Summary: Expensive, but worth every penny, as you can customise absolutely everything, from pre-brew, coffee temperature, length of milk and coffee and so much more. The milk carafe is also ingenious, milk never enters teh machine so NO cleaning required, the milk carafe also self cleans after each batch of coffees so can go straight back ion the fridge. If you like coffee, you'll love this machine!
Summary: I have not been able to make a hot cup of coffee with this machine. It was suggested that after making a coffee you use the steam want to heat it up! This defeats the purpose of paying all that money for an automatic machine! Also, I'm not even sure it's working properly. I'm not get any consistency, sometimes the coffee is watery and bitter and other times too strong - without changing any of the settings. I would like to return it.
Summary: Broke down after 14 months. Now I have to go through Amazon's support hell and figure out which jurisdiction of consumer this falls. Apart from that, the machine was OK - but it never made the coffee properly hot (warm would be a better description), and the overflow tray was too small leading to having to empty it constantly.
Summary: I used to have the Cappuccino X2. Just upgraded to this model. I had a choice between the Gaggia academia or this one. They are both own by Philips (Saeco and Gaggia). I went for this one because of the Digital ID. It's really useful. A big improvement from the 1st Gen X2 automated coffee machine. acoustic reduction and the rinsing process is not tedious. Not cheap but this is high end machine.
Summary: USP A bean-to-cup coffee maker with fingerprint recognition Upsides This is a must-have gadget for coffee connoisseurs. Each household member can create a personal profile by placing a finger on the sensor and submitting a name. Select from the nine drink options and customise the brewing temperature/coffee strength/milk quantity and foam density for the perfect cuppa. When it recognises the user the double boiler serves a hot drink in seconds.