How important is a cup of coffee for your everyday life? Are you one of these people who couldn’t function well when you don’t get a sip in the morning? Well, good thing EspressoWorks has this 7 Pc All-In-One Espresso Machine & Cappuccino Maker Barista Bundle Set that you could use any time of the day.
This kind of coffee maker will help you spend less in your coffee every morning. How? Instead of going to your favorite coffee shop and spend a few dollars for a small cup, here, all you need to do is one push of a button, and you’ll have your homemade cup of coffee, right? Less expensive yet getting the taste you want for your hot drink.
The only question you need to ask yourself is, are you willing to experiment for your espresso? But before you worry about that, let’s check first the things included in the package.
What are the things included in this Espresso and Cappuccino Maker?
- Thermoblock Espresso Machine
- Electric Bin Grinder
- Measuring Spoon and Tamper
- Stainless Steel High-Quality Filter
- Single and Double Shot Basket
- Stainless Steel Milk Frothing Cup
- 2 High-Quality Espresso Cups
Well, as they promised, you’ll get the complete set of their espresso maker. We’re glad that we don’t need to buy the items separately, and no need for us to buy anything else since they already included everything in the box.
Even the espresso cups are in the package. This means, no need to worry anymore if you have a cup that will fit in the space between the tray and the portafilter.
Does it look premium or cheap?
It looks better than we expected. They used plastic for most of its parts—Bean Grinder, Measuring Spoon and Tamper, and Water Tank—yet it doesn’t look and feel cheap. It seems like they used high-quality materials to build this set.
As for the motor or machine, we don’t think it will malfunction sooner. We could sense that it could work for a long time with normal use—a couple of years, maybe. But if you’ll use it for business or exhaust it in a large traffic place, it may not live that long. Why? Because it’s not designed for commercial use. The machine is not huge (9.75″ L x 9″ D x 11.5″ H inches), which means it doesn’t have a huge motor that could handle several usages per day.
But regardless if we could exhaust it or not (make coffee for the team), for the price we paid, we still feel we get our money’s worth. Besides, the reason we purchased this is because of its compact characteristics.
Can we make an espresso and froth milk at the same time?
Unfortunately, no. You can’t froth milk while making espresso. The machine can only focus on one process. So, you need to be patient when making your coffee.
Don’t worry. It won’t eat up a lot of your time. Making your coffee in this machine will only take you 3 to 4 minutes’ utmost.
Regardless if you’re in a hurry or not, you can still complete the process in a short time.
How to turn off this machine? Does it turn off automatically?
This is also the first question we had when we first saw this 7 Pc All-In-One Espresso Machine & Cappuccino Maker Barista Bundle Set. There’s no off button. So how are we going to turn this thing off? We figured that you only need to press the ON button for 3 to 5 seconds, and then the LED light will fade.
The next question is, does it have an auto turn off feature? Yes, it does. It turns off after 25 minutes of inactivity. This means no need for you to worry if you forgot to unplug it in the morning. You can trust this machine that it won’t cause any trouble even if you left it plugged.
Is the bean grinder attached to the machine?
Its bean grinder is a separate appliance, and it has its plug, too. They did not attach it to the coffee maker, so you can choose between using it or not.
We like the idea that the machine and bean grinder are two different items. At least we won’t feel like we are overusing the machine whenever we grind beans and make our espresso, right?
The Bean Grinder
The thing we noticed about the bean grinder is, it couldn’t grind ample amount of beans. It’s limited to a couple of spoons only. Well, it’s not a huge item, so why expect a lot from it.
Well, even though it’s small and could only work for several spoons of beans, we like how reliable this piece is. It works fast, and the motor grinds the beans finely with its 135-watt power. This is the most important part, grinding the beans into its tiniest bit.
Aside from this feature, you also need to know that it’s easy to clean. Some of us worry about the cleaning part, right? We also do. That’s why it’s important to know how to clean this thing.
The grinder/blender part is removable. Just soak it in your basin full of water and soap or running water to remove the remnants of the coffee bean. That’s how easy to clean this piece is.
The Thermoblock Espresso Machine
We know now that this machine is compact, right? This means it could fit in your countertop without occupying so much space. But, what do you think about the size? Do you think it will fit in your kitchen without compromising the space for other appliances you have in your kitchen?
Let’s now check the reliability of its motor.
You’ll like how quick it heats up after you turn on the machine. In less than a minute, it will be ready to do its job. Just make sure that everything you need for your coffee is ready (ground coffee, milk, and water in the tank).
As for the temperature, it’s outstanding. Just like those huge coffee machines in coffee shops, the temperature is precise. This only means your ground coffee will get the right amount of heat during extraction.
The Water Tank and The Steamer
Included in this EspresssoWorks’ 7 Pc All-In-One Espresso Machine & Cappuccino Maker Barista Bundle Set is the removable water tank and steamer.
Let’s start with the water tank.
This piece is removable. You can detach it to this EspressoWorks Machine by lifting or pulling it using the built-in handle they designed for this purpose.
It’s transparent, which means you’ll easily see if it’s running out of water or not. Very convenient, right? With this feature, no need for us to guess if there’s still water in the machine or none.
Aside from this great feature, you’ll also like its water capacity. It could handle up to 1.25 liters of water. It will lessen our work in refilling the water tank every time we need to make several cups of coffee, right?
Now, how about the Steamer?
Well, this frothing device is removable too, just like the water tank. The purpose why they made it removable is for you to be able to clean it easily.
Aside from it being easy to clean, in terms of frothing, we have no complaint about it. It does its job perfectly. It satisfies us with how it makes the milk into foam and how it steams it. It’s so good at making a foamy kind of milk that you can put on top of your cappuccino. We assure you you’ll like it, too.
The High-Quality Portafilter and Shot Baskets
We’re glad that they included two different shot baskets in the package. Why? This gives you option on what to use—single shot or double shots for your espresso.
Some of us want a single shot only. But some want double shots for their espresso, and if this bundle doesn’t have a double shot basket, you need to work twice to get the double shot you need for your espresso, right? This also means an additional time of waiting for a single cup of coffee. Thanks to this EspressoWorks because they gave us two shot baskets in this set.
Another thing we need to consider when buying something online or in physical stores is the after-sales service. This assures us that someone will listen to us if in case we experience something bad in the product.
As for EspressoWorks, we like how accommodating their customer service are. They are friendly and take your complaints seriously. You can also get the replacement part as soon as possible if you find out that the product you received is defective. Just prepare the evidence that will prove that the item you receive is not in good condition. It will be easier for you to file a dispute for it.
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