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La Nuova Era Cuadra - Brent Van de Graaff's Review
Posted: April 7, 2014, 7:22am
review rating: 7.0
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La Nuova Era Cuadra Espresso Machine
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Arrow The La Nuova Era Cuadra has 12 Reviews
Arrow The La Nuova Era Cuadra has been rated 9.25 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since October 22, 2007.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Geert De Vries 9.00
Steve Shamah 9.00
Vaughan Stanley 9.00
Michelle Leger 9.00
Ken Dang 8.33

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Manufacturer: La Nuova Era Quality: 8
Average Price: $1,300.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $999.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: 1st-Line Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 2 years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: rancilio silvia
Bottom Line: Great value machine and buying experience with 1st Line, highly recommended!
Positive Product Points

Great value machine. Easy to learn. Seemingly endless steam.

Negative Product Points

I've had to do a couple things beyond basic maintenance. I had to replace a relay (after ~18 months), and some internal tubing (after ~27 months). Not hard to do, but a little more work than your typical backflushing and descaling.

Detailed Commentary

I love this machine. I consistently produce great tasting drinks (daily), and the learning curve wasn't bad at all. My previous machine was ~4 years with a Silvia, so I had some decent home experience leading into this purchase. After a handful of test shots and calibrations with my grinder, I was pulling the best quality shots I've ever had at my home. Another great thing about this machine is the user community here at coffeegeek. There's a wealth of information in the thread about basic (and some not to basic) troubleshooting, advice, best practices, etc. It's great to have that as a resource with this machine!

Buying Experience

1st Line provided a great buying experience. They shipped the machine out to me within 1 business day, and I received it in perfect condition.

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