I highly recommend this machine to everyone who values true taste of Italian espresso. Don't spend money on more expensive machines. This one has a mechanical lever that reduces the cost of the device, but I believe makes the lifetime longer. I bought it for home and liked it. Then (a month ago) I bought it for our entire department (70 people) and we don't have any problems with the machine as of the time of this review. I decide to buy a machine of this kind (with a mechanical lever) when visited Italy a while ago. The lady who served coffee in our coffee breaks used different coffee machines, so I asked her which one is the best from her point of view. And she pointed to an Espresso machine with manual mechanical lever, like in Intenso One Espresso. And my choice didn't disappoint me as yet.
A special acknowledgement goes to Cerini Coffee staff. They were very accommodating in helping with my various questions/requests. Very smooth and efficient communication. It is clear Cerini Coffee values their customers.