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Starbucks Barista - Michael Sherman's Review
Posted: May 19, 2004, 3:48pm
review rating: 4.0
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Arrow The Starbucks Barista has 163 Reviews
Arrow The Starbucks Barista has been rated 8.23 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Bam T 9.50
Carl Lobitz 8.67
Rick Wayne 8.22
Dave Jahsman 8.00
Kevin Bailey 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.4
Manufacturer: Estro Quality: 10
Average Price: $350.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $400.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Starbucks Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Solid workhorse for ten years.  Still going strong.  Best purchase ever.
Positive Product Points

Good steam, good shots.  A true workhorse of a machine.

Negative Product Points

Shots can vary, but that's more an effect of different amounts of ground beans.

Detailed Commentary

This machine is AMAZING.  I have owned it for ten years.  TEN years, and have used it literally once a day.  I'm absolutely serious.  That's about 3650 uses.  And it still works like a charm.  I'm looking at new machines now, and there is no reason not to just buy another one (I want a stainless color instead of the black I have now).   Back when I bought mine it was the Estro Vapore, but that is the same machine that Starbucks then started to re-brand as the Barista model.

The machine is very easy to use.  The portafilter is sturdy, the steam is constant, and the shots are great.

Buying Experience

Starbucks was great when I bought it.  They even showed me exactly how to use my machine to get shots just right.

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