Black Friday may be over but the deals are not, with Cyber Monday approaching, followed by the pre-Christmas sales, then the Boxing Day sales and then the New Year sales. What better time to snap up a great espresso machine deal?
The best espresso machine is really worth looking out for if you're a fan of 'proper' coffee. And, if you're also a lover of discounts then the best Cyber Monday deals should, in time, reveal plenty of these amazing machines available for hugely discounted prices.
Espresso machines are available from many of the big brand names, plus lesser known companies that have nurtured a following for their sophisticated coffee-making properties. If you're after a bargain espresso machine then the big retail outlets make a great place to start, so think Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and Sears for starters.
Over in the UK you'll want to check out Amazon too, along with the likes of Currys, AO, Argos and other key retailers that frequently offer online discounts.
Meanwhile, read on down the page to see our pointers for getting those best espresso machine Cyber Monday Deals. And, finally, check out our thoughts on why buying an espresso machine is such a good decision if you love quality coffee.
Best Black Friday espresso machine deals in the USA
De'Longhi La Specialista Prestigio Espresso Machine was $849.95, now $699.95 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Get $150 off this coffee making monster, which comes in stainless steel and features a dual heating system. There's Sensor Grinding Technology, Smart Tamping, Dynamic pre-infusion and more too, making coffee time better than ever.
De'Longhi La Specialista Prestigio Espresso Machine was $849.95, now $699.95 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Fancy a neat variation on the machine above? Try red, with the same saving. You also still get the Sensor Grinding Technology, Smart Tamping, Dynamic pre-infusion and all of the other DeLonghi trimmings.
Calphalon iQ Espresso Machine was $600, now $420 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
There's an integrated conical burr mill Grinder with 30 settings, 15-Bar Italian pump and pre-programmed settings inside this awesome machine. Thermoblock heating technology and PID temperature control delivers even heat for consistently great-tasting Espresso too. The $180 discount is the cream on top of this particular coffee.
Miele CM 5510 Silence Automatic Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine Combo was $1649, now: $1449 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on this premium machine, which comes with all the usual Miele style and build quality. It's also mighty fine at producing excellent coffee. There's a whisper quiet grinder, one-touch drink-making and customizable controls for grind level, water temperature, milk prep and more besides.
Calphalon BVCLECMP1 Temp iQ Espresso Machine was $321, now $200 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
It's another Calphalon and an Amazon Best Seller to boot, getting a welcome $121 price cut for Black Friday. You get a 15-Bar Italian pump and a nifty dial interface for selecting steam, hot water, and pre-programmed single and double shots. The Powerful steam wand produces creamy froth and microfoam milk too.
De'Longhi EC9355M La Specialista Prestigio Espresso Machine was $850 now: $700 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Grind your own beans with this beauty, now $150 off, and enjoy smooth espresso that has a thick crema like no other. This machine also features a built-in steam wand for texturizing milk. There's active temperature control and quick start functionality too.
De'Longhi All-in-One Combination Coffee Maker was: $390, now $260 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is a brilliant machine in that the dual heating system can brew coffee and deliver espresso at the same time. There's 15 bar pressure, an advanced steam wand, programmable timer and a digital touchscreen. There's even a spill-proof carafe. It's $130 off right now.
De'Longhi EC680M Espresso was $455, now $300 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Your saving on this compact espresso machine is $155, and it's money well spent. The EC680M produces single or double espresso as well as cappuccino or latte, vio=a a manual frother that mixes steam and milk to great effect. Automatic flow stop means you'll get perfect espresso every time. No mess, no waste.
Gaggia Brera Super Automatic Espresso Machine was $999, now $449 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
There's a massive $550 off this espresso machine currently, and the specification is awesome, for the new price. The milk frother doubles as a hot water dispenser, there are push button controls for easy brewing and the rapid steam technology means it can deliver the goods in no time.
De'Longhi Stilosa Manual Espresso Machine was $130, now $100 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
A small but welcome $30 here. Get quality coffee every time with this De'Longhi Stilosa manual espresso machine, latte and cappuccino maker. It's got 15 bar pump pressure plus a manual milk frother steam wand. The black and stainless look is cool too.
Mr. Coffee Espresso and Cappuccino Maker was $250, now $200 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get a chunky $50 off this superb Mr. Coffee machine with its 3 in 1 espresso, cappuccino and latte-making capabilities. 15 bar pressure, a milk frother and one-touch control panel makes brewing time a doddle.
