EspressoWorks 10 PC promises to be the ultimate coffee lover’s dream.
The espresso maker has a sleek and elegant design, a high-pressure pump, and advanced frothing, and best of all, comes with a grinder.
On paper, it looks perfect. So how does it work in practice?
I spent several months testing this espresso maker. I tried its grinder and made everything from espresso to lattes and cappuccinos.
Here's my EspressoWorks 10 PC All-in-One Barista review, so you can decide if this is the machine to set you up as a barista in your kitchen.
EspressoWorks 10 PC Review – My Ratings & Top Features
I rate EspressoWorks 10 PC espresso machine 3.8 out of 5. It includes everything you need to quickly make espressos. It even comes with an electric coffee bean grinder.
The espresso maker is made of quality materials, has a stylish design, and is easy to use. Overall, it’s a great tool for coffee enthusiasts to make espresso shots at home.
Who Should Buy The EspressoWorks 10 PC?
The EspressoWorks 10 PC is best for coffee drinkers who want an affordable espresso machine that’s easy to use.
It’s a great choice if you want a machine that has everything — from milk frother to bean grinder. Finally, it’s a good option if you’re just entering the world of espresso.
You’ll learn how to grind coffee beans, make coffee pucks, and steam milk.
Why I Decided To Review The EspressoWorks 10 PC CoffeeMaker?
When I heard about an espresso machine for under 300 dollars that includes a grinder, I knew I just had to try it.
I decided to review EspressoWorks because I was intrigued by its concept.
The manufacturer includes absolutely everything you need to make espresso and milk-based drinks in your own home.
Plus, not many household espresso machines at this price point come with a coffee grinder, so I wanted to check how it works and whether it’s worth the money.
Cups Brewed Per Day
Level Of Experience Needed
I’m a home brewing enthusiast who tested countless espresso machines over the last five years. My coffee journey started with a Nespresso Vertuo, and I recently upgraded to a Rocket Appartamento.
Money Saved Per Year
Around $1,000 (if you drink lattes)
Favorite Drink To Brew
What’s It Like To Live With The EspressoWorks?
Here’s my experience using EspressoWorks All In One coffee machine.
I’ll talk about the shipping experience, the first time pulling a shot, frothing milk, and overall, how easy the machine is to use.
What's In The Box?
EspressoWorks All In One box contains:
The list of items you get with the espresso maker is impressive.
I didn’t even get a cappuccino and espresso cup with my expensive super-automatic espresso machine, so I was pleasantly surprised to see this feature.
Overall, this is a complete kit. You get every single thing you need to make espresso.
The only thing you need to buy is coffee beans.
I went for standard shipping from EspressoWorks, and my espresso maker arrived in five days. I also liked that they sent a tracking number so that I could keep an eye on the shipping progress.
Finally, most components were packaged in individual boxes, and the moving parts were taped to the machine to ensure everything arrived undamaged.
Pulling My First Espresso Shot
I had to do some work before pulling my first shot. Namely, the machine has to be cleaned and unlocked. Luckily, the instruction manual has detailed instructions for this.
Once the machine was primed, it was time to make my first espresso shot:
- I filled the water tank with water.
- I ground the coffee beans, transferred the freshly ground coffee to the portafilter basket, and tamped. I locked in the portafilter in the brew head.
- I placed a cup under the spout and pressed a single button on the control panel.
- The machine started flashing when the brewing process began. Once my single shot was done, the machine emitted a beep to let me know.
Overall, the espresso-pulling process was seamless, and I didn’t have any issues.
The whole process took me less than a minute. The espresso was flavorful, with a layer of rich crema on top.
First Time Frothing Milk
Here’s how the milk frothing process went the first time:
- I pressed the release button to pull the milk reservoir from its position on the espresso maker.
- I poured the milk, making sure not to exceed the max line.
- I placed the cover back on the frothing cup and attached it to the espresso machine.
- I used the lever to fold out the milk nozzle and placed a cup under it.
- I turned the dial to the drink option I wanted and pressed the button on the display. A beep that let me know the frothing process started and another one when it was done.
