The Mr. Coffee ECMP50 is an espresso / cappuccino hybrid with a powerful 15-bar pump system that extracts every last ounce of flavor out of espresso beans. Dual-shot brewing allows for two single shots to be made at one time – perfect for on-the-go couples – and the frothing arm allows for a great-tasting cappuccino with froth included.
And for under $65, we really can’t complain about the ECMP50.
- 15-bar pump pressure
- Dual-shot brewing
- 40-ounce, large water reservoir
- Frothing arm offers powerful milk froth
- Affordable, entry-level model
- Can’t make espresso and steam at the same time
- Need to turn dial to stop espresso
If you’re making an espresso or cappuccino and want to make steam at the same time, you can’t. This is a minor flaw.
An interesting thing with this machine is that you’ll need to turn the dial to stop the espresso coming out. This is great for making a large cup, but if you look away, you may find your espresso cup overflowing.
Mr. Coffee ECMP50 Review
Mr. Coffee’s ECMP50 offers an entry-level espresso / cappuccino machine that is perfect for the budget-friendly consumer. No, this isn’t the best espresso outside of Italy or a high-end café, but it is filled with flavor.
And for the price, it outperforms our expectations.
Powered by a 15-bar pump system, the ECMP50 is able to produce exceptional pressure to extract the utmost flavor from espresso beans. All you have to do is fill the 40-ounce reservoir (it’s removable), fill the single shot or double shot filter, and you’re ready to go.
If you’re making espresso for two, feel free to use the double shot filter. This machine’s dual-shot brewing can make two single shots at one time – talk about saving time. A tamping tool is included so that you can pack your filter adequately.
Brew, steam and ready indicator lights are available on the front of the machine to tell you what process the model is currently undergoing. If you’re more in the mood for a cappuccino, simply click a button, and you’re brewing cappuccino. There is also a frothing arm that allows you to make delicious froth to top off your cappuccino or latte.
Drips do occur on occasion after you remove your mug, but a convenient drip tray catches these random drops and can be removed for easy cleaning.
Easy to use and clean, this is a great model for the on-the-go user that likes to wake up, grab a shot of espresso and run out of the door quickly.
Small in size, this model fits neatly on the corner of any countertop (great for small spaces), and all of the parts that need to be cleaned can easily be removed from espresso maker for quick cleanup. A standard-sized cup will also fit right under the spout, so you can make a larger “cup” of espresso, or water it down to make a coffee.
Overall, Mr. Coffee impresses with the ECMP50. Small, affordable and easy to use, this is an espresso maker that is perfect for an entry-level model, and it even produces delicious froth in the process.
You won’t find a better model in this price range (not unless a sale is going on).