This is a solid HX machine at a very competitive price point.
Lots of power-- back-to-back lattes are no problem with the MaraX.
Great features-- temperature and brew priorities you don't see in other machines at this range.
Truly fresh and tastes remarkable. Wakes me up really well in the morning!!
Sorry to say, but there is a lot going on that the user has. I control over, I ‘m a Marine we like control and simplicity, I guess my biggest issue is the difference in the shot making and pressure differences. I’ve owned a Classic Gaggia and Rancilio De Silva
Makes the best espressos to date in my Microcasa Semiautomatica!
As far as overall experience ranging from performance, style, and design I would say the Strega met and even exceeded my expectations, my only gripe is that it was derived to me with a dent right on the face, which had nothing to do with delivery, the machine comes in a box within a box with 2 layers of padding and the boxes were intact, so its kinda weird, and it put a damper on the whole thing.