Short on counter space, but love the idea of making a latte or cappuccino in your very own home? Let us introduce you to our new little friend – the Capresso EC PRO! Small in size, but not short on essentials, this machine has everything you need to brew a satisfying shot of espresso or delightful latte.
Features & Functionality of the Capresso EC PRO
- Pump Boiler System: Keeps water at optimal temperature for when you are ready to brew.
- Cup Warmer: Use the integrated cup warmer to heat your cups prior to brewing.
- Powerful Frother: Create rich and foamy milk based drinks with this impressive frother.
- Removable Water Tank: The 42 oz. water tank is portable for easy filling.
- Portafilter Options: This machine comes with two separate portafilters. Users can enjoy making espresso with the standard double spout, while curious home baristas can hone their skill with the naked version.
|How Does it Compare?||This machine has comparable functionality to the EC100, but with a more modern, sleeker look.|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||13.0000|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel/Plastic|
|Cup Clearance||3 inches|
|Reservoir Size||42 ounces|
|Available Portafilters||Bottomless, Pressurized|
|Warm Up: Brew Time||1 minute 15 seconds|
|Warm Up: Steam Time||45 seconds|
|Boiler Design||Single Boiler|
|Water Sources||Reservoir/Internal Tank|
|Auto Shut Off||No|
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People on the web complaining that after 6-8 months it starts leaking from the brew head.
I heard that the brew head of this machine is made of plastic (colored in chrome). Is this true?
I've gone through several machines and this is by far the best, most user friendly and idiot proof one I've used. .I love it.
Overall, I'm impressed with the steamer on this machine, and I enjoy steaming my milk in the morning. It's what makes this whole process fun!
I'm not familiar with the EC100, but I bought an EC Pro four months ago and love it. It appears the major difference between the two models is that the EC Pro heats to two temperatures, a lower one for espresso and a higher temp for steam. I suspect that this results in getting hotter drinks from the EC Pro. It may also help when making specialty drinks where any thing added to the drink cools it down a bit. However, because it only has one boiler, it does complicate making multiple drinks a little: do you brew all the expresso first, then steam milk or do you make one drink at a time?
The EC Pro has a very basic frother - or perhaps 'traditional' is a better term. I don't recall the "technical" terms, but it looks like the EC 100 has a fitting that incorporates air for you, whereas with the EC Pro you will have to learn how to froth the milk (if you don't already know. Since I had never used an espresso machine before getting this machine, it took a little practice to learn the technique. The seattlecoffeegear videos helped - a lot!)
Also, you never want to brew espresso on 'steam." Gaaack! So, I always turn the temp down when I power off the machine, unplug it, and remove the portafilter when I done. That reduces the odds that I'll steam the espresso the next time.
Hope this helps. I make 2 or three lattes a day and so far I've had no problems. I'm definitely not a coffee snob, though. I just prefer lattes to brewed coffee with whatever dairy product is available!
Incidentally, I've had mine for over a year and it still works great. The one I bought from SCG a few months ago was a gift for a friend. That's how much I liked mine. It's a great little machine for the money and I'd recommend it to anyone for a starter on the way to the joys of home espresso creation. I use mine every morning and it still makes me a great cappuccino every time (and learning to use the "bottomless" filter is key). Couldn't be happier although if it ever does stop working I'll likely drop a wad on a little more of a pro machine as I am now an addict. Then again as long as it keeps performing as it has up till now, it ain't going anywhere.
Hope this helps!
I am from Canada and have a Cuisinart EM 100C, which appears to be very similar to this machine. I was just wondering what sort of grinder you would recommend for a machine like this? I am a student, and would be looking for something under $100.
Thank you for your time,
The only parts that might come in contact with hot water seem to be the heating element, the "force screen" & the portafilter portion that is in contact with the coffee & those are all metal. The steaming wand is all metal, too. The plastic portions are the water tank, as you mentioned, & the lower portion of the drip tray.
I'm wondering how this little machine compares to the gaggia classic?
This definitely caught my eye when browsing the site for an espresso machine - as did the gaggia.
1) The EC Pro is definitely better than the Poemia or the EC100? In terms of time, the EC Pro looks very solid, but if I make the regular maintenance tasks it will last more than the Poemia ? (I've read that sometimes the Poemia stop working really fast or a lot of people having problems with just month of regular use)
2) I'm not professional but I want to learn thats why I'm so interested on this one because of the wand, it's not panarello, but there is another one better than this one? Because of the price, the 5 stars rating here and 4.5 on Amazon, the nude portafilter and the wand I mean, I've tried to look something better or with the same to offer and I can't but, you guys knows best and thats my question, There is something better for a starter? If you have to make a top 10 or 5 of the better for starters under 400$ it will helps A LOT, thanks I' watched all your videos and I love it, Gail is so funny.
Warranty Information for the Capresso EC PRO
|What it Covers:||
Jura and Capresso espresso machines, coffee makers, tea makers, grinders and milk frothers
- 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 EC PRO
- Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal.
- Clean the brew gasket with a cleaning brush daily.
- Wipe frothing wand with a damp cloth after each use.
- Soap out water tank and drip tray every few days.
- Good for occasional use, but...Review by Jack
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I like the machine and it was a definite upgrade from previous ones, but the leaking problem is an issue. I pull at least three shots daily from the EC, so we use the machine quite frequently. I think if it was more of a casual machine, the problem might not exists, but it is happening now and I don't know what I plan to do to stop it. Currently, the leak is not making its way into the shot, so I'm continuing to use the machine.
With the amount of expresso that my wife and I drink, I probably need to upgrade again, but pricing is a very big concern for us. So we'll keep this machine until the leak becomes unbearable and then move on.
It's rather disappointing, and I think this is a design flaw with all the comments I have read. I understand the Capresso customer service is very good, but I have yet to check in with them, since my machine is now out of warranty.
Still, the expresso is good and the steam, though slower than I would like, is still very efficient and makes great lattes. (Posted on 2/5/2016)
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