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Capresso Ultima - Anthony Raimondo's Review
Posted: November 30, 2010, 12:37pm
review rating: 6.0
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Capresso Ultima Espresso Machine
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Arrow The Capresso Ultima has 6 Reviews
Arrow The Capresso Ultima has been rated 6.63 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since October 25, 2007.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Andrew Kleeger 9.00
Jacob McDonald 6.60
Anthony Raimondo 6.00
Pam Day 5.40
Betsy Zajko 5.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.0
Manufacturer: Capresso Quality: 3
Average Price: $275.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $240.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Bed, bath, beyond Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 6 months Overall 2
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Right price, wrong performance
Positive Product Points

Easy to use & clean. Great phone support and warranty back up.  Capresso covers cost to ship both ways. Foamer works well.

Negative Product Points

Body of the unit replaced twice because plunger base broke. Very uneven brewing.  I figured out what is causing the problem.  The lower portion of the coffee hopper jams in place and does not allow a full measure of coffee to be loaded.  I've notified the mfg. in hopes they redesign in the future.

Detailed Commentary

After several trips to Italy we wanted to enjoy Cappuccinos at home and this is our first espresso machine. The issue with the unit now is with no change in amount of coffee used results vary from a great tasting cup to a watery, no crema throw away. I have been careful to run cleaning cycles (water & vinegar).  I even bought a Capresso grinder to be sure the grind is correct.  I note the other reviews are pretty good so perhaps I just got a lemon.  Capresso did offer to take it back and test it to see what is wrong but I think I will return it and try a different make in the same price range.

Buying Experience

Bought it at Bed, Bath and Beyond and they are great about no hassle returns.

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