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jaymz
12-28-2010, 08:47 AM
ran across this online

they want $50, from the description it's 3 years old and comes with a tamp and measuring spoon.

http://images.craigslist.org/3nf3m73o85T35U05R0acp0d16bcb712b41e2a.jpg

any opinions?

CigarNut
12-28-2010, 09:55 AM
I had one of these machines for about 10 years. It worked great and had a very nice frother! Made great espresso with good crema.

I recently gave mine to a friend and he loves it.

I decided to go the easy route in my dotage and got me a Nespresso:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DfxdtGlWL._SS400_.jpg

Makes very nice Espresso with lots of Crema (has a 19mb pump) and the one plus over the Barista is that you don't have to remember to shut it off -- it puts out the right amount of water every time and since it uses capsules clean up is a breeze :D

jaymz
12-29-2010, 08:03 AM
Thanks for the feedback, looks like i lost out - someone got there before me. :(

mmblz
12-29-2010, 09:04 AM
just got a nespresso for the office - it really does make extremely good espresso for the price/ease of use.
newegg.com has one bundled with the frother for $230 - best price I could find.