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    • kah22
    • By kah22 4th Dec 17, 11:06 AM
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    De'Longhi Magnifica..Bean To Cup
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    • 4th Dec 17, 11:06 AM
    De'Longhi Magnifica..Bean To Cup 4th Dec 17 at 11:06 AM
    I bought the De'Longhi Magnifica Bean to Cup...Coffee Machinein Amazonís Black Friday sale as it did seem a good price. I really havenít made up my mind about it yet. Realistically for £198 I wasnít expecting an all singing, all dancing machine

    The plusís: yes it is easy to use, Iím not to fused about the noise, donít let this put you off, and it does looks well.

    My one major concern, part of the reason Iím here is that the actual coffee, when the control is set to maximum heat and measured by an instant read thermometer shows 70 degrees. This is immediately after the coffee is poured.

    Specialist coffee sights suggest that this should be in the mid to upper 90ís. A warm cup doesnít really help but I can heat it up with the steam wand.

    Is this a faulty machine? I donít know, Iím still playing with the settings.

    Will I keep it? Well I know I have 28 days to return the item. I donít particularly want to do that.

    If anyone has/had this machine and would care to share their views and any tips they have, especially regarding the coffee temperature, I sure would be grateful
    I used to be indecisive,but now I'm not so sure.
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    • krlyr
    • By krlyr 4th Dec 17, 12:54 PM
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    Does it taste nice?
    • kah22
    • By kah22 4th Dec 17, 1:42 PM
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    An espresso not really, it’s just lukewarm. An Americano when you add boiling water it tastes fine.
    I’ve only had the machine for a few days so I’ve really not made up my mind
    I used to be indecisive,but now I'm not so sure.
    • MandM90
    • By MandM90 5th Dec 17, 8:23 AM
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    An espresso not really, itís just lukewarm. An Americano when you add boiling water it tastes fine.
    Iíve only had the machine for a few days so Iíve really not made up my mind
    Originally posted by kah22
    Sounds like you should return it. You should be loving the results for £200! Hubby makes beautiful coffee with his cafetiere (which cost £6!) so I'd expect something stunning for that price
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    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 5th Dec 17, 8:45 AM
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    You should be loving the results for £200!
    Originally posted by MandM90
    For a bean to cup coffee machine £200 is a pitifull amount to pay.
    • krlyr
    • By krlyr 5th Dec 17, 9:48 AM
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    For a bean to cup coffee machine £200 is a pitifull amount to pay.
    Originally posted by Mr_Singleton
    I suppose it's a case of whether you'd rather have a lukewarm espresso you didn't enjoy, but with the convenience of a machine, or £200 back in your pocket..
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 5th Dec 17, 10:04 AM
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    Do not the buttons via settings control the temp.
    They do on my DeLonghi EC680 a superb machine .
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 5th Dec 17, 10:12 AM
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    I have an ESAM4200 that I saved from the bin at work. I don't know if the temperature is adjustable on mine.

    I find there are two factors that impact on the flavour though.

    The beans have a big impact. I used to buy cheaper beans from LIDL, which I found the coffee would either taste very bitter or very odd. When I swapped to some better beans, I found significantly more flavour and aroma.

    However, it might seem counter intuitive but the biggest thing for me is lack of use. The less I use it, the more I find my first few cups when returning to regular use will taste a bit grim. I've been told this is because coffee leaves behind coffee 'oils' and these get in various pipes and corners and they can really affect the flavour of the coffee. I have read about cleaners, but I think just running more coffee through seems to keep on top of it.

    That said, I am going to give mine an intensive clean over the next few weeks.
    • kah22
    • By kah22 5th Dec 17, 11:16 PM
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    Im beginning to understand what’s happening. I’m discovering that if before pulling the first coffee if I run hot water through the machine it significantly raises the temperature but I’ll have to do a few more trials before making up my mind. But the coffee is tasting much better

    Kevin
    I used to be indecisive,but now I'm not so sure.
    • ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    • By ididntgetwhereiamtoday 6th Dec 17, 7:09 AM
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    I have an£9.95 grinder from Ikea, an old filter coffe machine and use ALDI beans at £1.89 for 220g pack. The coffee tastes as good as coffee shop coffee.
    I didn't get where i am today by not reading moneysavingexpert.com
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 6th Dec 17, 5:39 PM
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    We've got the Magnifica machine and it's really good. Coffee is definitely not luke warm. It's probably worthwhile calling De Longhi and asking them what they suggest. They are extremely helpful and if necessary will probably arrange to collect it from you, look at it and return to you.

    It's what they did with ours when we had a problem but that wasn't immediately after buying it.

    If they can't help you can always send it back to Amazon.

    Denise
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