- 15 bar Italian pressure pump for excellent extraction and rich crema
- Patented Slide & Lock™ filter holder makes setup easy
- Removable water reservoir and drip tray
- Swiveling steam wand for steaming and frothing milk
- Works with espresso pods or ground espresso
- Selector dial for espresso and steam functions
- Cup warmer
- Indicator lights
Dimensions (inches): 11.6 H x 9.6 W x 12 D
To make a delicious espresso, cappuccino or latte at home you only need a few things — your favorite espresso beans ground to perfection, cold milk and an affordable and expertly engineered espresso machine. Our Espresso & Cappuccino Maker not only makes a rich and flavorful cup of espresso, it has features to make the process easier in every way, from brewing to frothing to cleaning.
Brewing Espresso is Easy
If you’ve ever tried to make espresso in a home or professional machine, you’ve undoubtedly experienced blindly feeling for the spot to lock the portafilter into place. We’ve solved that problem with our patented Slide & Lock™ technology which allows you to slip the portafilter in and lock it by swiftly pulling a lever. This also cuts down on overflows and messes since you’ll know it’s always securely set.
Small Profile, Powerful Performance
This espresso machine takes up very little counter space while still delivering 15 bars of pressure. This amount of pressure is ideal for quickly steaming and frothing milk and creating a cup of espresso with a deliciously rich crema.
Froth & Warm Milk
For whipping up a cappuccino or latte, use the frothing nozzle on the right-hand side of your espresso maker. One great feature of the frothing mechanism is that it will froth continuously as long as it is in the on position and has water in the reservoir, letting you make as much warmed or frothy milk as you like. The nozzle can also be moved out and up into a comfortable position for your hand for expert frothing and warming. You’ll need a metal or ceramic cup (sold separately) to heat your milk in. Test Kitchen Tip: Always use cold milk when steaming or frothing milk for best results.
You’ll also receive two filters to go into your portafilter which are easy to remove for quick cleaning. To dump out the grounds, the portafilter has a built-in lever that you flip into place with the flick of your thumb. Keep your demitasses or favorite coffee mugs warm and ready by placing them on the cup warmer on top of your espresso machine.
Quick & Easy Cleaning
Cleaning our Espresso & Cappuccino Maker is easy, too. The scoop and tamper tool that comes with your espresso maker has a convenient wrench built into its body to remove the nozzle from your milk frother. Not only is the water reservoir removable, but so is the tray holder for easy cleaning. You can quickly dump excess grounds and water and then give each removable part a clean in warm soapy water. Dry your parts, put them back into place and you’re ready to start brewing again.
Test Kitchen Tips for Making Espresso
- For the best results, always use fresh-ground, dark, espresso roast coffee
- Espresso beans may be ground in a coffee grinder. For best results, use a coffee grinder on a fine setting. If grinding espresso in a store or using a burr mill, then use a setting that is one to two notches coarser than the espresso setting.
- The grind of the coffee will affect the taste of the coffee and how your espresso maker works. If the grind is too coarse, water will flow quickly through the coffee and result in a weaker flavor. If the grind is too fine, the flavor may be too strong or bitter, and the grounds may clog the filter.
- Grind your espresso so that it looks gritty, like salt or sand. It is too fine if it looks like powder and feels like flour. If the coffee is ground too fine, then the water will not flow through the espresso.
- If you decide to use espresso preground coffee, store the unused portion in an airtight container and keep in a cool, dark area. For best results, your preground espresso should be stored for up to a week.
- For hotter espresso, preheat the filter holder, the ground espresso filter, and the pod filter by first brewing water into the cups for a few seconds and then emptying the brew water. Just remember to be careful — the metal parts of the filter holder will be hot.
- Espresso pods make it even easier to brew a great cup of espresso and cleanup is as easy as throwing out the used pod. Pods can be purchased at many local coffee houses, specialty housewares stores or online.
- Always use cold water to make coffee. Warm water or other liquids could damage your espresso maker.
- Use filtered water to make the best-tasting espresso.