Mr. Coffee Café Barista Review

Posted on May 11 2014 - 11:39pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received these products for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.

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I have a confession to make – I am addicted to lattes. Yes, I am one of those girls that if I’m out on the go, will stop at Starbucks or McDonald’s to get a quick latte. My husband has been trying hard to break this habit, and he is not one of those people who the puppy dog eyes usually budge (I think our dog broke him of that).  He enjoys specialty drinks as much as me, but with one drink costing $5 – $6, it really isn’t something that can be more than a treat. Since we both love our drinks, we thought it might be fun to get an espresso maker and make our own at home. I was actually a bit reluctant, thinking back on my first little espresso maker that was a complete disaster. As we were examining different coffee makers, we came across the Mr. Coffee® Café Barista. Curious, I reached out to the company, who was delighted to have me review one of these espresso makers. Once it arrived, I couldn’t wait to get out of the box and see if it really was the answer to my latte addiction.

Mr. Coffee Café Barista: What is It?

Want to have the coffee house experience in your own home? If so, you will love Mr. Coffee® Café Barista – an all new, easy to use espresso maker. This high-pressure (15 bar) pump system allows you to properly make coffeehouse-style beverages in your own home at a fraction of the cost of your favorite coffee shops. With a push of a button, you can have delicious espresso, cappuccinos, or lattes.  Even milk frothing is done automatically using the pre-programmed system, allowing you to sit back and enjoy your favorite drink  without the hard work. Best of all, there is even a special cleaning cycle, making clean up just as easy. To make your own unique drinks, feel free to experiment or use the included recipe booklet to turn your kitchen into a luxurious coffee house. Once you have tried this awesome Mr. Coffee® machine, you will never feel the need to purchase coffee out again!

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Mr. Coffee Café Barista: Overall

Before I go any further, I have to say that I am addicted to this coffee maker. We set up the Mr. Coffee® Café Barista on Saturday morning, and since then, I’ve had so many lattes! I had an espresso maker in the past, which was eventually sold at a garage sale. It just didn’t work well and was so confusing to use that no one in the house wanted to try. This wasn’t the case with Café Barista. This espresso maker was very easy to set up out of the box and I was truly amazed at how easy it was to make specialty coffee. The hardest part is putting coffee in the coffee maker (no joke!) since you have to press down the grounds. As I said – super easy. Clean up was also almost as easy as making a latte – dump the used coffee, and two button presses clean the coffee press and the milk frother. So far, we have been using this coffee maker instead of making our regular coffee in the morning since we make a single cup of espresso coffee exactly as my husband or I want it. Based on our own experience with the Mr. Coffee® Café Barista, I am delighted to give this coffee maker an A+ rating!

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Mr. Coffee Café Barista: Where to Purchase

Would you like to purchase this awesome espresso maker for your own home or office? You can buy the Mr. Coffee® Café Barista on Amazon.com for $189.99 or buy it directly from Mr. Coffee. Once you have tried coffee from this machine, going to a coffee shop will be a thing of the past!

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

92 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Diane Elizabeth May 12, 2014 at 12:31 am - Reply

    This sounds fantastic. The price is definitely more than I’d normally pay for a coffee pot, but if I could skip the coffee shop it would pay for itself in no time. Thanks for pointing out that it’s easy to set up and clean. I don’t care how great the coffee is, if it’s a pain to clean I wouldn’t use it for long 😉

  2. alicia k May 12, 2014 at 8:32 am - Reply

    this looks like it is heavy duty!

  3. Marion Gasiorek May 12, 2014 at 8:57 am - Reply

    I have never tried one of these, I always thought they would be too difficult to run, but after reading your review (really great by the way), I’m rethinking my decision and may purchase one in the near future.

  4. Claire D May 12, 2014 at 11:00 am - Reply

    It looks like it would be complicated. Would love to try this out!

  5. md Kennedy May 12, 2014 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    The little milk mechanism is so neat – literally and figuratively. I find it a pain to make frothy milk with the little steam nozzle and this would make it much easier. I’ll have to check it out as we need a new coffee maker.

  6. lisa May 12, 2014 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    I love Mc Donalds frappe. Mocha with a ton of whipped cream. I haven’t tried the latte. I didn’t know this coffee maker made those. That’s coffee I would drink!

  7. Jamie Dodd May 12, 2014 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    I love that it’s lightweight and comes with cups to try. My husband works so hard for our family, id LOVE to win this for him. Thanks so much! God Bless!

  8. Tamra Phelps May 12, 2014 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    I’ve actually never tried lattes, etc. I love the flavor in ice cream, etc., though, so this is interesting.

