EM3820 Café Espresso™ II

Enjoy the taste and aroma of café-quality in the comfort of your own home with the Café Espresso™ II 15 BAR Pump espresso machine.

Café Espresso™ II is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 62.
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This product has been discontinued.
RRP $159.00
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  • Italian Designed 15 BAR Pump

    Italian Designed 15 BAR Pump
    Delivers the required pressure for complete extraction of oils, resulting in a delicious espresso topped with a rich, golden crema.

  • Efficient Thermoblock Heating System

    Efficient Thermoblock Heating System
    Delivers fast heat-up and ensures water is heated to the required temperature for preparing espresso and texturing milk.

  • Crema System

    Crema System
    Helps to create a great tasting espresso.

Specifications & Features

Colour Silver
Construction/Finish Plastic & Metal Components
Dimensions H x W x D 312 x 215 x 260
Net Weight (kg) 6.16 kg
Wattage 1300
Cord Length (mm) 1000
Capacity (L) 1.70
Cleaning And Descale Programs Manual Cleaning
Cup Warming Tray Yes
Design Designed and Engineered in Australia
Group Handle Plastic
Group Handle Filters Aluminium and PP
Group Head Size Domestic
Heating System Single Thermoblock
Included Accessories 500ml stainless milk jug and coffee spoon with tamp
Pump Pressure 15 Bar Italian Pump
Temperature Control Thermister Controlled Thermoblock
Warranty Months 12
Warranty Type Replacement
Water Tank Capacity (ml) 1.70

Specifications and Features are subject to change without prior notification. Images are used for illustrative purposes only.

Hints & Tips


The types of coffee machines

Manual: For people who like control over their coffee-making, the coffee grounds are loaded by hand into a cup-shaped filter. Capsule: Easy to use and mess-free, simply insert the sealed capsule (""pod"") of pre-ground, pre-measured coffee. Automatic/Semi-automatic: Decide what you want your coffee machine to do for you. Some models perform tasks at the push of a button, including cleaning the machine. They also offer a range of pre-sets for one, two or three shots of espresso at the push of a button.

Grinding the coffee beans

Some coffee machines have a built-in coffee bean grinder, which can be adjusted for coarse, medium, fine or extra-fine granules. Coffee grinders come in three types: Wheel burr grinders: The beans are crushed between two wheels, one spinning very fast and the other stationary. These can be noisy. Conical burr grinders: A metal cone at the base rotates against another surface at the top. These spin more slowly, tend to clog less and are quieter. Blade grinders: Beans are sliced finely using a blade. These may grind beans unevenly and leave coffee with a slight burnt taste if ground too long. If the espresso maker doesn't have an in-built coffee grinder, you'll need to buy a standalone one or use pre-ground coffee instead.

What is a thermoblock?

This is the internal component of a coffee maker that heats water to the optimum temperature range for making coffee (between 85°C and 96°C). For good flavour it's important that you don't scald the coffee. Machines with twin thermoblocks make coffee quicker because they heat the water for the coffee and create steam for frothing the milk at the same time.

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly good value for money Our last coffee machine was a Sunbeam and lasted about 15 years so I was looking for another Sunbeam. I came across this one and couldn't believe that it would be any good at the price but even my hard-to-impress husband had to admit that it was a good buy. It takes up far less bench space and the coffee it makes is actually better than the previous far more expensive machine. It's only negative is that the used coffee grounds are a bit of a pain to hit out of the basket as the sides of the basket are straight. The last coffee machine had tapered sides in the basket. This is a small inconvenience compared to all its good points. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cheapest and best coffee maker This coffee maker was rated in the Choice website as the 2nd best coffee maker but it was far cheaper than the best one which was in the thousands of dollars. This is our second one and the 1st one lasted some 8 years with near daily use. it always produced great coffee albeit a manual method. It is an easy machine to use and clean and produces the best frothed milk ever. You can't go wrong with the price. We just bought my wife's parents their second one as well as they loved it so much. Theirs's lasted some 7 years [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost saved our money back in a week Long time user of sunbeam manual espresso machines. This one is cheap and you can see a little cost cutting compared to the more expensive machines but highly recommended by choice as a top buy with high quality espresso taste and temperature stability and good milk texturing. Bought this with two friends and have almost saved the money we spent in a week of not buying coffees! Two weeks and we will definitely be in the black. If it lasts a month, I would have no qualms about it being money well spent even if we had to buy a new one but it does have a year replacement warranty anyway. Can’t lose!
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic little coffee machine! I love this coffee machine! Since purchasing this machine I have made at least two coffees per day and every coffee comes out perfect, the milk also froths to perfection. I have used a more expensive Sunbeam coffee machine however I find this machine does better Espresso and is easier to use. I would 100% recommend this machine to anyone looking to purchase an espresso machine. My only fault is that you have to time the espresso yourself and you can't craft the milk and pour Espresso at the same time.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Budget Machine Owned for 14 months, then started leaking water from the rear (not reservoir seal) so now a throw away item. Such as waste of resources. Similar experience with last Sunbeam but leaked in the brew head (again not the seal). Seems like quality of manufacture is very poor. Its a shame as m old Sunbeam lasted many many years. On the positive front it consistently made great coffee, and probably paid for itself in less than a month.
Date published: 2018-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good price, good coffee, but not built to last. We used this every day for two years. It makes great coffee. We never used the milk frother because there is no real control over it, but this is not important to us. It has always leaked a little water from the base even though the drip tray is emptied every day and is never anywhere near full. The leaks have been getting worse though, and yesterday it stopped working. Taking the back off revealed bad corrosion everywhere. For this reason I probably would not buy another. Having said that, it did outlast a Krups and two Brevilles, and it was very cheap.
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sunbeam leaker Bought new one to replace three year old one. Very dissapointed with new one which leaked all over the bench and into cupboards. Ive returned it for a new one. Wake up sunbeam. Seems every fifth machine is a leaker with any sunbeam model. Its time you all woke up and stop us wasting time and money. Ill chane other good reviews to reflect what others are saying and I will also alert dept of fair trade to the faulty machines. Is quality assurance so hard to ask for. Tell Chinese makers to check their work. Fed up with returning faulty goods.
Date published: 2018-09-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Makes good coffee but hazardous I have purchased four of these machines. They are very affordable and make a better coffee than many other expensive brands...while the machine works. I have found that they don't have a long life and having owned four machines now, I can say that if the frother doesn't stop working, the thermostat will and leaking seems to be inevitable. Average life has been between 8 and 13 months. That sounds bad but I bought four because even with this lifespan I thought it was good value... because the coffee is so good. I have tried more expensive machines and wasn't happy. The big problem with this machine is that it is dangerous. The pressure builds up in it...I think when the filter blocks (not sure of the cause) and when you remove the coffee arm in this situation it spits hot coffee all over you. I did this over a year ago and still have a scar on my inner arm as a result. I ended up with first and second degree burns in the inner part of my arm. I think could have been my face! If you purchase this machine, be very careful when coffee doesn't come out. Let it cool down completely before you try to remove the arm no matter how much you think you need a coffee and put a tea towel over the machine to make it safer.
Date published: 2018-08-22
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