Review Date - 06/25/2014
This machine makes great espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes. There is some basic espresso making knowledge that you have to know when operating, but wince you know that its super easy to use. I would highly recommend the machine for beginner espresso connoisseurs. ... read more
Review Date - 01/14/2014
I bought this machine 2 years ago and this thing works great for the price.
My drinkof choice is the carmel machiato and I estimate that I have been the household barista of over 2,000 shots using this Ec702.
I am going to buy another one. I would say that this thing would probably still be working properly but I neglected to descale the unit, and now have lime build up which has restricted the ... read more
Review Date - 03/29/2013
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 a ... read more
Review Date - 01/09/2012
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 ... read more
Review Date - 08/30/2010
all the filters are leaking coffee grinds through into the cups indifferent how fine the coffee is grounded. the results are as mentioned; you get a full mouth of coffee mud."ala Turkish stile". ... read more
Review Date - 09/03/2014
Overall the machine came in like new condition. Could only find on small cosmetic blemish on the portability handle. Extremely minor. Pulled around 30-40 shots with no issues. Only came with three pressurized portafilter baskets. No standard non-pressurized filter basket included. Packaging was excellent (non-retail) brown box. Shipping was fast even with free ground (i'm on eastern side of United ... read more
Review Date - 02/05/2014
Refurbished unit had several minor cosmetic imperfections. It was complete (except for double wall filter) and functioned perfectly. I use an Espro 58mm convex calibrated tamper as I moved up from Breville double walled filter products where tamping pressure doesn't matter. The espresso tasted better than with Breville, presumably due to more even extraction due to the wider filter. Baby seems ... read more
Review Date - 10/12/2014
We bought this machine in the Spring of 2008. It is extremely durable. While it certainly isn't smart, I have used and abused this machine. I use it every morning. It has never been descaled. I only use tap water and I have accidentally left it on all day several times.
Using the machine does take some expiramentation. I have to use very finely ground coffee, such as pre-ground Lavazza to get ... read more
Review Date - 02/16/2013
Overall, a well built upgrade to my first espresso machine, a Mr. Coffee ECMP50. If you make the transition from a pressurized, small diameter portafilter to that of a 58mm, commercial non-pressurized unit, be prepared to work for a good shot initially. After you get an idea for how the tamp pressure ought to feel and you dial in your grind size, this is a fantastic starter or initial upgrade fr ... read more
Review Date - 07/08/2010
In my opinion the em 200 is absolute garbage! The pump on the first one I owned stopped making enough pressure after about six weeks. The second one I owned failed to make enough pressure right out of the box. STAY AWAY FROM CUISINART!! ... read more
Review Date - 08/29/2013
Just a little background: I've been into espresso for a little over three years now. I've owned the Rancilio Silvia, Gaggia Classic, Pasquini Livia 90, and the list goes on. This machine was my first purchase, for $80 used on ebay. Compared to all the other machines I own and have used, this pulls the best shots hand down. I don't know why, but I could use the same exact beans / grinder and ge ... read more