This machine is a good machine if you are looking to drink a cup of espresso with "crema". Yes, the amount of pressure in the pump is the right amount to create that delicious foam that sits on top of a perfectly brewed cup of espresso. The machine is not huge, it is kind of light, and it brews your coffee perfect. It is also very easy to use. The only thing that I don't like is that the pump is noisy, really noisy. Brew Performance The coffee this machine brews is perfect. I imagine there are better cups of coffee, but this one is good enough for me. Ease of Cleaning Very easy to clean. Ease of Use Turn it on. Wait for it to heat up. Turn lever and let it brew. Warning: you need to stop the machine. Design Compact, easy to clean. Durability I have had this machine for over three years, and it still works like new. I use it everyday. The handle on the cup where you put the coffee broke once, and I had it replaced. The replaced piece broke in turn, this time the handle came off. It became like a detachable handle, but I still use it. Once that handle breaks, I'm out of luck. Hopefully not soon.