Excelvan 15 Bar Pump Espresso Italian Style Coffee Machine UK Review
The Excelvan 15 Bar Pump Espresso Italian Style Coffee Machine, is an affordable machine, that has been designed to make high quality espresso, which can then be made into cappuccino, lattes etc. This one is particularly useful if you are someone who regularly needs to make 2 espressos at the same time.
You can see what this particular Excelvan model looks like just below.
As you can see from the image above, this coffee machine does look pretty good. This machine has a 1.6 litre water tank, and that means you can make quite a lot of coffee, before you have to fill the tank again.
What Buyers Say About the Excelvan Espresso Italian Style Coffee Machine
Below we have summarised what real life buyers make of this machine. Overall they rate this Excelvan model as a 4.1 out of 5 star machine. This is based on a 5 star rating system, with 1 being the lowest rating, and 5 stars being the highest.
I have shown the buyer ratings by a percentage split, which I think you may find useful, to see the ratings at a glance.
It is pretty easy to see from these ratings, that they are mixed. Around 6 out of 10 people give this machine a full 5 star rating. 81% rate it 4 stars or higher, so overall pretty good ratings. At the other end 10% is significant enough for the lowly 1 star rating. That indeed requires some further investigation.
What Buyers Didn't Like Abut the Excelvan Coffee Machine
If the percentage of 1 star reviews is small, I tend to ignore that, as the complaints are normally pretty small. However at around 10-12% at the lower end, there could well be something for you as a buyer, to consider, before making a purchase.
When I looked at those here is what I found. A few buyers essentially said the machine was good for nothing and made horrible coffee. A few others said that it got really hot, and that hot water could also spit out of the machine. All of those people asked for their money back.
Faulty machines I understand can be frustrating and give reason for low ratings. The taste of the coffee is always down to personal taste. There are not a lot of complaints about this machine, but those that do exist, are quite scathing about the poor quality of the product.
Overall though with just over 80% being satisfied with their purchase, we will now look at this coffee machine in much more detail.
Excelvan Italian Style Coffee Machine Specification & Key Features
- You can make 2 espresso shots at the same time, and this is a great idea for couples, or if you want to have a coffee with a friend.
- the machine boiler has a release pressure device, and also devices that stop it from over heating, or coming under too much pressure
- The drip tray is easy to remove for cleaning purposes - you can also adjust the height of the tray so as it can take taller cups/mugs
- The water tank has a good sized 1.6 litre capacity which allows you to make quite a lot of coffee, before it will require filling again
- It also has a useful steam function which allows you to make a variety of coffee drinks - known as a frothing arm, ideal for steaming milk
- Measures 37 x 33 x 30 cm and weighs around 4 Kg (10 lbs)
- is has a 15 bar pump system which helps make a great crema
- The wattage of the machine is 850 watts and it operates off the normal main's socket in the kitchen
Who Would Buy the Excelvan Model?
There are a great many choices for coffee machines in the United Kingdom. They include filter machines, pod machines etc. This one however is a standard coffee machine designed to make good quality espresso, which is of course, the foundation for most coffee drinks.
What makes this one slightly different, is that it has two spouts, so you can make 2 shots of espresso at the same time. Many coffee makers have only a single spout. This one sells mainly for two reasons:
- The price is affordable for most people
- You can make 2 coffees at the same time
In the UK, the brand is not actually that well known. They do make other coffee products, but they are probably better known for making other types of electronic products like projectors and cameras.
Key Things to Know About the Excelvan
This machine works by forcing water through the machine. Coffee powder or coffee grains are put into the filter, and the pressurised water is then pushed through these grains. It is a particular type of brewing method used to make great espresso.
The crema is always of good quality using this particular brewing method. Once you have your espresso made, you can then add hot water to make it into an Americano, or add milks and make a cappuccino or a latte, or indeed a variety of other coffee drinks.
Please note you can NOT use coffee pods or capsules in this machine. There are different types of machines available for those, which you can read about on our coffee capsule article.
These machines are very simple in their working method. You simply make sure there is enough water in the tank, coffee in the filter, and then hit the on button. When the water is heated and pressurised, then the coffee espresso will flow out through both spouts. You can see this process in the diagram below.
My Summary & Verdict on the Excelvan 15 Bar Pump Espresso Italian Style Coffee Machine
The majority of people seem happy with the results. This is not a high end machine by any stretch of the imagination, but is appears to be good enough for most buyers. There are for certain much better machines available on the UK market, but those will be a lot more expensive.
This model has a recommended retail price of around £120. Many online stores have slashed the price to around half of that. At the lower price this is good value for money.
This type of promotion is usually available. That is one of the key factors that help people decide that this is the right coffee machine for them.