I would buy this machine again, because it easy to use and makes coffee thats better than the most coffee houses.
Positive Product Points
Simple to use. Heat water within half a minute for both steaming and espresso. Access to water tank machine swivels. Quality made machine Nice frothing wand Quiet Operating
Negative Product Points
Small water tank
This is the first espresso machine I've owned, so my experence is in making expresso is limited. Nor do I consider myself to be an expert in the taste. But I do like coffee. I generally, purchase my coffee at regular chain coffee houses, like Starbucks, Seattle Best, etc.
I was considering only a fully automatic coffee machine for the simplicity. I looked at the Jura S-9 and the Saeco Sirus. I would have purchased the S-9 because it made pretty good espresso, but the espresso and coffee latte was not hot and $2400.00 cost was a little more than I wanted to pay at the time. So I looked at the Saeco Sirus made regular coffee, espress and coffee latte. Also, the Saeco has three temperture setting so I get hot coffee.
I also, prefer manually frothing milk (saeco) as to the auto frothing on the Jura S-9. That was something I did not consider in my initial thought process.
The bottom line is that I really like the Saceo Sirus, it makes much better coffee (espresso, latte) than any of the coffee houses that I've been too.