Anatomy of a Home Espresso Machine
Home espresso machines typically use a vibratory pumps, which has a diaphragm that expands and contracts to create create high pressure for brewing espresso, and gets water from a reservoir on the espresso machine.
Home Espresso Machine Brands
Home espresso machines vary in price and features, ranging from $500 up to $2,000. The price is affected by brand reputation (markup) and longevity of components, with most major brands offering relatively the same options depending on price.
- Quick Mill
Espresso and Coffee Brewing Tips
For more espresso tips see our detailed coffee flavor profiles of gourmet coffee and instructions on preparing Espresso Drink Recipes. For step-by-step instructions see Pulling A Perfect Espresso Shot as well as How to make Lattes and Cappuccinos.
For tips on brewing the perfect cup of coffee see our section on Coffee Brewing, and detailed definitions of coffee terminology can be found in the Coffee and Espresso Glossary. Also check out the World's Best History of Coffee.