  9. Mostafa May 12, 2014 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    My wife would love this in a heartbeat

  10. ANN*H May 12, 2014 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    I like the fact that you can make more fancy coffees and dont have to spend so much money everyday for a cappuccino or other coffee. Make it at home when ever you want it.

  11. Angie Fiack May 12, 2014 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    This would make a great gift for coffee loving friends.

  12. Shannon May 12, 2014 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a really nice machine. Thank you for your review.

  13. Vennie M. May 13, 2014 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Oh wow! I’d love one of these! Will look into it a little more. Thanks!

  14. Leigh Anne Borders May 13, 2014 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    I seriously can’t wait to try this! SOOOO cool! The way you describe it actually sounds like something I can actually DO so that makes it even more desirable!

  15. Rita Spratlen May 13, 2014 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    This looks wonderful. I drink coffee and my husband doesn’t most of the time. It is a way to make a special coffee for yourself. Thanks for the great review. I didn’t know all about the details and now I do!!

  16. June S. May 14, 2014 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    My brother and sister-in-law have one of these great coffee makers and make us special cups of good tasting coffee when we come over to visit.

  17. Patricia Hoffmeister May 14, 2014 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    I had no idea where to purchase this. Thanks for the info.

  18. laurie nykaza May 15, 2014 at 4:24 am - Reply

    I love this Mr Coffee cafe Barista coffee latte system. This looks so amazing to make a wonderful latte quick and easy too. My friends love to enjoy lattes anytime of the day so this would help me out so much in doing that for them so yummy.

  19. Veronica Lee May 16, 2014 at 9:12 am - Reply

    This is so perfect for coffee lovers! I’m quite certain that once you have this machine, you will never want to step into another coffee shop again!

  20. Lynne May 17, 2014 at 11:27 am - Reply

    I’ve often wondered what the clean up process is like for one of these machines, so I was happy you touched upon that in the review. Looks like something to put on a Christmas wish list!

  21. lisa May 17, 2014 at 11:59 am - Reply

    That sounds like a pretty good coffee maker. I’d probably start drinking coffee again.

  22. Denise Taylor-Dennis May 17, 2014 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    I would love to have one of these I don’t spring for lattes often due to the cost, I would certainly be fun to make your own.

  23. Colleen Maul May 17, 2014 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Mr. Coffee products is by far the best brand out thete. Plus the prices are always perfect. #1 brand of coffee makers!

  24. Barrie May 19, 2014 at 9:00 am - Reply

    I LOVE lattes! I had no idea that an expresso maker can make this! Awesome!

  25. Vianet A. May 19, 2014 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Thanks for the review!

  26. Lisa R May 19, 2014 at 11:55 am - Reply

    wow, the froth is a great thing especially at home. Saves a lot of money when you don’t have to pay ridiculous prices at the coffee shop

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  27. Lisa R May 19, 2014 at 11:59 am - Reply

    I also like the Mr. Coffee® Café Latte

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  28. Bias May 19, 2014 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Yum! I am a coffee/latté/frappé addict myself. I do what I can with my bare bones coffee maker, but it’s not as good as the ones on the go. If I had this, I’d be naughty and drink twice as much coffee. MWAHAHAHA! At least I choose decaf. 😉

  29. Karen Kerr May 19, 2014 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    OMG! I love A Latte too! So milky rich,and foamy. Wonder at how easy it is to use the machine.

  30. Maria n May 20, 2014 at 7:56 am - Reply

    I listen to z100 and all they do is talk about how great the Mr. Coffee Café Barista Is

  31. Cassondra Del Rio May 20, 2014 at 10:56 am - Reply

    oooo! this sounds fantastic! Seems simple enough for me to handle. My husband would be a fan of this for sure!!!

  32. Paula Ball May 20, 2014 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Not a fan of coffee drinks, mainly because of the price. I’m sure that would change if I could make them at home.

  33. Vennie M. May 20, 2014 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Very informative review! Thanks so much.

  34. sherry butcher May 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    I have had Mr. Coffee makers before that did not last long. This one sure looks better build. I would love to have a Barista coffee first thing in the AM.

  35. Sandra Beeman May 20, 2014 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a dream come true coffee maker. I like the ease of operation and the variety of choices offered. I’m a latte drinker and it would be awesome to stop paying outrageous prices for my choice.

  36. ANN*H May 20, 2014 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    This is a different coffee maker . Now you can make latte at home and save the costly one you by elsewhere

  37. Lea Portonova May 21, 2014 at 2:16 am - Reply

    I like it n ill give it a try

  38. Lea Portonova May 21, 2014 at 2:17 am - Reply

    It will look good in my kitchen

  39. Marlene May 21, 2014 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    I too love latte’s but the cost is too much. With this machine I can enjoy all the latte’s my heart desire’s and I will be saving money at the same time. A win win situation.

