We Review The Best Commercial Espresso Machines Of 2017

We have compiled short and to the point reviews of the five best commercial espresso machines for 2017 that provide style, longevity and value for your money as well as, of course, unbelievable espresso.

All of these machines we consider to be a good investment if you are the owner of a café, but many of these are priced for home use as well.  These are in no particular order, and, according to our research, customers positively rave about each of these machines.

Here’s to great espresso!


 

RANCILIO SILVIA COMMERCIAL ESPRESSO MACHINE

best commercial espresso machine 2016

  • $650+
  • POD/CAPSULE CONVERTER AVAILABLE WITH THIS MACHINE TO PURCHASE
  • STEAMING WAND CAN NOW MOVE IN ALL DIRECTIONS
  • DIMENSIONS  9.2 X 11.4 X 13.3 INCHES
  • WEIGHT 30.8 POUNDS
  • STORAGE SPACE FOR SIX CUPS ON TOP
  • STAINLESS STEEL EXTERIOR
  • IRON FRAME
  • BOILER CAPACITY 12 OUNCES
  • WATER RESERVOIR 2 QUARTS
  • TAMPER AND COFFEE SCOOP INCLUDED
  • 58MM PORTAFILTER
  • OUR RATING: 4 OUT OF 5 STARS

A serious espresso maker, for serious espresso lovers, at a serious price!  This is a powerful machine even if it is only a single boiler. The steaming wand has been re-jigged so that it now moves in all directions. This makes seriously good espresso but comes with the warning that you ought to enjoy doing it, as this is quite a complex machine that requires some getting used to and lots of love.  Its life expectancy is generally good and it may well be the only espresso machine you ever need!

Check the price of the Rancilio Silvia on Amazon now


 

BREVILLE BES870XL COMMERCIAL ESPRESSO MACHINE

best italian commercial espresso machines professional

  • $500+
  • 13×12.5×15.8 INCHES
  • WEIGHT 23 POUNDS
  • AMOUNT AND SIZE DIALS FOR GRIND
  • COMBINED AND HALF-POUND BEAN HOPPER AND CONICAL BURR GRINDER
  • 67 FL OZ WATER TANK – REMOVABLE
    DETACHABLE DRIP TRAY
  • ‘CLEAN ME’ FUNCTION
  • AUTO PURGE BUILT IN
  • SWIVEL STEAMING WAND
  • 15 BAR ITALIAN PUMP
  • 54MM PORTAFILTER
  • STAINLESS STEEL
  • OUR RATING 4.5 STARS OUT OF FIVE

Transform your poky kitchenette into a five star coffee house you say? Yeah, the Breville BES870XL can definitely manage that.

Firmly on the pricier end, this has got everything you could wish for in one go. All singing all dancing swivelling wands, a large detachable water tank and it looks sensational. Also it is the only one on this list with a combined grinder so you can go straight for grinding beans to fresh espresso in literally minutes. The only thing it doesn’t have is a pod function, because that would be sort of beneath it, or something.

Check the price of the Breville 870XL on Amazon now


 

BREVILLE 800SXL COMMERCIAL ESPRESSO MACHINE

Breville 800ESXL 15-Bar Triple-Priming Die-Cast Espresso Machine

  • $350+
  • DIMENSIONS 12 INCHES L X 10 INCHES W 12.5 INCHES H
  • 15 BAR ITALIAN PUMP
  • 75 FL OUNCE REMOVABLE TANK
  • TRIPLE SELF PRIME PUMP
  • THERMOBLOCK HEATING SYSTEM
  • CAN USE PODS
  • PURGE FUNCTION
  • 360 DEGREE SWIVEL WAND
  • HOT WATER TAP
  • DIECAST METAL
  • TAMPING TOOLS, FROTHING JUG AND FILTER BASKETS INCLUDED
  • OUR RATING 4.3 STARS OUT OF FIVE

Okay so maybe that other one is a bit too big after all, or maybe you already have a grinder so don’t need one built in to your espresso maker. May we present the Breville BES870XL’s little sister the 800SXL. Smaller and cheaper but still every bit the consummate professional, this little minx whips up some excellent espressos and cracking crema, but you can also choose to cheat and use pods if you want to.

Check the price of the Breville 800SXL on Amazon now


 

GAGGIA 14101 CLASSIC COMMERCIAL ESPRESSO MACHINE

gaggia classic espresso machine

  • $300+
  • DIMENSIONS 14.25”H X 8”W X
  • 9.5”D
  • WEIGHT 20 POUNDS
  • COFFEE TAMPER INCLUDED
  • 72 OUNCE RESERVOIR
  • DETACHABLE
  • STAINLESS STEEL EXTERIOR
  • 58MM PORTAFILTER
  • CAN USE PODS
  • 3.5 OUNCE BOILER
  • 55 WATT ELECTRIC PUMP
  • 17.5 BAR PUMP
  • MAKE TWO ESPRESSO SHOTS AT A TIME
  • OUR RATING 4 STARS OUT OF FIVE

If you want Italian espresso without going to Italy, look no further. Middle ranging in price but high ranging in quality, Gaggia are a mark of excellence in the arena of espresso.

This is a smaller espresso maker that still adheres to a professional quality and has the added advantage of being able to pull two shots of espresso in one go. She also heats up nice and quick, which is what you want when you are in a hurry in the morning.

Check the price of the Gaggia 14101 Classic on Amazon now


 

DE’LONGHI EC155 COMMERCIAL ESPRESSO MACHINE

delonghi espresso maker

  • $100+
  • DIMENSIONS 7.50″ x 9.50″ x 11.12″
  • WEIGHT 6.7 POUNDS
  • CAN USE PODS
  • THREE IN ONE FILTER HOLDER
  • 15 BAR PUMP
  • SELF PRIMING TO SAVE TIME
  • STAINLESS STEEL
  • CAN DO DOUBLE SHOTS
  • REMOVABLE DRIP TRAY
  • WATER RESERVOIR DETACHABLE
  • OUR RATING 3.8 STARS OUT OF FIVE

An espresso maker for under $100? Yes it can be done and done well too, just ask makers De’Longhi. This little treasure really gives you all you need and fast –taking a mere thirty seconds from initiation to espresso blast off. That is a result as far as we are concerned!

Powerful, quick and easy to use – there’s very little to fault with this machine and yes, you can use pods with her!

Check the price of the DeLonghi EC155 on Amazon now

dave
 

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Dario

These are home machines. Commercial not even close.

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    dave

    Well, it depends on your definition of “commercial”. I think these would do well in a small café or restaurant, depending on how busy it gets. In fact, I’ve seen these machines in “commercial” environments before. Even in some restaurants, espresso isn’t getting ordered every 10 seconds like a Starbucks, so one of these machines would be fine. It really depends on the circumstances, and obviously if you’re buying a commercial espresso machine, you need to think about how much espresso you’ll be needing at any given time. For instance, you don’t want to buy something for $10 000 if you don’t need one, right? Maybe you need a $5 K machine, maybe $2 K. It’s the same with grinders. Some businesses need to know how fast their commercial grinder can grind for the customers that are coming through, and that’s another consideration that is relevant here.

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