Top 10 Best Value Espresso Machines under $200

Do you think it is not justifiable to spend money on a machine just to fulfill your coffee temptations?

What if I say that many of these machines are available under just $200? Yes, there are many such affordable espresso machines that can serve your purpose pretty well with their amazing features.

We have prepared a list of ten such machines for you to choose from.

We have described their features so that you do not have any problem in picking the right one from them. So, let us get started!

Editor’s Choice: Our picks from the list would be Ninja Single-Serve, Pod-Free Coffee Maker Bar for its versatility and CISINO Electric Portable Espresso Machine Boils Water 15 Bars Pressure One-Button for its portability and compactness.

10. Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine

Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine by De'Longhi with Aeroccino

Nespresso Inissia offers you Barista-grade coffee and allows you to fill in an espresso cup or single-serve coffee cup as and when you need.

The 24 oz. tank can pour nine single-serve cups without the need for re-filling. The patented extraction system delivers 19 bar pressure and helps in bringing out the perfect flavor of espresso.

It can heat water to the ideal temperature within just 25 seconds. It includes Aeroccino 3 milk frother that can produce the froth for cappuccino and latte. This versatile machine also allows you to prepare iced beverages if required.

ProsCons
  • It has different sizes of servings for Espresso and Lungo.
  • It offers you a complimentary kit of Nespresso original capsules.
  • The huge-capacity tank can easily refill nine cups
  • The frother does not spin fast enough.

9. Capresso 116.04 Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine EC100

Capresso 116.04 Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine EC100, Black and Stainless

The Thermoblock Heating System found in this machine works at 15 bar pressure and helps in extracting the perfect flavor of coffee.

While the dual frother wand helps in producing a thick milk froth. No airy froth is produced; it is only the thick milky frother that you get.

The Auto Rinse feature helps in rinsing the internal components of the brewer, thus setting the temperature of brewing quickly and ensuring that there is no time gap between brewing and frothing.

It also includes an easily removable water filter, a self-locking filter-holder, and a thumb guard. The user interface is great with LEDs indicating On/Off and Coffee/Steam.

ProsCons
  • The dual frother wand has separate systems for making latte and cappuccino, thereby making both the drinks to perfection.
  • The Thermoblock Heating System working at 15 bar pressure helps in brewing coffee of perfect flavor.
  • You do not have to wait in between brewing and frothing, thanks to the Auto Rinse feature.
  • Water may leak from the frother during brewing.

8. Ninja Single-Serve, Pod-Free Coffee Maker

Ninja Single-Serve, Pod-Free Coffee Maker Bar with Hot and Iced Coffee, Auto-IQ, Built-In Milk Frother, 5 Brew Styles, and Water Reservoir

The Ninja Coffee Bar offers you ample opportunities in terms of size and style. Its in-built frother helps in preparing both hot and cold froth suitable for the beverage of your choice.

It is equally efficient in making hot and cold coffee, thanks to the Hot and Cold Ice Tumbler (Multi-serve) that it includes.

This pod-free coffeemaker does not have any restriction as to which coffee brand you should be using.

Moreover, the 40-recipe inspiration guide allows you to make the beverage of your choice most easily.

It has a permanent reusable filter and easily removable water reservoir.

ProsCons
  • Gives you numerous options in terms of coffee size and coffee style
  • Pod-free coffeemaker with no restrictions about the coffee brand.
  • Hot and Cold Ice Tumbler helps in preparing both hot and cold coffee..
  • Cleaning light glows too often, sometimes after cleaning the machine.
  • Frother may be found to stop working after a short duration, say a year.


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7. CISINO Electric Portable Espresso Machine

CISINO Electric Portable Espresso Machine Boils Water 15 Bars Pressure One-Button

The brewer is operated by a lithium battery and is capable of heating water up to 194Farenheit.

One great feature you will find here is its ability to brew coffee on-the-go. If you are a road-tripper, you will find it easy to carry it on your car and attach it to the car charger.

It has a simple user interface with a one-button operation for checking the water level, boiling the water, pouring the drink and turning it off.

ProsCons
  • It is easily portable and can be carried for picnics and easily charged on the go.
  • It can be used to prepare other drinks like tea besides making a cup of crema-rich espresso.
  • It performs almost all functions with the pressing of a single button.
  • It works with Nespresso capsules only.

6. Nespresso CitiZ Original Espresso Machine

Nespresso CitiZ Original Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Black

Nespresso Clitz offers a unique combination of premium design and rich-tasting coffee. It is equipped with a range of features such as the Auto-Off feature that ensures that the machine is automatically turned off after 9 minutes of inactivity.

This makes the machine energy-efficient and it has been labeled ‘A’ in terms of CECED rating. You can customize your cup size depending on where you wish to have coffee- in a latte macchiato glass or espresso cup.

It operates at 19 bar pressure to produce Espresso, Lungo and more and stops brewing coffee at the length that you set. Also, the improved thermoblock helps it to prepare coffee in just 25 seconds.

Its compact design helps it to fit in the corner of your kitchen.

