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What Are Semi Automatic Espresso Machines?
There are various types of espresso machines that can get you a delicious cup of espresso at home. Everything depends on what kind of espresso machine you buy. There are espresso machines that make great coffee and are expensive. They have too many controls and might be difficult to use,...
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What's The Best Espresso Machine
Q: What's the best espresso machine in the under $250 range? I never had espresso before but visited a Starbucks and tried their Espresso Frappuccino and flipped over them! I want to make them at home, plus regular espressos. I read a review by Chef Rosemary Furfaro on the web that said pump style machines are the best and come closest to store bought espresso. She said: "This machine won my award for best in the lighter weight pump style category....The cup of espresso was delicious and quite close to café quality with golden, thick cream." True? I can't afford much but it sounded from that review that the Cuisinart Coffee Bar Cappuccino/Latte/Espresso Maker makes about the best espresso in my price range.
A: The Starbucks Barista machine is an excellent buy at $239 (on sale now). It is made by Saeco, a very reputable company. I bought a Barista two weeks ago and I really like it. I don't know what the best machine is but I'm sure I couldn't afford it :-) I would definately recommend a pump machine since there are several in your price range. I have a Saeco Aroma. I bought it last December and have finally developed a close personal relationship with this machine. I can make a cappucino just the way I like it including a nice stiff velvety froth that you can almost walk on.