When it comes to taste, the Nespresso C100 really stands out from the crowd. Consumer Reports ranks this machine highest in its class, while the C100’s many fans say it produces an unusually balanced, strong espresso. Although it’s moderately priced for a pump-style model, you do have to invest in the Nespresso coffee capsules. The good news is that there are tons of flavors and the capsules keep mess to a minimum. You don’t have to deal with loose grounds or filter holders, and the pods are automatically ejected into a used capsule container. The C100 also delivers when it comes to cappuccino — the Aeroccino frother produces hot milk and foam with the touch of a button. If you want the ability to make high-quality espresso and cappuccino in the comfort of your own home, but don’t need a super customizable machine, the C100 is an ideal choice.
Price: $200 on Amazon