Like every year we want to present our choices for the best automatic coffee machines for 2020. Automatic espresso machines are the ideal solution for coffee lovers who want to enjoy a wide variety of drinks (espresso, coffee, milk macchiato, cappuccino etc.) by pressing a simple button in the comfort of your kitchen or office.

The automatic models are equipped with an integrated coffee grinder capable of managing all coffee grinding operations, a milk emulsifier to create milk foam or an integrated milk carafe to prepare delicious cappuccinos. Cleaning and rinsing operations are managed directly by the coffee machine generally at the beginning and end of each use. Descaling operations are also notified by the machine according to the volume of use.

Within this post we will provide you with a brief guide on the functionality of the individual automatic coffee machines, we will provide you with an opinion on technology and design and we will recommend the product more in line with your consumption needs and spending budget.

GAGGIA BABILA

Gaggia Babila

The Gaggia Babila automatic coffee machine is a very versatile product capable of preparing a wide range of drinks: including restricted coffee, espresso, long coffee, coffee cream, cappuccino, latte macchiato, flat white and macchiato espresso.

Gaggia Babila allows you to adjust the grinding of coffee with 15 different settings, a much higher number than that offered by the other models of coffee machine available on the market. Gaggia Babila also allows you to select, through a simple and innovative control panel, three different pre-infusion levels, in order to immerse the coffee disc just before preparation and in this way obtain a much more complete coffee extraction. The front steam wand allows you to mount the foam to prepare milk foam-based drinks. Gaggia Babila is also equipped with two independent boilers for temperature control during the preparation of drinks.

"A model of coffee machine with all the features of a professional station for aspiring baristas."

Gaggia Babila features a very elegant and modern design with a stainless-steel front panel and stainless steel accents. Access to the internal section of the machine is from the front. Inside is the removable dispensing unit, which can be removed and cleaned.

In terms of cleaning, Gaggia Babila is compatible with AquaClean water filters which allow you to prepare 625 cups before requesting a replacement and up to 5000 cups before descaling.

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DELONGHI ELETTA ECAM 44.660.B

De Longhi Eletta ECAM

The DeLonghi Eletta ECAM 44.660B coffee machine is an elegant model with a modern design capable of adapting to any type of furniture. With the DeLonghi Eletta ECAM 44.660B coffee machine, you can set the configuration of multiple beverage preparation programs so that you can replicate your favorite espresso or cappuccino in the desired way.

The DeLonghi Eletta ECAM 44.660B coffee machine is the right model for lovers of milk-based drinks who with the fresh milk function will be able to prepare all drinks based on cream and milk foam quickly and professionally. Unlike the models with a steam wand, DeLonghi Eletta ECAM 44.660 is equipped with a removable milk carafe to be kept in the fridge during use and the other.

"The ideal coffee machine model for lovers of milk-based drinks"

DeLonghi Eletta ECAM 44.660B has 13 different coffee bean grinding settings that can be adjusted via a convenient front LCD display. The coffee machine is also equipped with a dual heating system, ideal for simultaneously controlling the temperature of the coffee and milk.

DeLonghi Eletta ECAM 44.660B, like all automatic models, requires periodic cleaning and descaling cycles which are very simple to complete. Even the removable milk carafe has an integrated cleaning function that removes all parts in contact with milk with hot water and steam.

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SAECO PICOBARISTO

Saeco PicoBaristo

Saeco PicoBaristo is an automatic coffee machine with a refined design characterized by fine lines with the right mix of black and chrome accents capable of giving your kitchen a touch of modernity and elegance.

Saeco Pico Baristo is a fully customizable coffee machine thanks to a comfortable LCD screen which, combined with a series of comfortable buttons, allows you to customize the programs of beverage length, dispensing intensity, milk volume and temperature control. The coffee grinding is adjustable with ten different settings.

"The ideal coffee machine model for those who want all the functionality of automatic models but with ease of use and cleaning"

Saeco PicoBaristo is available in various models which are distinguished by variety of colors and finishes (black and silver plastic or stainless steel) and in the milk system. In fact, the Saeco PicoBaristo line has four milk function systems: a Pico Baristo HD8924/01 model with cappuccino maker foaming that requires an external container and three other models: PicoBaristo SM3061/10, PicoBaristo HD8925/01, PicoBaristo HD8927 / 01 with functionality automatic milk with integrated milk container.

Cleaning the Saeco Pico Baristo machine is extremely simple such as emptying the coffee grounds container and rinsing the removable coffee group which can be carried out once a week. Unlike other machines, thanks to the AquaClean filter system, PicoBaristo can be descaled once every 5,000 operating cycles.

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GAGGIA BRERA

Gaggia Brera

Gaggia Brera is an automatic coffee machine model equipped with an elegant stainless-steel front panel, different coffee customization options and a ceramic coffee grinder. The design of the Gaggia Brera is elegant and professional even if not entirely in steel. The side parts are in fact made of plastic material. The front panel of the Gaggia Brera appears simple and intuitive and is composed of four buttons that regulate on, off, water length and coffee intensity.

The strength of the Gaggia Brera coffee machine is represented by the ceramic coffee grinder that produces less heat which prevents the evaporation of the flavor and preserves the maintenance of the aroma. The grinding adjustment allows the choice of three different settings. Gaggia Brera can also be used with ground coffee.

"The ideal coffee machine for those who want the convenience of an automatic model at an affordable budget"

The functionality of milk foam to prepare cappuccinos and latte macchiato is manageable by means of a steam wand system that foams the milk in a simple and relatively fast way (it takes about 9 seconds to warm up).

The minimal design of the machine requires a good dose of external cleaning on the finishes. However, the Gaggia Brera is equipped with an automatic rinsing system. In any case, the brewing unit must be extracted weekly to carry out cleaning operations. Periodic descaling cycles are notified automatically by the machine.

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 Gaggia Babila

De Longhi Eletta ECAM

Saeco PicoBaristo

Gaggia Brera

MODELS

GAGGIA BABILA

DELONGHI ELETTA ECAM 44.660.B

 

SAECO PICOBARISTO

 

GAGGIA BRERA

 

Dimensions L x H x D

24,5 x 36 x 42 cm

26 x 46 x 36 cm

22 x 43 x 34 cm

25,6 X 31,5 X 44,7

Material

Chromed steel

Stainless steel

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel & Plastic

Weight

13,4 Kg

11 Kg

7,2 Kg

8,5 Kg

Boiler

2 single boilers

2 single boilers & Thermoblock

1

1

Grinder

Ceramic

Steel

Steel

Ceramic

Coffee container

300 g

400 g

250 g

250 g

Water container

1,5 l

2 l

1,8 l

1,2 l

Water filter

AquaClean

Not included

AquaClean

Not included

Pump pression

15 bar

15 bar

15 bar

15 bar

Display

TFT2

LCD

LCD

LCD

Beverage programming

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Beverage number

13 beverages

9 beverages

11 beverages

3 beverages

Grindindg adjustment

15 settings

13 settings

10 settings

5 settings

Milk function

Steam wand & Integrated carafe

Integrated carafe

Integrated carafe

Steam wand

Integrated milk carafe

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Automatic clieaning

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Machine suitable for

Aspiring professional baristas

Lovers of milk-based beverages

users who love ease of use and ease of cleaning

users who want an automatic model at an accessible budget