Review Date - 05/04/2014
I bought one of these about 14 years ago when it was re-branded as "starbucks barista". I use it 2-4 times per week. I generally find the espresso to be consistent and well made with good cremma. Mine does not have the "easy froth" wand that comes with new machines. I buy several different kinds and brands of whole beans. It took some time and trial to find the best brew with each bean - eg h ... read more
Review Date - 01/14/2014
I bought this machine 2 years ago and this thing works great for the price.
My drinkof choice is the carmel machiato and I estimate that I have been the household barista of over 2,000 shots using this Ec702.
I am going to buy another one. I would say that this thing would probably still be working properly but I neglected to descale the unit, and now have lime build up which has restricted the ... read more
Review Date - 08/29/2013
Just a little background: I've been into espresso for a little over three years now. I've owned the Rancilio Silvia, Gaggia Classic, Pasquini Livia 90, and the list goes on. This machine was my first purchase, for $80 used on ebay. Compared to all the other machines I own and have used, this pulls the best shots hand down. I don't know why, but I could use the same exact beans / grinder and ge ... read more
Review Date - 03/29/2013
We LOVE good espresso! I also am thrifty financially! So......we had a Capresso Espresso machine for about 12 years. Loved it! That's why we looked into Capresso when it needed replacing. Got his machine, knowing we could return it if not happy. I had read unfavorable reviews about how it produced too much crema and not enough espresso. This was in fact the case :( So, we called Capresso a ... read more