Posted Wed Apr 4, 2012, 2:45pm Subject: Saeco Aroma, Gaggia Espresso Color or Starbucks Barista
I have been using my Saeco Aroma for some time now and I finally have it dialed in using a bottomless portafilter. I have recently had a Gaggia Espresso Color and a Starbucks Barista fall into my possession. I want to sell two of the machines so I am trying to determine which machine I should hang onto. I like the Saeco Aroma but it is small and I donít like the panarello. I like the 58mm portafilter with the Gaggia and it has the Gaggia latte art panarello that seems to do a decent job but donít like the plastic body. I like the construction and the steam wand on the Starbucks Barista. The Aroma and Barista seem to produce better crema than the Gaggia. I am leaning toward the Barista but I am hung up on the Gaggia's 58mm portafilter and larger boiler. I still have more tweaking to do but I was just wondering what the more knowledgeable people of CoffeGeek thought.
Posted Wed Apr 11, 2012, 12:11pm Subject: Re: Saeco Aroma, Gaggia Espresso Color or Starbucks Barista
Correct, none of them do everything I am lookiing for in a machine but they are affordable. My goal is to eventually sell off all the machines and buy a Silvia or a Crossland. I presently have the Saecoís listed on eBay so hopefully they will sell soon. Once I acquire the Silvia or the Crossland I will sell the Gaggia. I canít go a day without my double shots.
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