Choose the right espresso machine

To choose the appropriate machine for your usage, pick the product that best meets your needs.

No.BrandModelGroupheadBoiler SystemPrice (SGD)Startup time (mins)Coffee QualityDurabilityPID Temp ControllerDosage ControlPumpHeavy Duty UsageMaking mostly milk recipes?PlumbableWater Tank
1BezzeraBZ07 PM PIDBZ Thermal EfficientHeat Exchanger184915GoodAverageYesNoVibrationNoYes, a wide range of milk recipes.NoYes
2BezzeraBZ07 DE PIDBZ Thermal EfficientHeat Exchanger209915GoodAverageYesYesVibrationNoYes, a wide range of milk recipes.NoYes
3BezzeraBZ09BZ Thermal EfficientSingle Boiler139912GoodAverageNoNoVibrationNoNo, making mostly espresso.NoYes
4BezzeraBZ10BZ Thermal EfficientHeat Exchanger169915GoodAverageNoNoVibrationNoYes, a wide range of milk recipes.NoYes
5BezzeraBZ13 PM BZ Thermal EfficientHeat Exchanger184912GoodAverageNoNoVibrationNoYes, a wide range of milk recipes.NoYes
6BezzeraBZ13 PID Electronic DosingBZ Thermal EfficientHeat Exchanger234912GoodAverageYesYesVibrationNoYes, a wide range of milk recipes.NoYes
7BezzeraBZ16 with Vibration PumpBZ Thermal EfficientHeat Exchanger219918GoodAverageNoYesVibrationNoYes, a wide range of milk recipes.NoYes
8BezzeraBZ16 with Rotary PumpBZ Thermal EfficientHeat Exchanger259918GoodGoodNoYesRotaryYesYes, a wide range of milk recipes.YesNo
9BezzeraUnicaClassic E61Single Boiler1,59915GoodAverageYesNoVibrationNoNo, making mostly espresso.NoYes
10BezzeraGalatea DomusClassic E61Heat Exchanger244920GoodAverageNoNoVibrationNoYes, a wide range of milk recipes.NoYes
11BezzeraMagicaClassic E61Heat Exchanger179920GoodAverageNoNoVibrationNoYes, a wide range of milk recipes.NoYes
12BezzeraMagica PIDClassic E61Heat Exchanger199920GoodAverageYesNoVibrationNoYes, a wide range of milk recipes.NoYes
13BezzeraMiticaClassic E61Heat Exchanger194920GoodAverageNoNoVibrationNoYes, a wide range of milk recipes.NoYes
14BezzeraMitica TOP PIDClassic E61Heat Exchanger249920GoodGoodYesNoRotaryYesYes, a wide range of milk recipes.YesYes
15BezzeraStregaSpring LeverHeat Exchanger254918Very GoodExtremely goodNoNoVibrationNoYes, a wide range of milk recipes.NoYes
16BezzeraStrega TOPSpring LeverHeat Exchanger279918Very GoodExtremely goodNoNoVibrationYesYes, a wide range of milk recipes.YesYes
17ExpobarPulserE61 with enhanced preinfusionHeat Exchanger1,39918GoodAverageNoNoVibrationNoYes, a wide range of milk recipes.NoYes
18ExpobarControlE61 with enhanced preinfusionHeat Exchanger1,59918GoodAverageNoYesVibrationNoYes, a wide range of milk recipes.NoYes
19ExpobarLeva EB61E61 with enhanced preinfusionHeat Exchanger1,64918GoodAverageNoNoVibrationNoYes, a wide range of milk recipes.YesYes
20ExpobarBrewtus with Vibration PumpE61 with enhanced preinfusionDouble Boiler2,09935GoodAverageYesNoVibrationNoYes, a wide range of milk recipes.YesYes
21ExpobarBrewtus with Rotary PumpE61 with enhanced preinfusionDouble Boiler2,39935GoodGoodYesNoRotaryYesYes, a wide range of milk recipes.YesYes

 

Grouphead

BZ Thermal Efficient

Produces espressos with sharper clarity.
Faster startup time.
Affordable long-term repair.

Classic E61

Slightly smoother extraction with a period of pre-infusion.
Components are easily available worldwide.

Spring Lever

Dynamic pressure profile that releases a wider spectrum of aromatic notes.
A larger amount of preinfusion for smoother extraction.
High durability
Affordable long-term repair.

E61 with enhanced preinfusion

Smoother extraction with slightly more pre-infusion
Components are easily available worldwide.

 

Boiler system

Single Boiler

Smaller boiler for low usage.
Unable to froth milk and brew at the same time.
They are not recommended for drinkers who prefer to do mostly milk recipes like lattes or cappuccinos.
More affordable for repairs.

Heat Exchanger 

A boiler in a boiler system.
Able to froth milk and brew at the same time.
Water used for espresso is always fresh.
Better clarity in espresso.
Good for making any recipes.
More affordable for repairs.

Double Boiler

Two boilers, one for brewing and one for frothing milk.
Able to froth milk and brew at the same time.
More consistent temperature profile.
Good for any recipes.
More costly long-term repairs.

 

90% of our users prefer a heat exchanger

 

To know how to use the machines, please refer to the Newbie Starter Guide.

There’s no particular training required, but do note that spring piston espresso machines like the Bezzera Strega, will require some strength, height and physical capability to pull the lever down. It has to be handled with prudence to avoid injury and they are not suitable for petite users. Please follow the video guides closely on the Bezzera Strega product page before usage, particularly paying attention to how the handle can spring back without proper usage.

If you are going for a commercial or high traffic environment, you will require machines with rotary pumps which are rated for heavy duty usage, one exception is the Bezzera Strega TOP that doesn’t depend on the pump for extraction. For a huge traffic and think that one group is not sufficient, you can adopt having a couple of units and add-on modularly.

 

Prices indicated are for reference and should not be taken as an indication of the actual selling price. For the correct current price, please refer to the product’s page.

There are no products