One of our latest obsessions: filling up our at-home coffee corners with the prettiest (and when possible, most affordable) coffee essentials we can find! Besides cute mugs and quality coffee beans, espresso machines are among today’s most sought-after items for coffee lovers. To that, we say: Why not opt for a retro espresso machine? We were pleasantly surprised to find a wide selection of vintage machines that are both stunning and functional.
Best of all, they’re available in a range of prices that start from just ₱4,500. We’ve put together a list of the most eye-catching retro espresso machines you can find on Shopee and Lazada. Check them out below!
Retro espresso machines you can purchase online
1. This gorgeous, bang-for-your-buck espresso maker
Model name: Zzuom CM6867
Where to buy: Lazada
While this may be the most affordable retro espresso machine on this list, it’s actually got some really great reviews on Lazada. Those who’ve purchased it are more than happy with its output, especially considering its price. Buyers even shared photos of expert-looking latte art that they made with this very machine — definitely one we would recommend for beginners and espresso lovers!
2. This budget-friendly, fully automatic machine
Not really invested in all the work that comes into making your own espresso? Go for an automatic machine like this one! While looks-wise it may seem like your typical semi-automatic espresso maker, you won’t have to fiddle with things like grind size and grind amount. Creating the perfect latte art, however, will still be something you’ll have to learn by experience!
3. This eye-catching espresso machine that’s perfect for compact spaces
One of the more compact machines on this list, this particular espresso maker is perfect for those with limited space. Despite its relatively smaller size compared to other espresso machines, it’ll definitely still get the job done! (Plus, it’s certainly not bad to look at!)
4. This stunning sea green espresso machine for beginners
This machine is one I’ve personally had my eye on for a while now — and yes, its beautiful turquoise exterior is exactly what drew me in! I’d recommend this choice if you’re just getting started with making your own espresso, or if you have no particular hopes and dreams of becoming a barista. (Read: It’s definitely just a beginner-friendly machine, rather than one that’ll make you pro-level espresso!)
You can check out a customer review from a Malaysian vlog, Aqoffee here.
5. This retro-style espresso machine with a modern twist
Get you an espresso machine that can do both — and by this, we mean one that can brew espresso with ground coffee and coffee capsules! This semi-automatic machine boasts a stunning Scandinavian design, a milk frothing wand, and a cup warmer. The best part? You can enjoy all these features at a fairly reasonable price. “It makes all our coffee at my restaurant now,” one of the reviews says.
6. This retro espresso machine that’s soothing to the eyes
We’re all for pretty and fully functioning appliances under ₱10,000 — especially when it comes to espresso machines! This particular one is sold in a calming green colour, which we absolutely love. It’s so soothing to the eyes!
Above, you’ll also find that it has a cup warmer; if you prefer having your coffee piping hot, this is a function you should be looking for!
7. This espresso maker that reminds us of old-school jukeboxes
Doesn’t this retro espresso machine remind you of a vintage jukebox? It’s sold in just one colour: a gorgeous off-white that’ll easily pretty up your kitchen or coffee corner!
8. This vintage espresso machine available in three pretty pastel colours
Model name: Ariete 1389 Vintage Espresso Machine
Where to buy: Shopee
This super-cute retro espresso machine is available in three colours: blue, beige, and green! The product comes with filter baskets for both single and double shots, plus a steam wand. Latte art, here we come!
Plus points: Ariete also shares more about the product here.
9. This vintage espresso maker that’ll add to your home’s Muji aesthetic
Model name: Planit Home Espresso Maker
Where to buy: Shopee
Price: ~₱13,100 to ₱15,100
Let’s be real: anything with sleek wooden accents instantly reminds us of our fave minimalist store, Muji. If you’re all about this colour palette, this retro espresso machine should definitely be within your radar. (There’s a black and wood version, too!)
Local coffee lover Lois Cozy Life shares her first-use experience here. According to her video, the machine even comes with a bag of coffee beans and two espresso shot glasses!
10. This ’50s-inspired espresso machine you’ll instantly fall in love with
Model name: Smeg Espresso Coffee Machine
Where to buy: Lazada, Smeg Philippines Official Website
Meet one of the coffee makers of my dreams: Smeg’s vintage-inspired espresso machine. Not only is it very aesthetically pleasing — it’s sold by a trusted brand, so you can rest assured that you’re spending on a quality machine.
If you’re willing to spend a significant amount on a pretty machine sold by a not-so-credible brand, I suggest you skip that and head straight to this one. It’s available in six colours: cream, pink, pastel green, pastel blue, red, and black. (The cream is my personal fave!)
Which retro espresso machine tickles your fancy the most? Whatever you choose, we can already imagine just how exciting making your morning coffee will turn out to be!
Keep this in mind, though: An espresso machine is not something you should buy on a whim! Make sure to check reviews and find a trusted seller before finalising your purchase. Shop wisely — we hope you find your perfect match!