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What Are Semi Automatic Espresso Machines?
There are various types of espresso machines that can get you a delicious cup of espresso at home. Everything depends on what kind of espresso machine you buy. There are espresso machines that make great coffee and are expensive. They have too many controls and might be difficult to use,...
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Krups "Novo" #989 Pump System Espresso/Cappuccino Machine
Q: Can anyone give me any information on the quality of the Krups "Novo" #989 Pump System Espresso/Cappuccino Machine? I currently own a steam powered Krups Espresso maker which I like, but I want to switch to a Pump machine for better quality Espresso. I have a chance to get a refurbished model of this machine for under $100. The MSRP is $189. Is this a good deal? I am looking for the best machine I can find for under $200. The most important thing is the flavor of the Espresso, with good beans of course. Also, if I don't get this machine, where is the best place to shop for a good, relatively inexpensive machine? Any specific models of choice? I'd appreciate any help I can get.
A: This is a good starter pump machine, but not at $100. For $35 more, you could get a refurb Gaggia Coffee, which is a definite step up. The 989 has been auctioned around the net for as little as $40, and usually $60 or s at surplusauction.com. Look around before you take the plunge. Visit the major auction sites (besides eBay), and see if you can find a better price.