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Grounds taste test
Ground coffee - The quality of espresso extraction by this machine. Blank if format not used.
Beans taste test
Beans - The quality of espresso extraction by this machine. Blank if format not used.
Capsules taste test
Coffee capsules - The quality of espresso extraction by this machine. Blank if format not used.
The quality of the crema (the golden foam on top of the espresso) produced by using the main coffee format for this machine.
The quality of the appearance of the espresso produced by using the main coffee format for this machine.
The quality of espresso aroma, produced by using the main coffee format for this machine.
Speed of making an espresso
How long it takes to brew one espresso.
The quality of cappuccinos made using the steam pipe (if there is one present), or accessories supplied, to heat and foam the milk. If this is blank, it means the coffee machine doesn't have a steam pipe.
Speed of milk frothing
How quickly the machine produces steam and heats milk to 70°C. The star rating will be blank if no steamer is present.
Ease of use
How easy the coffee machine is to use.
Cleaning the coffee-making apparatus, emptying the drip tray and cleaning the body surfaces.
Using the portafilter
Some portafilters can be hard to lock onto the coffee machine, and tight-fitting filter baskets can make them tricky to empty.
Coffee machines are noisy. We rate how noisy the coffee machine is when making an espresso.
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Colour of coffee machine
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