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Breville Cafe Roma - David Batley's Review
Posted: January 21, 2008, 4:22pm
review rating: 5.0
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Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL
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Arrow The Breville Cafe Roma has 41 Reviews
Arrow The Breville Cafe Roma has been rated 7.19 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since April 5, 2006.
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Ben Egger 10.00
Charles Gauthier 10.00
Don Ferron 9.00
Marc Tischler 8.50
Dean W 8.33

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.6
Manufacturer: Breville Quality: 7
Average Price: $249.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $219.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Home Outfitters Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: A great way to start.
Positive Product Points

Looks good for a small machine.
Has some weight to it.
Easy to use and quick to heat up.
Price was right.
Makes a decent cup.

Negative Product Points

Plastic tamper broke 1st week.
PF plugs at times.
Some waiting time for multiple cups.

Detailed Commentary

This is my 1st espresso machine. I was very happy with this machine for months until I joined CK's and learned I have plenty to learn. The machine makes what I think is a decent cup. I know now that it has a cheater for crema so I will be learning all over when I move up in machines. It's been a great starter though, and other than a broken tamper I have had no problems at all. I make espresso once or twice daily and I steam milk for my wife's hot chocolate. The water tank needs filling almost daily and I just open the lid and pour water in with a glass. Not really a hassle. I wouldn't buy another one, but  I must say it did hook me on espresso's and roasting my own beans.

Buying Experience

Picked it up, paid and walked out.

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