Capresso 303.01 4-Cup Espresso and Cappuccino Machine
- Make sure this fits by entering your model number.
- 800-watt espresso and cappuccino machine with 4-cup capacity
- Coffee/steam selector; adjustable coffee strength; swivel frother
- Safety boiler cap with built-in valve; filter holder with protective thumb guard
- Illuminated on/off switch; removable drip tray; dishwasher-safe glass carafe. Please refer the Product Video for any troubleshooting
- Measures 9-3/4 by 7-1/2 by 13-1/4 inches; 1-year limited warranty
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers also shopped for
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
From the manufacturer
An espresso is a far richer drink with a more intense taste than regular brewed drip coffee. An espresso is normally 1 1/2 to 2 oz. of strong coffee. Espresso should be served immediately after brewing. If the espresso is too strong, you can add hot water. Add sugar to taste.
Water in the Boiler
The water in the boiler of the machine will get hotter during the brewing process. Towards the end of the brewing process the water will be so hot that it would burn your espresso. Therefore you never want to process all the water through the coffee as this will result in a burnt taste.
1 1/2 to 2 oz. of espresso coffee with 3 to 4 oz. of steamed and frothed milk on top. Sprinkle chocolate shavings or cinnamon on top of the milk froth. For a stronger taste increase the amount of coffee. For a milder taste increase the amount of milk.
Foamy layer of milk froth on top of hot milk. Which kind of milk? Skim milk and 1% milk will produce more milk froth than 2% or regular milk.
Cleaning The Frother Nozzle:
Wait until the machine has cooled down. The metal frother pipe may still be hot. Pull the frother nozzle off and thoroughly rinse under warm water. Make sure the nozzle is free of any milk deposits. Replace the frother nozzle. Make sure it is firmly pushed up the frother tube.
De-calcifying every 3 months
Remove the nozzle from the steam pipe. Fill carafe (2 oz. of white vinegar and 6 oz. cold water) and pour into the boiler. Close cap. Insert the filter holder with the basket into the machine and lock the filter holder. Place carafe without the lid under the filter holder on the drip tray. Place an empty cup under the steam pipe. Make sure the coffee/steam selector points to the cup symbol and the steam knob is closed. Turn the machine on and let the solution pass through the filter holder into the machine. With the carafe about ¾-filled, slide the selector to the steam symbol. Pass the solution through the steam pipe. Once steaming has stopped, close the steam knob. Repeat once or twice.
Always unplug the machine before cleaning. Never use scouring agents. Wait until machine has cooled down. Never immerse the machine in water or any other liquid. Never hold the machine under running water. To clean, simply wipe off with a soft, damp cloth.
Clean the Filter Basket
Clean the filter basket, the filter holder, and the glass carafe in a hot water/ mild soap solution. For your convenience, the filter holder, filter basket, and glass carafe can be put in the dishwasher's upper level, away from any heating element. Make sure the holes in the filter basket are free of old coffee deposits.
Clean the Tray
Remove the tray cover and drip tray and clean with hot water/mild soap solution. Replace the tray cover and drip tray and make sure the drip tray is locked in place. Wipe the inner screen with a wet cloth. The screen is located above the filter holder area.
Compare with similar items
De'Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker
Capresso 30301 4-cup Espresso and Cappuccino Machine + Espresso Machine Accessory Kit
Capresso 116.04 Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine EC100, Black and Stainless
De'Longhi BAR32 Retro 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker
Capresso 124.01 Ultima Pro Programmable Pump Espresso Machine
|Shipping||—||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping|
|Sold By||Available from these sellers||Amazon.com||aSavings||C & M Trade||Amazon.com||Amazon.com|
|Item Dimensions||9.75 x 7.5 x 13.25 in||8 x 10 x 11 in||17.8 x 13.9 x 10.4 in||10.25 x 8.25 x 11.75 in||10.63 x 8.74 x 12.6 in||10.5 x 12.25 x 14 in|
|Item Weight||6.2 lbs||6.68 lbs||—||—||—||11.99 lbs|
Experience the full taste of espressos, cappuccinos and lattes! The 4-Cup Espresso & Cappuccino Machine features an exclusive coffee/steam selector that make it easy to control brewing and steaming, for coffee strength to personal taste. .
The 4-Cup Espresso & Cappuccino Machine uses a steam/boiler to quickly heat water until steam is produced. The steam creates pressure to force the water into the filter holder and through the coffee grounds to brew the espresso directly into the glass carafe. When the espresso has reached the bottom line marking on the glass carafe, you can stop the brewing and switch to frothing milk. When you finish frothing, turn the selector switch back to the coffee brewing position. The powerful steam/boiler reduces warm-up time to less than 2 minutes, producing 2 to 4 cappuccinos or lattes in less than 5 minutes.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
-- compact unit (doesn’t take up too much counter space)
-- easy to use & clean, uncomplicated
-- produces good quality of expresso, froths milk nicely
-- easy to fill with coffee, with sufficient space to avoid spilling grounds all over
-- prone to breaking down very quickly and dangerously (the 2 I’ve had so far have had issues with a faulty water seal, leading to spraying hot water out the top and then a faulty steamer that also sprayed out boiling milk all over the machine when it would suddenly lurch in the middle of operation, sometime hitting the carafe)
-- no frothing pitcher
-- can run out of steam for frothing
Steam the milk first to avoid using all the water/steam pressure when making the coffee and having none left for steaming
Absolutely release any remaining steam/pressure and turn off machine before opening the lid to add more water
Allow machine to fully heat water before using, this takes my machine about 5 minutes and I can hear slight squeaking in the frother when it’s ready – this makes a big difference in the quality of the expresso and frothing ability
FINAL THOUGHTS: I confess, I’m still drawn to this machine despite the very serious issues with it breaking down relatively quickly and in ways that can be dangerous. I enjoy the quality of the coffee, ease of use and how small & space-saving the unit is. That said, if it breaks down after a few months use it’s not a worthwhile purchase - wasting considerable time and money.
Not feeling confident about other much more expensive machines and their mixed reviews has pushed me to give the Capresso one more chance and order my 3rd machine…which will hopefully not break down. However, I wouldn’t in all fairness recommend this to friends or family.
With just regular coffee I can have up to four cups within five minutes. It's simple as grinding the beans, putting in the water, capping the top, placing grinds into the filter holder and switching on the button. It's all plastic and metal, with the metal being the most important parts (filter, filter holder, steamer rod, internal water boiler and drip tray). The coffee holder/collector is glass with a plastic top. Although a coffee grounds hand compactor is included, I don't use it unless I make four cups of coffee.
The secret here for not burning coffee is to turn if off immediately after filling the glass carafe (unless using right away it to froth milk). For steaming milk (use fatty milk) the plastic 'frother' is attached to a metal rod and you can use it with or without the plastic attachment. It does a fine job of creating a good frothy mix.
There is a plastic filter holder that is great when you want to tap out the used grounds into the trash without burning yourself. There is a pressure valve on the side for frothing and de-pressurizing the unit.
It's an inexpensive and easy way to make coffee, cappuccino or lattes. It's also very easy to clean. It's nice to finally have the perfect machine for a reasonable price.
I boil the water first and I also turn the machine on for a minute to get it hot before adding the boiling water. I now get expresso that is so hot you can only sip it......