Ease of use and very attractive on counter. Makes outstanding espresso.
Negative Product Points
Just a little messy sometimes. Adjustment on grinder a bit fussy but once set correctly works flawlessly.
Great product, highly recommended. It took me a little while to get the hang of using this machine. The instructions are a bit vague and not easily understood at first as the translation from Italian to English is literal. Once I got the machine up and running all went well. Priming the pump is essential at first. The burr grinder was a little fussy as the settings are very sensitive and the instruction booklet mistakenly instructs you to use the higher settings for the finer grinds when the opposite is true. It took me a few espressos to get the tamping down as this too is crucial as to how the water will be pumped through the filter. I found a medium pressure tamp works best. A hard tamp caused the water to only go through one side at a time, making for unbrewed grinds. Once you get the feel for tamping correctly and have the grinder set properly, you are on your way to some fantastic espresso with a lovely crema. The steamer is excellent, putting out plenty of hot steam within minutes of the separate steam reservoir heating up. Overall, I am extremely happy with this machine. I am not an expert on espresso, but truly feel that I have made an excellent choice with the Spidem Trevi Combi Plus!
Ebay seller made buying a breeze...excellent communication.
Three Month Followup
Fantastic machine, continues to make excellent expresso and capaccino.