Summary: I have been really enjoying my DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM-4400 2 Cups Coffee & Espresso Combo. It makes excellent espresso. I have a friend that likes mine better than hers, she has an older version. When my friend fixed an espresso from hers I was sold on it, so this is why I purchased one for myself. I even have one at my office. I won't go back to the steam one again.
Amazing. 6 years, 2-3 cappucinos per day and zero problems.
D. Baker, Amazon
2 January 2014
Summary: We love this machine. I've heard of and seen firsthand some annoying issues with Jura machines (and that steam wand that frequently pops off). The only maintenance we've performed is descaling, when called for by the digital alert on the screen, and popping out the infuser to clean the innards, maybe twice a year (probably far less often than we should).
Summary: great product, seems pretty durable. Makes a great espresso and capuccino. The only thing would be nice would be a bean meter that would tell you when the beans are low. Beside that it is perfect.
Summary: I am a Starbucks Barista and i had purchased this machine when it was being sold at starbucks over the holidays. It was a christmas gift to myself, but I recieved 40% off this machine. The secrete to this is to CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN!!!!! How I keep it clean: I use my frothing pitcher to catch the drips/rinsing water instead of letting it drip into the tray. Empty the grounds container after every use!
Summary: I have had this machine just over 2 years. It makes reasonabley good coffee but is unreliable. The 1st problem was beans sticking in the top where they enter the grinder after 15 months. I contacted DeLonghi who suggested it was stones in the beans & I should send it back but the postage was too high.
Summary: This unit make surprisingly good shots. The steam wand works well for lattes and mochas. Warm up time is minimal and clean up is the easiest of any machine I have used. The cup warmer even works but you need to set the machine up to come on by itself at least 30 minutes prior to using the cup or it won't be very warm yet. Probably the best entry level machine you can buy.
Summary: Brothers and sisters I am here to testify------- I have owned this model for the past 4 years and have made over 5000 cups of coffee and espresso with it. Perfect coffee every time, I repeat every time. When my wife heard how much I had paid for a coffee maker, I thought she was going to blow a gasket, but she is now in complete agreement with me that this machine was a great investment. The only thing I do is use filtered water and decalcify as needed.