Phil: By definition, a Macchiato (Marked Espresso) is Espresso with a small amount of steamed/frothed milk. Any super automatic machine is capable of doing such, however the ECAM23450 does not have a dedicated button to do so. If you are looking for a machine that gives a quality Macchiato with the press of a button, then the Gaggia Accademia is a great choice. It comes with a button pre-programmed for just what you are looking for. Below are links to a video of Darren making a Caramel Macchiato and the link to the Gaggia Accademia as well.
Caramel Macchiato: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72dwX37Ne2I
Gaggia Accademia: http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/gaggia_accademia.cfm 11-01-13 05:33PM