I advise you to keep looking. This is not the machine to buy.
17 February 2015
Summary: The maintenance on this machine is just crazy. Only two people use this machine, it makes about 3 cups a day, and it seems like we constantly have to lubricate the brew group. There is also descaling on regular intervals which is a bit of a pain as well.
Summary: When the product works, it does a fine job brewing custom coffee. Maintaining the machine (adding water, tossing out used pucks, cleaning) is not a big issue. We have 3 adults making 1-2 cups each daily.
Very good, but not as good as previous Saeco machines...
Peter A. Johnson "Uli", Amazon
2 January 2014
Summary: Man, when this things brews a good cup of coffee it is excellent. The problem has been (in the first 6 weeks) the occasional cup of brown water with very little brewed into it. It appears to be grinder or grinder feed-related and occurs infrequently.
Summary: We use to have a Saeco Vienna that made perfect coffee and good espresso and now we have the Intelia which is better at the espresso than the coffee. I still love this and the cappuccino is great and it frothed the milk well. So far so good but we have only had it a couple months.
Tasty espresso; a hint; probably wouldn't buy this again.
6 April 2013
Summary: UPDATE: (10/15/14): This review began as 5 stars; I am now beginning to regret this purchase. I don't think I'd buy it again if I had the choice. Having said that, it DOES produce a tasty espresso.
Summary: This product is most suitable for individuals who have a significant amount of time and patience, when it comes to their coffee or expresso. The machine requires constant maintenance and the buyer should be prepared to regularly address the water level without a clear indication it may require more,...