There are many types of combination coffee-and-espresso machines, including manual and automatic. However, they can make many different kinds of beverages. There are a few options, including the ones listed here, that can make espresso or drip coffee. They also have the ability to make cappuccinos and lattes with milk froth. These machines are more expensive and take up more space that standard brewers, but we love coffee.

These are our top picks for espresso and coffee machine combinations that combine the best of both worlds.

What We Like

  • Multiple brew options and different serving sizes
  • Amazing frother whisk
  • Well-constructed design
  • Excellent drip coffee

What we don’t like

  • It takes up a lot more counter space
  • There is no warming function
  • Doesn’t make real espresso

The Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker accessories for coffee machines are capable of making a variety of delicious beverages, including frothy lattes and regular coffee. There are two versions of the CM407 that we tried. The CM401 is slightly more expensive and includes a glass carafe. This coffee maker received rave reviews from our testers. They were highly impressed by its versatility, ease-of-use, and price.

You can select from six different brew sizes after you have filled the filter with fresh ground coffee beans. There are many brew options. The Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker is unique in that it offers iced coffee. The item makes a rich coffee concentrate that can be used to make macchiatos, cappuccinos and lattes.

What We Like

  • Multifunctionality for coffee and other beverages
  • Operation almost entirely hands-off
  • Compact design

What we don’t like

  • Servings are small
  • Very expensive
  • Sometimes milk is lukewarm

The automatic coffee-and espresso maker can make all your favorite beverages with just a touch. You just need to pop in a Nespresso capsule. Choose from seven preset options: hot water, warm milk froth, espresso, cappuccino and latte macchiato. The guide to espresso terms will help you understand the differences between these drinks.

The Lattissima Pro was reviewed by our product tester. He found it to be “ridiculously simple” and described it as “about as hands-off as you can get.” It features a 19-bar pressure pump system that packs maximum flavor into each espresso shot. The integrated milk frother adds a cafe-worthy texture and consistency to cappuccinos and lattes. A sliding drip tray makes it easy to clean up after brewing.

Our reviewer stated that the machine does not produce large quantities of coffee. This coffee maker is excellent, but it has a few flaws.

What We Like

  • It is simple to use
  • Large capacity
  • Convenient water reservoirs
  • Polished, modern look

What we don’t like

  • It is not the strongest espresso
  • Very loud

The De’Longhi All-in-One Espresso Maker and Coffee Maker is designed to make it easy for novices to experience the barista experience. The machine’s split design makes this obvious. The machine’s split design makes it easy to see the difference. On one side is an cafe-style portafilter that can be used for espresso and an adjustable milkfroster; while on the other is a 10-cup glass cup carafe that can be used for drip coffee. This intuitive setup visually guides users to their favorite coffee drink.

The convenience doesn’t stop there. For easier filling and cleaning, the device features a removable water reservoir for the espresso side and a front-loading reservoir for the coffee side. The milk frother clearly labels the options for alternate between dense, finer foams (better for lattes), and lighter, more volumetric foams for cappuccinos. Drip coffee and espresso can be made simultaneously so that you don’t have to slow down your morning routine.

The COM532M model, which is a newer version of a De’Longhi coffee and espresso maker, is the newest. Although they are identical in design and price, the new model features a digital touchscreen display. This gives it a more modern aesthetic and enhances its convenience. Both models are better for espresso than drip coffee, and there are mixed reviews about the quality of espresso shots.

What We Like

  • You can customize the settings
  • Quality espresso drinks
  • Minimalist design
  • Burr grinder integrated

What we don’t like

  • Potential learning curve
  • A few design flaws
  • It is important to clean up after yourself.

The Miele CM5300 Countertop Coffee Machine is elegant and sophisticated with intuitive touch controls, a sleek design and rich, barista-worthy espresso. Although the price tag is high, customers can expect to enjoy exceptional convenience and versatility. This machine also produces excellent espresso and coffee. There are nine pre-made drink options for the Miele CM5300, including classics like cappuccinos and lattes, as well as more innovative drinks such as ristrettos and macchiatos .

You can adjust the size of your coffee, temperature, and even create individual coffee profiles for each member in your family. The Miele CM5300 separates it from other coffee-and-espresso machine by automatically frothing and pouring the milk. Our tester liked this feature. The coffee making process is made easy by the integrated burr grinder, automatic cleaning system, and easily-removeable parts.

