Automatic espresso machines—including our winner from Gaggia—can cost upwards of $600. If you’re looking for a cheaper option that still makes espresso-style coffee, the AeroPress is a great choice. These devices rely on users to heat water and grind coffee to their own specifications, making for a truly customizable experience. We recently reviewed two AeroPress models, the AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press and the Aeropress Coffee Maker. We recommend both of them for brewing espresso-style concentrate and other coffee-based drinks, and we have a few tips we figured out during testing that will help you brew stellar coffee.