Mr. Coffee ECMP50 Espresso/ Cappuccino Maker

March 1, 2010 by  
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  • Thermal block heating system
  • Removable water reservoir
  • Powerful milk frother
  • Removable drip tray
  • Lighting on/off switch

Product Description
Have the ability to make coffeehouse quality espressos and cappuccinos in the comfort of you own home. The Mr. Coffee 15-bar pump espresso maker delivers high-quality drinks on a consistent basis. The thermal block heater makes brewing faster and a removable water reservoir makes it easier to get started.

Mr. Coffee Automatic Dual Shot Espresso/Cappuccino System Mr. Coffee Automatic Dual Shot Espresso/Cappuccino System
List Price: $99.99
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Description

Mr. Coffee's Automatic Dual Shot Espresso and Cappuccino Machine creates authentic, bold espresso drinks when and how you want them. The removable 40 oz. water reservoir makes filling easy, the thermal block heating system heats water fast, and the 15-bar pump system brews rich, crème-topped espresso with impressive results. Choose a single or double shot porta-filter for serving size options. When a cappuccino or latte order is up, use the frother to quickly steam milk up to a creamy finish. Includes tamping tool and recipes.

Features

  • 15-bar pump system uses powerful pressure to extract a dark, rich espresso brew
  • Frothing arm makes creamy froth to top off your cappuccinos and lattes
  • Make 2 single shots at once with dual-shot brewing
  • Thermal block heating system provides barista-speed brewing and heating
  • Removable, washable drip tray keeps brew space neat and tidy

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159 of 161 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The key is the pressurized portafilter design, guarantees a quality espresso shot, January 8, 2015
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*Update*: Still like this machine but just beware that the screws in the water tank rust. The rust crumbles off and falls onto a ledge inside the water tank, not directly into the water, but it's possible little pieces of rust can tumble into the water.

This machine is a great value for the quality of espresso you get out of it. The portafilter (the thing that holds the coffee) is pressurized (read up on pressurized vs non-pressurized portafilters), which is the key to why this is a safe beginner machine. A pressurized portafilter will not release coffee until enough pressure has built up within the basket, extracting dense flavor, the key to a good espresso. Non-pressurized portafilters rely on the fine grain of espresso ground coffee being tightly compacted into the basket (called tamping) to provide a similar resistance (fyi, espresso snobs demand a non-pressurized basket supposedly because it gives more control over the extraction process). This machine is designed to... Read more
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91 of 93 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great beginner machine, not for picky or professional baristas, September 26, 2016
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I am not a professional by any means, but I was a barista at a successful "mom n pop" coffee shop for a year, so I know how to pull a good shot and properly steam milk. I like good coffee, but I'm not a stickler. I wanted to be able to make my own espresso for americanos and the occasional latte at home. I did my research and decided on this machine because it's under 100 bucks which is what I was looking for. I also was looking at the Hamilton beach one that's under 100, and the delonghi. I know that's a better brand but this machine was a little cheaper and had similar reviews. This one is very user friendly, you definitely don't have to have barista experience to get a shot from it. Extreme coffee people might say it doesn't pull a "real" shot because it doesn't require espresso fine ground coffee (real espresso grounds should be as fine as powdered sugar and fit between the lines of your fingerprint) you can actually use it with regular ground coffee for a drip... Read more
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85 of 90 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the Price--Treat with care tho. How-to tips below:, January 17, 2017
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Great machine for the price. Steaming arm actually works on this generation. A few notes: 1. Take off and throw away the rubber/plastic thing on the steaming wand. 2. prime the steaming wand; a good squirt of water comes out first; you don't want that in your milk!!. 3. prime the brew head as well for a few secs--twice; some cold water will get in your coffee if you don't. 4. after you're done brewing and have removed the portafilter, rinse the brewhead by just priming it for a couple secs--twice. This will get any coffee grounds off the "showerhead." 5. ALWAYS brew into clear shot glasses; 25-30 secs MAX. If you're not getting two oz. of espresso by 30 secs, your grind is too fine or too packed. Less than 25 secs??? Grind finer or pack more for good strong shots. A simple digital kitchen timer is all you need. Also, if you don't know what a good shot looks like; heart, body, crema, ask a Barista at your Local GOOD Coffeehouse; not Starbucks. They don't even... Read more
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5 Responses to “Mr. Coffee ECMP50 Espresso/ Cappuccino Maker”
  1. I’ve owned one of these machines for almost three years now. It makes great espresso with wonderful crema and is very easy to use. Although others have experienced leaking problems, I have not. I’ve never had a problem with it that could not be solved by a good cleaning with vinegar. So, why only two stars?

