Coffee BVMC-EM6701SS Espresso Maker and Cappuccino Machine - Silver. Rarely used, in very good shape.
Java shop-quality drinks in the comfort of home like a true barista with the Mr. Coffee One-Touch CoffeeHouse Espresso and Cappuccino Machine.
The espresso machine features an Italian 19-bar pump to extract rich, robust flavors and the thermocouple heating system delivers fast, evenly-heated water. The automatic milk frother whips up your favorite milk into a light and airy cream foam to perfectly top-off your coffee drink.19-bar italian pump deliver ideal pressure to extract robust coffee flavors. Easy 1-button interface takes guesswork out of controlling espresso maker. Select single or double shots of espresso with a simple one-button press. Thermocouple heating system evenly heats water for piping-hot drinks. Automatic milk frother whips any milk into a light, creamy froth. Dimensions: 13 in (D) x 10.6 (W) in x 14.3 (H).
But it's turned me into a Latteholic! Some perspective: I live in the Pacific Northwest where coffee is worshiped like a God. Where you can't swing an empty mug without hitting a coffee house, drive through espresso place, or a roaster. Where making a lousy espresso can get you run out of town.For 15 years I've owned an Italian Super Automatic Espresso machine and when it finally went to the big coffee house in the sky I darned near cried - I was crushed. I'm retired now, and couldn't drop that kinda coin on a replacement, so I shopped for manual machines knowing I'd probably end up pining for the good ol' days with my Super Automatic. Saw this Mr Coffee machine, and since lattes are my drink of choice, decided to give it a try. I don't miss my old trusty Italian machine the slightest bit. I love this Mr Coffee machine THAT much!
I used to have a latte or two in the a. And that's was it, I was satisfied. Now, I find this machine has me craving Lattes several times a day and decafs in the evening. I've had to double my milk budget.
I find when combined with a good burr grinder, the Mr Coffee Coffeehouse makes a much more flavorful drink than my expensive Super Automatic did, and using less coffee. I think my wife is getting tired of hearing me say how much I love this machine. Also, FWIW, I like the looks of the machine and it certainly seems well made. Yes, the frother is a little loud, but not any more so than the grinder on my old Super Automatic, just makes noise a little longer.
Unfortunately I've found the sound causes a Pavlovian response and starts me drooling in anticipation. ^ I like having one latte with one type of bean, then another with a different roast. Note in the photo my four little airtight containers for four different ground coffees Yeah, don't tell the hard cores I pregrind a couple days worth of beans - gasp! My lattes are large and my the tall glass I use won't fit in the machine, but I use the stainless steel milk frothing pitcher from my old machine to brew into then pour it into the glass.
If you've never done it before it'll take a little experimenting to get the right grind. Too fine and the coffee will just barely drip from the portafilter, too course and it will come out looking watery.
Just right and you'll get a golden, or dark golden thickish looking stream. Grounds should look like a little finer than granulated sugar. Try to pack the grounds with the same pressure each time.
There's a little bit of skill involved but the results are worth it. It can be done, you just brew a shot - or two - into a cup(s), dilute with hot water and you have an Americano. Depending on how strong you like your coffee, you'll get one or two cups before you need to dump the used grounds (puck in espresso terms), reload and brew again.
It is NOT a machine that makes a pot. In conclusion I'll add a little irony to my review. I grew up in a coffee drinking household, and I remember electric and stove top perk brewers in the 50s and 60s. As a teenager in the early 1970s I remember my folks purchasing their first new-to-the-market Mr Coffee machine.
It was kept on and full of coffee from 5am till midnight every day of the week. When that machine wore out they bought another.Well, I followed suit until moving to the PNW where I graduated to espresso and lattes, and never thought about Mr Coffee again. Now almost 35 years later, that name is back on my kitchen counter. Thank you Mr Coffee, it's good to have you back. This review was collected as part of a promotion. This product far exceeded my expectations.
It is well built, easy to use, and produces high quality espresso drinks. Out of the box, the machine was very easy to prepare for first use. I was impressed with the large variety of features offered at this price point. Once I familiarized myself with these features, preparing my desired beverage was a straightforward and simple process. The milk frother works great with my dairy free milk.
Components like the milk and water reservoirs are easy to remove and effortlessly lock into their position. The self cleaning function helps make cleanup simple. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Small Kitchen Appliances\Coffee, Tea & Espresso Makers\Espresso & Cappuccino Machines". The seller is "luperrault" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.