2018’s Best Super Automatic Espresso Machines That Are Actually Worth Your Hard Earned Money

I’ll admit it…

I’m a set-it-and-forget-it type.

I live for the ever-evolving artificial intelligence era that includes endless iPhone/Android apps, self-checkout machines, and Alexa (by the way, Alexa would you please play jazz while I write this article? Thank you…).

Although I never want a device that will land me in a Black Mirror episode, I enjoy the efficiency of the utmost quality.
THAT’S where super-automatic espresso machines come in…

Owning a super-automatic espresso machine is basically like having your own in-house barista. You can get the exact same service without the worry of waiting in line or your name being misspelled on your cup.

If you want the finest of espresso drinks without any of the efforts, a super-automatic machine could be for you.

These high-end machines are capable of brewing coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, macchiatos and more with one simple touch of a button. Some even have their own built-in cleaning and water filtration systems!

That means that even if you’re in a rush, you needn’t worry about so much as wiping down your machine until you return home from your duties.

Due to all the bells and whistles, many super-automatic espresso machines tend to be on the pricier side. However, I have searched far and wide to find highest quality super-automatic espresso machines (15 to be exact…), and several of these WON’T break the bank.

And although all these machines are amazing, keep in mind that we have ranked them in descending order based on quality. If you are looking for different type of espresso machines, then check out PoundCoffee.com.

Otherwise, Take a look below!

In a Rush? Get This One!


Jura Z6

Yes, this one costs a pretty penny (it exceeds the $3,000 mark), but this is one case where you will DEFINITELY get what you pay for. It’s a gorgeous (GORGEOUS) machine that will deliver basically ANY coffee drink you could possibly drink up — and said drinks actually taste as delicious, if not MORE DELICIOUS that those coming from the highest-end coffee shop imaginable.

This machine also comes equipped with several maintenance features that basically do all the cleaning for you, and ensure that the Z6 lasts for years and years.

Top Fully Automatic Espresso Machines Reviewed

#1 Jura Z6


  • Perfect espresso shots every time thanks to the P.E.P. system
  • Automatic cleaning systems that leave you with little worry or hassle and also protect the functionality and longevity of the machine
  • Built-in drink options that allow you to brew a variety of specialty drinks with one touch
  • Milk system gives you control over temperature and froth


  • There isn’t a milk carafe available to store leftover milk for later
  • Rinse cycle can be seen as too aggressive


  • Aroma G3 Grinder: The Jura Z6 appeals to those coffee drinkers with fine tastes. Like P.E.P., the G3 Grinder gives baristas a run for their money. Conical steel burrs are this grinder’s secret weapon in cutting beans quickly and quietly. The result of this technology is 60% less residual grinds — that means more flavor and less cleanup
  • Jura’s TFT display makes brewing virtually any type of coffee or milk-based espresso drink as easy as the touch of a button — literally…
  • The Z6 makes optimizing your milk foam easier than ever, thanks to automated systems and nozzle technology that switches from milk to milk foam INSTANTLY

Look up any Jura Z6 review, and you’ll see that this machine has been revered in the coffee community.

The Jura Z6 succeeds in delivering a bevy of specialty espresso drinks without any fuss. Using Jura’s latest brewing technology, the Z6 delivers barista-quality beverages with the simple touch of a button.

The Z6 also includes a cutting-edge milk system that allows you to further customize your drink by controlling milk temperature and froth.

#2 DeLonghi Prima Donna


  • The machine’s abilities make it great for office and commercial use, but the compact design also makes the Prima Donna a great fixture for any home
  • Brews quietly to ensure you can pull a late night without disrupting anyone else’s sleep
  • Ability to choose from five different coffee strengths and a bevy of programmable options


  • Expensive


  • The Prima Donna doubles as a mind reader thanks to a memory function. The memory function allows you to save preferred setting so that you can have a fully customized drink whenever you want it. You also don’t have to worry about with the Prima Donna
  • Cleaning is also made easy with the Prima Donna. A removable water tank and patented brewing system with thermoblock technology provides excellent heat distribution and it’s removable for easy cleaning
  • Removable Milk Carafe: The removable milk carafe is designed so that you can refrigerate leftover milk rather than waste it

  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 17.4 x 13.6 inches
  • Weight: 26.5 lbs.
  • Material: Stainless steel-lined aluminum boiler; stainless steel/plastic case

Looking for a looker? With a name like “Prima Donna,” you can probably guess that this machine from DeLonghi is quite easy on the eyes. And in this case, you actually can judge a book by its cover, because the Prima Donna delivers when it comes to quality and ease of use.

