Caffè Lattes, Cappuccinos, Americanos, Macchiatos... there are dozens of delicious espresso drinks to enjoy. With a high-quality automatic espresso machine, it's fun and easy! Most big-brand espresso machines are really expensive, though, making them a luxury. But no worries, we've got you covered. We've tested over 20 new espresso makers to find a high-quality, money saving alternative for you. The winner is called De'Longhi ECP3630. De'Longhi is a lesser known brand in the U.S. but the Italian company makes excellent espresso machines, dating back to 1902. Get ready to enjoy fresh, authentic coffee drinks and save a ton of money at the same time!
The Breville 800ESXL is a wonderful espresso maker, ready to create great coffee drinks. The downside, though, is that its big brand name comes with a big price tag. If you're looking for an espresso maker with a larger water tank, the Breville is an excellent but expensive choice. Otherwise, choose the De'Longhi alternative.
The De'Longhi ECP3630 is an excellent, authentically Italian espresso maker. It offers virtually the same features as the much pricier Breville 800ESXL. Most importantly, despite its very affordable price point it makes incredible, delicious coffee. We highly recommend the De'Longhi, which will save you money and satisfy your taste buds.
The Breville 800ESXL features a 15 bar Italian pump. Both 9 bar and 15 bar are standard water pressure levels that work great.
The De'Longhi ECP3630 offers the same, professional (15 bar) water pressure as the Breville, ensuring great results.
A great espresso machine needs a great milk steamer (also known as a frother). Foaming milk is an essential step to creating an authentic espresso drink. The Breville has a great milk frother.
The De'Longhi also offers a high-quality milk frother that makes it easy to make rich, creamy froth. It also offers a useful feature that lets you choose between warming milk and making foam.
The Breville 800ESXL has a 75 Fl.oz (2.2L) removable front-fill water tank. It's easy to use and quite big (enough for about 30 shots).
The De'Longhi ECP3630 offers a similar water tank that's easy to remove and refill. It measures 37 Fl.oz (1.1L), that's 15 shots.
When you're dealing with hot water and steam having a stainless steel housing is important. It also gives you that classic Italian espresso machine look. The Breville offers both.
The De'Longhi features a simple and elegant stainless steel housing that's both well-designed and functional. It looks and works great. The espresso maker is also very easy to clean.
Breville is actually an Australian company, founded in 1932. The Breville 800ESXL uses a pump made in Italy but the rest of the machine comes from other places. It's still a great espresso maker but some people may prefer an authentically Italian product.
De'Longhi is well-known in Europe for high-quality, authentic Italian espresso machines. The company was founded The company was founded in Treviso, Italy in 1902 by the De'Longhi family. The ECP3630 offers a real-deal, authentic Italian design.