Saeco Aroma 2 Cups Espresso Machine - Black Reviews

Saeco Aroma 2 Cups Espresso Machine - Black

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  • How does it work?

    Apr 12, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: wakes me up
    Cons: a lot of clean up

    Summary: I got lucky about a year back and won a Saeco Aroma Espresso Machine from a contest put on by a local radio station. I would never pay the kind of money that this unit costs in stores just for a fancy coffee machine, I mean I checked up on it, and ... read more

  • Great coffee...reliable machine if you learn how to use it!

    Dec 22, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact, makes great coffee. Well made. Good sized reservoir.
    Cons: A bit noisy when pumping. Steam wand seals tend to be weak.

    Summary: I won't go into too many details describing this machine, but will go straight into some tips for getting the best out experience out of this Saeco semi-automatic. Learning how to use this machine will reward you with coffee better than any chain, and on ... read more

  • Great Espresso - With a Few Quirks

    May 26, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great design, large water tank capacity, easy to use, delicious espresso.
    Cons: Problems with milk frother attachment, portafilter gets clogged with fine grinds.

    Summary: We bought this espresso machine after doing a fair bit of research and sifting through reviews. We didn't want to spend $1000 dollars for a machine that had features we knew we wouldn't use.Things we love about this espresso machine: It's very ... read more

  • great machine - terrible service

    Apr 27, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Makes great espresso, at the right pressure and temp
    Cons: Saeco service was a nightmare

    Summary: I bought the Saeco from Amazon, using Amex points. I picked it after seeing Alton Brown recommend it as an effective, moderately priced espressomaker without too many useless bells and whistles. My machine worked beautifully for about 2 months, and ... read more

  • Saeco Espresso Machine

    Aug 7, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: very easy to work! low cost!
    Cons: somewhat of a mess maker

    Summary: Ok. I work at a coffee shop and i know how expensive a latte can be every morning on your way to work. So instead of paying $3 with my discount i went out and bought my own espresso machine at Bed Bath And Beyond. This machine works just like the 3000 ... read more

  • Saeco Aroma Espresso Machine

    Jun 8, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use and makes great expressos, lattes, and cappuccinos in your own home.
    Cons: An expessive way to get your morning coffee.

    Summary: The Saeco Aroma Espresso Machine features easy to use controls, a powerful pump system with 15 bars of pressure, a pod adaptable pressurized portafilter, a stainless steel passive heat cup warmer, an 80-ounce removable water tank, large stainless steel ... read more

  • Somewhat of a dissapointment

    Apr 30, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Pressurized portafilter makes excellent espresso with nearly any quality of coffee grind. Easy operation
    Cons: Questionable reliability. Vibrations/ratting from normal operation noisy and interferes with water supply.

    Summary: I purchased this unit through Costco with a limited-time discount. I had read relatively good reviews (elsewhere) so I figured that, for the money, I was making a relatively good decision. The unit came to me and immediately impressed me with its ... read more

  • Great while it lasted...

    Feb 16, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Made a great latte for about 6 months
    Cons: Broke after 6 months. Mailing for repair was expensive, and repair didn't help.

    Summary: Well, I was happy with this product for the six months it lasted. After I had used it not even once a day for six months, the steaming wand suddenly broke from its mooring inside the machine. I wrote to Saeco to request a repair order, and they referred ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Great while it lasted, expensive to fix

    Nov 7, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Good flavor
    Cons: Unreliable.

    Summary: Tasty expresso, easy to use, nice crema, but at three months, it blew one of its fuses after being left on overnight.  It was  still under warrantee but shipping it back and forth is not cheap.  I plan to put it on a timer so it can't be ... read more

  • Long term user/owner

    Jul 23, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Reliable, excellent performance, great coffee
    Cons: Uneven performance with frothing, needs practice, not failsafe.

    Summary: Rate this machine 9/10. given performance, longevity, simplicity and toughness. This machine often remains on all day, and will produce nothing short of 6 shots or café alongé, a day for the family.I have owned this machine for ... read more

  • A very good espresso machine for the money

    Dec 1, 2009 by
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    Pros: Durability; price; ease of use; makes a very respectable cup of espresso; frother works perfectly
    Cons: Small portafilter (enough for one double or two single shots, but not two doubles)

    Summary: I've had the stainless steel version (I understand it's also made in plastic for less money) for three years. I use it every day at least once for my morning latte and like it very much. My first espresso machine was an inexpensive Gaggia which stopped ... read more

  • Good while it lasted...about 30 days!

    Nov 7, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Excellent espresso
    Cons: Broke after 30 days of normal usage (1 coffee/day).  Terrible customer support.

    Summary: I  loved this machine until the milk frother decided to quit.  Steam would come out for 2 or 3 seconds than run out.  I primed, talk to customer support, etc...Finally they told me to return it for repairs, shipping at my own cost AND it ... read more

  • A bit disappointed

    May 11, 2009 by
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    Pros: Hmm. Hard to say.
    Cons: Difficult to put in place and change the frother and the steamer.
    Not a good filter.

    Summary: I received a Saeco espresso/cappuccino maker as a present from my husband. The machine gave us trouble from the start. It is uncomfortable to keep changing the nozzle for steaming with the one for frothing. The coffee filter doesn´t allow ... read more

  • Great machine, great cup of espresso

    Feb 6, 2009 by
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    Pros: Classic look, easy to use, easy to clean, beautiful crema, great cup of espresso coffee.
    Cons: None

    Summary: I use The Saeco Aroma Espresso for espresso coffee only.  I’ve been drinking espresso daily almost all my life, (55 + years) and have used many different coffee makers.  I have a collection of stovetop pots from 1cup to 12 cup and one ... read more

  • Excellent Value

    May 23, 2007 by
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    Pros: Easy to use, instructions are easy to follow and adequate.
    Cons: None

    Summary: I purchased an Aroma after watching the Alton Brown episode and am very happy with the product. This is my first machine except for the steam pressurized Krups that I have had forever. I have had good success with the pressurized portafilter, which ... read more

  • Excellent home machine

    Apr 30, 2007 by
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    Pros: Excellent espresso
    Cons: None

    Summary: My first espresso machine was a Gaggia basic (less than $200) which died after 2 years of daily use. I replaced it with the Saeco Aroma (stainless version, $300 at Costco) which I highly recommend. It outperforms the Gaggia in every respect: excellent ... read more


    Apr 5, 2007 by
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    Pros: Construction/brew quality, ease of use, compact, economical, big resevoir
    Cons: requires priming of the pump, not the most stylish

    Summary: I've had my Aroma for about 3 months and am very happy with the speed, looks, construction quality and consistency of the brew. As with the prior review, I just flip it on in the a.m., prime the pump, and within minutes I have a perfect doppio with a ... read more

  • Craphole Machine

    Feb 18, 2007 by
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    Pros: really no pros that I can find with over $200 for a machine
    Cons: The directions are horrible. Not a good enough cup of coffee for $200 dollars.

    Summary: I received this for a Christmas present. I used it once and the little piec'o'crapo aka Panarello attachment will not stay connected to the metal wand for the frothing attachment. Now that it does not work I cannot find anyone to help. Oh, I can find a ... read more

  • Easy to use, good expresso

    Nov 12, 2006 by
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    Pros: Solid construction stainless construction, ease of use.
    Cons: None so far.

    Summary: I read numerous reviews about many expresso makers at Epinions, and saw numerous accounts about the degree of difficulty others had making expressos and latte's. Special grinds, paying attention to pump times etc. I selected this model after reading ... read more

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