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Bezzera Espresso Machines - Kirk Iverson's Review
Posted: June 8, 2008, 7:53pm
review rating: 8.3
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Bezzera Espresso Machines
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Arrow The Bezzera Espresso Machines has 21 Reviews
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Ed Bourgeois 9.50
Mike Dahlor 8.50
Kirk Iverson 8.33
Daniel Spiegel 8.33
Tim Lake 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Product Reviewed: BZ02SDE
Manufacturer: Bezzera Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $1,049.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: 1st line Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: I only wish i had purchased this machine sooner. didn't realize what an improvement it would make in my beverages.
Positive Product Points

Heats up quickly
Nice Steam Volume
Automatic controls easy to program, consistant results
Resivour easy to fill
Good Fit/Finish

Negative Product Points

Small Drip Tray
Steam wand only swivels, does not pivot

Detailed Commentary

This was an upgrade from a older Saeco/starbucks barista model. it was a huge leap in improvement.
the bz02 heats up in about 15 to 20 mintues, cup warmer is adiquate, but i typicaly heat my cup with a little water from the boiler to make sure that it is hot. this machine also requires a cooling flush if it is idle for more that a couple of mintues.
after getting my grinder dialed in, and getting the automatic controls programed, i was able to get a consistant timed shot. at first i was disapointed with the quality of my shot, tried beans from 3 different local roasters, problem turned out to be that local doen't guarentee fresh. got some fresh roasted beans from costco of all places, they were still warm. used the next day, and got very good shots, with lots of crema. now i make sure that i am gettting fresh beans when buying from a local roaster.
I also started with at aftermarked 2 hole steam tip based on others reviews, after a week i went back to stock tip, practiced till it was right and i am much happier with the speed and results of the stock 4 hole tip. the only think i don't like about the steaming on this machine is that the wand only swivels from side to side, it does not pivot.
I have used this machine to make drinks for small groups of guests, and it will produce drink after drink, just need to keep filling the resivour.
The one change i would have made is to order the plumbed in model. i figured with a 1 gallon resivour, i wouldn't be filing it that often, as it is, i fill it almost every other day.

Buying Experience

great buying experience, well packaged in expanding foam and double boxed.
shipping was fast, but delayed due to a form that 1st line requires buyers to sign and fax back when purchasing comercial rated equipment.

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