Compared to its competitors (all kinds of Nespresso and compatibles), Illy offers a relatively limited selection of capsules but they taste amazing!
Cheaper than amazon, but maybe not such a discount
Amazing deal. We have had one just like this for 15 years, several coffees a day and its still going strong. Its built like a tank, solid, proper switches and really heavy. Its a design classic. Do I need a spare I wonder?? Just noticed they have an ESE version for £135. Ours came with groupheads for both ground and ese pods. ESE is all we use now. Good coffee and easy with no mess. Cheaper than other pods. ESE pods are online or in Waitrose
I love my Gaggia Classic. I have one now 6 years and it was bought as a used machine and still working very good :-)
Gaggia Classic is a great single boiler machine, good to see it still being recommended. Have had mine 2 years, was tempted to upgrade at one point but ended up fitting a PID temp mod instead. The X1 was my first espresso machine, boiler failed after 10 months and put refund towards gaggia.
Well it's a good price compared to what it usually sells for, but I can't help thinking the money has mainly gone into the funky design and less on the machine itself. That group/filter holder looks pretty flimsy for instance. Personally I'd try to find an older model Gaggia Classic or Baby which have commercial size filters/groups and are real workhorses which make great coffee, even if they don't look as cool.
We all live in a Yellow Submarine... a Yellow Submarine.
has anyone had any reply from them?
Hi sorry CarltonBP - not a checker of this as regular as I should be, the code is BF15 for 10% off coffee capsules, nice - I'm sitting with 12 tins and a new machine savinf around £140 in total
Hi, Do you have that code? Looked all over the internet but can't find it.
bought this for my dad for his xmas, loves illy coffee
good offer but ill wait for a bean to cup heat
As this is for existing customers I fully expect them to pull the entire offer now.
I think you can buy another deeper attachment that allows ground coffee use. This is a fantastic price my X1 cost 100s years back.
Better having a bean to cup coffee machine cost's more but far better in the long run as you can use all sorts of coffee beans and not those pod's
I believe this just takes illy pods not ground beans so just keep that in mind
so wait let me get this right..i can't actually make an espresso, i have to use their premade prepacked espresso capsules? I don't care if they have better quality control than me, that takes all the fun out of it...its like a ready meal for coffee i mean how lazy are we becoming?
Why would I want to drink reconditioned coffee?:D