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La Scala Butterfly - Noel Pedersen's Review
Posted: July 30, 2009, 10:42pm
review rating: 5.0
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La Scala Butterfly
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Arrow The La Scala Butterfly has 10 Reviews
Arrow The La Scala Butterfly has been rated 9.06 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since October 22, 2002.
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Hugh Grierson 8.00
Robert Iantria 7.40
Ken Willis 7.00
Michael Pruenner 6.75
Michael Baryzewski 6.44

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Manufacturer: La Scala Quality: 10
Average Price: $1,000.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $2,300.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Melbourne Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Gaggia Classic
Bottom Line: Looks of a supermodel and performance of an athlete need i say more
Positive Product Points
  1. Fantastic looking machine, Would suit any kitchen
      2. Easy to use
      3. Makes consistent shots
      4. Drip tray is substantial in size for home use
      5. Is good if not better than other brands
Negative Product Points
  1. Not really negative but I would like the steam arm to come out further, but its pretty dam good
Detailed Commentary

I had a Gaggia Classic for 5 years and was looking to step up to a machine that I could produced expressos on and not run of steam. I spent about 3 months researching the others and found this one to be ideal. I spoke with some local coffee houses in Australia and did not find any negative comments. I have completed a basic barista course and what a difference to my expressos. I can now make 6-10 varying coffees without any drop in pressure. I have noticed that FRESH BEANS make a big difference to the expresso and would more than recommend this machine to anyone.
I am happy to answer any queries by someone looking to purchase a La Scala.

Buying Experience

I found the distributor in Australia and maufacturer in Italy (thank you Robert) to be very helpful in answering any questions. I would highly recommend this machine.

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