1 l. The body of the product is made of durable plastic. Due to its compact size, the coffee machine can be installed even in a small kitchen, it does not take up much space.

Advantages

  • power – 1460 W;
  • removable drip tray;
  • metal horn;
  • upper pressure limit – 15 bar;
  • acceptable cost – 13 thousand rubles.

disadvantages

  • not found.

VITEK VT-1514

Rating: 4.5

VITEK VT-1514

The seventh position goes to a modern espresso machine, capable of preparing cappuccino and latte in both manual and automatic modes. The device is suitable not only for home, but also for a small office, since the volume of the water tank is 1.5 liters. Prepares two cups at the same time. The Perfect Brewing function will allow you to quickly brew a flavored drink, and due to the filter with a special design, you will get a thick foam. Hot water supply is provided. Automatic decalcification relieves the user of the need to clean the device from the accumulated scale.

Advantages

  • power – 1300 W;
  • automatic cleaning function;
  • upper pressure limit – 15 bar;
  • removable aluminum drip tray.

disadvantages

  • relatively expensive – 17 thousand rubles

De'Longhi ECP 33.21

Rating: 4.5

De'Longhi ECP 33.21

The rating is closed by an inexpensive carob coffee machine. It is very convenient, according to users, that the model works not only with ground coffee, but also with pods, so you can always choose what you like best. The strength of the drink is regulated individually for everyone. A hand-held cappuccino maker is provided, making it easy to experiment with creating delicious and rich airy froth. The heating function is useful if you cannot immediately drink coffee. The water tank has a volume of 1 liter, which is the best indicator for home use.

Advantages

  • power – 1050 liters;
  • indication of the appearance of scale;
  • hot water supply;
  • auto shutdown;
  • prepares two cups at a time;
  • upper pressure limit – 15 bar;
  • acceptable cost – 7700 r.

disadvantages

  • not found.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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