Top positive review
3 people found this helpful
Holy coffee Batman, this Magimix makes magic coffee.
on 25 September 2015
My wife and I liked an occasional coffee from Costa, but after we returned from a long holiday in Italy a few years back, we missed a regular coffee hit at home. So we looked around for a coffee maker and chose this after using it in a hotel that had one in the room. We found it was so easy to make a really good cup. It isn't the cheapest, but it makes really tasty coffee and has stood the test of time. After nearly two years use, I'd buy another without hesitation. Our general preference is for two LARGE Cappuccinos and this is easy with the Magimix. We run the water through each capsule twice. Once on the lungo and once on the espresso button. We fill the milker just to the top of the detachable swirler and add a sprinkle of green and black organic hot choc mix. Job done. I reckon the machine would do about 12 espressos or four double lungos without a water refill. There is a lot of scope for altering the strength to suit your taste. The type of milk you use determines how the milk / foam mix comes out. Full fat gives the best result for us. Each cup costs around 20p, depending on where you get your capsules from. I have occasionally seen offers in the big supermarkets much cheaper. Every order (we order 100 caps at a time) we include a pick up of used capsules for recycling. The bag is lifted within a couple of days.
Another plus is the large variety of flavours and strengths available. You can play around with these too, as you don't have to use a lungo as a lungo. Just do your own thing. I've settled on a few favourites after all this time, but have tried almost all flavours on the Nespresso website.
In terms of build quality, the whole thing is well designed and has lasted unscathed for us. Loose plastic parts do rattle a bit when the pump is working. The frother is whisper quiet.
Tips; Do remember to check the water level, as there is no reminder when it is too low and it's at the back of the machine. Do remember to put a capsule in, otherwise you'll just get hot water. Do remember to switch on the frother, otherwise it won't froth! You'll only do it once....!