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Top Pick Award
Can make cafe-quality drinks at home with reasonable ease, but requires a bit of a financial investment
Editors' Choice Award
An excellent choice for those that want the ability to make cafe-quality espresso drinks at home
Best Buy Award
A small machine that makes great espresso and perfectly steams milk
Editors' Choice Award
If you don't mind a little learning curve and elbow grease, this is some of the best espresso you can make at home
Top Pick Award
An excellent choice for those trying to recreate cafe drinks at home, especially if you already have an espresso-quality grinder
Good choice for experienced baristas that already have a good grinder on hand
Top Pick Award
If you value convenience over all else this machine will make a good cappuccino at the push of a button
If you like capsule style machines and want an automatic milk frother this is the machine for you
Decent all-around machine, but the price is high for what you get
Makes top notch espresso if you're experienced at manually pulling shots, but this machine may flummox beginners
Best Buy Award
Provides good results for a fraction of the cost of many quality consumer machines
If you already have a good grinder, this machine is a decent buy with a small footprint
If your main concern is saving money on cafe drinks in the long run, this is the perfect machine for you
Good for those that will pay a bit extra for convenience and would like to be able to make regular coffee as well
A good overall machine that offers an improvement in espresso quality over most super-automatic machines, but has some milk-steaming limitations
A machine that prioritizes speed and convenience over quality and taste

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