Updated 16 Jan 2018

Sunbeam

Café Barista EM5000

Snapshot: The Sunbeam Café Barista EM5000 is a semi-automatic espresso machine with a heat-up time of 1 minute 35 seconds and no automatic turn-off function. Can it make a good coffee?

Café Barista EM5000
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$400

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Test results

Overall score
47
Taste
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Milk frothing
?/10
Temperature consistency
?/10

Good points

  • Easy to use.
  • OK milk frothing.
  • Excellent temperature consistency.
  • Cup-warming plate.
  • Programmable coffee quantity.

But

  • No automatic power turn-off.
  • Poor taste.
  • No standby mode.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Taste (60%): We assessed crema colour and thickness as well as the coffee's aroma, flavour, mouth-feel and aftertaste.
Ease of use (20%): Based on convenience of water container and filter, controls, exterior cleaning and operating the unit.
Milk frothing (15%): Evaluated froth quality and ease of using the frothing mechanism.
Temperature consistency (5%): Assessed consistency of temperature across 4 cups of coffee.

Price is from a January 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Type
Semi-auto
Avg price
$400

Specifications

Heater
Thermoblock
Heat-up time (min:sec)
1:35
H x W x D (cm)
32 x 23 x 27
Weight (kg)
4.5

Features

Automatic turn-off
×
Cup warmer
Coffee-strength settings
-
Programmable coffee quantity
Milk frothing
-
Digital display
×

More Info

Notes
-