Built-In Or Portable Expresso Machine For Your Kitchen?

We love coffee. Since you are here, there is a huge chance that you also love coffee. The truth is that there are hundreds of options that are currently available for those that want an espresso machine in the kitchen and there is practically no reason why you should not consider the opportunity since it can add so much to the room’s overall design.

When you choose your new espresso machine, you will think about so many things from water storage and frothing capabilities to storage and capacity. No matter what you like or do not like, at the end of the day you will find yourself choosing between portable and built-in espresso machines.

Both of these can look stunning in your kitchen. However, they do have pros and cons. Contrary to what you may believe, they are definitely both space efficient.


Built-In Espresso Machines

If your main focus is put on design, the built-in espresso machine has to be considered. It helps you to maintain a truly cohesive and clean overall design. It is ideal for furniture that is custom designed and you can end up with a natural décor integration.

You want to choose these if you want the machine to look as if it is a part of the design and you do not want the coffee maker to stand out. It is ideal for contemporary and modern interiors that strive for simplicity.

The problem is that when you choose such a built-in machine, you will not be able to easily replace it. You would need to get an exact model match, similar dimensions or modify your furniture. It is also tougher to clean the espresso machine. There is not much movement freedom and you are truly restricted.

Portable Espresso Machines

KRUPS EA8250 Espresseria Fully Automatic Espresso Machine
KRUPS EA8250 Espresseria Fully Automatic Espresso Machine

The portable machines are a lot more practical. They are usually really compact and you will have no problems in moving them from one place to another. You can even take them outside or to another room if this is what you want.

The problem in being compact is obviously the fact that capabilities are fewer and capacity is smaller. You do gain access to all features you need and you have a perfect match if you do not want to accommodate a big crowd.

It is easy to clean a portable machine as it is designed to easily be taken apart. A thorough cleaning is not at all difficult and installation is so simple.


At the end of the day everything boils down to budget, design related wishes and personal desires. If you can incorporate a built-in espresso machine in the design of your kitchen, it is the best option in terms of interior design appeal. If you do not have space or you cannot actually afford the built-in option, the portable opportunity is one that you will appreciate.