Yes, this is our beloved espresso maker. We are crazy about him. We race home from vacations to be with him. He is the best and we have had many-an-espresso in our lives. There is nothing fancy here (it does steam milk), but other than that, it simply makes the best espresso. Ever. With the most divine, thick layer of crema you could imagine. The baristas at Peet's have nothing on us. Bye-bye, mama's going to make herself a little afternoon pick-me-up.