Review Date - 02/14/2011
Simply put I see this as a great stepping stone machine. The price is perfect (if I were to buy one now as I received this as a gift). If you like espresso..I would recommend skipping the steam-driven and going with a machine like this.
I have only made doubles. Usually I will make two before work and the speed of heating the boiler is excellent (having caused a small explosion wi ... read more
Review Date - 05/24/2014
We absolutely love this coffee maker and I have so much fun using it! Every morning I get up a little early just to make a couple of drinks. He drinks soy milk cappuccinos and I like to froth up milk and make a chai. When I'm working from home I love my double espresso with a touch of honey. I've had no trouble with the flavor or creme in the espresso. I'm considering another for my office. ... read more
Review Date - 05/25/2013
This is a good choice for those seeking an inexpensive espresso machine. The construction is rather flimsy and the portafilter is small, but it has a real 15 pump system and it produces a satisfying amount of crema. ... read more
Review Date - 03/29/2013
We LOVE good espresso! I also am thrifty financially! So......we had a Capresso Espresso machine for about 12 years. Loved it! That's why we looked into Capresso when it needed replacing. Got his machine, knowing we could return it if not happy. I had read unfavorable reviews about how it produced too much crema and not enough espresso. This was in fact the case :( So, we called Capresso a ... read more
Review Date - 06/25/2014
This machine makes great espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes. There is some basic espresso making knowledge that you have to know when operating, but wince you know that its super easy to use. I would highly recommend the machine for beginner espresso connoisseurs. ... read more
Review Date - 01/09/2012
This is a great little espresso machine. It's no Rocket or Isomac, but you would have to look hard and far to find a better value for your dollar.
The operation is simple and easy. No temperature surfing or any of that stuff here. It's a thermoblock unit.
Milk steaming/frothing is easy if you remove the panerello device from the steam wand. Once purged it has as much pressure that you will ... read more
Review Date - 08/30/2010
all the filters are leaking coffee grinds through into the cups indifferent how fine the coffee is grounded. the results are as mentioned; you get a full mouth of coffee mud."ala Turkish stile". ... read more
Review Date - 02/05/2014
Refurbished unit had several minor cosmetic imperfections. It was complete (except for double wall filter) and functioned perfectly. I use an Espro 58mm convex calibrated tamper as I moved up from Breville double walled filter products where tamping pressure doesn't matter. The espresso tasted better than with Breville, presumably due to more even extraction due to the wider filter. Baby seems ... read more