Summary: This is my first espresso machine and had it for over 3 years before deciding that I should write a review. I've tried differing grinds, tamp, bean roasting dates. Watched so many youtube videos on the right way to brew coffee. It's really hard to get good crema out of this thing.
The machine is very pretty but the one I bought seemed not to work ...
Rosely Torres, Amazon
9 January 2015
Summary: The machine is very pretty but the one I bought seemed not to work as it is supposed to. The filter handle did not go to the center position. I returned it and got a Classic Gaggia which is perfect. Love coffee!
Even with the best ofcare, machine lasts about 6 months.
Penny Palmer "la petite chef", Amazon
13 December 2014
Summary: I purchased this machine in May, 2014. It is now nearly Christmas and I am ordering a replacement. The machine was always high maintenance, but those of us passionate for espresso are usually willing to take the extra time to get it. I can't tell you how meticulous I've been with this machine.
The Gaggia Color has a poor design where there are shims inside the ring where ...
Brandon Lagana "BtL", Amazon
28 November 2014
Summary: Disappointing lack of durability and performance. Purchased Gaggia Color last December (2013). By December 26, 2013 the portafilter ring needed to be replaced. The Gaggia Color has a poor design where there are shims inside the ring where the filter holder locks into place.
a complete waste of money and a bunch of frustration to boot
Ricardo Wilson-Grau, Amazon
9 October 2014
Summary: The machine does not produce creme in spite of trying everything imaginable to make it work, including buying a coffee bean grinder. It was delivered with water drops inside, which makes me think it had been returned by another buyer and simply sent out again.
Curley Howard "Fountain pens are the only way to go", Amazon
7 September 2014
Summary: Great machine! This is my 3rd espresso machine within this price range and this is the best so far. The others were returned due to leaks and other problems. I use this machine in my office and make 4-6 cappuccinos a day.