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Marvellous coffee machine. Happy :)
on 5 August 2017
I read some good reviews in here and decided to give it a go. I like using my own grounded coffee and I wasn't willing to pay a lot for a coffee machine as well as invest in the coffee cups..at the end of the day it's also nice trying different coffee types and ideally fare trade products.
Great purchase, made a lovely coffee!
If you are into espresso shots you may need to master it a bit by adding a level 2 of coffee in the "metal funnel" and setting "Pause" before so much water drips into the Jug OR adding half of the recommended max water into the tank (240ml..so maybe 120ml) and keeping an eye on it!
Another thing that I noticed and does not say very clear on instructions but it's more about using common sense; ensure there's some water in the tank before setting the "steam" option and allow the water to heat first...instructions says to do it after making the coffee but the thing is that water tank will be more likely empty. I did make the coffee,then put the glass jug on the side, add some more water to the tank (maybe half full), allow it to heat for a bit by setting "make espresso" option until you can hear the water boiling (don't wait too long), move the control dial to "pause" for few seconds, then into "produce steam" option ..and here you are, machine has some water and can froth your milk.
I was a bit concerned of a pic with an exploted Jug all over the place but the only way I could think that this happened is by using the Glass Jug on the steamer option instead of a more suitable tool (e.g. stainless steel Jug and not overfilling the milk inside)? How can a Jug explote by some flow coffee? I come from a coffee drinkers country and never saw anything like that (even using the cheapest machines ever) so I guess this may happen if you are more of a tea expert or so.
Hope this review helps, haven't received any free item for it :)) Enjoy your coffee! xx