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Spidem Trevi Combi Plus - Gregary Langbecker's Review
Posted: April 3, 2005, 7:19am
review rating: 6.5
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Spidem Trevi Combi Plus
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Arrow The Spidem Trevi Combi Plus has 9 Reviews
Arrow The Spidem Trevi Combi Plus has been rated 7.51 overall by our member reviewers
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P M 7.66
Cheryl Beadle 7.16
Gregary Langbecker 6.50
Greg Gibbons 6.25
Beat Nik 6.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.4
Manufacturer: Spidem Quality: 7
Average Price: $299.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $100.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Ebay Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 2 months Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Gaggia Espresso/MDF
Bottom Line: Unbelievable value for a REAL grinder and Espresso machine.
Positive Product Points

Excellent conical burr grinder. Large, easy to clean, drip tray. Quiet. Fast warm up

Negative Product Points

Lightweight/ small portafilter

Detailed Commentary

This machine has a pressurized portafilter which makes it easier for someone just starting out to make a decent espresso. With this type of portafilter the quality of the grinder is not as important as it is on a machine with a non pressurized PF. That being said the grinder on this machine is wonderful! I really cant believe how nice it is for the price. I have tried using it to grind for my Gaggia Espresso and it can easily choke that machine out. I really am not much of a fan of the pressurized PFs but it makes it easy to make a decent shot. I use this machine at work and it is easy enough for anyone to use.  I took the top of the machine off to get a look at the internals and saw that the grinding burrs are really heavy duty and the pump is a ULKA. ULKA pumps are used on many machines that are much more expensive than this one. The machine also has a decent sized aluminum boiler.  I do not steam milk very often but I did try it and it seems that the machine makes a lot of steam. This machine makes good drinks all the time with a minimum of effort. I think that the grinder alone is worth more than what these machines are going for on Ebay. The machine retails for around $250 and I think it is worth it at that price but for $100 or less on Ebay it is an absolute steal!

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