Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 by jackie2313 I am very impressed with this expresso maker
It has a very solid build, heats up quickly and makes good coffee. I bought a heavy steel tamper and what a difference that makes. Previously I had a de Longhi Treviso and tried the newer version of that, which made coffee tasting of plastic so it went back; in these the tamper was built in and required you to press the coffee holder upwards on to the tamper. A proper tamper make a big difference. This machine is very easy to use, not much bigger than my previous one and has a big water tank. I am very happy with it but do follow the instructions and preheat all containers as directed.
25 July 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by nigel Good product does what it says. Improvement would be to inmprove the initial water suction as this is limited until there is water in the pipe
Very good looking well designed system that sits well in the kitchen. Good relative easy to use system. Function is fine and produces a good cup of coffee. The process is slightly slow but that is the nature of the process rather than the product.
3 October 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by kaffee Great and authentic coffee machine
This is one of those devices you find yourself looking forward to using. It produces great tasting coffee and foaming milk so that you get a good texture and not too many bubbles is easy with practise. Particularly like the metal casing, it feels like a mini version of the Gaggia's you find in coffee shops. Coffee tastes great and crucially for me it takes any coffee you want to try (rather than being restricted to pods, although I think there was an adapter for that if you prefer it).
2 October 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by denull Great price, great coffee.
I use this every morning for my first americano. The machine heats up very quickly, and produces consistently good results. I recommend the ESE pods for convenience and speed, but with just a little bit more effort, grinds are of course also great.
The design fits in nicely with my small apartment, and operation is quiet. The unit is solidly built as you would expect.
If there was one complaint, It would have been nice if a tamper for the grinds was included in the box, but that doesn't detract from what is a very nice bit of kit.
2 October 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by expressolady Best investment for a while
Instructions arent as clear as they could be so what you think is an easy task takes a little longer than you thought but its worth it.
Lovely easy machine to use and keep clean.
Have had great fun experimenting with different coffees and strengths
Definately worth the investment.
23 August 2011