8.2, Based on 163 Reviews
Pump, Single Boiler, Reservoir, Semi Auto Espresso Machine
Semi Automatic Dual Purpose Boiler
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Starbucks' long-running consumer espresso machine
Mark D (quality: 3.0)
Bottom Line: Save your money and buy a Gaggia
Bottom Line: Sturdy, well made, and simple to use.
Occoffeefan Occoffeefan (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Consider the Auber PID for the Starbucks Barista for consistent great tasting shots....
G Laufer (quality: 3.3)
Bottom Line: Buy it as a first machine or one you just want to use occasionaly.
Bottom Line: A great first machine! Have never regretted the purchase.
Bottom Line: It's been an okay machine. Average at best. It's okay for the price, but I'm looking to upgrade now.
Jan Henneberry (quality: 2.0)
Bottom Line: 2 pounds of beans will pay for the machine!
Larry Lemmon (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: I considered this to be an entry machine that I would replace with a more sophisticated - expensive one. After using it for 6 months, I'll use it til it dies.
J M (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: learn how to replace the seals for the steam wand yourself and you should be happy
Rick Hiebert (quality: 2.0)
Bottom Line: Be prepared for repair bills
Linda Hughes (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: I love my machine, it makes better latte's than Starbuck's, it paid for itself in 6 months!
Ben Moore (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: 10+ years of faithful service from my Proteo without a problem. This should say it all.
JENNIFER BETUZZI (quality: 2.7)
Bottom Line: Great expresso and great frothing wand. Wish the machine was able to make a really hot cup of coffee.
Angie Weaver (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: I will never go back to the store bought drinks!! Sooo happy with this purchase! Thanks for your help in choosing the right machine :)
Liz Runkle (quality: 3.0)
Bottom Line: I'm keeping this one until it is beyond repair... it's 12 now and may last much longer.
Larry Holt (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: Good beginner machine... You shouldn't pay over $200 for it... Decent machine to hone your skills with...
Michael Rasborn (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: Affordable now, $249, $399 then; very solid performer, extensive parts available online if needed; makes excellent, crema-filled espresso; good foam with effort and patience; drained pucks well.
Loren B (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: If you can find one, go for it! Make sure you use a non pressurized portafilter and a good grinder with it (or modify your Starbucks Barista Grinder as I have)
Laura Costa (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Great Machine for an Inexpensive Price . . What a GREAT Combo - and you don't have to SUPERSIZE!!
Glen S (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: This is a good beginner machine only if you want to save money on per-cup prices at the stores.
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