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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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Rick Wayne (quality: 8.2) 11.18.2006 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Buy on sale, brew and foam your way to amazingly smooth and tasty cappuccinos and machiattos... this is very good machine!
Rick Hiebert (quality: 2.0) 01.28.2008 Rating: 6.8
Bottom Line: Be prepared for repair bills
Rick Clark (quality: 6.5) 07.06.2002 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Produces excellent espresso.  But if you are serious about developing your espresso skills, buy a machine without the pressurized crema disk.
Richard Orlin 12.28.2005 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Easy to use, fool-proof semi-automatic for the coffeegeek-in-training.
Rich Lyons (quality: 4.0) 01.20.2000 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: A good machine if you are not in the financial realm to buy a Sylvia!
Reed Nelson (quality: 3.1) 11.08.2004 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: The BEST first pump driven unit. Low $$$ + high quality + good coffee= happy customer with stained teeth!!!
R Saiers (quality: 3.0) 08.08.2006 Rating: 6.2
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.
R Monroe 06.22.2001 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: If you like Americano, this is great. If you‘re looking for strong espresso, you might look elsewhere.
Powder Hound (quality: 7.2) 04.02.2002 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: This is the point of diminishing returns. You can spend more, but why?
Philip M Fortman 10.11.2012 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Well worth the price!
Peter Economy (quality: 5.5) 12.28.2000 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Great choice for the serious, but not fanatical, espresso drinker!
Peter Aeschliman (quality: 5.0) 05.31.2007 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: This machine is reliable, easy to use, and most of all, the best quality for the money.
Patrick Anwandter (quality: 7.6) 07.22.2004 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Great for the price - call it the first step in the stairway to E61
Otto G. (quality: 5.3) 11.25.2001 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Early Barista(Estro Profi) built in grinder, 5 years old, works like new,  no probelms, other than grinder trap door spring,  makes excellent espresso
Occoffeefan Occoffeefan (quality: 6.0) 09.27.2008 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Consider the Auber PID for the Starbucks Barista for consistent great tasting shots....
Norm Hardy (quality: 7.0) 12.27.2006 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: A great machine for making good espresso and milk-drinks.
Nichole Smith 09.25.2012 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Great machine and best value in this price range. Highly recommend.
Nancy C Lea 01.17.2010 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Excellent home machine, ease of use and cleaning, great little cuppas!
Misty Espresso (quality: 5.4) 10.24.2002 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: I guess you can gather from above this is a great buy, fun to use and makes a great shot of espresso.
Michael Smith (quality: 6.3) 03.31.2003 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Very satisfied!  Sorry Starbuck's, but you sold me your own replacement!
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