The Coffee Insider tests, evaluates, rates and reviews several categories of espresso machines, coffee makers, coffee grinders and accessories. We employ a scoring system awarding points in several, weighted categories with a total potential score of 100. Reviewers are also able to indicate a ‘buy’ recommendation as well.
We are probably best known for our Buyers Guides. There are several types of buyer’s guides on our site. These include looking at a manufacturer’s products line, a category or type of product and rankings which encompass both elements.
We are best known for our 20 Best Super Automatic Espresso Machines listing.
The highest distinction available from The Coffee Insider is our Editor’s Choice awards. These are independent of reviewer recommendations but do the awards do take our reviews into consideration. The methodology for selecting a product as an Editor’s Choice winner differs from our review methodology.
The Rancilio Silvia Review for 2020 finds this semi automatic espresso machine to be a good choice for the purist who likes single boiler, commercial quality construction over programmability and automation. But in its price range there are a lot of very different and compelling options to consider.Read More
The Breville BES870XL is highly rated by customers and reviewers. It is loaded with features. Is the Breville the Barista Express BES870XL the value priced automatic espresso maker you have been looking for.Read More
The Gaggia Naviglio Black RI8749/47 is a true sub-$600 Gaggia Delivering all the brewing quality in a value priced automatic. Our Gaggia Naviglio rates it and compares it to other Gaggia espresso makers and the competition at this price levelRead More