When it comes to choosing the best espresso machine 2016, two brands stand out above all others. De’Longhi and Nespresso are well known among coffee lovers all over the world. It comes as no surprise that their offerings are top of most coffee drinker’s list. I have been a big fan of coffee for many a year, and morning routine starts off with a steaming hot espresso. Without my espresso first thing in the morning, the day just doesn’t start off right.
I have been a Nespresso fan for longer than I care to remember, and this is unlikely to change anytime soon. But I had to broaden my coffee horizons and decided to give the De’longhi range of espresso makers a shot.
I own both the Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker, as well as the Nespresso Inissia. The Inissia was an anniversary gift last year.
After hearing good things about the De’Longhi EC 155 BAR Pump Espresso maker, I just had to try it out. For less than a $100, this versatile machine works well. While the De’Longhi is a good deal larger than the Inissia, it does have the ability to make a mean cappuccino.
I also found that the EC 155 is incredibly easy to clean, and I really enjoyed the self-priming operation. No one likes to stand around waiting for an espresso maker to reach the correct temperature.
In the end, I was really impressed by the Delonghi EC 155. Is it the best espresso machine 2016? It came really close to ousting my Inissia. In the end, my personal recommendation remains the Inissia. It is more compact, and the fashionable and colourful design suits my personality best.