Great machine for those of us who demand an excellent shot but have a limited budget
Positive Product Points
Strong 15-bar (?) pump
Quick heating machine with sturdy metal construction
Negative Product Points
Adequate, but just barely, steam production for milk frothing
The included tamper is too small for the double filter basket
No three-way solenoid for backflushing
I would buy this machine again in a heartbeat. While there is room for improvement, most notably in the steam production, the Coffee does the job and does it well. I am regularly pulling shots that far surpass the typical ones I'm served in the local espresso bars. The next step up from the Coffee will be a heat-exchanger equipped machine, and that will come at a considerably higher price!
This was a refurb machine that I picked up on eBay when Electra-Craft was auctioning off the older style units. Total price including shipping was $160. I also picked up a refurb Gaggia MDF grinder and have found it to be the perfect compliment to the Coffee.