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Product Details
Overall Rating 8.2, Based on 163 Reviews
Avg Price $350.00
Manufacturer Estro
Machine Type Pump, Single Boiler, Reservoir, Semi Auto Espresso Machine
Colors Varies
Class Semi Automatic Dual Purpose Boiler
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Andrew Heffron 07.08.2009 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Hard working, dependable, and stylish.  A great beginner machine.
Andy Singer (quality: 6.0) 01.13.2010 Rating: 9.2
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.
Angie Weaver (quality: 7.0) 12.18.2007 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: I will never go back to the store bought drinks!! Sooo happy with this purchase! Thanks for your help in choosing the right machine :)
Ann Phillips (quality: 4.8) 05.10.2005 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Better than a Krups Disposable!
Ayesha A (quality: 6.0) 07.25.2007 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Great customer service; easy to clean; predictable shots; easy to add water; compact
Bam T (quality: 9.5) 06.15.2014 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: This machine earns its name. Very good piece for its price, with a few tips and tricks. Get it used if you can, and replace the portafilter.
Barry Nielsen (quality: 6.0) 03.28.2009 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: a very reasonably priced machine to learn the basics of coffee preparation, especially if found used.
Ben Moore (quality: 4.0) 12.31.2007 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: 10+ years of faithful service from my Proteo without a problem. This should say it all.
Benedikt Halldorsson (quality: 1.0) 11.03.2005 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: After I learned a few espresso-making tricks, my satisfaction level with this machine went from 50% to 100%
Benj Bell (quality: 5.0) 01.20.2007 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Great coffee machine for people developing their addiction and the related skills required to make good coffee
Bill Kendall (quality: 5.0) 02.05.2006 Rating: 7.2
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!
Bob (quality: 6.0) 01.06.2001 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Good value if bought on sale. Good first machine
Bob (quality: 6.0) 12.29.2000 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: A very usable machine which produces excellent espresso and crema yet won‘t leave you too poor to afford Superb coffee which is so important.
Bob (quality: 3.0) 03.19.2000 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: I'd buy it again.  On sale.
Bob Butler 06.14.2001 Rating: 5.6
Bottom Line: I had alot of problems
Bob Holland (quality: 6.0) 04.27.2003 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Great step up from the steam toys and usually somebody local who can show you how to get started.
Bob Zolan 05.01.2000 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Great value,good service and support available
Bongo BCBeanBoy (quality: 4.7) 03.18.2002 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Dissa machinna issa notta goin'ah bakkah too-ah dah storra.
Brendan Getchel (quality: 7.2) 08.31.2001 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Not great, not horrible, just plain satisfactory. A very respectable first-time unit for $250 or LESS.
Brian Rose 01.14.2006 Rating: 5.4
Bottom Line: For the money, I guess it will do.  But don't expect anything more than adequate espresso.
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