8.2, Based on 161 Reviews
Pump, Single Boiler, Reservoir, Semi Auto Espresso Machine
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Starbucks' long-running consumer espresso machine
Matthew Lynch (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: Buy one and you will not regret it (well as long as you actually use it)
J. Valenta (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: Great "starter" machine, best bang for $ when bought on sale. (although the competition is closing in)
Michael Rasborn (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: Affordable now, $249, $399 then; very solid performer, extensive parts available online if needed; makes excellent, crema-filled espresso; good foam with effort and patience; drained pucks well.
Eric Svendson (quality: 6.7)
Bottom Line: Great value at the "sales price" of $250-275 for 1st time buyer
James Carrigan (quality: 6.7)
Bottom Line: The Starbucks Barista is a good value, easy to use espresso machine that is durable, provides consistent quality and is relatively easy to clean and maintain. Great for new coffee/espresso loving families.
Jon Stackpole (quality: 6.6)
Bottom Line: Good value for most home users without the anti Starbucks snob complex.
Don Sucher (quality: 6.6)
Bottom Line: This makes good (indeed very good) espresso so easily accessable that the coffee religion may suffer for it. Buyer beware!
Rick Clark (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: Produces excellent espresso. But if you are serious about developing your espresso skills, buy a machine without the pressurized crema disk.
Seth Sonenthal (quality: 6.3)
Bottom Line: Great unit for once or twice a day use if you can get it on sale.
Michael Austin (quality: 6.3)
Bottom Line: It made over 2,500 drinks during 11 years before it was time to retire. I've never owned anything that worked so well for so long.
Michael Smith (quality: 6.3)
Bottom Line: Very satisfied! Sorry Starbuck's, but you sold me your own replacement!
Barry Nielsen (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: a very reasonably priced machine to learn the basics of coffee preparation, especially if found used.
Andy Singer (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: This low-maintainence machine works great out-of-the box and has been serving barrista-made shots daily for 10 years and brewing.
J M (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: learn how to replace the seals for the steam wand yourself and you should be happy
Ayesha A (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Great customer service; easy to clean; predictable shots; easy to add water; compact
John Brion (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Certainly not the best money can buy, but you'll be able to make better shots then you get from starbucks' teenage baristas.
Tim W (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Great starter machine or for small kitchens
Sharky Meyer (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Great entry level product, with great customer service. If you upgrade from a steam (non-pump) machine, you will be shocked by the improvement.
Yegor Timofeyenko (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: If Silvia's expresso quality is worth 500 dollars, then I would say that Barsta's expresso quality is worth 150 (Yeah! There is that much difference!!!) . People, Please, DON'T BUY the BARISTA
Michael Mermigan (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Well built and easy to use out of the box.
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