ProsCons
  • You can customize the volume of coffee to fill a glass or a cup depending on your requirement.
  • It saves energy with its Auto-Off feature.
  • It produces a unique aroma of coffee by using capsules.
  • You need to clean it frequently, after two-three fillings.
  • It is noisy in operation.

5. Nespresso Essenza Mini Original Espresso Machine

Nespresso Essenza Mini Original Espresso Machine by Breville, Piano Black

An espresso that is sleek in design and occupies small space in your kitchen counter- the Nespresso Essenza is just what you need for your small family and allows you to customize the size of the cup.

You can fill cups of two different sizes- 1.35 oz and 5 oz as per your choice. One can even prepare chilled drinks by pouring over ice.

It also includes a range of 14 capsules producing a unique aroma. The one-touch operation and the bar with as much as 19 bars of pressure helps in serving your favorite drink in its best possible form.

The brewer also saves your precious time by taking just 25 seconds to reach the serving temperature and shutting off the machine after nine minutes of inactivity.

ProsCons
  • Can pour coffee in cups of two different sizes (1.35 oz and 5 oz) which is hard to find in others.
  • Includes complimentary capsule package
  • Sleek and compact, thus saving space
  • It is only meant for pod-based coffee and is not suitable for grounds
  • Loud in operation

4. De’Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

De'Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

This machine helps in maintaining an optimal temperature of coffee thanks to the two different thermostats meant for water and steam. The three-in-one filter offers you a host of brewing options.

It also comes with a stainless-steel boiler and a pump of 15-bar pressure that helps in preparing barista-style coffee.

The exclusive espresso system produces a thick, creamy froth by mixing air, milk and steam and makes the machine ideal for cappuccino and latte manufacture.

The dual-function filter holder allows the user to use pods or ground coffee as per their convenience. The start-up preparation is easily avoided, thanks to the self-priming option.

ProsCons
  • The filter allows you to use both pods and coffee grounds.
  • Capable of preparing delicious-tasting cappuccino and latte, thanks to the swivel jet frother.
  • Equipped with features like separate thermostats, self-priming option, and 15-bar pressure filter.
  • The steam wand may leak at times.

3. Mueller Espresso Machine for Nespresso Compatible Capsule

Mueller Espresso Machine

The Italian high-pressure pump of supreme quality helps in bringing out the exact flavor of coffee capsules and helps in making rich, creamy espresso.

There is a variety of drinks you can prepare with the help of this machine such as Cappuccino, Caffe Americano and Caffe Latte- all of them featuring the characteristic aroma along with a long-lingering aftertaste!

There are only 25 seconds of pre-heat time. This, along with the energy-saving mode that automatically turns the machine off after 10 minutes of inactivity, helps in saving electricity as well as time.

The 20-bar pressure pump helps in producing barista-style espresso at home.

ProsCons
  • High-capacity pump of 20 bar pressure.
  • It is dishwasher-safe and thus easy to clean.
  • Helps in saving energy with its shorter pre-heat time of 25 seconds and auto shut off feature.
  • Suitable mainly for Nespresso capsules.
  • It often overflows and spills coffee.

2. Aicook Espresso and Coffee Machine

Aicook Espresso and Coffee Machine, 3 in 1 Combination 15Bar Espresso Machine and Single Serve Coffee Maker

Drip coffee, latte, cappuccino or espresso- whichever be your choice- this espresso machine is capable of serving your purpose.

It comes with an inbuilt steam wand that is capable of making the perfect kind of cappuccino or latte to serve your needs.

The front-view transparent tank is easily removable and you can observe the water level from its front view.

Moreover, the self-priming system with two different thermostats for controlling the steam and water temperature always keeps the machine ready to use.

ProsCons
  • Multi-purpose machine which can make varieties of the drink by itself
  • Can make café-like cappuccino and latte thanks to its steam wand
  • Includes a water tank of large capacity whose water level is easy to monitor
  • Sensitive to handle and clean, as compared to many others of its type
  • Requires medium fine-ground coffee, otherwise leaking may take place

1. Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista Espresso and Cappuccino Maker, Silver

Mr. Coffee brings you the magic of three in one; you can prepare latte, expresso or cappuccino- your preferred form of coffee at your preferred time!

The15-bar pump system helps in brewing delicious espresso and the automatic milk-frother makes frothing milk easier.

You can pour in the drink of your choice by selecting the suitable option from the touch panel or even go for the innovative coffee drinks by following the recipes given in the book included in the package.

The milk and water reservoirs are easy to fill as well as easy to remove. The cleaning cycle is programmed to reduce hassles on your part.

The machine allows you to opt for both single as well as double servings.

keeps the machine ready to use.

ProsCons
  • The simple interface with three buttons makes it easy to choose the drink.
  • Automatic milk frothing for cappuccino and latte
  • Can be programmed to clean at your convenient time
  • The frothing unit uses more than four ounces of milk.
  • The parts are somewhat stiff and may be difficult to operate.

The final selection will depend on how you like your cup of espresso and what all factors you consider as important.

All these machines are available at affordable prices and the buyers find their features handy.

You will be spoilt for choice but try finding the best one to meet your coffee cravings. Don’t forget to leave a comment mentioning your choice and sharing your views!

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