Tired of dropping $6 a day for your daily caffeine fix at the local coffee shop? Invest in the right combination coffee and espresso machine and you can be your own barista. With the right machine on your kitchen countertop, you can pull a rich shot of espresso for a quick hit on your way to the office or brew an entire pot of coffee for lazy Sunday mornings with the crossword puzzle. Which combination coffee and espresso machine is right for your kitchen? We checked out the latest offerings on... the market, so you can have the perfect cup of joe anytime.
01 of 07
Coffee? Espresso? Cappuccino? Latte? With the Delonghi BCO264B Café Nero Combo Coffee and Espresso Maker, the answer is yes, yes, yes and yes. Pulling expert espresso shots is quick and easy with the patented dual-function filter holder that allows you to use pods or ground coffee. Craving a latte or cappuccino? Delonghi’s Cappuccino System frother mixes steam and milk for rich, creamy froth. Brewing a full pot? Enhance the flavor and aroma of your java to order with the Flavor Savor brewing... system and choose the strength of your coffee with the Accuflavor selector dial. Other convenient features are a 24-hour digital timer and a pause and serve feature, so you can grab a cup of joe before the entire pot brews.
02 of 07
Enjoying robust coffee and espresso at home doesn’t have to require barista skills at all when you add the Nespresso A+GCC1-US-BK-NE VertuoLine Evoluo Deluxe Coffee & Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother to your countertop. This state-of-the-art machine brews coffee or espresso at the touch of a button, thanks to advanced Centrifusion technology — all you have to do is insert a Nespresso VertuoLine capsule for the drink you're craving. The machine scans the capsule’s bar... cod and custom-brews a 7.77-ounce cup of coffee or 1.35-ounce espresso in about 20 seconds. The machine packs a 54-ounce water tank and can hold up to 17 capsules, so you can go weeks without worrying about it or brew up coffee drinks for your entire brunch party. Brew your cup of java and hit the road without worry because an energy-saving function turns the machine off automatically after nine minutes of inactivity.
03 of 07
Just getting into this whole “home barista” thing? Start off with the Delonghi BC0330T Combination Drip Coffee and Espresso Machine for pro level features that won’t break the bank. This machine pulls espresso shots, though it isn’t pod compatible like its big brother, the Café Nero (see above), and the “Swivel Jet” frother makes rich, creamy lattes and cappuccinos. It will brew 10 cups of drip coffee, and you can choose the strength of your java with the Accuflavor selector dial. Whether you... opt for espresso or coffee, the advanced water filtration system eliminates chlorine for a tasty sip. Other convenient features found on more advanced models include a 24-hour programmable digital timer, pause and serve functionality, as well as a removable water tank for easy fill ups.
04 of 07
If “pods” and “K-Cups” aren’t for you, opt for the Krups XP1600 Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine to transform gourmet ground coffee into tasty drinks in a snap. Brew ten cups of coffee fast in the glass carafe — it stays hot for up to two hours. Pulling espresso in the four-cup glass espresso carafe is simple, and you can steam and froth your milk with a built-in steam wand. The machine is fully programable and has a 24-hour timer, so you can set it to brew a pot of coffee in time for the... morning rush.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
The Espressione 26161 New 3-in-1 Combination Coffee Beverage System stands out for its 19-bar Italian pump system that allows it to make rich espresso and up to 10 cups of drip coffee at the same time. That means brewing up a Red Eye (one shot of espresso added to a cup of coffee) is a snap with this machine. You can pull espresso with ground coffee or pods, and coffee addicts in a hurry will also appreciate the pause and serve feature that allows you to pour coffee during the brewing cycle.... When you have time for a creamy cappuccino, latte or mocha, the swing out steam nozzle froths up your drink in a jiffy. The entire system is controlled through a LED digital display with multiple preprogramed functions, including a timer so you can wake up in the morning to a steamy up of joe.
06 of 07
If you only enjoy an espresso occasionally, this Omi CM6816 3.5 BAR Steam Espresso and Cappuccino Coffee Maker may do the trick. At 3.5 BAR, it doesn’t pack the power of other semi-automatic machines, but at under $50 on Amazon it packs lot of bang for the buck. This machine’s 240 ml tank extracts up to four cups espresso. Pull a quick shot and then switch the knob over to froth for a rich crema top. Cleanup is easy with the removable drip tray. Also, the system includes a carafe, metal funnel,... stainless steel filter and plastic measuring spoon.
07 of 07
Can’t decide between the K-Cup system and Nespresso pods? Good news: The Gourmia GCM5100 One Touch K-Cup & Espresso Capsule Coffee Machine uses both. The Gourmia “Barista Brain” is a 19 bar, electromagnetic pump system that automatically regulates pressure to pull a tasty espresso every time. Meanwhile, the coffee maker is fully automated and calibrated so all you have to do is select your size and press the button. An auto eject and collect system eliminates messes, and the removable drip... tray and grate prevents messes and makes clean up a cinch.
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