More espresso machine Black Friday deals at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Black Friday discounts at Amazon frequently include plenty of espresso machines, with many of the top brands enjoying money off status. Lookout for brands such as Gevi, Breville, DeLonghi, Brim and Imusa, to name but a few.
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Cuisinart SS-15 Combo Coffee Maker was $250, now $140 at Macy's (opens in new tab)
You can get a fat saving of $110 at Macy's on this machine, which includes a carafe, a commercial-style permanent filter and Cuisinart HomeBarista reusable filter cup. There's a charcoal water filter too and it's 24-hour programmable so you can enjoy fresh coffee whenever you want to. Okay, it's not an espresso machine but it is a great coffee maker.
More espresso machine Black Friday deals at Macy's
(opens in new tab)Macy's, like many Americans, is not exactly big on espresso but if you are looking for deals on one-serve and pour over coffee, it's a great place to shop.
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Chefman Espresso Machine was: $179.99 now: $153.99, saving: $26.00 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Get more from your coffee time with this 6-in-1 coffee machine. It creates all of your favorite high-quality coffee beverages using a powerful 15-bar pump and a built-in milk frothing mechanism. The easy clean stainless steel finish looks a treat too.
Espresso machine Black Friday deals at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Best Buy already stocks its fair share of premium espresso machines including models from the likes of Breville, Philips, DeLonghi and Jura. However, be sure to check back during Black Friday's sales push as big discounts should be available on these machines.
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GEVI 15 Bar Espresso Machine was $150, now $100 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
This GEVI 15 Bar Espresso Machine features a really neat steam maker with the capacity for frothing milk brilliantly. The 50 ounce water tank and double temperature control system mean it requires minimal effort to produce your favourite brews, and there's now $50 off the price.
More espresso machine Black Friday deals at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Walmart always has a great selection of the best espresso machines to choose from. It takes that up a notch come Black Friday with a discounted range of products that often includes big names such as Gevi, Breville, DeLonghi, Mr Coffee, Keurig and Chefman.
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DeLONGHI ECP3630 15-Bar Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine was $399, now $274 at Sears (opens in new tab)
Save $125 at Sears, on this elegant stainless steel machine. it has everything on board to help you produce perfect espresso and cappuccino coffees every time. There's 15-bar pressure, quick and easy self-priming, two separate thermostats for water and steam pressure and it can handle taller cups for larger beverages.
More espresso machine Black Friday deals at Sears (opens in new tab)
No Black Friday espresso machine deals extravaganza would be complete without some discounts from the Sears camp. Lookout for money off options on models from Breville, Jura, DeLonghi, Urnex and some non-brand specific machines that might make a great entry-level option if the budget is super-tight.
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Best Black Friday espresso machine deals in the UK
Melitta F830-100 Barista was £1000.00, now £499.99 at Argos (opens in new tab)
Be quick on this one as the Melitta Barista T Smart comes with a brilliant design and build, plus LCD display, 15 bar pump pressure and an integrated burr grinder with 5 settings. It's an awesome bit of kit.
Best Black Friday Sage coffee machine deals in the UK
Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Machine by Sage was £450 now: £378 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £72 on this hugely popular Nespresso machine. A big step above your standard pod machine, this has a raft of great features such as a 3-second heat up time, and a superb milk texturing wand with 8 texture levels and 11 temperature settings. It's not strictly an espresso machine, but the combination of the milk frother and the unrivalled convenience of Nespresso capsules makes it a genuine winner for coffee lovers.
Sage The Barista Pro was £729, now £599 at Currys (opens in new tab)
A full £130 off, and fully compatible with coffee beans and ground coffee. An integrated grinder and milk frother plus 15-bar pressure means you get great professional-style coffee with all of the flavour you'd expect from Sage.
Sage Barista Express Espresso Machine was £600, now £549 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £50 on this beauty, which has all of the tools you'll ever need for making great coffee. Grind your own beans for freshness and then enjoy automatic or manual operation depending on your mood. There's micro-foam milk texturing too for good measure. There was a considerably better deal on this a few days back so maybe wait to see if the price flips down again.
Sage Barista Pro Espresso Machine was £700, now £600 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Another chunky discount – £100 this time – at Amazon on this bean to cup machine, which features an integrated burr grinder, a thermoJet heating system for quick prep time and digital temperature control. As with the other Sage machines, you get the added bonus of barista quality micro foam milk texturing, for great coffee every time.
Best Black Friday DeLonghi coffee machine deals in the UK
DeLonghi La Specialista Prestigio was £719, now £549 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Now with a whopping £170 off, this amazing bean to cup coffee machine sports an integrated grinder & milk frother, has a whopping 19-bar pressure, auto power shut off and is compatible with both coffee beans and ground coffee.
