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Capresso Cafe Manual Espresso Maker Review

Considering its cheap price, the Capresso Café's lackluster performance isn't surprising.

December 09, 2011
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Comparison Overview

With the Capresso Café, you have to grind, load and tamp your own beans, which can be time consuming and difficult. With the X7.1, you just pop a new iperEspresso capsule into the portafilter and you are ready to go. That's the main advantage of the illy over the Capresso, and a little convenience can go a long way. We also found that the illy produces better quality espresso and was more consistent, although it had disappointing performance in our milk tests. However, the Capresso does alow you to produce a wider range of sizes of brew, while the X7.1 has just one option for size.

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Sections

  1. Page
  2. Design
  3. Performance
  4. Usability
  5. Mr. Coffee ECMP50 Comparison
  6. illy Francis Francis X7.1 Comparison
  7. Rancilio Silvia Comparison
  8. Conclusion
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