Best Espresso Machine under $1000

For coffee connoisseurs who only want the best, the best espresso machine under $1000 offers great value for money. Of course, you can easily spend more for a top end machine. But, at this price range you get to choose from a variety of high quality products.

Among them are the high-tech super automatics as well as the very customizable semi-autos. Which you chose will depend on what your preference is.

Our list and reviews below cover a combination of both machines. This way you can select the way you want your espresso drinks to be made.


Best Espresso Machine under $1000 Reviews

Breville BES870XL Barista Express

This machine is a great choice for anyone who wants to be their own barista at home. It is a semi-automatic machine. This means you can adjust things for yourself.

While it isn’t as convenient as super automatic units, it does give you ultimate customization ability. This lets you get things down to exactly what you want.

The Breville Barista uses a 15 bar pressure system and 1600 watt thermo coil heater. Together they give you rich, flavorful espresso.

You also get a stainless steel portafilter and pressure gauge monitor that lets you know the exact pressure being using during extraction.

The half pound capacity bean hopper and conical burr grinder a nice addition. This lets you choose the kind of coffee beans you like. Then, grind them to the texture of your preference.

Overall, we like this because it comes with all the things you need to make great espresso, latte or cappuccino at home. It lets you choose everything from the beans to grinding them, all the way to selecting the filter size.

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica

This is among our favorites as far as espresso machines under $1000 go. The unit is small, but powerful. This means you get coffee hot and flavorful.

Its brewing ability it thanks to its dual stainless steel boilers. This allows it to reach high temperatures and keep it steady there. Also, it allows for excellent heat distribution. As a result you get richer coffee with more taste.

We particularly like the DeLonghi Magnifica’s instant reheat feature. This lets you get ideal temperature between cups even if you make one right after the other

In addition to the brewing capability, you also get a lot of different functions. Among them are its cappuccino system which let you easily make creamy, rich espresso.

Plus, you get to decide how coarse or find the coffee grounds are. This is thanks to its built-in burr grinder.

Overall, we like its compact size and excellent brewing ability. Its programmed settings make it convenient as well. One of its best features is that it is durable and has a low breakdown rate. This ensures you can rely on it to make your morning coffee.

The unit also uses dial controls which may not seem as modern as some digital push button systems in other products. But, they’re more reliable and less likely to break.

Finally, there’s the bypass doser. This allows you to use coffee grounds when you feel like it. The option of being able to choose between brewing with coffee beans or grounds is nice.

DeLonghi ECAM22110SB Compact Automatic Cappuccino, Latte and Espresso Machine

This is a space saving appliance that comes with a sleek design. The unit is about the same sizes the as the Delonghi ECAM23210SB below. It measures 16.9 inches x 9.4 inches. And, it 13.8 inches high.

We like that it is made with high quality components. You get an easy to navigate control panel. Plus, all the features you’ll ever need to make great espresso, cappuccino or lattes.

This device will let you grind coffee beans. It will then take care of the tamping and pressurizing of the grounds to extract fresh, rich coffee. The best part is, you get your piping hot cup in under 60 seconds.

The unit is able to do this thanks to its stainless steel thermoblock boiler. This gives it the ability to bring up temperatures and distribute heat evenly. As a result you can brew coffee and steam milk quickly.

According to the manufacturer, the device is runs on 77% less power compared to previous models. We aren’t able to test that, so we can’t tell how much savings it actually gives you.

In the control panel you can select between single or double shots of espresso. You also have to option to enjoy one or two long coffees. Each of these can also be re-programmed to your liking.

Extra features we like are 4 programmable temperature settings and the instant reheat function.

Delonghi ECAM23210SB Super Automatic Coffee Machine

This is one of the smallest super automatic espresso makers around. It measures 16.9 inches by 9.4 inches and 13.4 inches tall. Its size makes it ideal for small kitchens. Or, if your counter doesn’t have much space to spare.

We like that in spite of its small size, it come with all the features you’d expect with a full-sized device. You don’t miss out on performance as well.

The Delonghi ECAM23210SB lets you create your own coffee from start to finish. The best part is, it’s convenient. You get the select whether you want to use beans or grounds. It offers both options.

  • The built-in bean hopper comes with a 5.3 oz. capacity. The high quality burr grinder also lets you select how fine or coarse you want the grounds to get.
  • Alternatively, you can also use pre-ground coffee with the device. The coffee ground bin lets you load up to 14 cups at a time for convenience.

In addition to bean and ground selection, you also get to choose all the settings in between. The buttons on the control panel menu lets you custom select your coffee’s temperature, coffee strength and cup size. If you like milk-based drinks, the manual adjustable cappuccino system has you covered.

Finally, we love that it’s easy to clean and maintain. The 1.7 liter water tank and drip trays are removable. And, all parts are dishwasher safe.

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