Finally, the Black Nuova Simonelli Oscar has arrived. If you want to get a good espresso machine in Malaysia, read on.
After 2 months of wait, alas… This is every coffee geek dream espresso machine.. Or rather, dream espresso machine for those who don’t have a lots of money to invest. If I have more money to invest, of course I’ll get the super-sexy Vibiemme Domobar.
Here is a quick review:
Does not take up much space and can move it around without killing your back.
There is ample space to put your cups on. Haven’t really opportunity to calculate how long it takes to really warm up any cups.
Open the top flap and you will have access to the water tank. The water tank holds about 2.1 litre of water.
Only 2 buttons: The On/Off switch and brewing switch.
Light-indicator from top right to left:
1. machine light turns on when On/Off switch is turned on.
2. brewing light turns on when the brew button is turned on.
3. water tank lights on when water tank finishes water.
Big Button on the left is the Steam Switch. Turn 3.5 times to get steam, powerful steam.
The Steam Wand can be rotated around 360 degree.
Portafilter must be tightly locked. I push all the way to about 25 min to ensure no leakage around the portafilter during brewing session. Earlier when I did not tighten it enough and water leaks a bit.
Love the large drip tray.
All the components seems well built.
Pouring like hot honey.
Thick brown Crema
Ready to be made into a love heart.
After the third attempts.
A Closer look.
A Closer Shot
More reports coming on Simonelli Oscar.