Melitta Espresso Maker

April 16, 2015 - Comment

Melitta® 15-Bar Italian Pump Espresso Maker – 40791 Next time you say, “Let’s go get coffee,” think twice about rushing out to the coffeehouse to purchase an espresso, cappuccino or latte. Creating the perfect cup is something special to be savored. Something delightfully indulgent and memorable, something that evokes every sentiment of an authentic European

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Melitta® 15-Bar Italian Pump Espresso Maker – 40791

Melitta Espresso Maker

Next time you say, “Let’s go get coffee,” think twice about rushing out to the coffeehouse to purchase an espresso, cappuccino or latte. Creating the perfect cup is something special to be savored. Something delightfully indulgent and memorable, something that evokes every sentiment of an authentic European café. That’s the promise of Melitta. Intelligent design, detailed craftsmanship, full-bodied flavor and a sensuous experience in every sip.

Take the next step in your pursuit of the perfect cup with the 15-Bar Italian Pump Espresso Maker by Melitta. Inspired by European cafés, this espresso maker helps you indulge in rich-tasting espresso, cappuccino and latte without sacrificing convenience. You choose either finely ground espresso or a pod, add a tablespoon of espresso or a single pod for each shot and brew with a simple flick of a lever. Unlike other high-tech machines that can be difficult to operate and cost thousands, the Melitta Espresso Maker has patented slide & lock™ technology that makes achieving café-quality results practically effortless.

See for yourself what coffee lovers are saying about the noticeable improvement in their coffee enjoyment experience. Melitta will bring hundreds of years of European culture, refined craftsmanship and rich indulgence to life, right inside your cup.



Powerful 15-bar Italian pump Slide & Lock™ filter holder specifically designed for fast, easy use Accommodates finely ground espresso or easy-serve espresso (E.S.E) pods Removable water reservoir for quick fill-up at the sink Heats water quickly to provide hot water on demand Front-facing LCD/LED display for total control over your desired settings Programmable control knob gives you BREW and STEAM functionality Includes two filter holders: larger filter is for a double shot and smaller filter is for a single shot or an espresso pod When the amber light is on & green ready light is illuminated, the espresso maker is ready for use Frothing nozzle on right side lets you steam and froth milk for added flavor Measuring scoop with tamping tool presses grounds firmly into holder, ensuring no grounds remain on the rim Removable drip tray catches excess grounds and drips Dimensions: 9.5”W – 12”D – 11.5”H Wattage: 120V – 1350W

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Intelligent, Distinguished Design

Engineered in space-saving dimensions of 9.5”W – 12”D – 11.5”H, the 15-Bar Italian Pump Espresso Maker is smaller than the commercial ones in cafés, but just as powerful and handsomely designed with stainless steel accents and an all-black base. Combining precision and versatility into one, this machine is built with 15 bars of pressure, giving full force and steam capability. It’s equipped with a Slide & Lock™ filter holder that secures your ground coffee and ensures no fuss, a removable water reservoir, and a filter holder that accommodates your choice of ground espresso or an easy-serve espresso pod.

Finishing Touches for a Perfect Cup

It’s easy to perk up a shot of espresso for the morning sunrise or enjoy a relaxing, after-dinner latte. Equipped with an easy-to-use rotary knob with steam functionality, the 15-Bar Italian Pump Espresso Maker can create a café latte effortlessly. Simply take a stainless steel cup filled 1/3 with skim milk and hold it underneath the frothing nozzle. Leaving about ¼ to ½ space between the nozzle and the cup, steam will flow and this produces steamed milk that’s warm to the touch. For a frothy consistency, take the warm milk a step further and using the steam setting and frothing nozzle, move the cup up and down until the froth is stiff and “scoop-able” with a spoon. For a great new taste sensation, top with whipped cream and drizzle with caramel or sprinkle with ground nutmeg.

Basic Espresso Drink Recipes Espresso
Brew one or two cups at a time following directions Cappuccino
Mix 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 frothed milk Latte
Mix ½ espresso with ½ steamed milk Iced Espresso, Cappuccino, or Latte
Mix beverage as described above; then pour over ice cubes Mocha
Mix 1-oz. thick chocolate syrup with 1/3 espresso. Fill with frothed or steamed milk *Top with ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, powered chocolate, or vanilla to taste.*

Premium Care for Less Cleaning

With the 15-Bar Italian Pump Espresso Maker, the Melitta designers integrated easy steps along the way to minimize fuss and let you savor the moment of espresso enjoyment at the end. Before operating, ensure there is water in the reservoir, as too little water can damage the unit. After each time steaming and to prevent a clogged nozzle, hold a cup of water under nozzle and “steam” into the cup to clean. Never put two pods in either filter holder at one time. Sporadically check for espresso grounds on the rim of the filter holder and brush off; leaving grounds behind prevents a proper seal from forming. Before final cleaning, turn control knob to BREW to dispense any remaining water from reservoir. Then allow unit to cool, wipe down exterior with a damp cloth and wash all removable parts in warm, soapy water.

About the Melitta® Brand

For more than 100 years, Melitta has been there, making sure you get the best cup possible. If it has to do with hot beverage machines, filter technology, coffee or tea, Melitta is the name to remember. Dedicated to the perfect cup.™

Product Features

  • Powerful 15 bar Italian Pump
  • Slide and Lock filter holder is specifically designed for fast, easy use
  • Removable water reservoir
  • Uses easy serve espresso pods or ground espresso
  • Heats water quickly to provide hot water on demand


Consumer Folk says:

Disappointed with ground espresso We bought this product based on the Melitta name and the enthusiastic reviews, even though there were just a couple of them. We also liked the fact that it was designed for both pods and ground espresso, and based one review, it seems to work well with pods. The unit is also easy to operate and clean. 

mcm29 says:

great!!!! I got this espresso maker for Christmas this year after getting hooked on latte’s. with this maker i have been able to match what i was getting at a coffee house. it took some practice but i figured it out. i haven’t tried it with the pods yet but grounds work just fine!!! The frother is amazing and i have started saving a great deal of money.this machine was one of the best Christmas gifts i could have ever gotten!!!

Not happy with Melitta says:

Lots of trouble I purchased this espresso maker in Dec of 2011 and I was excited about getting the unit to replace a Delonghi that gave out. I figured if I paid in the $150.00 range I would be getting something better than the unit I replaced (about $80.00), but it wasn’t so. It does heat up quickly but that’s about it. The first unit wouldn’t draw water from the tank. I called Melitta and they had me try a few things before saying they were authorized to send me a new unit. The service rep told me they would…

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