This review actually starts with a sad story. Well, sort of.

A couple of years ago, I bought a used Isomac Mondiale. I was told it had mostly been standing in a company’s cantina, seldom being used. Long story short; I’ve had lots of problems with it and it turns out it has actually been used a lot, and also been carried almost daily between the cantina and other places.

After having fixed it (costly) twice, I have given up. So, for a fairly long time now I have been without an espresso machine. Yes, that is the sad part.