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Capresso 4-Cup Espresso & Cappuccino Machine

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Regular Price: $59.99

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With more milk frothing power than you can shake your 56-ounce milk pitcher at, it's no wonder that Capresso's 4-cup Espresso & Cappuccino Machine is steam driven. The Capresso 4-Cup Espresso machine's simple functionality allows for up to four shots of espresso to be extracted at once, with additional steam power to froth your milk.
Capresso 4-Cup Espresso & Cappuccino Machine

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With more milk frothing power than you can shake your 56-ounce milk pitcher at, it's no wonder that Capresso's 4-cup Espresso & Cappuccino Machine is steam-driven. The Capresso 4-Cup Espresso machine's simple functionality allows for up to four shots of espresso to be extracted at once, with additional steam power to froth your milk.

Features & Functionality of the Capresso 4-Cup Espresso Machine

  • Quad Shots!: Four-cup high-tech steam/boiler system
  • The Selector: Coffee/Steam Selector allows you to move from coffee to steaming and to adjust coffee strength to your taste
  • Panarello: Swivel frother with adjustable steam output allows you to steam large or small amounts of milk in seconds for frothing (cappuccinos) and steaming (lattes)
  • Fast: The powerful steam boiler reduces warm-up time to under two minutes, producing two to four cappuccinos or lattes in under five minutes
  • Safety First: Convenient filter holder with thumb guard for safe use
  • Light the Way: Illuminated on/off switch
  • Easy Clean: Removable drip tray for easy cleanup
Pros
  • Powerful Steam - The Capresso 4-Cup Espresso & Cappuccino machine builds up a lot of steam and is one of the few systems in this class and price range that could easily froth large pitchers of milk.
  • Four Shots - This is one of the few machines available that can do four shots in one extraction. So if quantity is important to you, this could be a good choice.
Cons
  • Steam Wand Power - While the steam-driven elements benefit the milk frothing functionality, the temperature is really too hot for an excellent shot extraction and we found the results to be a little on the bitter or burnt side.
Ease of Use 3
Ease of Care and Maintenance 3
Overall Value for the Money 3
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This machine is essentially just one closed up boiling pot of water so use extra care when operating and be sure to release all steam pressure from the wand before either opening up the boiler cap or removing the portafilter.

Tips and Tricks

IMPORTANT: Before removing the portafilter or opening up the cap on the boiler, YOU MUST RELEASE ALL THE STEAM PRESSURE. To do so, keep the machine off and simply open up the steam wand with a pitcher underneath it. Allow it to completely release all steam, then turn it off. You can now remove the portafilter or open the boiler cap safely.

Model Number 303.01
Manufacturer Jura
Width 6.5 inches
Depth 8.5 inches
Height 13.5 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 6.6000
Watts 800W
Volts 120V
Programmability No
Case Material Plastic
Boiler Material Aluminum
Cup Clearance 4.5 inches
Solenoid Valve No
Steam Wand Type Panarello Only
Cup Warmer No
Available Portafilters Pressurized
Warm Up: Brew Time 1 minute
Warm Up: Steam Time 1 minute
Boiler Design Single Boiler
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Pre-Infusion/Aroma No
Material Stainless Steel

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Capresso 4-Cup Espresso & Cappuccino Machine
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Estera asked: I just got this machine yesterday. I watched the video on this site and thought I was doing everything the same (as in the video). However, I was not able to froth the milk! There was no steam coming out, or very, very little - maybe a second or two, and then nothing... I don't know why is it doing that. Any ideas??? Jan 23, 2014
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Rich L: You may have used up all your water during the extraction. When you drain the machine afterward, is there still water in it? Have you been opening the steam valve enough? Do you return the selector slide switch all the way off before opening the steam valve? Try removing the steaming tip and pumping steam through the open tube. The tip may be clogged, in which case you will need to clean it. Use a very fine wire to reopen to small hole in the tip and make sure there is no buildup inside the tip. Feb 5, 2014
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zachary p: You have to let the machine heat up for a good 15 minutes before attempting to use it. Jan 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: After decalcifying my machine as instructed, I made a capo and noticed silver particles on top of the grounds when I took the filter/basket off to clean it. Do I need to replace my machine? I don't know if it is safe to use it. If I use spring water would it make a difference? Dec 8, 2013
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Rich L: Likely what you saw was particles of mineral sediment. You will just need to rinse more thoroughly. Another possibility is that the decalcification was not complete, and you may need to do another cycle. Feb 5, 2014
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Warranty Information for the Capresso 4-Cup Espresso Machine

