This is a review of the Melitta Caffeo Bistro Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Maker
The Melitta Caffeo Bistro Bean to Cup Coffee Maker is a first rate coffee machine designed for those who don’t see the point in wasting time on sub-par coffee at home. Why should you? This machine is an outstanding addition to the kitchen and allows you to enjoy many coffee drinks with ease, from espresso and long black to cappuccino and latte.
Straightforward use with multiple options
This coffee machine is controlled by the neat, intuitive and highly functional digital control panel. It’s very easy and simple to use, crucial because you don’t want to be consulting the instruction manual every morning trying to figure out how to make your coffee a tiny bit stronger.
With grind settings (coarse to fine), temperature settings, intensity, strength, single, double, steam etc. this machine is highly customisable which is essential. You’re not the same as everybody else so why would you drink your coffee exactly the same? It’s these customisable settings than make home bean to cup machines so great – don’t stand in a queue for a generic coffee, take matter into your own hands.
Two Separate Bean Hoppers
This Melitta bean to cup machine goes further than most in its field. It not only allows you to use beans straight off, it allows you to store two different kinds of beans in the split compartment. This is fantastic if you like a different type of coffee in the after to the morning, or there are members in your household who simply prefer the taste of a different bean to you. Few machines have this facility and it just takes the personal aspect that much further.
The beans you want to use for any particular drink can be selected using the chrome lever that specifies which compartment the beans will come from. If you’re a decaffeinated coffee drinker then there’s even a pre-ground coffee section that you can fill with decaf ground coffee and select to use. See? Everything is designed with the user in mind.
Quality Milk Frother
While this bean to cup machine doesn’t have an automatic milk frother, it does have a milk frothing attachment that’s easy and fun to use. With this attachment you have completely control over your latte or cappuccino and can use this machine to create any coffee you can think of with ease.
The milk frother is easy to clean and creates smooth, foamy goodness in a matter of seconds whether it’s your first time using one or whether you moonlight as a barista.
A clean machine
Automatic cleaning and decalcification systems are in places to keep your coffee machine as good as new no matter how many times you use it. These systems mean you don’t have to take apart half the machine just to clean it and the exterior features like the drip tray and milk attachment are individually fast and easy to clean.
The coffee compartment is easy to remove and clean which is essential for those who want to change between very different types of beans. When you lovingly choose a bag of coffee beans, you want to embrace the full flavour, not confuse the palate with left over coffee dust from the last load. Clean the coffee compartment just by giving it a quick rinse and you’ll be able to smell the notes of chocolate and cinnamon over breakfast like a pro.
On cold winter mornings the last thing you want is a delicious brew that goes cold as soon as you so much as take a mouthful of cereal. With the Melitta cup and glass warming feature in this coffee machine, you cup will be warm before the coffee goes in and you can enjoy your drink for longer. Great coffee should never be rushed, and rushing to drink it before it cools is just pointless.
With an adjustable height nozzle, you can make precision cups of delicious espresso or tall glasses of milky lattes without trouble. With very low power consumption and an energy saving mode, this machine won’t even be a red flag on your electricity bill either.
With a 1.8 litre water tank, you don’t have to refill it every time you make a coffee and the bean compartments take 130grams of beans with an additional pre-ground compartment so you can use ground coffee instead of the grinder.
Want to make two coffees simultaneously? That’s not a problem as the adjustable nozzle also has dual output. Fast, delicious coffee for two within the minute. If you’re a sometime tea drinker then you don’t even need to head for the kettle, this machine will quickly boil water and dispense it into your tea cup, no coffee necessary.
Elegant and sophisticated Design
This isn’t a coffee machine that will go out of fashion next week; it’s smart, sleek and highly useable. A robust and durable design, this will suit any kitchen and is still fairly compact despite its impressive capabilities.
With the milk attachment on the side, neat dual output nozzles and picture icon buttons, this machine is user friendly and tidy – nothing extraneous or out of place.
A question of price
Melitta has created a high end, high quality machine with all the capabilities you need for an excellent home bean to cup coffee machine. It’s been designed with a coffee drinker who enjoys various types of coffee and flavours of beans in mind. The dual coffee compartment is a fantastic design element for those who like to mix it up and the separate section for pre-ground coffee makes life so much easier. This isn’t a machine for a drone, it’s a machine for a person who has their own individual tastes and preferences.
This price is in the mid market range and reflects the build and design quality of the product. You’re not paying for the brand here, you’re paying for the practical, capable and impressive array of options. This is a great investment for someone who drinks coffee regularly but likes to savour and cherish the taste. Good coffee should be enjoyed, not necked on the way to the office.