By analyzing the build quality, reliability, price, and features, we have thinned out the lesser quality products from our offerings. However, you will notice that some of our products and manufacturers do not meet our standards. As a result, we do not list them on our site. In fact, many manufacturers do not make the cut at all. Since 1997, we now carry at least 100 different espresso machine manufacturers to be worthy of use from 1st-line.
Please keep in mind that there is no perfect coffee machine! The reason is that there is no one to meet the needs presented by you. However, this also means that there are many options for the best espresso machine, depending on your needs. We believe that we have an offering to suit every need. Furthermore, we choose quality equipment that requires the least service calls and stress for you. There is an option for all experience levels and applications. Not sure what to choose? Then please call and speak to one of our experts for unbiased advice. Also, we have several guides available to help you choose a home espresso machine. With over 300 different products to choose from, we hope we have something to suit your needs.
We strive to keep our prices competitive while offering you the most thorough customer support in the industry. In most cases, we have prices for our products. However, in certain cases, we can not publish prices due to manufacturer’s policies. To ensure we charge you the right price, we verbally review the items and prices. Unless you request otherwise, a receipt and charge slip will usually be included with your shipment.
We want to give you the best version of an Italian espresso bar to make good coffee and espresso in your own home. Our mission is to serve the espresso enthusiasts the top home espresso machines, home coffee grinders, home coffee makers, coffee beans, and customer service. We strive to provide the best information to make the perfect cup of coffee. Finally, we draw the line between 1st and 2nd.