The gist: This super-automatic espresso machine comes with all the bells and whistles. The Magnifica is an Amazon’s Choice and has a 4.4 star rating.
For the cappuccino lover in the house, its patented system mixes steam and milk to create a rich froth. All you have to do is stick a container of milk under the nozzle and let it go to work. Then pour as much as that creamy goodness on top of your coffee as you like. For espresso aficionados, the patented “direct-to-brew” system is key. Remember what we said about the burr grinder? The Magnifica also comes with a built-in burr, which grinds your favourite beans immediately before brewing for maximum freshness. The machine has an instant reheat function which keeps it at the perfect temperature, so you don’t have to wait for your machine to reheat if you decide to go for that second cup (no matter how long you wait after the first.) The Magnifica has a 1.8 litre removable water container and a large bean container. To keep things simple, everything happens at the push of a button: choose from five different espresso strengths, cup size, and determine the fineness of the grind.
Why it’s great: The Magnifica is the lazy espresso aficionado’s dream device. It’s basically the same thing as having your local coffee shop barista make your drink for you, only you don’t have to leave your house or worry about them spelling your name wrong on your cup. Since it’s a super-automatic, it pretty much takes care of everything, from tamping, to grinding, to extracting. The only thing you really have to do is fill the containers and push a few buttons. There are so many great features on this thing, with the reheat function being a customer favourite. And the fact that it’s able to remember your favourite drink settings is just great.
The Magnifica really makes it easy for true espresso lovers to brew customised, quality espresso with little to no hassle and without feeling like a sellout for turning to a method that comprises quality.
What Amazon users have to say: It’s a beast, in a good way, and by that we mean this thing is in it for the long haul. Aside from the astounding beverage quality and ease that the machine produces, one of the most consistent comments made is that the machine will last you a while.