Summary: We had our previous DeLonghi EC140 for about 10 years and used it almost daily for two cups of espresso. Finally, it started to leak water during brewing, so it was time for a new one. The EC140B is essentially the same as the old one, but with the addition of a cutout in the body to view the water level. Otherwise, it appears to be identical. It is not a fast machine, but for the price, it is an excellent value and it provided many, many cups of very tasty espresso.
Summary: i absolutely love this espresso maker, would recommend to friends. i enjoy my coffee every morning, it makes good crema and froth. now i dont have to buy sturbucks coffe i have sturbucks latte at home. i just hope it will last me a while.
Summary: This is a great machine for home use. Once you learn how to use it, lattes and hot steamed drinks are ready for you. I would run bottled water through the machine. I would also use expresso ground coffe and not drip or course ground coffe.
Summary: I would like a larger portafilter so I can put more coffee in it. The pump work find and the coffee is good. I do not like the device to mix the air to make it look like cream. The one I had before do not have that device and the coffee was excellent. You need to learn how to make the espresso; but, once you learn, the coffee is very good.
Summary: After spenidng way too much money at my local coffee house I decided to find a machine to make my beverages myself. This compact, but sturdy machine delivers coffee house quality espresso easily and efficiently. The steam feature works very well to make chai's, cappuccino's and a host other dtinks. This machine is excellent value for money and paid for itself very quickly now that I'm not making a daily trip through the drive through lane!