I got this fantastic coffee/espresso/cappuccino maker as a Christmas gift, and I am thrilled with it! It's SO easy to set up and use, and it does a great job making delicious coffee drinks. It's even easy to clean! I have tried other combo coffee makers, and have always been disappointed with either the complicated instructions or the result - a horrible coffee drink. I'm quite happy to report that this machine is a keeper! And at $89.99, the price is absolutely reasonable - and worth it! Far less expensive than the comparable models I looked at.
This machine has two separate wells for water, so one can brew both traditional coffee and espresso at the same time, if desired. (I sometimes do this if I'm entertaining.) The milk-foaming arm is easily controlled by a large knob on that side of the coffee bar. This knob controls the steamer as you near the end of the espresso-brewing process, allowing you to steam and/or foam milk for your espresso drinks.
I love that I can make espresso, lattes, cappuccino or any combination thereof, and can choose to make either 2 cups or 4. And the fact that the very same machine will brew up 5-10 cups of coffee is just sheer perfection, as far as I'm concerned! Who needs more than 1 coffeemaker cluttering up their kitchen?
The only drawback I can see with this machine is that it's a bit big...but that's only because there are separate "stations": one for traditional coffee and one for the espresso/cappuccino. No way to resolve that, I guess. All in all, I would definitely recommend this coffee bar for the serious coffee drinker.