  40. Lauryn R May 21, 2014 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Mmm this coffee looks amazing! My husband and I love coffee, but it definitely gets expensive buying it from a coffee house! I love Mr. Coffee as well, they have been around forever and always make an amazing (and long lasting) product!

  41. Alissa Apel May 21, 2014 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    That foamy stuff on the top looks so good! Yummy!

  42. Vickie Couturier May 21, 2014 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    I love good coffee,and this looks like it could really do a good job,,and im in need of a new system

  43. denise low May 21, 2014 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    this looks great. I would love to have one

  44. Claire D May 23, 2014 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    I would love, love, love to have this. It would save me money, time, and give me coffee on the weekends.

  45. Claire D May 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    I love that I can use my own coffee with this. I’m absolutely in love with Peet’s coffee and those K-cups are sooo expensive.

  46. lisa May 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    I’m not a big coffee drinker, but, give me a flavored coffee and I love it. This is such a cool coffee maker.

  47. Carolann Leibenguth May 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Oh wow I didn’t know they made these thank you for the heads up. I love that it is a brand you can trust to make a great cup of coffee from home saving $ while doing it.

  48. Tandi V May 25, 2014 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    This one sounds amazing. I have been shopping around to see what I want to buy. I love that this one makes lattes…frothed milk and all. I love a good cup of coffee however, lattes are my first love. As soon as we have some extra money I am going to have to get this one.

  49. Brooke Owens May 26, 2014 at 9:43 am - Reply

    MMMMMM That cup looks so yummy at the end!

  50. Sally T. May 26, 2014 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    I love the fact that it is easy to use~and makes
    it own frothed milk.
    I really enjoy coffee and this brewer would be the one I would pick.

  51. Sandy VanHoey May 26, 2014 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    This sounds great. I love cappuccinos but I can’t afford them to often. I also like the fact that this is so easy to clean. I never knew Mr. Coffee made one of these. Thank you for sharing

  52. Mary Beth Elderton May 26, 2014 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    I am seriously coveting this machine! As a coffee lover, I would use this every single day.

  53. Rita Spratlen May 26, 2014 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a great machine. Yes it costs a lot to get a Starbucks coffee and it sure adds up when you get one often. This would save money in the long run for you could get the fancy at home instead of out and about! This is a neat machine and thanks for the nice review.

  54. Kat Olmstead May 27, 2014 at 9:33 am - Reply

    This would be a wonderful addition to my kitchen!

  55. Lisa Ehrman May 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Oh, I would love to have this! I love lattes, but have quit buying them because they cost too much.

  56. Shannon May 27, 2014 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    I love all of the things that can be done with one machine! This sounds great.

  57. lisa May 28, 2014 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    I generally don’t drink coffee. I get a bit hyper. But, give me a lattee anytime!

  58. Jessica C May 28, 2014 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    This looks like it would last for a long time !

  59. Debbie Welchert May 28, 2014 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    I have never tried any of the above coffees but they sound and look amazing. I might someday have to buy me this coffee maker to try them out.

  60. Brigid OHara Koshko May 29, 2014 at 7:29 am - Reply

    This is fantastic and I want one! I love lattes but the cost is way to expensive for me. This is exactly what I need.

  61. Stephanie M May 29, 2014 at 9:03 am - Reply

    This sounds awesome – the initial investment is a bit higher than I normally would want to make for a coffe maker, but when you think of how much it is to get a small special coffee drink from starbucks…totally worth it!

  62. polly May 29, 2014 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    I would save so much $$$$$$ making my own instead of going to Starbucks 3-4 times a week!!!!

  63. ALPA May 30, 2014 at 10:35 am - Reply

    This is an awesome product and a must have in the kitchen. i like the easy part of cleaning and storing it as it is and reusing it without feeling lazy.

  64. ALPA May 30, 2014 at 11:22 am - Reply

    i like the steel part of it as that makes it look stylish and unbreakable. i like the coffee aroma so this one would work great.

  65. Lilia Kharabora May 30, 2014 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    I am a big coffee fan! This is excellent. Thank you!

  66. Sarah Hayes May 30, 2014 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    this is so neat! it would save a lot of money to have this instead of going out for coffee every morning.

  67. Rebecca Xavier June 1, 2014 at 8:17 am - Reply

    This machine looks great. I love a good latte.

  68. leslie roberts June 1, 2014 at 8:49 am - Reply

    The Mr. Coffee Café Barista would be the perfect gift for myself(since I’m the only one that drinks coffee or lattes)I go to Dunkin Donuts about 3 times a day and 4 times a day on the weekends, this would definitely save tons of money.

