Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine Review 2023

After working as a professional barista for many years, Arne Preuss founded Coffeeness.

I decided to write a Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine review because I know a lot of you are looking for a cost-effective espresso maker that'll really deliver. Still, finding an espresso machine as affordable as the Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine is kind of like catching a blue moon. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, you can bet I’m going to be interested!

I decided to write a Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine review because I know a lot of you are looking for a cost-effective espresso maker that’ll really deliver. Still, finding an espresso machine as affordable as the Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine is kind of like catching a blue moon. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, you can bet I’m going to be interested!

Incidentally, if you’d like to read about how this baby compares to the rest of Gevi’s lineup, you can check out my best Gevi espresso machine review 2022. In the meantime, let’s take a first look at what we’re dealing with today. 

Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine

Compact and affordable.

Compact and lightweight

Budget-friendly

Intuitive user interface

Thermoblock heating

Some stainless steel

Flimsy plastic tamper

Few accessories included

Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine Review Overview

I’ve said it before, but if there’s one thing Gevi excels at, it’s balancing impressive features with an affordable price tag. At $172.99, the Gevi 2 in 1 20 Bar Espresso Machine further proves that.

You may find plenty of budget manual espresso machines around this price point, but I doubt they’ll include an LED screen and a thermoblock. Don’t worry, I’ll dive into those features later on in my Gevi 20 bar espresso machine review.

Before unboxing this espresso machine, I was under the impression that it featured all stainless steel housing. Unfortunately, there are just a few stainless steel accents. I guess at this price point I shouldn’t have been surprised to find so much cheap plastic. Still, the fancy LED screen goes some way to making up for that.

I’ve got more to say about this machine’s appearance, but one of my favorite aspects of this espresso maker is its compact design. It’s not often I find an espresso machine that looks like it could live in a camper, but I could see the Gevi being ideal for van life.

Now, if you’re wondering where this machine falls within Gevi’s lineup of 20-bar espresso machines, it’s only beaten by the Gevi GECME022-U. As much as I love this espresso maker’s compact, budget friendly design, the GECME022-U offers better value for money.

Still, there’s plenty to appreciate about this machine. I’ll get into all the nitty-gritty details during my Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine review.

Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine Review Features

From its compact design to a double temperature control function, the Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine is packing quite a lot under the hood. Let’s get right into the features that make this little coffee maker shine!

Compact Design

Using a tape measure to show the Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine's compact size.

One of the biggest selling points of the Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine? Its compact, lightweight design. Even with its stainless steel finish, the Gevi 20 Bar only weighs 9 pounds (4 kilograms). In other words, you shouldn’t have to hit the gym just to transport it!

It’s not a particularly wide or tall machine either. So, you should have no problem fitting it onto cramped or crowded kitchen counters. Granted, it’s not the slimmest 20 bar espresso machine in Gevi’s lineup, and it’s only a few pounds heavier than the GECME022-U.

If you’re someone who spends a lot of time living on the road, I think the Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine could be a worthy addition to your RV or camper van.

I’ve found that a lot of espresso machines, especially those with more advanced features, aren’t compact enough for a nomadic lifestyle. And those that are usually come with price tags high enough to deter most people.

In this regard, the Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine is a rare exception. You’ll still get a taste of more advanced features, but it won’t come at the cost of losing counter space or breaking the bank.

User Interface

Closeup view of the Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine's user interface.

Among Gevi’s lineup of 20 bar espresso machines, this is the only one to include an LED screen. The GECME022-U relies on regular buttons and the GECME418E-U’s front panel only includes a pressure gauge.

If I’m being completely honest, I would’ve loved to have seen Gevi include a pressure gauge on this machine’s interface. Seeing as it’s dubbed a “20 bar machine,” a pressure gauge would’ve just completed the look. Not to mention, a pressure gauge is useful in helping you diagnose common espresso preparation mistakes, like using too fine or too coarse of a grind.

However, I can’t complain too much about the LED display. The blue screen flashes until the machine is done heating and the icons correlate to whether you’re brewing single or double shots. All things considered, the screen doesn’t give you a ton of control over the brewing process. It’s only there to help you interpret what stage of the brewing process your espresso machine is at.

