Reviews & Q/A
Ascaso Dream Espresso Machine
I spent a great deal of time researching many espresso machines before deciding to purchase the Ascaso Dream One PID. I wanted first to find a machine that had a small foot print as my counter space is limited. I in fact retired my Behmore Brazen Machine in order to make room for the Dream.
In every way, the Dream ONE PID exceeds my expectations for quality, and styling, as well as performance. The only thing they could do different would make it a double boiler, which would increase the footprint as well as the price.
I was about to purchase a Breville from another dealer when I came across the Ascaso Dream PID. I purchased mine from you because you took the time to answer my questions via phone, and emails. This told me that you would be a dealer that took interest in meeting the needs of your customers. That goes a long way with me.
Dimensions & Specs
|Portafilter Size||58 mm|
|Tank Capacity||1.4 Liters|
Shipping & Returns
Most orders ship via UPS or FedEx and arrive within 4 business days. After purchasing, please email us within 5 days of delivery to notify us of any manufacturer defects. You may return it within 30 days of delivery (may differ by brand). To request a return, please email us with your order number at Info@ComisoCoffee.com and you will be issued a return authorization number (RA#).
Products must be in their original packaging and unused. Some returns are subject to 15-30% restocking fee.
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I wanted something to upgrade from a failed Bambino Plus and after some looking settled on the Victoria. I don't really make milk drinks, so the single main "weakness" of being single boiler doesn't bother me. I got a wifi controllable outlet so I can heat it up from up in my office, but warm up isn't that long anyways. The porta-filter goes in kind of hard, but it does seal and work OK so long as I don't over-fill with coffee, so not really an issue. I'd recommend the Victoria for someone wanted to stay at or below $1000 and get a proper Italian machine that you can service if it ever fails (vs breville which isn't really made to be repaired).
It's perfect. High group, PID control, professional size portafilter in 58 mm, OPV valve set from the factory, automatic water discharge into the tray after steam whipping, boiler for 300 ml and timer. The order came faster than I expected and was perfectly packaged. Thank you so much for the amazing espresso machine!
Ordered my Lelit Bianca V3 in Black and very excited to try it. Delivery was smooth and fast. However i have noticed a slight flaw on the machine. Contacted Cust Serv and they assured me that it wont be an issue (i hope) they even reached out to Lelit and made sure it wont affect the machines warranty and function. We will see in the future :-)
I love this machine!
Really great machine, great espresso and easy to use ..
I love my new Victoria. It’s the most amazing machine I’ve owned.
Working with Comiso was outstanding. They had the best price and were so helpful. I don’t know why anyone would purchase and espresso machine from anywhere else.
It’s been a month using MaraX and I’m very pleased with it and the espresso that I’m able to produce. IMO it’s very aesthetically pleasing, love the black body with the maple wood, looking beautiful in my kitchen! I knew that it lacked in its feet, poorly designed and just tiny rubbery feet aren’t worthy of the overall machine and also for the price. So I’m fixing that by getting maple wood feet custom made (Etsy) so hopefully that will correct the problem also with moving the machine around. Lelit should definitely correct that moving forward maybe for v3 I guess. I come from a Breville Barista Express so this machine feels way more “premium or commercial”. Love the maple wood pf and the tactile experience with the steam and water knobs and lever. The features selecting preset brew temperatures for different roast types and the coffee/steam priority all work wonderful and it makes a very simple machine that it’s super easy to use a more capable and adjustable interface. One complaint right out of the box is the fact that Lelit didn’t add an exposed adjustment for the OPV to bring the brew pressure down to 9 bars or lower. Know that this machine comes from factory set at 10 bars. It makes zero sense why they’d do that. You have to unscrew several screws and open the top casing to adjust the brew pressure. This should be done by Lelit factory set to the industry standard of 9 bars. Ok back to positive- it comes with an awesome tamper - this is a true solid and beautiful tamper. Also it comes with IMS filter baskets- they seem pretty legit precision baskets, single, double and triple. Sad they don’t include a bottomless pf like they do with the Bianca…Anyways all you need is a good WDT and use the Lelit tamper and you’ll be on your way to make great espresso. Of course you need a good grinder. I paired it with Niche Zero and I’m enjoying amazing espresso. The steaming power is a bit weak when set to coffee mode but still way better than what I was used to with Breville. However when set to steam mode it’s really good. Overall steaming is good for my needs. I don’t need a super end game machine like the bigger Bianca so Mara meets my needs and I find it beautiful! Overall I recommend it and I’d probably buy it again knowing what I know now.
Excellent grinder. Glad I picked the 75 over the 65. Works well with my Dalla Corte Mina espresso machine. I did modify a Eureka Mignon single dose hopper to work with the Eureka 75. Works great with very little retention.
Prior to my discovering this company, I had purchased my first entry level espresso machine from a well known company. I decided to upgrade and discovered Comiso Coffee. They clearly have the best pricing out there. I dealt with Nick who was extremely helpful in helping me decide what to purchase. I paid and was waiting for delivery and in the meantime, I decided on another machine.
I contacted Nick and I secured the machine I’ve wanted for a longtime. He helped me on how to return the first machine once I receive it as it was in transit already. I’ll be sending it back unopened. They are charging a minimal restocking fee but quite frankly, I didn’t care. I have my dream machine st a great price. Nick said customers should have the machine they really want. That’s their philosophy.
I will only purchase from this company for everything espresso!
Ps, they were sold out of a product I needed and they were nice enough to refer me to a company that has what I need. Sure enough I purchased it and it’s on its way.
This whole experience made my weekend!
I was concerned upon receipt of the Lelit Elizabeth as the inner box (not the outer box) showed water damage and in fact was still wet. There was some minor moisture within the machine's drip dray, but otherwise the machine looked unharmed. I have been using the machine for exactly one week as of this writing, and I'm happy to say that not only was it apparently undamaged, but it's fantastic for espresso and steaming. Immediately upped my latte art (here coming from a Crossland CC-1). Very satisfied and would highly recommend this machine.
I’m so far very satisfied with the entire experience purchasing a new espresso machine from Comiso. I had a great experience pre-sale when I contacted them with questions via email and chat. This was during the busy holiday season and they were amazing at responding super quickly to all my questions and all folks I interacted with were respectful and polite. I ended up buying a Lelit MaraX v2 in black and the ordering process was a breeze and I was assisted over the phone super easy and nice customer service rep helped me to get my order plus 2 free items added to the order. From there my order was processed immediately and shipped out within 2 business days- again this was during last week of December where all shops are so busy. I received my machine very well packed and everything has been great so far. I had a couple of questions after the sale and they again were so quick to respond. I got my two free items a bit later but can’t complain at all- they were free gifts included with my MaraX- a dosing funnel and a distribution tool. They were out of stock so it took a bit longer to ship but they politely explained the reason for the delay and I received the items a week later. Overall I’d say I had a 5 star experience with Comiso. Truly recommend them.
Purchased this grinder with a Lelit PID espresso machine. Dialing in the grind took a few tries but fairly easy to do with the built in control. On/off switch on the side is a nice convenient feature. Only criticism is the plastic top that covers the bean holder tends to get tight and somewhat hard to remove with one hand.
Very nice machine and have been able to dial in my grind with the aid of the brewhead pressure gauge. The PID feature keeps temperature very stable. Good value and hopefully will be reliable for years to come.
Fast shipping and great product. Highly recommended
The Victoria is on its way back . I am considering another machine. The Rocket sale is very tempting!