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Starbucks Buon Caffe 330 - James Wilkinson's Review
Posted: September 12, 2004, 3:45pm
review rating: 6.0
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Starbucks Buon Caffe 330
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
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: 4.2
Manufacturer: Estro (Starbucks) Quality: 3
Average Price: $250.00 Usability: 4
Price Paid: $55.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: eBay Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 3 months Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Many cheap machines.
Bottom Line: Buy a high quality machine. You will pay more, make better caffe, and keep it longer.
Positive Product Points

Though it is an old model, I was happy with my product. It is easy to use for a beginner and helped me learn the fine art of making espresso.

Negative Product Points

The coffee product comes out a bit watery after the first couple of seconds and there seems to be no way to get only one shot.

Detailed Commentary

I was tired of buying inexpensive home espresso machines from local stores, so I went on eBay and found this for sale for $US55. It has a pump rather than a reservoir, which is particularly attractive to me and I have used it to learn the art of making espresso for myself. It does not duplicate the product from much more expensive machines and I still have not figured out how to get consistently thick coffee from the shots, nor can I get only one shot, which is not a big deal. Considering the age of the product and its price, I am generally very happy with it. In fact, it makes me want to buy a more expensive digital model.

Buying Experience

I bought from a private party on eBay and am happy with my product. I did not expect nor have I received after-the-sale service. This is a great beginning machine.

Three Month Followup

I sold the machine.

One Year Followup

I sold the model about 3 months after I bought it. It turned out to be more difficult to use than I wanted and never did give me a really good cup of espresso.

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