Top positive review
Don't worry about the nit picky reviews!
29 August 2017
Exactly what we wanted and great value. I read many many reviews about all different coffee makers of this style between this price and about £150. The pros and cons were all really similar but this one won due to price and someone saying it was quiet.
I'm so glad we bought this one, there was a couple of things in other people's reviews on my cons list but none of them have bothered me at all upon getting the machine!
It is quiet and only grinds for a few seconds. We've had it about 4 days and have used it easily 20 times! It's so simple to operate and to clean. You can set a timer so you wake up to coffee as well.
The people saying they don't like the taste etc etc... I think it's really down to you to see how you like it, you can make it stronger or weaker on the system itself or just add more or less beans/ground coffee.. I really don't understand people saying they 'hate' the taste etc...just experiment! See what you like or buy some different coffee! To these people also... it's a £50 machine, there are plenty out there for much more money if you're extremley fussy. My husband and I love our coffee and we tried a couple of different combinations to get it how we liked it, simple.
Some reviews moan about having to out the correct amount of water in... is that really such a hardship? If we want a mug of coffee each we just pour in 4 cups of water and it's that simple! It's not complicated or any effort at all. The 'cups' are tiny and I would say 1 cup=2 mugs as other people have said too.
Last thing that almost made me not buy it.. people were saying the coffee isn't 'hot'... I'm fairly tough with heat and I literally cannot sip the coffee straight out of the carafe because it is hot! Yes it's not bubbling like it's boiled on the hob but why would you want it to be?! I like a latte so I have a separate electric mill frother which heats the milk but I tried it with lots of cold milk and it's just perfectly drinkable.. not cold at all. If you like black coffee like my husband it's really hot... so I'm really glad I didn't let the reviews put me off!
For the price I'm so pleased with this and I can't really imagine what else I would want for an under £150 bean to cup machine. We also have a pod machine and the coffee out of this one is much nicer!