With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
25% have it
Capresso Café: 203.2mm
Capresso EC50: 14004.28cm³
4. water tank capacity
With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
La Marzocco GS3: 3.5l
Gaggia New Espresso: 275mm
Capresso EC50: 3.63kg
7. programmable buttons
These buttons can be programmed for different types of coffee such as an espresso, doppio or ristretto. This means once you have mastered a particular style of coffee, you can get it the same every time.
Delonghi EC 850.M: 5
8. warranty period
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
Quick Mill 02820: 2
9. Has a removable water tank
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
87% have it
10. Has a steam wand
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
11. Water tank is transparent
With a transparent water tank you can easily see when it needs to be filled up. This is important as attempting to make an espresso with an empty tank can damage the machine.
41% have it
12. Uses ground coffee
Ground coffee, especially if freshly roasted and ground, results in much better quality coffee than the kind of results you get with pods or capsules.
Capresso EC50: 184.15mm
14. Has a hot water outlet
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
With a cup warmer you can heat the cups before pulling your espresso so that it doesn't go cold quickly, which affects the taste and quality. It also means that you don’t have to manually heat them using hot water.