Think you have to go to a expensive coffee shop or be a barista to enjoy delicious espresso? Think again! We’ve put together our a list of affordable at-home espresso makers for people who want to make amazing espresso at home and not break the bank (or their backs) in the process.

Top 5 at-home Espresso Makers for under $250

#1. The Breville Cafe Roma Stainless Espresso Maker  – $183 (save $66)

The Best Quality All-In-One Machine. If you’re looking for the perfect balance between a machine that doesn’t sacrifice quality of espresso & has all of the add ons you’ll need – ie a built-in milk frother for making amazing milk-based espresso drinks – look no further than the Cafe Roma from Breville. It’ll pay for itself after about 3 months of use if you have one shot a day, and with espresso that tastes like this, you’ll won’t ever want to leave your house for espresso anyways!

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#2. Cuisinox Roma 4-cup Stainless Steel Stovetop Moka Pot – $99

The Best This-Will-Never-Break Option. This is the best Moka Pot we’ve seen yet, with an easy to unscrew & clean filter system and thick stainless steel that will last as long as your coffee addiction. Its only downside is that it only brews 4 shots at a time, but they also make a 6-cup and a 10-cup as well!

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#3.The Staresso Espresso – $59.99

The Best On-The-Go Espresso Maker & Best Value. The Staresso Espresso maker is the perfect on the go espresso maker, great for both around the house or to take along with you a camping trip. Despite the fact that it’s portable, it still makes a very impressive cup of espresso. It also makes amazing cold brew, making it the most versatile option on the list (and the best value!)

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#4. Hamilton Beach Espresso & Cappuccino Maker – $92.98

The Best Value For An All-In-One Machine. The Hamilton Beach Espresso & Cappuccino maker is the best all-in-one machine on this list for the money. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better machine for under $100 dollars that can make espresso, americanos,  cappuccinos and everything in between!

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#5. Nespresso Inissia Original Espresso Machine – $129

The Easiest To Use / Best On The Run Machine. This is the perfect choice for someone who want a no-frills espresso maker, as it is both the easiest to use and the fastest to make espresso on the the list. The quality of espresso takes a small hit, especially for those who like to use fresh beans or lighter roast espresso, but for the office or the quick on the go espresso at home this machine takes the coffee cake.

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