The best quality of the Breville ESP8XL Cafe Roma espresso machine is its durability.
If you read reviews for this model on Amazon, you’ll see a lot of users who report this machine lasting 3+ years.
That’s pretty great!
This model has a lot of stainless steel components, even on the inside of the machine, to keep it functioning well for years.
Though almost all of the machines on this list are stripped down to the essential features — that’s how they keep their price tag low — the Breville ESP8XL really takes that to heart. This unit is smaller and more compact than many pump espresso machines.
The downside of this machine, though, is the 40 oz water reservoir, which pales in comparison to Rancilio Silvia’s 67 oz tank.