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Expobar Athenea

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of Expobar Athenea. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability. The usability also gets good comments. Some have doubts about the maintenance and price. Opinions are divided on the capacity.

size, usability, reliability

price, maintenance

On average, users rate this product 94/100.

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Great machine with unforgettable looks. I'll always need a plumbed in system after my Athenae!


Bought used over ebay, previous owner had the machine for about 6 months. I considered plumbed in machines only and would have otherwise bought a bezzera. I originally planned for a lever type machine but I've been thrilled with the semiautomatic...

Wife acceptance factor (unbelievable looks), E61 type group, big boiler, plumb in, semiautomatic, no problems whatsoever in >1 year of consistent useage (2-3 double or triple shots a day with occasional parties with up to 30 triple shots)

Price, having to rely on Whole Latte Love if any problems arise, it looks so good that its tough to keep pristinely clean, "not a popular machine, so no one can really compare notes with you on coffee geek discussion forums and such

Sep, 2007

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It shines!


Overall, this machine was purchased new (and under my budget) from WholeLatte Love (who are great to work with) when opening my cafe in Nov. Hopefuly one day I will need a higher volume machine but I think I will keep this one just for it's beauty! ...

Aside from the obvious aesthetics of the machine, it has been very reliable so far and quite straightforward to use. I have a small counter top and the cafe itself is fairly small so a machine this size was just what I needed. It's big enough for...

This being a 'semi-commercial' or 'low volume' machine there are a couple of things I don't like. First of all the time it takes to get milk up to temperature seems to be, I don't know, a little long ( never timed it ). Additionally, the time it...

Dec, 2001