Drinking coffee is a way to slow down the rush of life when needed, or the surrounding pressures seem to reach saturation, stress, fatigue.
People like to spend a quiet time sipping coffee slowly.
With the desire to bring customers the best quality coffee cups, Capresso has introduced many products of warmly welcomed coffee machines.
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- #1 Capresso 117.05 Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine EC50
- #2 Capresso 124.01 Ultima Pro Programmable Pump Espresso Machine
- #3 Capresso 116.04 Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine EC100
- #4 Capresso 119.05 Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine
- #5 Capresso 488.05 Team Pro Plus Coffee Maker
- #6 Capresso 405.05 12 Cup Perk Coffee Maker
- #7 Capresso 403.05 Perk, 8 Cup Coffee Maker
- #8 Capresso 435.05 10 Cup Thermal Coffee Maker ST300
- #9 Capresso 425 On-the-Go Personal Coffee Maker
#1 Capresso 117.05 Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine EC50
The Capresso 117.05 is likely the best espresso maker you can get for under $100.
You can consistently make fantastic espresso, and this machine provides enough pressure to produce an incredible crema as well.
It heats up relatively quickly, and the water reservoir holds a sufficient amount of water.
There is always a nice layer of it on top. Once the water is warm, you can toggle from making the coffee to steam without waiting.
The only real negative is that after making an espresso, the filter that holds the espresso grounds doesn’t run all the water through.
And rather than being a sort of hockey puck-like formation of old beans, it’s more like a soup.
Only another con we think is the amount of space between the tray and where the coffee comes out is relatively limited.
You can’t fit a big tall coffee cup in there.
One other thing to be aware of which we find common among these machines is to ensure max temperature.
You are supposed to run just water through the device each time before making the espresso.
It says this heats all parts and adds 10 – 13 degrees to the actual espresso.
It’s not the fanciest machine in the world, nor is it the best quality construction-wise, but it’s hard to beat for this segment price.
#2 Capresso 124.01 Ultima Pro Programmable Pump Espresso Machine
Its great, sleek, simple, clean appearance will make a deep impression for anyone to see it.
Like other coffee machines, all buttons are on the front. Therefore, it can’t be easier to brew tasty coffee like coffee shops.
Beautiful and delicious shots of espresso pulled — bold, smooth, gorgeous crema.
A special thing that you like is an available separate tamper in the parcel. The machine tamps the shot when you insert the portafilter.
This could also be considered a con if you enjoy the whole experience, and tamp your shots.
The process of heating is super fast, in under ten seconds (more like five), for everything – just pulling shots or even steaming milk.
Also, you can pull several double shots of espresso before having to refill the water compartment.
If you want to rinse your machine quickly after each espresso-making session, you can use a damp cloth to clean the steam wand, flush the portafilter.
Then re-insert it and run a couple of empties to clean out the residual coffee in the machine, keep the water compartment full, etc. You will have no issues.
#3 Capresso 116.04 Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine EC100
This little machine is excellent for people loving coffee latte and espresso. The coffee comes out flavorful, and the steam system is compelling.
The machine is very compact, hefty, and tight makes excellent crema espresso for you to use it daily.
The Capresso heats up very quickly, so it is easy to make a few cups one after the other. Beside, clean-up is quick and easy.
They’re inexpensive compared to others. Cleaning baskets and holders are necessary over time. To those who complain about cup size, this is the European standard.
Crate & Barrel has the cups displayed above, next to their Capresso display model. These espresso cups are designed for American use.
For those that want a “big” cup – remove the metal insert tray at the bottom and place your container there. Replace the overflow before turning off the steam.
#4 Capresso 119.05 Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine
It is an excellent product with its price. You will love the appearance with actual stainless steel housing, not plastic covered with steel, beautiful, substantial cup warming area on top of the machine.
Portafilter does a great job of even pressure, even espresso flow through both external holes.
In this machine, there is one pressurized sieve and one non-pressurized sieve.
The later allows for more advanced techniques while the pressurized allows for quick espresso-making without needing to worry about perfect tamping pressure and bean grind size.
Green ready light sounds silly, but I find it more intuitive than the other options out there such as the standard red light goes out when available.
This machine is designed with easy single turn knob for brewing and separate single turn knob for steam.
All steel steam wand, with plastic frothing attachment (cover), again allows for more advanced techniques if wanted by removing the plastic sheet.
A lot of machines at this price allow for only one option here.
And of course, nothing is perfect, and this machine is, too. According to us, the portafilter is a very tight fit. You will have difficulty when trying to remove it.
#5 Capresso 488.05 Team Pro Plus Coffee Maker
This machine is one of the best coffee makers and grinders of all products of Capresso.
