is the Capreeso Cafe Pump a good unit, if not, why?
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An affordable brewing option, the Jura-Capresso Cafe Pump Espresso & Cappuccino Machine is sure to delight coffee lovers. Even with Thermoblock technology, providing 16 bars of pressure—ideal for espressos; this machine is also surprisingly compact. Its space-saving design makes the Jura-Capresso Pump Espresso & Cappuccino Machine ideal for apartment and home use.
This Capresso model's unlimited steam output capacity is ideal for frothing—making cappuccinos and lattes with ease. The hot water switch, on the other hand, caters to tea and Americano lovers. And, with two portafilter spouts available on the machine, you'll be able to fluctuate between brewing one or two shots of espresso with no problems!
Additional benefits of the Capresso Café include an integrated metal cup warmer, concealed storage compartment, and user-friendly swivel frother. Best of all, the machine's removable 48 oz water container and detachable drip tray makes clean-up fast and easy!
If you would like to know a little about the many types of espresso machines we sell, this would be a good video to get you started. This video covers the machines we sell and based on your lifestyle, what you like to drink, and ease of use. It will give you an overview of different espresso machines and help you determine which one best suits to your needs.
I would watch the video and focus on a particular kind of machine—prosumer, semi-automatic, and super-automatic to decide which kind is ideal for you. Then, you can go and look at individual models to get a better idea of exactly what you want. Of course, if you narrow it down to a few espresso machines and are still undecided, give us a call and we would be glad to help!
|Dimension - Width (Inches)||11|
|Dimension - Height (Inches)||11.5|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches)||8|
|Housing Materials||ABS Plastic|
|Drip Tray Material||ABS Plastic|
|Drip Tray Cover Material||Stainless Steel|
|One Touch cappuccino|
|One Touch Cappuccino||No|
|Steam Wand Style||Commercial Style|
|Wand Movement||Pivot Side to Side|
|Usable Length (Inches)||2|
|Height Off Counter (Inches)||2.5|
|Number Of Holes||1|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed||Reservoir|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz)||48|
|Water Level Visible||Yes|
|Type Of Controls||Push Button/ Dial|
|Commercial Filter Baskets Included||No|
|Pressurized Filter Baskets Included||Yes|
|Ground, E.S.E. Pod And Capsule Compatible||Ground Only|
|Bottomless Portafilter Available||No|
|Capsule / Pod Friendly||No|
|Number Of Boilers||1|
|Brew Boiler Data|
|Brew Boiler Type||Thermoblock|
|Brew Boiler Watts||800|
|Brew boiler Volume (Oz)||Low|
|Brew Boiler Material||Stainless Steel Lined Aluminum|
|Brew Boiler Heater Location||External|
|Maximum Pressure (Bar)||16|
|Self Priming Pump||Yes|
|Descaler Used||Urnex Cleancaf|
|Country Of Manufacture||Switzerland|
This is a great little espresso machine. It's no Rocket or Isomac, but you would have to look hard and far to find a better value for your dollar. The operation is simple and easy. No temperature surfing or any of that stuff here. It's a thermoblock unit. Milk steaming/frothing is easy if you remove the panerello device from the steam wand. Once purged it has as much pressure that you will ever need. It is better than my Isomac Venus with this. Yes this machine is made of plastic in China. BUtr once you get over that you can get good cappuccinos here. The bottom line is that this is worTh twiCe thE price. My original reason for buying this unit was that the water reservoir fills from the front/left side with the steam wand on the right hand side. If you have cabinets to work around this might be important to you, too. The down and dirty is that this machine perfoerms as advertised. If you, as I, are mainly into milk based drinks this machine will do what you want. If you are only interested in the God Shot of espresso spend your thousands elsewhere. Enjoy.
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Less than 1 month
After returning from Italy, I set out to find a GOOD espresso machine that I could afford. From everything I was reading online, I concluded that I had to spend at least $600 to get a decent espresso machine. Then I visited a local kitchen shop that specializes in coffee, and the recommended the Capresso Classic Luxe for $199 and the Capresso Infinity grinder for $100. I was extremely pleased with this combination and used it daily for 3 years until the machine started leaking badly around the portafilter. I went back to that same shop to buy another one, but they informed me that it was no longer made and I should get this new replacement, The Capresso Cafe. On their advice, I purchased it and took it home. This machine was HORRIBLE, not even close to the Classic Luxe. First off, it was all plastic and just felt cheap. The Classic Luxe at least had a little weight to it. The espresso was watery with little crema. The foamer just produced a cup full of bubbles. After 4 or 5 tries, I boxed the machine up and took it back for a refund. Now I am back to looking at $600 machines... leaning towards the Rancilio Silva V3.
Less than 1 month
Don't buy it.
Peet's, local roast
Capresso Classic Luxe
Will this machine make a decent crema? How well does the frothing function work? I am looking for an entry level machine to break away from a steam driven makers and am wondering if this would be a good choice?
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