The Gevi GECME020DE-U All In One Espresso Machine is designed for home baristas who want more control over their espresso and thus a better quality result. The 250 mil bean grinder is a principal feature of that goal. Grinding beans yourself and using the grounds immediately results in a more flavorsome espresso. With quick 20 bar production, too, the Gevi GECME020DE-U All In One Espresso Machine (With Milk Frother) looks set to be a winner for the home barista; read until the end to find out if that’s the way it pans out or if Gevi need to smell the coffee.
The Gevi pours the grounds directly into the portafilter for you which is a great user friendly feature. Refining that task, an anti static feature, prevents agglomeration, powder flying here and there and the nuisance build up of powder.
Powder Straight Into The Portafilter
The usability of this stainless steel machine is a real plus point. Choose between three porterfilter baskets: one cup, two cups and long brew and slot your choice into the portafilter. Choose the corresponding button on the face of the machine, below the grinder and press three times. The little grinder starts immediately depositing a fine pyramid of powder into the basket. Tamp the grounds so they’re flat and slot the portafilter into the machine.
The Thermoblock heats water so that espresso extracts at 92°C(197.6℉) though you can control the temperature which is part of the more control this machine offers. The choice of which is best is up to you. Remember that a lower temperature creates less bitterness. A higher temperature higher causes an increase in acidity which aficionados will say creates a dryer and brighter, experience that sets a high-quality, high-grown coffee apart.
How Long Does It Take a Gevi GECME020DE-U All In One To Make an Espresso Shot?
In up to only one minute your espresso will be ready so meanwhile ready your steel frothing pitcher. Remember to purge the steam wand into an empty pitcher before adding milk. The frothing wand is nicely designed with an anti scald handle that helps you maneuver it with finger and thumb. A creamy froth of micro bubbles is produced giving a bistro like finish to your latte or cappuccino style beverages.
The Gevi GECME020DE-U All In One Espresso Machine can keep you tinkering and testing different grinds and temperatures for day after day if you’re so inspired. 31 Adjustable grind settings will help you do exactly that with your new hobby. Set the grind to course, medium or fine (coffee brewed with grounds that are too coarse will be less flavorsome due to less extracted oils and flavors).
A handy feature is the very large removable 2.8L water tank which clicks in and out at the back. With most counter top espresso machines only having 1.2 liter tanks nowadays, this allows you not to worry about regular refills especially if you’re using it around the clock in a commercial setting.
20 Bars of Pressure
The power of 20 bars should offer a quicker espresso with many home espresso machines being typically 15 bars. A ‘Bar’ is the pressure exerted on grounds of coffee. One bar is the pressure of air at sea level.
A 20 bar espresso machine will push more pressure through coffee so the final result is a quicker espresso. Espresso aficionados often claim budget machines don’t reach 15 bars or 20 bars of pressure and they often produce about 10 bars of pressure. However, lower actual pressure is not such a bad thing as more oils and flavors are extracted. The final espresso and crema of the Gevi does not disappoint being bold and producing a fine aroma.
Tip of the day
- If you prefer less bitterness in your final espresso use a darker roast on a lower temperature.
- Cleaning Tip:
- Once a month its a good idea to add a descaler to the water reservoir and clean out the pipes and boiler. Simply run the machine through a few times without coffee and rinse then let stand for an hour after the cycle.
The Gevi GECME020DE-U All In One Espresso Machine ticks so many boxes I would go as far to say that the diminutive machine is so efficient you could actually use it in a small coffee shop and deliver bistro style cappuccinos and lattes without anyone blinking an eye.
It is in effect a smaller commercial espresso maker and with the luxury of a fully functional and capable coffee grinder that won’t allow spillages or mess, fresh ground coffee and a quick to heat milk frother produces bistro style coffee.
Plus the added bonus of fool proof type usability makes the The Gevi GECME020DE-U All In One Espresso Machine a wonderful, yet pricey machine for home baristas and I don’t mean one that is bad value for money. It makes you like the fisherman who spends much more to get the best fishing rod. That dedication to the cause is not for everyone. I digress, conversely, the Gevi is a wonderfully affordable machine for small coffee shops. A likable factor, I didn’t mention about this Gevi are the add-ons you get including a steel pitcher, a tamper, and a plastic scoop. Happy Brewing.
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