Retro design. Commercial-grade construction. Only the features you truly need for a quality shot. A more palatable price tag.
If you're shopping for a new semi-automatic espresso machine but don't want to break the bank (or rob one to afford it), then the Ascaso Dream ZERO is a strong contender. Made in Spain and backed by Ascaso's 1-year general warranty (plus a 5-year warranty on Thermoblock boiler components), you'll get what you pay for with the Dream ZERO and you're very unlikely to be disappointed...as long as you realize there isn't much to this compact powerhouse.
What's missing from the Dream ZERO that many other home espresso machines have?
What do you get with the Dream ZERO?
Plus, each Ascaso Dream ZERO comes with a 57mm portafilter with 5 baskets, including 2 non-pressurized baskets, 2 pressurized baskets, and 1 E.S.E. basket that's compatible with these types of single-serve espresso pods. You'll also get a blank portafilter basket to backflush the system and a stainless steel tamper.