There’s something inherently fancy about ordering an espresso or a latte. Sipping on one basically gives you the class of a Frenchman—but ordering one at a coffee shop for $5 every day can add up big time. Luckily, it’s still possible to have an elite coffee drink while on a budget thanks to the invention of the single-serve espresso machine. Right now, you can get the best affordable single-serve espresso machine we've ever tested for the lowest price we've ever seen.
Typically, the Nespresso Essenza Mini goes for $149, but it's on sale for just $87.61 on Amazon right now. We love this model (seriously, I use it every day in the office) because even though it’s small, it pours the same crema-topped espresso as you would expect from larger models. This means you’ll be saving more counter space, but may find yourself refilling the water tank more often.
Although it may seem a little pricey upfront, these Nespresso machines save you money in the long run, especially if you find yourself drinking more than one espresso a day. For just $36.49 you can get a 50 capsule variety pack from Amazon, which is less than $1 an espresso. So if you’ve ever wanted to enjoy great espressos at a greater price, now may be the time to purchase your own machine.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.