A whole lotta lattes

Four bucks a day for a morning coffee adds up, so a home espresso maker can save you in the long run. Money Magazine rates the top five.

Gaggia Classic
Gaggia Classic
Cost: $500
Ease of use: Generally easy to operate, except that it lacks the calibrated water tank of some of the other semiautomatics we tried.
Taster's choice: Near perfect, with a robust, rich flavor and that subtly viscous consistency that distinguishes espresso from plain ol' joe.
Ease of cleaning: Removing the drip tray takes an extra step because there's a part in the way.
The final buzz: A good machine, but you can get nearly as rich espresso for less with the Breville.
Grade: B

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