Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Capresso's Café PRO Review

I am a mom of a toddler, I live off of caffeine. Lately I have been hooked on espressos and cappuccinos. Of course I could never make them as good as Starbucks or any professional place.  That was before I got my Cafe Pro! You would think I ran to Starbucks and picked up a cappuccino with it tasting so amazing. 


At first I was a bit scared to use this! It is so professional, there was no way I thought I could use this. However, after using once I quickly learned how easy it was to use! This is a very professional machine, however it is made to go great with beginners. From a beginner to someone working in a coffee house for years, you will be able to use and easily love this machine. Capresso makes such a great quality and well made machine. This machine is built to last years. 

I love that this cafe pro makes not only cappuccino's but also espressos! How perfect for a caffeine lover like myself? 

When grinding your beans, I suggest using the espresso setting. 
As a beginner, I thought making the froth would be super complicated. Of course I have not mastered the fun art you can find all over the internet, however I did learn it is a lot easier to do that I expected. 

I have been making cappuccino everyday since getting this in. Each day I am more shocked with how amazing this comes out. This is by far the best Espresso & Cappuccino machine I have ever used or even tasted! 

Includes:Bottomless portafilter
Double spout portafilterMeasuring scoop/tamper

Features and Benefits

  • Includes two espresso filters; one for convenience, one for control. Choose the one that's right for you
  • The double spout espresso filter creates an optimal brew, quickly and easily; brews 1 or 2 espressos at a time
  • The bottomless espresso filter lets you brew barista style and perfect your technique
  • Advanced pump boiler maintains a reservoir of hot water at the perfect temperature for faster and more consistent results
  • State-of-the-art boiler increases brewing pressure and temperature stability
  • 15 bar pump provides optimal pressure for rich crema, the thin layer of foam that is the mark of a perfectly brewed espresso
  • Commercial style power frother for perfectly foamed or steamed milk for delicious cappuccinos and lattes
  • Heavy-duty stainless steel construction
  • 42-oz, removable water container
  • Large, integrated cup warming tray
  • Indicator lights for "Off/On" and "Coffee/Steam"
  • Easy to clean removable stainless steel drip tray
  • Coffee scoop/tamper included
  • One year limited warranty

Tips on diagnosing extraction with the bottomless filter:

  • Blonding: A very light colored shot may be an indication that more coffee grounds need to be added to the sieve or the grind is too coarse. Alternatively, a shot that is too dark can mean there is too much coffee grounds in the sieve or the grind is too fine. Use a conical burr grinder and experiment to find the perfect grind.
  • Under-extraction: Occurs when coffee is weak in taste. It can be too coarsely ground or not enough coffee is packed inside the sieve.
  • Over-extraction: Occurs when boiler water is too hot. There will be a thin, dark crema and the flavor will be harsh and very strong. Ensure Coffee/Steam switch is in the coffee position and always allow the boiler to cool down after steaming.
  • Channeling: The shot is not flowing evenly in one central stream and is spurting off to the sides. This is caused by uneven tamping. Be sure to place even pressure on the ground coffee when tamping.
  • Tiger striping: Are the visual effects of a good extraction. The tiger stripes are formed by the contrasting light and dark colors of the crema flowing down the steam of espresso into the cup.

Make sure you check out the many other great products sold by Capresso here: http://www.capresso.com/

*This item was given to Southern Mommas Reviews for free in order to write an honest opinion on www.southernmommasreviews.com

1 comment:

  1. I was thinking of treating myself to this model for Christmas, but I'm a total beginner. Finding reviews has been impossible, so thank you! Do you use the bottomless portafilter and tamp yourself? Mind made up :)