Summary: My wife bought this for me 10 months ago and I loved it at first. After about two weeks it began screwing up to where it would work sometimes but not others, but I could usually get it to work.
Summary: Makes great espresso and coffee. Quite a few delicious varieties and so simple to use. Now I can have have an espresso or a lungo or an american or a cappuccino whenever I want. And I like that the capsules are metal, not paper. That guarantees the freshness of the coffee inside.
Summary: If you like quality espresso in 20 seconds this is your machine. The only reason my rating is 4 is there are times when the coffee is not as warm as I like it. But it consistently produces great coffee, and I consider myself a coffee snob (grind my beans right before making coffee etc.)
Summary: Machine worked fine but we thought you could use for coffee size cups also. Large cup setting yields about 5 ounces only so you woul need 2 pods to fill a large cup. This makes it rather expensive as up to 8 pods or more would be used by a high volume drinker daily.
Summary: The espresso comes out hot with some crema on top. It is the best espresso for this priced pod machine I have had. You have to understand you are getting mostly a single purpose machine- espresso or slightly larger luongo coffee.
Summary: since I don't own a Keurig style of pod coffee maker, I could not draw any comparison. Has a pure espresso maker, it's okay. There is a large variety of coffees available, although a limited number of retailers. I really like the separately-purchased milk foamer.
Summary: this machines is great easy to operate, overall size is compact, little maintenance, quick to start-up especially useful for morning rush hour and home parties i chose to buy Nespresso CitiZ standalone and aeroccino 3 separately because i can store any one of them when i don't need it when reading...
Summary: Perfect espresso or espresso drinks every time. I have purchased two of these: one for me and one for my daughter. Starbuck's doesn't come close to what you can do with this machine...and you probably save $$$ in the long run!