A good wedding present at best, for a couple you don't care for.
Positive Product Points
Price- even though I didn't pay the cheapest price- it worked for 6 months with no regrets. it's probably good enough for somebody who is just starting out, buys supermarket beans or an occasional espresso with most being milk drinks.
Negative Product Points
Grind. The grind was not fine enough for espresso and I couldn't adjust it any finer, Occasionally it would not load any beans, that was my clue to clean it. The grinder safety interlocks occasionally jam, and the bean hopper top has started chipping.
I bought this with high hopes of producing a fine espresso grind from my fresh roasted coffee. When it didn't at first- I attributed it to my not using it correctly. As time went by, I began to realize and become resigned to the fact that it would not grind to the espresso quality that I hoped for.
I wish now that I had had the wits to return it early. I didn't and couldn't get together the cash to replace it. Only the Freecycle acquisition of a Faema MPN showed me that home made espresso was not only possible, but that small batch roasting, just in time grinding and brewing, produces a drink that is so superior to coffee bar espresso, that it has actually REDUCED my consumption of coffee, because I can savor the 2-3 cups of espresso I brew, rather than drinking large cups of flavored water- (Cafe Americano).
I love my Faema MPN, but probably would purchase the Krups again. It produced good enough coffee, but an Italian friend noticed the difference between the old style brew and the new. And of course, approved of the new.