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ECM Giotto - Mark Neuffer's Review
Posted: March 20, 2007, 7:14am
review rating: 3.7
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Arrow The ECM Giotto has 27 Reviews
Arrow The ECM Giotto has been rated 9.22 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Manufacturer: ECM Quality: 9
Average Price: $1,300.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $1,395.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: 1st Line Equipment Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Ala di Vittoria
Bottom Line: This great machine is a lifetime investment.
Positive Product Points
  • Rugged and reliable
  • Produces great espresso
  • Attractive
Negative Product Points
  • Steam wand could use some improvement-requires practice and skill to froth well
Detailed Commentary

I have owned my ECM Giotto espresso machine since 2003 and have used it virtually every day with great pleasure. Like any semi-automatic machine, it takes a little practice to determine the fineness of the grind, the tamping pressure, and other factors that work best with the machine. Once this exploratory phase is complete, the ECM consistently produces a sweet, russet espresso that is more like a meal than a drink. My favorite espresso blends are the Lavazza coffees available through 1st Line(my favorite is "Top Class") or at retail Lavazza stores ("Gold Selection"). Frothing with the ECM takes a measure of skill and a bit of practice. Finally, the machine is built to last. With regular back-flushing, (and periodic de-scaling) the sweetness and clarity of the espresso is preserved year after year. A great investment for home or office.

Buying Experience

1st Line Equipment offers superb products and service.  They are very knowledgable about a wide range of products and always willing to help.

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