#3 Miele 6310


  • Customize drinks any way
  • Can use both beans and ground coffee


  • Not as pretty as comparable machines. Although we’re not about judging a book by its cover, the Miele 6310’s aesthetics could use some work
  • Expensive


  • As far as frothing goes, this machine hits each and every mark TO THE MAX. The Miele 6310 comes with its very own frothing container, which is ideal for steaming up the perfect milk (and froth) for milk-based espresso drinks and hot chocolates. I personally love using this container for treating my guests to a bevy of peppermint hot chocolates during the holidays.
  • The OneTouch for Two program is great both for you and your S.O., as well as guests with varying coffee tastes.
  • Dishwasher Safe: With so many innovative super-automatics on the market today, it is odd that few have components that are dishwasher safe. Luckily, a majority of the parts in this machine can be plopped into the dishwasher.

  • Dimensions: 20 x 15 x 20 inches
  • Weight: 20 lbs
  • Material: Plastic

It’s an age-old argument between spouses. He likes his coffee drinks light and airy, while you like yours to have a robust, peppery profile.

Both of you are rushing out the door to work, and — with limited time — how do you decide whose espresso cuisine will reign supreme?

With the Miele 6310, you don’t have to choose. The OneTouch for Two programs allows you to make two completely different drinks at the EXACT SAME TIME with just ONE TOUCH of a button. Easy peasy!
But the benefits don’t end there. Take a look below for the bevy of features that make the espresso machine a top choice.

#4 Gaggia Brera


  • Easy to use, maintain and clean
  • Hopper and bypass doser allow you to seamlessly go from the whole bean to pre-ground coffee
  • Gaggia’s Rapid Steam Technology allows for quick heat-up times, and robust brewing and steaming operations


  • Although less pricey, maybe too compact for commercial use


  • Airtight, UV-proof 8.8-ounce hopper keeps allows you to safely store coffee beans
  • Ceramic grinder locks in flavor and freshness, so you get consistent quality espresso shots after several extractions
  • A bypass doser allows you to skip the grinding process, so you can brew with both whole beans and pre-ground coffee
  • Programmable options allow you to customize the aromatic profile of your coffee

  • Dimensions: 10 x 15.5 x 11.5 inches
  • Weight: 19 lbs.
  • Available colors: Silver and black

For the frugal coffee drinker, the Gaggia Brera can’t be beat. At less than $500 you can have rich Italian espresso at the touch of a button. And a pannarello steam wand creates rich, frothy milk-based beverages. Plus, a removable brew group and easily accessible water tank make cleanup easy.

#5 KRUPS EA8250 Espresseria


  • Inexpensive, especially considering the quality and innovative  systems found in the machine
  • High-end technology to automatically clean and preheat without  sacrificing too much energy or flavor
  • Easy to use
  • Compact for personal and home use


  • Some customers complained of leakage and messiness
  • Does not include all the bells and whistles that come with some other more expensive super-automatic machines


  • A patented thermolock system allows the machine to preheat faster, while also optimizing tamping and temperature
  • A largely sealed bean hopper keeps beans fresh from the first cup to the last
  • An easy-to-use LCD screen allows you and guests to scroll through several different drink choices and customizations
  • Along with an automated cleaning system for the inside of the machine, cleaning accessories are also included with purchase

  • Dimensions: 11.5 x 8 x 12.5 inches
  • Weight: 10.4 pounds
  • Metal conical burr coffee grinder

We tested and tasted; we scoured Krups reviews…and in the end…we found that the Krups Espresseria reigned supreme.

Good things really CAN come in small — and inexpensive — packages with the Espresseria from Krups. This compact machine delivers a bevy of delicious coffee drinks, espressos, hot chocolates, and teas. With its conical burr grinder, the flavor is never compromised. AND, a cleaning system ensures that you will never have to clean the heart of the machine.