The process was seamless and automatic. The dial on the milk frother lets you choose between latte, cappuccino, and milk.
You can use any kind of milk you prefer with this steam wand. Finally, I liked that the milk reservoir is detachable so that you can store leftover milk in the fridge.
Tips From A Barista!
If you want more milk froth, turn the dial to the top right. If you want more hot milk, turn the dial to the bottom left.
How Much Control Do You Have Over the EspressoWorks 10 PC?
You have some control over the EspressoWorks 10 PC. As with any semi-automatic espresso machine, you have complete control over the puck.
You choose the amount of coffee grounds to use, tamping pressure, and more. Overall, the puck quality is completely up to you.
You can program the quantity of espresso and milk for each function. This lets you get an espresso or milk-based coffee drinks according to your exact preferences.
Plus, the coffee machine saves the quantities, so you don’t need to program it each time you want a drink.
However, there are some limits to the grinder's programmability.
This isn't a burr grinder, so you're limited to the number of settings. In fact, you don't really have any grind settings to choose from.
You can use up to 30 grams of coffee beans and grind for up to 30 seconds (EspressoWorks recommends running it for 20 seconds).
You can check the grind consistency from the transparent lid and stop grinding once your preferred grind size has been obtained.
Overall, this is a much more primitive system compared to a burr grinder, and a few grind settings would have been nice. I won't lie; you'll most likely upgrade after some time.
However, it's more than enough to get you started on your espresso journey.
How Does It Handle Different Roasts?
EspressoWorks All In One handles different roasts well, and you have the flexibility to enjoy a range of coffee flavors and profiles.
If you want a subtle coffee flavor, choose a light roast for your espresso shots. However, if you prefer milk-based drinks, my advice is to go for dark roasts.
I had the best results making espresso with a dark French roast. It created a bold and strong espresso. Moreover, the coffee flavors weren’t lost when I added steaming milk.
Look, Feel, and Size Of The Machine
EspressoWorks espresso machines look modern and feel durable. The machine comes in various color options:
You’re guaranteed to find a color that fits your own kitchen decor. I chose the cream color.
Its dimensions are 25.4 x 21.6 x 30.5, which is reasonably compact. However, keep in mind it comes with a separate, not a built-in, grinder, so you'll need to set out more counter space.
Still, it's not too large and should fit in most kitchens.
This all-in-one machine is made from stainless steel, so it’s both visually appealing and sturdy. I especially liked the one-touch panel on top.
It gives the machine a modern feel, plus makes it easy to use. Below the control panel is the milk spout and the milk reservoir on the right-hand side.
Finally, there’s a stainless steel removable drip tray, which makes the espresso machine look high-end.
The internals are impressive as well. I especially liked the 19-bar pump. Most espresso machines have a 15-bar pump, but EspressoWorks goes a step further to ensure rich crema in your cups.
What Drinks Can EspressoWorks All In One Make?
EspressoWorks All In One can make espresso and milk coffee drinks, such as:
This is primarily an espresso machine, so you can't make regular coffee. However, it comes with a milk frother so that you can create various milk-based coffee drinks.
With practice, you'll learn how to make a perfect cup. My coffee tastes great, and I had even better results than my local coffee shop.
How Easy Is EspressoWorks All In One To Use?
EspressoWorks All In One is extremely easy to use. The coffee machine has simple controls, which are all located on the control panel.
The panel has options for each kind of coffee drink, plus a cleaning option. Essentially, you can completely control the machine from the panel.
There are even two lights: the power light that lets you know the machine is on and the ready light that lets you know the espresso machine is ready to use.
The grinder is also very easy to use. I used several manual grinders with 400+ settings, which took days or even weeks to get the hang of the settings.
Fortunately, that’s not the case with this grinder. Simply place your beans and turn the lid to start grinding.
The only part which may require a learning curve is the milk frothing cup. If you’ve never used a steam wand before, this will take some getting used to, especially if you want to make latte art.
How Long Does It Take? (From Heat Up To First Sip)
It takes about a minute and a half from heat up to first sip if you make single or double shots, and it takes about two minutes if you steam milk.
