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Capresso EC Pro

53points

Expobar Office Control

Capresso EC Pro
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Capresso EC Pro vs Expobar Office Control

Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

Why is Capresso EC Pro better than Expobar Office Control?

  • Has a pressure gauge
  • Water tank is transparent
  • 11.11kg lighter
    5.22kgvs16329g
  • 95.35mm shorter
    292mmvs387.35mm
  • 141.1mm thinner
    278mmvs419.1mm
  • 57.93% less body volume
    16478.73cm³vs39172.252300500004cm³
  • 38.3mm narrower
    203mmvs241.3mm

Why is Expobar Office Control better than Capresso EC Pro?

  • Has a 3-way valve
  • Has dry puck feature
  • Has a pre-infusion function
  • 2.2x larger water tank
    2.75lvs1.25l
  • Has a 58mm portafilter
  • 4 more programmable buttons
    4vs0
  • Can brew and steam simultaneously
  • Has integrated filter

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General info

1.Uses ground coffee
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

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.

2.weight

5.22kg

16.33kg

Best

Capresso EC50

3.63kg

3.height

292mm

387.35mm

Best

Gaggia New Espresso

275mm

4.thickness

278mm

419.1mm

Best

Capresso Café

203.2mm

5.volume

16478.73cm³

39172.25cm³

Best

Capresso EC50

14004.28cm³

6.width

203mm

241.3mm

Best

Capresso EC50

184.15mm

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Components

1.Has a pressure gauge
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

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.

2.Has a commercial steam wand
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

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.

3.Has cup warmer
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

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.

4.Has a 58mm portafilter
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

A 58mm portafilter is the most common size in the industry, offering a greater range of accessories to purchase such as portafilter baskets and tampers.

5.Has a steam wand
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.

6.Has an integrated grinder
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.

For example

Breville Barista Express

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Water source

1.water tank capacity

1.25l

2.75l

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.

Best

La Marzocco GS3

3.5l

2.Has a hot water outlet
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.

3.Has a removable water tank
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.

4.Has PID controller
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

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.

For example

Quick Mill 02820

5.Has integrated filter
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.

6.Water tank is transparent
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

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.

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Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.

For example

Delonghi EC 850.M

2.Has dry puck feature
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

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.

3.Has cleaning alert
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

For example

Breville Infuser

4.Has sleep mode
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.

For example

Delonghi EC 850.M

5.Prevents overheating
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

For example

Krups XP5240

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Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

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.Has a pre-infusion function
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

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.

3.programmable buttons

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4

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.

Best

Delonghi EC 850.M

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4.Can brew and steam simultaneously
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

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.

5.Has a shot clock
Capresso EC Pro
Expobar Office Control

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.

For example

La Marzocco GS3

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