32points

Capresso Café

37points

Capresso EC Pro

Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
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Capresso Café vs Capresso EC Pro

Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro

Why is Capresso Café better than Capresso EC Pro?

  • Indicates when drip tray is full
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  • 680.08g lighter
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    4.54kgvs5216g
  • 74.8mm thinner
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    203.2mmvs278mm
  • 13.6% larger water tank
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    1.42lvs1.25l
  • 12.6mm shorter
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    279.4mmvs292mm

Why is Capresso EC Pro better than Capresso Café?

  • Has a commercial steam wand
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  • Has a pressure gauge
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  • 0.64% less body volume
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    16478.73cm³vs16583.708768cm³
  • 89.1mm narrower
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    203mmvs292.1mm

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General info

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
2.weight

4.54kg

5.22kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.thickness

203.2mm

278mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.height

279.4mm

292mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.Uses ground coffee
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
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.
6.volume

16583.71cm³

16478.73cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Components

1.Has a commercial steam wand
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
It comes with a commercial style steam wand as opposed to a pannarello steam wand. These are harder to master but can allow you to produce better, richer milk froth.
2.Has a steam wand
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
3.Has a pressure gauge
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
One of the most important aspects to pulling a great espresso is the amount of pressure used. Aspects such as how tightly tamped the portafilter is can affect the pressure and therefore the overall quality of the extraction. A pressure gauge helps you to adjust your process to achieve a perfect 9 bar of pressure.
4.Has cup warmer
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
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.
5.Has an integrated grinder
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
6.Has anti-burn steam wand
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
Steam wands are a fairly common source of burns when using espresso machines. An anti-burn steam wand has a lining inside that prevents the wand from getting scalding hot.

Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
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.
2.Has PID controller
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
A PID controller controls the temperature of the boiler electronically. It offers a far greater degree of accuracy and consistency than a regular, mechanical thermostat used to control temperature. This is very important as a temperature of around 92°C to 96°C is key to pulling the perfect espresso.
3.Has integrated filter
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
4.Has a hot water outlet
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
5.Has a removable water tank
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
6.Has direct water connection
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.

Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
2.Has cleaning alert
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
3.Has dry puck feature
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
At the end of the extraction process, all moisture is removed from the puck. This allows you to easily tap out the coffee from the portafilter afterwards, reducing mess and the need to clean it as often.
4.Has sleep mode
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
5.Prevents overheating
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
A 3-way solenoid valve relieves the portafilter of pressure and moisture after the extraction. This produces a dry puck which can easily be removed afterwards. It also means that you don’t have to wait for the pressure to equalise, so that you can make back-to-back coffees.
2.Can brew and steam simultaneously
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
With a double boiler or heat exchanger system, you can brew and steam milk at the same time. This has an advantage over single boiler machines where you have to wait between brewing and steaming for the temperature to adjust.
3.Has a pre-infusion function
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
With a pre-infusion function you get a low pressure of water before it ramps up to around 9 bar of pressure. This gently expands the grinds to get a smooth extraction and to help prevent channeling in the cake.
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.
5.Has a shot timer
Capresso Café
Capresso EC Pro
The time taken to pull an espresso shot is one of four key elements, and should be around 19-22 seconds. Once you have the grind, dose and tamp correct, you can use the shot clock to time the pull perfectly.

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