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Starbucks Barista - Tia Marie's Review
Posted: September 5, 2007, 8:30pm
review rating: 7.0
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Starbucks Barista
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Arrow The Starbucks Barista has been rated 8.23 overall by our member reviewers
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Bam T 9.50
Carl Lobitz 8.67
Rick Wayne 8.22
Dave Jahsman 8.00
Kevin Bailey 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.4
Manufacturer: Estro Quality: 9
Average Price: $350.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $99.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Starbucks Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Gaggia Espresso
Bottom Line: Great machine
Positive Product Points

Very simple to use--brews great espresso and froths quite well.

Negative Product Points

Interested to see how it holds up over time.

Detailed Commentary

I had a Gaggia Espresso Machine before, which went out at about the 1.5 year mark but  unfortunately the online seller would not honor the 2 year warranty.  I will not do future business with this seller, nor will I buy another Gaggia.  

As for Starbucks, I was amazed at the closeout price for the Barista and am so far absolutely thrilled with the machine.  Much better than the Gaggia that I owned before.  Very simple to use and keep clean. I think this is a much better machine for a novice, because it does most of the work, whereas the Gaggia required a little more skill on the part of the user.   I hope the Barista lasts longer than the Gaggia because so far I love it!!!!!!

Buying Experience

Really really hard to locate since it's on closeout at a great price.  Starbucks was very nice, although not especially well versed in using the machine.  I would definately buy again from Starbucks.  I too received the starter kit/pound of coffee, even at the great price of $99!!!!!

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