De'Longhi Magnifica ESAM4200 15-Bar Bean to Cup Coffee Machine £249.99 at Amazon
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De'Longhi Magnifica ESAM4200 15-Bar Bean to Cup Coffee Machine £249.99 at Amazon

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Found 17th Feb 2014
Good budget level bean to cup machine. Should work out much cheaper than other pod based machines in the long run and the coffee will be much better!

Seems to be the same specification as http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/delonghi-esam04-110-s-magnifica-bean-cup-machine-249-99-amazon-1829385 just different design.

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Original Poster

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these are great. and good price

bencallis

the coffee will be much better!



Understatement. Had mine since July 2012, great machine. £10 more than I paid but, as you say, it's the best price in a while.

Heat added.

Edited by: "bo0td" 17th Feb 2014

This is the one we have. Purchased it in March 2013 (according to the link) Easy to fill the water container/bean holder, easy to clean and makes great coffee. Only slight downside for me personally is it is rather noisy, to be expected with the grinder but still noisier than I'd like. Good price though and heat added

zippy22

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Delonghi-ESAM04-110-S-Magnifica-Espresso-Cappuccino/dp/B002ID1XXK/ref=dp_ob_title_kitchenNewer model for same money...



How do you know it's the newer model?

eaxlns

How do you know it's the newer model?




There's a link to it on the product page. It states ''there is a newer model of this item.''

As far as I can tell they are identical in function. I personally prefer the look of the 'old' machine.


Edited by: "bo0td" 17th Feb 2014

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Bo0td

There's a link to it on the product page. It states ''there is a newer … There's a link to it on the product page. It states ''there is a newer model of this item.''



As far as I can see it seems to be just a cosmetic change.

bencallis

As far as I can see it seems to be just a cosmetic change.



Agreed and I think the new one looks terrible. Both are great for the price, you can't go back to instant or pods after this.

I've had this model since December 2010 when I paid £389... Worth every penny... Used every day and it's still going strong! Great machine... Lovely coffee.. Easy to clean... IMO so much better than any 'pod' coffee machines I've tried!

Done. Thanks op. I can't find a better machine a this price and this old model has nearly 500 amazon reviews. Good enough for me.

We have this model (old style unit) and it is a really sturdy little machine. I am not sure if I would be tempted by the newer model, as it looks like it could be made with cheaper materials.

I would also agree that this old model does make quite alot of noise, but I thought that was normal for proper grinder/steam pump coffee machines

What coffee beans would you guys recommend?

Supermod

taylor_swiftie

What coffee beans would you guys recommend?



What do you usually drink?

I like quite a heavy bodied coffee so I tend to go for Monsoon Malabar beans. Down to personal taste though.

magicjay1986

What do you usually drink? I like quite a heavy bodied coffee so I tend … What do you usually drink? I like quite a heavy bodied coffee so I tend to go for Monsoon Malabar beans. Down to personal taste though.



Im just getting back into coffee, any supermarket beans you would recommend?

eaxlns

Is this machine better than the ESAM5400?: … Is this machine better than the ESAM5400?: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0016NJ8T4/?tag=ho01f-21


£160.01 Better

magicjay1986

What do you usually drink? I like quite a heavy bodied coffee so I tend … What do you usually drink? I like quite a heavy bodied coffee so I tend to go for Monsoon Malabar beans. Down to personal taste though.



Seconded Also like Old Brown

Really depends what you like and how strong taylor. Lavazza beans are quite middle of the road and readily available in supermarkets. I'm not personally a huge fan of supermarket beans though, they never taste as good to me.

Supermod

taylor_swiftie

Im just getting back into coffee, any supermarket beans you would … Im just getting back into coffee, any supermarket beans you would recommend?



For grabbing something from a supermarket you won't go wrong with Lavazza Qualita Rossa. They sell it everywhere or grab it from Amazon for about 50p less than you'd pay in Sainsbury's/Tesco/Waitrose. I also quite like Tesco Java Sumatra.

great machine, great price, great find!

Supermod

I've got this machine and I think the cup warmer is slightly faulty as it takes an absolute age to warm up. However, I tend to use the first clean cycle of the machine to warm the cup. If you keep the machine pretty clean its more effective than the warmer.

magicjay1986

I've got this machine and I think the cup warmer is slightly faulty as it … I've got this machine and I think the cup warmer is slightly faulty as it takes an absolute age to warm up. However, I tend to use the first clean cycle of the machine to warm the cup. If you keep the machine pretty clean its more effective than the warmer.



I don't think the cup warmer works on these at all to be honest, actually forgot it was there until you mentioned it! Have never used it and just do the same with the rinse. The good outweighs the bad though, have had machines in the past where it was such a pain to fill the water tank etc. This takes a bit of fiddling at the start to get the desired settings but after that really is press and go.

taylor_swiftie

What coffee beans would you guys recommend?



