Commercial espresso machines are the big complex beasts that are able to produce hundred cups of coffee every day. These machines are fitted with millions of buttons, and numerous other knobs and levers. It could be pretty intimidating to look at them when you are using them for the first time. You can easily find these shiny behemoths on the counters at Starbucks or Peet’s Barista. It is so because they have to deliver hundreds of excellent cup of coffee in a very quick time.
One thing is for sure if you have the money you can transform the whole essence of your coffee experience in daily life.The list contains 3 top class commercial espresso machines offering truly spectacular experience to a coffee lover.


Philips Saeco RI9946/47 Xelsis Automatic Espresso Machine

The Saeco Xelsis is an absolute giant of an Espresso Machine on the first look. It measures about 20”x15”x20” and weights 47lbs. It requires a lot of space on your counter to work and is by far, one of the heaviest Espresso Machine.
Some of the features of the Philips Saeco Xelsis are:
  • The Saeco Xelsis comes with a fingerprint sensor system which enables the machine to remember all the personalized recipes you create for your cup of coffee.
  • Also, the Xelsis includes an initiative touch panel. It comes handy to customize the taste and strength of your coffee.
  • The machine also has an integrated milk carafe. It can perfectly add good quality milk froth to your cup of coffee. The milk carafe also has a built-in cappuccino tore.
  • Other important features include a hot water wand, an adjustable ceramic grinder, a bean hopper with an air tight seal, a removable 54oz water tank, an Aroma system brewing cycle and a removable coffee tray.
Besides, the machine also includes the measuring scoop, a removable drip tray, descaling solution, lubricating brew group and an automatic cleaning cycle.

Gaggia 1003380 Accademia Espresso Machine

Just like the Saeco Xelsis, the Gaggia Accademia is also a monster of a machine. Measuring around 11”x16”x14.6” and weighing 47lbs, it requires too much space on your kitchen shelf. Made out of high-grade aluminum and stainless steel, The Gaggia Accademia is stylishly designed providing the Espresso Maker with a professional look.
The Gaggia Accademia comes power packed with a wide range of features. Some of these are:
  • The Accademia is equipped with one touch buttons. These are programmable to allow you to choose the type of drink you want to have.
  • The pre-brewing system of the machine allows you to extract the maximum flavor out of your coffee grounds.
  • The Machine also includes an integrated ceramic burr grinder which is attached to a bean hopper and an aroma saver.
  • The coffee grinder is a removable part of the machine which allows easy cleaning of the device
  • The ground coffee container is an integrated part of the device.
  • The telescopic coffee dispenser is an adjustable part of the machine which means it allows us to adjust the maximum height up to 6 and ½ inches for cups of varying sizes.
  • It can deliver up to 8-10 cups of espresso on a single use.

Philips Saeco HD8856/47 Exprelia Automatic Espresso Machine

The Exprelia is another top quality product from Philips’ Saeco Espresso Machine range alongside the Xelsis. It is slightly on the lighter build when compared to the other two Espresso Machines on the list but is in no way less powerful than the other two. It measures about a respectable 14”x9.5”x16.5” in dimensions and weighs around 35lbs which means that it also requires a larger surface area to work.
The Saeco is powered packed with a lot of features just like the previous two. This includes:
  • The automatic brewing system allows you to intensify and strengthen your coffee according to you taste.
  • The Auto cleaning and de-scaling feature allows you to easily clean the machine of impurities and leftovers.
  • The brewing group is also removable. It is useful when you just have to detach it from the machine, rinse in water and clean it.
The Espresso machine also has 2 different boilers connected to two different circuits which can be used for coffee and milk simultaneously.


The purchase of a commercial espresso machine is a serious investment with a lot of money being involved. You wouldn’t want to buy an expensive machine that won’t work for so and we wish our recommendations can be a little help to you to solve your dilemma.