Steam Heat system forces hot steam through the filter for a dark, rich espresso brew
Milk frother provides frothing for creamy cappuccinos and lattes
Removable, washable drip tray collects coffee drips and keeps brew space tidy
Includes 1 ceramic espresso cup
Dimensions (Overall): 11.5 inches (H) x 9.7 inches (W) x 10.4 inches (D)
Weight: 5.3 pounds
Capacity (Volume): 1 cup
Includes: Instruction Manual
Mount Type: Free standing
Coffee Type Used: Ground Espresso
Wattage Output: 900 watts
Material: Plastic, Stainless Steel, Aluminum
Power Source: Electric
Care & Cleaning: Spot or wipe clean
Item Number (DPCI): 072-08-1490
The Mr. Coffee 20-Ounce Steam Espresso Maker creates rich espressos and whips up your lattes and cappuccinos to light, frothy perfection. Its stay-cool handle and drip-free spout make it easy to brew your favorite drinks without mess or hassle—and a removable froth aid lets you capture that impressive coffeehouse presentation every time. Included with this set is a ceramic espresso cup to help you get started on that leisurely coffee break.
I bought this couple of days ago, even if I was afraid that I saw some negative reviews, I took the risk. I really like this coffee maker. The coffee is really good but it depends on what coffee are you using. If you are using a poor quality coffee then it’s not the machine’s fault. When you are using it for the first time, you need to wash it and fill the water reservoir and let it brew (without coffee) so it will take away the metal smell. Also, when you are using the steam for the milk, be sure that there are at least 2 oz of water in the reservoir in order for it to work. On my images, I added whipped cream on top of it.
I bought this item as I like lattes and mochas. Very simple. I didn’t need anything fancy. I first made a latte and it just tasted like milk. I thought maybe I added too much water so 4 more times I adjusted the water levels and everything was so watered down. It looks like it brews a cup of coffee rather than an espresso. No crema at all! A bad start to the morning and a large waste of coffee (that isn’t so cheap) Very disappointed in this product.
I've had this machine at least 2 years and it makes very good expresso. I recently noticed that it was not brewing as quickly so I cleaned it with a mix of white vinegar (2 tbls) and some water. Then brewed plain water to flush out any left over vinegar. Works great again. I used the steam wand a couple of times when I first got it but did not like the flavor of the steam milk. I now serve with milk warmed up in the microwave. Very pleased.
This is a "boiler" type "espresso" machine. It does not make true espresso. It makes a strong coffee which is much better than any drip coffee maker. Which is exactly what I want.
I had one of these style machines when in college years ago. It got damaged in a move and I did not replace it until now. The design and capability of these machines has improved greatly since then.
The water boils very quickly, a 12 oz. cappuccino can be made in 3 min start to finish. An 8oz straight coffee takes about 2 min. The steel filter works well with a moderately fine grind. A super-ultra-mega dust-level grind might slip through. Due to the design of the machine, the coffee isn't piping hot (heat is lost warming the filter and cup). If I want milk, I have to steam it to keep the coffee acceptably hot.
The steam wand works well. It is a bit short. Discard the cheap plastic cover for it. It is not needed, and the steel body of the wand needs to be cleaned after each use anyway.
Cleanup is a snap. I do not have a problem with a metal or plastic taste which others have complained about.
For the price this machine is a great value.
I have tried everything with this machine. Ran water through it 10 times made espresso several times and dumped it out, nothing helps this burned metal flavor. It is impossible to enjoy. What a waste of money !!
1 reply from Mr. Coffee Brand Team team - 3 months ago
Oh no! We're sorry to hear this. This is definitely not the kind of experience that we want you to have. Please give us a chance to make it up to you. Our Consumer Care team will be waiting for your call every Monday-Friday at 800-672-633. We are open from 9am-6pm EST.