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La Pavoni Stradivari Espresso Machine

4.6/5.0
Looks / Appearance 5.0 / 5.0
Ease of use 5.0 / 5.0
Functionality 4.6 / 5.0

Pros

  • – Newer design of the standard lever espresso machine
  • – Dual frother system – automatic cappuccino frother and steam wand
  • – Beautiful, nickel-plated solid brass boilers

Cons

  • – Requires a bit of a learning curve

The La Pavoni Stradivari Espresso Machine, introduced in 2000, gets its inspiration from the world-famous violinist Antonio Stradivari. It is the first model introduced from La Pavoni since 1968, and is a celebratory gesture for the brand’s 100 year anniversary. Of course, the La Pavoni Stradivari is high-class and uniquely beautiful for these reasons.

La Pavoni Professional Espresso Machine

4.6/5.0
Looks / Appearance 5.0 / 5.0
Ease of use 5.0 / 5.0
Functionality 4.5 / 5.0

Pros

  • – 12 month manufacturer warranty
  • – Brew up to 2 cups at one time
  • – Pressure Gauge for precise espresso making 
  • – Internal thermostat and automatic cappuccino frother included

Cons

  • – Users have to learn how to read and work the pressure gauge  
  • – A separate, quality coffee grinder is necessary

Hand-made in Italy, the La Pavoni Professional is a standard in domestic espresso machines and best sellers world wide. Introduced in 1975, these La Pavoni Pros are the gold standard in level espresso machines and this continues to today.

La Pavoni Europiccola Espresso Machine

4.8/5.0
Looks / Appearance 5.0 / 5.0
Ease of use 5.0 / 5.0
Functionality 4.8 / 5.0

Pros

  • – 12 month manufacturer warranty
  • – Beautifully hand-crafted 
  • – Automatic cappuccino frother
  • – Brew up to 2 cups at one time

Cons

  • – You’ll need your own grinder

Keep reading to see how the La Pavoni Europiccola Espresso Machine could be worth the investment so that you can soon be sipping an enticing espresso in the comfort of your own home.

KRUPS Grind and Brew Coffee Maker

4.6/5.0
Looks / Appearance 4.0 / 5.0
Ease of use 5.0 / 5.0
Functionality 5.0 / 5.0

Pros

  • – Auto Start and Keep Warm Feature
  • – Built-in Conical Burr Grinder
  • – Pause and Serve Function

Cons

  • – Made of plastic

With this device in your kitchen, you won’t have to worry about having two separate appliances take up room on your counter. KRUPS conveniently serves as both a grinder and a brew machine, so your coffee-making routines will be convenient, quick, and hassle-free.

De’Longhi Espresso & Coffee Machine

4.7/5.0
Looks / Appearance 5.0 / 5.0
Ease of use 5.0 / 5.0
Functionality 4.0 / 5.0

Pros

  • – Programmable Menu Settings
  • – Direct-to-Brew System
  • – Cappuccino Frother

Cons

  • – Height clearance doesn’t allow for tall cups and thermoses

The options for taste are many and when you have the De’Longhi Espresso & Coffee Machine in your kitchen, the options for brewing are too!

Cuisinart Grind-and-Brew Coffee Maker

4.7/5.0
Looks / Appearance 5.0 / 5.0
Ease of use 5.0 / 5.0
Functionality 4.0 / 5.0

Pros

  • – Hopper has cover and seal that protects bean flavors
  • – Strength selector
  • – Brew Pause feature

Cons

  • – A bit on the heavy side for a coffee maker

It’s more than possible to make high quality coffee in the comfort of your own home – and the Cuisinart Grind and Brew Coffee Maker is proof in a pot. Literally.

Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker

4.5/5.0
Looks / Appearance 5.0 / 5.0
Ease of use 4.0 / 5.0
Functionality 5.0 / 5.0

Pros

  • – 8 Strength Settings
  • – Removable Drip Tray
  • – Programmable Auto-Start

Cons

  • – Not compatible with distilled water

Breville has taken the drip maker to a true next level by producing the first household coffee maker equipped with an adjustable grinder as well as a function that not only calibrates but also allows for grinding right before brewing, which is ideal for creating mug-fulls with the richest, freshest flavors.

Breville the Barista Espresso Machine

4.8/5.0
Looks / Appearance 5.0 / 5.0
Ease of use 5.0 / 5.0
Functionality 4.0 / 5.0

Pros

  • – 16 Grind Settings
  • – PID Temperature Control
  • – Steam Wand on 360 swivel joint

Cons

  • – Heavy to carry

Considering this aspect, and many more we’ll get into below, it’s not surprising that this machine won the 2013 award for Best New Consumer Product by the Specialty Coffee Association of America.

OXO Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

4.6/5.0
Looks / Appearance 5.0 / 5.0
Ease of use 4.0 / 5.0
Functionality 5.0 / 5.0

Pros

  • – 40 mm durable conical burrs
  • – 15 grind size settings
  • – Push-start timer that remembers previous settings

Cons

  • – Doesn’t come with a scooper

 If you’re a person who loves great coffee, you’re a person who deserves the OXO conical burr grinder to help you make it.

Mueller Ultra-Grind Coffee Grinder

4.6/5.0
Looks / Appearance 5.0 / 5.0
Ease of use 5.0 / 5.0
Functionality 4.0 / 5.0

Pros

  • – Gear Reduction Motor for reduced noise
  • – Capacity that can produce 30 to 32 cups
  • – Alloy steel conical burrs

Cons

  • – Doesn’t come with convenient scooper

If you want the ability to make whatever coffee you’re in the mood for while you’re at home and you want to do it the right way, using the Mueller Coffee Grinder to grind your beans is an excellent way to go.