- Bean to cup machines
Was a thread on it recently – http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/bean-to-cup-coffee-machines-for-less-than-200-201Posted 3 years agoBreganteSubscriber
I’ve just got a delonghi magnifica esam4200 (catchy name) after a psa on here a few weeks back.
Amazon were doing them for 239 I think but they went up to 280. I got one new from an eBay seller for 210. So far I’m really pleased with it. Quite a faff getting it set up the first time with all sorts of warning lights and buzzers going off but now I’ve got it set up it makes a really consistent brew.
Previously I had a nespresso machine and personally I liked the coffee it made. It is often commented how expensive they work out so it will be interesting to see how they compare long term but my initial comparison (hasbean for my first batch of beans) is that the difference will be negligible – having got through a fivers worth of beans in five days…..Posted 3 years agoBillMCMember
I bought one of those machines after the previous thread. It replaces an espresso maker (same brand) and so far I’ve been really impressed. I bought some organic beans in Spain so I’m not sure yet whether it’s the beans or the machine that has made improvements but I suspect the latter.Posted 3 years ago
It does self-clean so you do need to fill it up more frequently but that’s not too much of a faff.cranberryMember
I’ve got one at work and one at home – they are very convenient, with little maintenance or cleaning required – put in beans and water, get coffee, clean it once a week.
The one at work has saved me cash, never-mind being very conveniently sat at the end of my desk – coffee at work is only €0.80 a cup, but I broke even before I’d made 2000 cups of coffee – the machine is now on around 3000 cups and still going strong – that was with a Gaggia Titanium, for which I paid £450.Posted 3 years agoFuzzyWuzzySubscriber
I don’t really rate my Magnifica (4200 I think), no matter what beans I’ve tried the espresso is always average at best (and I’m no connoisseur). I’m thinking maybe I just don’t like coffee as much as I think I should although still tempted to try HB’s Sage Oracle just to see if good tasting faff-free coffee really is available – haven’t managed to justify the cost to myself yet though…Posted 3 years ago
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