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Starbucks Barista - Michael Friedman's Review
Posted: March 14, 2001, 8:25pm
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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: 8.4
Manufacturer: Estro Quality: 8
Average Price: $350.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Watch out Seaco/Gaggia - on sale this machine is an unbeatable value and makes a great shot of espresso
Positive Product Points

Solid construction, sold with helpful "how to" video, straight-forward to use

Negative Product Points

Smoked plastic H2O reservior makes seeing level next to improssible, the drip tray and "storage area" are flimsy and seem to be where they cut a corner, pump must be primed before every use, I dont care for steam knob placement - would be better on the front of the machine

Detailed Commentary

I really like this machine and the proof comes out 1oz at a time with enough crema to make even hardcore espresso fans happy.  The Barrista has a rather high mark-up and I suggest getting it on sale - I got mine for $249.  You could spend extra for stainless steel or even more for their etched version, but why?  At the end of the day its about the sweet nectar of the bean and the Barrista does a great job at putting that nectar in your cup ;)

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