Are you sick of spending between four and eight dollars on specialty coffees every day? Do you wish there was a cheaper and better option? Well, you’re in luck because there is! You should start looking into investing in an automatic espresso machine for your home. They are super easy to use and will save you hundreds of dollars that you spend every month at those coffee shops where the barista isn’t even that cheerful. (Come on, you work with caffeine all day, how can you not be cheery?)
This is by far your best choice when it comes to at-home automatic espresso machines. With over 10-different easy to use and noteworthy features, you’ll never hop back into that over-priced coffee shop again.
We’ll start by telling you that the 6.1 fl. Oz (1.8L) removable water tank is a convenient top-fill tank and comes with a handle. It even has a removable & easily replaceable water filter so we can be sure that you’re getting the purest and cleanest cup of novelty coffee you desire.
The 1600W thermocoil heating system circulates the water though a heated coil, which heats the water on-demand. This makes for better temperature consistency and an all around better flavored coffee. It’s commercial style portafilter spouts a 54mm tamper that is stored magnetically on the machine, but is easily removed for easy tamping.
One of the select features of this appliance is the dry pluck feature. Not every machine has this. Actually very few do. This removes excess water from the ground coffee in the filter basket. It might not seem like much to you, but the clean up is SO MUCH EASIER this way.
Another amazing feature that is not always on an automatic espresso machine is the espresso pressure gauge. This helps you monitor espresso extraction pressure, so you know whether the espresso is being over or under extracted. Talk about making a perfect cup! No mistakes will be made with this bad boy.
The volumetric control function allows you to set the volumes of the cups you want to make. These can be reprogrammed for when you start to spice things up a bit and try out new recipes. It’s easy to manually over-ride the preset volumes and then program them to your customized settings. You usually only have to do this once, unless you really start going crazy with the various concoctions.
The steam wand. Yes, you get your own steam wand. This is used for effortless milk frothing for making lattes and cappuccinos. It swivels 360 degrees to accommodate a variety of different sized frothing jugs.
For easy-clean up, this automatic espresso machine comes with the removable drip tray, which also has an “EMPTY ME!” indicator, so you’ll never have to worry about forgetting to take it out.
Overall the machine is really well made and super efficient. It is 23 pounds, so don’t plan on carrying this off your top shelf every morning. Please read the instructions before you use it. Although it’s not easily breakable, to know what you are doing and to do it properly, you should read the instructions. It’s a great machine once you get the hang of it.
- easy clean up
- volumetric control
- steam wand
- dry pluck
- takes practice to get it right