Getting a nice coffee maker or espresso machine for your pad allows you to satisfy your overwhelming need for coffee in all its forms, especially when you work from home. Like many, we love a hot cup of java, and getting the right machine has always been somewhat complicated, thanks to the plethora of rigs available. We find that a simple cup of coffee is easy to make with minimal gear, but putting together a great cup of espresso is harder.
1. GRAEF ES91 Espresso Machine: This machine is at the top of GRAEF's product line and comes with an espresso gauge, programmable temperature and water volume, removable 3L water tank, and a cup warming plate. There is a double pump system which includes a 16-bar espresso pump and a 6-bar steam pump. This one will cost you close to a grand.
2. Senseo Viva Café Coffee Machine: This coffee machine can make 1 or 2 cups of coffee at the same time using Philips' coffee pod system. The ease of making a good cup is why these pods are so popular. The design is also quite striking. It sell for around $150.
3. Fontana Nescafé Dolce Gusto: This futuristic coffee machine is quite slim and will serve a variety of coffee types, from espressos to macchiatos, thanks to the Nescafé Dolce Gusto pod system. It sells for around $170.
4. Caffitaly Nautilus: Even though it looks quite strange, this machine still brews good java. It uses a capsule system and cost about $240.
5. Gaggia For Illy: This machine only works with Illy espresso capsules and costs about $300. That's not so bad considering the overall design and the certainty that it will brew a good cup of espresso.