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. 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
Capresso Café: 203.2mm
Capresso EC50: 14004.28cm³
Capresso EC50: 3.63kg
6. Has a removable water tank
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
88% have it
7. 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.
Gaggia New Espresso: 275mm
9. 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.
85% have it
10. Has cup warmer
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.
94% have it
11. Has integrated filter
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
41% have it
12. water tank capacity
With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
La Marzocco GS3: 3.5l
13. group heads
With more group heads, you can make more coffees at the same time. This is great for busy cafés and restaurants.
Rancilio Silvia: 1
14. boiler size
A higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.