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Home espresso coffee machine reviews

We test more than 35 manual, semi-automatic and pod coffee machines in the CHOICE labs, including models from Breville, DeLonghi and Sunbeam.

Last updated: 11th December 2014

With so many designs, features and methods on offer, you'd need to have a bit of time to do the research (and make a few coffees for concentration) before investing in a coffee machine. We've tested more than 35 home espresso machines, priced from $70 to $2499, to help you:

  • decide what to buy
  • compare coffee quality from manual, semi-automatic and capsule machines
  • compare the performance of big brands such as Breville, DeLonghi, Lavazza, Map and Sunbeam.

Looking for advice on what to look for in an espresso machine, or how to get the best out of yours? Try our new buying guide and expert tips here.

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