Friday, March 20, 2015

Best Espresso Machine Under $200: Top 5

The DeLonghi EC702 is versatile, elegant, and efficient machine that I would highly recommend.  Easy to use, the machine is constructed from stainless steel making it also durable and easy to clean.

Article Updated October 19th 2020

For many people, a hot mug of coffee is an integral and enriching part of life. It can be especially appreciated when a pick me up is needed first thing in the morning, or during a long afternoon.

There are many different styles of coffee drink, of course. Espresso is especially suited to fans of a rich tasting, frothy and highly caffeinated brew, but it can also form the base for other styles, such as latte and cappuccino.

I hope that you enjoy reading my top 5 selections for the best espresso machine under $200 in 2018 and find the list useful.

As stated below, my personal favorite out of the 5 is the DeLonghi EC702. It is simply the most versatile, elegant and efficient machine on the market at present, in my opinion.

The Nescafe Dolce Gusto Melody II is a stylish, single serve coffee machine that produces foamy espresso, that can be used make cappuccino or latte coffee.

#5 Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista Espresso Maker with Automatic Milk Frother: Affordable, Stylish and Easy to Clean!

Enabling you to be your own barista, the Mr. Coffee maker offers an easy way to make single or double servings of espresso, cappucino, or latte.  You just add your coffee grounds to the portafilter, fill the milk reservoir, and press a button to select the type of coffee that you desire

It produces a drink that is rich in flavor there are plenty of options for customization. Available in red, white or stainless steel color schemes, the Mr Coffee Barista Espresso Maker is easy to clean and store away when not in use.

A great machine for those who require ease of use.
A powerful machine with a 4 cup capacity, the Capresso 303.01 is an easy to use and affordable brewer, that will also steam the milk for you, making it perfect for cappuccino and latte coffee drinkers.

#4 The Capresso 303.01: Quick and Inexpensive!

The Capresso 303.01 is a powerful espresso machine that has a 4-cup capacity. As well as looking good enough to grace any counter top, this appliance produces high quality espresso coffee.

Its steam boiler is quick, heating up in less than a couple of minutes, meaning that you can make up to 4 cappuccinos and lattes in under 5 minutes, should you wish. 

The coffee/steam selector permits you to switch between brewing and milk steaming, allowing you to adjust the coffee strength and make a perfect frothy cappuccino, or creamy latte.

Facts About Coffee

  • Coffee beans are not actually beans, they are the roasted berries of the plant.
  • According to legend, the enlivening properties of coffee were discovered by an Ethiopian goat herder, who saw that his animals were more energetic when they ate the berries of a certain plant.
  • It was the Arabs who first cultivated coffee and made it into drink form.  They were also the ones who first began roasting it.
  • There are two main types of coffee: Arabica and Robusta.  Arabica has a smoother, more subtle flavor, and is weaker in strength.  Robusta has more body, but also a more bitter flavor, and is also stronger.
  • The world’s first coffee house opened in Constantinople, now known as Istanbul), Turkey in 147.
  • Americans are the world’s biggest coffee drinkers, consuming 450 million cups per day.

#3 The Nespresso Essenza C91: Compact and Attractive!

 Beautifully designed and compact, the Nespresso Essenza C91 is a manual espresso maker, that uses capsules to produce high quality espresso.

With a 19 bar pressure pump, 1260 watts of power, and thermoblock heating element, this machine makes a consistently creamy froth each time. As far as capsule espresso machines go, this is easily one of the best, in terms of value for money.

This brewer makes a perfect gift, as well as a purchase for personal use. Three options available: black; black with free carousel; black with free yellow mug set.  

The Espressione is an easy to use and easy to clean brewer.  This versatile machine can work with both ground coffee or pods (I would recommend using ground coffee whenever possible, pods are convenient but lack the full flavor of ground. 

 #2 The Espressione Cafe Minuetto Professional: Classy and Easy to Maintain!

Great for creamy cappucinos and able to accept both ground coffee and pods, the Espressione Caf Minuetto Professional is a solid and reliable espresso machine, that also manages to be extremely versatile.

One of my favorite features is the machine's convenient cup warmer on top. The Espressione is an easy to maintain espresso maker, that won't put a strain on your budget.

My favorite of the five, the DeLonghi EC702 offers excellent value for money.  The
patented frother is easy to use and makes it easy to mix steam and milk to produce a cappuccino or latte beverage with a perfect creamy froth

#1 The DeLonghi EC702: Versatile and Convenient!

If you asked me what is the best espresso machine under 200 dollars, I would have to say the DeLonghi EC702. It offers multiple brewing options, durability, usability, and excellent value for money.

This versatile maker has a patented dual function filter holder, enabling it to make coffee using either ground coffee, or convenient pods.

The machine also has a patented frother, making it easy to mix steam and milk and produce a beverage with perfect creamy froth.


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  9. Thanks for listing these products.. We got Mr. Coffee Café Barista for Christmas as gift. I enjoy specialty coffees so it is nice to make my own now. It’s taken me a while to make a cup with just the amount of coffee and milk froth, but I enjoy it at least once a day. A good cup of coffee, especially a strong one topped with delicious crema, makes life worthwhile. And should it have steaming milk as well….heaven.

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