I drink latte's so for me I like the idea of the milk container as I only have to put the container on and then press a button and I get a latte. Currently I have to grind the beans, then steam the milk by hand and finally the coffee so it saves a bit of time. With regard to comparing heating the milk in the microwave its chalk and cheese! When you steam the milk you get tiny bubbles in it which make the milk a lot smoother which has quite an impact on the end result of the drink.
I use mine 3-4 times a day; more if I have guests over. The LatteCrema system is fantastic and makes a really great latte, cappuccino, etc. Programming milk volume and coffee volume is a simple process and worth doing to make sure you set the various types of coffee in the way you like it. If, however, you intend to keep adding cold milk to your coffee, it would not be worth buying a bean to cup with milk carafe and you’d be better off buying a cheaper bean to cup with frothing nozzle instead.
It's true. Too much overpriced Rrp. That's why I am waiting for 44.660 for no more than £350. And I have question for people owning b2c with milk dispenser. Is it wort it? Do you really use it? Because I add cold milk to my coffee but I don't know how big will be the difference with hot milk from machine. (yes I knooow I can heated it in microwave etc. etc but maybe directly from the machine will make some bubbles or magic I don't know :))
Jar to cup cheaper and you only have to wash the cup and spoon