It’s not a touchscreen, so you’ll still need to use the buttons on the front panel and the knob on the side to control the machine. With that said, I still think the screen is a nice addition. If nothing else, I think beginners will have an easier time navigating this espresso maker.

As I said, the knob on the side is where you’ll do most of the work. It controls the steam wand as well as the output for hot coffee. I’m not surprised to see a side knob like this. It’s a common fixture on budget manual espresso machines, especially in this price category.

Boiler

If there’s one thing I wasn’t expecting to find in a budget machine, it’s a thermoblock heating system. For those that have never used a thermoblock before, it’s definitely a plus. That is, if you’d prefer your machine to heat up in 45 seconds rather than 10 minutes!

Thermoblocks drastically reduce the preheating time, but that’s not the most impressive part of this espresso maker’s heating system. Instead, I’d say it’s the two separate thermostats correlating to espresso and steam temperature.

Since brewing espresso requires a lower water temperature than is necessary for steaming milk, machines with only one thermostat can be inconsistent. If you prepare espresso directly after using the steam wand, you could end up brewing at the wrong temperature.

Having separate thermostats to control temperature prevents this. Unfortunately, you don’t get any kind of manual temperature control with this machine, but you can’t win ’em all!

Pressure System

Ah, the great espresso machine bar pressure debate. Those of you who stick with drip coffee makers probably think I’m speaking gibberish right now.

If you’re diving into home espresso machines for the first time, you’ve probably seen some discussion regarding pressure. With 9, 11 and 15 bar machines out there, it can be confusing as to which is the “right” one.

Gevi makes this espresso maker’s 20 bar pressure capabilities one of its crowning features, even going so far as to include it in the name. But do you really need 20 bars of pressure?

The short answer here is no, you don’t need 20 bars to make great espresso. In fact, true espresso extraction only requires 9 bars of pressure.

Of course, most home espresso machines, including this one, aren’t industrial strength. Even if they promise 15 to 20 bars of pressure, it’s more likely you’ll hit that 9 bar sweet spot. You’re just as likely to get delicious espresso with a 15 bar machine as you are with a 20 bar espresso maker.

While I wouldn’t consider this machine’s 20 bar capabilities to be a major selling point, it’s still good to know. If nothing else, you don’t have to worry about not having sufficient pressure when you make espresso.

Milk Foam

Steaming milk with the Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine.

Enough about espresso – let’s talk about milk! Or, more specifically, the milk foam you’ll make with this machine’s manual steam wand. While it’s a panarello wand, I do appreciate the stainless steel design.

That metal may get a little hot once you turn up the heat, but near the top of the wand, you’ll find a heat shield. The shield functions as a safe spot to place your fingers without burning them.

I will say that the Gevi 20 Bar’s manual steam wand feels a little flimsy. Plus, seeing as it’s not mounted on a ballpoint, you get a limited range of motion from the thing. Still, there is plenty of steam power involved. I’ll discuss my experiences using the milk system later in this Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine review.

My only real complaint about the milk system is its lack of a milk jug. Considering the price of the machine, I might be asking too much here. Still, milk pitchers aren’t optional when it comes to making a latte macchiato or a cappuccino. It’d be like owning a flashlight without the batteries.

So, if you don’t have one on hand already, you’ll need to purchase a stainless steel milk pitcher separately.

Auto Shut-off

Auto shut-off may not be the most exciting feature, but I do think it’s a useful one. You won’t find this on every espresso machine, especially cheaper manual ones. However, the Gevi 20 bar does include a nifty auto shutoff mechanism. After 15 minutes of inactivity, the machine will turn itself off to preserve power.

You may worry about leaving kitchen appliances or lights on when you leave the house, but at least you don’t have to add your espresso machine to the list.

Filter Baskets

Closeup of the Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine portafilter.

As you’d expect, you’ll get two filter baskets for ground coffee – one for single shots and one for double shots. The Capsule Extraction System, as Gevi calls it, is also compatible with coffee capsules and pods.

Keep in mind that the filter basket needed for Easy Serve Espresso (ESE) pods or Nespresso capsules isn’t included with the machine. You’ll need to buy the Capsule Extraction System separately, which is a little lame if you ask me.

