Review by paisleyplace
March, 08 2006
Pros: Commercial machine for home, brass boiler, commercial-size portafilter, resale value, savings from trips to cafes.
Cons: Steep learning curve, need high-quality tamper; but tamps are as unique as each barista.
Review by ignu
November, 18 2008
Pros: Good espresso with a good crema; easy to learn the basics
Cons: Getting it perfect takes time and practice; pricey grinder almost necessary
Review by zanahoria9000
May, 15 2005
Pros: Solid construction, nice design, powerful steam, makes killer espresso!
Cons: Brass shavings in steam, modest boiler size, very sensitive to bean grind and quality.
Review by dkaakd
November, 23 2011
Pros: High Quaility Machine, strong performer, if you find a refurn for <$600 buy it!
Cons: Not as svelt as the more "sexy" competitors. Don't be tempted by the others beauty!
Review by fabidon
May, 23 2006
Pros: Authentic espresso and related coffee drinks at home....goodbye to Starbucks and paper cups forever.
Cons: Wish it had a single extraction filter basket for that single shot.