Summary: There are some pretty dim reviews on the X1. In order to put them into perspective here goes! I've used an X1 for 5 years and it is still going strong. Makes great espresso as long as you follow the following (easy!) rules. 1. Use fine ground (espresso) coffee or grind it yourself to a fine grind. ( I use a £20 Turkish hand coffee ginder) 2. Use a measure so you put the correct quantity of coffee into the holder. 3.
It is just over a year since I bought this and it is still GREAT!
Anna G, Amazon
14 May 2014
Summary: This is the best coffee machine I have ever had. Granted it is the only one I have had but it is so PERFECT. The coffees it makes are delicious. The only thing I would say about it is that it takes a while to get the hang of but there are plenty of youtube how to videos that help.
Summary: I first bought this exact machine from John Lewis 10 years ago and just replaced it with the same again. I looked after the old girl, and I've worked out she's made around 20,000 espressos over that time, which I think is very good going!
Summary: This is my forth espresso machine i have tried capsule and full automatic machine. But nothing like this. I would like suggest for all before start using manual machine watch and learn the technic of making espresso and frothing milk, there are many videos in the YouTube can halp. One more thing, having good coffee beans grinder will make big different.
Summary: The machine is great, it looks great and if you like the idea of playing 'barista', you'll enjoy it. If you want to press a button and have good coffee, go for the X7 or similar. This machine requires a bit of knowledge and patience. It doesn't mean you have to know beforehand, but you have to be aware that you'll take a while until you drink good coffee.