SOWTECH Foaming Compact Espresso Machine

Last updated: January 7, 2022


This espresso machine has a frothing arm to add a delicious topper to your cappuccinos and lattes. The provided carafe can hold up to four cups of coffee and is clearly marked, so you know exactly how much you're making. The single switch knob with indicator light is also welcome, as it makes the unit easy to use.

We looked at the top Espresso Machines and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Espresso Machine you should buy.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: If space is an issue in your apartment or home, you'll want to go with this compact espresso maker.

In our analysis of 51 expert reviews, the SOWTECH Foaming Compact Espresso Machine placed 11th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

EASY TO USE – Single switch knob with indicator light for easy operation with function transform-coffee/steam selector and on/off. Also, accurate temperature control can ensure the best taste. COMPACT DESIGN – The stainless steel compact design of the espresso coffee machines saves lots of space, smaller and lighter. The removable, washable drip catcher collects coffee drips and keeps brew space tidy, best for home and kitchen use. YOUR FOAM, YOUR WAY – Coffee espresso machine with frothing arm makes creamy froth to top off your cappuccinos and lattes. Velvety smooth espresso will make mornings so much better. BREW LIKE A PRO – Powerful 3.5 bar pressure espresso coffee maker can make 1-4 cups (240ml) espresso coffee and rich smooth cream. Easy-pour glass cup is clearly marked to serve the perfect amount every time, delivers a truly rich espresso in just seconds

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

if you’re really on a tight budget, then the Sowtech Espresso Machine is the best choice you have in the meantime until you can buy another machine in the future.
I definitely recommend it to anyone looking to (lightly) invest in a machine.
The powerful milk frother allows this espresso machine to make a delicious cup of cappuccino or even a latte, for that matter.
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This compact espresso machine is the perfect option for the coffee lover that wants to enjoy an espresso, cappuccino or latte, but don’t want to spend a ton or have a bunch of added extras. This simple espresso machine makes a great cup of espresso, is simple to use, and easy to clean.
The Sowtech Espresso Machine has a space-saving design that’s easy to clean and ideal for small kitchen spaces. It can make up to four espressos at once.
The very small machine also features a steaming wand which makes adequate froth. In addition, you get a lot of accessories, such as a super convenient carafe that could hold the four cups of espresso.
- Fika

What reviewers didn't like

It will function well at first but can encounter problems as time passes such as the steam failing to heat the milk. Other times, it may burn the milk and not be able to give out good milk at all. This is a fatal mistake for a product that only does half its job and can turn away interested people.
My only complaints? The steam knob is a little finicky. Make sure it is fully off or it will continue to steam.
Inconsistent results. May not create the best froth
- Fika
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