Summary: Overall I am happy with the purchase. It makes good espresso and is easy to use. You can program how much espresso and milk you want. It is sold a as a cappuccino maker but I would say it just makes lattes. This is fine with me but if you are really looking for a machine that makes cappuccino you might be disappointed. One thing I do not like about the machine is that the milk is not hot enough. There is a setting to make the espresso warmer but not the milk.
Great espresso but the water and coffee bean capacity is too small for a super automatic machine
20 September 2013
Summary: I had this unit for a week and was disappointed in how it performed. Don't get me wrong as it makes a mean cup of espresso and a nice cappuccino but I was constantly filling up both the water tank and the bean hopper and having to empty the drip tray. It was used by just my wife and myself and we didn't expect to be doing this so often.
Pros: makes great espresso & cappuccino, small size is excellent for a tiny kitchen
Cons: the water tank & bean hopper are too small., the drip tray fills with water too quickly.
Summary: I've had this machine for 6 months now and I love it!!! It is very easy to use and makes the best cappuccino - better than the cafes. The foam is very thick you can almost stand a spoon in it. My friends love to come over and have a cappuccino at my house!
Summary: I love this machine - its looks and the excellent coffee and milk drinks I prepare with it. It's smaller size mean that it fits well into my galley kitchen. It takes some time to get completely up to speed on the features, but the adjustments for drink prep, routine daily maintenance, and the cleaning/descaling are very easy and quickly became second nature. The milk steamer is a pannarello with both the ease and limitations that implies, and gives very hot water.
Pros: small footprint sleek design, sealed coffee storage
Cons: water temp for espresso too low, no option to replace pannarello wand with standard
Summary: I may not be as sophisicated a coffee drinker as some, but I am very happy with this machine. I've only had it a few days, but have made espresso, cappuccino, and regular coffee with it and all are delicious. We were using a French press for our morning coffee, and this is just as tasty and much easier. Once you get the hang of it, the adjustments are easy.