BELLA 13683 Espresso Maker
If you’re looking for the least priced budget model, you've just found it in the BELLA 13683 Espresso Maker. Granted, this is one of the most labor intensive espresso makers but in return it makes a truly decent cup of espresso. The Bella comes with a small glass carafe so that you can make up to four separate cups of espresso. You'll have to change the grounds each time, and the longer it runs you'll notice that you begin to get more steam than pressurized water. Although rated at only five bars (or 72 pounds of pressure) you’re never going to know the difference in taste unless you’re a serious coffee connoisseur.
It has a 2.4 liter water reservoir that is non-detachable but the base isn’t heated so you'll have to serve the espresso immediately for maximum enjoyment. This is one of the more labor intensive units on our list but if you’re more "hands on" when making espresso you shouldn’t be concerned. This machine comes covered by a two year manufacturer’s warranty.