Top 10 – Best Espresso Machine Under 200

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Who doesn’t love a good coffee? These espresso machines are capable of making a great cup of espresso at the push of a button, so you can enjoy the aroma and taste of coffee at the comfort of your home. We’ve gathered the best espresso machines that are within a budget of around 200$ or even less, so let’s have a look at the alternatives:

Bestseller No. 1
Nespresso Pixie Espresso Machine by Breville, Titan
  • Easy insertion and ejection of capsules. Compact Brewing Unit Technology
  • Thermoblock heating element - Fast preheating time: 30 seconds
  • Folding drip tray accommodates tall recipe glasses - Automatic and programmable coffee volume quantity
  • Backlit LED water level detection indicators, Dimensions: 9.300 inches H x 4.400 inches W x 12.800 inches D
  • Holds 10 used capsules. Removable water tank: 24 oz or 0.7 L, 1 year warranty from date of purchase and registration
  • Programmable buttons for espresso and lungo, folding drip tray for larger cups and recipes, brew ready in 25-30 seconds
  • Backlight indicators, water level detection, auto power-off, used capsule container, convenient power cord storage
Bestseller No. 2
Nespresso Essenza Mini Original Espresso Machine by Breville, Piano Black
  • SIZE: Discover the newest and smallest ever single serve espresso maker from Nespresso by Breville, without compromising on exceptional coffee and espresso moments.
  • PERFORMANCE: Create a barista-style coffee or espresso drinks every time, thanks to our one-touch operation and extraction system which delivers up to 19 bars of pressure.
  • EFFICIENT COFFEE MACHINE: In just one touch, the water reaches the ideal serving temperature in 25 seconds and an energy saving mode automatically switches off the machine after 9 minutes.
  • VERSATILITY: Adjustable cup size with two programmable Espresso and Lungo buttons making Essenza Mini a great coffee maker for all you single serve coffee needs.
  • COMPLIMENTARY GIFT: Each machine includes a Nespresso Original welcome kit with a range of 14 capsules with unique aroma profiles.
Bestseller No. 3
Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine Bundle with Aeroccino Milk Frother by Breville, Black
  • COFFEE and ESPRESSO MAKER: Create exceptional barista grade freshly brewed single serve coffee or espresso cups at the touch of a single button; Designed for use with Nespresso Vertuo capsules only.
  • AUTOMATIC COFFEE/ESPRESSO MACHINE: Brew different single serve coffee cup sizes at the touch of a button depending on your coffee needs - espresso (1.35 oz.), double espresso (2.7 oz.), gran lungo (5 oz.), coffee (7.7 oz.) and alto (14 oz.).
  • SMART COFFEE MAKER: Brew a perfect single serve coffee or espresso cup time after time, thanks to Nespresso's CentrifusionTM technology using barcodes to deliver the best in-cup results including the perfect crema for larger coffee cup sizes.
  • COMPLEMENTARY GIFT: Each machine includes a Nespresso Vertuo capsule welcome kit with a range of 12 single serve coffee capsules with unique aroma profiles.
  • BUNDLE: The Aeroccino 3 milk frother is included to create the perfect finish to your single serve coffee beverages such as cappuccino or latte..
Bestseller No. 4
Nespresso Inissia Original Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Black
  • QUALITY: Nespresso Inissia by De'Longhi delivers an impeccable barista-level single serve coffee every time, thanks to its simple automatic operation and patented extraction system which delivers up to 19 bars of pressure
  • SPEED: In just one touch, ideal water temperature is reached in 25 seconds and you are ready to make 9 single serve cups of coffee without having to refill the 24 oz. tank
  • VERSATILE: Adjustable cup size with two programmable espresso and lungo buttons. A folding drip tray accommodates larger single serve cup sizes and recipes
  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Energy-saving mode automatically switches off your smart coffee and espresso maker after 9 minutes. Rated voltage/Frequency (V~Hz):110-120 V / 50-60 Hz
  • COMPLIMENTARY GIFT: Each espresso machine includes a Nespresso Original capsule welcome kit with a range of capsules with unique aroma profiles. Used capsule container capacity: 11
Bestseller No. 5
Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine by De'Longhi with Aeroccino, Black
  • BARISTA GRADE: Nespresso Inissia by De'Longhi offers an impeccable single-serve Coffee or Espresso cup every time, thanks to its automatic operation and patented extraction system which delivers up to 19 bars of pressure. The Inissia is the perfect Coffee machine that fits perfectly into any interior design.
  • SPEED: In just one touch, ideal water temperature is reached in 25 seconds and you are ready to make 9 single-serve cups of Coffee without having to refill the 24 oz. tank. This automatic Coffee machine gets your perfect cup of Coffee or Espresso to you fast.
  • BUNDLE: The Aeroccino 3 milk frother is included to create the perfect finish to your single-serve Coffee beverages such as Cappuccino or Latte.
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT COFFEE MACHINE: Brew two different cup sizes; Espresso (1.35 oz.) and Lungo (5 oz.), with just the touch of a button. Pour over ice to create your favorite iced Coffee drinks. With the smart energy saving mode automatically switches off our Coffee maker after 9 only minutes.
  • VERSATILE AND SMART COFFEE MACHINE: Adjustable cup size with two programmable Espresso and Lungo buttons. A folding drip tray accommodates larger single-serve cup sizes and recipes.
  • COMPLIMENTARY GIFT: Each Espresso machine includes a Nespresso Original capsule welcome kit with a range of capsules with unique aroma profiles.
Bestseller No. 6
Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo Coffee and Espresso Machine with Aeroccino by De'Longhi, Black
