COMISO COFFEE IN BARISTA MAGAZINE!
Check us out in the October + November issue of Barista Magazine!
Featuring the amazing LaChrista McArthur on the cover. This entrepreneur and founder of the Barista Coalition has spent the pandemic hustling to make her dream of opening a café of her own come true!
Had many grinders, blade to various grinder types/makes/models. Then the Vario went out after a few years and did not repeat buy it. We have found THIS grinder to be the most precise and exacting grinder you can imagine. Assessibility to clean, functions, settings, and all things considered....making thousands of cups (> w/ Pavoni) over 40 years....I recommend this model from this vendor for sure. Of course it's noisy, messy (not really!), and takes it's time....cause it works!
So much better than a super automatic . . Huge boiler, fill it up and it last for a week. 1000 on the power, takes about 10 mins to heat up, but you can leave it on all day if you are like me and drink cup after cup. Use to have a machine that’s sold here for 3k, this little guy actually makes a better cup of coffee. You have more control with the lever and piston, you can really pull out the espresso the way you like, unlike the more expensive machines that over pressurize, couldn’t be happy, I start my morning with a Jura because it’s ready right away, but never look forward to what comes out. This little guy gets me excited every time, it’s a big step up in quality.
Awesome espresso machine and very heavy duty looking. Coffee come out excellent. Very good costumer service.
We had this copper/brasss machine and made thousands of excellent cups of espresso. When it was with problems, I repaired it completely with piston, gaskets, seals, and all you imagine is inside! Finally going out in a few more cups (ho ho, a few?) we got the chrome machine and it was just not as good overall, probably the boiler components/metal? Tried 2 Brevilles, a Musica (bad news) and now will get another of this model in copper/brass. It allows control and feedback with any blending you want to do, is fun to use, no electronics to go &^%$^&*$$$...even (did you know?) you can if you dare even adjust the thermostat for temperature? Pressure gage is accurate and another indicator...what else could you want? Someone to pull the shot??!! Go for it!
This firm is EXCELLENT and can be trusted....travel elsewhere at your own risk but take a stove-top moka cheapie for the interim!! Dave.
Lelit Fred Coffee Grinder
I shopped for a new espresso machine for quite a while. The PID model has everything I wanted, and its price was quite good. It has all the features I want, and nothing I would consider a waste of money.
The 57mm basket has not been a problem for me. It is very well built, and I expect that it will last for many years.
Fast, accurate, grinds good, easy to use, noisy, messy. I’d buy it again
Love my new machine! Shipped very securely without any damage. Just make sure you have a friend to help you unpack it.
Waited for it to be imported but it was worth it. Great machine just takes practice and you also need a good grinder
The Mara X is a small but mighty machine. After using an entry level Breville machine for years it is great to have consistent temperatures when pulling back-to-back shots, lots of steaming power, and a well-built, sturdy machine. Experimenting with the different temperature settings when brewing beans with roast profiles has been a lot of fun and has improved my espresso. The classic e61 group head looks great on my coffee bar.
Comiso Coffee: Like many of you, I spent countless hours reading about machines and bouncing back and forth between the options. I finally settled on the Mara X and was looking at different sites to purchase. Comiso offered the unit at the best price so they won my business. The shipping was faster than advertised and my unit arrived in perfect condition. They also provided prompt responses to my inquiries. I would not hesitate to use Comiso again for future purchases.
Lelit MaraX: The build quality is excellent and the machine looks amazing on my counter. I’ve been making 2-4 drinks a day that taste better than the local bougie coffee shops and are way more consistent. The machine exceeded my every expectation, although I did read every review and watched all the youtube videos I could on this machine and its’ competitors. Looking forward to adding some wood accent knobs in the future and maybe the flow control kit from the Bianca once I hone in my barista skills. My only regret is I didn’t buy sooner.
I ordered Lelit Bianca. The package arrived good but two of the porterfilters had light scratches from the factory. After a few emails, Comiso Coffee sent me 2 brand new replacement porterfilters and I returned the defective ones.
Very satisfied with their followup and they also have the best pricing for many high end machines! Highly recommend.
Berry good machine
I ordered a Lelit Anna 2 espresso machine out of state and was worried about how it would be delivered. The espresso machine was well insulated within a box that was well insulated within a box. It arrived in perfect condition. I had some novice barrista issues after setting it up (I wasn't using enough beans, and they weren't ground fine enough). Customer support helped me trouble shoot my issue, and I was up and running in no time. The past two days have hands down been the best espressos I've pulled at home. 10/10, will be using this company again.
Ascaso Dream Espresso Machine