8.2, Based on 163 Reviews
Pump, Single Boiler, Reservoir, Semi Auto Espresso Machine
Semi Automatic Dual Purpose Boiler
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Starbucks' long-running consumer espresso machine
Larry Holt (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: Good beginner machine... You shouldn't pay over $200 for it... Decent machine to hone your skills with...
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
Mark D (quality: 3.0)
Bottom Line: Save your money and buy a Gaggia
Bottom Line: It's been an okay machine. Average at best. It's okay for the price, but I'm looking to upgrade now.
Bottom Line: For the money, I guess it will do. But don't expect anything more than adequate espresso.
Bottom Line: I had alot of problems
Bottom Line: I will shop for a different brand next time. The functions were O.K., but I think I can find a machine which lasts for more than 2 yrs for the price.
Will Taylor (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: This is a decent machine, but you could get a Rancilio Silvia for a little more.
Tim W (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Great starter machine or for small kitchens
R Saiers (quality: 3.0)
Bottom Line: Not bad as an entry-level machine for producing okay espresso. But for the price, try the Saeco Aroma, which features 15 bars rather than the Barista's 8-12 bars of pressure.
Kevin Bailey (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: This is definitely a BEGINNER machine. A good grinder will do leaps and bounds for the overall product this puts out (as it does any machine). Treat yourself to a Silvia instead.
Jeff Miller (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: A good starter machine that will quickly make you want to buy an auto.
Dan (quality: 1.0)
Bottom Line: good, but don?t buy a painted one.
Larry Morrison (quality: 2.0)
Bottom Line: Not a bad entry level machine.
Willi Mazereeuw (quality: 2.0)
Bottom Line: sorry I bought this machine
Jared . (quality: 7.8)
Bottom Line: If you're going to buy this machine, buy it on sale and DON'T use the stock PPF!!! - Take the valve out or purchase a non-pressurized portafilter from Saeco. It will be worthwhile to spend a bit of extra money and get a better machine to start out with.
Rick Hiebert (quality: 2.0)
Bottom Line: Be prepared for repair bills
Bottom Line: Great machine to learn how to make espresso. Get one used.
Colin Newell (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Great for the beginner but not for the serious espresso hound.
Bottom Line: OK coffee, sometimes not hot enough. Modest steaming capacity. But it‘s not expensive and the service is great.
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