I am a Sr. Software Engineer living in the Suburbs of Chicago. Hugely into coffee, got my first Super Automatic Espresso machine about 6 yeas ago (Gaggia Titanium) and now have my second (Gaggia Brera) bought in 2011.
so can this create great micro foam for latte art? Can you change tips such as get a 2 hole tip, etc.? How does the micro foam of this machine compare to lets say a $2000 machine such as the Gaggia TS?
So if this thing can't be descaled then that begs the question what do you do, how often, and how much does it cost and how easy is it to get this thing to a shop that can clean it for you as someone says you have to do since you cannot descale it.?
If you can only backflush a machine then that makes me wonder how long this machine will last. Because if you cannot descale it, then you are going to have more build-up even if you'e backflushing it which is just not the same and as effective as descaling. It worries me if I buy espresso...