Mr. Coffee ECMP1000 Café Barista Premium Espresso/Cappuccino System Review

Café Style Drinks, Instantly

If you want to create café-style drinks instantly, and with very little effort, the Mr. Coffee ECMP1000 Café Barista Premium Espresso/Cappuccino System may be the answer. At a highly economical price and easy-to-use setup, you can have delicious drinks with the touch of a button.

Pull a single or double shot for a number of drinks, and an automatically frothing reservoir allows you to achieve beautiful froth without having to adjust a steam wand. At 12 x 14 x 12.2 inches, this system is still compact enough to fit on your kitchen counter, but can produce quality beverages with integrated features such as a self-steaming milk reservoir and high-volume water tank located at the back of the machine and easily refillable.

The cup tray can be adjusted depending on the size of the cup, be it a small espresso glass or a latte bowl. Prep and clean up time is a breeze with Mr. Coffee ECMP 1000 Café Barista Premium Espresso/Cappuccino System, a control panel helps you choose which milk and shot options are right for you, and your drink will be ready in a manner of moments, and a drip tray is not only adjustable, but removable for easy cleaning.

Features

Expect an easy, pain-free coffee-making experience at an economical price with one of the best automatic espresso makers on the market. Don’t sacrifice your coffee’s quality for the price, and no need to do unneeded adjusting and tinkering—the Mr. Coffee ECMP1000 Café Barista Premium Espresso/Cappuccino System does most of the work for you.

Make any of the three drink options: espresso, latte or a foamy cappuccino with the touch of a button. A milk reservoir froths your milk automatically—no need to mess with a steam wand, and you can remove the container to clean at your leisure.

A high-volume water tank located at the back of the machine allows you to see when you need to refill, and snaps off and back on easily. The cup stand can move up and down according to the size of your drink glass, and the drip tray also detaches for easy clean cup in the sink or dishwasher.

The Mr. Coffee ECMP1000 Café Barista Premium Espresso/Cappuccino System comes with two different filters, a book of recipes, a scoop and tamper. You’ll be ready to make your favorite drinks in a snap.

Pros

  • Compact and easy to store
  • Easy to clean
  • Push button technology allows you to automatically make your own drinks
  • Automatically froth your own milk depending on your drink
  • Milk reservoir detachable
  • High volume water tank
  • Easy to use
  • Recipes included
  • Tamper included
  • Two filter options included
  • Scoop included
  • Economically priced
  • High power pump

Cons

  • Not easily adjustable like manual machines
  • Must be cleaned and rinsed before initial using
  • Not for serious baristas, but more for in-home use
  • Limited to three different drinks—others may be difficult to manage

Summary

The Mr. Coffee ECMP1000 Café Barista Espresso/Cappuccino Maker is a small but fully integrated at-home espresso maker for anyone who wants an easy way to achieve café-style drinks at home. Just press one of three buttons and you’ll be on your way to having an espresso, latte or cappuccino just the way you like it.

Pull either a double or single shot with one of the included filters, and automatically steam milk according to whichever drink you’d like. The milk and water containers can be removed and cleaned easily, and the water container is high-volume enough to make several drinks in a row.

The cup platform will help you to adjust according to the cup you’re using, even if it’s as large as a travel cup.

Comparisons

The more expensive, but comparably sized Breville BES870XL Express Espresso Machine also comes with several extras, such as different filters and cleaning tools and well as a tamper. This machine also comes with an integrated burr grinder and automatically adjusting water temperature, so you’ll be ready to pull your next shot.

For the next level of at-home barista, the Breville BES870XL is perfect for the at-home barista who wants to learn more about the process of making a shot manually.

The comparable De’Longhi EC155 15 Bar Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker is also a manual machine, but at a lower price. This unit does not have a self-frothing milk container, but it is an automatic tamping machine. If you are looking for a machine at a slightly higher price, then you can read our in depth review of the DeLonghi EC702 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Maker here.

This is a great basic unit to start with if you’re just getting into at-home espresso making.

Verdict

The Mr. Coffee ECMP1000 Café Barista Espresso/Cappuccino Maker is great for those who want ultimate ease in their coffee-making experience. If you aren’t super picky or not concerned about adjusting your shots to your exact specifications, and you just want delicious drinks with the touch of a button, the Mr. Coffee ECMP1000 may be perfect for your needs.

With three different settings to make three different drinks, and automatically steaming milk lets you easily create the drinks you want. For one of the best automatic espresso machines with a user-friendly experience theMr. Coffee ECMP1000 Café Barista Espresso/Cappuccino Maker is a great option.

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