Jim you have to remember that this was just a 'launch review'.
There were many people there, all fiddling and changing things. I spent some time with Dave Gubbin, who is the Brand Manager and Coffee Specialist for Breville, going through how the bar pressure gauge worked and what needed to happen to get the right pressure for the right person of time, so as you could imagine a lot of sink shots in there. What I did pull in the end for the espresso and latte was acceptable to drink and I feel could only get better when I have the chance to have the machine at home and fine tune it to our needs.
Just so people are aware, the people that have spent the last three odd years designing the Dual Boiler are not just 'coffee drinkers' they are 'coffee lovers'. The main engineer on the project has even left after the project finished to pursue a career in the coffee field. Phil McKnight who IS
the Coffee Specialist, also owned a cafe for 7 years.
At a recent conference in NZ people trying the coffee from the Dual Boiler said that it was the best coffee there
I realise that this still doesn't really answer your taste question Jim but no one has had the machine in their possession for more than a few days. If you would like a specific answer you could contact Dennis at Cuppacoffee in Sylvania in Australia, he was the one that had the Breville sitting on his benches for a few days