Gaggia Classic 14101
The stainless steel machine is known for its durability, sturdiness and professional-grade accessories that include a substantial and well-made portafilter. It comes with a tamping tool that allows you to exert pressure to the coffee grounds more easily. The machine water reservoir can hold a whopping 72 ounces, and the top of the device heats up adequately to serve as a cup warmer. You can use both coffee grounds and coffee pods with this machine. However, it is not easy to use, and the user needs to spend some time to learn to operate it.
Nespresso Citiz Bundle C111
Every cup of espresso you make using this machine is fresh because the machine uses vacuum-sealed pods that are specially made. It comes with the manufacturer's version of a milk frother, Aeroccino, which is a separate pitcher to heat and aerate the milk simultaneously. The appliance is quite easy to use as well as quick and simple to clean.
KRUPS Falcon EA84
The multipurpose machine can do almost anything and everything for you, including grinding, tamping, brewing and disposing of the coffee puck. It is programmable, which allows you to have control over espresso shots as you like. You can set the temperature of the water and the size of each shot. Once you learn to use the machine properly, you can prepare several cups of espresso for your guests quickly. The only disadvantage is that the machine does not work with ground coffee and coffee pods.
Breville Infuser BES840Xl
This semi-automatic espresso machine is a solidly built machine that comes with equally well-made accessories. It can make reasonably good espresso and do an excellent job of frothing milk for other coffee drinks. With this machine, you get a metal milk pitcher, a heavy portafilter, a predominantly metal tamper and four filters so that you can use both coffee pods and ground coffee.