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Anyone got a bean to cup coffee machine?

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Has anyone got one of those bean to cup auto machines? I have recently been tempted by a tassimo but not impressed by the serving sizes and the mixed reviews so I am tempted by an auto machine.

This one inperticular http://www.kitchenvillage.co.uk/ssl/aspcart/productview.asp?product_id=104271&source=froogle_kv

Anyone got one of those and care to comment?
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Don't get bean to cup, unless you spend SERIOUS money they are just complete rubbish. Better to spend a little more and get a good espresso machine, like a Rancillio Silvia and a decent separate grinder. Or if you want cheap and cheerful, get a Bialetti stovetop espresso maker (Brikka is the best). Stovetops make surprisingly good espresso, and the Brikka gets you a bit of crema on the top as well.
#2
BEANZ-ON-TOAST;3745223
Don't get bean to cup, unless you spend SERIOUS money they are just complete rubbish. Better to spend a little more and get a good espresso machine, like a Rancillio Silvia and a decent separate grinder. Or if you want cheap and cheerful, get a Bialetti stovetop espresso maker (Brikka is the best). Stovetops make surprisingly good espresso, and the Brikka gets you a bit of crema on the top as well.


You dont think it will be any good then as its on offer in argos for £197 and seems to get good reviews most places online.
#3
it might be better than the Tassimo, and I can't vouch for the machine you are interested in, as I haven't had one myself. But I just am not a big fan at all of the bean to cup machines, not the cheapie ones anway. Just my humble opinion, but I suppose if it's convenience you want and you are not very fussy about coffee taste (I suppose I am a bit of a coffee snob) then it might be OK? Hopefully someone will be on here who has actually used the Delonghi machine.
#4
I quite fancy a nice espresso now! Your fault! I shall just have to get off my lazy *rse and make myself one!
#5
BEANZ-ON-TOAST;3745352
I quite fancy a nice espresso now! Your fault! I shall just have to get off my lazy *rse and make myself one!


Lol.

I am not a coffee snob or expert but do like a nice coffee. I usually just have instant and make the odd one in a caffitere when I can be bothered but the coffee you get from a coffee shop is so nice. I have never even had an espresso! I like cappucino's though.

The pod type machine seem a waste of money as tied to the pods and they are not cheap plus they dont do propper big cups worth. Espresso machines seem a faff for someone like me too and I am no expert so one of those auto machines seem right for me and £197 seems a good price as its £349 most other places.
#6
I have tried every type of coffee machine in production! For the past three years I have used my trusty Jura Impressa Z5 - it cannot be beaten on taste, ease of use or reliability. Only downside is that it's a serious bit of kit - as reflected in it's price tag!

Avoid any kind of pod machine - they are a gimmick! The coffee is luke warm, the cost per cup is high and you are very restricted in the types of coffee they use to make the pods. In it's favour, it's cheap to buy and easy to use but that's it!

IMHO you should use a caffitiere or a stovetop if you don't want tospend several hundred pounds - these are fantastic, cheap, easy and produce excellent coffee time and time again! Stick them in the dishwasher and job done - no trays to empty etc!

If you want honest reviews have a look at coffeegeek.com!

Hope this helps!
#7
Thanks for that angleseylad. Not sure I want to spend that much on a Jura machine. I have a filter coffee machine but the coffee never seems hot enough. I only have about 3 cups a day so thought since I am no coffee expert the auto machine would be good enough for my use and less waste of money compared to the tassimo etc. Instant is ok but not really a real coffee. I use a caffitere but tend to be lazy and use instant most of the time.
#8
angleseylad
I have tried every type of coffee machine in production! For the past three years I have used my trusty Jura Impressa Z5 - it cannot be beaten on taste, ease of use or reliability. Only downside is that it's a serious bit of kit - as reflected in it's price tag!

Avoid any kind of pod machine - they are a gimmick! The coffee is luke warm, the cost per cup is high and you are very restricted in the types of coffee they use to make the pods. In it's favour, it's cheap to buy and easy to use but that's it!

IMHO you should use a caffitiere or a stovetop if you don't want tospend several hundred pounds - these are fantastic, cheap, easy and produce excellent coffee time and time again! Stick them in the dishwasher and job done - no trays to empty etc!

If you want honest reviews have a look at coffeegeek.com!

Hope this helps!


omg :? u spent £1,500 on a coffee machine! :w00t:
#9
I think I will stick to a cup of tea and buy a wii with my money instead:thumbsup:
#10
Actually I got it for £1200 - although I realise that's still quite a lot! I stopped smoking so It only equates to 8 months worth of cigarettes @ 20 a day and I get far more enjoyment from a decent coffee than I ever got from a Lambert and Butler!! (That'm me trying to justify the price tag three years later!!)
#11
look at my reply on the post before yours. it's comment no.5. i got this delta machine special offer at aldi for £19.99 when store opened. but i reckon they'll stock them again. go to your nearest Aldi and ask them. make: Delta, product no: cm 688. It really is a good machine that i use all the time. fair enough it ain't no big named brand, but it sure does the job and anyone who knocks paying under £200 is off their napper.
#12
Go Nespresso, they have amazing tasting coffee and loads of different pods for strong, milky etc. They have an offer on at the moment where you get £30 cashback with any retailer. Here is a retailer I bought mine off.
Heston Blumenthal serves Nespresso in his restaurant (no1 restaurant in UK)
http://www.housemakers.co.uk/epages/Housemakers.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Housemakers/Categories/By_Brand/Nespresso&PageSize=1000
#13
dave_lunt2;3810683
Go Nespresso, they have amazing tasting coffee and loads of different pods for strong, milky etc. They have an offer on at the moment where you get £30 cashback with any retailer. Here is a retailer I bought mine off.
Heston Blumenthal serves Nespresso in his restaurant (no1 restaurant in UK)
http://www.housemakers.co.uk/epages/Housemakers.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Housemakers/Categories/By_Brand/Nespresso&PageSize=1000


I already ruled out one of the pod type machines, I think they are bit gimicky and the portion size is too small and most are not hot enough for me. The nespresso machines are also over priced in my opinion.

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