Barista expresso machines are very easy to control. They have excellent easy-to-press buttons and a colored power indicator that’s easy to read. You can tell the machine is on because the indicator button will light up. This is just to tip of the iceberg when it comes to the top-notch features of Barista expresso machines.
The portafilter on Barista expresso machines works properly, too. It is a pressurized type of portafilter, so you get a 23 to 25 second brew time for a double shot, compared to an inadequate 10 to 11 second brew time on other lesser models. The portafilter is also easy to load and use. It does offer a lot of loading room for fulfilling espresso shots, and it holds heat well, too, which means you’ll have the proper temperature for extracting espresso beans.
For steaming and foaming milk, Barista expresso machines offer the run of the mill wand. It is stainless steel, which is far better than plastic, but in only has single hole on the tip. The wand can make foam easily for your lattes, but some users have found it easy to use the wand for the swirling motion to create the really fine foam. This may be a picky feature that only espresso aficionados look for, but if you are one of these aficionados, you will appreciate it.
One thing all users of Barista expresso machines will appreciate is just how easy it is to move the steaming wand around. The wand has the perfect height and length, unlike other machines with their wands that are too short and low. These inadequate wands then force you to move your machine to the edge of your counter just to get your pitcher of milk in the right position. With the Barista, you have no worries. You can leave the machine where it is and still fit the pitcher underneath.
Inexperienced users of Barista expresso machines, on the other hand, may have trouble at first using the wand. You might find the wand creating super big bubbles in your milk if you put the tip in the wrong position. Of course, with practice and time, you will be able to create those tiny top bubbles for your latte. Then your local coffee house will be out of luck. You won’t need to go there anymore.