Melitta F760-200 BARISTA TS Bean-to-Cup - Stainless Steel Silver £700 at 	ao.com
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Melitta F760-200 BARISTA TS Bean-to-Cup - Stainless Steel Silver £700 at ao.com

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Edited by:"PeterGalbavy"Found 10th Nov
I've been watching the cheaper plastic facia / non-thermos flask versions of this on Amazon for a week and came across the one I actually wanted for £700 on AO.com.

Still £999 on Amazon and even on AO.com the plastic versions are still £899

The positive reviews are very good and I was weighing this up against the cheaper De'Longhi ECAM44.660.B - still £600 odd. At only £100 difference the extras win out - for me the dual coffee bins and stuff.

A number of reviews and comments talk about system error codes and the brew unit locking up, but I'm gong o take the risk and use my consumer rights if it doesn't work out.

Edit: Now I look, this may be the same unit but it seems to have an AO specific SKU: 6758351_SS - I guess they do this to get special promotions going, but the specs and pics are the same as the F760-200 listed elsewhere

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At that price I would rather go for a Swiss made Jura machine

Original Poster

I looked briefly at Jura and for a comparable feature set it was about £2k - the lower end models in the same price range had the features (even if better quality) of the £250-£300 ones by others.

Looks like a really nice machine. Judging by all the cold votes can someone inform us where these are on offer as a better deal? or a cheaper alternative with the same features? Thanks

Melitta are very good, I have had one for a couple of years now - not a single problem. I got mine from Amazon DE Germany where it was £130 cheaper! (different model to this Melitta Cafeo solo with milk) 329 euro's in September 2015.
You basically put that silicone hose in cold/warm milk - no caraffe.
Edited by: "G0OSE" 10th Nov

Original Poster

G0OSE4 m ago

You basically put that silicone hose in cold/warm milk - no caraffe.



Yeah, I liked that feature too (I read the manual earlier this week) where they provide a longer hose for putting direct into a milk carton / bottle. The thermos flask that comes with this model will be a nice bonus, but I expect I'll just use the normal milk from the fridge.
Edited by: "PeterGalbavy" 10th Nov

PeterGalbavy4 m ago

Yeah, I liked that feature too (I read the manual earlier this week) where …Yeah, I liked that feature too (I read the manual earlier this week) where they provide a longer hose for putting direct into a milk carton / bottle. The thermos flask that comes with this model will be a nice bonus, but I expect I'll just use the normal milk from the fridge.


The flask is worth the extra in my house, just for the fact that the milk in there is all MINE!! and my teenage son won't use it for his swimming pool of milk on his cereal in the morning

PeterGalbavy9 m ago

Yeah, I liked that feature too (I read the manual earlier this week) where …Yeah, I liked that feature too (I read the manual earlier this week) where they provide a longer hose for putting direct into a milk carton / bottle. The thermos flask that comes with this model will be a nice bonus, but I expect I'll just use the normal milk from the fridge.



Well, I'll tell u how I do it. I don't use it out of the bottle (usually 2 ltr) as when done used milk (a little, and warm) runs back down the hose - I figure this happening multiple times is probably not healthy, bacteria etc wise - I had this concern about the carafe too. Also I don't find it quite hot enough - so I put 1/4 cup milk in microwave for 15 secs (too hot and it won't froth) just to gut it lukewarm - then froth it out of the cup into your coffee cup. that way it's perfect heat for me.
Edited by: "G0OSE" 10th Nov

Most of these machines that do automated milk never heat it up enough. I went for a Delonghi with manual steam wand and heat the milk directly in the cup.Quite quick and Simple; also means I can get the milk as hot and as frothy as I like.

Great find and ordered. I was looking at this to replace a jura that provides lukewarm cappuccinos. I tried one of these a few weeks ago and the coffee was fantastic

For this kind of money you can buy a bonafide espresso machine and grinder! OK you might have to learn how to use it, and it took me a month, but they do make better tasting coffee than any other machine can. Think about it, if there was a better way all the coffee shops would be doing it!

The easy part of these machines is the espresso side but they don't produce it the same way grinding very fine, and compacting more firmly.
The milk side is nothing like the real deal with the bean to cup using a frother as it warms the milk, the real deal steams the milk in bulk changing the protein molecules in the process and the texture & taste.

Bean to cup is an approximation of decent coffee, but at this price point you should also look to be using the real deal.
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