I use this one in my Magnifica.

coffee-direct.co.uk/cof…cha

"A mellow, fruity coffee with hints of spice and wine, Mocha is grown in the Southwest regions of Ethiopia where, according to legend, the first coffee plant was discovered by a 9th century goat herder. These beans are smaller and rounder than most other varieties, and are of the arabica variety, which is renowned for high quality and full flavours."

It tastes miles better than the stuff Coffee shops sell because its freshly roasted to order, which is how coffee should be. I don't recommend supermarket coffee because coffee is at its best during the first week after roasting. Supermarket coffee is months old by the time it gets to the shelves and the difference in taste and smell is very noticeable.
Edited by: "lee078" 18th Feb 2014

tempted but its 1 that does the milk too that im after.

taylor_swiftie

Im just getting back into coffee, any supermarket beans you would … Im just getting back into coffee, any supermarket beans you would recommend?



I seem to remember waitrose doing a nice Monsoon Malabar although it's been a few years since I bought from a supermarket, when it comes to coffee the fresher the better so dig deep at the back of the shelf for the stuff with the longest sell by date.
I jjust roast my own these days but can recommend hasbean for roasted stuff

Ones that do the milk too are overrated. They're fiddly to clean and the milk is never hot enough unless you nuke it first in which case you can just take a cheap electric frother to it and get as good results with much less washing up. I have one and the milk jug lives in the cupboard - more trouble than its worth - the rest of the machine is fabulous though.

And fwiw I prefer Sumatra or Monsoon Malabar beans.

Banned

taylor_swiftie

What coffee beans would you guys recommend?



The ones in the jar called "Nescafe".

Add desired amount to a mug.

Then you boil the kettle, add the water, milk and sugar to taste and voila, saved £246.99 on something that tastes exactly the same.

No need to thank me.


I get all my beans from HERE, the ones linked being my current favourite.

Just noticed that Lee078 already linked to the same site. I don't think I've tried those beans yet, I'll give them a go.
Edited by: "bo0td" 18th Feb 2014

Another good coffee (bean or ground) supplier is Rave Coffee - their Signature Blend is great and the Italian Job ('blow the bloody doors off!) is pretty authentic too....

Or if you want an offer on coffee beans, Bespoke Offers has 2 running:

You can get a taster 250g bag of PACT coffee for £1 delivered here:

bespokeoffers.co.uk/con…1d4

(but be warned - it looks like it might sign you up to some regular purchase scheme which is why I haven't bitten yet...)

or spend £10 in Whittards of Chelsea on loose coffee and get a free coffee caddy (what ever that is) here:

bespokeoffers.co.uk/con…50d

Superb machine. Had mine around 2 years. If it did break, I would replace with same machine. The smell and taste of a proper coffee is sublime.

trixabel

The ones in the jar called "Nescafe".Add desired amount to a mug.Then you … The ones in the jar called "Nescafe".Add desired amount to a mug.Then you boil the kettle, add the water, milk and sugar to taste and voila, saved £246.99 on something that tastes exactly the same.No need to thank me.



If instant and freshly ground & brewed are the same to you, see a doctor. There's something seriously wrong with your taste buds.

For everyday use, this is excellent value for beans. Keep the opened bags in the freezer.

amazon.co.uk/Lav…ans

curr

Superb machine. Had mine around 2 years. If it did break, I would replace … Superb machine. Had mine around 2 years. If it did break, I would replace with same machine. The smell and taste of a proper coffee is sublime.


I've had one for what must be 3-4 years now and its great. Before this I had a Gaggia bean-top-cup (think it was the most basic of their models at the time) which broke down just after guarantee ended and after paying £100 to get it repaired it failed again after a couple of weeks and by that time Gaggia had gone bankrupt and reappeared with new owners who didn't seem interested in my problem. After a few months I got the Delonghi when it was on offer around this sort of price and from the start it felt much better quality and more robust that the Gaggia ... just little things like the way it flushes hot water through the system before and after making coffee to clean out the tubes etc (and as someone else obsevered - this is a great way to preheat a cup if your only making 1 espresso!) and had an indicator to tell you when it needs a descaling treatment. So recommended by me!

there is a fun debate on the fridge/freezer of beans, and other stuff unfortunately american style at lifehacker

lifehacker coffee beans

I am very lucky to have a small shop locally who buys and roasts as fresh as which I use in my magnifica and aeropress

J. Atkinsons & Co
Edited by: "louisputtick" 18th Feb 2014

I paid £220.00 from the Amazon warehouse and it was brand new!

I have the Gaggia Unica, £180 from Philips direct, love it, best purchase ever.

Is the aeropress really that good?

I love my aeropress for use at work, iuse pre ground lavazza and it's ace!!!

Now the same price a currys.

the 4000.b is also £249
currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
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