What’s more, you only get dual-wall filter baskets with this machine. These pressurized baskets are all well and good if you’re only using pre-ground coffee. Still, serious home baristas will find them a bit too limiting.

Most budget-friendly espresso machines come with all the filter baskets you need, but it’s apparent that Gevi has skimped on some of those essentials. I’m not a huge fan of pods anyway, but I think most coffee drinkers might appreciate having the option.

If nothing else, I suppose the machine may encourage you to always use freshly ground beans for your morning espresso! Of course, that could mean investing in a coffee grinder if you don’t already own one. Plus, you’ll want to pick up a non-pressurized filter basket to get the best out of the machine.

Tamping

Inserting the portafilter in to the Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine.

So, maybe they skimped on filter baskets and the milk jug … but at least Gevi included an espresso tamper! Technically, the tamper doubles as a measuring scoop. I suppose that’s handy, but it’s still made of plastic. 

A plastic tamper is slightly better than no tamper, but nothing beats stainless steel. I won’t rag on Gevi too much for leaving out a metal tamper, mostly because of the machine’s affordable price tag. But If this machine was a couple of hundred dollars steeper, I’d have more to say about it.

Still, I suspect you’ll want to eventually upgrade to a stainless steel tamper if you haven’t already. Flimsy plastic will get the job done in a pinch, but it’s not a great long-term solution for manual tamping.

Cup Height

The Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine's removable drip tray.

You can expect a standard cup height from the Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine as well as a removable drip tray. Ordinarily, I’d expect that pulling out the drip tray would give me some extra wiggle room for a travel mug or thermos. However, in practice, I wasn’t able to fit taller mugs under there.

Speaking of the drip tray, you may notice the red buoy stuck between the metal slots. When the tray is full, the buoy floats to alert you that it’s time to empty the drip tray. Not necessarily a unique feature, but still worth mentioning.

Cup Warmer

A red cup sitting on the Gevi espresso maker's cup warmer.

These days, it’s easy to miss the cup warmer that sits on top of some espresso machines, but I won’t gloss over it. The lid for this machine doubles as a heated plate that will warm your cups while the boiler preheats. This way, you won’t have to run your espresso cups under hot water every time you brew.

It may only save you 10 or 20 seconds, but that’s another 20 seconds you can spend enjoying your espresso rather than preparing for it.

Warranty

As great as any product may be, a safety net never hurts. Fortunately, that’s exactly what the one year replacement and repair warranty on the Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine is. If you experience issues within the first 12 months of owning the machine, Gevi will send a replacement or deal with repairs.

How To Use the Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine Espresso Machine

We’ve covered the most important features of this coffee maker in my Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine review, but I’m not done yet! Let’s get into how to operate this machine once you actually have it.

All things considered, the Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Maker is easy to use – especially if you’re already familiar with manual or semi automatic espresso machines.

Drink Preparation

Here’s how you can prepare single or double shots with this Gevi coffee maker:

  • All great espresso shots have the same origin story. You start by grinding your beans and filling up the water tank, which is located at the back of this machine.
  • Next, you’ll want to flip the machine on so that it can preheat. The switch for the power button is on the back, near the power cord.
  • The machine will begin preheating immediately. While you’re waiting, there’s no better time to dose your portafilter with ground coffee. Make sure to use the filter basket that correlates with the number of shots you want to make.
  • Lock the portafilter into place in the group head, and don’t forget about placing your espresso cup onto the cup warmer.
  • Once the icons on the screen stop flashing, the preheating process is complete. Put your espresso cup under the spout, select the number of shots you’d like to brew and move the side knob to the coffee cup position.
  • The machine will automatically extract a preset volume of coffee, based on the number of shots you’ve selected. Once the extraction is complete, be sure to turn the knob back to the center position.

One important thing to note is that you can customize the volume of both single and double shots. It involves a lot of button-pressing, so I’ll leave the explanation to the user manual!

As for using the steam wand, you’ll need to lower the nozzle into your milk jug and turn the knob to the steam symbol on the opposite side.

