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osteenjames
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Posted Sun Aug 18, 2013, 2:46pm
Subject: Superautomatic espresso machine
 

  1. Does anyone know if the Saeco Incanto Deluxe super auto machine makes good espresso?  The machine runs for anywhere from 600 - 800.00 dollar range. I also looked at one called a Pronto from Australia. Recommendations are welcome as I am a beginner in the espresso word.
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Posted Sun Aug 18, 2013, 6:18pm
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osteenjames Said:

Does anyone know if the Saeco Incanto Deluxe super auto machine makes good espresso?  The machine runs for anywhere from 600 - 800.00 dollar range. I also looked at one called a Pronto from Australia. Recommendations are welcome as I am a beginner in the espresso word.

Posted August 18, 2013 link

I believe the answer will depend on what your comparing the super auto to. Most any decent semi auto with a good grinder will make better espresso than a super auto... however, it is more trouble to use. If you want to compare it to other super autos, you may have trouble finding people that can give you an opinion... most people here use semi autos. I personally used to have a Jura super auto. My semi auto makes better coffee... but my son now has the Jura super auto and he and his GF love it.
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Posted Sun Aug 18, 2013, 7:30pm
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Try it before you buy it.  If it's as good as you want it to be, it will consistantly make coffee that's good enough.  If you want really good espresso, you might be better off getting a machine that you are able to work with a little more.  Your first attempts won't be great, but you will get better with practice. A superautomatic doesn't get better with practice.

A superautomatic is like a tricycle.  You're very unlikely to fall off when learning to ride it, but can't really use it to compete with a bicycle. (That said, I do drink cappuccinos out of a superautomatic at least twice a week, it's convenient and the company pays for it.)
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Posted Wed Oct 23, 2013, 7:15am
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OsteenJames,

Did you end up getting a superauto?  I'm in the market as well.  I have 2 young children and I don't have time to make a "proper" espresso in the morning. One day I'll upgrade.  I need to press a button and run back upstairs.  I'm looking in the same price range, under $1000. My wife saw my Starbucks bill and said "how much is an espresso machine again?"
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