Can an expert or user of this machine comment about ESE pod compatibility. The manual speaks about 40mm pods which I think are not ESE.
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Affordable and easy to use, the Jura-Capresso EC100 Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine is a great choice for beginners. This versatile model can accommodate pods and ground espresso as well as steam and froth milk for lattes and cappuccinos. Brewing and frothing functions are made easy, with the EC100’s simple controls; just turn the knob, located on the front panel of the machine, to alternate between the two.
Thanks to its compact dimensions, you won’t have any trouble making room for the EC100. However, don’t let its diminutive size fool you, this espresso and cappuccino maker come equipped with a powerful 15-bar pump and stainless-steel lined ThermoBlock heating system. Not just a work horse, the Jura-Capresso EC100 has a handsome design that really shines, thanks to well-placed stainless-steel accents. This model comes with a one-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.
The Capresso EC100 comes with two sieves, one accommodates ground espresso and the other works with pods. The machine is fed by a removable 46-ounce water tank and has a self-locking filter holder with thumb guard for your convenience.
The steam wand can swivel side to side, allowing you to accommodate different sized frothing pitchers with ease. Leave the frothing sleeve attached to froth or remove it to steam as needed.
The EC100 has an integrated stainless steel cup warmer and simple indicator lights to help you navigate machine functions. The machine’s controls are all accessible from the front for hassle-free use. This model uses 1350 watts of power.
Today, Zack and I will introduce you to the Capresso EC100 Pump Espresso & Cappuccino Machine. This is a great little machine for the money and, in this video, we’ll show you how to pull some great shots and steam milk for lattes and cappuccinos. We had fun getting to know the Capresso EC100 and I hope you enjoy watching the video.
Spring is just around the corner and with it comes extended daylight hours. If you've been cooped up all winter, now is the time to take advantage of the longer days. To make sure you get the most of your spring days, we're back with our picks of solid espresso machines sure to give you perfect pick-me-up brews. Best of all, there's a machine for every budget!
One of our newest semi-automatic machines, the Capresso EC100, proves that you can make good espresso and cappuccino without breaking the bank. This Espresso and Cappuccino Machine comes in under $150, yet does not scrimp on the features and benefits. Peel back the attractive polished black panels and you'll find a powerful 15-bar pump, capable of extracting crema-rich espresso. The EC100 is also backed by a stainless steel ThermoBlock heating system for respectable temperature stability.
This Capresso model is a great starter machine, can accommodate pods as well as ground espresso. Like milk-based beverages? The EC100 has creative milk solutions to deliver rich cappuccinos and lattes. This model comes with a unique frothing attachment, leave it in place to froth or detach it from the wand to steam.
Designed to make brewing and frothing hassle free, the Capresso EC100 features exceedingly simply controls. This machine is a solid choice for beginners. It even features a handsome exterior, with stainless steel accents, to ensure that it'll look great on your kitchen counter.
Our mid-range machine spotlight is a true classic. The Gaggia Classic is one of our most popular semi-automatic espresso machines. Costing just under $400, the Gaggia Classic gives you, arguably, the best value for your money. Though it is designed for home use, the Classic has a slew of high-end features including a commercial-grade brew group and chrome-plated brass portafilter as well as dual heating elements and a three-way solenoid valve. These features help to create a very impressive brewing experience.
One of the qualities that differentiates the Gaggia Classic from its peers is the remarkably quick warm-up time; from a cold start this machine is ready to brew in roughly 5 minutes. You'll also get three portafilter baskets—a pressurized, non-pressurized and pod basket. This allows the Classic to be completely flexible and accommodate a wide range of brewing preferences. Due to its flexibility and impressive capabilities, along with a history of reliable performance, the Gaggia Classic has earned a devoted following, one which includes our very own sales rep. Mike R. In fact, he has even written a blog contemplating whether or not the Classic is the perfect machine.
This Gaggia model is recommended for value-conscious espresso lovers. The Classic has a nice stainless steel housing unit that makes for easy cleaning and maintenance; Gaggia has done a great job of integrating very utilitarian features into this compact machines.
If you're looking to duplicate café quality results at home, the Expobar Brewtus IV may be the perfect machine for you. This prosumer espresso machine is a brewing and frothing marvel. Engineered for complete temperature stability, the Brewtus IV has dual copper boilers backed by 1250-watt heating elements. Since one boiler is dedicated exclusively to brewing and the other is used for steaming, frothing and dispensing hot water, the Brewtus IV can meticulously control its environment to deliver temperature appropriate espresso. A Gicar PID control takes it one step further, letting you adjust boiler temperatures to create optimal extraction conditions for any kind of roast.
This prosumer favorite operates using a vibration pump and comes equipped with a steam boiler switch. The switch is unique to Expobar; it will let you turn off the steam boiler and run just the brew boiler. Doing so will decrease warm-up time. With the steam boiler deactivated, the Expobar Brewtus IV can be ready to brew within 15 minutes of a cold start.
As you can see, a good espresso machine and can be had with any budget. Don’t get overwhelmed by your choices; give our Sales Department a call, our trained representatives can match you up with the perfect machine!
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)||8.25|
|Dimension - Height (Inches)||11.75|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches)||10.25|
|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||Pannarello Like|
|Wand Movement||Pivot Side to Side|
|Usable Length (Inches)||2.5|
|Height Off Counter (Inches)||4|
|Number Of Holes||1|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed||Reservoir|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz)||46|
|Water Level Visible||Yes|
|Type Of Controls||Dial|
|Passive / Active||Passive|
|Material||Chrome Plated Brass|
|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||1350|
|Brew boiler Volume (Oz)||Low|
|Brew Boiler Material||Stainless Steel Lined Aluminum|
|Brew Boiler Heater Location||External|
|Maximum Pressure (Bar)||15|
|Self Priming Pump||Yes|
|Initial Heat Up (Seconds)||60|
|Time To Steam 8 Oz Milk (Seconds)||120|
|Sound Level - Brewing (Db)||70|
|Descaler Used||Urnex Cleancaf|
|Country Of Manufacture||Switzerland|
Rated 3 out of 5
Has owned for:
1 - 6 months
We LOVE good espresso! I also am thrifty financially! So......we had a Capresso Espresso machine for about 12 years. Loved it! That's why we looked into Capresso when it needed replacing. Got his machine, knowing we could return it if not happy. I had read unfavorable reviews about how it produced too much crema and not enough espresso. This was in fact the case :( So, we called Capresso and they recommended trying a coffee ground with a burr grinder. Well, waa-laa....that did it. Now we get a nice blend of both crema & espresso. The size and look of the machine are perfect for our kitchen. I am not thrilled about the little notch on the basket that needs to be lined-up with the handle, but am getting used to it. Enjoyin' espresso again :)
1 - 6 months
convenience, speed of use, quality of espresso for the price!
use burr ground coffee
starbucks & trader joes
take the little notch off the coffee basket....not really sure of it's purpose. also the platform for cup that collects espresso vibrates a bit and moves away from the stream of the espresso. guess i could use a heavier cup, but like my small stainless steel one.
Capresso...older model ???
tried blade grinder now use burr grinder!
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