Now, once you’ve finished using the machine, you can flip the power button off manually. There’s no need to fret if you’re rushing out the door – the auto shut-off will kick in once 15 minutes have elapsed.

Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine Observations

The Gevi 20 Bar machine extracting espresso.

Earlier in this Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine review I discussed how lightweight and compact the machine is. While that might make the Gevi ideal for those on the road, I found the machine to be a little too lightweight. Not only did the machine move around a bunch when I was locking the portafilter into place, I was afraid I’d actually break the handle!

Seeing as I was dealing with those pesky pressurized filter baskets, I started with a coarser grind size than I would when using a single-wall basket. After experimenting a little, I found the ideal dose to be 14 grams. The machine produced a nice, even extraction with a decent layer of golden crema. Then again, dual-wall baskets are designed to produce fake crema, so I wasn’t surprised.

I found that the machine delivered espresso at the ideal temperature, and I didn’t need to adjust the preset volume of around 2 ounces (59 milliliters). However, the taste was fairly nondescript. Although bold and full-bodied, the espresso was lacking depth and complexity. No amount of tweaking could change that.

When it came to steaming milk, the Gevi 20 Bar performed admirably. Sure, the panarello wand is fairly limiting, but it’s got plenty of power. I was able to create some thick, pillowy foam, although it wasn’t easy to create microfoam for latte art. As a bonus, my espresso tasted great with frothed milk!

Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine Cleaning

I’m probably in the minority of people who like to clean their espresso machines, but it’s still an important subject to cover in my Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine review.

Like most espresso machines, you won’t be able to skip the descaling process. Fortunately, you should only need to descale every couple of months, depending on the frequency of use and your water hardness. When you do run a cleaning cycle, the manufacturer recommends using citric acid descaler.

Outside of descaling, you’ll have more regular maintenance to worry about too. That includes manually purging the steam wand after each use since there’s no auto-purge function on this machine. There is a pressure relief hole located on the drip tray, but this won’t clean excess milk residue off your steam wand.

You can use a damp cloth to wipe down the seal as well as the water tank and the machine’s exterior. Whatever you do, just be sure to keep the machine and its components away from the dishwasher. Dishwashers may clean your espresso cups, but they might as well be the greatest enemy of most espresso machines, including this one.

Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine Specifications

Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine
Manufacturer

Gevi

Model number

GECME400BA-U

Product category

Manual espresso machine

Housing material

Plastic with stainless steel parts

Color options

Black

Milk frother

Steam wand

User interface

Monochromatic LCD with buttons and dials

App

User profiles

Memo function only

Portafilter size

51 mm

Tamping

Manual

Removable water reservoir

Water reservoir capacity

40.6 fl oz / 1.2 l

Number of boilers

1

Pump pressure

20 bar

Maximum cup height

4.4 in / 11.2 cm

Grinder

N/A

Grind adjustment levels

N/A

Bean hopper capacity

N/A

Specialty drinks

1

Pre-infusion

Adjustable coffee temperature

Adjustable milk foam temperature

2-cup function

Yes (non-milk drinks only)

Hot water function

Hot milk function

Milk foam only option

Water filter

Power consumption

1350 W

Weight

9.2 lb / 4.2 kg

Dimensions

11.3 x 12.3 x 1.6 in
28.7 x 31.2 x 4.1 cm

Warranty

1 year

Notes

Included Accessories: Portafilter and baskets, Scoop/tamper, User manual.

Current price on Amazon

$172.99

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Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine vs Others

Sure, this machine sounds great in my Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine review, but how does it measure up to the competition? There’s only one way to find out!

Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine vs DeLonghi ECP3420

The DeLoinghi ECP3420 espresso machine.

At $169.95, the DeLonghi ECP3420 doesn’t cost a whole lot more than the Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine.

Despite its higher price, the DeLonghi espresso maker lacks the flashy interface as well as thermoblock heating. Both machines are capable of making great espresso, but if I had to recommend one, the Gevi wins this race by a long shot. See what I did there?

That isn’t to say the ECP3420 isn’t a good machine, it’s just that the Gevi offers the better value of the two.

See Also: DeLonghi ECP3420 Review 2023

Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine vs DeLonghi EC702

The DeLonghi EC702 espresso machine.

