"Gourmia has successfully managed to balance creating an affordable yet versatile coffee machine with the GCM6000."
The Gourmia GCM6000 is an incredibly versatile yet affordable coffee machine. Priced at between $60 and $90, it has some truly brilliant features. Not only can you make a huge variety of drinks from tea to cappuccinos and hot chocolates, it is also ETL certified so you know you’re getting a top-quality product. There are only two possible drink sizes, however Gourmia have made sure that it's really straightforward to use this coffee machine, with a simple six- button control panel.
The GCM6000 has great build-quality and consists of a milk tank, frother, 12oz water reservoir, adjustable cup platform, drip tray and a removable filter basket. This means that you are able to create an impressive range of hot drinks using pods, coffee grounds or loose-leaf tea. The Gourmia GCM6000 comes in a black plastic and brushed stainless steel combination finish, with clear plastic milk reservoir and filter basket, and a hidden water reservoir. This gives the GMC6000 a modern, stylish look which would be in-keeping in a range of different styles of kitchen.
Despite its versatility, there are no flashy touch screens just a simple user interface consisting of six simple buttons and an LED indicator to confirm the option you have chosen. This helps to make it easy to achieve a professional coffee shop experience in the comfort of your own home. Despite not having a huge range of brew size options, the Gourmia GCM6000 is compatible with both 10oz and 12oz cup sizes as well as travel mugs, which is handy for those days when you’re in a rush. This coffee machine is only 8.17 inches in height which means it fits easily under most kitchen cabinets and doesn’t have much of a footprint in your kitchen, which is a feature a lot of people look out for in coffee machine reviews.
The Gourmia GCM6000 excels past its competitors in the race for best coffee machine, with its impressive range of hot drink options. You can use a variety of loose-leaf teas, with the option of also adding hot milk to them. You can also use the milk frother to create lattes and cappuccinos, or if you prefer you could have iced coffee. If you are opting for coffee, you can also choose either filter coffee using coffee grounds or a more instant coffee using pods. The fact that this coffee machine is compatible with pods opens up another set of drink possibilities, for example hot chocolates and chai drinks. The total brew time is just two minutes which is another fantastic feature of the GCM6000.
The milk frother is a great addition from Gourmia which creates the perfect consistency of milk and the perfect amount of milk for the drink you have chosen, without any input from you. The GCM6000 doesn’t have different strength or temperature options however you can choose either a 10oz or 12oz brew and use the adjustable cup platform to fit either size cup. The Gourmia GCM6000 is ETL certified which means it has been deemed safe, efficient and of high quality, so you can rest assured that you are getting the best out of your coffee machine. The 1-year warranty that comes with the GCM6000 gives further assurance that this is a top-quality coffee machine.
Ease of Use
Gourmia have made sure that the GCM6000 is really easy to use despite it offering a more complex range of drink options than a lot of its competitors. There are just six buttons, one for each drink option which you simply press once to start the brewing process. If you want a 12oz cup rather than 10oz all you have to do is the press the button twice, and if you want less than 10oz you simply press the button mid-way through the brewing cycle, and it will come to a halt. You do of course need to keep the water and milk reservoirs of the GCM6000 topped up, but they both have a significant volume so that you don’t have to do this every time you make a drink.
You will also need to clean the filter, however all of these parts have been made really easy to remove and clean. The filter basket is even dishwasher safe which is a really useful feature. The exterior of the Gourmia GCM6000 is wipe-clean and the frother and drip tray can be removed for easy cleaning too. Gourmia have even thought to use a 30-inch chord so that you have a larger range of kitchen locations to choose from.
Gourmia have successfully managed to balance creating an affordable yet versatile coffee machine with the GCM6000. The milk frother is a brilliant feature that makes this one of the best coffee machines on the market. Gourmia have even made the GCM6000 very easy to maintain and just the right size to fit easily and unobtrusively in any kitchen. Despite not having adjustable brew strength, the GCM6000 is more than capable of creating a professional hot drink experience for any novice.