This in-depth review on Mr Coffee Cafe Barista BVMC-ECMP1000 espresso machine is going to show you why it is the best way to enjoy the fancy café right from your own kitchen counter at a cheaper price. Mr. Coffee Barista tackles much of the tricky processes involved in preparing a real espresso drink.
The machine does not have an eye-catching design like other chrome-plated espresso machines, but it has a look good enough to blend with most of the backsplashes found in a contemporary kitchen counter.
- Removable Milk Reservoir
- Removable Water Reservoir
- Removable Drip Tray
- 15 Bar Pressure Pump System
- Automatic Milk Frother
- Single and Double Shot Filters
- Measuring Scoop
- Coffee Tamper
- Reusable Filter
- Instruction Manual
Only measuring 12.4’’ in height, 10.4’’ in width and 8.9’’ depth, Mr. Coffee Café Barista is compactly designed and is sizable enough when pump espresso machines are in consideration.
- The 15-bar pressure pump system makes it easier to brew rich and delicious espresso coffee.
- Its automatic milk frother removes the guesswork involved in frothing milk.
- It has a portfilter for brewing shots as well as loading coffee grounds into the machine.
You don’t have to possess Barista expertise to enjoy a custom coffee as you do in your coffeehouse. This Mr Coffee Cafe Barista BVMC-ECMP1000 review includes a simple recipe for you to prepare your own favorite coffee drink. Simply
- Pick your shot, either single or double short filter
- Select your favorite coffee grounds
- Remove the milk reservoir and fill it with milk and put it back in place.
- Fill the water reservoir.
- Put your cup under the output nozzle.
- Turn on the machine and allow the water to boil until the LED goes off.
- Choose your brew, either cappuccino, espresso or latte and wait for a minute or two for it to brew.
- Enjoy your coffee.
The Coffee Quality
The machine doesn’t come with a mixer attachment. The milk is instead drawn from the reservoir and heated with the steam inside the coffee maker. It is then pumped to your cup. This results in a flavor not as strong as in the other espresso machines.
The coffee flavors, however, are delicious for the machine’s price.
The Coffee Maker Quality
The coffee maker is not that good for the lovers of luxury, however, for those who want potent coffee for an affordable price the machine is a good choice.
When it comes to pulling straight shots of espresso, Mr. Coffee Barista together with its pump mechanism delivers different results. At times, the machine can produce a shot that tastes nicely intense.
The Mr Coffee Cafe Barista does not trend well in brewing coffee beans that have been roasted lightly. It also suffers from the same problem that other lower cost espresso machines also have, namely lacking consistent pressure and temperature for brewing. The temperature within the machine’s portafilter wildly varied between the shots, from as low as 92.2 degrees Centigrade to as high as 97.2 degrees Centigrade.
Brewing with finely grounded beans is also a little of a problem as the portafilter gets clogged. However, the machine produces good quality coffee brews within a very short time period.
Ease of use
This Mr. Coffee Café Barista BVMC-ECMP1000 review claims that the machine is easier to use, and indeed it is once you get it on your countertop. You simply need to select your shot, either double or single shot filter, fill milk reservoir, select the grounds and choose either cappuccino or latte.
You don’t have to froth milk manually, the automatic milk frother does the job for you into either cappuccino or latte.
When a problem is encountered in the course of usage, this Mr Coffee Cafe Barista Espresso Maker has a warranty period of one year. The warranty details are usually included in the package, you should read it on unboxing the machine so as to understand what parts are covered. The parts are warranted differently as well, and this is included in the warranty booklet that comes with the product.
Replacement Parts Availability
Just like any other electronic equipment, you may need to do replacement of some parts after some time of use. Some of the parts that may need replacement include:
- Silicone tube
- Frothing tube
- Milk reservoir lid
- Milk reservoir assembly
- Scoop & tamper
- Adjustable cup drip tray assembly
- Base drip tray assembly
- Water reservoir
- Single and shot filter
These replacement parts are readily available in most online stores, but their availability in stock will mostly depend on the particular store. The parts can be obtained online or you can click here.
Final Thought on this Mr Coffee Cafe Barista
The process of making café style drinks such as lattes, cappuccinos, and espressos is a difficult and demanding task. Mr. Coffee Café Barista Espresso Maker with Automatic Milk Frother, BVMC-ECMP1000 automates successfully the process by constantly pulling shots of high-quality espresso from the machine.
If all you need is a compelling cup of coffee that’s been mellowed by steamed milk for a price that’s not in the sky, then Mr. Coffee Café Barista BVMC-ECMP1000 should be among your shortlisted espresso machines. If you don’t want your hands to get dirty while manually pulling shots or frothing milk, this is the right choice for you.
It will simply save you the stops at the coffeehouse, hence time and money during the busy mornings on weekdays. With it, you don’t have to look for reasons to buy an espresso machine.