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You don’t need to break the bank to get café-quality beverages. In fact, the coffee and espresso market is saturated with tons of machines under $1,000 that will brew your morning espresso to your liking. However, we chose our top 5 espresso machines under $1,000 that we think you’ll really love.
We can’t say enough great things about this wonderful semi-automatic machine. This tricked out version of the Gaggia Classic Pro features both official Gaggia wooden accessories and precision brewing equipment like a 18g nanotech basket from Baristapro and an IMS Gaggia Classic Shower Screen. The resulting product is an entry-level barista friendly and affordable espresso machine that continues to get raving reviews from satisfied customers.
Some of the top qualities you’ll find in the Classic Prestige are:
The Rancilio Silvia M is a machine with a lot of history. Over 20 years ago, Whole Latte Love noticed an older model of the single boiler machine at Dallis Bros Coffee in New York City and knew we had to reach out to Rancilio for a chance to introduce it to the U.S. market and, well, 20 years later, the rest is history.
Here are some great qualities in the Silvia M that we love:
We recently received the Bezzera New Hobby at Whole Latte Love and the first thing we had to mention about the machine was the incredible steam power, the 3-way solenoid valve, and the 3-liter water reservoir. Let’s talk more about these features.
The Gaggia Magenta Plus is the perfect amount of barista for someone whose time is a priority but still wants to brew premium quality espresso beverages. By using this machine, authentic espresso is simplified, all while offering users full control over milk frothing.
Each drink made with the Gaggia Magenta Plus can be customized to your desired temperature, brew strength, and volume. You can also choose to brew with pre-ground coffee using the bypass doser, or make two drinks consecutively when selecting the espresso, espresso lungo, or coffee options. A commercial steam wand puts authentic milk-based drinks at your fingertips, making perfectly frothed and textured milk for cappuccinos, lattes, and more. The machine also comes with a full color display with icons that make additional programming a breeze.
The Gaggia Magenta Plus is a featureful and modern super-automatic espresso machine with a full color display, manual steam wand, and robust customization of your favorite espresso drinks, including a true one-touch americano.
If space is a concern for you, no worries. The Gaggia Brera Espresso Machine is a capable and compact machine that delivers on performance. At just 10” wide and 12.4” tall, you’ll have no problem fitting this machine on your counter.
With stainless steel accents, the Gaggia Brerea Espresso Machine is a chic addition to any kitchen. The simple icon-based display makes the Brera easy to understand and operate, with buttons dedicated for espresso and long coffee, as well as a power button and coffee strength selector. Another way to adjust coffee strength is with the Gaggia Adapting System, which uses algorithmic learning to self-adjust coffee grinding time. A pannarello steam wand makes frothing milk easy for cappuccinos, lattes, and more. The Brera can also dispense hot water through the steam wand for tea.
The Gaggia Brera is an Italian made super-automatic espresso machine with real stainless steel accenting. Its intuitive controls make brewing coffee or preparing milk drinks like cappuccinos a breeze.
If you're new to home espresso, it might also be worth taking our quiz to see which type of espresso machine is best suited to your lifestyle.