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Capresso Cafe Pro Review

Capresso Cafe PRO Review

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Capresso is always on point with their products and technology. They are front runners in the demanding market of coffee makers and espresso machines. Found in coffee houses and average kitchens alike, Capresso makes the best machines for any coffee bean lover. Whether you have never touched an espresso machine before or worked at a coffee shop for years, you will be able to use and instantly fall in love with a Capresso product.

The Cafe PRO is the perfect machine for any mother this Mother’s Day. So often we give flowers and chocolates as a gift, but wouldn’t you like to make a more lasting impression on the Mother in your life? This year choose to get her a stunning Capresso Cafe PRO. The Cafe PRO makes both cappuccinos and espresso, giving her caffeine kick she craves.  Don’t let another Mother’s Day go by without stepping out of the box and going beyond expectations. Make her heart melt (and beat a tad faster!) with the Cafe PRO.

How to Use a Cafe PRO

Espresso and cappuccino

The Cafe PRO may look intimidating but it can easily be mastered. You need to use caution and should read the owners manual in it’s entirety before using this magnificent machine. I will highlight some basics here, but please read that manual!

coffee in siveIt is best to grind your beans just before brewing, or as close to brewing as possible. When you grind use the espresso setting so that they are the correct texture. It should look like sugar granules when ground properly.

Capresso Cafe PRO
comes with a double spout portafilter and a bottomless portafilter. If you are a beginner and don’t know what those words mean, then you want to start with the double spout portafilter. Capresso Cafe PRO
features a state-of-the-art boiler to keep the water piping hot and ready for action on a moments notice. Due to this feature the cord on this machine is shorter than other electronics. This is because we do not want someone tripping over a boiling hot water holding device. Epic bad image. **shutters** The water is stored in a 42 oz removable water container. This makes filling it super easy.

Use the bottom end of the scoop that is included with the machine to press down on the grounds you put in the portafilter of your choice. This makes the grounds more compact and will brew more effectively and give you the bold flavor you desire.  Then you need to attach it to the machine. This is a very easy set. Simply place the filter into the circular connector on the machine itself. The machine clearly reads ‘insert’ and ‘lock’. Have the handle on the left and rotate the handle toward the right until it hits the center of the machine. You can feel it lock into place. Once it is locked in place you can follow the instruction manual on how to brew a shot of espresso.how to place filter

I love the 15 bar pump feature – which allows you to get that super lovely top foamy goodness that is the iconic look of a classic cup of espresso. 15 bar simply put means it has a greater force of atmospheric pressure, which results in better pressure when the water is pressing the grinds – making you that silky cup of espresso. You can see below the beginning to end results of a simple shot of espresso. It comes out a light coffee color, but as it sets for a moment the separation occurs giving you a classic espresso.

espresso in cup

 

In order to make a cappuccino you only need to add frothy milk to your espresso. The Cafe PRO comes with a frothing wand, milk frothedallowing you to make not only your espresso but a cappuccino as well. For a beginner making the froth is easy as making the espresso itself. Doing the fun cappuccino art you can find throughout Pinterest and at hip cafe spots it a real talent and takes loads of practice, as well as a gift for art in my opinion. To make the froth add cold milk to a cold metal pitcher. Click here to see more of these milk froth pitcher‘s. Add around 4 or more ounces of milk to the pitcher. On your machine you need to purge the frothing wand. This is basically a special word for saying clean out the old milk and air out of it. You let it run into the metal catch tray (or a thick towel) for 10 seconds. This steam is HOT and will burn you, I am not brave enough to use a towel and I choose to use the tray to catch the steam. Be sure to use care & safety when using the froth wand. After it is purged you place the tip 1/3 of an inch into the milk. Tilt the pitcher so that you have it at an angle up to 45 degrees. Turn on the froth wand and let it push the steam into the milk for 2-4 seconds to the top, then push the tip a little bit more into the milk to create a whirlpool effect. Let froth for around 10-12 seconds total. Any longer may scorch the milk. Once you take the wand out you will see some bubbles at the top. Tap the cup on your counter and softly twirl the cup so that the foam on top mixes with the milk. Then slowly pour the milk into your espresso. Voila! A homemade cappuccino.

