• Toby

Top 3: Ground Espresso Machines (2020)

Updated: Jan 13, 2021

1. Sage BES875UK Barista Express

Traditional espresso machine with integrated coffee bean grinder and milk frother.

What was great about it?

- Professional quality coffee every time, we rate it better than most high street retail coffee for taste and texture.

- Produces the best silky milk, great for coffee art.

- Coffee beans to espresso in under a minute.

- Comes with a temperature advising milk jug

What would we improve?

- It was quite difficult to clean, and the process itself can get quite messy.

- It is expensive, but the amazing coffee justifies the price.

Buy it now; approximately £650.00.

2. De’Longhi Dedica.

Traditional espresso machine with an integrated milk frother function.

What was great about it?

- Fantastic tasting coffee

- Slim design allows it to fit into any kitchen

- Easy cleaning

- Ready to use in just 40 seconds

- Great machine to learn to become a pro barista

What would we improve?

- It does not come with a milk jug and thermometer, so done forget to add those to your basket too.

- There are only three buttons to control the machine, this can make it complicated, and we had to revert back to the manual.

- This product uses pre ground coffee beans. If you wanted to ground your own beans, for extra freshness, you would require a separate bean grinder.

Buy it now; only £180.00.

3. EspressoWorks all-in-one maker

Modern unique all in one coffee maker.

What was great about it?

- Comes with everything you need to make lots of different types of beverage.

- Quick and easy, only 45 seconds brew time

- Able to choose single or double shot of espresso.

- You can choose what grade beans you want to use and how fine you want them, great customisation.