Looking for a cheap espresso machine to fit your budget? Here are some of the best espresso machines under $200. These are considered very affordable for pump espresso machines which can be priced up to $1500 with a more durable build, higher quality parts and extra features. But who cares about extra features if good espresso can be made at home with less than $200?
Best Espresso Machine Under $200 – Semi Automatic
This is the best 15-bar pressure pump espresso machine that beats all others in its price range. It is easy to use, makes delicious espresso that is dark and rich with crema, and the new frother design makes a good foam for cappuccinos and lattes. Granted, it’s small and not very attractive, but for the price? There’s no competition.
Best Espresso Machine Under $200 – Automatic
The Pixie is a very compact automatic espresso maker that makes espresso and lungo from capsules. The Nespresso machines are known for their convenient, one-button operation. Although the Pixie does not come with a milk frother, you can buy an automatic milk frother to go with the Pixie and still come up to less than $200 in total. The Pixie is great for people who are always on the go as it takes very little time to make a cup of espresso and there’s practically nothing to clean up afterwards.
Other Good Espresso Machines Under $200
This espresso maker works just like the EC155 and makes great espresso but is designed with a more appealing and modern look. If you buy any of these cheap semi automatic espresso machines, make sure to spend a few bucks for a decent tamper as the tamper that comes with these doesn’t tamp very well. If you prefer a full stainless steel construction you may want to look at the ECP3630 which is the same design as this one.
The Inissia espresso maker has 19-bar pump pressure to extract all the goodness from the bean, or rather, capsule. Coupled with the Aeroccino milk frother you can make anything from a quick espresso to a creamy latte, all for less than $200. The Nespresso capsules are available in many flavors and you can choose intense dark roasts or aromatic light ones. The Inissia is one of the cheapest automatic espresso makers you can buy, and yet it is good enough to earn wide popularity and good ratings.
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