Crew Review: Capresso EC PRO

Capresso EC PROSmall in stature, but not short on fundamentals, the Capresso EC PRO is one of our newest espresso machine friends. The machine’s compact footprint makes it perfect for small kitchens where there is limited counter space. However, just because the EC PRO is diminutive in size, doesn’t mean it can’t make a great latte!

In fact, while some semi-automatic machines have a steep learning curve, the EC PRO is incredibly easy to use. Even if you are used to brewing on a superautomatic machine, like myself, you will quickly be able to get the hang of using this machine. Unlike some machines that have a number of buttons that can be confusing to figure out, the Capresso EC PRO has just two buttons, besides the power button, brew and steam. Thus, whenever you want to pull a shot or froth your milk, all you have to do is get your portafilter or milk frothing pitcher in place, select which option you want and away you go!

To make your brewing even easier, the machine comes with a pressurized portafilter so you don’t have to worry about perfecting your grind and tamp. Although, when testing this machine, we did find it helps to lightly tamp the coffee in the pressurized portafilter before brewing to get a better quality shot. If you are a more adventurous barista and really want to work on fine-tuning your shots, you aren’t out of luck with this machine, as the EC PRO also comes with a bottomless portafiler. This allows you get a better look at your shot as it comes out of the machine and note things like channeling, and adjust your grind, dosage and tamp accordingly if your extraction is messy. The upside is, once you have gotten these three variables down, the shot will look beautiful as it pours out of your machine.

To learn a few additional pointers about brewing on this machine, watch as Gail and Kris discuss it features.

Crew Review: Capresso EC PRO

2 comments for “Crew Review: Capresso EC PRO

  1. Barbara
    April 3, 2014 at 6:14 am

    This machine is a gem….easy to use and makes perfect lattes every time. Love the size, idiot proof buttons, “heft” of a much higher end machine and working space for cups. Very user friendly and clean. Best economy machine I’ve ever had. The demo video was great for correcting some old habits that were producing inconsistent results.

    • April 3, 2014 at 8:09 am

      Hi Barbara,

      I’m happy to hear you like the EC PRO! I agree it is really easy to use. Glad the video was able to help you out, let us know if you ever have any questions.

      Cheers,

      Brenna

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