Tips for Choosing an Espresso Machine

If you a coffee lover you know very well the importance of having a good espresso machine. A good machine will make sure that you are bale to extract the coffee in a thicker form which will provide you with the base that you need for the coffee variations such as mocha, latte, cappuccino and Americano among many others. It is only with a good machine that you can get a good base.

There are two main types of espresso machines, steam based and pump based. The steam based machine is in two variations, either electrical or manual. The manual is however rather outdated.  As for the pump based espresso machine, there is automatic, manual, and electronic and an advanced type which is an automatic with superlative technology. Some of the factors that you should consider to make sure you get the right machine for your needs include:

Purpose of the machine: The machine can either be for home use or for commercial purposes. It is good to understand the need of the machine so that you get the right size that can give you the right capacity.

Tips for Choosing an Espresso Machine

The cost

As much as the functionality of the machine is the most important factor to consider, the machine of choice should fit well with your budget. You should be able to feel you are getting value for your money. You therefore can compare the features it has and the cost to make sure you know what you are paying for. The kind of money you have will define the kind of machine you can get, for example if you have a high budget allocation you can opt for a built in espresso machine.


Reviews go a very long way when searching for a machine. By reading other people’s user reviews you can get an in depth insight of what the machine is like and can help you avoid the mistakes that other users made. Going for machines with many positive reviews can make sure that we end up with the right machine to best suit our needs.

Noise levels

There are some machines that have higher noise levels than others and therefore this should be a consideration to make.  For example those who plan to use the machine for home use can opt for machines with lower noise levels and those who plan to use the machines for commercial use it may depend with the setting.


Finding the best espresso machine requires some patience. You can’t just wake up go to a store and grab one. You have to define your need, do research then do comparisons, read reviews then decide on the machine you are buying. Good thing is it’s easy to find the machines. There are many stores whether it is online stores or brick and mortar stores that sell the machine. Most machines will come with a warranty which is also an important factor to keep in mind. If you are a newbie with espresso machines, its better going for a simple machine.