Summary: I did quite a bit of research when buying my first instant espresso machine. Bottom line is, if you want the "good stuff" getting a Nespresso is a no-brainer. Keurig is just average in terms of quality and the capsules themselves are not very good.
Excerpt: I have to say, I'm not one for reading instructions, but I'm usually able to figure appliances out pretty easily. This Lattissima Espresso Machine is definitely challenging. I only used it once because I know I wouldn't be able to figure it out myself!
Summary: A couple weeks ago we stayed in a hotel that had a Nespresso in the room, and we fell in love with the coffee. It is as good or better than what you get in the very best espresso shops, so we decided to get rid of our old (and very expensive) Saeco automatic espresso maker for the Lattissima.
Summary: Just got my sub two hundred "made in Italy" Nespresso machine, and WOW, what a nice upgrade from the Nespresso U that I recently bought. The U is cute but requires a separate frother (aerocinno) which has a non stick coating that scratches so easily + it takes another power outlet + space on the...
Excerpt: The idea of being able to make your own cappuccino at home is really appealing. The look of the machine is very sleek, but the appliance takes patience. I found myself reaching for the directions often, and the resulting cappuccino was too milky for my taste. Too much milk to coffee ratio.
Summary: I was a little concerned by some of the less than stellar reviews and issues expressed by reviewers. I did notice many of them are older and so it may be that earlier models had issues. I've had this little gem for about a month now and have had zero issues.
Makes great espresso and Cappuccino -- easy to clean
Patrick L. Ogburn, Amazon
7 October 2012
Summary: I love this machine. It is a breeze to use, and it makes great espresso & cappuccino. Pros: - The espresso varieties are excellent, and it produces a nice crema. - It is a breeze to use. Making an espresso takes less than 2 minutes, allowing for unit heat up.
Summary: My beloved Essenza died after 7 faithful years and I was torn about getting the same model or upgrading. Several reviewers had said this machine was quieter than the Essenza- so that pushed me into the upgrade. I love this machine.
Summary: We really love this coffee machine - much better coffee than we get from either our Keurig K-cup, or from the Capresso drip machine that grinds the coffee for each carafe. The machine is easy to use and easy to keep clean - after cleaning the milk dispenser in place we remove it & store in the...