Cuisinart EM-200 Review

Cuisinart EM-200
Overall Rating
83
Coffee Quality (40%)
80
Design & Features (20%)
83
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
85
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
An upgrade from Cuisinart's base entry-level model, the EM-200 adds programmability to the mix with properly-extracted shots at the push of a button and a larger 64 oz water reservoir that make it a little easier to use.
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Key Features of the Cuisinart EM-200

Key Features of Cuisinart EM-200

  • Type: Semi-automatic pump
  • Integrated Grinder: None
  • Pressure: 15 bars
  • Reservoir: 64 oz
  • Portafilters: Pressurized single and double portafilters
  • Pod Compatibility: E.S.E. soft pods
  • Max Cup Height: 3.5″
  • Steam Wand: Integrated, manual
  • Unit Size: 11.5″W x 15.1″H x 12.8″D
  • Unit Weight: 25.0 lbs
  • Watts: 1050W
  • Warranty: 1 year

Cuisinart EM-200 Overview

The Cuisinart EM-200 has the same build and structure as the Cuisinart EM-100 but adds programmable functionality to take it to the next level.

(Plus, its water reservoir is massive for its size at 64 oz.)

Instead of turning the knob to pull your shot and manually timing the extraction yourself, the EM-200 pulls your shot at the push of a button with no manual timing required.

The EM-200 has two brew buttons:

  • Single shot: 1.5 oz
  • Double shot: 3.0 oz

You can customize the volumes, though!

However, the manual steam wand does still need to be run and timed by the home barista. The knob to control the steam wand is located on the right side of the machine.

Pros
Cons

Is the Cuisinart EM-200 for you?

Are Cuisinart EM-200 for you?

When you’re shopping for espresso machines in this price range, you know you aren’t getting professional quality.

Understanding that, the Cuisinart EM-200 gives decent espresso and steamed milk at the push of a button from a compact machine.

Both the Cuisinart EM-100 and this EM-200 are capable of pulling the same quality shots with the same quality foam.

They also run on the same internal components — the only difference is the EM-200’s programmable, push-button brew options and slightly larger water reservoir.

Cuisinart EM-200 Review: An In-Depth Look

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Cuisinart EM-200
An upgrade from Cuisinart's base entry-level model, the EM-200 adds programmability to the mix with properly-extracted shots at the push of a button and a larger 64 oz water reservoir that make it a little easier to use.

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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!

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