To make it easy for you, we’ve gathered up the best espresso machines on the market, carefully weighed, and prioritized several criteria in testing and put together these targeted espresso machine reviews that are specifically meant to help you cut through all the confusion and just get the best deal on the home espresso maker that fits your style.
Without going into a bunch of techy details, what you need to know about the TFT is that it takes all of the complications and guesswork out of making your favorite drinks, giving you one-touch options for whatever your heart desires. It is quick, intuitive—essentially the first “smart” espresso machine. The display shows the preset options that you can fully customize (or use the stock), 11 in total, six at a time. Simply press the button on the ultra-clear touch screen display and set the inner workings abuzz with zero delay.
Not trouble free, as they all seem to jam periodically, but easily fixed. Per J-C, the problem is using very oily beans, which we do as we love very dark, heavily roasted Starbucks beans. The part that jams is the press mechanism. When it expresses the puck, it clogs and won't go back up. This seems to be a criticism for many of its machines, but it's hardly a deal breaker.
So what’s the coffee like? It’s tasty, especially if you stick with the simpler, non-milk varieties such as espresso, and comes out of the pods with a nice crema on the surface. You have very little control over how the coffee is made, of course, and aficionados using a £25 AeroPress will be able to beat the Jovia for taste every time. But this machine is so convenient and easy to live with that it charms you regardless.