Summary: I've owned an F8 for some time and just shipped it off for it's third repair. I follow all cleaning instructions and it still fails. So far I've spent $610 dollars on repairs for the same failure. $150 the first time, $225 the second time and $235 this time. Capresso has not responded to my emails on this machine, they have never provided information on what part keeps failing and they have an ever increasing standard charge for any repair.
Summary: Love the flavor of the coffee. Works great, when it's working. HOWEVER, my machine has broke twice in six years. $230.00 to repair everytime it breaks!!!!! You'd think when you spend $1300. on a coffee machine it would last longer than that! And the customer services rep's are quite rude.
Summary: I received this as a Chirstmas gift, I could not fathom spending this amount of money on something for myself. At any rate, I love coffee, espresso and all other coffee flavored drinks so trust me when I say, "this was a wonderful surprise" for a true coffee lover. In the long run, not only was I worth the price, but it has actually paid for itself with the money I have now saved not going to coffee houses, @ $5.00 and up per cup, and for a much better cup than those...
Summary: I love this coffee maker! No more cleaning pots, bitter burnt coffee, coffee filters, daily cleaning, grinding coffee beans etc... This coffee maker does it all! The Impressa F8 makes the best coffee I ever tasted. It is almost too good to be true. All you have to do is select your cup size and press a button...it is that easy. We have three people in our house who drink coffee in the morning now everyone gets a fresh cup of coffee whenever they want.