Rated 4 out of 5 by Karen123 Brings the coffee shop to your kitchen!
The Mr. Coffee Steam Espresso and Cappuccino Maker is an attractive appliance and it really jazzed up my countertop. It is streamlined and compact.
The instruction booklet is very important when it comes to using this machine. Without it, it would have been difficult to figure out each function. The espresso function is clearly marked and the instructions are easy to follow. The frothing arm takes some practice to use. The process can be quite messy, and toward the end the steaming milk can overflow if the machine is not switched off quickly. The instructions clearly state that frothing the milk is a learned skill, and that proved to be true. The more I did it, the better I got at it.
All in all, this is a nice machine to have for making specialty coffee drinks. It's a little too complicated for every day morning coffee, in my opinion, but it is fun to use for making lattes,
macchiatos, and cappuccinos when you have the time to just enjoy the
I received this machine in exchange for an honest review.
September 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bettyboop7221 Fantastic little machine
I received this espresso and steam cappuccino machine free as a result of testing through Field Agent. I really found the product to be surprisingly helpful. It really simplified my coffee making process and allowed me the opportunity to have some coffee house style drinks at the convenience of my own home. But know that I am box the item I was really thrilled with a simple aspects of the product and how easy it was to operate from start to finish. I quickly loaded up with my favorite coffee and had a cup of milk onto the side prepared to steam for the ever popular but have a cappuccino and I preferred Starbucks although it may not of had the fancy flavoring it had the same frothy deliciousness as most copies to you. The extra benefit was the added savings that with my pocket as a result of using this product at home. As mentioned not only is it very easy to use but it produces great coffee. I would definitely recommend it to all of my friends and actually look to purchase another One of these to have in my office so that my employees can enjoy it as well.
October 3, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by smnh The Worst of the Worst
I had a simlular Mr. Coffee Espresso maker that did ok for home use until it wore out. I just bought another one and I cant believe how much cheaper they made these machines. The filter holder and filter are made with such cheap aluminum that plastic would be thicker. Don't be misled that this is an espresso maker, like it claims to be. It is not. But, it is exactly what ELSE the box says it is, "3 Perks". This machine does not warm up, pressurize and then run even flowing water through the filter. You have to turn it on and be ready for the water to drip out into the filter. It could take 3 to 5 minutes for the water to flow through the filter, just like the instructions say. BUT, it drips into one spot and most of your espresso never even gets water to it. When my first shot was done,I emptied the filter and I still had grounds that never got saturated. The espresso really stank, it was not property made. I wasted a good shot of Hawaiian espresso.
September 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ivegotsunshine Sleek and classy
I wasn't sure I even wanted another appliance in my kitchen but after taking it out of the box I was so so thrilled to see that it really was even more attractive than the picture! It's sleek, it's attractive and the aesthetic appeal makes it so lovely. Should I mention now how well it works too?! I get to make quality espresso every morning on a beautiful machine and even though it upgrades my kitchen and looks spendy I'm actually saving tons of money! My only complaint is that it does not come with a stainless mug for the foamer, not a big deal, but I was a little disappointed to see it wasn't apart of the whole package. But all in all it works great, it looks wonderful, and I absolutely have enjoyed the addition to my house. Definitely give it a shot! Disclaimer: I did receive this product to review it but was not compensated or influenced in any way to write a positive review.
October 3, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by LaLaG It's ok but not great
I owned a previous model of this product and was very excited to upgrade. It looks very nice. I love the locking feature that allows you to dump out the coffee grounds. However I have found this model to be more difficult to use than my previous model. At least as far as the milk frother goes. I wish that the arm was adjustable. I also wish there was some indicator of when to switch to and from the steam feature. While I understand, per the instruction booklet, that there is a learning curve to frothing milk it seems nearly impossible for me with this product. I had no issues using my previous model. I'm not sure what is different other than the cover on the steam wand. I haven't been able to make a decent cappuccino yet. It's a disappointment. I will keep trying, and hopefully get it right. But as that is one of the two main functions or the appliance it is frustrating to have such a difficult time using it. It is possible it is completely user error. But at this point I don't know.
* I received this product as a sample in exchange for writing a review.
September 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Olka Amazing espresso maker
I have been using this espresso machine for few weeks now and I absolutely love it! First of all one of my favorite thing about it is how light and compact it is! It barely takes any space on my kitchen counter. It's very easy to move around. The design is stylish yet it's not too high tech which worked awesome for me . Another awesome feature of this machine is how easy it is to use it. Nothing complicated about. It's perfect for making more than one shot at a time, which saves me some time in the morning. It heats fairly quickly, it's very easy to use and clean. I am able to get a perfect cup of my favorite espresso drink every single time with minimal effort. The steamer works great as well, it steams the milk quickly and it produces good froth, which was very easy to learn to make. My kids love hot chocolate with steamed milk! Overall great product, affordable, durable, and stylish!
October 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by JenF6212 Coffee Shop coffee at home!
The Mr Coffee Steam Espresso/Cappuccino Maker is a nice addition to my kitchen. I found the product to be of a good value and it makes a darn good cup of coffee. I had no clue as to how to make Espresso at home ( I'm a single brew cup gal) but with some practice I was able to maneuver my way into actually making a real coffe shop style cappuccino at home with frothed milk and everything! The direction are clear and helpful, the machine was sturdy and well made & the overall feel of the machine makes it very comfortable to use. Clean up was good too. Overall I feel this will be a great addition to my beverage prep at home and I will use this at parties, holidays or my everyday use. While I did receive this product at no charge to test as a sample, I feel it is of great value and should anyone like to try at home espressos, this product is worth a try
September 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by NJohnson Pretty decent machine
For the price, this machine is a good value and manages to produce a pretty decent beverage. It is compact, has a sleek appearance and is pretty simple to operate.
-Pulls pretty good tasting shots of espresso.
-Produces decent foam.
-Easy to use.
-Doesn't take up much counter space.
-Simple to clean.
-Have to "depressurize" and refill with water between making multiple beverages.
-The amount of water to be put in the reservoir is measured by "fill lines" on the carafe instead of giving a specific number of ounces. Not too big of a deal but could be problematic if the carafe was ever damaged or misplaced.
Overall, this machine performed well and is an affordable vehicle for producing decent espresso drinks at home. The only real annoyance is when you are making multiple drinks and have to depressurize the water reservoir between each drink. For someone who is looking for an affordable alternative to hitting the coffee shop every morning, this would be a good little machine to have on hand.
*I received this machine for free to sample and review it. My review is based off of my own personal opinion and experience and has not been influenced by any outside source.
October 3, 2016