What it Covers:

Jura and Capresso espresso machines, coffee makers, tea makers, grinders and milk frothers

Length:

- 1 Year (Refurbished Jura-branded equipment, all Capresso-branded equipment)

- 2 Years (New Jura-branded superautomatic espresso machines)

Who Supports the Warranty: Jura
Warranty Contact Information: 800-767-3554
Notes: Capresso-branded equipment is often replaced rather than repaired during the warranty period, whereas Jura-branded superautomatics have a repair process managed directly by the company (located on the East Coast of the US).
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No
Can SCG Repair? No

Caring for the Capresso 4-Cup Espresso Machine

  • Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal.
  • Clean the brew gasket daily with a cleaning brush.
  • Soap out water tank (if applicable) and drip tray every few days.

User Manuals for your Capresso 4-Cup Espresso Machine

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Great coffee, I am still in a learning process of using it.. Too bad u can't control just by a button of how much of coffee u need. other than that, its a great coffee maker I love it!!!!

(Posted on 8/7/12)

Nice for the price.

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My machine just died after a year of service, so I guess that's not too bad. Pls. note I only drink straight espresso. I kept the steamer arm folded out of the way.

Cons:

4 months ago it started dripping water before I put the coffee arm on even tho' the lever was in the pause position. Over the months the dripping got much worse. Being a mechanical person, I took it all apart, but couldn't take the last section apart to see what was causing the dripping. I assume it was a gasket somewhere. During the last several months the espresso became weaker.

I hate smooth round lids. You must not screw the tank lid on to too tightly or you won't be able to get it off because there is nothing to grip onto. As the pressure builds the lid will naturally tighten anyway.

The espresso doesn't come out super hot, but it never does on less expensive machines anyway, & I can taste the levels of flavors better if the espresso is less hot.

You will need a little pre-marked dip stick to measure how much water is in the tank, as there is not other way to see how much water is in there. When I would re-filled the tank, I didn't have to double check the level again w/ the dip stick because I could hear by the audio ascending pitch of the trickling water (being a musician) when the tank arrived at the full point.

Pros:

Cleaning is the easiest of any machine I've ever had.

It makes espresso quite quickly.

The filter basket is delightfully big for triple espressos if you want - which I usually did. If I needed a smaller amount, it still worked well.

You can make several espressos in a row if you release the steam through the wand before you yank the arm off.

(Posted on 7/23/12)

Impressed with Capresso

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This is the fourth of this style of small, less-fancy espresso machines I have had during my lifetime. In the few weeks I have used it so far, I am extremely impressed with the ease of use and options it provides. I really like the strength adjustment knob as it allows me to make mine strong then tone it down for my less hearty friends. Unlike others I have owned, the steam valve opens easily and allows a certain amount of control in the flow.

The main thing I do not like is only a cosmetic complaint and would not prevent me from recommending this to others, and that is the fact that the metallic top is an absolute fingerprint magnet. Other than that, my other complaints are all too typical of any small appliance made these days...the power cord is too short and it's Made in China.

That being said, I am extremely happy with my purchase of this Capresso and would definitely recommend it to others like me that want something simple and in the lower price range.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Retractable Nozzle, Quick Brewing, Great Taste

Cons:
Made in China, Short Power Cord, Fingerprint Magnet

(Posted on 12/16/11)

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