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Drip And Espresso Combined Machine

Q: I want to buy a coffe maker that combines drip coffee maker and Espresso machine but I don't know if this kind of machine is good or not. Can anyone give some advice? Thanks in advance.

A: The only decent combo machine I've seen is the Briel Capri, which combines a drip coffee maker and a PUMP Espresso machine. Most of the other units, such as Krups, use a boiler Espresso machine... This kind of machine is fine and quite convenient. It typically takes up less room than two seperate machines. The only draw back is that combo machines put together a medium-line Espresso with a medium-line drip (in other words, you don't get every techno advance), but of course, that is so the machine stays at a reasonable price.