The top 10 espresso machine brands of 2013 include Saeco, Rancillo, Quick Mill, Pasquini and Rocket, according to Gear Patrol. Filling out the top 10 are Izzo, DeLonghi, La Cimbali, La Marzocco and Kees van der Westen. Many of these brands also receive strong reviews on Seattle Coffee Gear.
Saeco, the espresso machine division of electronics giant Phillips, produces a number of quality machines in a range of prices. Gear Patrol praises the budget-priced Saeco Aroma, which brews both ground beans and packaged coffee pods. Users on Seattle Coffee Gear give favorable reviews to higher-end models including the Royal One Touch Cappuccino Superautomatic Espresso Machine and the Exprelia Evo Superautomatic Espresso Machine.
Rancillo is another brand that receives high marks, and the company’s Silvia models are an ubiquitous presence in the espresso world. Gear Patrol praises the Silvia V3 as an excellent single-boiler espresso machine that is relatively inexpensive compared to similar models, and the machine also receives extremely favorable reviews from Seattle Coffee Gear users. Reviewers praise Silvia’s quality espresso shots while noting its lack of accessories and certain construction flaws.
DeLonghi also ranks as a popular brand, with the company’s Gran Dama ESAM6700 selected as one of Gear Guide’s top models of 2013. The site pays particular attention to the machine’s ease of use and variety of features. Seattle Coffee Gear gives favorable reviews to the EC860 Espresso Machine, pointing out its compact design and hybrid steam system.