Best for Replacing Your Barista: Breville Oracle
Credit: Photograph by Plamen Petkov

This impressive semiautomatic Breville Oracle, available stateside in January, doses and tamps automatically with no mess. Separate steam and espresso boilers keep the water temperatures precise for their functions. A low-pressure pre-infusion gives grounds a chance to bloom before brewing – essential for perfect extraction. (If you can't wait until early next year, try the currently available Breville BES900XL semiautomatic machine instead.)  [$2,000;]