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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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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 :)
Matthew Lynch (quality: 6.8) 10.25.2003 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: Buy one and you will not regret it (well as long as you actually use it)
Michael Rasborn (quality: 6.8) 10.26.2007 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Affordable now, $249, $399 then; very solid performer, extensive parts available online if needed; makes excellent, crema-filled espresso; good foam with effort and patience; drained pucks well.
J. Valenta (quality: 6.8) 07.10.2003 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Great "starter" machine, best bang for $ when bought on sale. (although the competition is closing in)
Eric Svendson (quality: 6.7) 01.19.2000 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Great value at the "sales price" of $250-275 for 1st time buyer
James Carrigan (quality: 6.7) 04.17.2005 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: The Starbucks Barista is a good value, easy to use espresso machine that is durable, provides consistent quality and is relatively easy to clean and maintain.  Great for new coffee/espresso loving families.
Jon Stackpole (quality: 6.6) 03.07.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Good value for most home users without the anti Starbucks snob complex.
Don Sucher (quality: 6.6) 01.14.2002 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: This makes good (indeed very good) espresso so easily accessable that the coffee religion may suffer for it.  Buyer beware!
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.
Seth Sonenthal (quality: 6.3) 06.24.2003 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Great unit for once or twice a day use if you can get it on sale.
Michael Austin (quality: 6.3) 12.04.2006 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: It made over 2,500 drinks during 11 years before it was time to retire. I've never owned anything that worked so well for so long.
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!
Shane Olson (quality: 6.0) 01.15.2002 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: a good first machine
Bob (quality: 6.0) 01.06.2001 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Good value if bought on sale. Good first machine
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....
J M (quality: 6.0) 01.29.2008 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: learn how to replace the seals for the steam wand yourself and you should be happy
Sharky Meyer (quality: 6.0) 03.12.2004 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Great entry level product, with great customer service.  If you upgrade from a steam (non-pump) machine, you will be shocked by the improvement.
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.
Yegor Timofeyenko (quality: 6.0) 06.22.2004 Rating: 4.2
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
Michael Mermigan (quality: 6.0) 07.22.2004 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Well built and easy to use out of the box.
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