Espresso machine guide
Saeco Vienna de Luxe
$549 | 888-411-5282
Pros: Promises to do much of the work for you, from grinding beans to loading - and dumping - the filter.
Cons: Some of the features, such as the coffee-amount regulator, are simply too confusing, the machine's plastic exterior feels flimsy, and the shots taste flat.
(Globe Photo / Saeco)