The automatic cleaning system was appreciated by our reviewer, but regular cleaning is necessary and can be time-consuming. You should wash the drip tray, drip tray cover and coffee grounds container regularly. The manual recommends cleaning the main dispenser and the brew unit about once per week.

What We Like

  • It is simple to use
  • High quality coffee beverages
  • Low maintenance

What we don’t like

  • Single-serve coffee maker
  • Must use K-Cup pods
  • Strangely shaped

There are no surprises. There are no surprises here. This machine can also make standard drip coffee and cappuccinos from K-Cups. Our product tester said that these drinks were not as good as expensive espresso machines, but they are still very tasty. The dishwasher-safe milk frother makes a “full, creamy milk froth,” but it’s better suited to an “amateur cappuccino or latte.”

K-Cafe allows users to adjust the strength of their coffee and can be used in a variety of brew sizes, including 6-, 8- and 10-ounces. This is the perfect coffee-and espresso maker for customers who need caffeine fast and easily. Simply press a button and grab your favorite mug to enjoy.

What We Like

  • Portable and sturdy for travel
  • Brewing fast
  • Simple cleaning
  • Attached to the device is a portable cup

What we don’t like

  • Serving size: Small
  • Water can get stuck inside main chamber
  • Inconsistent taste depending on grind size

The Wacaco Nanopresso measures less than 7 inches in length and weighs just a pound. The item can be stored in a backpack, purse, or suitcase and used in all situations, including in national parks or airports. No batteries. No cords. Good coffee wherever you are.

Nanopresso uses coffee beans to give you the best control over your espresso. Wacaco also makes portable coffee makers that can take coffee pods for those who prefer that style. It is affordable, especially when compared to countertop coffee-and espresso makers. Our tester was very impressed by its performance and design. It takes only 30 pumps to extract the espresso from the cup.

There were some minor issues with inconsistent brews. Sometimes the plunger produced a different pressure than usual. This could be due to water that had remained in the main chamber, a wrong grind size or too much tamping from our tester. After he had established a routine, however, he was able to produce a satisfying 2.7-ounce espresso. This makes it worthwhile for travelers and campers, as well as those who are interested in espresso gadgets or looking to save money on espresso makers.

What We Like

  • Available in multiple sizes
  • It is simple to use
  • Classic design
  • Great budget option

What we don’t like

  • After each use, clean (hand-wash only).
  • Not real espresso

Bialetti Moka Express is one of the longest-lasting coffee makers. Alfonso Bialetti, an Italian engineer, created the iconic stovetop device in 1933. It has been a favorite source of coffee for nearly a century. The simple, yet timeless design pushes hot water through coffee grounds to reach your cup. Although it does not make true espresso, it brews coffee with a higher pressure than normal. This makes it taste more like espresso. To make lattes or cappuccinos, you can purchase an additional milk frother.

From start to finish, the entire process takes approximately five minutes. Allie Caran (Director of Education at Partners Coffee) recommends using a medium to fine grind for a stronger flavor and heavier body.

Moka Express comes in a variety of sizes. They can be used to make 1-12 cups. This figure is misleading as each cup represents one serving of espresso. A 3-cup pot produces only 4.4 ounces. The item is still cheaper than standard coffee-and-espresso machine combos, even at its largest size. This makes it an excellent value for money.

What We Like

  • Quick and easy drink preparation
  • High-quality espresso and coffee beverages
  • Beautiful, compact design
  • Includes 12 coffee capsules

What we don’t like

  • Vertuo coffee capsules must be used
  • Coffee is stronger
  • Only one cup is required

The Nespresso VertuoLine does more than save space. It produces delicious coffee, espresso, as well as (thanks to an Aeroccino separate milk frother), specialty drinks such lattes or cappuccinos.

The majority of customers give this bundle five stars. The VertuoLine’s ease-of-use (just pop in a Nespresso capsule, press brew), durability and easy cleaning are all things that customers love. Our product tester found that the brew time was “extremely quick,” around 15 seconds. The VertuoLine heats up much faster than the Keurig K-Cafe (another coffee-and-espresso maker).

The machine is extremely slim and customers love that it can be stored separately.

