This machine incorporates all the features you’ll require to make an espresso, Americano, cappuccino or latte, plus there’s a built-in grinder. you’ll have to prepare it all yourself, but for many, that’s as much fun as drinking it. The stainless conical burr grinder lets you adjust espresso strength and allows fine-tuning of the grind for the best extraction. it has a removable bean cradle and the wand dispenses hot water or can steam up some milk for a cappuccino or some latte art. While it looks the part, it’ll never compete with the Rancilio silvia or other pro machines on consistency and quality, but it’s a good starter machine for learning the barista basics.
Pros: backup service, grinder included.
Cons: Requires some effort, controls not variable enough, components not as high quality as the Rancilio silvia’s.