SEXY tasty hot Italian with a bad name. I suggest Stella.
Positive Product Points
Great unit. Very easy to use and maintain, and it throws a great shot. Pretty too.
Negative Product Points
Look like it has gotten spendy.
I've sent it once for service and have replaced a solenoid valve and now a vacuum breaker. I just pulled the heater and liquid level probe to check for scale and they are perfect even though water here is very hard. (I start with softened water then filter it). i attribute good condition to my habit of turning it off right when I'm done so calcite can't build up. But $1,600?? I'd bet few of you blindfolded could could tell a Tea shot from a Silvia shot, esp after foam/sugar added, so I wonder if it is worth it. OK for me 'cause I could easily afford it at $850 or so, and I wanted the 'counter candy' good looks, but for $1,600 I could scrounge up a serviceable used car or go diving in Bonaire. Even with a Brazilian wife intent on singlehandedly undergirding coffee shop revenues within a ten mile radius, at $1,600 the ROI from deferred $tar-bucks shoots way past my estimated 3-4 yr break-even. Last, good to see improvements have been made 'cause Chris's Coffee Service sure lists a bunch of "better than original" parts for this girl.
When all is said and done...best toy I own.
I don't recall so it must have been fine. IN THE YEARS SINCE CHRIS'S COFFEE GUYS HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLE WITH SERVICE AND I'M NOT EASILY IMPRESSED