Manufactured by the kings of coffee, Mr. Coffee – the ECMP1000 Café Barista is a best-seller at an affordable price. For those who want to take their coffee creation skills to a whole other level, this may be the machine for you. While simple in operation and design, you can take your skills above and beyond by creating delectable drinks with a yummy consistency. Thanks to the programmable options that are offered within this machine, you don’t have to worry about it only coming with the bare-minimum. Features of the aforementioned machine include the following:
- One-touch panel for control, double or single shot available for multiple types of drinks
- Removable reservoir for milk
- Cup tray is adjustable
- Water reservoir is also removable
- Milk frother is automatic
- Removable drip catcher + washable
Breakdown of the Features
The above features boast a number of things about this machine, and one of those things is that it’s a reliable machine with little to no need for human chaperoning. With so many automatic options, the only thing you really need to do is make sure it’s on and filled up! The one-touch panel allows you to designate whether you want a double or a single shot. It’s also worth mentioning that you don’t have to settle for espresso either, as you can create cappuccinos or lattes. For a great price, not only does it pay for itself quickly, but you’ll never have to spend an arm and a leg at an expensive city café again! The drip catcher is not only removable, but also washable so you can remain clean in your area. It’s somewhat bulky, but the clean and minimalistic aspect of this machine allows you to save space and not have unused areas around the machine. The frother for milk is automatic as well, and there are removable water and milk reservoirs for easy cleaning and easy refilling. There are also a ton of bonuses included within the contents of this package that we’ll note momentarily.
My first impression of the product was that I was in love – and still am! With so many options within this machine, including the ability to create lattes and cappuccinos on top of espressos. Having so many product options (including single or double shot) was what really sold this machine for me. Beyond this, many of the parts of this machine are removable for easy cleaning which ensures safety and a consistent, great taste. For what you get, the price is awesome and I simply couldn’t pass up on this.
I’m not particularly good at using any sort of machine that products edible products, which means I’m not going to be a barista any time soon. However, the use of this machine was rather simple and I didn’t have to bend over backwards in attempts to use this machine. There is a manual for anyone who is a bit confused, but you probably won’t need that as everything is pretty self-explanatory. My initial first impression that’s positive was actually very well backed up by the consistency and reliability of the aforementioned machine.
The Advantages of the Product
There are way too many advantages to using this machine that we won’t all list here, but we’ll discuss a few. One of the main aspects of this machine that will draw users into purchasing is the ability to program and create lattes, cappuccinos, and espresso out of one machine. Being so clean and being able to remove many parts of this machine, you won’t have to worry about the taste being gross over time due to internal build-up. Consistency is key within taste, and this machine can promise just that – as long as you keep up with cleaning and maintenance, of course! Another advantage to this machine is what it comes with, which we’ll discuss in below in our “what’s in the box?” section. Beyond the aforementioned, this machine isn’t too loud at all and the pressure is actually great – providing enough pressure to create drinks with the perfect consistency. Cheaper models won’t have as high-quality of products, but you don’t have to worry about that with this one! In our next section, we’ll discuss possible disadvantages that you may find with this machine.
The Disadvantages of the Product
We can’t say that there are too many drawbacks of using this machine; however, those who hate foam but are interested in lattes may not like this product, as it does produce a bit of foam. However, the product still tastes great to most, and you can’t please everyone. The performance of the product is still supreme, and we can see why it’s a best-seller.
What’s in the Box?
In the contents of this package, you’ll find quite a few things shipped. Within the shipped package, you’ll find double and single shot fillers, a scoop for measuring amounts of ingredients, tamper, and even coffee recipes for the newbies like myself to begin creating world-class drinks. Of course, we can’t forget about the machine itself!
The Final Verdict
Overall, we would highly recommend the Mr. Coffee ECMP1000 due to reliability, versatility, and ease of operation. No longer do you have to make café runs to get that high-quality taste, as this machine presents consistency thanks to the structure and the build. Of course, it’s important you keep up with cleaning and maintenance or else a lack of consistency may fall on your hands. Those who want something that’s easy to clean will find solace in knowing the aforementioned machine exists, as parts like the milk reservoir, the water reservoir, the adjustable cup tray, and more all come detached from the machine for easy cleaning. We can’t say enough great things about this machine, and being a best-seller just proves the words we’ve spoken. We highly recommend for those on a budget that want to incorporate an expensive taste with their breakfast beverages.