Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
consumer product reviews
consumer espresso machine reviews
Isomac Zaffiro - David Blackman's Review
Posted: January 3, 2013, 11:05am
review rating: 9.5
feedback: (1) comments | read | write
Isomac Zaffiro
Where to Buy
Arrow 1st-line Equipment
 List your business site here.
About "Where to Buy"

More About This Product
Arrow The Isomac Zaffiro has 10 Reviews
Arrow The Isomac Zaffiro has been rated 9.04 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
Arrow Isomac Zaffiro reviews have been viewed 79,213 times (updated hourly).

Quality Reviews
These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
David Blackman 9.50
Dan Kehn 7.86
Bob Dunsig 7.30
Marc Lewis 6.50
Mike Walsh 6.42

  Next Review
Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Manufacturer: Isomac Quality: 9
Average Price: $895.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $900.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: cafe italia Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 year Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned:
Bottom Line: A lot of machine for the money.  If you make coffee drinks every day, then you will want a machine of this quality and performance.  You must partner with a decent grinder e.g. Mazzer mini
Positive Product Points

repeatable consistency, no surprises, no duff shots.  adjustable temperature and pressure.  durability and build quality.  easy to clean (descaler and scum remover).  heavy. large drip tray.  And finally ... looks!  This machine is part of our lives!

Negative Product Points

for dinner parties of 4 or more people, the steaming capacity is not quite good enough.  But for the pair of us, it's fine.
The time for the machine to fully warm up is about 45 mins, but this is easily managed with a simple time-switch ($9)

Detailed Commentary

After 5 years of living with a Gaggia Baby in ignorance of "what is out there", a forced lay up drove me to excessive internet browsing, and I found this site.  Clearly there were better machines available, and the Zaffiro was ordered.  After two weeks I wondered how we'd survived with the Gaggia, but after anoter few weeks I was taking more notice of the advice that "it's the grinder that counts".  Now we are running with the Zaffiro and the Mazzer mini, I can't see any need to ever upgrade, except for frothing milk at dinner parties.

After 13 months of ownership, with between 1 and 3 uses per day, I am still over the moon with the Zaffiro, and would buy the same again tomorrow.  I still look forward to making coffee every time

Buying Experience

arrived with euro plug, but replacing with UK was not the most challenging task ever!

  Next Review
Write a Review for this Product
review rating: 9.5
Posted: January 3, 2013, 11:05am
feedback: (1) comments | read | write
Login Password
forgot pw | signup
Stefano's Espresso Care
Repair - Parts - Sales
Factory Authorized &
Trained Technician
Experience Qualia Coffee
Indescribably good coffee from DC's premier shop roaster with the widest selection & freshest beans.
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2015 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.191903829575)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+