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The Little Guy Home Barista Kit

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of The Little Guy Home Barista Kit. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Comments about the size and performance are generally positive. The durability and usability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the noise. Views about the reliability and price are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the The Little Guy Home Barista Kit is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Scott (

The ultimate coffee machine


Awesome coffee machine that produces great tasting coffee. Excellent crema, excellent steam pressure. We even take it in our caravan. We have had the machine for 6 years and it has worked flawlessly, until, last week. I got on the phone to the...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: GuyJ (

Great machine


I purchased an 'Otto' over 5 years ago, after my Atomic started to struggle, and it just keeps getting better. Three things stand out about the Otto/TLG. First, it is an incredibly well crafted and beautifully designed machine. Second, the coffee it...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Samantha (

What ever did I do before the little guy came along?


I love my little guy. It's unique look makes it a talking piece of my kitchen when visitors come over. Thereafter, it doesn't disappoint with the coffee it makes. It's straight forward to use. It's about as easy/ difficult to clean as any other coffee...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Pete (

Mixed opinion


s going to be a problem for me in the future. Seems an unusual thing to do given the time and materials taken to produce TLG, why would you add the silicone tubes that do not have the same longevity as the stainless steel and introduce a weak link in...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Fazz1977 (

Consistently burns coffee, always cold coffee, never enough steam to heat milk.


before it runs out of go, but will not heat or froth milk past 40 degrees no matter what milk I use or my frothing method. I'm terribly dissapointed, as I know how much thought and effort my partner put into sourcing this machine for me, and the...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: JanetP (

No more take aways!


We love our Little Guy! The best 50th birthday present ever. The brew comes through richly filled with crema. A blast of milk and you will never buy a take away coffee again! It's beautiful design makes it a great appliance to have out. We use it daily...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Deano (

7 years of great coffee with the Otto


Once you get the formula together , Milk- tetra pk farm fresh. Grind- more on the finer side than course. Grinder - mini mazz . I have owned an otto for 7 years approx and I can make as good a coffee as a professional Barista every time . If your...

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: I.T.Burns (

Worth all the Hot Air


This beautiful, expensive stovetop espresso machine has the potential to make great coffee if you're willing to invest the time to get to know it. The little guy, like it's begetter, can be intimidating, but if you want good coffee and you're not...

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: Justin (

Better brews than my Atomic


months into owning this machine I am cranking out full bodied coffee with beautiful crema and absolutely no issue frothing milk. Visitors and friends who find themselves at my place in the morning are always impressed with what I serve up. I am a...

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: malcolmd (

A World Cup Trophy


I could make great coffee every time. And not just great coffee… the best coffee I've ever tasted! So, if you want to take your coffee experience to the next level, you have to have ‘The Little Guy'. Now, to make TLG work for you it's important that...

Jul, 2016