Capresso Ultimate PRO Review

Capresso Ultimate PRO
Overall Rating
Coffee Quality (40%)
Design & Features (20%)
Durability (20%)
Ease of Use (10%)
Brand Reputation (10%)
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

Key Features of Capresso Ultimate PRO

  • 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 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.

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

Are Capresso Ultimate PRO 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 Review: An In-Depth Look

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Capresso Ultimate PRO
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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I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!