Review Date - 02/16/2013
Overall, a well built upgrade to my first espresso machine, a Mr. Coffee ECMP50. If you make the transition from a pressurized, small diameter portafilter to that of a 58mm, commercial non-pressurized unit, be prepared to work for a good shot initially. After you get an idea for how the tamp pressure ought to feel and you dial in your grind size, this is a fantastic starter or initial upgrade fr ... read more
Review Date - 03/06/2010
I got this machine as a gift and it broke after the first use. Then the customer service department replaced it and this one broke too! Not only did it just stop brewing right but the water tank (which is cheap and plastic!) cracked as well. I had another machine by Nespresso and used it a few times.
I think it's gimmicky, coffee tastes weird - not like that great, fresh cup you can't wait to ha ... read more