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Espressione-DeLonghi of Italy Café Minuetto Professional Thermoblock Espresso Machine, Silver
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- 1000-watt espresso machine with Thermoblock heating system and 15 bars of pump pressure
- Maxi Cappuccino device for effortless cappuccinos; accepts ground coffee and ESE espresso pods
- High-pressure safety valve; self-priming temperature-controlled boiler; rubber-grip handles
- Cup warmer; removable 1-liter water tank; removable drip tray; measuring spoon included
- Measures 12 by 11-1/3 by 14-2/3 inches; 1-year limited warranty
- Kindly refer trouble shooting steps under the Product details and instruction video under the image section for set up and trouble shooting details.
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|Item Dimensions||12 x 11.3 x 14.7 in||11 x 8 x 10 in||14 x 12 x 12.25 in||7.7 x 9.1 x 11.4 in||13 x 25 x 12 in||12.5 x 13.25 x 15.75 in|
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Espressione Cafe Minuetto Professional is a solid performing espresso maker sporting a classy yet modern design. Features 15 bars of pump pressure along with a thermoblock heating system for creation of instant steam. Equipped with a Maxi Cappuccino device to produce rich creamy cappuccinos. Safety features include a high pressure safety valve, self priming temperature controlled boiler, and rubber grip handles. Convenient features such as a cup warmer on top, large capacity water reservoir with a visible level indicator, and a removable drip tray – make it easy to use and maintain. Comes with a versatile filter holder and three filters that accommodate both ground coffee as well as ESE coffee pods. Durable INOX housing with front in silver varnished ABS.
Top Customer Reviews
+ Low price for seemingly good quality (though I wonder if will last as long as my old Krups).
+ Makes great espresso with thick crema.
+ Frothing wand is error proof for making cappuccinos and such.
+ Easy to clean (including the frothing wand).
+ Warming tray gets hot, not just luke-warm.
+ Sufficiently large water tank.
+ Full drip tray indicator.
+ Simple to use.
+ Looks nice without being flashy.
+ Maybe it was because my Krups was just old, but the drink quality of the Espressione Minuetto is much, much better.
+ Did I mention the thick crema?
- You have to peak around back to see how much water is left, but that's being picky since most espresso makers are like that.
- It says "Professional", but come on... no coffee bar would use such a tiny and simple machine. How would they justify charging so much for espresso drinks if they didn't use a several thousand dollar machine?
Overall, I've very happy it.
I have been thoroughly impressed by this machine. I am not a barista, and I haven't used a $2,000 machine, so unfortunately through experience I have nothing to compare this to. But after reading over a pretty technical DIY espresso website, I got the hang of it pretty quick. I have had this machine since late November 2014 and use it at least twice a week making lattes (I use it on weekends and days off work, I don't make espresso before work). I have used this at least 3-4 dozen times since I bought it.
- Makes a good espresso, and as a rookie barista I'm able to get crema every time.
- Steam wand works well.
- Easy to clean.
- Feels well built
The Cons (though these are more annoyances than true cons):
- You can't fit a regular sized mug under the espresso nozzle. Granted, if you watch a barista at a coffee shop, vast majority of the time the espresso is going into probably a small espresso pitcher and poured into your cup. I've never seen it another way. So I'd be surprised if one existed that you can fit a full sized mug under, and the way I get around this is I just have a small mug for espresso and pour it in my large mug along with my steamed milk. Not a deal breaker to me, but a slight annoyance.
- Although cleaning the steam wand is easy, there is a cylindrical metal 'shield' that goes over it. This needs to be taken off if you want to properly clean it, otherwise you will get gunked up milk underneath it. Frankly, I'm not entirely sure why it's there, but I'm assuming the engineers who built this have a reason for it. Just an annoyance.
- The cup warming pad on top of the machine is basically pointless IMO unless you are making numerous espressos. The amount of time it would take for that to warm up your mug just isn't worth sitting it there. It's a con because it's a feature they include that doesn't excel at it's purpose, but frankly I couldn't care less about a heating pad on top of the machine... I literally just put my mug in the microwave for 30 seconds and it's hot... Easy as that. But this is probably the one true con of the list.
