Have been without a coffee machine for ages. Really pleased I bought this. Impulse purchase when I accidently came across it. It's great that it uses coffee beans and powder. Very convenient to use.
31 May I had been very pleased with this machine. Then it stopped grinding coffee after a couple of months. Cleaned grinding chamber (not particularly easy) as per troubleshooting in manual. Still the same, repeated a few times. It still worked using powder. Sent an email to the manufacturer (who was not the same as the seller) and got no response. So returned it. No problem whatsoever with return. Would have liked to order it again but not confident to do so after mfg could not be bothered giving me any info. Got a cupboard full of coffee bean packets now!
Great coffeemaker at a great price. It makes terrific, very hot coffee. Used the 1-4 cup setting and it makes a nice strong cup. I don't know if the water filter makes the difference, but coffee was not bitter at all, which it was on my last one. Timer is easy to set. Coffeemaker is great color and modern and looks great on the counter. Like the fact that it beeps several times when coffee is ready
I have always had an nespresso, which is great for what it is, but i have travelled around and always wanted to try some coffee which comes straight from the beans, but i didn't want the mess, or have the time to do this. Which is where i found this item, it is an all in one machine which is exactly what i was after! It's easy to use and looks great in the kitchen, now when i travel abroad i can grab some of the native coffee beans and try it when i get home!
We bought this so that we could set the timer for morning coffee. The functions are really simple to use, coffee brews nicely and the pot stays warm for quite a while (at least an hour, we have drunk it all by then so don't know how long it would stay hot for!). We haven't used it for coffee beans so can't comment on this part of the machine. The little release button on the side to pop the filter section open gets stuck inside the hole which is really annoying and shouldn't really happen for a machine costing the price that this one does. Not sure if I would recommend it based on this.
This is the first bean to cup coffee machine for our small home office. It has all essential functions and very easy to use. The jug's insulation is good. Feel sturdy and will last. Don't know whether it is true but feel the coffee is much better than made by ground coffee machines.
Makes very good filter coffee as other reviews have said, and easy to use. If only making one mug (2 cups) the coffee is not hot enough. This is because using the silver pot the coffee drips onto a large unheated area. I think the glass pot would be better, as the base is heated, however this costs £40 to buy separately. I partially solve the problem by using boiling water to heat the pot first.