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110 Comments

  • Reply Dotty J Boucher

    What an awesome expresso machine, I would love to make me some drinks with this.

    April 22, 2016 at 11:18 pm
    • Reply Margaret Hill

      I really appreciate how thorough the review is. It covers every aspect, leaving you with no questions.

      April 27, 2016 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply Carrie H.

    oh such a fancy machine (espresso! cappaccino! frothy milk!) would be a joy to see on my counter in the mornings

    April 23, 2016 at 6:54 am
  • Reply Patricia Boyle

    This is truly a professional machine. I would have to move things on my countertop to accommodate it.

    April 23, 2016 at 7:28 am
  • Reply Javae Carruth

    It loooooks sooooooo yummmyyy!!!!😍😍😍

    April 23, 2016 at 8:04 am
  • Reply June S.

    I like this the most about this coffee machine; 15 bar pump feature – which allows you to get that super lovely top foamy goodness that is the iconic look of a classic cup of espresso. 15 bar simply put means it has a greater force of atmospheric pressure, which results in better pressure when the water is pressing the grinds – making you that silky cup of espresso.

    April 23, 2016 at 8:08 am
  • Reply Betty Butler

    Wow this would be very useful in our home, especially on sundays family day!!

    April 23, 2016 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Lauryn R

    This is such an awesome espresso machine!! My husband and I are huge fans of coffee, so of course we would absolutely love one! I love that you can make two cups at a time! 🙂

    April 23, 2016 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Alexis Mayne

    I love all parts of the espresso machine! But probably my favorite would be the frothy milk. When I had to skip the coffee during my pregnancies I got soooooo hooked on a good frothy milk 🙂

    April 23, 2016 at 1:16 pm
  • Reply Regina Elliott

    How great is this machine !!! I’m hoping it’s as easy to use as the review says

    April 23, 2016 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    This would make an awesome Mothers Day Gift. I love cappucino’s. I love that this is easy to use for all of us. Thank you so much for sharing

    April 23, 2016 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply Darlene Maroni

    This is an awesome idea for a mother’s day gift..and a great gift for anyone that truly appreciates good quality coffee and or espresso . I did not realize that the grounds should be compacted before brewing..but that does make sense. Thank you for the review.,after reading it the machine doesnt sound quite so intimidating 🙂

    April 23, 2016 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Sharon

    I like that I can get cafe quality cappuccino at home.

    April 23, 2016 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply belinda bell

    I would love this for a mother’s day gift. I love cappuccinos and this would be great to be able to make them at home

    April 23, 2016 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Amber Deuel

    Grinding your own beans is the best so Manny to choose from, I love this!!!

    April 23, 2016 at 5:40 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Mmmm!! I could make my dirty chais at home!! My life would be complete!! <3 Sounds like its pretty easy after some reading and some practice!!

    April 23, 2016 at 6:10 pm
  • Reply Kathleen Kelly

    What a wonderful Mother’s Day present this would make. I love to try different blends of coffee to make iced or hot drinks. Thank you!

    April 23, 2016 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Alicia C

    I love me some coffee and espresso, but I haven’t had much luck making it at home. Perhaps with a machine that knows what to do (as opposed to the owner, i.e. me), my drinks will taste better. I would def give this a go!

    April 24, 2016 at 12:20 am
  • Reply kath g

    This looks like such an excellent product. Love the looks of it and it seems to do everything I’d ever want it to do….

    April 24, 2016 at 7:52 am
  • Reply Stan Litvin

    Perfect gift for Mother’s Day

    April 24, 2016 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Alexis Mayne

    The 15 bar pump pressure looks awesome too!

    April 24, 2016 at 11:18 am
  • Reply Tammy Catterton

    I learn by makes the grounds more compact it will brew more effectively wow thanks for info on that. Plus a gift anytime of the year

    April 24, 2016 at 11:29 am
  • Reply Joni Lackey

    Thanks for clarifying how to avoid being burned by the steam by using a towel. That was my only minor concern but you have put my fear to ease with that. I so hope to win!