EspressoWorks All In One has an advanced Thermoblock heating system that heats the machine in only 45 seconds.
You need about 20 seconds for the grinder to produce freshly ground beans and 30 seconds for the machine to make single espresso.
If you're frothing milk, add 30 more seconds to the total time. Also, if you're having a double espresso, you'll have to wait a few more seconds.
Still, the EspressoWorks espresso machine is impressively fast, and you'll get your caffeine kick in no time.a
Does It Have A Water Filtration System?
No, EspressoWorks All In One doesn’t have a water filtration system.
Coffee enthusiasts know water quality is extremely important for that perfect cup.
Water has impurities, which can spoil your coffee. However, this isn’t a big issue, and with regular coffee maker maintenance, you won’t have any issues.
How Hard Is It To Clean and Descale?
EspressoWorks All In One is easy to clean and descale. You should wipe down the coffee maker, empty out the stainless steel removable drip tray, and clean the water tank and the coffee grinder.
Use a mild detergent and rinse them under water.
You also clean the single and double-shot filter baskets. Unlock the stainless steel portafilter, empty the used coffee grounds, and rinse it under water.
If the filter baskets are clogged, use a needle to pop out the grounds.
The high-pressure frother requires cleaning each time the machine is finished brewing and frothing. Luckily, the system can self-clean.
Fill the milk frothing cup with water, place a cup under the milk nozzle, and press the button to start the self-cleaning process.
Finally, you should descale the coffee maker. The machine will let you know when it's descaling time by turning on a yellow light.
This usually happens every two months. Descaling is easy, and you can find detailed instructions in the manual.
My Favorite Parts About The EspressoWorks
I love how easy it is to use the machine. I can make one or two shots with one touch.
I also like that there are stencil templates for lattes in the included appliance accessories. Most people don’t know how to make latte art, and this is of great help.
Finally, I loved the large water reservoir. It’s 1.4 liters, which is enough to brew several macchiatos or cappuccinos without refilling.
My Least Favorite Parts About The Espressoworks
Most coffee models nowadays come with burr grinders. They have become the industry standard and have excellent grinding capabilities.
The machine uses a blade grinder, and blade grinders don’t produce the same consistency.
I also didn’t like that the appliance comes with a plastic tamper. It was difficult to apply sufficient pressure to the loaded portafilter basket.
EspressoWorks 10 PC Vs Similar Coffee Machines
Here’s how EspressoWorks compares to Mr. Coffee espresso makers in this price range.
EspressoWorks 10 PC Vs Mr. Coffee Espresso Machine
The main difference between EspressoWorks 10 PC and Mr. Coffee is that Mr. Coffee doesn’t come with a grinder. EspressoWorks 10 PC has a 19-bar pressure pump, while Mr. Coffee uses a 15-bar pump, so you can expect richer cream on the EspressoWorks.
The milk frother on both machines is automatic — it’s a milk reservoir with easy removal. However, the Mr. Coffee frother doesn’t have an automatic cleaning option.
Overall, both machines are great investments, but my vote goes to EspressoWorks All In One. It has better value for money, and coffee beginners have everything needed to make various brews.
People Also Ask (FAQs)
There's a blinking light on your EspressoWorks machine because the espresso machine is out of water or the brew head is clogged.
Yes, you can leave your EspressoWorks machine on all the time. However, it would be best if you didn't. Leaving it on will reduce its lifespan. This negatively affects the heating system, pump, and other electrical parts.
Yes, you can factory reset your EspressoWorks machine. Press and hold the single and double buttons first. Then press the on/off button. You’ll hear five beeps that indicate your espresso machine has reset to the factory settings.
Is The Espressoworks 10 PC Worth Your Money?
Yes, the EspressoWorks 10 PC espresso machine is worth your money. You’ll have coffee shop-quality drinks in the comfort of your home.
The espresso machine has absolutely everything you need to start your espresso journey. The included grinder even lets you grind coffee beans.
This ensures bean freshness and flavorful machine brew every time. Finally, it’s suitable for espresso beginners, as it’s extremely easy to use and provides great value for money.
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