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Q: I need to know if the following model espresso maker is worth a compromise on a messed up shipment of a Krups Espresso Novo 2000. I am not even sure if this machine is a pump machine, but I know Gaggia is a good brand name. It may be the Baby Gaggia, the specs are too ambigious for me. Here are the specs as posted...

A: In alt.coffee Mark S Moziak wrote: *SNIP SNIP SNIP* Mark, I mailed this to you but I thought others might like to know: It's a good machine, when compared to machines near it's class, but be forewarned, though the page doesn't say (that I saw), the machine may be refurbished. Take it. It's an equivalent machine to the Krups. It does lack a couple of the Krups' features (although some of those features are really gimmicks), but arguably makes a better espresso overall. The Krups will make very good espresso if you're careful, but can make bad espresso very easily if you're not. The Gaggia will make good to great espresso with less effort. Gaggia is one of the best brands for pump espresso machines. I don't know if it's an espresso or a baby, but both are very similar. There is one typo, which is that the water reservoir is 25 floz., not 25 cups.