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Melitta E960-107 Caffeo Bistro Aroma Selection and Professional Standard Milk Frothing Whisk - Silver and Black
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- 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...
A bit complicated to set up initially in that when it comes from the factory you have to purge the system via the steam wand (one time only), but just follow the instructions and it is fine.
Then you are meant to put a filter in, which comes with it, but the instruction book makes it clear this is an option. It is something you want to use in hard water areas- both for coffee quality and so the machine doesn't become too calcified. However, you get a water hardness test strip with the machine, and we are 1 out of 5, so soft and I don't thing it is necessary- particularly when the filter needs changing every 2 months are nearly £10 a time. If you are in a hard water area, you could get a Britta water jug and fill the machine using that. I intend to just decalcify and clean very regularly- the tablets to clean don't cost much at all.
The unit is largely made out of plastic, but it is obviously very well engineered. The quality of everything, including the packaging and manual, shines through. This is top quality kit.
So far I have run a few espresso shots through and a long coffee, selecting the longer coffee by turning the right knob. I also moved the strength setting up to 3 bean strength from the factory default 2, and using Kirkland Signature Starbucks Espresso Blend from Costco, it nearly blew my head off, so I have moved it back down to 2 strength (4 in total).
Coffee tastes exceptionally good, just as good as Starbucks, Costa or your local coffee shop. It is also nice and hot with plenty of steam, despite it being on the medium heat factory default.
I didn't have the combined drip tray and coffee grind collector fully pushed home when first operated so some of the coffee came out of the grinds collector into the drip tray. Now fully pushed home and the grind 'cakes' come out dry and well formed for easy chucking in the bin or on the flower bed.
The steam wand/ whisk is a revelation. Previously I have been using a Dualit espresso machine (the manual variety) which made great coffee, but the milk wand took forever to heat up the milk (well, up to 5 mins). After 30 seconds this thing is getting there, and the whisk spins combining with the steam, making a great foam. Only machine I have seen with this excellent feature.
Cleaning is really easy. Again with the Dualit, I would have to run steam out of the steam wand after washing it down, empty the coffee holder, rinse it, then run water through it- a 5 min job on its own. With this the only thing you have to do is unclip the steam wand if you have used it (it comes right off) and run it under the tap - a 10 second job, or just put it on the top shelf of the dishwasher. That steam wand/ whisk really is ingenious design.
So far I am delighted- I really cannot see why you would want to spend any more on a bean to cup machine than this lovely piece of well made kit- forget fancy touchscreens etc, not needed.
Most recent customer reviews
After sales was ok for the refund quickly
Very versatile and easy to use and maintain.
It's a bit noisy when steaming/frothing but that's really scraping the barrel...Read more