Looking to spend $300 or less?There are a number of features and factors to consider before deciding on the right espresso maker. Such as, choosing a pod/capsule machine, or a bean/ground machine. In addition, the overall size of the brewer is a big factor, especially for those with limited space. Other factors include, extensive features, milk capability, and whether the espresso maker can brew 1 or 2 cups at once. Obviously, most of you will want different features based on your specific needs. Fortunately, espresso machines in this price range, have plenty of features that cater to all. Keep in mind, espresso machines in the $300 or less range, are budget home brewers. Therefore, don’t compare apples to oranges, or a $1500 machine to a $300 brewer. Gotta keep everything in context!
Below is a list of our Best Espresso Machine Under 300…
DeLonghi EC702 Review(9.4/10)
Versatile espresso machine that is capable of brewing ground coffee and pods. This brewer can make 1 or 2 cups of great tasting espresso. This brewer has two filter options, pods for convenience, and a Sempre Crema filter. This allows for more control and better tasting espresso. However, the main attraction is the separate thermostat for controlling brew and steam. This home brewer is capable of making espresso, cappuccino and latte drinks.
Capresso EC100 Review(8.6/10)
The Capresso EC 100 is a relatively inexpensive home espresso brewer. Capable of brewing 1 or 2 cups of coffee simultaneously. This espresso machine lacks extensive features and that may put off some you. However, some of you might be looking for a good tasting latte or cappuccino without all the frills. The highlight feature of this brewer is the dual frother. Basically, it has a frothing sleeve for making cappuccino. However, taking off the sleeve reveals a steam tube, which is used for crafting lattes. Nothing fancy, just simple to use and reliable without spending a fortune.
Capresso EC50 Review(8.8/10)
Light and compact home espresso machine without extensive features. However, this brewer is capable of brewing 1 or 2 cups of coffee. The Capresso EC 50 brews very hot espresso with good crema. That being said, the main takeaway is the the budget price of this no frills coffee maker. This machine has a warming platform for heating cups keeping your espresso nice and hot. It also comes with a swivel frother for cappuccino and latte drinks. In a nutshell, this home brewer is simple to use and easy to clean up, without costing a fortune.
Capresso EC Pro Review(8.8/10)
Small and compact espresso machine that fits anywhere. Despite the few bells and whistles on this home brewer, it makes an excellent tasting espresso and milk based coffees. Also, it can brew 2 cups at once with no problem. What stands out about the Capresso EC Pro are the two filter options available. The double spout filter is ideal for even the beginner coffee enthusiast that have not perfected tamping and grinding. However, seasoned baristas will love the bottomless espresso filter option. The pressure that is built up for this option is based on tamp and grind size. Thus, the bottomless filter gives you more control over your espresso. The double spout filter is convenient and makes a good tasting espresso. However, the bottomless filter makes a more full flavored espresso. In addition, the crema is noticeably thicker and more rich. Perfect your technique and you'll be making gorgeous cappuccino and latte drinks.
Tassimo T47 Review(9.1/10)
Simple espresso machine for those avid espresso fans on the run. Dispensing custom beverages at an easy touch of a button, this brewer heats up instantly. No more waiting for that cappuccino. It fits a variety of cup sizes for even the heaviest of work days. This single cup coffee brewer may not be the highest end of brews, but it sure does pump a fast, good tasting cup of coffee. It requires T Discs to brew your custom drink. Additionally with the built-in barcode reader, this machine ensures the legitimacy of each brew.