Conclusion: " Have had this machine for over a year and use it at least once a day and often several times a day. It is dependable, easy to use and produces a fine coffee. Particularly like the fact that many parts are replaceable should the need arise. There was a short learning period to get the amount of coffee and fineness of grind right. Once that was accomplished the machine always produces a terrific drink!
Conclusion: "I love this machine. Had never made espresso before, so it took a little practice to get a good crema, and, of course, it changes by bean, but now I have great coffee any time I wish! My only complaint, if you could call it that, is that the bean hopper is not big enough to take a whole pound of beans 'cause I'm constantly refilling it - yes, we drink that much coffee.
Conclusion: "Upgraded our espresso machine to the Barista Express. The first machine wasn't working properly: grinder getting clogged, espresso grinds too wet, machine too loud. BUT, we exchanged it for another machine and I'm glad we did. This machine is just fantastic for the price point. Really enjoy the grind into portafilter function and machine texturizes really well. Still discovering the perfect grind size and amount, but overall this makes a fantastic latte.
Conclusion: "I had this product for less than a year. When it was new, the machine worked great and produced great tasting coffee. After some time I stopped produce an much steam during frothing and a lot less pressure for extraction. Today it won't grind my coffee beans. Sounds like a broken internal gear. I'm not sold on their long term durability or quality. Seems like a throw away machine. Breville.
Conclusion: "I have been a member of a couple coffee forums for over two years. I learned LOTS from reading those forums even though they focus on set ups that run well in excess of $1,500. I waffled around from machine to machine trying to set my sights on one. They were always too expensive. The Barista Express is 1/3 the cost of a middle of the road machine from other vendors. I have been using the Barista Express for three months. It does a GREAT job!
Excerpt: Overall we would highly recommend this espresso machine. We have had it for a couple of months and it has worked perfectly. It took a couple of lattes to get it exactly how we like it. We just hope that this machine will last many years.
Conclusion: "I have had my machine for about a year and I can say I am truly happy with the purchase. Given I have had the pleasure of working with 30k machines in the industry, I was worried this machine would not live up to my standards. If using high quality, fresh espresso that isn't too oily, this machine produces a great shot with decent creme. The foaming ability is great for what you pay for.
Like having my favorite coffee shops in my own home!
12 October 2013
Conclusion: "After playing around with this for the past month I can truly say I am very happy with this machine. It took a few times before I discovered the perfect grind and dose amount, but once I got it the results were amazing. You do have to change it up a bit when you are using different coffee beans, but once you master the settings your in for a real treat.