Summary: I worked as barista years ago and we used old school espresso machine. Not the ones they use nowadays. I acquired the taste and appreciation for good cup of specialized espresso drink. At home I never invested on coffee machines. I got instant ones.
Summary: My wife and I got one of these from a department store 6 years ago. It wasn't heavily used for the first year or two, but then it was used 2 or 3 times almost every day. It finally failed last week when the main control knob stopped being able to shut off the pump (The pump immediately went on when...
Summary: I bought the Breville ESP8XL in early 2012 after much review reading and procrastination. I've only used large professional/commercial style 2-4 group machines in my bakery and struggled with the thought of not quite as much steam head and big boiler mechanics in a small espresso maker.
Summary: BREVILLE ROMA This is a very good coffee maker and I recommend it. And here a few comments that may help. In the last 20 years I have owned three Cappuccino machines, now including the Roma. The other two were Starbucks Barristas.
Summary: I've had the same issues with my machine, the clogged filter situation, and after trying nearly everything suggested, I found the best solution thus far. I put the filter on my stove top, directly on a burner, and turned it up to high. I could literally hear the coffee burning away inside.
Give it proper grinds, and it is idiot-proof, giving a beautiful crema
23 July 2012
Summary: 'll try to make this short. I've made thousands of espresso shots (under the eye of a Michelin-chef and culinary expert/diva) using finicky big European restaurant machines that always had to be serviced just to be able to function at all.
Summary: Just know that when you buy this espresso machine, you won't get the cups, saucers, an extra pod, or a pre-made pod piece that this model of Breville comes with. When I got my Breville I called and said it was missing all these parts and they said since it's a refurbished model it only comes with...
Summary: I love my Breville. I thought that the black piece was missing off of the frother, because the manual and photos show a previous model that has the black baffle. I went to the Breville web site and found out that the upgrade on this model does not need the black plastic//rubber baffle, so don't be...
Summary: Lavazza Qualita Rossa, Caffe Ground Espresso, 8.8-Ounce Bricks (Pack of 4) I have owned this machine for about a year (my third machine after returning two others, made by different manufacturers).
Summary: This review is simply a warning that the water reservoir in this unit is #7 plastic (polycarbonate) and contains the toxin bisphenol A. Breville needs to keep up with the latest health info and offer a BPA-free plastic or stainless steel water reservoir.