The filter coffee machine is one of the best available; the coffee is brewed to perfection and kept warm, without damaging the flavour. The fact no filter papers are needed is a great advantage, however this does provide a challenge when emptying the grounds without getting them down sink.
The espresso machine uses a separate water tank, whilst not as good as some dedicated espresso machines it is a great addition; giving a truly flexible coffee machine. The milk frothing attachment is very good and can produce some nice high density frothed milk for a perfect cappuccino.
This is an update of a previous model, the decision to use removable water tanks for both espresso machine and filter machine, the previous model used a removable tank for the espresso machine only. The removable tank in my previous model had problems with a leaking tank made me very cautious of this continuation, however this has not been a problem and the tanks seem to work perfectly.
Overall this is a great all-round coffee maker, I use it fairly extensively at work both for personal use and to make coffees for visitors.