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lbanks Sat 24-Dec-16 14:37:01

It's my birthday soon and I want to buy myself a coffee machine. There are so many available, can anyone suggest a good one? I'd like to make lattes, cappuccinos etc.

Thanks

Gracec Sat 24-Dec-16 15:21:30

I've got a Nescafe coffee machine and it's fantastic. Makes really nice lattes and cappucinos and it's a reasonable price as well.

Magstermay Mon 26-Dec-16 07:18:45

We have a DeLonghi Nespresso with a milk frother attached - makes lovely lattes etc according to my husband (I drink black coffee!). Nespresso coffee is excellent.

Nanasueathome Mon 26-Dec-16 07:20:38

I think nespresso have offers on at the moment
Have a look at their website

WingedSloath Mon 26-Dec-16 08:27:52

Do you want a pod system one or bean to cup?

We have a Delonghi bean to cup which is incredible (and expensive) and was easy to clean (a must for us.) My friend has a Nespresso but they only drink 1 or 2 coffees a day so a pod system works well for them in terms of binning the pods.

MadisonAvenue Mon 26-Dec-16 08:42:23

We have a Tassimo. Easy to use, lovely coffee and the pods are easily available - even the little Tesco Express nearby sell a range of them.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 26-Dec-16 11:55:30

I started off with a tassimo but I've got a burr grinder plus an espresso pump machine now.

Fresh ground coffee is the business.

SoupDragon Mon 26-Dec-16 12:18:46

I have a De’Longhi EC680 Dedica Pump Espresso Coffee Machine which I love. It uses ground coffee or a generic coffee bag thingy. Makes great coffee and has the steam frother for milk.

caroldecker Mon 26-Dec-16 12:38:22

Depends how much you drink - a pod machine is c£70, whilst a bean to cup machine is c£400.
Capsules are about 30p, vs 3p for a bean to cup.
Bean to cup allows any bean, whilst capsules have some limitations.

Cost difference made up in a year if you drink four cups a day.

Also pods are easier if different people like different coffee (ie one drinks decaffinated etc)

spaceodyssey Mon 26-Dec-16 22:07:33

I've got a Nescafe De'Longhi and it's fantastic, makes really great tasting coffee.

Riversiderunner Mon 26-Dec-16 22:31:11

Delonghi Magnifica bean to cup is what we have and it's amazing! We've had it for years and it hasn't broken once, and produces consistently brilliant coffee.

I don't like pods, so it had to be bean to cup, but I know there are loads of pod fans out there. But if you like the idea of making proper coffee from beans without any refinement, a bean to cup machine is what you want and the Delonghi Magnifica is bloody briliant.

caroldecker Mon 26-Dec-16 23:18:32

I would agree with Riverside although needs regular decalcification if you live in a hard water area.

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