Capresso has announced availability of mid-February 2011 for its new EC100 espresso machine. Priced $149.99, this machine offers outstanding value with 15-bar electric pump brewing pressure and thermoblock heating for authentic espresso coffee extraction. For ease of use, the swivel frother has separate frothing positions for steamed milk (caffè latte) and frothed milk (cappuccino). The portafilter is self locking and comes with both single and double shot filter baskets. The single filter basket also accommodates convenient espresso pods. The 46oz water tank, stainless steel cup warming platform, and stainless steel drip tray are removable for easy refill and cleaning.
The Capresso EC100 stacks up in performance to other pump espresso machines costing at least $100 more. This will make a terrific starter machine for the coffee enthusiast, who is ready to begin making authentic espresso in the home.