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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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Lou (quality: 7.2) 12.13.2000 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Superb machine (Rancilio and Solis should take a lesson!!)
Laurie Prestia (quality: 7.0) 07.26.2004 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Though my friends are coffee drinkers, I'll NEVER give up my Barista and afternoon lattes.
Dave Rogers (quality: 7.0) 12.30.2001 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A high-quality machine for those entering the world of espresso.
Darla Wiese (quality: 7.0) 04.09.2006 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Easy to use, quality results, sturdy, but I agree that for a true coffee connoisseur it is easily outgrown. Excellant for the above-avg. coffee lover though.
Joe Foo (quality: 7.0) 07.08.2002 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Solid machine, easy to use. Don't pay list for it. Skip the grinder model.
Lindsey Kent (quality: 7.0) 08.20.2006 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: A very good consistent machine for the money.
Charles Sutton (quality: 7.0) 11.02.2006 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: A capable starter machine that can be had for a great price, but is invariably outgrown.
Lou Pescarmona (quality: 7.0) 05.09.2002 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A solid performer for the home, functional and easy to use.
Jon Phillips (quality: 7.0) 04.12.2007 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: This is the perfect beginner addict machine.
Norm Hardy (quality: 7.0) 12.27.2006 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: A great machine for making good espresso and milk-drinks.
John Gilchrist (quality: 7.0) 06.29.2003 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Great machine to start, but will upgrade in the future.
Holden (quality: 7.0) 02.11.2000 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Outstanding!  I‘ve abused my machine for 3 years now (5000+ draws/2500+ froths) and the more I abuse it, the more it loves me right back!
David D (quality: 7.0) 01.02.2004 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: For cost considerations, ease of use and overall attractiveness you can’t go wrong with this machine.
Loren B (quality: 7.0) 09.27.2007 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: If you can find one, go for it!   Make sure you use a  non pressurized portafilter and a good grinder with it (or modify your Starbucks Barista Grinder as I have)
Laura Costa (quality: 7.0) 09.26.2007 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Great Machine for an Inexpensive Price . . What a GREAT Combo - and you don't have to SUPERSIZE!!
Dennis Barberic (quality: 7.0) 11.22.2006 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Great machine for entry and mid-level espresso fans.  After a few years you may want to move up to a better machine.
Glen S (quality: 7.0) 09.25.2007 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: This is a good beginner machine only if you want to save money on per-cup prices at the stores.
Sis Soft (quality: 7.0) 12.14.2000 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Good starter machine for budding espresso lovers, but will soon grow out of it and demand more.
Tia Marie (quality: 7.0) 09.05.2007 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Great machine
Jennifer M (quality: 7.0) 09.05.2007 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: This is a must have if you can find one. Even for $199, it is a great machine.
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