By analyzing the build quality, reliability, price, and features, we have thinned out the lesser quality products from our offerings. You will notice that there are some products and manufacturers that do not meet our standards. As a result, we do not offer them on our site. Many manufacturers don’t make the cut at all. Since 1997, we now carry over 100 different brands to be worthy of partnering with 1st-line.
Please keep in mind that there is no “best” espresso machine. The reason is because there is no one machine to meet each and every need presented by our clients. This also means, however, that there are many candidates for “best” espresso machine depending on your needs. We believe that we have an offering to suit virtually every need. We selectively choose quality espresso machines that require the least service calls and headaches for you. There is an option for every experience level, for every application. If the amount of selections overwhelm you, please pick call and speak to one of our experts for unbiased advice. Alternatively, we have several Guides available to help you choose between our home espresso makers. With over 300 different products to choose from, we hope we have something available to suit your particular need.
We strive to keep our prices competitive, while offering you the most comprehensive customer support seen anywhere in the industry. In most cases, we publish prices for our products. However, in certain cases, we can not publish prices due to manufacturer’s policies. To ensure we charge you the correct quoted price, we verbally review the items and prices. An invoice and credit card charge slip will usually accompany your shipment, unless you request otherwise.
Giving you the atmosphere of an Italian espresso bar in your own home is what we do. We serve the espresso enthusiasts nationwide with top grade machines, components, coffee beans, and customer service. Our simple mission is to select and provide the best, highest quality home espresso machines, coffee grinders, coffee makers, and information. We draw the line between 1st and 2nd.