After being disappointed from a previous combined Delonghi which broke down, I have long hesitated to take an espresso that mark. However, the different published reviews convinced me. Bilan very positive: an espresso machine with a very good price / quality ratio, espresso is good, mossy (which was not the case of the above). I think the filter holder and filter system are there for something. Only complaint: there is a lot of vibration but it is not a problem given the time needed to make espresso. Similarly, as has already been mentioned in other reviews, this is a SMALL CUP for espresso, no mug.