Excellent design. Good physical layout. Workmanship is first rate. The portafilters are stout.
Negative Product Points
The steam tips are a tad too big for a small volume of milk. Noiser than I expected
This is my first real espresso machine, so consider my evaluation from my limited perspective. As an engineer who analyzes things to death, I researched this buy for months before I bought it. I have not had the machine long enough to see how reliable it is over the long term. I wish Andreja would offer a smaller steam tip and a naked portafilter. I wish I had bought the rotary pump model only because it would be less noisy. However, I like having a tanked Espresso Machine because I picky about my water quality.
Chris's Coffee is NUMBER 1. I now purchase all my coffee related equipment from them.