    April 24, 2016 at 1:09 pm
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    The 15 bar pump feature is great. I love that you it enables you to make this great froth. This sounds like a great machine. Thank you for sharing

    April 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    I love that filling it is super easy!!

    April 24, 2016 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply Edye

    I love everything about this item! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

    April 24, 2016 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply Laura

    I would love to have this espresso machine. It looks so tasty and good! 🙂

    April 24, 2016 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply DailyWoman (Lacey)

    I love the ability steam the milk. I use lots of milk in my coffee everyday and it would be nice to have this.

    April 24, 2016 at 11:54 pm
  • Reply Christina G.

    I like the 15 bar pump feature. I didn’t realize that is how you get the foam on the top. Thanks for sharing!

    April 25, 2016 at 12:16 am
  • Reply Joni Lackey

    The pump feature appears to ensure great froth which is one of my favorite features about it. To me that’s what makes it seem like restaurant quality.

    April 25, 2016 at 9:15 am
  • Reply Deborah D

    I love that this makes cappuccino. Love cappuccino.

    April 25, 2016 at 11:54 am
  • Reply Deborah W.

    What a great machine! I would love to have this for Mothers’ Day or any other day, ha! Wonderful machine! 🙂

    April 25, 2016 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Love the 15 bar pump that makes the most perfectly smooth espresso!! <3

    April 25, 2016 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Terry Poage

    I learned that the Capresso Cafe PRO
    features a state-of-the-art boiler to keep the water piping hot and ready for action on a moment notice.

    April 25, 2016 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply Mary Songer

    I would love to have coffee shop coffees at home. Saving the cost of having even one fancy drink a day would make this cost effective.

    April 25, 2016 at 9:07 pm
  • Reply kath g

    What I really like about this machine is it makes it look so easy to make professional looking drinks.

    April 26, 2016 at 2:09 am
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    I love that its hot at any and all times!!

    April 26, 2016 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply Mary Songer

    Nice giveaway. Two drinks at once for twice the pleasure.

    April 26, 2016 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Joni Lackey

    I’m super excited about making that yummy froth at my very own “Starbucks” experience at my home. 🙂

    April 27, 2016 at 9:49 am
  • Reply Sharon

    I like the design of the machine, looks professional.

    April 27, 2016 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Lauren Rashall

    This is an awesome espresso machine! I would love to have this!

    April 27, 2016 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    I love the clear button labeling!! Makes understanding and using it so much easier!!

    April 27, 2016 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply Vickie

    This was on my Christmas wish list.
    I didn’t get it then..maybe now!

    April 27, 2016 at 10:40 pm
  • Reply Deborah W.

    I love this capresso cafe and would use it every day, multiple times of day. We love our coffee many different ways.

    April 28, 2016 at 8:34 am
  • Reply Dotty J Boucher

    I love that this has a double boiler , so you know your drink is going to be delicious and hot.

    April 28, 2016 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Sandy Cain

    You’re right, it DOES look intimidating. But I bet after using t 3 or 4 times, I’d have it down pat. This really looks like something you’d find in a very upscale cafe in Manhattan. Imagine that, having FRESH cappucinos and espressos whenever you want!

    April 28, 2016 at 12:08 pm
  • Reply Kathleen Kelly

    I really enjoyed your detailed review. Thank you for sharing!

    April 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm
  • Reply Vickie

    Thanks for the great review.
    I thought I wanted this..
    Now I know I do!
    Awesome.
    Thanks

    April 28, 2016 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Love the drip catcher!! Thanks for saving my countertops!!

    April 28, 2016 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Cheryl Everitt

    Love this espresso machine! I could make drinks for everyone in the neighborhood.

    April 28, 2016 at 6:56 pm
  • Reply Mary Songer

    If I win I’m going to print out this review to help me use my new machine. Great review.

