If you want the quality of a traditional espresso machine but the convenience of a Keurig, you’re going to want a single serve espresso machine.
Single serve espresso machines use coffee pods and espresso capsules that contain pre-proportioned amounts of espresso.
So what’s the best machine to buy? It depends on several factors including price and style, but basically, the top three brands are: Nespresso (by Delonghi), Cuisinart, and Francis Francis. And here are a few of the best of each brand:
Delonghi Lattissima Pro Nespresso Capsule Machine
The Nespresso Pro by Delonghi is an all new design featuring a brushed aluminum exterior and a new patented automatic cappuccino system. The Nespresso espresso coffee capsule system regulates the flow of water through the ground coffee providing consistent quality every time.
Nespresso Lattissima Touch by Delonghi
Select your drink of choice easily with The Nespresso Lattissima Touch, which offers 6 tactile “touch” buttons to deliver up a delicious Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Ristretto, Espresso, Long Espresso, or Hot Milk with the press of a button. This automatic cappuccino machine steams and froths milk to perfection quickly with programmable amounts of coffee or milk, and is easy to clean due to descaling alerts and automatic ejection of used capsules to a bin. It comes in a space-saving slender design with a 10 oz. milk carafe that can be stored in your refrigerator when not in use.
The VertuoLine expands the capability of Nespresso’s single serve espresso concept by offering the ability to brew larger cups of crema coffee, in addition to classic Italian style espresso. Experience a coffee revolution.
Francis Francis for Illy Y5 Milk
The Illy Francis Francis Y5 Milk is the first machine designed for use with Illy iperEspresso capsules that incorporates One Touch milk technology. The Y5 Milk allows you to easily prepare six beverages: Drip Coffee, Espresso Hot Water, Steamed Milk, Latte and Cappuccino.