I was tired of paying $3 a latte, so now I make my own. Great machine for the novice or intermediate barista
Positive Product Points
The Starbucks Barista comes with an easy to follow instructional video, great steaming wand, and no nonsense rapporto filter system. I pulled a great shot my first time. Great machine for the novice barista. I am very happy with my machine.
Negative Product Points
If you do not have the patience to prime, steam, prime, brew, then go to Starbucks and pay $3 a drink. Otherwise this machine is great!
I tried a Krupps first, but was unhappy with the quality of the shot. So after some research, I bought my machine on Ebay for $180, great buy.
A fellow espresso afficionado just got a Capresso and after a shot of espresso from the Starbucks Barista, he‘s jealous. Now he wants to return his and upgrade to the Starbucks Barista.