David Simonetti from Washington, DC United States
This is my forth pro-sumer machine in the last 15 years or so, and it is the best I've had yet. I wasn't familiar with Isso but, as I considered it, I found some very positive reviews from the UK, Italy, and Germany. So, with the benefit of Chris' recommendation, I decided to go with it. First, the fit and finish on the machine is impeccable and it is built like an industrial machine. It's the first home machine that I don't have to hold onto while seating the portafilter in the group head - 1 hand! It is a simple no-nonsense machine which makes perfect single and double shots. The crema and consistency is better than either of my previous machines, which were high-end, well-known brands. The boiler creates significant pressure and makes short work of any milk steaming effort. The Vivi makes beautiful coffees and out-performs anything else in its class (that I've tried) and I wholeheartedly recommend it. I don't think you can get a better machine for the money.