Absolute perfection - you can spend more but can't imagine better espressos/lattes
Bret B., Amazon
24 May 2013
Summary: I spent a month trying to figure out which super automatic espresso machine to buy and landed on one of the first items I seriously considered - I way over thought this purchase. The Gran Dama makes absolutely perfect espresso - really strong with a beautiful crema on top. The micro foam for lattes and cappuccinos is incredible. Do yourself a favor and get some double wall glass cups (i.e. Bodum). The distinct foam and espresso layers are a work of art.
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Summary: This is our second similar machine...the first one still works fine but the display went out and it was out of warranty, and we loved it so much we replaced it with the next newer version. This coffeemaker makes the best coffee and it is super convenient!
Summary: I have used this machine for about 6 months and have found it excellent in every way. It makes excellent cappuccinos and cafe lattes for my guests and if has made a fewl hundred americanos for me. Fully programmable and temperature adjustable. I cannot recommend this product highly enough for use, results and price.
Summary: Had a previous one for several years but it finally broke down. After reading the very in depth write up on here I decided to get another one and it's even better. The tremendous write up by Mr McGarry has also educated me to making better espresso.