Summary: We had such high hopes for this very expensive machine. The first one that arrived did not work at all. We sent it back and got another. The next one worked for for a year or more. Amazing coffee. Then the LED readout went crazy. We replaced it.
The Machine pictured everywhere is not what it looks like COMPLETE. The Dredge Pan and the Water overflow ...
Werner A.Hauser, Amazon
6 March 2015
Summary: The Machine pictured everywhere is not what it looks like COMPLETE. The Dredge Pan and the Water overflow is never Pictured. That means it adds another 6" to the total Hight . Consequently it would not fit on any Counter Top that had Cupboards above.
... it would produce espresso and coffee that rivaled our favorite coffee house
12 February 2015
Summary: Bought this machine in hopes that it would produce espresso and coffee that rivaled our favorite coffee house... it does. It's easy to operate after a quick trip through the instructions and has given continued excellent performance after (6 months and counting) of high volume use.
Summary: I did months of research on which espresso machine I wanted. I ended up purchasing this Gaggia Titanium and I do not regret my decision. The thing is really amazing for how small it is. The heat up time from turning it on, to the time it is ready to brew an espresso is really fast.
Summary: Gaggia machines are notorious for being cheaply made INSIDE where it matters most.The steam valve in our new $1000 Gaggia failed after less than 12 months and we had to pay $220 to ship it from San Diego,Ca to Whole Latte Love in Rochester,New York and back again.And that was during the warranty...
Summary: This machine replaced a manual one in the lab, lotsa people use it daily for over two years, no problems so far. Doesn't take very oily beans too well, after trying lots of different brands we settled on Molinari Platino - work well, taste good, and get be obtained as rather economic 1 kg bags.
Summary: Varietique put the machine inside the original box, without styrofoam or packing material, and sent. On arrival, the box was damaged and the machine didn't work. I contacted Varietique, sent pictures, and was told that the machine was damaged during shipment because it worked before shipping.
Excerpt: I purchased this very expensive, but worth it, espresso machine last year, and I absolutely love it. I especially enjoy how it can make the type of coffee drink you would get at Starbucks right in your own kitchen.