Krups F880 espresso maker
I own the Krups F880 espresso maker. I bought it in a regular store in the Netherlands for around 90 euros. I have the espresso maker in my possession for around two years.
I might upgrade in a while, but for now, the machines performs admirably. The espresso maker is a small unit, it will fit in every kitchen or kitchenette. Hence, the water container is also not very big.
It warms up rather quickly, because it has a small boiler and 1000W of power. Because of the small boiler, the machine also cools rapidly. Do not try to make more than three or four espresso at a time.
That being said, the little machine is great. It might be because it uses 15 bars of pressure to make coffee. It uses ground coffee for making espresso.
A pod adaptor is not available to my knowledge. For best results, use espresso coffee. I have used Illy coffee in the past and it tasted great.
Now I have a Krups coffee grinder and that works even better. The coffee beans do not go stale so quickly as ground coffee does and you can try a variety of different beans. I would recommend this machine.
It has a great quality for the price and is small enough for every home!