Coffee Machine

theGrinch
theGrinch Posts: 3,122 Forumite
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edited 14 January 2017 at 10:39AM in I wanna buy it or do it
Looking for a coffee machine under £90 for an office of two people.

We need latte, expresso and cappuccino functions as a minimum.

Any suggestions or good deals available at present?
"enough is a feast"...old Buddist proverb
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  • jon81uk
    jon81uk Posts: 3,773 Forumite
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    Can you even get one that does latte for that price?
  • k3lvc
    k3lvc Posts: 4,174 Forumite
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    edited 13 January 2017 at 4:42PM
    Depends on how many coffees a day you're going to go through and whether you want fresh milk or capsule based whiteners for your cappuccinos/lattes etc

    My view would be a Nespresso (other brands are available) espresso machine with a milk frother rather than one of the cheaper (Tassimo/Dolce Gusto etc) machines needing 2 capsules for the drinks

    First look finds this at £69 with 3yr warranty http://www.johnlewis.com/nespresso-inissia-coffee-machine-with-aeroccino-by-magimix/p2045520
  • markfj
    markfj Posts: 519 Forumite
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    I really like my Dolce Gusto , I got rid of Tassimo sometime ago and dont regret it
  • coffeehound
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    theGrinch wrote: »
    Apart from latte, expresso and cappuccino functions, we are quite open.

    To clarify, are you saying you do or don't want latte etc?

    I'd recommend a secondhand Technivorm filter machine from the bay of fleas. Top-hole low-hassle coffee, but no frappachino shenanigans.
  • hollydays
    hollydays Posts: 19,812 Forumite
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    Hipster alert!Someone's going to say ' bean to cup'
  • coffeehound
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    hollydays wrote: »
    Hipster alert!Someone's going to say ' bean to cup'
    Not for ninety quid they're not ;)
  • theGrinch
    theGrinch Posts: 3,122 Forumite
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    To clarify, are you saying you do or don't want latte etc?

    I'd recommend a secondhand Technivorm filter machine from the bay of fleas. Top-hole low-hassle coffee, but no frappachino shenanigans.

    We need latte, expresso and cappuccino functions as a minimum.


    Any thoughts on this one.

    https://www.andrewjamesworldwide.com/kitchen-c1/tea-coffee-c11/coffee-makers-c70/barista-espresso-coffee-machine-p271
    "enough is a feast"...old Buddist proverb
  • jenniewb
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    I have a Tassimo, I got mine for £30 ages ago and remember getting a voucher or something and a free cup, coffee pack and saucer with cashback so didn't pay £30 with everything taken into consideration.


    I don't make much coffee from the pods because I either find it too strong or the pods too expensive. That being said I like weak coffee and still use the machine to just pour boiling water into a cup with coffee powder or a tea bag as I can select the exact size for the cup and walk away leaving the machine to make my drink- in the morning I'm in a hurry and every second I can give to a machine means more seconds in bed or getting ready.


    I'd probably not buy something like this otherwise- it's a nice luxary but the amount of descaling it seems to want (not the same as need IMO!) and the mess that descaling causes (water everywhere as it seems to spit when descaling, it doesn't normally spit water). I don't know if I'd have bought a machine at all -it's not a Tassimo thing, I just don't feel the pod coffee is that much better than the admittedly posher versions, of the granulated stuff. And yes I've tried a few types over the years.


    If I had the money and time and space I'd have gotten the type that grind the beans themselves and foam the milk..etc as this is the only time I've ever found I can detect a difference in the quality and taste of the coffee I'm drinking (fresh compared to instant/pod types). I don't have the space, time, cash or energy to clean something like that though.
  • coffeehound
    coffeehound Posts: 5,671 Forumite
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    edited 15 January 2017 at 11:40AM
    theGrinch wrote: »
    Any thoughts on this one.

    Unfortunately, temperature regulation on those home espresso machines is all over the place resulting in often bitter or sour drinks. A pod/capsule machine would be a lot more convenient and almost certainly produce a more consistently palatable brew. The likes of Nespresso have got the temperature regulation much better controlled. Although it doesn't approach espresso from a good cafe, the coffee is surprisingly pleasant and probably nicer than an espresso from your local coffee chain.

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  • ytfcmad
    ytfcmad Posts: 380 Forumite
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    Looking for a pod type coffee machine.

    We drink Black, White and flavored Coffee, mainly from a mug but occasionally from smaller cup's.

    Ideally something that you can get good deals on pods but pretty much open to anything .

    Thanks.
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