Top positive review
Great coffee - with design faults that make it inconvenient
24 February 2019
Makes a great coffee straight from the bean.
It is important to understand the use case for this machine.
It is targeted at households where one person wants an occasional great cup of coffee straight from the bean.
It is an absolute pain if you want to make two cups one after the other.
This machine demands a good clean and thorough drying after every cup. Failure to do so results in all sorts of issues.
It is only a pain if you don’t value the exceptional mug of coffee it makes.
Things go really wrong, if you put the filter tray in backwards, too easy to do, results in coffee spilling everywhere.
If you don’t thoroughly clean and dry the parts, the freshly ground coffee sticks and blocks the path to the filter, so a very weak coffee is made.
Coffee is hot but not too hot, 78c on mine.
The filter tray sits squarely and doesn’t topple over like most filter trays on other coffee makers.
Once the grinder has finished, the device warms up the water and steam runs all the way back to the grinding section, really badly designed, this makes it necessary to clean and dry the grinder parts after every cup. This is just bad engineering.
The coffee cup I use is 400ml, very difficult to pour from a cup into the water reservoir without spilling water everywhere. So I now use a stainless steel small jug to fill the tank and capture the coffee ensuring I don’t accidentally use a smaller mug then have excess coffee spilling everywhere.
I find the process of adding exactly the right amount of beans useful, as it allows me to switch between different beans for each cup and not have to deal with olde beans left over from previous cup.
I find the best cup for me is 4 scoops of coffee beans is just right for me.
The coffee maker has a very short cable approx 400cm, so needs to sit near a socket.
It will fit under most kitchen cabinets but will need to be pulled out to fill water.
All our travel mugs fit under the spout, so is good for that a take away coffee.
With the water filter it makes GREAT coffee every time.