De'Longhi Dinamica ECAM350.50.B Bean to Cup Coffee Machine was £929, now £429 at AO.com (opens in new tab)
An even chunkier discount on this machine – £500, in fact. Needless to say, this was never worth £929 but for the new price it's great. Enjoy great coffee 2 cups at a time with this feature-packed machine. It packs 15 bar pressure, delivers 1450 watts of power and produces one-touch cappuccino's to perfection. There's automatic milk frothing and you get the added benefit of auto cleaning too.
DeLonghi Autentica ETAM 29.510.SB was £599 now £369 at Currys (opens in new tab)
he De'Longhi clearout continues with £230 off this fab bean to cup coffee machine. It comes in lush silver and black and has a wealth of features and functions. There are personalised coffee settings, a milk frother and 15-bar pressure plus 1.4 litres tank capacity and an automatic cleaning programme.
Melitta Caffeo Barista was £739, now £881 at Currys (opens in new tab)
The Melitta Caffeo Barista TS F85/0-101 Smart Bean to Cup Coffee Machine comes in a fetching silver finish, and with £142 off. There's a removable milk carafe, 1.8 litre tank and 15-bar pressure. Personalised coffee settings deliver drinks just how you like them.
Krups Evidence One EA895N40 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine was £799 now: £539 at Currys (opens in new tab)
A huge, £260 discount on this Meteor Grey machine gets you great design, stylish looks, excellent performance and quality coffee. There are custom coffee settings, one touch drink making, a milk frother plus 15-bar pressure for quality brews every time.
Krups Arabica Manual Espresso EA811840 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine was £429 now £309 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Big money – £129, specifically – off this very adaptable machine with its adjustable coffee strength, milk frother and 15-bar pressure. There's one-touch beverage making and a generous 1.7-litre tank capacity, meaning it's also enjoyably low maintenance.
Espresso machines: why you should want one
The best espresso machine is truly the King of the Kitchen. Various types of machine or gizmo may lay claim to the title of Best coffee maker, but for the most European aficionados and an increasing number of Americans, nothing compares to a good strong espresso. And for that you want the best espresso maker you can buy, whether you favour a plain shot, a latte, cappuccino or macchiato.
Yes, espresso machines may be a little more difficult to use than a Nespresso machine or another of the entries on our best pod coffee machine top 10 – well, what isn't? They're also a touch more expensive, but the results are usually way more satisfying. Everyone in Europe knows it, and word is getting out even in America, homeland of the pour over coffee machine.
It's also worth noting that the best bean to cup coffee machines are also, in effect espresso makers with a coffee grinder and milk frother attached to them. So don't rule out one of those big kitchen beasts.
How to buy the best espresso maker for you
Despite the modern trend for bean-to-cup and capsule based machines, there’s definitely something to be said for the good old 'manual' espresso maker.
Their portafilters (the metal container you press the ground coffee into) may require regular emptying and cleaning, and the extraction time is usually down to you rather than being automatically set, but the process is so easy to get to grips with, you’ll seldom need to refer to the instruction manual.
Moreover, manual machines are likely to be more reliable than the capsule or bean-to-cup variety simply because there are fewer things to go wrong with them.
If you want a richly aromatic espresso, cappuccino or latte and require at least a modicum of help from the machine itself, try the stunning Sage Dual Boiler, the Smeg ECF01 or Gaggia's excellent and more affordable Classic. all these machines excel at making rich aromatic espressos every bit as good as those served in any decent European café.
If you’re a wannabe barista who is keen to sample the complex science behind the art of manual espresso pulling, consider a hand-operated machine like the popular La Pavoni Europiccol or the extraordinary, if slightly more complex, Elektra S1CO Microcasa Lever.
Most of these machines do much of the work for you, but they need the best ingredients, and they do require maintenance. Especially if you're in a hard water area the Number One, top tip of ALL time is to use filtered water. Even if the machine has a filter built in (they never seem quite as effective as a filter jug). You'll be amazed at how much better the coffee tastes, and you won't need to descale anywhere near as frequently.
The other Top Tip of ALL time is to use good quality, freshly ground beans or, if you don't want to splash out on a grinder, at least keep your pre-ground stuff in a screw-top jar in a dark and cool cupboard (but not the fridge). Whether using beans or ground, your mission is to always try to polish it all off as quickly as possible, as even under ideal storage conditions, it degrades rapidly as soon as the vacuum seal on the bag is opened.