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Melitta E960-107 Caffeo Bistro Aroma Selection and Professional Standard Milk Frothing Whisk - Silver and Black
- Barista know-how at home
- Melitta Unique Bean Select funcion
- Aroma Safe Bean Container retaining bean freshness
- Perfect Cappuccino - perfect frothed milk using the proven combination of a professional steam nozzle and whisk.
- Automatic cleaning and descaling funcions
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The Melitta Caffeo Bistro with Melitta's patented bean select feature for a choice of different types of beans
easy to use quick coffee preparation
perfect enjoyment fully in line with modern trends, many features it is perfect for sophisticated coffee-milk specialties like Cappuccino
Caffe latte or Cafe Creme
Thanks to its many intelligent features the Melitta Caffeo Gourmet is the expert for the perfect coffee enjoyment.
Bean Select offers you a choice of different types of coffee beans.
Create professional milk froth simply and easily with Perfect Cappuccino.
Melitta Caffeo Bistro machine
claris water filter
quick start guide
From the manufacturer
Product Feature Summary
- Bean Select
- Milk Froth
- Easy and hygenic cleaning
- Easy navigation
- Height-adjustable spout
- Auto OFF function
Four Generations of Coffee Expertise
To have the optimal preparation of various coffee specialities, the CAFFEO Bistro is equipped with the 2-chamber bean container "Bean Select". Coffee lovers can switch easily from cup to cup from subtle-mild coffee beans to aromatic-strong espresso beans. With the additional powder dispenser you also have the option of using preground coffee.
Preparing creamy milk froth with the "Perfect Cappuccino" it's simple: the whisk attached to the side of the CAFFEO whips your desired quantity of milk easily and conveniently directly in your cup. The result is a thick and creamy milk froth, which provides a terrific base for various coffee specialities.
The dishwasher safe whisk is simple to detach and thus hygienic cleaning is very easy in comparison with other milk frothing systems.
CAFFEO Bistro is equipped with an automatic cleaning and descaling programme. The removable brewing unit guarantees coffee pleasure in every way. It is easily removable and you just have to rinse it under running water. For this reason there cannot remain any coffee deposits, which could have a negative influence on the taste of your coffee.
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This is really easy to set up, you do not have to have a degree in mechanics to do it. The instructions a clear but the multi language manual refers to figures inside the manual cover so flipping between the words and the diagrams need to be understood. A download single language manual is available from Melitta web site.
Initially I was very unhappy with the coffee results, the coffee taste was er... not my cup of tea. This was due to the coffee beans that I ordered at the same time as the machine being the Lavazza Qualita Rossa Coffee Beans. These beans may be fine for use in other machines and systems but for my taste in this machine the result was far from good, they were thrown away after experimenting with different coffee strengths to no avail. Maybe by changing the coffee grinder settings and heat something may have improved but I didn't investigate. Using the Espresso beans from the same company Lavazza totally transformed the taste. Great coffee, espresso and long coffee was a welcome experience to prove to me the money was well spent on this machine. When used with the milk frother for a latte or cappuccino the results were fantastic. Better than the high street in my experience. 13cm Latte glasses will fit under the variable height dispensing nozzles. Like most machines anything taller will require decanting the coffee after the brew.
This is a very simple and easy machine to use. Fill the bean hopper (you can use two different types of bean and flip a leaver to select which one to use) switch on, decide the amount of coffee, and press a button for either one cup or two. Brilliance in simplicity, no nagging inane text information it just gets the job done, and does it well.
The milk frother is easily detached for cleaning and is long enough to froth milk in deeper milk jugs, deeper than some other machines. It can be dropped a full 11cm into a jug.
Things of note that other reviewers have stated, the drip tray has to be emptied daily as the machine cleans both before and after power on and auto power off. I always leave a cup under the dispensing outlet to reduce the content of the drip tray but it still has to be emptied every day.
The Water filter cartridge supplied is a Claris screw in type that only filters when the machine is used thus prolonging the life of the filter however depending on the filter vendor replacements can be expensive. I use filtered water along side the filter cartridge to keep everything as scale free as possible and will change the filter every 2 months as is recommended. The screw in filters are allegedly the same as used by Krups, AEG, Bosch, Siemens but not the same as those used in Jura machines
My only negative comment would be that the drip tray seems to collect a lot of water - need to empty it every 8 cups or so.
Update - just had to run a cleaning cycle - really easy. A tip.. buy the cleaning tabs from amazon.de not amazon.co.uk. They are half the price - and in my case, I bought from the same supplier as the UK site, but I bought 40 tabs (10 packs) for about £20 instead of £4 for 4 (1 pack). Daft situtation. I even had to pay 9 for international postage and it's still that much cheaper...
I probably wouldn't have bought it but for the Black Friday price (£350). Even then, a lot of money... but when I looked back at what we had paid for our Delonghi EAM3200 back in 2008 (£299), perhaps it wasn't so much after-all (indeed, that Delonghi is still on Amazon at nearly £400).
We enjoyed the Delonghi, but this is different class in all honesty. The crema is thicker, the coffee is (much) hotter & tastier, the milk whisk works so well, and the general finish of the machine is real quality (IMO).
I would have preferred a less passive cup warmer (though as I said, the coffee comes out much hotter anyway) - and initially, I thought we had an internal leak, though that proved not to be case (see below), because apparently the machine cleans itself as it goes.
We were so worried by this "leak", that we rang the UK helpline (it was an 0800 number, but I can't find it - will update when found)... it went through to Germany anyway, and I asked them why there was water in the drip tray inside the machine, and the brewer unit appeared wet. They informed me that the machine is designed to self-clean, and that the internals are rinsed after every cup made - and that after approximately 8 cups, the drip tray would need emptying.
I was relieved at that - but it does mean that the water tank doesn't last as long, and that you have to keep an eye on the drip tray. It would also have been nice if this "feature" had been mentioned in the manual.
Despite those couple of (minor) niggles, this machine is still well worth the 5 stars. By the way, I notice that their webste also now refers to a UK agent, which might be useful to put some peoples mind at rest - see details below.
Melitta System Service UK Limited
Unit A / Enterprise House
Maidenhead Berkshire SL6 8DR
EDIT 30/12/2014... Found the free-phone "Consumer Services help line number" - it is 0800 0288002 (though as I say, it goes through to Germany anyway). Also on the leaflet giving me this number was a UK REGISTERED OFFICE address (not the above mentioned SERVICE address) :-
Melitta International GmbH - UK Division
32a Thorpe Wood Business Park
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