I have spent upwards of 6.00 for a decent latte made just the way I like them and this little gem has saved me a fortune. I still of course buy latte's but now I can make my own at home for a fraction of the cost. The machine itself is right at 25.00 at Walmart and I think I counted once and it costs me .25 cents to make a latte that would otherwise run me anywhere from 5.75 to 6.00. My only complaint about it is that it makes such a small amount (4 shots of espresso) and it doesn't keep the espresso hot after it's made. It does take a few minutes to have a cup of good latte from start to finish I would guess it takes right at 10 minutes, but as I mentioned before it is such a savings I believe it is worth the time and effort. The frother gets extremely hot but makes an outstanding froth. All in all VERY well worth the money, I highly recommend this product for ANYone who is a coffee fiend.