Capresso Ultimate PRO 124.01 Review

Overall Rating
80
Coffee Quality (40%)
80
Design & Features (20%)
80
Durability (20%)
80
Ease of Use (10%)
82
Brand Reputation (10%)
80

The Bottom Line

The Capresso Ultimate PRO is an entry-level espresso machine that brews single and double shots at the push of a button and includes an integrated steam wand. Overall, it's not a great machine. Value-wise? Another story.
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Key Features of the Capresso Ultimate PRO 124.01

Key Features of Capresso Ultimate PRO 124.01

  • Type: Pump espresso machine
  • Pressure: 15 bars
  • Reservoir: 34 oz
  • Portafilters: Pressurized, single and double shot
  • E.S.E. Pod Compatible: Yes
  • Auto-Off: 30 minutes
  • Unit Size: 8.0″W x 10.0″D x 11.8″H
  • Unit Weight: 12.0 lbs
  • Warranty: 1 year

Capresso Ultimate PRO 124.01 Overview

Incredibly simple and very affordable with some nifty features, the Capresso Ultima PRO is an intriguing espresso machine for those looking for something with more than just the bare bones espresso-making essentials.

Of note, this model has two standout features:

  1. Self-tamping portafilter
  2. Programmable shot sizes

Nifty features aside, this model pulls a strong shot with a rich crema.

The problem is that some users (not an insignificant amount of them) have reported pump failures around 4-5 months of use.

The unit has 5 buttons on its front interface:

  • Single shot
  • Double shot
  • On/off
  • Hot water only
  • Steam

As mentioned above, an interesting feature of this model is its built-in tamper. When you insert the portafilter basket, the machine automatically tamps the grounds for you.

This can be construed as either a pro or a con depending on your preferences.

Some people, like myself, enjoy being able to tamp their own grounds. It affords a little extra control over my shot.

Others enjoy having this extra step being hands off.

Pros

  • Programmable shot sizes
  • Tamps your shot when you insert the portafilter
  • Comes with hot water only function
  • Convenient top storage compartment

Cons

  • Small 34 oz water reservoir
  • Only comes with pressurized portafilters
  • Steam wand foaming attachment sometimes makes lukewarm foam
  • Can be messy with water to clean up
  • Some people report issues with the pump after around 4 months

Is the Capresso Ultimate PRO 124.01 for you?

Is Capresso Ultimate PRO 124.01 for you?

The Capresso Ultimate PRO 124.01 is for those who appreciate the self-tamping and programmable shot size functionality and don’t mind the small water reservoir.

Capresso Ultimate PRO 124.01 Review: An In-Depth Look

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Capresso Ultimate PRO 124.01
The Capresso Ultimate PRO is an entry-level espresso machine that brews single and double shots at the push of a button and includes an integrated steam wand. Overall, it's not a great machine. Value-wise? Another story.

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