    April 28, 2016 at 6:59 pm
  • Reply violet taylor

    this looks so awesome. i really need one of my own so i can stop single handedly supporting the local coffee shop

    April 28, 2016 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Christie

    I like that you can make espresso and/or cappuccino! The best of both worlds..I’ve never had a machine like this so thanks for the review.

    April 28, 2016 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply Marnie G (Derrick Todd)

    Wow! This is awesome! I love all of the features.

    April 29, 2016 at 3:39 am
  • Reply Debbie Northcutt

    They thought of everything when they created this machine…it has it all and then some!!!

    April 29, 2016 at 12:35 pm
  • Reply Mary Songer

    I have several weddings coming up and this would be a great gift.

    April 29, 2016 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Angela Simmons

    Review well done!Thank you for all the information it definitely came in handy 🙂

    April 29, 2016 at 6:38 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Love the milk frother!! So awesome to have when making cappucino or even… hot chocolate!! Yum!!

    April 29, 2016 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Alexis Mayne

    Love everything about this! I can’t wait to try it out… HOPEFULLY!

    April 29, 2016 at 11:03 pm
  • Reply Dotty J Boucher

    I love that this has both cappuccinos and espresso built into this machine.

    April 30, 2016 at 9:23 am
  • Reply kath g

    Who knew a ‘force of atmospheric pressure’ would be involved in making coffee drinks…glad they make it so easy so I don’t have to think about all that.

    April 30, 2016 at 10:22 am
  • Reply Joni Lackey

    I learned the state of the art boiler puts this machine clearly above the competition! 🙂

    April 30, 2016 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Vickie

    NOTHING compares to a delicious cup of coffee!

    April 30, 2016 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Christie

    Do those cute glass cups come with the machine or can you use standard coffee mugs?

    April 30, 2016 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply violet taylor

    wow this looks like a really high quality machine. this would be awesome to have at home

    April 30, 2016 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply Alicia C

    I like how compact and professional this unit looks. It would look great in my kitchen, and not take up my much needed counter space!

    May 1, 2016 at 3:56 am
  • Reply Pauline Linares

    I love the machines & the instructions. Thanks!

    May 1, 2016 at 1:07 pm
  • Reply Alexis Mayne

    Very informative Post!! I did not know that you should grind the beans just before brewing…but that does make sense and they probably taste much more fresh!

    May 1, 2016 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Vickie

    Gorgeous machine!
    I am hopeful to win as this would be an awesome gift for mom!

    May 1, 2016 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply Laura

    This would make a great gift for my sister-in-law. She would really enjoy it!

    May 2, 2016 at 2:46 am
  • Reply Alicia C

    I like the frothing wand, good also for making frothy hot cocoa!

    May 2, 2016 at 3:30 am
  • Reply Dotty J Boucher

    I do love that I can make my hubby and expresso and me a cappino..

    May 2, 2016 at 10:43 am
  • Reply kath g

    Love that it’s stainless steel, it will clean up easily and look great forever.

    May 2, 2016 at 10:56 am
  • Reply violet taylor

    i love the way this looks, espresso seems so intimdating, yeah?

    May 2, 2016 at 11:49 am
  • Reply Madison D

    Ooooh this looks awesome! I would love to try this. I’m not a coffee person but yummy!

    May 2, 2016 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Mary Songer

    A machine like this can make anyone’s morning better.

    May 2, 2016 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Vickie

    Hope to win for momma!
    Such a great giveaway for s coffee addicts/snobs
    Haha
    Thanks

    May 2, 2016 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply kath g

    This is going to look great on someone’s counter. It’s nice that it’s so versatile that you can make such a variety of drinks.

    May 3, 2016 at 1:57 am
  • Reply Joni Lackey

    Such great instructions in this review on how to use this machine. I’m so excited to see who wins.

    May 3, 2016 at 12:47 pm
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    This is so nice. I would love one of these for Mothers Day. I could use the extra caffeine kick. Thank you so much for sharing

    May 3, 2016 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Mary Songer

    I’m dragging today. I could use an afternoon pick-me-up.