What We Like

  • Espresso is a strong-flavored and aromatic coffee
  • Brewing is fast and intuitive
  • A powerful milk frother
  • Customizable drink settings

What we don’t like

  • Vibrating, loud pump
  • There is no frothing pitcher.
  • Grinder adjustment can be a bit confusing

The Philips Fully Automatic Espresso Machine has four pre-set drink options, a bean grinder and many customizable settings. It will transform your home coffee routine. The intuitive display allows you to brew black coffee , Americanos and . There’s also an attached steam wand that can be used for cappuccinos and lattes. This brewer is one of the most versatile on the market. You can adjust everything, from the size of your beverage to its strength and temperature.

Our tester found it easy to use, despite the variety of options. The machine is also extremely fast, taking just over one minute to heat and only 40 seconds to grind and brew espresso shots in our tests. It also gets high marks for its rich coffee flavor. You will find it larger than most espresso or coffee machines. So make sure to consider your counter space before buying. There are other automatic coffee machines from Philips that you might consider, but the EP3221 model is our favorite, and it offers the best value for money.

Final Verdict

The Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker offers unrivalled versatility and a reasonable price. The Nespresso Lattissima Pro is another worthwhile option for those who prefer espresso. This device has pods and can be brewed in one touch.

What you should look for in a coffee-espresso machine

Automated Level

There are four levels of automation for coffee-and-espresso machines. They can be classified into manual, semi-automatic and fully automated. Manual machines require you to pull on the lever to create pressure. This is why you won’t find any of them on this list. Semi-automatic machines allow you to pack the portafilter manually and decide when to stop pulling the shot. This gives you more control over your coffee. They are also more complicated and time-consuming.

A fully automated machine does not require you to manually pack the portafilter, but it will stop the flow of water when the espresso has been extracted. Super-automatic machines can make any drink, regular or specialty, with just a touch. They can also froth the milk for your coffee. These machines are the smallest, but also the most expensive.

Temperature and Pressure Control

Certain machines let you control the pressure and temperature of your espresso. Espresso tastes best when it is between 195-204 degrees. Espresso will taste weaker and more watery if it is less than this. Pressure is more complex. Although brands love to advertise that their products can reach 20-plus bar pressure, all they really need is 15 bars. Anything more is redundant. A machine with a 15-bar capacity can create the ideal pressure at the brewhead, which is 9 bars.

Grounds and Pods Compatibility

Some machines can work with both coffee grounds and coffee pods, but you will usually have to choose one or the other. Ground coffee beans have a stronger flavor than pods, and can be adjusted to make it stronger or less so they are more versatile. Ground coffee beans are more affordable than pods and come in a wider range of flavors and blends. Pod-based machines are more convenient because they can speed up the brewing process and make cleanup much easier. These machines are single-serve while brewers using ground coffee can make multiple servings at once.

Different types of coffee-espresso machines

Semi-Automatic

Semi-automatic coffee-and espresso makers are the most user-friendly. The user must do most of the work, including filling the coffee filter with drip coffee, making an espresso shot, and steaming the milk. Although it is more work, customers still prefer this machine. It provides much more control over the coffee and a barista-like experience. Semi-automatic machines can be more affordable than super-automatic and automatic. Although it may seem daunting to learn how to make espresso or coffee at home, once you have mastered the basics, it is possible to make great drinks.

Automatic

Unfortunately, this category can be a bit vague at times. It is easy to think that an automatic coffee-and-espresso machine would handle every step. Semi-automatic machines and automatic machines look very similar. Both machines require users to grind and tamp their coffee manually. The difference between the two is that automatic machines can stop the flow of coffee when it is ready. Although it is a minor upgrade to semi-automatic machines the automatic machine makes the brewing process much simpler. These machines are often less expensive than semi-automatic ones, or they can be a bit more expensive.

Super-Automatic

The super-automatic tier is for coffee-and espresso makers. The machine controls almost every aspect of the brewing process. Although features may vary, super-automatic machines usually have a grinder built in to make fresh coffee. Simply touch the button on the digital display to create several drinks in seconds. Many super-automatic machines can steam milk for you so that you can enjoy a cappuccino or latte without the need to use espresso filters or frothing tools. You can adjust water temperature, coffee strength, or drink size.