That it is straightforward to use and clean is one of the reasons why you should have one on your counter kitchen.
The clean grinder cycle, after grinding beans, does a good job clearing the beans and grinder.
Excellent quality grinder. No problem with grinding oily beans, or with the bean container lid staying on, as others mentioned.
No real problem is cleaning the grinder, and it’s much more comfortable than the old TS.
Also, the water container doesn’t balance well when sitting on the countertop, so you have to be careful not to tip it over when filling it.
Capresso needs to do a better job of QC. It would be nice if the inner lip/ring that the removable grinder top piece fits on was more comfortable to clean.
It is a circular groove, and it’s hard to get the grounds out since it is recessed into the machine (would have to use a vacuum to get it all).
The basket container does not open very far, so it’s tight to get the basked out for cleaning.
#6 Capresso 405.05 12 Cup Perk Coffee Maker
You would be pleased to find a ‘stainless steel’ percolator that includes what appears to be a stainless basket and stem.
It appears to be well made, and It’s also a nice-looking pot with a blue light that comes on when the coffee is ready.
Coffee brewed in the Capresso was hot, and many people love a cup of HOT coffee! And sometimes you can smell did not notice a metallic taste that was mentioned in another review.
However, make sure to initially allow water to boil in the pot and let it sit for a while to clean it before using it to brew coffee.
The Capresso is made in China like everything else, so perhaps the stainless used isn’t food grade?
That’s an interesting point and something to consider or verify. For example: If 405, the number following Capresso stands for the type of stainless steel used, and not the model number, 405 stainless is ferritic stainless steel.
Type 405 contains 12% chromium with aluminum added to prevent hardening. Ferritic stainless steels generally have better engineering properties than austenitic grades but have reduced corrosion resistance, because of the lower chromium and nickel content.
They are also usually less expensive. Ferritic stainless steels have a body-centered cubic crystal system and contain between 10.5% and 27% chromium with very little nickel if any, but some types can contain lead.
As for the weak brew, perhaps it needs a longer perk time or a different stem basket to resolve the fragile coffee issue.
#7 Capresso 403.05 Perk, 8 Cup Coffee Maker
It looks great, does a great job, and is quiet when in warm mode and not that loud when perking.
First, it’s a lovely perk and makes good coffee. However, compared to other methods of perking, it does fall short.
You are in complete control, the speed of the perk, time, etc. However, you do have to attend it the whole time.
Like modern-day percolators, the holes in the Capresso percolator are too big which allows grounds in the coffee.
The downside is it does take about 16 minutes to brew 8 cups, which I didn’t mind. It perks too hard.
So bigger holes or in this case, slots are needed, which means more grounds in the coffee. You can give it more than ample time at the end of the cycle to drain the basket.
Be careful when you remove the lid, the basket can be still full of coffee water.
No amount of coaxing with a spoon handle would allow it to finish draining.
We do not recommend filters for this percolator. Just put up with a few grounds as with all perked coffee you.
As for the weak brew, perhaps it needs a longer perk time or a different stem basket to resolve the soft coffee issue.
Overall, we highly recommend it to you.
#8 Capresso 435.05 10 Cup Thermal Coffee Maker ST300
Looking at this Capresso, you can feel it sturdy, handsome, fast and affordable, with a great design, although this model is shorter than some of the other models,
Many people choose it partly because its size is a bit more modest than the behemoths on the market that look out of proportion in many kitchens.
It is difficult to empty water from the carafe into the reservoir because the water reservoir is at the back of the machine.
The thermal carafe keeps the coffee hot for a couple of hours, so there’s no cooking your coffee on a hot burner to keep it warm. The pot pours perfectly with no drips or spills.
It can show the good, strong, robust coffee tastes. Also, you like the stainless carafe. It has a nice pour spout, and you do not have to remove the carafe lid to pour a cup.
The “coffee’s done” alarm on this thing can be heard two rooms away – clearly and loudly.
Last, no need to spend big dollars on big names. This great little machine from a boutique maker is all you need.
#9 Capresso 425 On-the-Go Personal Coffee Maker
The Capresso makes a great cup of coffee. You can adjust the strength to your personal preference and, if you use a coffee grinder, you can also change the coarseness of the grind.
At first, we thought the coffee tasted odd until we realized that we were used to creamer flavored bitter water from the Keurig.
Nevertheless, there are a couple of things which the customers should know.
The water does not fully drain when making a cup of coffee, so if you use the mug to refill the reservoir, it will overflow out of the back of the machine and make a mess.
You should use a measuring cup to put in 11 ounces of water rather than other sizes. Also, the coffee continues to drip for a minute after it is done the brewing.
To avoid a mess, you should either leave our cup for an extra minute or put an empty cup in its place to catch the drippings.