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Lavazza Point One-Cup Espresso Beverage System

Lavazza is arguably Italy's favorite coffee, but they also sell a couple of espresso machines as well. Synergy I guess. I usually tend to recommend that people stay away from machines made by companies who dominantly focus on something else (in this case coffee), but the Lavazza One-Cup Espresso Beverage System may be the exception. Here's why...

First, Let's Talk About The Machine Itself

Lavazza Point Espresso Machine
I guess you would call this a super automatic machine, but if so it's a super automatic like no others. For starters, it runs on the Lavazza cartridge system (synergy, remember?!).

It's a pretty big beast! It weighs in at just under twenty eight pounds and will take up around 14.5 x 9.3 inches on your counter top; which is fairly comparable to other automatics on the market.

Of course, it comes with a steam wand so that you can make your favorite cappuccino drinks, there would be a revolt the day an espresso maker left that feature out!

Other than that I can't really track down any specifics, finding information on this machine is difficult. For instance, I don't know how many bars of pressure it gives off, what the wattage is, whether or not the water tank is removable for easy cleaning or any of the other basic stats I usually look for.

It does have a dump drawer though for used up cartridges. Whenever you add a new cartridge, the old one is automatically ejected into the dump drawer for easy disposal. I guess you just have to empty the drawer every now and then.

It's a very unique looking machine. Very shiny! It looks sort of like a slot machine or old arcade video game or something. I'm not exactly sure if that's a good thing or not. Personally I think it looks kind of tacky, but I can't stop looking at it! So who knows. You'll have to decide for yourself.

What Other People Are Saying

Reviews are pretty hard to come by because I don't think this is a very widely distributed machine. The few reviews I've been able to uncover (yes, literally 3 or 4) show people raving about this machine and saying that they've used it for many years. But I tend to discount that because there are so few reviews. "Bad sample space", the crazy haired statisticians would say!

What's the Bottom Line?

When you get right down to it, I'm divided. Generally I don't like capsule machines, but this one seems somehow different than the rest. It's super expensive, (around $829) and hard to find (we usually have a few kicking around at the link below). If you've got the money, want a super automatic machine that uses capsules and especially if you love Lavazza coffee like a reported 75% of all Italians do, then the Lavazza One-Cup Espresso Beverage System may be just the machine you're looking for. I'd take a chance on it!