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Starbucks Buon Caffe 330 - Steve Lewis's Review
Posted: June 19, 2004, 12:54pm
review rating: 5.3
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Starbucks Buon Caffe 330
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Arrow The Starbucks Buon Caffe 330 has 8 Reviews
Arrow The Starbucks Buon Caffe 330 has been rated 7.73 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Rod Shutt 9.00
Tony Reynolds 8.50
M S 8.00
Allan Peters 7.66
James Hathaway 7.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.8
Manufacturer: Estro (Starbucks) Quality: 8
Average Price: $250.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $250.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Starbucks Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Good entry level pump machine if you can find it real cheap.
Positive Product Points

Good starter machine if in good condition.

Negative Product Points

Cup warmer doesn't.  No longer produced.  The company that built it for Starbucks has gone out of business.  I couldn't find anywhere on the net that mentioned replacement parts for it.

Detailed Commentary

I owned this machine for six years and used it just about every day.  It was a tank!  I did everything wrong with this thing...never cleaned it, used bad water but it still kept going.  I finally tried to clean it and acceidently broke off a screw to the steam wand.  Although everything on it was still working, that was my excuse to toss it in the garbage and go buy an Expobar Pulser.

Because I never really learned how to use it properly (proper grind, tamp, coffee etc.) I can't really comment on how well it performs in relation to other machines in this class.  If you can get it in good condition for about $50 or less, it may be worth your time.

Buying Experience

Off the shelf purchase.  I paid, they gave.

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