Pros: Great Machine as mentioned. Both my K cup machine sit pretty much idle now in the background. I prefer double shots of the Aroma set at two, followed by hot water to make a perfect Cafe Americano.
Cons: This price for a refurbished unit is crazy!! Roll it back to 350 and I will by another one. The price currently is as if new.
Summary: I bought the refurbished Saeco Syntia from Newegg. My only gripe with this machine is that the grinder of the one I received is adjusted too coarse, even at the finest setting. It has a huge impact on the taste of the coffee.
Pros: I like the price point and the look of the machine. It is really easy to use, heating time is very short (maybe 30 seconds).
Summary: With this machine you have to preheat your cups and use 2 short draws to get a good cappuccino. The fact that I have to whack the service door to make the sensor think the door is shut earns this machine 4 stars.
SIngle User Household - works gr8 with workarounds
20 November 2013
Summary: Background: I purchased this machine from Costco.ca online, and have this in use 2 yrs now Useage: Single person household, used weekdays for quad shot americano for the drive to work - and then weekends There are pros and cons - pros need no help, cons have workarounds Pros - small footprint -...
Great Coffee Albeit With Some Questionable Design Choices
Yeshai Mishal, Amazon
20 November 2013
Summary: I purchased this machine as a replacement/upgrade for my Saeco Vienna so my impressions are all relative to that machine. I was lucky enough to find a refurbished model at a comparable price to the Vienna (new).
Summary: I was lucky enough to receive my Syntia Focus machine from a PR company to review, and I couldn't be more pleased with it! After many years of working at Starbucks, I've become very picky about my espresso and espresso beverages.
Summary: Have had other semi auto espresso machines in the past and stepped up to this model at Christmas. It took a long time to get the water primed properly and the system had to run maybe a dozen pucks before it really started to settle in on espresso that is loaded with crema, and all the awesome...
Summary: This is our second Saeco automatic espresso machine. I like that I can get that perfect cup of espresso/coffee EVERY time once the setting has been made. I don't like that it has a smaller water reservoir which needs constant replenishing for the few beverages that my husband & I make every day.