The 9 Best Espresso Machines 2024 — Sleek Gadgets That Give Your Kitchen Extra Style Points

The best espresso machines on the market range from flashy and fast to portable and compact. These nine are all tested and barista-approved for their style credentials

One of the best espresso machines on the market, the De'Longhi La Specialista Maestro on a countertop with coffee around it
(Image credit: De'Longhi)

As a former barista, I'm a little bit obsessed with the finding the best espresso machines on the market. I started out using luxury, commercial machines, but in the past five years good espresso machines have become more accessible, reliable, user-friendly, and much more beautiful.

These hands-on machines vary significantly. You can spend thousands on huge, sparkling appliances with dials, gauges, gadgets, grinders, and other smart functions. However, there are some excellent compact, sleek, and small machines, perfect for every home. 

I've taken all of these to our dedicated test kitchen and some have even come back to my home for a longer trial. I've seen the good, the bad, and the beautiful. You might recognise some of them from our buying guide for the best coffee makers on the market — it's no coincidence. Without further ado, here are the best espresso machines on offer.

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