Great draws if you can get everything PERFECT. The machine needs to cooperate somewhat...
Positive Product Points
Steams milk very well. No problems with pressure or steam. The machine is _capable_ of drawing good espresso shots.
Negative Product Points
I have the Estro Vapore which is the same machine as the Barista. This machine is inconsistant as I am unable to draw the same shot time after time. I am using fresh beans from Peets and have a Rocky grinder. It is possible to draw a great double shot with LOTs of crema, but it might take a few draws to get it.
$260. The machine is affordable for new people getting into espresso, latte‘s, ect... If you are really serious, save your money and buy a "real" machine.