January 12, 2008

First Impressions: Cuisinart EM-200 Espresso Machine


We've been cranking out shots of espresso for a while now and enjoying the Cuisinart EM200 Programmable Espresso Machine and I am impressed. What I like is that they have a pre-infusion set in the program so that the grounds get wetted, there's a brief pause and then the true pumping begins. I was blowing through some fresh Major Dickenson's from Peet's and it was giving me some incredible espresso and crema. The picture below shows off some of the crema that pours out of the machine. With all of this brewing I think I have only gone through a few reservoirs full of water - it's HUGE (69 ounces).

Also the Cuisinart EM-200 has two programmable buttons for pulling a single or a double shot. For me the single was a little tall, so I shortened it a bit down to about an ounce of espresso. Now I get my shot at the push of a button after I get all of the portafilter set. Nice convenience in the morning. I know, it only save about 30 seconds of your time standing there waiting to "shut off" the machine if you were using the manual button, but it's great.

So far so good; programmable push button simplicity, pre-infusion, great crema being driven by a huge reservoir.


Product Features of the Cuisinart EM-200

15 bars of pressure

69-ounce removable reservoir

Pre-programmed cup size set at 1.5 ounces and 3.0 ounces – with the option to select the serving size you desire

Brews one or two cups – ground espresso or pods

Professional stainless steel housing with embossed Cuisinart® logo

Steam button is a separate function for easy use

Stainless steel steam nozzle for cappuccino and latte

Portafilter holder with locking mechanism that makes it easy to dispose of wet grounds after use

Removable drip tray and cover for easy cleanup

Warming tray on top

Tamping tool with measuring spoon and stainless frothing cup included

Limited 3-year warranty

Also see our Unboxing of the Cuisinart EM-200 Espresso Machine

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Posted by Scott Martin at January 12, 2008 4:31 PM
Recent Comments

When I push the manual button on my Cuisinart EM 200 espresso machine it should dispense coffee until I press the manual button again but it stops at 8 ounces, just shy of a full cup of coffee. Very frustrating. Is there a way to increase the time (or amount)coffee is dispensed? Maybe an internal trim pot or knob of some sort to increase the dispense time (amount)?

Posted by: V. Jacobo at January 11, 2011 11:36 PM

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