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What Bean to Cup coffee machine?

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by cHk4, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. cHk4

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 21, 2005

    Posts: 8,542

    I'm torn between two at the moment DELONGHI - Magnifica S ECAM 22.320.SB or the Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Barista Express Coffee Machine and Grinder. There is about £150 difference between the two, it will be my first ever bean to coffee machine. Has anyone had either of these? Views/opinions on them?

    Thanks
     
  2. HEADRAT

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 17,833

    Location: Cambridge, UK

  3. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 34,638

    Location: Staffordshire

    Not the exact model but I've got a Delonghi Magnifica which I've had since 2010 (I think, might have been 2011), it's been fantastic, though it's starting to get a bit problematic now (won't take grounds any more, not that I use them often, crack in both the drip tray and the coffee waste tray).

    I'd definitely get another, assuming I can't keep this one going much longer!
     
  4. HEADRAT

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 17,833

    Location: Cambridge, UK

    I've always wanted a "bean to cup" machine but I know I'll just never use it ;)
     
  5. rojones

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 26, 2007

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    That phrase just reminds me of Malcolm Tucker.
     
  6. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 30,533

    Sage Oracle is my choice here. Steams milk really well, grinder is ok, guts of the Sage Dual Boiler so it's actually a good espresso machine inside. It's pretty much idiot proof too.

    Ain't cheap though.
     
  7. =XDC=FluphyBunny

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 16, 2010

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    Location: North East England

    The standard Sage is much cheaper but still a very nice machine.
     
  8. Clum

    Mobster

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    Location: Auckland/Edinburgh

  9. phil-k

    Wise Guy

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    The two you mention aren't bean to cup though are they
     
  10. Phate

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 1, 2003

    Posts: 34,412

    Location: Lisbon, Portugal

  11. Tosno

    Mobster

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    Location: Gloucester

  12. HEADRAT

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 17,833

    Location: Cambridge, UK

    Now that does look like a nice bit of kit ;)
     
  13. Daaaavvveee

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 28, 2015

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    Location: Bishops Cleeve, UK

    I really wanted one, in the end i got a Nespresso, I find it a lot easier for a "quick" coffee and obviously at 6am it makes no noise really. (I normally drink Latte's, so steaming the milk on B2C machines tends to make too much noise!
     
  14. Tauren

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 29, 2005

    Posts: 12,178

    We have a melitta caffeo. Amazing bit of kit. A few hundred quid though.
     
  15. Efour

    Capodecina

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    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    cup to bean is more my stlye :p Ami rite ladiez ?
     
  16. kingy666

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 20, 2006

    Posts: 1,788

    Location: Liverpool

    I have a Delonghi Magnifica, same as Paradigm has in post 3. I have had it 2 years and use it a few times a day. It is a great bean to cup coffee machine and has been trouble free so far. I do give it a good clean every couple of weeks and i don't use the steam wand at all any more as i have a milk frother/warmer jug which makes perfect milk for lattés and is quicker, less hassle and silent for those early morning fixes. I would certainly recommend the delonghi.
     
  17. Shimmyhill

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 26, 2002

    Posts: 4,079

    Location: Norwich

    Another vote for a Delonghi Magnifica, I got a stunning bargain on mine and use it daily - often lots of time per day and its one of those purchases that it it failed I would go and buy another without thinking about it!
     
  18. bscott

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2016

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    Location: Cambridge

    I had a bean to cup for a number of years but would never get another after buying a good burr grinder and espresso machine 18 months ago.
     
  19. swillsy

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 30, 2011

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    I use the Magnifica everyday and it has changed my life :)
     
  20. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 30,074

    Location: Warwickshire

    Problem I found with these is that the coffee is so weak. As in really really weak.