Sage Duo Temp Pro Espresso Coffee Machine £249 - ao.com
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Sage Duo Temp Pro Espresso Coffee Machine £249 - ao.com

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Found 22nd JunEdited by:"speric07"
£50 cheaper than it has been recently.

Same price through their eBay store if you want nectar points.

Free next day delivery and click and collect through the AO store.

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That's PRETTY!
Not sure why it costs so much for ground coffee maker???
And still doesn't understand why water tank located at the back? Most of the kitchens have wall units and most of people will put coffee machine under it, but very really at the open place, which makes always uncomfortable for water tank to be refill, you'll have move machine all the time...
My coffee maker's water tank located on the side - makings life much easier. Many people, who visited my place said that this coffee machine much clever and easier to use.
Is this better then the Nespresso capsules can you make lattes
junk1524 m ago

Not sure why it costs so much for ground coffee maker???And still doesn't …Not sure why it costs so much for ground coffee maker???And still doesn't understand why water tank located at the back? Most of the kitchens have wall units and most of people will put coffee machine under it, but very really at the open place, which makes always uncomfortable for water tank to be refill, you'll have move machine all the time...My coffee maker's water tank located on the side - makings life much easier. Many people, who visited my place said that this coffee machine much clever and easier to use.



Good comment regarding the water tank location. It's a compromise I guess and a bit of an inconvenience.

In terms of the price, it is the cheapest it has been for a long time. Yes, it may be more expensive than others brands but it is supposedly better than the Italian Gaggia classic. Having had my Gaggia fail recently this seems like a good alternative. I have a burr grinder so didn't require a bean to cup / grinder built in.

It'll pay itself off after 83 trips to the station for my coffee fix! With the Gaggia out of action it is costing a small fortune!
wakkaday10 m ago

Is this better then the Nespresso capsules can you make lattes


Probably best to check the comments on other threads on HUKD for this machine, the majority enjoy it, but some didn't like the learning curve and trial and error.

It's a manual machine, so you have to make it like a barista. It's not a bean to cup.

It'll taste a lot better than the capsule machine and will be better for the environment. But if you want to press a button and have a frothy coffee this won't be for you.
Great post, and great follow up comments. I was between coffee machines and nipping to the station A LOT for coffee, then finally took the plunge on the Barista Express.

One minor point of contention, as coffee machines “advance”:

It dawned on me recently, while researching the Barista Express, that it’s no longer enough to say bean to cup. Mine is “bean to cup”, but manual. A Jura or a Delonghi is often automatic bean to cup. Got corrected by the salesperson in Steamer, when I pointed out the Barista Express wasn’t what I’d consider “bean to cup”, but she got me on a technicality because of the built in grinder. Still totally manual, still bean to cup.
wakkaday2 h, 8 m ago

Is this better then the Nespresso capsules can you make lattes



Yes, in a different league to Nespresso (which aren't proper machines and use stale coffee)

Same price on Amazon too.

Got the one up from this (with the grinder) and it's a great machine. You won't get better for the price!
The tank on the back simply isn't an issue. Most (decent) espresso machines are like this.
wakkaday2 h, 14 m ago

Is this better then the Nespresso capsules can you make lattes



this will be much cheaper in the longer run than pod machines and will give a much better coffee
hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2

Thread for similar machine - but with grinder built in.

I bought the standalone Sage grinder at Christmas - been toying with getting this machine at £280 to £300, will probably bite at £249.
I got Lakeland to price match - well worth it for 3 year no quibble guarantee!

lakeland.co.uk/705…810
Great price for this. It's pretty much the same internals as the Barista express but without the grinder and the temperature gauge. I already had a good grinder so got this one instead. There is a bit of a learning curve balancing the amount of coffee with the shot time, and getting the grind and tamp right but once you find a working compromise, it produces great coffee.
Masses of info and tips on this machine here on coffee forums coffeeforums.co.uk/sho…lub
Had this machine for 2 1/2 years. Everyone who’s been over says it makes great coffee. Fantastic price and well worth it
Typical machines like this use between 7 grams and 9 grams per shot. My Gaggia I make a double with 17 grams. Nespresso capsules use 5 grams. Grind the beans just before you brew and you will get awesome coffee. I use an aergrind hand grinder, 17 grams takes around 15 seconds to grind. Well worth the effort. Using ethically sourced organic beans the cost is around 30p a double shot.
any links to the type of coffee we need?
for example if I just want to make one cup? is that possible than wasting beans? or can the grinded coffee remain to use at a later time

as long as I can make espresso / laate I may give this a shot
wakkaday1 h, 16 m ago

any links to the type of coffee we need? for example if I just want to …any links to the type of coffee we need? for example if I just want to make one cup? is that possible than wasting beans? or can the grinded coffee remain to use at a later timeas long as I can make espresso / laate I may give this a shot


I keep ground beans in a sealed container for a few days and don't notice much difference.

I use rave beans, if you don't have a burr grinder then select expresso grind.

Lavassa would probably work well if you buy from a supermarket .... Just not freshly roasted!
I've had one of these for about 6 months now and its been great. Really not that hard to get to grips with and the results are infinitely better than capsules.
I keep the beans in a sealed container. I only grind what I need, when I need it.
Weigh out 17 grams of beans and grind. I use Dear Green myself. Beans stay fresher than ground so don't grind more than you need and you will have no waste.
A lot of the smaller roaster support communities of farmers and the extra you pay goes towards education and healthcare. Always look for a roasted date on the packaging and try to get within a month to 6 weeks. A lot of supermarket beans only display a best before date so could be 6 months old when you buy.
wakkaday5 h, 44 m ago

any links to the type of coffee we need? for example if I just want to …any links to the type of coffee we need? for example if I just want to make one cup? is that possible than wasting beans? or can the grinded coffee remain to use at a later timeas long as I can make espresso / laate I may give this a shot



This machine has 4 filter holders; 2 pressurised for shop bought ground coffee and 2 non-pressurised for fresh ground beans. I use the large with 16-18g of coffee in for a good double shot. Single shot filter takes half this.
As mentioned, Rave, Pact or other good mail order roaster offer a range of beans - or support a local roaster. I use Rounton or North Star Roasters as they are close to me.
My favourite beans are Starbucks Espresso - I find all the other espresso blends too sharp.

Picked up my machine from Lakeland today - £130 discount on their normal price to price match!

Pulled a few test shots, can deal with a much finer grind than my Gaggia Classic. Will experiment more tomorrow, Friday night is for beer....

magicrockbrewing.com/bre…es/
Also worth noting that AO offers a discount code for new members. If you register, it's £20 off first order bringing this down to a potential £229. A steal at that price
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