The Sage Bambino is one of the best low-cost home espresso machines on the market, in fact in my opinion this is the best home espresso machine at this kind of price tag when it comes to espresso quality and user-friendliness.
The Bambino is a different breed of machine from the lower priced popular espresso machines such as the DeLonghi Dedica, and very similarly priced machines too such as the Smeg ECF01.
Most lower cost espresso machines have a number of things in common:
- Pressurized baskets or pressurized portafilters
- High espresso pressure
- Unstable brew temperature
- No preinfusion
- Panarello steam wand
For my full review on the Bambino and also the Bambino Plus (I cover them both in one review, with comparisons) see:
Sage Bambino & Bambino Plus Review