The stylish S8 creates the full range of specialities from espresso to latte macchiato to a masterful standard of quality. With just a touch on the colour touchscreen display, one of 15 different specialities flows into the cup. This is thanks to several outstanding innovations. The AromaG3 grinder is now even more precise and twice as fast, yet preserves all the delicious aroma of the coffee beans. The Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) ensures the optimum extraction time for short specialities and delivers a taste explosion for espresso and ristretto. Trend specialities finished with milk and milk foam are brought to perfection thanks to fine foam technology.
Ho avuto questa macchina per circa una settimana e l'ha comprata al mio negozio locale Sur le Table. Questa è stata la mia prima macchina automatica e sono ancora totalmente fuori di testa a come essi sono costosi. Detto questo, la macchina fa caffè incredibile. Inoltre è davvero cool per fare il tè e una zuppa calda con la funzione di acqua calda. La macchina funziona bene in generale (toccando ferro) e mi aspetto tenere sempre caffè incredibile per anni a venire.
Six years and 7540 shots of espresso. The only downside of this machine is that it is too easy to use so that you end up drinking more cups than you might otherwise. It's very fast to heat up, both for the main heating block, as well as for steam. The steamer wand takes some practice to get good, tight foam, but once you figure out the technique it's not difficult. The openings in the wand can clog up if you don't wipe it down right after use. I also give a short blast of steam right after that as well. After about five years we bundled it up and sent it in to the factory for cleaning and reconditioning. It came back as good as new and it's still going strong. About the only real negative aspect to the machine is that it tends to be a bit noisy, but probably no more so than someone using a fully manual pull machine and grinder.
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