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10 best espresso machines under £100

We've scoured the shops to bring you the best espresso machines under £100. At this time of year there's always bargins to be had so make sure you check sites such as Amazon. There are espresso machines for everyone - the eclectic Presso Coffee Maker that requires no electricity just a bit of elow grease to produce a fantastic espresso. Then there's the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto by Krups KP210040 - espressos don't come any easier than this courtesy of the Nescafe pods you can buy in all supermarkets. Want a more traditional espresso machine under £100? Go for the De'Longhi EC330S Pump Espresso Maker.

Type of coffee that can be used Espresso machine specification Features
Espresso machine Ground coffee Coffee beans Coffee pods Type of machine Machine pressure (bar) Number of espressos Capacity Steam pipe Removavble tank Filter Cup warmer
Presso Coffee Maker Yes No No Hand 5 - 10 1 n/a No n/a Yes No
NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto by Krups KP210040 No No Yes Pump 15 1 1.6 No Yes No No
De'Longhi EC330S Pump Espresso Maker Yes No Yes Pump 15 2 1.4 Yes Yes No Yes
De'Longhi Bar 14 Café Treviso Yes No No Pump 15 2 0.9 Yes Yes No No
Bialetti Moka Express Espresso Maker, 6 Cup Yes No No Stove-top n/a 6 300ml No No No No
De'Longhi EC270 Pump Espresso Machine, 15 Bar Yes No Yes Pump 15 2 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Delonghi EC152 Pump Espresso Coffee Machine Yes No Yes Pump 15 2 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes
NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Piccolo by Krups KP100240 No No Yes Pump 15 1 0.6 No Yes No No
De'Longhi BCO261 Pump Combi Yes No Yes Pump 15 2 1.38 Yes No Yes No
Kenwood Es416 Espresso Cafe Chic Yes No No Pump 15 2 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes

NESCAFE Dolce Gusto by Krups KP210040 Coffee Machine

Buy the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto by Krups KP210040 Coffee Machine, Black, 15 Bar Pressure Pump from Amazon UKThe NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto by Krups KP210040 coffee machine is a versatile little coffee maker that represents good value for money and gives you a decent espresso in double-quick time.

The Nescafé Dolce Gusto is a pod-based capsule system coffee machine that doesn’t have the option of using ground coffee. There are 18 varieties of coffee on offer from espresso to macchiato.

To get great coffee all you need to do is lift the lever, insert the pod, choose hot or cold water and you’re there. This coffee machine is super-easy to use and is supplied with a pack of 12 pods from the Nescafé Dolce Gusto range. The pods are available at all the major supermarkets so there is no danger of running out of coffee.

The Nescafé Dolce Gusto makes quick fresh coffee – it delivers a latte or an Americano in record time. This coffee maker has a strong water pump and a good-sized reservoir so you won’t be filling it up after every brew.

As well as being quick to use it is also quick to clean so you won’t be spending all day cleaning used coffee grounds from your worktop.

The Nescafé Dolce Gusto is a good looking machine, sleek with interesting looks that will add a touch of class to your kitchen.

Krups has a good reputation from reliability and build. You won’t get the quality of coffee you would from a £2000 machine but when you’re coming out with change from £100 and getting perfectly drinkable coffee you can’t complain.

As well as being available in black, the Dolce Gusto is also available in red and ivory

Buy the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto by Krups KP210040 Coffee Machine, Black, 15 Bar Pressure Pump from Amazon UK

De’Longhi Bar 14 Cafe Treviso Espresso Cappuccino Maker

Buy the De'Longhi Bar 14 Café Treviso espresso cappuccino makerThe De'Longhi Café Treviso espresso and cappuccino maker is  good and efficient entry level machine that is small and compact and doesn’t break the bank.

This is a pump espresso machine that can be used with both ground coffee and the ESE (Easy Serving Espresso) pods. It comes with a steam pipe for frothing milk for your cappuccino.

The water comes out of the 1 litre reservoir very hot and great for any use.  It is easy to set up, easy to use, and providing you have good quailty coffee makes a great espresso.

The machine is also very easy to clean. The milk frother is stable and effective and the frothing widget on the end of the pipe does its job.

Whilst not having the classy looks of a Gaggia the advantage is that it doesn't have the price tag of a Gaggia. It is functional and reliable enough to use as a daily coffee machine.

This De-Longhi is a good value for money espresso machine that is well made and easy to keep clean.

Buy the De'Longhi Bar 14 Café Treviso espresso cappuccino maker from Amazon UK

De’Longhi EC330S Pump Espresso Maker

Buy the De'Longhi EC330S Pump Espresso Maker from Amazon UKThe De'Longhi Pump Espresso Maker is capable of making a fantastic espresso coffee at a very competitive price, out-performing rivals and those in the next price class.

This is a pump espresso machine that can be used with either ground coffee or ESE (Easy Serve Espresso) pods. It has a built-in steam pipe for frothing milk for your cappuccino and a large 1 litre water tank and cup warmer.

The De'Longhi has the air of a more expensive espresso machine. It has an effective boiler so water heats quickly guaranteeing hot water and plentiful steam for frothing. Simple to use and easy to clean you will be producing great coffee without taking too much time out of your busy day.

The brushed stainless steel finish looks smart and the machine is nicely compact and certainly won't make your kitchen look scruffy. A smart buy if you are looking for an espresso maker on a budget.

Buy the De'Longhi EC330S Pump Espresso Maker, 15 Bar from Amazon UK