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Espressione Café Minuetto Professional Thermoblock Espresso Machine

Minuetto Espresso Machine

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On July 29, 2014
Last modified:May 28, 2016


The Espressione Café Minuetto Professional is any coffee drinker's delight with three easy-to-use filters to choose from coupled with a sleek look inside and out, as well as steaming, frothing and brewing capabilities.


Espresso machines have always been a part of any coffee-making business.

From entry-level to huge commercial establishments such as Starbucks and the like, coffee and its variations kept people ‘alert and energised’ with its delicious aromas and tastes.

As any coffee drinker would wish for, like myself, I am always on the lookout for the newest and trendiest espresso makers on the market.

I have explored and used many brands, however, it is easy for me to say that Espressione Café Minuetto Professional Thermoblock Espresso Machine is actually one of the best.

I had the chance of trying this out myself and so I am going to share to you my thoughts first-hand on this stylish piece of coffee-making equipment. I can still taste the smoothly-refined quality of the cinnamon-flavored espresso that I made just two days ago and it reminded me of a nostalgic moment I had with my father during our coffee drinking sessions.

no Features Special
1 Compatible with Ground Coffee/ESE espresso pods
2 Cappuccino/Milk frother Yes
3 Tank capacity 1 Liter
4 Maximum pressure 15-bar
5 Pressure Power N/A
6 Boiler size 27 Oz
7 Brew time (2 Oz) 25 Seconds
8 Water level detection Yes
9 Removable Tank Yes
10 Auto power off system No
11 Materials Durable INOX housing/ABS plastic
11 Grinder No
12 Overall size 11.3 inches X 14.7 inches X 12 inches
13 Total weight 15 Lbs
14 Warranty 1 Year

The Positive

What I loved most about this espresso machine is it’s space-saving and best for apartment and home use. It can brew ground espresso or ESE espresso pods, just by selecting the appropriate filter (which is of three types) : single-shot, double-shot, and ESE pod filter.

The coffee it produces is so tasty, frothy and above all, with a creamy blend. It is also equipped with a 15-bar Thermoblock pump allowing coffee to heat up within a short matter of minutes.

The Espressione Café Minuetto Professional Thermoblock Espresso Machine also has Maxi-Cappuccino and Thermo Cream technologies, which can provide finely textured and temperature-appropriate milk for a number of beverages. With a measuring spoon and frothing rotating wand for ease of use, as well as a self-priming functionality, it is any coffee enthusiast’s dream come true.

Made of stainless steel and INOX housing on varnished ABS plastic adds great value to its durability also. It has a large capacity reservoir with a visible water level indicator, a removable drip tray, and an accessible cup warmer further gives its a user-friendly touch making it easier to maintain.

A few more safety features include rubber grip handles and a high pressure safety valve aside from the things mentioned above.

The Negative

Most of us are always on the go; we sometimes forget to turn off our things and this makes it a rather dangerous habit. As for this espresso maker, it does not have an automatic power off switch (it is semi-automatic) so make sure to unplug the appliance whenever it is not being used.

It is also critical to prep the machine before actually using it – some water might get sprayed out if not closed properly. This could lead to accidentally short circuiting the unit if one is less careful about it.

As a scrutinising customer, I found it a wee bit disappointing with its weight (around 15 lbs) so it is pretty heavy (especially if you’re someone delicate). This can be regarded as a minor downside if you don’t wish to think about the more interesting benefits it offers.

I also checked out other users who were also able to use this brand, and one of them said its pump went dead right away. I would rather give it some benefit of the doubt, since other fans of this appliance have been keen enough to enumerate and elaborate more on its workable features.


Of all the stuff mentioned regarding this product, I still say the positives do outweigh the opposite reactions – sticking to the Espressione Café Minuetto Professional Thermoblock Espresso Machine’s beneficial attributes. I highly recommend this espresso maker to anyone who lives to appreciate good tasting coffee.  It is truly worth its look and stylish design. I do think you will surely be impressed especially if you compare it to other brands  in the same category with an even slightly costly price range.





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