Mr. Coffee ECMP50 Espresso/Cappuccino Maker, Black
The Mr. Coffee ECMP50 is quick, easy, inexpensive and made by one of America’s most popular brands. If you are a perfectionist and want complete control over the espresso-making process, it’s probably not the machine for you. This model is an ideal purchase for someone who wants quality espresso, but does not want to splurge on a fancy model. The thermo-block heater provides hot water in seconds, the arm of the machine sits high enough for you to get a cup under it and the milk frother works surprisingly well. This machine is not pod-friendly and does require that you use fine grounds. Overall, the Mr. Coffee ECMP50 represents great value for under $100. Some users have complained of poor longevity, but for the low price it is still a cost-effective way to make coffee. Note that unlike many models, it does not come with a steaming pitcher or tamper.
Price: $80 on Amazon