The DeLonghi EC702  really only has one advantage over the Gevi espresso machine, and that’s its included filter for ESE pods. However, I’m not sure an additional filter basket for pre ground coffee is enough to justify a price tag of $208.94.

You won’t even get thermoblock heating, which is a bit of a disappointment in this price range. I also think the Gevi is more beginner-friendly, but that has more to do with its intuitive interface than anything else.

See Also: DeLonghi EC702 Review 2023

Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine vs Breville Cafe Roma

The Breville Cafe Roma Espresso Machine.

So far, the Gevi has come out on top, and the Breville Cafe Roma isn’t likely to change that. Unlike the previous two competitors, I wouldn’t even say the Cafe Roma stands on its own as a decent espresso machine. The Cafe Roma’s only standout features are its size and $179.83 price tag.

As it happens, the Gevi does an even better job of hitting the mark in those categories, so there’s no real reason to recommend the Cafe Roma over the Gevi.

See Also: Breville Cafe Roma Review 2023

Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine Review vs Others Comparison Chart

Gevi 20 Bar Espresso MachineDeLonghi ECP3420DeLonghi EC702 Espresso MachineBreville Cafe Roma
Manufacturer

Gevi

De'Longhi

De'Longhi

Breville

Model number

GECME400BA-U

ECP3420

EC702

ESP8BSS1BCA1

Product category

Manual espresso machine

Manual espresso machine

Manual espresso machine

Manual espresso machine

Housing material

Plastic with stainless steel parts

Plastic

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

Color options

Black

Black

Stainless Steel

Silver

Milk frother

Steam wand

Steam wand

Steam wand

Steam wand

User interface

Monochromatic LCD with buttons and dials

Buttons and dials

Buttons and dials

Buttons and dials

App

User profiles

Memo function only

Memo function only

Memo function only

Memo function only

Portafilter size

51 mm

51 mm

51 mm

50 mm

Tamping

Manual

Manual

Manual

Manual

Removable water reservoir

Water reservoir capacity

40.6 fl oz / 1.2 l

37.2 fl oz / 1.1 l

44.0 fl oz / 1.3 l

40.6 fl oz / 1.2 l

Number of boilers

1

1

1

1

Pump pressure

20 bar

15 bar

15 bar

15 bar

Maximum cup height

4.4 in / 11.2 cm

5.0 in / 12.7 cm

4.5 in / 11.4 cm

4.0 in / 10.2 cm

Grinder

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Grind adjustment levels

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Bean hopper capacity

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Specialty drinks

1

1

1

1

Pre-infusion

Adjustable coffee temperature

Adjustable milk foam temperature

2-cup function

Yes (non-milk drinks only)

No

No

No

Hot water function

Hot milk function

Milk foam only option

Water filter

Power consumption

1350 W

1100 W

1100 W

1000 W

Weight

9.2 lb / 4.2 kg

9.0 lb / 4.1 kg

11.5 lb / 5.2 kg

13.0 lb / 5.9 kg

Dimensions

11.3 x 12.3 x 1.6 in
28.7 x 31.2 x 4.1 cm

12.0 x 7.3 x 9.5 in
30.5 x 18.5 x 24.1 cm

9.1 x 11.6 x 11.0 in
23.1 x 29.5 x 27.9 cm

11.8 x 8.6 x 8.7 in
30.0 x 21.8 x 22.1 cm

Warranty

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

Notes

Included Accessories: Portafilter and baskets, Scoop/tamper, User manual.

Included Accessories: Portafilter and baskets, Measuring scoop, Instruction booklet.

Included Accessories: Measuring scoop, Portafilter with three baskets, Instruction booklet.

Included Accessories: Stainless steel milk jug, Tamping tool/measuring spoon/cleaning tool, Instruction booklet.