    May 3, 2016 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply kath g

    It’s so great that it makes both cappuccinos and espresso…having the choice adds a lot of variety to your day.

    May 4, 2016 at 1:48 am
  • Reply Pauline Linares

    I learned is best to grind the beans just before brewing.

    May 4, 2016 at 10:08 am
  • Reply cylina williams

    I love Cappuccinos and this looks like a great machine, thanks!

    May 4, 2016 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply jules m.

    it looks pretty easy! there is nothing better than a fresh cappuccino! 🙂 yum!!

    May 4, 2016 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Mary Songer

    This looks like a complicated machine when you just look at the pictures but after reading your review I’m sure I could do this easily and would use it every day.

    May 4, 2016 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply violet taylor

    i l;ove my coffee and this lets me make it myself

    May 4, 2016 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply Vickie

    Your review is good on the point of frothing..seems easy enough the way you wrote it.

    May 4, 2016 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Joni Lackey

    Soooooo tired today. This machine and a fresh cappuccino would totally rev me up!! 🙂

    May 5, 2016 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Corey Olomon

    This would be great! I love Moca’s!

    May 5, 2016 at 5:56 pm
  • Reply Mary Songer

    I love the detailed pictures and explanations. Terrific review.

    May 5, 2016 at 6:19 pm
  • Reply Vickie

    That s would be a dream to give my for MothersDay!
    Yah!
    Nice review too

    May 5, 2016 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply Kevin King

    Most steamers on personal machines go to waste. I believe the majority of ppl don’t know how to steam a perfect cappuccino… It’s all about the sound and the feel. How does it sound? Is the milk screaming or giving a deep rumble? The feel is something you just have to experience…
    Thanks for the review!

    May 5, 2016 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Christie

    I learned that you suggested to push down on the coffee grinds before brewing.

    May 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply Corey Olomon

    This would be a dream come true!

    May 5, 2016 at 11:29 pm
  • Reply Margot C

    What a beautiful machine. I used to have one in my 20s, now I don’t. Why is taht I wonder. I would love this.

    May 6, 2016 at 2:25 am
  • Reply Carolyn Massey

    Thanks for the review and letting us know how to safely use this. I always read instructions before using. I would love to win this for Mother’s Day.

    May 6, 2016 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Mary Songer

    This looks like a professional machine and would look fabulous on my countertop.

    May 6, 2016 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply Vickie

    What a treat to have fresh Cubano espresso every morning! I would love the opportunity to do something!

    May 6, 2016 at 7:45 pm
  • Reply Joni Lackey

    I am so excited about a machine that will keep me from spending so much money at expensive coffee shops!

    May 6, 2016 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Margot C

    That machine is the real deal, the milk frother would be so fantastic.

    May 7, 2016 at 2:59 am
  • Reply Joni Lackey

    I even have a name for this machine if it joins our family, lol! 🙂

    May 7, 2016 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Adriana Gonzalez

    I just found a new item that I want in my kitchen. I started to have an interest in espresso recently and i would love to try and make Cuban coffee with this.

    May 7, 2016 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Pauline Linares

    I love the instructions on how to make Capuchino’s.

    May 7, 2016 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Jerry Marquardt

    I would love to use this great coffee making system. From your great review, I think this would go in my kitchen very well.

    May 7, 2016 at 5:18 pm
  • Reply Corey Olomon

    This would save me SO much money!

    May 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm
  • Reply Vickie

    Perfect for having great coffee at home.
    Economical and oh so convenient.
    Hope to win for mom!
    Thanks

    May 7, 2016 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Christie

    I like that it has a state of the art boiler so the water stays piping hot!

    May 7, 2016 at 8:21 pm
  • Reply Sharon

    This machine would be such a luxury to have in my kitchen, Cappuccino – yes!

    May 7, 2016 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Richard Hicks

    What a nice coffee maker. Would cut down on my trips to star bucks.

    May 7, 2016 at 8:54 pm
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