Espresso Coffee Maker Buying Guide
The next time when you think of buying an expresso coffee maker, consider the following basics of how to choose an espresso maker and what you should look out for.
Ask yourself the following questions before you go happily with your purchase :-
How much do you want to partake in your coffee making process ?
Do you enjoy making your morning cup of coffee by yourself or you wish that there is a coffee maker to do all the work for you and you only need to press a button and wait for your cup of coffee ?
How much are you prepared to pay for a new coffee maker ?
Be aware that the price range of an espresso coffee maker can vary from $100’s to $1,000′s, so this is a big part of your decision making. Espresso coffee maker come in a wide range of sizes and the more the features the coffee maker has, the bigger it will be.
How many cups of coffee do you need the coffee maker to churn out a day and is there a need to feed a large group ?
Types of Espresso coffee makers
Fully manual Espresso coffee maker is the basic and classic way of making Espresso coffee and thus requires a lot of skill. This is done by exerting manual force and pressure on a pump to push the steam through your coffee grinds.
Single serve / pod and capsule machines
Single serve implies coffee making for one person, be it using a pod or capsule. So all you have to do is to place one unit of pod or capsule into the machine, hit the button and the machine will churn out your cup of coffee.
Similar to tea bags are pods, but, filled with coffee in it, as compared to capsules, which are packed using foil-sealed packets, thus able to maintain it’s freshness as compared to pods.
Midway between manual and fully automatic, is the semi-automatic type of coffee makers. It is also priced in the middle range category. For such coffee makers, all you have to do is to pour your coffee ground and water into the coffee maker, and you control how much steam passes through the grinds right up into your cup. With better control over a fully automatic coffee maker, no wonder they are popular amongst consumers.
Semi-pro Espresso coffee maker machines perform like a semi-auto coffee maker machine, except that it comes with other programmable features. For instance, it can be plumbed into the main water supply and are generally better built. Of course, it comes with a higher price tag as compared to the semi-auto models.
Super-auto coffee maker machines, the name suggest that it will perform the A-Z tasks of coffee brewing, yet, is a real time saver. For example, it is capable of grinding your beans, filtering your water, making your espresso and even frothing your milk. It is no wonder that avid coffee drinkers are willing to pay a premium for it, as they only need to press a button, and within minutes, they get to enjoy fragrant cup of coffee without much hassle; more so for the home-makers in the morning when they pack the kids off to school or rushing to get out of the house !
The Benefits of coffee makers reviews
With the above Espresso coffee maker buying guide and illustrating the different types of Espresso coffee makers, I have set out to review close to some 30 coffee makers with you, the avid coffee aficionados in mind, so as to bring you the best coffee maker machine reviews based on what’s new, popular and which are the ones to avoid!
To do this, just go to the side bar and choose the model that you want to review now or you may take a look at the list of coffee makers listed below in the table.