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La Spaziale S1 - Mark V's Review
Posted: November 22, 2012, 9:12pm
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La Spaziale S1
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Arrow The La Spaziale S1 has 68 Reviews
Arrow The La Spaziale S1 has been rated 9.31 overall by our member reviewers
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Chas Rimpo 9.36
Michael Wolfson 8.76
Derek Sherman 8.46
Wolfgang Gaggl 8.30
Martin Lipton 8.22

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.8
Manufacturer: La Spaziale Quality: 10
Average Price: $1,895.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $1,900.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Chris' Coffee Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 year Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: 3 previous prosumer machines
Bottom Line: This may be the last machine you'll ever have to buy for the home or office, and Chris' Coffee is a great place to buy from.
Positive Product Points

Reliable output, very durable, easy to care for.  My taste runs to thick, caramel shots that I prefer to drink without milk, which seems to me the best test of a machine's output, and this one is fantastic.  My wife prefers hers with lots of foam and does that well, also.  Maintenance is easy, and very easy to keep clean.

Negative Product Points

Foam not always as tight as I would like.

Detailed Commentary

Purchased from Chris' Coffee, used for about a year. This is my 3rd prosumer espresso machine and I figure this is probably the last one I'll ever need.  It is sturdy, and appears to me that I should be able to do most service myself.  It is easy to maintain, and Chris' Coffee provides fast, reliable help if you are stuck.  

The coffee is great -- generates good pressures, forgiving for different grinds and packs.  

The foam is not as tight as I would prefer. I probably need to experiment with a different wand.  

It does take several minutes to warm up, but that is probably unavoidable with a boiler this size.

Buying Experience

I bought from Chris' Coffee on the recommendation of a friendly coffee fanatic who raved about the service.  I was disappointed that when the machine arrived the foam wand had a slow drip but it wasn't a big deal.  When I got around to emailing them about it I think it may have been a weekend, so I was shocked to get a call on my home phone about 5 minutes later with simple instructions that allowed me to fix the problem within just a couple of minutes.  This guy really knew what he was doing.  Their reputation is well deserved.

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