  69. Sky Evans June 1, 2014 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    This looks so effective. I love it.

  70. Jennifer Shelton June 1, 2014 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Great review! This would be great for my mornings!

  71. Buddy Garrett June 2, 2014 at 12:20 am - Reply

    It sounds great. My wife loves lattes.

  72. Barbara Stenby June 2, 2014 at 7:19 am - Reply

    I rhink rhis would make amazing cappuccinos and it would save a lot of money

  73. David Smith June 2, 2014 at 11:41 am - Reply

    I have a really old espresso maker that just uses steam pressure instead of a real pump system. This espresso maker looks like it would be great for us. We love espressos, mocha lattes and cappuccinos along with other coffee drinks. I would love to have this system to put on the counter next to our K-cup brewer.

  74. Lily Kwan June 2, 2014 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    This coffee maker looks very nice. Thanks for sharing!

  75. Athena Emmanouilidis June 2, 2014 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    *sigh* I love lattes also although I prefer them iced.

  76. Brigid OHara Koshko June 3, 2014 at 7:47 am - Reply

    Love the fact it is easy to set up and easy to clean. Two challenges I often face. Thanks for the review!

  77. Dorothy Boucher June 3, 2014 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    great review , if you are big into lattes then this is just for you, i had something similiar to this but i just found it took too long and me i make coffee or tea and hate the waiting game loll thanks for sharing

  78. tamra gibson June 4, 2014 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Ok u sold me. I always thought it would be so hard to figure out and believe it or not I had a friend who had a machine like this and I was clueless as to how to use it. You made it sound so simply.
    Thank you

  79. Candy June 5, 2014 at 12:46 am - Reply

    I think I’m addicted to lattes, too! Which is not very convenient for a poor college student. I will be adding this to my Christmas list 😉

  80. D Charte June 8, 2014 at 10:02 am - Reply

    I have never had Expresso or Lattes. The machine looks a little difficult.

  81. Deborah D June 8, 2014 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Mr. Coffee is the only brand of coffee makers etc. products that I will buy I have tried other brands of coffee makers they all quit working within a year. The Mr. Coffee coffee maker is going onits third year and I am extremely happy with it. I love lattes as well and it looks like I found another Mr. Coffee product to purchase.

  82. April Farley June 8, 2014 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    The barista movement is really sweeping the nation! I would really love to own one of these fancy high tech machines. There are times when I need that afternoon pick me up. This machine would be the perfect thing !

  83. Beanybopp June 8, 2014 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    I dont drink coffee so im not quiet sure whats the difference between the tastes of coffee and the types of drinks this makes. lol My husband is the coffee drinker and Im not even sure hes had any latte/cappuccinos and whatnot. But it is nice to know that there is a company out there that does think of the people that go to Starbucks and all for those types of drinks. The machine is a little pricy but I guess if you are spending a good $6 a cup when buying one, Im sure that the machine would pay off very quickly.

  84. candy kratzer wenzel June 9, 2014 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Oh this is a beauty. Great review. Seems very easy to use and would be used daily at my house.

  85. June S. June 11, 2014 at 11:02 am - Reply

    I have been wanting one of these coffee makers for so long. I really like all the great features this has also, would be a good one for me to use.

  86. Sarah Elyce June 13, 2014 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    I love that I would be able to offer my guests espressos, lattes, cappuccinos. Great review on this, would love to have it in my home.

  87. April Farley June 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    I have been doing some comparison shopping and this model of single cup brewers is the most economical. I have not committed to which one we will purchase yet. Thank you for this review. I like gathering all the intell I can get before buying an appliance.

  88. tanya holland June 14, 2014 at 11:00 am - Reply

    This machine sounds wonderful. I wish I could have one of these.

  89. James Kennedy June 15, 2014 at 6:07 am - Reply

    I love espresso and I love making it at home. Saving money and time is important. It would be great to own this for the scrumptious variety of drinks you could make at home to satisfy friends and family. Hope I’m the lucky random pick. :v

  90. Jackie Smith June 15, 2014 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Would love to have one in my home. I would never have to buy coffee out again. I would be able to save money and my husband would be happy.

  91. Miranda McCallsiter June 16, 2014 at 11:11 am - Reply

    The price is a little high for me, but I love the taste of the lattes. I drink regular coffee at home right now but I would love to have one of these on my counter instead. delicious!

  92. Leo June 17, 2014 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Family member made me latte using this last week and OMG divine it was! Thanks for sharing some great products (I have never seen many of them until reading about them on this site).

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