8.0, Based on 4 Reviews
Unknown (third party rebranding)
Thermoblock driven, semi automatic espresso machine with manual froth wand
Semi / Automatic Thermoblock
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Thermoblock based pump driven espresso machine sold under various brand names, with some good features including non-gizmo frothing wand, chromed brass portafilter and more.
Bottom Line: All-in-all, a bad experience. I am ready for the 'RIGHT MACHINE" at a very right price, (ie approx.<>$200).
Bottom Line: This was my first machine that is still in use. I'd want a little more out of a newer one, but if I'm not sure what an extra $100+ would get me, I might just get this one again. Don't avoid it because its priced too low.
Bob Dodds (quality: 4.3)
Bottom Line: If a machine like this which generally costs 200 dollars can produce a shot as good or better than Starbucks or other espresso bars, I can't imagine why anyone would want a really expensive machine.
Matt Anderson (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: Push past the categorical bad rap of cheap machines--this one is great for a second machine, a gift, or those on a tight budget
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