Coffee machine recommendation

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Starfish1
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Coffee machine recommendation

Postby Starfish1 » Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:00 pm

Thinking of upgrading our very old espresso maker and wondering if anyone could recommend theirs? Would ideally like one that could heat the milk separately as I love my coffee really hot! Thank.
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Re: Coffee machine recommendation

Postby waltzer » Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:18 pm

my brother recently bought this one for himself for his 50th and is very happy with it

https://www.johnlewis.com/sage-barista- ... lsrc=aw.ds


 
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Re: Coffee machine recommendation

Postby muddyboots » Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:02 pm

Alternatively get the sage bambino plus, it’s great. Really slim and amazing especially if you want to make lattes.
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Re: Coffee machine recommendation

Postby Londontownlady » Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:02 am

We have the Sage Barista and absolutely love it! We’ve recommended to friends and family. It helped us get through Lockdown (we have two young children and work full time). I’d suggest a trip to Peter Jones in Sloane Square to try the different models available.

Do get Puly descaler sachets to keep the machine in top condition. The wand can get blocked with all the hard London water but this product does wanders.
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Re: Coffee machine recommendation

Postby Toby Misano » Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:55 pm

I've got an Illy Francis Francis X1 which has been good. I did buy it on looks but also because a friend of mine had one so I'd seen it in action too.

I've had to have it sent off for repairs though but that was because I was (when I remembered) using bottled water when apparently tap is better, said the Illy service centre.
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Re: Coffee machine recommendation

Postby Ak17 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:43 am

The Sage machines are great but if you want something easier (e.g., one touch rather than many things to adjust), Jura and Miele both make great machines. My parents' Jura has been going strong for 10+ years and ours is now at 5 years with no issues. They are pricey though!
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Re: Coffee machine recommendation

Postby Starfish1 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:40 pm

thanks everyone. Looks like the Sage one is a winner but will take a look at the Jura and the Francis Francis X1 too, love the name  :D

 
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Re: Coffee machine recommendation

Postby chorister » Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:18 pm

What about a Bialetti espresso maker used on the hob (with Lavazza coffee) - technology isn't always best!
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Re: Coffee machine recommendation

Postby elizabeth73rry » Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:32 pm

I can highly recommend Krups Evidence Been to cup.

I've been using mine since last year July and it's a life saver (specially after sleepless night with a toddler 😅)
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Re: Coffee machine recommendation

Postby 99pctpractice » Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:18 am

We have a delonghi la specialista and it’s amazing. For milk although we could use the coffee machine’s frother, I am obsessed with the nespresso aeroccino, much easier to clean and perfect froth every time!! It also has a cold setting, which is handy for iced coffee….
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