Delonghi EC 850.M
Gaggia New Espresso
Ground coffee, especially if freshly roasted and ground, results in much better quality coffee than the kind of results you get with pods or capsules.
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
With a cup warmer you can heat the cups before pulling your espresso so that it doesn't go cold quickly, which affects the taste and quality. It also means that you don’t have to manually heat them using hot water.
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
La Marzocco GS3
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
These buttons can be programmed for different types of coffee such as an espresso, doppio or ristretto. This means once you have mastered a particular style of coffee, you can get it the same every time.