8.2, Based on 163 Reviews
Pump, Single Boiler, Reservoir, Semi Auto Espresso Machine
Semi Automatic Dual Purpose Boiler
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Starbucks' long-running consumer espresso machine
Brendan Getchel (quality: 7.2)
Bottom Line: Not great, not horrible, just plain satisfactory. A very respectable first-time unit for $250 or LESS.
Mark Martin (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Not great but I would buy another. Good value.
Bottom Line: Good value if purchased on sale or refurb
Eric C (quality: 7.8)
Bottom Line: Excellent shots with fine grind and preheated portafilter. Great value.
Liz Runkle (quality: 3.0)
Bottom Line: I'm keeping this one until it is beyond repair... it's 12 now and may last much longer.
Bottom Line: Good value for $$$, but shot quality is inconsistent.
Darla Wiese (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Easy to use, quality results, sturdy, but I agree that for a true coffee connoisseur it is easily outgrown. Excellant for the above-avg. coffee lover though.
Bill Kendall (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Wait for the annual sale to buy; be faithful to follow the instructions; save the box for the inevitable replacement under warrenty; DO call the 1-800 tech number for help. They're friendly!
Joe Foo (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Solid machine, easy to use. Don't pay list for it. Skip the grinder model.
Darren Conrad (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: A great buy if on sale for those wanting a no-fuss machine backed by excellent customer service!
Seth Sonenthal (quality: 6.3)
Bottom Line: Great unit for once or twice a day use if you can get it on sale.
Patrick Anwandter (quality: 7.6)
Bottom Line: Great for the price - call it the first step in the stairway to E61
Kim Allen (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Love it and would highly recommend to the novice espresso maker.
Bottom Line: Great draws if you can get everything PERFECT. The machine needs to cooperate somewhat...
Ann Phillips (quality: 4.8)
Bottom Line: Better than a Krups Disposable!
Geoff Corey (quality: 4.5)
Bottom Line: All in all it is a good machine at a good price.
J M (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: learn how to replace the seals for the steam wand yourself and you should be happy
Ben Moore (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: 10+ years of faithful service from my Proteo without a problem. This should say it all.
Josh Baer (quality: 5.7)
Bottom Line: The Calvin Coolidge of espresso: there's better, and there's worse, but it's pretty darn endearing nonetheless.
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