A Guide to Coffee and Espresso Machines for Lovers of the

Ever since an Ethiopian goatherder named Kaldi discovered his goats enjoying coffee beans, we’ve been seeking ever-better ways to brew the bodacious beverage that is coffee.

Eager to Please

Jura Giga 6

$5,999 at ShopJura.com

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This multi-talented machine is like having your own barista on call 24/7 to create any of 28 specialties to suit your whims. Using artificial intelligence, it refines its recipes and settings to match your preferences. In addition to its many impressive brewing processes, it looks great, too.

Iced Is Nice

Osma Pro Iced Coffee Maker

$695 at DrinkOsma.com

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Coffee aficionados who prefer their drink chilled will love this cold brew system. Engineered to extract more of the natural sugars of the beans, it creates a sweeter beverage compared to traditional brewing methods. Best of all, it delivers a perfect iced coffee in just 90 seconds.

Rev It Up!

Super Veloce Serie Titano

Contact for pricing at SuperVeloce.co

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This machine is a perfect addition to the man caves of those who appreciate horsepower as much as they enjoy espresso. Patterned after a V10 engine block, these half-scale, stainless steel, hand-crafted machines weigh a massive 50 pounds, utilizing capsules to brew the perfect espresso.

Classic Made Better

illy X1 iperEspresso Anniversary 1935 Machine

$595 at Illy.com

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Paying tribute to the brand’s original Trazzi design, this thoroughly updated machine extracts coffee in an infusion phase and an emulsion phase to ensure authentic, full-bodied flavor. Other notable features include an adjustable cup rest to accommodate mugs or smaller glasses, automatic descaling, and flow-stop programs.

The Real Thing

La Marzocco GS3

Starts at $7,500 at LaMarzoccoUSA.com

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This system is a scaled-down version of the machine used by professional baristas, making it an ideal choice for purists. In addition to dual stainless-steel boilers, it utilizes a unique temperature control system, a saturated group head, a no-burn steam wand, and an oversized drip tray.

A Mesmerizing Method

Luxury Belgian Royal Family Balance Siphon Coffee Maker

$119 at Wayfair.com

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This balance brewer machine makes every pot of coffee an exciting performance. As one chamber holds coffee grounds, the other holds water, which is heated by an alcohol stove. The heated water flows up and into the coffee chamber, initiating the brewing process.