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Wednesday, 24 April 2013 18:10

The Top 5 Espresso Machines

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This will be the first in a series of articles, with the goal of identifying the Top 5 coffee machines for the average consumer, in each of the different coffee machine styles. The main catagories are Filter/Drip coffee makers, Pod coffee machines and bean to cup coffee machines. Beyond buying all the different coffee machines on the market today and trying them out for a few weeks each, its impossible to make a really informed judgement but we will try anyway!

I started thinking of a place to get significant data, data that's available for all to see. Maybe I can work out which machines are the most popular and which of these really satisfy the customer. So naturally I though of Amazon, a massive marketplace with tons of reviews. Looking through reviews on Amazon and their star ratings I could easily figure out the big sellers and how satisfied customers really are with their Coffee machine purchase.

Looking at popularity and satisfaction. I wanted to make a popularity/satisfaction statistic that simply reflected the amount of happy customers minus the unhappy ones. So the end figure would reflect a fair popularity/satisfaction standing for each machine. I simply added the 5 and 4 star review ratings and subrtracted the 1 and 2 star ratings. The end figure reflects the number of customers who bought the machine because it looked good and it fullfills their expectations in the price range.


 The Top 5 Espresso Machines are ...



No 1. De'Longhi Icona ECO310.R Pump Espresso Machine, Scarlet Red - Rating 183

No 2. De'Longhi EC220.CD Pump Espresso Coffee Machine - Rating 166

No 3. Gaggia Classic RI8161 Coffee Machine with Professional Filter Holder, Stainless Steel Body - Rating 163

No 4. De'Longhi EC220.CD Pump Espresso Coffee Machine - Rating 146

No 5. Gaggia Espresso Cubika Plus RI8151/60 Coffee Machine, Black - Rating 57



                    Delongi_EC220.jpg        gaggia_classic.jpg           

                   De'Longi Icona                      Delongi EC220                    Gaggia Classic


The number 1 Espresso machine is the De'Longhi Icona ECO310.R Pump Espresso Machine, Scarlet Red. Its a huge seller and at £129 its relatively inexpensive for an Espresso machine. It represents great value, looks great and people are happy with the resulting Espresso shots.


The number 2 Espresso machine is the Delonghi EC152 Pump Espresso Coffee Machine. At £69, this is a budget Espresso machine. At this price people are usually a bit more forgiving of the machine but looking at the statistics people are generally happy with it.


The number 3 Espresso machine is the Gaggia Classic RI8161 Coffee Machine with Professional Filter Holder. At £200 this one is more expensive than the other two and hence more will be expected of it. The price may be prohibitive for some. Coffee enthusiasts dub this machine "the entry level Espresso machine". It has a great reputation being on the market for many years.


A video demo of the No1. Espresso machine


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