Many people can’t get their day started without that first cup of coffee. Some may need it throughout the day to help them get through that afternoon slump. Maybe it’s that hot, fresh cup of coffee after a great meal, or just relaxing with the morning newspaper or a good book.
Everyone’s tastes vary on coffee – some like it strong, many like it sugary with heavy cream, and some like it weak and black. There are so many different types and flavors available now, that it’s a wonder anyone can settle on just one favorite.
If you like it strong, or maybe you like specialty coffee like a cappuccino or latte, you need to start with an espresso. Espresso is very popular just on its own, served in a tiny little cup and a tiny little spoon.
Best Espresso Machines
De’Longhi Espresso Cappuccino Maker
This compact little machine is a great home espresso maker, with the ability to make one or two cups at the same time. You can also make single or double shots of espresso, or cappuccinos and lattes.It uses coffee grounds or the convenient pod method, and brews the coffee very quickly. The adjustable controls also let you make modifications for everyone’s taste. There is a manual frother for steam and milk for a rich froth for topping your coffees.
The Rapid Cappuccino System holds the best temperature so you can brew several cups in a row. A removable 37 ounce water tank is easy to refill, clean, and reattach, plus it has a water window to see the water level. It also includes an adjustable drip tray for cleaning and different cup sizes.
This model also has two separate thermostats, which allow the water and steam pressure to each be controlled separately. This machine is durable and comes in high-quality, stainless steel boiler and 15 bar pump pressure. It’s a nice little machine that won’t break the bank.