Portland, MaineAbout me:
50+ business professor with gardening and food preserving hobbies
I bought my Sacco giro at bed bath and beyond with a 20% off coupon, which made it sting a bit less. Regardless, we use this machine sometimes 4 or 5 times a day. It grinds and brews creamy, rich espresso( single or double) with a perfect crema. It also will make short and tall coffees and the steamer is fool proof. lattes are wonderful. I would give it 5 cups but every once in a while it simply flashes it's red light when everything is fine...full with beans and water and emptied grounds. It seems to get over itself quickly. other than that, it's easy to run, easy to cleans and second only to giving an in house barista.
I am a HUGE fan of Hobo Ed's Morning Mojo, so I held out great hopes for the espresso and I was rewarded. The espresso is SOOOOO SMOOTH! Not even an overtone of burn or bitterness. Great crema, holds up beautifully in my daily latte. Good going Hobo Ed!
I seriously look forward to waking up more now that I am drinking this coffee. Really smooth, a nice balanced medium roast with a bit of spice, Devine with half n half. If I could get this in a decaf I'd be drinking it all day. It's a subscription now!