8.2, Based on 161 Reviews
Pump, Single Boiler, Reservoir, Semi Auto Espresso Machine
Semi Automatic Dual Purpose Boiler
Please write reviews for products you own, and avoid single line responses - details matter.
Provide comparisons you might have with other products similar to this one you are reviewing.
Be realistic with your ratings, and remember that others will be using your review to make purchase decisions.
Please check spelling and avoid controversial language.
Please review our
copyright information and terms of service before posting your review.
Starbucks' long-running consumer espresso machine
Bottom Line: Great "starter" machine, best bang for $ when bought on sale. (although the competition is closing in)
Eric C (quality: 7.8)
Bottom Line: Excellent shots with fine grind and preheated portafilter. Great value.
Bottom Line: Good value for $$$, but shot quality is inconsistent.
Matthew Lynch (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: Buy one and you will not regret it (well as long as you actually use it)
David D (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: For cost considerations, ease of use and overall attractiveness you canít go wrong with this machine.
Bottom Line: If you are ready to tinker, it's a solid shooter.
Larry Morrison (quality: 2.0)
Bottom Line: Not a bad entry level machine.
John Southern (quality: 4.8)
Bottom Line: Best machine for price/support/warranty though I'd sell it after 2 year waranty is up.
Sharky Meyer (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Great entry level product, with great customer service. If you upgrade from a steam (non-pump) machine, you will be shocked by the improvement.
Gary Meyers (quality: 4.7)
Bottom Line: All the basics with good quality and reliability- serves 2-3 people best
Michael Sherman (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: Solid workhorse for ten years. Still going strong. Best purchase ever.
Yegor Timofeyenko (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: If Silvia's expresso quality is worth 500 dollars, then I would say that Barsta's expresso quality is worth 150 (Yeah! There is that much difference!!!) . People, Please, DON'T BUY the BARISTA
Michael Mermigan (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Well built and easy to use out of the box.
Patrick Anwandter (quality: 7.6)
Bottom Line: Great for the price - call it the first step in the stairway to E61
Laurie Prestia (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Though my friends are coffee drinkers, I'll NEVER give up my Barista and afternoon lattes.
Theresa Zittritsch (quality: 7.2)
Bottom Line: Well functioning machine with good build quality. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to another.
Reed Nelson (quality: 3.1)
Bottom Line: The BEST first pump driven unit. Low $$$ + high quality + good coffee= happy customer with stained teeth!!!
Fred Kennedy (quality: 5.7)
Bottom Line: This machine makes my latte one of the best times of my day.....
Geoff Corey (quality: 4.5)
Bottom Line: All in all it is a good machine at a good price.
Joseph Dickson (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: A great machine, simple, easy great results for the price range.
Coffee Kids Staff
The Ethical Bean
The Cafe Stage
Prosumer / Pro Espresso
Vac Pots & Others
Roasters, Accessories & Misc
Guides & How Tos
Milk Frothing Guide
Cupping for Beginners
Espresso Machine Buying Guide
New and Noteworthy
Terms and Conditions