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Melitta MEL6613822 Caffeo Bistro Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Maker, Black
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- Intelligent three setting steel grinder and double-chambered bean container
- Espresso or cappuccino with different coffee strengths. Professional quality steam nozzle and spring whisk for milk froth
- Height adjustable spout, two cup option, cup warmer, removable water tank, easy to move, only 20 cm wide
- Hygienic - push-button cleaning, easy-clean components and surfaces. Energy-efficient LED lights, shut down and stand-by modes
- Box contents: Melitta caffeo bistro coffee maker, black, filter cartridge, descalent, milk system cleaner, water test strip
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Melitta Caffeo Bistro: Variety for Coffee Lovers. With the feature Bean Select for a choice of different types of beans, with Perfect Cappuccino for perfect frothed milk and with its modern energy saving features, Melitta Caffeo Bistro fulfils your wishes and offers connoisseurs the simple preparation of a variety of coffee specialities.
Product Features: Bean Select for a choice of different types of beans, Perfect Cappuccino for wonderful easy to make milk froth, Display with red LED symbols, operating buttons with white LED symbols, height adjustable coffee outlet up to 130mm, automatic cleaning, descaling and rinsing programme, up to date energy saving feature, consumption in standby mode <0.5W, in accordance with the latest EU energy standards which come into force in 2013, detachable water tank with automatic water quantity recognition, compatible for use with water filter (1 filter in each pack), stainless steel cup tray to pre heat cups, 15 bar, 1400 watts peak power, chrome elements, can pour two cups of coffee simultaneously, removable brewing chamber with pre brew feature for the best coffee results
From the manufacturer
- Bean selector
- Intelligent grinder
- Professional quality milk steamer and whisk
- Height adjustable spout
- Water filter
- Energy saving mode
- Standby < 1 watt
- 1400 watts
- 15 bar
Four Generations of Coffee Expertise
For true connoisseurs
Intelligent automatic grinder, two chamber bean container so you can have robust or milder coffee, a choice of coffee strengths, professional quality milk steamer and whisk and easily programmable brew temperatures all add up to a consistent, simple and enjoyable coffee experience.
Real ground coffee at the touch of a button from a low-maintenance machine. Pre-brew function injects water into the coffee as it grinds, maximising the flavour. Passive cup warmer means you can gently heat your cup before making your coffee.
Sophisticated Functions but Simple Care
The removable water tank has a safety sensor so the machine won''t work without water. The convenient height adjustable spout (up to 13.5 cm) lets you make two cups at the same time. Automatic cleaning and de-scaling is quick, no fuss, push-button easy. Rinse the removable brewing unit under the tap, and just wipe down the easy-clean surfaces.
Sustainable Production and Sophisticated Technology
Featuring environmentally conscious, energy efficient LED lights. Programmable automatic stand-by or complete ''off'' switch for 0 watt consumption. Adjustable energy saving mode.
- The Melitta group of companies, with headquarters in Minden, has long been a successful manufacturer and innovative developer of coffee machines. Founded by Melitta Bentz in 1908, the company invented the coffee filter, and it''s Melitta''s passion for coffee that fuels the company. The employees'' loyalty to Melitta products is something of which the group is particularly proud and this loyalty has contributed to Melitta''s expansion and development. Melitta''s global family ''makes coffee a pleasure''.
Top customer reviews
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...
The first two were refurbished De'Longhi ESAM04.350.S machines which both suffered from the same fault and were ultimately refunded.
The third was a brand new Severin S2+ which failed to heat the water if the custom temp was set to 'high', but worked correctly if set to 'regular or 'very high'. This was also refunded.
Machine number four was the first order of this Melitta which unfortunately arrived with the bean hopper cracked and broken, but Amazon promptly exchanged the machine, bringing our machine count up to five.
Onward then, to the merits of Melitta.
First impressions are good - the machine is well presented and of average size for a machine of this type. Unlike it's De'Longhi and Severin predecessors, the Melitta has no automatic milk system and no computerised controls or text display (only symbols). This makes the machine refreshingly simple and straight forward to operate.
There is no need to program water volumes to accomodate specific cup sizes, as the rotary knob allows for continuous variation between 30ml and 220ml. A coffee strength button selects between four levels, and there are separate buttons to start dispensing either one or two cups of coffee via the twin spouts.
The milk frothing attachment is a joy to use. Simply place a cup containing some milk to the side of the machine, then swing the frothing 'whisk' forward from the side of the machine and lower it into the cup - no need to hold the cup. Pressing the steam button enables the steam knob - the operation of which starts up the whisk and pumps steam through at the same time, enabling you to control exactly how much to heat your milk. My only criticism is that unit does not extend far enough round the front of the machine for it to be used in a cup placed wholly on the drip tray to the side of the coffee spouts.
The devided bean hopper lets you have two types of coffee bean in the machine at once, and a lever selects which type of bean is to be used. It should be noted however, that once switched, beans from the previous preparation will still be in the mouth of the grinder and it might take up to two further cups brewed before the switch is 100% complete. For those people wanting the first cup to be espresso and the very next cup to be decaff, the ground coffee chute would be the only option.
The quality of the coffee produced by the Melitta will of course be dependent upon the beans used, but the crema and taste is exactly as I would expect it to be. A major benefit for us is the fact that as supplied from the factory the coffee comes out hot - and this is the mid setting of three which can be configured by pushing a combination of buttons. The De'Longhi machines (when they worked) produced a beverage that needed to be drunk immediately lest it became cold in a short amount of time, even on the highest setting. In my opinion, there is no need to warm the cups first either, which is just as well as the Melitta's cup warmer is 'passive' and only gets warm off the heat produced by the coffee preparation process.
The Water tank can be fitted with a filter (one is included), and in common with other machines the water hardness should be set so the machine can alert you as to when descaling is required, which the machine will do itself with the help of the usual chemical tablet and procedure common to most manufacturers. Filling the tank is easy, either by lifting the tank upwards and out by using the built-in handle, or by raising the flap and using a jug.
The drip tray pulls out from the front, the coffee grounds being deposited into a separate container that lifts out of the drip tray and are dry enough to dump straight into the bin (unlike the Severin). The brewing unit removes from the side of the machine for rinsing under the tap, and the milk whisk/wand is detachable and dishwasher safe.
As to the longevity of the machine, only time will tell and one thing of note, is the lack of service agent in the UK. All service\repairs are handled from Germany as Melitta does not (at the time of writing) have a representative presence within the UK. The machine arrives fitted with a Euro Mains plug and UK adapter.Standard warranty for domestic use is 24 months, but it is unclear as to wether this also extends to the UK.
So far, we love the machine and must therefore rate it five stars. Of course if anything should becoma apparent to change our opinion, I will return to update this review.
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