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Starbucks Zia - Mark Allen's Review
Posted: May 6, 2001, 5:52am
review rating: 6.0
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Justin Rebano 7.00
Mark Allen 6.00
Dawn Smith 1.00
Petra Springer 0.00
Hector Montero 0.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.2
Manufacturer: Estro Quality: 6
Average Price: $275.00 Usability: 6
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 2 years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Great first machine!  However, will purchase a self-priming machine next time.
Positive Product Points

Inexpensive yet has lasted me 3+ years so far.  Consistent quality output. Produces a beautiful crema (dependant on roast/grind).

Negative Product Points

Not self-priming.  Lack of a priming feature makes the preparation / cleanup process longer and more involved than it needs to be.

Detailed Commentary

Bought this machine for $150 on sale.  An excellent value!  According to the sales people, internally this is the same machine as the Barista but has a plastic shell.  The steam wand is conveniently located (apparently the wand on th Barista is a little awkward, according to some of the reviews Ive seen here).  This machine is a nice solid platform from which to produce excellent espresso.  As with any other machine, output depends on bean/roast/grind/barometric pressure/dew point/planetary alignment/governmental body currently in power,,,,.

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