Summary: So sad to hear this machine has been discontinued...I have had a Krups never again and a Saeco way to noisy. The Bosch has and still is the best coffee machine I have had...over 15, 000 cups of coffee it has made! Will only buy Bosch from now on!
The coffee is great, but there are nagging mechanical issues...
Amazon Customer, Amazon
26 December 2010
Summary: First, the machine makes great coffee fast - so two thumbs up there. I agree with a big majority of the positive reviews written here. So I'll just concentrate on what I don't like. What I don't like about it are a couple of nagging problems that really do make a difference to me.
Summary: Bosch B30 is reliable, very easy to use, easy to clean, not fussy about descaling, and it looks good. We've had this machine for two years. Unfortunately, it has never been able to produce proper espresso, or even espresso that is half decent compared to what one can get at a coffee shop from good...
Summary: I have used this coffee maker daily for 16 months. I would buy one tomorrow if this unit failed. I do not enjoy "Mr Coffee, coffee any longer". This unit is very easy to use but is more expensive to operate than I had first thought.
Summary: The Bosch Benvenuto B30 is an OK espresso maker, although expensive, and is not a particularly good machine for cappucinos. I've owned a Saeco, a Jura and now the Bosch: the Saeco made the best coffee but only lasted two years: replaced with a Jura which drove me mad with its washing, rinsing,...
Summary: I researched espresso makers and purchased the Benvenuto 30 over a year ago. Like with many products, I was full of glee by the simple format change. So here it is, a year and 2 months later and I am still enjoying this purchase.
Summary: A 2/8/2011 UPDATE: It has been a month short of 3 1/2 years since this purchase. That was 8,992 "brews" ago. To paraphrase Paul Simon, "Still flawless... after all these years" A truly wonderful coffee maker. But $1,200 (what we paid)for a "coffee pot???" Is it worth it? It depends.
Summary: I received this, spent 30 min on the phone to a service tech and it still won't make coffee! Way overpriced and it doesn't work! It is going back and I will not buy Bosch again. The problem is it can't even move the water through the system.
Great Coffee - a few features missing or need improvements.
T. E. B. "Meister Brew", Amazon
30 October 2006
Summary: I researched the usual suspects from SEACO - BOSCH and some others that escape me a the moment. I decided on the B30 because it received a glowing review here & I found a great price and it seemed to have everything I was looking for. First and most importantly it makes a great cup of coffee!