Sometimes it’s hard to get coffee measurements right to make that perfect cup of espresso. For that, using a pre-measured E.S.E espresso pod is your best option. These coffee pods are not to be confused with Nespresso’s capsule system. E.S.E stands for Easy Serve Espresso, these are small, pre-measured pods that you place in an espresso machine’s portafilter instead of filling it yourself and tampering the coffee. The result is a great tasting cup of espresso.

E.S.E pods are available from almost all major coffee brands, so you can get your favorite coffee in the form of an easy to serve espresso pod! But, not all espresso machines have the ability to brew these pods, so here are the top 3 espresso pod machines:

1. KRUPS XP601050 Manual Pump Espresso Machine with Thermoblock system:

KRUPS XP601050 Manual Pump Espresso Machine with Thermoblock system A beautiful and sleep die-cut stainless steel espresso machine from leading company KRUPS. The KRUPS XP601050 machine features a removable 50 ounce transparent water tank right under the portafilter, which makes it easy for you to monitor the water level. It makes espresso the regular way, or using an espresso pod. It also has a hot water dispenser and a milk frother for making gourmet coffee drinks like cappuccino and lattes. It includes a tamper, a scoop and a cup heating tray, which is something usually found in commercial espresso machines, so this is definitely a nice feature!

2. DeLonghi Kmix 15 Bars Pump Espresso Maker:

We’ve talked about the DeLonghi kMix in our post Best Espresso Machines Under $300. This is a well-built espresso machine that works great and looks great. It’s available in a wide range of colors as well as stainless steel. It uses espresso pods or regular coffee ground to make espresso. It also features a swivel milk frother with adjustable steam emission. Like the KRUPS espresso machine, this one also features a heating tray that will pre-heat your cups for the best espresso ¬†results.

 

 

3. Cuisinart EM-100 1000-Watt 15-Bar Espresso Maker:

This espresso machine by Cuisinart is an excellent manual pump machine with 15 bar pressure. It features a 53 ounce water tank, and can make up to two cups at a time, using espresso pods or ground coffee.

The machine includes a frothing cup, which the other two machines lack. It also comes with a two in one scoop/tamper, which is quite a nice tool. But of course, that’s not something you’ll need if you plan to use espresso pods instead of coffee ground.

 

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