I absolutely love this product! Mr. Coffee - Steam Espresso Machine for Christmas from my husband. I am not an experienced barista - this was my first time!!! It took 2 tries to learn how to work everything, but now I can make a single latte before work in about 3 minutes - and save money. I do wish it had come with a frothing pitcher. I purchased one at a nearby store for $12. I also make sure to use hot water in the machine to increase the temperature of the lattes. If I use cold water, it is not hot enough for me. I think, for a beginner, this machine is a great product for the price and I would recommend it to my friends.