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Sunbeam Cafe Series Espresso

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 reviews of Sunbeam Cafe Series Espresso. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Opinions about the design and performance are on the whole positive. The maintenance and reliability are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions about the size and price are mixed. There are some less positive comments about the noise.

usability, reliability, maintenance, performance, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Sunbeam Cafe Series Espresso is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Sam (

Great Coffee


Had the machine for 7 years. Difficult to get a perfect cuppa consistently but good when you hit it. I needed to replace the basket collar inside the machine. Thaught I'd have a go myself. What a major undertaking! Both Sunbeam and the supplier of...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Leeloo (

still making great coffee


This machine is still making lovely rich full flavored coffee after almost 5 yrs of daily use by myself & 2 daughters. With regular easy cleaning i.e flushing after each coffee and decalciying a couple of times a year I've only ever had to replace blue...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Fred (

Very unpredictable in result


So difficult to get the right grind combination to get the pressure right and the coffee crema right. I have a grinder and tried all different settings but from one cup to the next on the same grind and tamping pressure produces vastly differing...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: kgl61 (

Good except for the life of the seals and after sales service/support


Having read some of the previous reviews I must comment. Firstly the machine when it is working properly makes very good coffee and milk frothing. My first cafe series machine was the previous model. It worked well for a number of years (approximately...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: picnic4 (

Still making good coffee after 7 years of heavy use


There are 4 adults in my house that drink coffee every day, we purchased this machine 7 years ago at a discounted price (damaged box). Over the years we have had to get quite a few repairs done. I will say that we are not Baristas and we probably could...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: stephen (

noisy as hell but makes nice coffee


I disagree with one of the above reviews we use it every day and I to have worked in a café. yes its noisy as hell and should come with ear muffs but it does work.

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Merv H (

Highly NOT recommended


I am an experienced coffee maker with years of home use with good machines. I know the ropes well. I bought this one based on the reviews. They were wrong. It is a poor machine in its central purpose-making a good coffee. It heats and aerates milk well...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: gibz (



I have one, my sister has one, and a friend had one before upgrading to a breville oracle. None of us had any issues, its a solid machine, and makes amazing coffee. Ive had mine for 18 months without an issue. I would like a breville oracle though! :)

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: mamamia (

Every 18 months needs $350


Had this since 2010 and had it in for seriously expensive repairs twice. Both times, the circuit board has died. This time, the steam pump has gone. Really, for the initial price plus $350 and now $400, I would have been better off buying something...

Pulls a good coffee

Constant breakdown for the high purchase price. Very, very expensive to repair.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Ian, Qld (

Great machine when you learn how to use it


We have used our machine for 7 years. Has been used very regularly - averaged at least 15 cups per week. The steam pump was replaced under extended warranty just under 5 years. Still works now but the steam pump is noticeably slower than when the...

Makes great coffee, great for multiple cups for large groups

Difficult to learn to operate. Group head can unscrew without warning.

Aug, 2014