#6 Gaggia Anima


  • A super-automatic machine at a semi-automatic price
  • Easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Ceramic grinder seals in flavor and freshness


  • Lacks some of the bells and whistles that come with more expensive  machines
  • LOUD


  • An automatic descaling cycle increases the longevity of machine and makes maintenance easy. The cycle runs at set intervals depending on the hardness of the water and the machine will alert you via an LCD display when additional maintenance is required
  • The Optiaroma system allows you to choose between 6.5-11.5 grams of coffee, as well as five different strength settings
  • Removable drip tray and brew group for easy cleaning

  • Dimensions: 16.9 x 8.7 x 13.4 inches
  • Weight: 16 lbs.
  • Includes measuring spoon, water hardness test strip, cleaning brush  and brew group grease

Once again, an espresso machine comes along proving it can be super-automatic and affordable. The Gaggia Anima is a small and mighty machine that is a perfect starter machine for those looking to up their espresso machine game.

The Anima comes equipped with a manual frother for milk-based drinks, programmable options and a built-in ceramic burr grinder for maximum freshness.

#7 DeLonghi Perfecta


  • Easy to use
  • An automated froth feature makes perfect froth for lattes and  cappuccinos automatically
  • Built to last


  • LOUD
  • For those who want to try their hand at manual milk frothing, you ’re out of luck! The Perfecta ONLY comes equipped with an automated  frother


  • Programmability: A comprehensive but easy-to-use LCD menu allows you to customize your drink selections, temperature, milk volume and more
  • An automated cleaning system makes cleaning the milk system as easy as the touch of a button
  • The Perfecta’s Cup Warming Feature ensures that your espresso and milk-based drinks stay warmer for longer
  • The Perfecta also comes with a burr grinder, which is built to last for many years

  • Dimensions: 11.2 x 17.3 x 14.9 inches
  • Weight: 25.9 lbs.

With just the single touch of a button, prepare quality lattes and cappuccinos for you and your guests. This premium machine features automated controls, five coffee strengths, and a milk frother so that you can have the perfect drinks for you and your guests at your fingertips.

#8 Quick Mill Monza Deluxe


  • Program to automatically clean and descale
  • Magical milk wand!
  • This machine is strong and sturdy, I.e. BUILT TO LAST
  • Built-in temperature controls prevent overheating


  • Compact by commercial standards but may prove bulky for home use


  • An impressive and user-friendly LED screen allows you to access any and everything you would need for a coffee or espresso drink with the simple touch of a button. The LED screen also allows you to program temperature by Fahrenheit or Celsius AND it includes a password protection option
  • Built with the highest quality materials (including stainless steel, durable alloy, and brass) that are resistant to both rust and stain damage
  • It has a built-in Plummer…seriously. The Monza comes equipped with fittings to connect to your home water system if you choose to also purchase a Quick Mill direct connect kit.
  • Auto Frother: A built in auto-Frother for milk-based beverages allows you to effortlessly create fluffy cappuccinos, light lattes and rich flat whites. This also ensures easier cleanup.
  • Ouch-Free Steaming: Durable stainless steel ensures you won’t get burned when grabbing the steam wand

  • Dimensions: 17.5 x 14.2 x 18 inches
  • Weight: 52 lbs.
  • Has an output capacity of 20 espressos per hour(WOW!)

Quick Mill reviews tend to be positive across the board, and it’s not difficult to see why.

The Monza packs a monstrous amount of capabilities into a compact super automatic machine. This beast is perfect for commercial use or for the coffee connoisseur that wants to make their kitchen double as their own personal coffee shop.

#9 Saeco Gran Baristo


  • Reduces water waste
  • Dishwasher-safe parts make for easy cleaning
  • Autoclean system cleans and descales to decrease the risk of malfunction  and increase the longevity of the machine
  • A variety of delicious espresso drinks and drip coffee at the touch of a  button


  • Expensive
  • Some consumers have complained that the espresso was not strong enough


  • Variable Pressure Extraction: Get espresso or drip coffee just the way you like it
  • Reduces waste thanks to water-saving maintenance that actually reduces water waste by 80% AND guards against heat loss
  • Patented automatic milk frother gets you any type of froth or microfoam you prefer at the touch of a button
  • Ceramic grinders prevent coffee from burning

  • Dimensions: 11.4 x 19.4 x 21.9 inches
  • Weight: 32.9 pounds
  • Material: Boiler is stainless steel-lined aluminum; the case is stainless steel/plastic

Many Saeco reviews tout this as the best Saeco fully automatic machine yet! In our Saeco Gran Baristo reivew, we’ll give you the details on why this machine is so revered among other super-automatic espresso machines.

