If you want a semi-pro machine with a traditional look, this one is hard to beat.
Positive Product Points
High-quality components and build Ease of use It looks like an Italian espresso machine! Steams milk very quickly High quality shots
Negative Product Points
You have to like the looks of a traditional machine
After using a manual La Pavoni for many years, I bought the Andreja Premium hoping to achieve more consistency and a higher quality espresso shots. I also wanted to be able to serve many people without waiting for the La Pavoni to "recharge". The Andreja Premium has met or exceeded all of my expectations. With a little practice, I'm pulling consistently great shots. I have not mastered creating good micro-foam on a consistent basis, but I think this has more to do with my lack of experience with a machine like this than anything else. The Andreja Premium has plenty of steaming power.
Chris Coffee Service has been terrific to deal with. Chris spent 15-20 minutes on the phone with me answering all my questions a few weeks before I ordered. Mary was very helpful when I placed the order. Once the machine arrived, I experienced a few glitches because of problems with the machine caused by shipping. Chris and Roger (service department) helped me quickly diagnose and solve the problems. All and all, a very positive shopping experience.
Three Month Followup
Everything is positive.
One Year Followup
I am more enthusiastic about this machine after owning it for a year. I dread the coffee I drink when I'm out of town! It has become easier to use and it has shown no signs of age. I even though about packing it up and taking it with us on a Spring ski trip! Chris Cofee Service has continued to be a great resource, answering any questions and quckly diagnosing the only problem I've had with the machine. I needed to relace a magnetic float in the water reservoir, and Chrs Coffee Service set the replacement part out immediately.