If you are in the market for a mid-range espresso maker, you may want to consider the beautifully designed Espressione Caffé Novecento espresso machine. With a look that really separates it from the competition, you will also enjoy top quality coffee drinks for years to come. The signature look of this unique machine harkens back to the days when giant, steaming contraptions created perfect shots, lattes and cappuccinos down at your local coffee shop. Although this model is a scaled down version of those old fashioned machines, you can capture the same quality and theatrical appearance at home with this wonderful new unit.
Obviously, the biggest feature here is the classic look and housing this maker offers. It features a rust inhibitor that will keep your maker performing at its best for years to come. The duel purpose boiler heats up fast and makes both pulling shots and steaming milk easy. The Maxi Cappuccino feature makes frothing and heating your milk a snap. You may even make better lattes than your local coffee house. This model is also completely compatible with coffee pods as well as pre ground coffee. All in all, this is a wonderful system with all of the tools you need to create a wonderful cup of your favourite coffee drink.
While a fully automatic machine may be a bit more convenient, you won’t feel like you are wasting your time with this model, either. The Espressione Caffé Novecento espresso machine makes brewing your coffee and steaming your milk a straight ahead affair, and you can’t find a more stylish machine in which to perform these tasks. Clean up is easy here, too, with easy access to the necessary parts of this machine. If you are choosing to go with a manual machine, than this isn’t a bad choice.
There can be no doubt that this machine makes a top quality latte or cappuccino, but the real appeal here is the look, shape and design of this model. The two steam pull handles help control just the right amount of steam for your needs and the old fashioned gauge on the top gives this model a one of a kind appearance. The control panel on the front is clear, easy to read and attractively laid out. Overall, the Espressione Caffé Novecento espresso machine is the best looking unit in its price class on the market today.
The market for mid-range makers has been getting more and more crowded lately. On top of that, the price for fully automatic machines is now right around the same price as this model, so there may be other machines on the market that do more, but there aren’t any on the market that look this cool. It all really comes down to what your reason is for purchasing this model. If you want the coolest looking maker of anyone you know, than this is a great deal. Otherwise, you would be better off with a more reliable name.
What people are saying
Currently, Espressione Caffé Novecento espresso machines do not have the best reputation amongst users, but the sample size is admittedly small. Many of the complaints center around the quality of the shots that you pull from this machine. The seal for the portafilter has been reported as being faulty, but it is unclear if this is because a few bad units have gotten out or if this is a chronic problem. Make sure you know your store’s return policy before buying this model.
It is difficult to say that this is an item you want to avoid considering that it has only received a handful of complaints, but let’s just say that you want to keep a close eye on this machine when you first buy it. There can be no denying that it is the most beautiful machine of its kind on the market, but if it doesn’t make a good shot, what’s the point? Just like with any product, a few faulty models are sure to get out into the marketplace, but you may want to consider purchasing another brand instead. If not, let’s hope that the complaints are the exception and not the rule.