Whether you are a drip coffee devotee or a crema connoisseur, the Gran Baristo from Saeco has you covered. Saeco went to great lengths to improve their bean-to-cup experience, and one of the main ways they have achieved this is through their innovative VariPresso brewing system.

The VariPresso brewing system caters to all types of coffee drinkers – from those who enjoy the crème de la crema, to those that just want a strong cup of joe. The VariPresso system gives you the option to use 15 bars for espresso extraction or 3-4 bars quality drip coffee.

#10 Jura C65


  • Delectable coffee with optimal cream thanks to an intelligent pre-brewing system
  • Easy to operate and customize drinks
  • Fine Foam Frother makes it easy to make beautiful cappuccinos and lattes
  • Aroma+ Grinder


  • Rinse cycle can be seen as too aggressive


  • A simple flick of a button can brew a quality cup of coffee and — thanks to the Fine Foam Frother — you don’t need to worry about mastering a frothing technique to have perfect froth and crema each and every time
  • The rotary system makes it easy to have an espresso drink under the sun with just a flick of the wrist
  • The C65’s hot water feature ensures you get quality teas and hot chocolates when you’re not in a coffee mood

  • Dimensions: 16.1 x 11 x 13.6 inches
  • Weight: 22 lbs.

Do you like your coffee strong or mild? With the C65, you don’t have to decide. A variety of strength options let you choose exactly the type of caffeine fix you’re looking for.

It wouldn’t be a true Jura C65 review if I didn’t mention that the C65 includes two brew temperature settings known as the Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System(I.P.B.A.SⓇ). This system pre-brews the coffee in a way that delivers the richest flavor and optimal crema

#11 Jura-Capresso 13187 Impressa E8


  • Espresso shots that rival those of high-end cafes
  • Easy cleanup
  • A bevy of drink options to suit your mood


  • If you are in a large household or office building, this machine may not be for you. The E8 is best for personal use of small households
  • If you want to milk that is hotter than the Sahara, this machine may not meet your needs


  • A simple flick of a button can brew a quality cup of coffee and — thanks to the Fine Foam Frother — you don’t need to worry about mastering a frothing technique to have perfect froth and crema each and every time
  • The rotary system makes it easy to have an espresso drink under the sun with just a flick of the wrist
  • The C65’s hot water feature ensures you get quality teas and hot chocolates when you’re not in a coffee mood

  • Number of grinders: 1
  • Uses CLEARYL Smart water filters
  • 15 bars

Want to go to a cafe? Why not bring a cafe experience home with you? The Jura E8 has the strength and the technology to deliver a coffeehouse experience with ZERO travel time.

The E8 comes equipped with Jura’s most exclusive technologies, but its price tag is more than $1,000 less than some of the company’s newer models. These features include:

#12 Jura J90


  • Very easy to use
  • Program pretty much any drink under the sun
  • Beautiful design and built-in cleaning mechanisms help prevent malfunction and increase longevity


  • For baristas-in-training, the auto frothing feature takes the fun out of creating the perfect foam manually


  • Prepares PERFECT drinks, ranging from ristrettos to macchiatos and EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN with the touch of a button
  • Automated cleaning systems that include an automatic rinse cycle for the milk frothing wand
  • A Zero-Energy switch completely disconnects the machine from the main water supply, which makes for a smaller carbon footprint for the earth and a smaller energy bill for you!

  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 9.1 x 9.1 inches
  • Weight: 34.4 lbs.

When it comes to a Jura J90 review, compliments aren’t hard to come by.

Not to be vain, but this machine is a pretty, PRETTY princess (or Prince…or knight…or queen, or…really whatever you prefer…) made of chrome.

Aside from its looks, the J90 uses all of Jura’s latest technology (P.E.P., I.W.F. and the like) and throws in some other enhancements to make it well worth the price tag.

#13 Jura Giga 5


  • Everything you want: Get virtually any drink, anytime, and any way you want it
  • Two ceramic disc grinders ensure that your brew power is strong, but NOT loud. So for all you late night coffee drinkers, you can brew away without worry about waking up any early birds in your household
  • With an innovative menu, you can become a barista AND a bartender. Twelve imaginative drink specialties are available, including Irish coffee, Shakerato and more!


