Prime Day is back for a second time this year, and while we could go on about the sale’s awkward name, we’ll go on about the Prime Day espresso machine deals instead. Because unless you want to deal with the chaos that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, these Prime Big Deal Days discounts represent the best prices you’re going to find on espresso makers and other espresso gear for the rest of the year. As always, our recommendations are limited to gear we’re actually familiar with—no randomor espresso makers from suspicious sounding companies, so you can shop this list with confidence.
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Breville Barista Express Impress
An improvement on the original Breville Barista Express Espresso machine, this compact semi-automatic espresso machine will help you learn how to pull better shots at home. It has a built-in burr grinder, an easy-to-use steam wand, and a clear pressure-gauge that makes it easy to know exactly how much pressure you’re using so you can adjust as necessary. The built-in assisted tamping system means you don’t need to measure your beans or figure out how hard to tamp them into the portafilter. This counter-space-saving machine is a one-stop shop for cappuccinos, lattes, flat whites, americanos, and more.
Gaggia Classic Pro
BA contributor and former barista Jenna Adrian-Diaz recommends the semiautomatic Gaggia Classic Pro espresso machine to anyone “who knows how they want their coffee to taste and isn’t afraid of a little espresso geekery.” This old school machine offers more user freedom than some of the newer semi-automatic, designed-for-home-use espresso machines, and it still has the commercial-grade, stainless steel parts that Gaggia is known for.
De’Longhi la Specialista Arte
This high-end semi-automatic espresso machine from De’Longhi has a built-in burr grinder with eight settings, three temperature settings, a powerful steam wand, and detachable dishwasher-safe parts. It’s another one-stop-shop machine for all kinds of espresso-based drinks and today you can save more than $100 on one.
Philips Fully Automatic Espresso Machine
If you want a more streamlined espresso setup at home, this Philips Fully Automatic Espresso Machine will grind and tamp the beans for you. It also has a built-in milk frother for perfectly-foamy lattes, cappuccinos, and cafe au laits.
Café Affetto Automatic Espresso Machine
Café makes our current top-reigning drip coffee maker, and right now the brand’s sleek, stylish Affetto automatic espresso machine is a whopping 49% off. This all-in-one machine has a built-in bean grinder and a steam wand, and if the drip machine’s performance is any indication, this countertop eye candy will be as functional as it is gorgeous.
Nespresso VertuoPlus with Aeroccino
You might be surprised to learn that quite a few BA stafferspopping our favorite pods into our machines and getting espresso-style shots and cups of coffee with just the press of a button. And this VertuoPlus from Nespresso’s newer Vertuoline makes the whole process super easy because each Vertuo pod is marked with a barcode that tells the machine exactly how to extract the coffee or espresso. It takes all the guesswork out of espresso-style shots, and the coffee it brews is also far superior to anything you’ll get from a Keurig K-Cup or that drip machine you’ve had since college (sorry, Mr. Coffee; we had some good times). This Prime Day offer is an incredible deal because the machine is bundled with the Nespresso Aeroccino3 milk frother, as well as a set of Vertuo capsules to get you started.
Nespresso Vertuo Next
The Nespresso Vertuo Next does everything the VertuoPlus above does—and it can connect to Wi-Fi and brew an 18-ounce carafe of pour-over style coffee from a single Nespresso Vertuo capsule. If you don’t need the Aeroccino (nespresso’s milk frother) and you want the ability to brew basically a small pot of coffee from one pod, this is the machine for you.
Nespresso Aeroccino3 Milk Frother
If you already have a good espresso or Nespresso machine and are just missing the frothed milk, upgrade your setup by snagging the Aeroccino3 on sale. It does a beautiful job of frothing dairy and alt milks, and it makes hot and cold frothed milk.
Aeropress Clear Coffee Press
Okay, Aeropress coffee isn’t exactly espresso, but it may be the closest you can get without using a fancy, cafe-caliber espresso machine. Coffee brewed in an Aeropress boasts a super-strong cup that’s generally smooth with low acidity. Plus, it has an insanely quick brew time. Many BA staffers love this coffee tool, because it’s compact and lightweight enough to bring just about anywhere you go—it’s an essential piece of food director Chris Morocco’s travel kit.
Flair Espresso Maker Pro 2
If you want a true espresso maker that is portable, consider the Flair Espresso Maker Pro 2. Unlike other espresso makers on this list, this is a fully manual lever machine. There’s a bit of a learning curve to pulling the perfect shot, but once you’ve figured it out, the Flair Pro 2 makes a delicious espresso. Hot tip: Allow for a short period of pre-infusion by not pressing the lever too hard.
KitchenAid Burr Grinder
Unless you’re using a pod coffee maker or an automatic machine with a built-in grinder, you’re going to need a good coffee grinder at home (just say no to pre-ground espresso beans!). And a cheap little device with spinning blades does not count as a “good” grinder. For the best possible coffee experience, you need a burr grinder. Instead of metal blades violently slashing your beans, a burr grinder breaks them down by methodically rotating them against an abrasive surface. It’s what baristas use at coffee shops and what you should be using at home. Burr grinders cost more than the Edward Scissorhands-style grinders, but this this Prime Day you can score one for more than 20% off.
Oxo Conical Burr Coffee Grinder
If you’re looking for a more affordable electric burr grinder, consider this one from Oxo. It’s our top budget pick, and we like the fact that it delivers a quality grind without any fuss. This grinder offers a great bang for your buck on any given day, but today it’s on sale for 20% off.
Hario Ceramic Manual Coffee Grinder
Professional barista Aki Yaguchi loves using a manual grinder when brewing at home. This compact model from Japanese brand Hario features ceramic conical burrs that can be easily adjusted from a fine grind for espresso to a coarser grind for French Press. This gadget was designed to be portable, so you can use it at home or on the go.
Zroden Milk Frothing Pitcher
Prime Big Deals Days is also an excellent time to stock up on even the most basic espresso gear, like an extra stainless steel milk frothing pitcher. This one is more than 40% off and even comes with a fancy little stainless steel latte art pen.
Unless you get a fully automatic espresso machine like the Philips you’ll need to tamp your shot. Choosing a spring-loaded tamper like this Espro will make sure you get exactly the right pressure every time.
Still shopping? Check out our roundup of the best coffee maker deals, or head over to our roundup of all the best Prime Big Deals Days deals on kitchen cleaning gear (including vacuums).