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Well, since there are few entry level coffee espresso machine that I have review, decided to get this added into review. I bought it thru Lazada and 11.11 is just around the corner, check out my review of Petrus PE3366 Espresso Coffee Machine Review & unboxing

Petrus PE3366

Love the look of Petrus PE3366 as it looks like robocop. Another great thing about this coffee machine as it is a perfect for first timer home coffee brewer. Sleek, ecstatic and can fit easily in any corner of your house or petite.

filled with sensitive touch screen panel and strong brew foam output. Check out my review below including how to make coffee with Petrus PE3366, and coffee machine unboxing.

This machine can purchase thru here: 

Shopee: https://bit.ly/PetrusPE3366

Lazada: https://bit.ly/PetrusPE3366LazPetrus PE3366 (6)

Overall build is abit plasticky but with the price that I am paying in between RM 400 – RM 450, certainly a machine that cannot be complain.

Petrus PE3366 spec and measurement. size specpetrus coffee machineunboxing the machine, it comes with international adaptor and also a 51 mm portafilter. then handle is of course light.xiaomi coffee machine home coffee machine

One good thing about Petrus coffee machine is that the steam output for milk frothing, is stronger than many other machine. Consistently can create silky smooth foam.
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On off is at the side and the base comes in a solid sticky rubber that prevent your machine from moving. I just glue it with white tape as I am moving the machine around. 

1.4L water tank.
Petrus PE3366 (7)Thinking of not breaking your bank, Petrus PE3366 is one of a cheap home coffee machine to purchase this as one of your training ground. After you found your love then you can slowly upgrade better machine.

Petrus PE3366 Espresso Coffee Maker Unboxing & Review.

As per compare to my past review of :

Petrus PE3366 Can be purchase thru: Shopee: https://bit.ly/PetrusPE3366

Lazada: https://bit.ly/PetrusPE3366Laz

For more other reviews can refer below:

Review of Petrus 3320: https://bit.ly/PetrusCoffeeBlog

Review of Coffee Espresso Machine Gemilai CRM 3605 : https://bit.ly/gemilailai

Review of Raccea Coffee Grinder: https://bit.ly/RacceaCoffeeGrinderReview


Recently I got a new coffee machine from Taobao known as Donlim. After I posted in my story many asked me to do this coffee espresso Machine Review & unboxing. Alright. So, to begin with, here you go on a simple review after I have try it out for a month.

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I bought this at RM 270 and + shipping to Malaysia is about RM 380. Yes shipping is RM 110. Stupid me! I was actually aiming this simiilar brand in Shopee known as Bs Boss Espresso Coffee Machine estimated at RM 343 (https://shp.ee/aftk576). You can get easily free shipping and also up to 88% coin cashback. If you look at it is kinda same model diff branding.

I was actually contemplating to buy this unit Petrus Coffee Machine PE3320 ( https://shp.ee/5uv578a) at RM 328 is one of Taobao best seller and now avail in Shopee and Lazada. I ended up got this unit because of only 1 thing. The middle eye temperature dial.


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In the box comes with thin 3 pin plug (not the Malaysian version) you definitely need to have multi plug. Comes with 1 coffee holder (PORTAFILTER.) and a plastic spoon cum temper.

Don lim Coffee Machine comes with only this.

donlim coffee machine review

For a cheap coffee machine at this price, I do not think I can complain much after using it for 1 month.

donlim coffee machine

there you to. The main dial eye that got me interested in the machine. Actually also the rose pink lining that makes it a cook machine. Also it is slim to compare to others, as I am left with only limited space in my kitchen. So by size wize, is the most perfect.

BS BOSS Espresso Coffee Machine

To do frothing, the dial is at the side. with direction of 12 – 6pm.

donlim coffee machine shopee

BS BOSS Espresso Coffee Machine reivew

As for water tank, it is at the back part. The only challenge is hard to wash cuz it is lim and deep in. You need to put the sponge in and use long chopstick to move it around.

BS BOSS Espresso Coffee Machine unboxing

Starting off the machine. when you on, make sure that the needle move to 12’o clock as there is where the espresso temperature is. At times it will over shoot till near to 2pm. It does not matter as, long you can press the button on the left (the little icon with coffee cup) the water flows out then it is good.

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Get your coffee powder to espresso grind. My first was not in espresso grind, it was more for coffee drip. So the crema comes out break.

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After you lock the portafilter (51mm), to straight

  1. press on the espresso icon
  2. it will have the machine breathing like twice then only water start ozzing thru.
  3. I usually let it flow for about 10 seconds before I manually stop it.

how to make milk froth

When move to frothing, remember to press on the right (the little icon with a milk cup) once it it 3-4pm direction then there is where you can star steaming milk. You might need a few practice to get use to the swirl of the milk as the steaming is smaller compare to commercial machine.

How to make Silky smooth froth with this DonLim Espresso Machine

you can make your home latte, long black and cappuccino. Froth is not disappointing as you can get the texture smoothness about 70% compare to commercial machine. BS Boss Coffee machine

overall my ratings for this machine is 8/10.  Pretty recommended cuz : After using this for 1 month with a price tag of RM 370 including shipping from China is actually not too bad.

    1. Froth can be silky and smooth
    2. still learning how to make nice froth to create latte art
    3. espresso cream is not to bad. average around 1.5cm – 2cm 4.
    4. Small and compact, that fit perfectly the gap in between my oven and microwave


    1. Plastic body
    2. No stop button for your Espresso .(currently I manually stop it at 12 seconds after I press the button)
    3. Froth to Espresso temperature (about 2 -4 minutes shift back) For basic model

I got no complain on the machine for the price I bought. can purchase here (https://shp.ee/aftk576) but one of the most sort after basic model is below: Petrus Coffee Machine PE3320 (https://shp.ee/5uv578a) at RM 328

Other Items I bought:

  1. Wood spoon : https://shp.ee/zn7fkxx / Lazada: https://bit.ly/3yhmYHK
  2. Milk frother jug 350ml : Shopee : https://shp.ee/rinvc4x / Lazada : https://bit.ly/3BUhCof
  3. Manual grinder : Shopee : https://shp.ee/38dkugf / Lazada: https://bit.ly/2V7J4y2
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