  • Expensive


  • Double time! Have you ever wanted to brew a delectable cappuccino and a strong latte (or really ANY TWO TYPES OF ESPRESSO drinks) at the same time?? With the Giga 5’s two-pump system, you can
  • Dump it: a high-capacity dump box holds up to 20 espresso picks, significantly cutting down on dumping time (one less step #FTW)
  • Two grinders and hoppers mean that your beans will grind quickly and quietly

Of all our complimentary Jura reviews, the Jura Giga 5 may be the most revered. Let’s make one point known:

This machine…

Is. NOT. Cheap.

It’s very expensive, but for good reason!

The Giga 5 comes in two different colors (Ooh la la), comes with 18 programmable drink options, and so…SO MUCH MORE. This gorgeous machine will arrive at your doorstep with the capacity to brew two different drinks simultaneously at twice the rate of comparable machines.

#14 Saeco PicoBaristo


  • Easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Customizable, broad menu for any drink under the sun
  • Includes both automatic frothing via a cappuccinatore attachment or a panarello-style wand for manual steaming


  • Some consumers complained that the adjustable grinder was difficult to adjust
  • The extra height is required for bean hopper and reservoir, meaning it may not fit well in some counter spaces


  • Caffe Crema Button: Ah, how sweet it is! The PicoBaristo’s Caffe Crema button delivers sweet caffe crema with just one touch. For those who are unaware, a caffe crema is a long espresso drink that tastes similar to drip coffee, with sweeter undertones
  • Ten different grinder settings allow you to customize the coffee’s richness to your liking
  • Tons of menu options allow you to easily make anything from an Americano to a flat white
  • A removable brew group makes cleaning and maintenance even easier

The Saeco PicoBaristo Espresso Machine is big on quality and low on maintenance. It comes equipped with several dishwasher-safe components and an innovative AquaClean filter.

The AquaClean filter is a sensor-equipped filter that eliminates the need to descale for 5,000 cups of coffee! And there’s much more innovative technology where that came from…

#15 Saeco Exprelia


  • An automatic cleaning cycle cuts down on maintenance time. And a removable milk carafe cuts down on measuring time — if you have leftover milk, simply place the carafe in your fridge and save it for next time! But wait…THERE’S MORE! The machine also comes equipped with a removable water tank, for easy cleaning and refilling
  • If you have time to get in touch with your inner barista, the Sauca Exprelia does have a traditional steam wand to offer a break from automatic everything.
  • Aroma System: Coffee connoisseurs understand that taste is only one element of a good espresso. Quality espresso ignites ALL the senses. Saeco Exprelia’s Aroma System allows you to prepare the aromatic profile of your coffee each and every time to suit your needs.

  • Dimensions: 14 x 9.5 x 16.5 inches
  • Weight: 31 lbs.
  • Material: Plastic

Like the Giga 5, the Exprelia is able to deliver strong coffee and espresso drinks without making a lot of noise. For those like me who look for products that can basically do everything for (minus your dishes and laundry), this is the automatic espresso machine for you! With the Saeco Exprelia, you can have robust coffee as well as espresso drinks of artisanal quality with absolutely NO effort.

And thanks to an automated cleaning system, you can rush out the door without even worrying about so much as a wipe down.

Top Choices By Price Range

Under $800

Jura Ena Micro 1 Automatic Coffee Machine


  •  Delivers quality espresso quickly and easily
  • Built-in aroma preservation cover keeps beans fresher longer
  • Equipped with an energy-saving mode to lower bills and reduce the carbon footprint

Under $1000

Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine


  • Easy to use while also giving you hands-on opportunities to make you feel like a professional barista
  • Purge function allows for optimal espresso extraction time
  • Removable water tank with handle for easy filling and cleaning

Under $1800

Gaggia 1003380 Accademia Automatic Espresso Machine


  • Milk Management System: The Milk Management System delivers perfectly steamed or frothed milk into your cup based on your drink selection.
  • 15-bar pump and two stainless steel boilers.
  • Accademia also has a removable brew group for easy cleaning and maintenance

Best Automatic Espresso Machine – Get This One!

Jura Z6

Of all the espresso machines on this list, you simply CAN’T BEAT the Z6. Yes, it’s a bit pricey, but — after a couple years — it pretty much pays for itself.

The grinding technologies and P.E.P. ensure that you will get only the BEST coffee and espresso drinks. And the materials and maintenance features ensure that this machine will LAST for years.

You’ll never have to go to a coffee shop again when you purchase this machine. And if you have a business, you can be sure this machine will leave your customers satisfied during each and every visit.