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Anyone ever bought an espresso/cappucino maker in Italy?

Anyone ever bought an espresso/cappucino maker in Italy?

Jan 5th, 2006, 01:13 PM
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My 2 cents. I've had the Starbucks Barista for 4 or 5 years and it has always performed like a champ. The model is actually designed by Saeco, a well-known Italian company, but I believe Starbucks purchased the rights to the design, as Saeco doesn't appear to make that particular design any more, though they have several other designs that look worth checking out. All in all, the Starbucks machine is a good value if you can get it on sale.

Now when it comes to buying a pre-made espresso drink, Starbucks is pretty low on my list. In Seattle at least, there are plenty of better coffee houses to go to before Starbucks. Where once the Starbucks brand was associated with "quality", I think the huge expansion of the corporation has led to espresso which is often only "middle-of-the-road".
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Jan 5th, 2006, 01:26 PM
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Brent, My daughter is now working part-time at Peet's and has been educating us about the different beans and roasts. The Peet's cliente seems to be fanatic in their belief that their beans are the best. They started out as master roasters and provided beans to others before beginning to sell retail themselves. They dispose of any beans that are more than 10 days old. I don't know if they're the best, but the product sure is good and seems to have a very loyal clientele. I asked her to check out their equipment for me, but based on her experiences whatever brand they're using seems to be very high maintenance. That won't work for me.
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Aug 4th, 2012, 08:56 PM
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I just happen to have a cappuccino maker, imported from Italy.
it's a Multi buy cafe expri. email me @ [email protected]. (remove x.s)
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