Summary: Espresso has always been important to me. I am French, and spent some time living in France. It is important to acknowledge that no matter where you go, your espresso is only going to be as good as the person making it.
Summary: I have had this machine for a little over a month. I wasn't sure if I would really use it daily after being heavily addicted to Starbucks (I went everyday if that tells you anything). I have not returned to Starbucks since I have purchased this machine.
Summary: I have had three Nespresso machines for a long time now and use them a lot. My comments concern the Nespresso system rather than any particular machine. The idea of the capsules rather than using coffee beans requires some trade offs, but has lots of huge advantages.
Summary: I grew up in Greenwich Village, and espresso has been a passion since high school, since I first tried it at the great Italian cafes on MacDougal street, Caffe Reggio and Caffe Dante among others. I've had great coffee in Paris and all over Italy.
Summary: I splurged on this machine from Williams-Sonoma after buying a $60 machine from Target that I had to return because it didn't work. It was originally intended for my husband as I am not a big coffee drinker, but I've ended up having a morning cappuccino several times a week since we bought it...
Summary: The C190 is very easy to use and quick as well to deliver that first morning espresso or cappucine. Very clean and neat with the cartridges and the cartridges I've tried so far have been good. The crema is absolutely perfect--always the hardest thing to achieve at home (IMHO).