10 Best Commercial Espresso Machines
Breville Oracle Touch
The Breville Oracle Touch is equipped with an expansion valve that limits the water pressure coming from its internal pump, preventing bitterness by gently expanding coffee grounds for even extraction. A self-cleaning steam wand gives your milk a rich, velvety texture.
The Saeco Xelsis offers several practical features to increase barista efficiency, including a front-access water tank, adjustable spouts, six customizable user profiles, and a purifying filter that yields up to 5,000 cups without a need to descale the machine.
Thanks to a handy flow knob, the Gaggia Babila enables you to control its level of bean extraction, while the height-adjustable dispenser makes it easy to pour any freshly-brewed espresso, latte, or flat white into a large mug or to-go cup.
Nuova Simonelli Musica
The backlit buttons on the Nuova Simonelli Musica make it possible to program and select up to three independent water dosages when pulling a shot. An integrated heat exchanger keeps the internal temperature consistent throughout each brewing cycle.
The Breville Dual offers the benefits of two stainless steel boilers and strong Italian pumps for simultaneous extraction and steaming. Additionally, a convenient auto start feature can be programmed to preheat the machine at a preset time.
The Saeco PicoBaristo boasts a removable brewing group and a specialized steam system for its milk circuit, making it relatively easy to clean. Designed for high-speed grinding, its ceramic blades can stay sharp for up to eight years before requiring any servicing.
With an easy-to-use touchscreen, the Breville Barista gives you precise control over the brew strength, milk texture, and temperature of various caffeinated beverages. A built-in memory function stores up to eight distinct drink profiles.
Sporting an integrated ceramic burr grinder and bypass doser, the Gaggia Anima can brew both whole-bean and pre-ground coffee. Its energy-saving standby mode activates after the unit has been idle for one hour. A two-year warranty is included.
Nuova Simonelli Oscar II
The Nuova Simonelli Oscar II has a brass brew group that supports passive recirculation of its heat exchanger from the boiler for efficiency. A three-way solenoid valve releases built-up pressure at the end of a brewing cycle to dry the espresso puck.
La Pavoni Stradavari
While it doesn’t offer the convenience of one-touch operation, the La Pavoni Stradavari is still a worthy contender. An internal thermostat automatically controls the boiler temperature for fast and effective brewing without overheating.