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Best Espresso Maker

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Best Espresso Maker

Jo | Apr 3, 2004 10:00 AM

Well I finally took the plunge. After researching espresso sites and epinions.com I decided to purchase the saeco Italia from Starbucks. (you can find it cheaper on ebay)

I can't say enough good things about this espresso maker. I grinds the beans, tamps the grinds, brews the espresso and empties the grounds automatically. The top has a warming tray to heat cups and/or keep the espresso warm while you steam milk. The steaming wand is very powerful and easy.

It is calibrated to the starbucks specifications for the grind.

I am amazed that I can make starbucks quality lattes at home. I have also found the starbucks support people to be very helpful. I had a little problem with my first machine and they had me return it to their store for a replacement. The staff even showed me how to steam the milk.

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