Summary: Don't be fooled by the high quality Illi coffee product. The italians have though of them selves only and noone else. It's only good for making espresso. Yes, it makes the best espresso I've ever tasted, unfortunately I don't drink espresso. I drink cappuccino. It takes 3 minutes to turn on and have an espresso. However after you've made the espresso, you have to wait another 3-5 minutes for the steamer button to turn on.