    There is no way to buy a replacement filter basket. The bottom of the metal perma filter is two seperate but attached layers – a top layer with many small perforations that allow water through, but keep coffee grounds in, and a bottom layer with one slightly larger hole in the center to allow the espresso out. The top layer has separated after three years of use, and the perma filter is impossible to use now because it gets clogged almost immediately, causing the seal to break and water to pour out around the sides when I try to make an espresso. I would completely understand that this small part has a limited lifespan, happily buy a replacement and give this product full stars – except that it is absolutely impossible to replace this simple part. Mr. Coffee does not have replacements available. The only replacement espresso filter they make will not fit this model, and I can find no others that will work with it. I even personally contacted the company, only to be told yep, I’m right, this part isn’t available for separate purchase. So, because a $7 part is broken, I will have to pay for a completely new espresso machine. How does this make sense at all? At least I got 3 years out of it, but since the filter basket is small, it would also be an easy part to lose. Since there’s no convenient place to store the basket on this model, if you keep the filter basket in a kitchen drawer, this is a distinct possibility. Imagine that you spent $80 on this thing, lost the filter basket after a couple of weeks, and then what?

    I would happily buy another one of these based on performance and size (ability to put a mug underneath the spout, ability to make more than one shot of quality espresso at a time). But, I just can’t give Mr. Coffee my money again in good conscience. The machine still WORKS, why should I have to buy another one just to get this one part? It’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard of, and it really deserves only one star because of this huge marketing flaw, but I’ve loved this machine for so long that I just can’t do it. So, two stars it is. Buy it if you’re willing to keep the filter basket sitting on top of the machine where it won’t get lost, and don’t mind shelling out another chunk of money just for a tiny part after 3 years or so.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  2. Jennifer says:

    Bought first one at Target. Set up machine and followed instruction exactly as stated-even priming the frother. The machine started smoking from top and a plastic smell started to permeate my whole kitchen. There was also a terrible knocking sound-not sure if this is normal with pump espresso makers. Between the loud, annoying noise, smoke, and smell, I decided I bought a “lemon.” I returned it to Target and bought another one. After following instructions again, I brewed my first cup of espresso (very noisy machine) which came out fine. I then proceeded to froth my milk-well, guess what, frother didn’t work! Same annoying knocking noise started coming out of machine as well. My husband and I fiddled with it and re-read instructions 10 times. Frother was just sputtering along and then finally died. I am in the process of packing this up and returning it as well. I won’t try for a third “strike.” I’m done with this espresso maker-total piece of junk!
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Conrad says:

    I bought this machine based on it’s reported ability to make good espresso. It does produce lots of nice looking crema, but being cappuccino drinkers, I’m not sure this makes much difference. I had a smaller Krups steam machine before, which didn’t make as much crema, but the resultant cappuccino was just as good as what I get from this Mr. C.

    My only complaint is that the 2 cup filter basket is too small, much smaller than what we had on our Krups model. To get our two large cappa’s each morning I have to empty and refill. Were it not for this hassle, I would have given 5 stars. Otherwise all other aspects of this modern marvel are working well after 3 weeks of being in service.

    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. I really like my Mr. Coffee ECMP50. It exerts the required pressure to form the crema, a rich foam.

    The steamer does a great job of foaming the milk for a really good cappuccino. I wish that the process was a little faster, but I do enjoy brewing this treat. Add a little bit of chocolate syrup to the milk before foaming, and you get a really good mocha cappucino.

    A really good bargain, it compares favorably to machines costing three times the price. Enjoy!
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. R. Griffin says:

    In the cosmic sense, this isn’t the best espresso machine that money can buy – hence the four-star rating. But, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, this is more like a seven-star machine. I haven’t had an problems with it so far, and it’s gets used 7-10 times/week.

    For what it’s worth, the scoop/tamper it comes with is cheap and lightweight. I wanted a more sturdy one, so I had to buy it separately (I’ve heard that this is common with less expensive machines). If you want to do the same, you want a 51mm tamper for this machine.

    All in all, I’m very happy with this machine.
    Rating: 4 / 5