I have had the Andreja Premium for one year and I can say that I would buy this machine again today without question.
Positive Product Points
Fit and finish are excellent. This is a top quality machine that is very functional. Water tray is large.
Negative Product Points
Water filling is a bit awkward but if you plumb direct you have perfection
I have had the Andreja Premium for one year and I can say that I would buy this machine again today without question. Excellent value, beautiful, and the best espresso I have had anywhere outside of Chis's coffee show room. That is saying a lot when you have a home in Italy and visit the coffee bars there regularly when in country. I did not initially install the digital thermometer but after about 4 months did and began producing shots that had better more consistant flavor. I would reccomend obtaining and installing this option. I did have one problem that required me to change out the pressure stat which Chris's coffee quickly replaced no charge and guided me through the simple installation.
This is a great machine but it is only exceeded by the great folks at Chris's coffee. A year ago I was totally new to the espresso world. People like Mary, Roger, Chris went out of their way to educate me and make me feel absolutely comfortable with asking the most simple or complex question. Their customer service is outstanding and I know customer service. You might select another machine because of your personal preferences but I would not select anyone else other then Chris's Coffee to establish this long term relationship with this important investment.
Three Month Followup
This machine continues to run perfectly and Chris's Coffee is still exceeding my expectations. These are great people. I visited them before the holidays passing through while on a business trip. I felt like I was in a family run business with employees that truely care about their clients. You should try their Black Pearl Espreeso. I have not found anything I like better.