Review: The Finest Pump Espresso Machine That Money Can Buy

This Espresso Machine Gets an A+

There are quite a few different types of espresso machines including the steam driven machine, the lever/piston machine, the semi-automatic machine, the automatic machine, and then, at the very top of the list is the super automatic espresso machine, which is an electric pump espresso machine. And perhaps the very best machine within this classification of pump espresso makers is the Gaggia Platinum machineDelicious Espresso With a Single Touch of a Button

This machine is so cool, it does practically all you need to do to make a delicious shot of espresso, automatically, with the touch of a button. Making a perfect espresso drink has never been easier.

It gets started by automatically grinding you favorite espresso coffee beans. Next, the machine very carefully measures out exactly the required amount of ground coffee beans. Then the machine begins to heat the water, using two stainless steel boilers, bringing the water to the precise temperature that is best for extracting the perfect espresso. Next, based on which kind of drink you’re making, the machine will measure the exact volume of water that is required. And almost finally, it will pump water under pressure through the brew group, producing a shot of espresso that any Italian barista would be proud of. And finally, without being asked, the machine will move the used grounds to the used grounds dump box where you are able to toss them out later. Automatically. And you only pressed one button!

Those $4 Coffees are Starting to Get Kind of Expensive, Aren’t They?

There is a movement taking place these days as more and more people are becoming mindful of the cost of spending money everyday on their daily fix of caffeine. But they’re not ever going to go back to drinking drip coffee – sorry Mr. Coffee – because they have become very attached to the flavor and quality of brewed espresso drinks. That’s why there are Starbucks on every other corner!

These cost-conscious latte lovers have discovered that they can, instead, make their own delicious espresso drinks, including lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos, right at home, and for a fraction of the cost, with their own automatic pump espresso machine.

Today’s modern, magnificently designed, beautifully engineered, and well-built European pump espresso machine provides the home espresso maker all the tools that they need to create espresso drinks at home, without sacrificing flavor or quality, and for a heck of a lot less than what they used to pay.

There are many, many different makes of the pump espresso machine available for purchase these days, coming from a number of producers, and the quality varies pretty significantly from manufacturer to manufacturer. This can make it a bit daunting when you’re trying to choose what type of machine is best for you.

After over twenty years of fancying myself as an espresso aficionado, and multiple thousands of espressos, lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos, I think that I have earned the right to make a recommendation of a extremely high quality, superbly engineered, and finely crafted automatic pump espresso machine: the Gaggia Platinum Vision.

Why I Would Recommend the Gaggia Platinum Vision Pump Espresso Machine

The Italians were the first to create espresso as we know it today. They have been making and drinking espresso drinks longer than anyone. Based in part on that fact I’m inclined to believe that the Italians make the very best automatic pump espresso machine in the marketplace today. If you’ve ever been to Italy then you know that the Italians have perfected both the art and science of creating a superb shot of espresso.

Milan, Italy, is home to the production facilities of Gaggia S.p.A, where Italian craftsmen and craftswomen help to make and build these extraordinary machines. They are espresso lovers themselves. And consider this: this pump espresso machine comes from exactly the same country that produces Ferrari’s. Gaggia has created an espresso machine that is completely automatic – could it be the Ferrari of espresso machines?

At the push of a button your espresso will start brewing using freshly ground beans. Within minutes you’ll be enjoying an intricately complex flavored, rich espresso coffee topped with a thick crèma, just how the Italians enjoy it. Perfect each time. Just as in Italy.

How convenient it is to make your own latte at home, and then away to work (or play!) you go. You have your latte in hand, you’ve had to deal with absolutely no crowds, you’ve had no waiting in line, and no paper cups! Lattes just seem to taste so much better when you don’t have to deal with throngs of people and lines.


Before you pay $5 for another cappuccino, go ahead and order your own automatic pump espresso machine right now. Don’t you think you deserve to spoil yourself every now and then?  Well, if you end up buying one, I hope you enjoy it and take as much pleasure in it as I have!

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