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Starbucks Barista - D. O.'s Review
Posted: February 16, 2007, 9:45am
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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: 8.6
Manufacturer: Estro Quality: 7
Average Price: $350.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $300.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: ebay Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 3 years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Definitely recommended for the price. Just make sure you get a decent grinder!
Positive Product Points

Easy to use and maintain. Consistently decent espresso. Pressurized portafilter.

Negative Product Points

Pressurized portafilter.

Detailed Commentary

I've been very happy with my machine. I consistently pull better espressos than most coffee shops. I use a Solis Maestro grinder, which certainly improved the espresso quality and consistency. The pressurized portafilter is nice for learning and for older beans as well as decaf. I recently started roasting my own beans and the pressurized portafilter now creates way too much crema. There's so much that pulls have been underextracted. I just purchased a non-pressurized portafilter direct from Saeco and it's excellent. With my superfresh home-roasted beans, I now get a perfect amount of NATURAL crema and an excellent tasting espresso.

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No problems.

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