Pros: The Martello Stilista Primeo makes an excellent Espresso and comes with many premium features, despite its lower cost.
Cons: The Martello Stilista Primeo only works with proprietary capsules, which are only sold in a limited number of venues, primarily Walmart. It also has a limited variety of coffees available.
What is the Martello Stilista Primeo?
The Martello Stilista Primeo is a single serve coffee machine that has many premium features but is sold for an average price. Its proprietary capsules come in a small variety of flavors, all based on Italian coffee styles.
In-Depth Review of the Martello Stilista Primeo
Designed to make the single serve home espresso experience available to everyone, the Martello Stilista Primeo has several features to make sure you enjoy the perfect coffee every single time.
The first notable feature is the Italian 20 bar pressure pump, the accepted Italian standard for espresso machines. This makes it easy to get the ideal crema.
Another premium feature on the Martello is its specialized adapter, which allows you to use different cup sizes. A removable drip tray makes it possible for you to use even larger cups—and it's also easier to clean.
The Martello Stilista Primeo also has a 0.8L water tank, so you can make your guests an excellent Italian coffee or espresso without having to refill the tank.
Last but certainly not least, the Martello Stilista Primeo is delightfully quiet compared to other espresso machines in the same price range.
The one big complaint customers have about the Martello Stilista Primeo is that it's difficult to find the capsules. They are more affordable than many other brands' pods, but they are also typically only sold in Walmart and on Amazon. The selection of flavors is also smaller than it is for other single serve coffee machines, but they're all real Italian coffee, so most customers don't mind the small selection.
All in all, the Martello Stilista Primeo is an excellent choice for anyone who loves espresso/Italian coffee and doesn't want to spend a fortune on one of the fancier machines (or at the coffee shop).
If you're not a huge fan of Italian coffee, or if you simply enjoy having a wider variety of options, you will want to look into one of the other single serve coffee machines.