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Topic: Saeco Italia "super automatic" - any experiences? (3 msgs / 55 lines)
1) From: Floyd Lozano
Howdy,
I am purchasing a Saeco Italia super automatic for my wife (who likes to
make espresso and then douse it in milk) mainly as a convenience item.  I
got a price of $279 including tax and ground shipping.  The question is will
it make a passable espresso for milk drinks or did I just purchase a
headache.  The next lowest price I have seen anywhere is in the $400+ range,
making it a low end super auto.  Yes, I know it's no Expobar, it's no La
Marzocco, which is fine because I don't drink espresso (yes i know, gasp!)
except on the rare occasion (like, when I go to the North End in Boston)
At any rate, thumbs up or down?  Don't sugar coat it!  Incidentally, so you
know of the impulsiveness of this buy, I just 3 days ago pulled the trigger
on a refurb Rancilio Rocky doserless.  There's a glimpse into my state of
mind!
-F

2) From:
Floyd:
Let me go look at this particular machine. I have had three Saeco machine, one was an automatic.
From the comments you posted I would say NO; do not buy this machine since you have better options.
regards,
ginny
homeroasters,org
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3) From: RK
Floyd I have a Saeco V-spresso auto. It is adjustable in dose and amount of 
grind. It makes a very good cafe crema but it is below par on the espresso 
end.
It does make a reasonably good cup of coffee, but not espresso.
RK


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