Best Cappuccino Maker – 2016

MrCoffeeCafeBarista

We wrote about this sweet little unit before and recommended it as the . After a bit more review we decided this unit is a great candidate for the best home cappuccino maker. It is priced below $200.00 and has a very nice automatic milk frothing unit. You need to understand that this is not the highest quality cappuccino maker on the market, but for the price it has a lot of features. We could easily recommend a $2,500 maker if you have that kind of money and want a high quality Italian unit, but for most folks the will be just fine.

You will not need to drive down to the nearest coffee shop if you own this multi-option coffeemaker – the ; the best espresso and cappuccino machine that you could ever come across. With a choice of espresso, cappuccino or latte, this coffeemaker is a dream to operate and saves you money. If there is a drink that can be made with coffee, it can be made with this Espresso machine. Pick your choice of single or double shot filter, select the coffee grounds, fill up the milk reservoir and choose your drink. The machine comes with some help – a recipe book to help you create envy-worthy coffee drinks, from Raspberry Cappuccinos to Espresso Martinis to Choco-Nutty Lattes.

Technical Specifications Table

Dimension Specifications
Height 14.6″ Length 13.2″
Width 10.6″
Gross Weight 9 lbs Shipping Weight 12.3 lbs

 

General Specifications
Amps 11.5 A Material Chrome Steel
Brand Mr. Coffee® Model BVMC-ECMP1000
Color Stainless Steel Small Appliance Type Coffeemaker
Recipes Guide Included Power 800 Watts
LED Display Yes NSF Certified Yes
CSA Certified Yes One Piece Unit No
ETL Listed Yes Voltage 110, 120 VAC
Programmable Yes Warranty 1 Year
Cleaning Cleaning cycle included Country of Manufacture U S A

 

Cappuccino Maker Features:

  • One touch control panel

The one touch control panel lets you choose from multiple options – both single as well as double shots of Cappuccino, Espresso, or Latte. It has indicator lights that glow indicating your option which makes this machine simple to operate.

  • Automatic milk frother

The milk frother takes your favorite dairy or non-dairy (soy, coconut or almond) milk and gives you an easy to drink creamy foam that is light on the taste buds. It comes with its own cleaning cycle. The frothing mechanism works by passing steam through the milk. There is no guesswork required because you can choose the intensity of frothing and let Mr. Coffee® Café Barista do the rest!

  • Removable milk reservoir

Easy to fill and clean. Great for storing leftover milk in the fridge too!

  • Adjustable cup tray accommodates taller cups

The drip tray is removable for easier cleanup. A standard-height coffee mug can fit underneath the spout. A five inches high coffee cup has to be tipped sideways to keep the drip tray in place when the machine is on. An even taller mug can fit in if you remove the drip tray. For a to-go drink, you’ll need to make the coffee in a shorter container such as a measuring cup and then transfer it to your travel mug.

  • Removable water reservoir

The removable water reservoir is easy to clean and fill. This is a compact espresso maker with a refillable water tank. This means fewer refills between brews.

  • Twenty recipe handbook

Tasty coffee treats can be now made by you at your home, saving you a trip to the neighborhood coffee shop.

 

Pros

  • Choose any brand of coffee; there is no need to opt for expensive coffee pods only
  • The 15-bar strong pump can really produce high quality, rich cream.
  • The machine automatically adjusts the amount of coffee and milk in the serving of latte/cappuccino/espresso
  • You can choose a serving size of single, double shot or custom.
  • The milk frothing can also be controlled manually if you are aware of the right proportions.
  • The milk container and its lid are both dishwasher safe.

 

Cons

  • The water as well as the milk reservoir leaks.
  • It is harder to clean compared to more expensive coffeemakers
  • Has a limited life of 12 to 14 months

 

Customer Ratings Table

Mr. Coffee® has been reviewed  562 times with an average rating of 4.1 out of five stars.

Stars Percentage of customers
5 59%
4 17%
3 6%
2 7%
1 11%

 

Verdict

The Mr. Coffee Barista Cappuccino Maker has a compact profile, looks nice, and doesn’t require too much effort. It is clearly the best espresso machine that you could lay your hands on. The manual is concise and the machine is easy to get used to. The machine may have some common performance issues that are related to the way it is manufactured, but they will be covered by the one-year warranty. It may not last for years like a more expensive espresso maker, but its competitive price makes it a good buy.

Editor's choice 2016