Nothing smells better as the aroma of a coffee cup just made to take you to the sensation of you’re at home.
If you’re looking for a small espresso Maker to have at home to make anytime the best cup of espresso, latte or capuccino, this Cusinart EM – 100C Espresso Maker is what you’re looking for.
It’s a serviceable coffee maker, it works perfect to make the perfect espresso, and its steam wand produces plenty of foam for what you need to make a latte or a cappuccino.
This espresso maker is not overly expensive at about 150 dollars and up.
The removable carafe holds 53 ounces of water and will brew up a rich tasting espresso with the crema on top.
It also has the steam wand to steam milk for lattes or a foam for cappuccinos, and with the hot water you can make tea, hot chocolate or other types of drinks.
For a better taste use fresh ground coffee beans, or you can also use the coffee pods.
The machine is 8.2 by 10.9 inches and 12.6 inches tall weighing 15.7 pounds with a stainless steel exterior, so is an easy fit on your kitchen counter.
It also comes with a stainless steel cup to froth the milk, a removable drip tray for easy cleaning, and the power button on the front with the steaming button plus a knob you can manually adjust for your brews with three settings, steam, make coffee, and hot water.
There is a warming tray on the top to keep the cups warm and a rail around it so less chance of cups falling off.
There is also a tamping and coffee scoop tool combined.
When you purchase this espresso maker it comes with a DVD video showing you how to use it , and this is very helpful if your new to making your own brew.
There are three coffee filters with it, a large one for brewing the two cups of espresso, another for the single cups, and the last one for when you use the pods.
These filters fit into the porta filter holder for what ever brew your making, and the filter holder fits just below the control knob and locks into place by turning it a little.
Like most espresso machines the wand can get a little sticky after using, and to cure this just submerge it in a cup of hot water before wiping it down and run a little steam through it at the end.
The portafilter and filters should be rinsed with water after each use.
If any problems arise there are quite a few video tutorials online that show how to make the perfect espresso.
As espresso machines go this one is about average in the noise department, it wont wake up your neighbours dogs in the morning.
Verdict for Cuisinart EM-100C Espresso Maker
So if your looking for a basic espresso machine at a price most people can afford, have a look at this one.