Excerpt: I have had my Breville machine for nearly 3 years in my professional office kitchen. Now I also have a cafe/bakery business and have been trained by a barista. Visitors to the professional office all agree the coffee from this machine is equal to or even better than most cafes.
Great for the newbie; not soo much for if you would like to get more
25 April 2012
Summary: Overall I think this machine is great for a new coffee machine user. easy to use grinder and tamp. I found the built in grinder frustrating to use as I couldn't set the grind for a perfect extraction.
Excerpt: Very easy to use. Use it every day to make coffee and hot chocolates. Bought it because of the brand name and because it comes with a grinder, which saves having to have a separate grinder. Bought another portaflter so I can make lots of coffees for friends!