Should I choose a vibration pump or a rotary pump?

by Alan Reader

Italian coffee machines come with either vibration or rotary pumps. Vibration pumps deliver a lower flow rate and a more gentle pressure ramp up so they are recommended if you are an espresso enthusiast looking for the very best in coffee extraction. However, rotary pumps are generally quieter.

For the best of both worlds look at the Profitec Pro 500 PID and Profitec Pro 600 coffee machines which offer vibration pump performance without the usual "vibe rattle."