- Machine could use a couple of absorbing strips to nullifying some of the vibration it creates when pumping the espresso. I plan to just add some myself, not a big deal to me.
- You have to stand there and hold your steaming pitcher while it steams. Unless you drop a ton of money, this is just going to be what you're going to live with in this price range. Not a huge deal, steaming is very fast, just an annoyance.
Overall 4/5. The one star dock isn't due to any sort of quality, just due to the number of 'annoyances' I have. Overall though, a solid choice for an espresso machine and I highly recommend it over the other brands in it's class / price range! And trust me, I looked at all the others...
The machine makes shots that are as good as the big expensive machine at the stand offer. The steamer not so much if you want just warmed milk with a little foam on top you will be fine. However if you want the milk to all have a marshmellow whip texture to it spend another $20 and by a milk frother to.
Do not use tap water. I know it says to but it will really ruin your machine quickly. Use DISTILLED water only. All other water have lots of minerals. Not only will you get better tasting coffee but prolong the life of the machine. Use half a teaspoon puro cleaner or another type of decalcifier once a month with about the filter with no holes on the bottom leaving it turned to the espresso side for two minutes p.It pushs the liquid back up cleaning you machine. All espresso stands do this every night before they shut down the machine.
Now onto to how to make good lattees.
First you will need a better tamper. I bought the one that amazon recommends to go with it.
I bought a simple $15 coffee grinder from walmart that has a hold button. Make sure that you use whole beans that are ground fresh every time. Good espresso is oily and fresh. Bad flavor happens once it has been oxidized to long. You want to make sure when grinding that the coffee is ground to just above powder texture. Then you want to fill the espresso holder filter as full as you can. The first time i did this I tried to not over pack it. Do not worry you probably wont. You will know if you do because your shots would literally only drip thru. Now take the tamper and press between firmly and hard. You will know that you are packing it correctly by your shots take around 45 seconds to fill. I personally like to pour my shot right away half carmel color and half espresso (when you are getting the correct pressure your shots come out carmel colored and then turn espresso starting at the bottom of the shot glass. This colored changed is considered the shot burning itself.) If you want a stronger flavor wait for the shot to completely change color.
Before you make the espresso shots steam your milk. NEVER add espresso to only flavor. You need milk to keep from burning the syrup. If you dont your flavor will be very gross. So to steam the milk you need a refriderated metal pitcher. I would choose the 20 oz one because to steam you need to tilt the pitcher so the milk will circulate. You can tell your doing it right by the milk moving in a cicular motion on top. Your milk may take a minute to start doing this, on account of it being cold and that cold particles move slower than warm ones. Start steam at the bottom of the pitcher.
If you want foam then this paragraph will help you achieve the best foam possible with this machine. For really good foam use whole milk or add some half and half to milk or even use only half and half(breve). Wait you can feel the pitcher is not cold to touch then move to the top inch if you want foam and pull pitcher up and down the top inch. Swirl the milk in the pitcher for 30 seconds this will clump the foam together. Then tap the bottom of the pitcher on the couter for 30-45 seconds this will eliminate the unwanted large bubble and even the texture. Allow to sit for a minute then pour as much milk out as you want and spoon out the amount of foam you want. A standard latte has a inch of foam on top. A cappuccino is all foam when called "dry" or half milk half foam when called "wet".
Now you pour your shots on top. Stir or not stir its your preference.
When making iced drinks the order is flavor, milk, espresso, ice. If you add ice before espresso you will end up with a watery drink.
I can't think of anymore helpful knowledge to share.
Enjoy your new machine if you get it.
Ohh and you should try tonys cafe camelita. Best coffee ever. Also for those of you who live outside washington state and are not a big fan of coffee flavor try white coffee, it has a very light nutty taste with twice the caffeine of normal esspresso. It only comes pre ground and is much more the texture of coffee pot grinds. Dont grind it more. I cant think of a good brand but i do know there are some not good ones out there so read the reviews.