Eye candy. Well built and makes wonderful espresso. High WAF is a plus to justify cost.
Negative Product Points
Had minor problem with pressure stat and stuck boiler gauge, but Chris' Coffee took care of everything immediately and have not had any further problems since. Vibratory pump is a little loud.
This machine is awesome. It looks good and if you get everything right....it will reward you with a great cup of espresso. Just make sure you complement it with the best grinder you can afford. What's even better is that this machine is a work of art in progress. Chris continues to strive to make it better by listening to his customers and introducing upgrades that end up making this machine even better (new drip tray cover, new logo on drip tray). So you can feel comfortable that if this machine can be made better Chris will do it. How about a rotary pump option for the Andrejas purchased with the direct connect option?
Buying from Chris is a no brainer. Great customer service. Even before the sale! And if you have any problems, don't worry! The service department will take care of you and make sure that you are more than happy with your purchase.