  • VERSATILE AUTOMATIC COFFEE MAKER: Brew different single-serve Coffee cup sizes at the touch of a button depending on your Coffee needs - Espresso (1.35 oz.), Double Espresso (2.7 oz.), Gran Lungo (5 oz.), Coffee (7.7 oz.) and Alto (14 oz.). Pour over ice to create your favorite iced Coffee drinks. Designed for use with Nespresso Vertuo capsules
  • SMART COFFEE MAKER: Brew the perfect single-serve Coffee or Espresso drink time after time, thanks to Nespresso's technology using barcodes to deliver the best in-cup results including the perfect crema for large Coffee cup sizes. Simply insert the capsule and enjoy freshly brewed Coffee or authentic Espresso.
  • SINGLE SERVE COFFEE MACHINE: Have the ability to create barista grade brewed single-serve Coffee or Espresso cups at the touch of a single button. The one-touch button mechanism delivers the best in-cup result for whatever style Coffee or Espresso drink you choose. Designed for use with Nespresso Vertuo capsules only.
  • FEATURES: Extra large 54 oz. water tank and a very large 17 count used capsule container. This machine also has a fast heat-up time of only 15 seconds meaning you will never have to wait too long for your favorite Coffee or Espresso drink to be ready. There is an energy-saving automatic shutoff at 9 minutes of inactivity.
  • COMPLIMENTARY GIFT: Each machine includes a welcome kit with a range of Vertuo capsules with unique aroma profiles.
  • BUNDLE: The Aeroccino 3 milk frother is included to create the perfect finish to your single-serve Coffee beverages such as Cappuccino or Latte.
Bestseller No. 7
Nespresso CitiZ Original Espresso Machine with Aeroccino Milk Frother Bundle by De'Longhi, Black
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE: The 19 bar pump system offers barista-style single serve coffee or espresso every time, perfectly extracting the delicate flavor of each Nespresso Original coffee capsule.
  • SPEED AND FLEXIBILITY: The fast heat-up system reaches the ideal temperature in just 25 seconds. CitiZ single serve coffee maker has a folding cup tray allowing for taller glass recipes. Rated voltage/Frequency (V-Hz): 220-240 V / 50-60 Hz
  • SMART ENERGY EFFICIENCY: The automatic energy-saving function turns the single serve espresso machine off after 9 minutes of inactivity and can be extended from 9 to 30 minutes
  • BUNDLE: The Aeroccino 3 Milk Frother is included to create the perfect finish to your single serve coffee beverages such as cappuccino or latte.
  • COMPLIMENTARY GIFT: Each espresso machine includes a Nespresso Original capsule welcome kit with a range of capsules with unique aroma profiles.
Bestseller No. 8
Nespresso Lattissima Plus Original Espresso Machine with Milk Frother by De'Longhi, Silver
  • BARISTA GRADE: De'Longhi's patented espresso extraction system creates the ideal flow of water with 19 bars of pressure to deliver quality single serve espresso and coffee drinks every time.
  • SMART COFFEE MAKER: Choose your favorite coffee or espresso drinks (3 milk and 2 coffee options) with a touch of button on the illuminated control panel using Nespresso Original capsules.
  • VERSATILE: Single touch easy to clean hot milk system helps you create the perfect single serve cup of coffee or espresso effortlessly. Adjustable sliding drip tray accommodates larger coffee drinks (latte, cappuccino and Italian macchiato).
  • TECHNOLOGY: Thermoblock heating system speeds cold-start heating time to seconds and maintains optimal temperature to enjoy multiple single serve coffee drinks instantly.
  • ENERGY: Lattissima Plus has an energy-saving adjustable auto-off timer to help reduce electricity consumption. Water container capacity : 30 Ounce
Bestseller No. 9
Nespresso Creatista Plus Espresso and Coffee Beverages Maker with Milk Frother by Breville, Silver
  • BARISTA STYLE: Nespresso Creatista Plus enables you to easily make high-quality Latte Art single serve coffees at home thanks to Nespresso Original capsules and Breville's micro foam milk frothing technology
  • SELECTION: Multiple single serve coffee and espresso beverage options (ristretto, espresso, lungo, latte, cappuccino, flat white, latte macchiato) with adjustable settings (coffee volume, milk temperature and milk texture) with 3 second heat up time
  • SMART COFFEE AND ESPRESSO MAKER: an easy TFT LCD display assists you on all preparation, setting and maintenance (cleaning, descaling etc) aspects thanks to a high resolution display
  • INTEGRATED MILK FROTHER: Automatic built-in milk frother with 8 texture levels and 11 different milk temperature settings (11 settings, 55-76°C / 133-169°F) helps you create your favorite single serve coffee beverages. COMPLIMENTARY GIFT: Each machine includes a Nespresso Original capsule welcome kit with a range of 16 capsules with unique aroma profiles
  • FEATURES AND WARRANTY: Nespresso Creatista Plus includes a 1.5L removable water tank, an auto-purge steam wand, 19 bars of pressure, a fast/self cleaning process, a stainless milk jug and a 2 year warranty
Bestseller No. 10
Nespresso Inissia Original Espresso Machine with Aeroccino Milk Frother Bundle by De'Longhi, Silver
  • Nespresso Inissia by De'Longhi offers an impeccable barista-style coffee every time, thanks to it's simple one-touch operation and patented extraction system which delivers up to 19 bars of pressure
  • In just one touch and 25 seconds, the water reaches the ideal temperature to make 9 coffees without having to refill the 24 oz tank;Automatic volume control
  • Adjustable cup size with two programmable Espresso and Lungo buttons; An energy saving mode automatically switches off the machine after 9 minutes
  • Includes the Aeroccino 3 that provides a smooth, finely textured hot or cold milk froth for your coffee recipes via an ultra simple and fast automatic system
  • Each machine includes a welcome set with a range of Nespresso capsules with unique aroma profiles; Items sold seperately valued at $248; Desgined for use with Nespresso capsules
  • Power rating (in watts): 1260 Watt

