Summary: We bought this device as a replacement for a "full bells and whistles" machine we bought in Europe and used in Australia. The voltage thing killed us and we didn't have enough budget to fully replace it.
Summary: My wife and I purchased this machine as a Christmas present for ourselves. So far no issues. After months of research through this site and watching web videos we decided to take the punt and we are glad that we settled with the Syntia Focus. The one push buttons are easy to use.
Summary: This machine is sooooo awesome. I bought it refurbished from another site. I had/have a Starbuck's Barista machine that I've been using for 10 years. It works great and makes decent lattes, but is suffering from age.
Summary: Years ago, I worked part-time at Starbucks as a barista. Even before my Starbucks days, I managed an espresso bar in college. I know my coffee/espresso drinks and I've worked with some hardcore machines.
Summary: I love coffee! My first coffee machine that I owned was by Kitchenaid. It was great, but the only problem was that it did not heat coffee!! It always turned out cold whatever I did. Later, I got a Breville Espresso machine for a couple of months.
Summary: We have had this machine for a couple of months and love it. We spent a lot of time looking at different machines. We were looking for durability, brew quality and price (I know, not a big surprise). Finding all three is a challenge in the superatomatics.