The CYETUS espresso machine CYK7602 is a medium, slim espresso machine with a generous bundle of extras. A double trip tray allowing for taller coffee cups, a warming tray, and upmarket black stainless steel finish should make this espresso machine ideal for the home or small office. Pour over the full article to see if the CYETUS cries out ‘value for money’ or leaves a sour taste in the back of the throat.
The slim tall looking espresso machine is the the new trend among manufacturers, probably due to the success of the beautiful De’Longhi Dedica 15 Bar and the fact these machines leave a small footprint on kitchen tops. However the De’Longi is under 6 inches wide while the CYETUS is 8 inches wide and 4 inches taller. If that is not a hindrance to you, there are some treats to look forward to when un-boxing, the CYETUS, the De’Longhi doesn’t include.
What Extras Come With The CYETUS Espresso Machine CYK7602?
A full starter kit comes inside the box which is a lovely way of getting going with your first espressos. A steel tamper for a no mess, more stylish flattening of coffee grounds, two double walled espresso glasses, a steel frothing pitcher with clearly marked fill indicators and a froth stirrer. That’s not all, impress guests with your free black apron and barista cloth.
The CYETUS is very easy to use. Fill the transparent water tank which is a good size for the home at 1.25 liters. Choose a single or double tamper basket, place in the portafilter and add your favorite grounds. The portafilter, like others in this price range is made of a sturdy feeling plastic with steel components.
Flatten the grounds, twist into position. Place your double walled glasses on the drip tray and press the double glass button which is 1 of 4 buttons that flash in front of the top warming tray.
15 Bars of Pressure Doesn’t Disappoint
The beans are moistened before 15 bars of pressure is pumped through the beans, extracting just the right flavors and oils to make a professional tasting crema. The thermoblock system means you’ll get a fast espresso in under 1 minute. The PCB system automatically sets the right temperature for espresso. Only a machine costing several times more will produce a finer crema.
When it comes to using the frothing wand, twist the dial on the flank of the machine to ‘frothing’. The machine will start to gurgle in a way you would have heard espresso machines in your local bistro sounding which gives a reassuring pitch. Although it’s not silent you won’t wake the family if you’re brewing in the morning.
Purge the frothing wand once before use and wipe down to clean any residue away and then dip into your pitcher of cold milk. Submerge it in deeper at first for a thinner texture suitable for lattes.
Practice makes perfect, though rising the wand near the top will generate thicker foam more suitable for cappuccinos. The final product is comparable to other machines in its class and won’t disappoint the beginner barista.
Points to Like About the CYETUS Espresso Machine CYK7602
- 1 year warranty
- Free good quality pitcher and frothing wand
- Free apron, steel tamper and cloth
- A quick espresso with full flavor and crema
- Removable drip tray for taller coffee glasses
- Heavier, taller and wider than the De’Longhi Dedica
Tips of the Day
If you are looking for a final hot beverage similar to our favorite cafes like Starbucks, grinding your own beans will add a fresh and deeper taste without bitterness. Tamp the grounds well and flatten.
Keeping the CYETUS Espresso Machine CYK7602 in good operating order with regular descaling cycles will keep the flavor of the coffee of a higher standard and allow your CYETUS to work for many years.
Is this kit value for money or a distraction from the hardware? With the ‘free’ kit this office/home espresso machine is a decent buy and for those buying it as a gift the added bundle takes the thinking away from you. The final cappuccino or latte is good quality while its dusky looks would make it look just the ticket for the office.
The simplicity of the CYETUS is a definite draw as even beginners will be up and running in no time. It’s ideal for regular use whether you want double shots, single shots, bespoke sizes with taller glasses, thanks to the removable drip tray. A feature some cheaper machines don’t have. Overall, this is a good, basic espresso machine which makes a great latte or cappuccino.
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