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Product Details
Overall Rating 8.2, Based on 162 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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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.
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!
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.
Lindsey Kent (quality: 7.0) 08.20.2006 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: A very good consistent machine for the money.
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.
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.
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!
Glenn Martin (quality: 6.0) 01.17.2006 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: This Machine in my opinion is the best for the price range and the lifetime support!!!!
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.
Joel Stevens 01.04.2006 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Looks good, Works Great, and it is as Tough as a Tank.
Richard Orlin 12.28.2005 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Easy to use, fool-proof semi-automatic for the coffeegeek-in-training.
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%
Kim Allen (quality: 6.0) 10.13.2005 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Love it and would highly recommend to the novice espresso maker.
Robert Furey (quality: 3.7) 09.19.2005 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Great Machine for the novice and intermeadiate expresso baristas, Strong, durable, and makes consistant expresso every time
Donny Raus (quality: 7.8) 08.24.2005 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: It is a great machine for the beginner home barista that consistently pulls an above average shot of espresso. If possible wait for the Starbuck’s annual brewing sale (late November/middle of December). No regrets here!
Donny Raus 08.24.2005 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: It is a great machine for the beginner home barista that consistently pulls an above average shot of espresso. If possible wait for the Starbuck’s annual brewing sale (late November/middle of December). No regrets here!
Jared . (quality: 7.8) 06.28.2005 Rating: 6.8
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.
Ann Phillips (quality: 4.8) 05.10.2005 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Better than a Krups Disposable!
Jeff Johnson (quality: 4.3) 04.29.2005 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Good quality, easy to find machine that is good as a first step in quality espresso.  Easily outgrown.
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.
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