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Top 8 Espresso Machines under $100

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You enjoy an occassional espresso, but can't justify spending hundreds of dollars for a state-of-the-art espresso machine? Well, you can have espresso at home without breaking the bank.

1. Krups Caffe Duomo Espresso Machine

Krups Caffe Duomo Espresso Machine
You get alot of machine for your money with this Krups Espresso Machine. It makes regular brewed coffee (8 cups) or espresso (4 cups) using steam pressure. The design is nice and compact, and includes a steam wand for a complete package. Price: $99

2. Melitta MEX2B Espresso Coffeemaker

Melitta Mex2b Espresso Machine
A very basic but easy to use espresso machine. It can make 2 or 4 shots of espresso, and you can use the steam wand to foam milk as well. It's a great buy for anyone just starting to experiment with espresso. Price: $50

3. Stove Top Espresso Makers

Bialetti Moka Pot
These are also known as moka pots. Stovetop espresso makers are handy little pots that can make a half-decent espresso, without all the equipment. You can get them in a variety of brands and sizes. Prices run from $12-$50.
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4. Mr. Coffee Espresso Machine

Mr. Coffee Espresso Machine
Mr. Coffee espresso machines come in either a steam or a pump variety. There are few different styles, but they are all easy to use and will make you great espresso. Some models make drip coffee too. Average price: $65
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5. Krups Allegro Espresso Maker

Krups Allegro Espresso Maker
Another fine machine from Krups. This steam espresso machine is perfect for a quick cappuccino, with a frothing wand for the milk. Attractive with copper or chrome accents. Price: $50

6. DeLonghi Caffe Nabucco

Delonghi Cafe Nabucco Espresso Machine
All you could ask for. This machine is both an espresso maker and a regular coffee maker. It's got a large water reservoir, and you can even set it for either light or strong coffee. You'll be able to create any number of drinks with this compact unit. Price: $99
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7. Hamilton Beach SILX1 Espresso/Cappucino Machine

Hamilton Beach SILX1 Espresso Machine
A pump espresso machine with 15 bars of pressure, that takes both convenient pods or ground coffee. Use the milk frothing wand to turn out beautiful cappuccinos as well as regular espresso. Price: around $70
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8. Delonghi EC5 Espresso Machine

Delonghi EC5 Espresso Machine
An absolute bargain, this simple espresso machine will appeal to all those casual baristas who only need to make the occasional espresso. It's steam powered, and comes with no extra features except for that necessary milk frothing wand. Price: around $40.
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