Think you have to go to an expensive coffee shop or be a barista to enjoy delicious espresso? Think again! We’ve put together our picks for affordable at-home espresso makers for anyone who wants 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. DeLonghi DEDICA 15-Bar Pump Espresso Machine – $246.95

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 (think built-in milk frother, double shot capabilities, and space for taller cups), look no further than the Dedica from DeLonghi.

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 wonder why you ever left your house for a latte.

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#2. Cuisinox Roma 4-cup Stainless Steel Stovetop Moka Pot – $97.99

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.

Depending on the size you select, you can brew 4, 6, or 10 shots at a time—caffeinate a crowd!

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#3.The Staresso Espresso – $64.99

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 on a camping trip.

Despite being portable, it still makes an 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 – $115.79

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 (get it?) to find a better machine for under $100 that can make espresso, americanos,  cappuccinos, and everything in between!

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#5. Breville Inissia Original Espresso Machine – $139.72

The Easiest To Use / Best On-The-Run Machine. This is the perfect choice for someone who wants 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 or lightly roasted beans, but for the office or a quick ‘gotta get out the door’ espresso at home, this machine takes the (coffee)cake.

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