At this price, unbeatable. Has been my dependable every day workhorse for years
Positive Product Points
Unbeatable for this price. Good pressure, lovely crema. Dependable after years of very regular (often daily) use.
Negative Product Points
A bit loud I suppose, but not too bad. No serious faults
I've had this for a number of years and am entirely satisfied. I have never tried a more expensive machine but I do consider this remarkable value for money. NZ Consumer magazine did blind-tests a few years back with coffee tasters. This cheap machine beat Italian machines 3 times the price.
With the right grind and good beans, I've made completely delectable delicious espresso.
My machine has been a reliable workhorse and an ideal entry into home espresso.
One comment: You will need a good grinder that will end up costing more than the machine. In pumps at 15 bar so you need FINE grinds. Pre-ground coffee will p*ss out under the pressure. Also, AVOID AT ALL COSTS the Breville Cafe Roma grinder. It is rubbish. Even at its most fine the grind is only useful for stove-top or French press.