Summary: While the below review still stands, I'd like to add something... I've had two of these machines and a friend has had another and they have all packed up with repeated use. furthermore, the vibration of the pump motor is enough to cause the cups to move away from the spigots so the coffee misses the receptacle. They leak and if left on, heat build-up will damage them internally...I think some of the plastic pipes distort.
Summary: excellent for the price and very easy to use and keep clean. Good, consistent cappuccino. I would recommend using the ese pods. Seems to have been replaced by a new version so get one if you can.
Summary: In my time as a black cab driver I tried every coffee place imaginable in London. Over the last few years I have been spoilt for choice and I've had some great coffee. So having retired early I wanted a machine to match the amount of time I would have to spend at home. Not really having the dosh for the real big guns, I read the reviews and plumped for this Delonghi Treviso at £39.99 and the Delonghi KG79 burr coffee grinder at £29.99.
Summary: The coffee machine does everything it says it should. I can't say about espresso crema because we don't drink it, but it makes magnificent Capuccinos and Latte's. It does have a tendency to vibrate during the 'coffee' stage, but it's not enough of a drawback to effect my affection for the machine!
Summary: Had the previous model for 8 years, used it every day and never had a bad cup of coffee from it. Was thrilled to find another slightly updated model from the same company. its quick and easy to use, really good value for money.
Summary: After using a moka for years to make my espresso, I just never achieved an authentic espresso. I tried everything, experimented in just about everyway, yet never achieving consistent crema. It was good espresso, just not great. I then decided to move onto a machine. After reading reviews for coffee machines over the course of about a fortnight, I decided on this one. I couldn't be happier. This is the first coffee machine I've used, so I was slightly skeptical at first.
Summary: We've had this a little while now, and it's proving to be an excellent buy! Easy to use, great espresso and milk frother in one. It takes a few cups to get the technique of making the perfect cappuccino, but I had it going in less time than I expected. I'm now making coffee better than my favourite coffee shop, with the beans I like, plus conveniently, and of course great value at 48 quid. It's certainly paid for itself already twice over. Highly recommended.
Summary: So there was the espresso machine I had just bought, and there, about to use it, was someone who did not have a clue about getting the best from it: me! I had to try 5 different coffees before finding the one I like and can use effectively. Then the amount of coffee to use is a question of personal taste, and the amount of pressure you use to bed the coffee down in the filter is also going to be judged by the results, according to your personal taste.