31 Mar '14, 12am

Bottom Line: Superb prosumer espresso machine at a great price. Excellent service. Read review...

Let me preface this with my experience having been a coffeehouse owner and manager for many years. But that was a few years back now. I have owned an ECM Giotto and Mazzer Mini in the past for home use. I was in the market to get an ECM Teknika IV but no one had them in stock at the time. While searching online, I saw the Faema Carisma. I had originally learned on a 2 group Faema manual machine. My own coffeehouse used a 3 group la Cimballi in the late '80s. I checked reviews online for the Carisma, checked the Faema website for the manual, and checked prices. Chris' Coffee had the best price. I had done business with them a number of years ago when I purchased my Mazzer Mini which was a returned unit but in excellent condition. The Carisma arrived in less than a week after ordering. Much faster than I expected it to get to Albuquerque. It was certified as tested at the ve...

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