What to consider when buying an espresso machine?

Any of these espresso makers will help you get caffeine in your bloodstream but let’s see some points you need to consider. Single cup coffee machines are ideal for home and office as they have a small footprint. They come with a water reservoir that you can refill when need and are mostly designed to be used with capsules. Keep in mind that capsules come in a huge variety of flavors to choose from, yet you can even find tea, chocolate, and decaf if you prefer.

They are able to provide a great coffee consistently and conveniently as the push of a button is all that is needed. If you feel you have to make a lot of coffees during that day, look for a model that comes with a large refill reservoir to minimize the need for refilling through the day. Most models will be capable to provide up to 6 cups of coffee from one filled reservoir.

They are quite easy to clean and maintain which makes them ideal for busy environments too. Look for a model that has a quick heat up time, especially if you are planning to make a few cups at once. It is nice to pick a model that features auto shut off functions in order to minimize energy used when not needed.

Try to avoid models that are entirely made of plastic. Stainless steel is or any other durable material it is much more preferred if you want the machine to last for a long time. Some models have integrated permanent filters while other need replacement filters. Pick according to your preferences. If you need a machine to take with you on the go, there are some portable models that are ideal for camping and people on the move and with their simple design can provide you with a cup of coffee even in remote locations.

An espresso machine can sometimes be quite expensive, but as you’ll see with our recommendations it doesn’t have to be that expensive to get a high-quality machine. Most if not all models are quite budget-friendly and can be found under 200$, some are way cheaper but are a worthy investment while others are around the top of our budget. The pricier models can have a programmable interface in order to prepare your coffee and generally provide more features, larger reservoirs and come with a longer warranty.

Michail
I'm Michail, the founder of TopTenCollections and author of the top ten lists. In my free time I enjoy board games with friends and playing escape rooms. I love conceptual photography and also have an online radio station. When I'm not compiling top ten lists I spend my time editing videos or playing video games.