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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.