Current price on Amazon

$172.99

$169.95

$208.94

$179.83

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Gevi 20 Bar Espresso MachineDeLonghi ECP3420DeLonghi EC702 Espresso MachineBreville Cafe Roma
Manufacturer

Gevi

De'Longhi

De'Longhi

Breville

Model number

GECME400BA-U

ECP3420

EC702

ESP8BSS1BCA1

Product category

Manual espresso machine

Manual espresso machine

Manual espresso machine

Manual espresso machine

Housing material

Plastic with stainless steel parts

Plastic

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

Color options

Black

Black

Stainless Steel

Silver

Milk frother

Steam wand

Steam wand

Steam wand

Steam wand

User interface

Monochromatic LCD with buttons and dials

Buttons and dials

Buttons and dials

Buttons and dials

App

User profiles

Memo function only

Memo function only

Memo function only

Memo function only

Portafilter size

51 mm

51 mm

51 mm

50 mm

Tamping

Manual

Manual

Manual

Manual

Removable water reservoir

Water reservoir capacity

40.6 fl oz / 1.2 l

37.2 fl oz / 1.1 l

44.0 fl oz / 1.3 l

40.6 fl oz / 1.2 l

Number of boilers

1

1

1

1

Pump pressure

20 bar

15 bar

15 bar

15 bar

Maximum cup height

4.4 in / 11.2 cm

5.0 in / 12.7 cm

4.5 in / 11.4 cm

4.0 in / 10.2 cm

Grinder

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Grind adjustment levels

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Bean hopper capacity

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Specialty drinks

1

1

1

1

Pre-infusion

Adjustable coffee temperature

Adjustable milk foam temperature

2-cup function

Yes (non-milk drinks only)

No

No

No

Hot water function

Hot milk function

Milk foam only option

Water filter

Power consumption

1350 W

1100 W

1100 W

1000 W

Weight

9.2 lb / 4.2 kg

9.0 lb / 4.1 kg

11.5 lb / 5.2 kg

13.0 lb / 5.9 kg

Dimensions

11.3 x 12.3 x 1.6 in
28.7 x 31.2 x 4.1 cm

12.0 x 7.3 x 9.5 in
30.5 x 18.5 x 24.1 cm

9.1 x 11.6 x 11.0 in
23.1 x 29.5 x 27.9 cm

11.8 x 8.6 x 8.7 in
30.0 x 21.8 x 22.1 cm

Warranty

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

Notes

Included Accessories: Portafilter and baskets, Scoop/tamper, User manual.

Included Accessories: Portafilter and baskets, Measuring scoop, Instruction booklet.

Included Accessories: Measuring scoop, Portafilter with three baskets, Instruction booklet.

Included Accessories: Stainless steel milk jug, Tamping tool/measuring spoon/cleaning tool, Instruction booklet.

Current price on Amazon

$172.99

$169.95

$208.94

$179.83

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Verdict: Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine Review

Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine

Compact and affordable.

Compact and lightweight

Budget-friendly

Intuitive user interface

Thermoblock heating

Some stainless steel

Flimsy plastic tamper

Few accessories included

I bet you’re wondering what the verdict in my Gevi 20 bar espresso machine review is going to be. And if you aren’t … Well, I’m going to tell you anyway! I won’t pretend like the Gevi holds a candle to higher-end semi automatics. However, for the money, you’re getting a lot of machine.

You’ll be lucky to find features like an LED screen or thermoblock heating on espresso makers that cost $100 more. While I would’ve liked to have seen Gevi throw a few more accessories in the box, I don’t have a ton of complaints about this affordable machine.

If you need an espresso maker that’s compact and won’t break the bank, the Gevi 20 Bar is a real winner. Just be gentle with it!

I’ve given you my thoughts in this Gevi 20 Bar espresso machine review, and now I’d like to hear yours! Do you think this budget friendly machine is worth the cash? Let me know in the comments below!

Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine Review FAQ

Gevi is a good brand that has struck a great price-to-performance ratio with its coffee makers and espresso machines.

This Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine is more than capable of making good espresso, especially if you’ve got a good grinder to go with it.

Seeing as espresso extraction only requires 9 bars of pressure, a 15 bar espresso machine is just as likely to make good espresso as a 20 bar machine.

You will need a coffee grinder to use your Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine. Otherwise, you’ll need to purchase Gevi’s Capsule Extraction System to use ESE pods and capsules.

You can use the Gevi 20 Bar Espresso Machine to create lattes, americanos and many other coffee drinks.

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