Today we’re going to take a look at the Cuisinart EM-100 a pump espresso machine. If you’ve read other espresso machine reviews that I’ve written you’ll know that I prefer my pump driven espresso machines over steam driven espresso machines as you can get more pressure to fully extract every last drop of deliciousness out of your espresso coffee beans.
The Cuisinart EM100 offers 15 bars of pressure which is exactly around the pressure you are looking for. A rule of thumb as far as I’m concerned is to look for 12 or more bars of pressure from your semi automatic espresso machines. And this EM 100 is right there. Additionally, this espresso maker is cheap for a pump driven espresso maker, so if you are looking to buy a cheap espresso machine you might want to consider the Cuisinart EM 100 espresso maker as an option. You can’t find too many cheaper 15 bar espresso makers out there.
The Cuisinart EM 100 coffee espresso machine also comes with a coffee scoop tamper combo tool. This will serve you well to get started. However, if you enjoy your espresso more than say once a week, you’ll want to get a dedicated coffee spoon as well as espresso tamper for greater control and adjustment of coffee quantity and tamping pressure. The Rattleware espresso tamper is a good option. Click here to take a look at it.
Here are some of the many features available on the Cuisinart EM-100:
- 15 bar pressure pump driven espresso maker for fuller coffee flavor extraction
- Pour up to 2 doppio shots for 2 beverages from ground espresso beans or espresso pods
- Extra large 53 ounce removable water reservoir for infrequent filling
- Steam nozzle with dedicated frothing cup for perfect velvety smooth milk every time
- Industry leading 3 year warranty for peace of mind
If you’d like to take a quick look at a video overview of the Cuisinart EM100 espresso maker click here. In addition to the commercial quality frothing wand and dedicated stainless steel frothing cup, this espresso machine is incredibly easy to use with only 2 buttons and a manual dial that shows you exactly what to do. Turn it to the left for espresso and to the right for frothing milk. This Cuisinart manual espresso maker will have you making expert lattes in no time.
Here is what one satisfied customer had to say about their Cuisinart EM-100:
But the Cuisinart satisfies the coffee connoisseur on a budget by making truly wonderful espresso and more… it steamed and frothed my milk easily and quickly. Just be careful to use less milk than you might think, because the volume doubles in no time. – Spiralina