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Which coffee machine do you use ?

Discussion in 'Book and Product Reviews' started by pamK, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. Ann1982

    Ann1982 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I grind my beans fresh every morning rio oro and use a cafetere. I like it best and no faff with pods etc. I also like kopi luwack but it is a rare treat. Blue mountain and Kenyan are also good. I find it works out a l
     
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  2. pogoplum

    pogoplum Reactive hypoglycemia · Member

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    I use a delonghi bean to cup machine. It was recommended by Which as a Best Buy for durability, consistency, temperature and creme. You can pick your beans so it's much cheaper per cup and you can experiment. I found Waitrose own brand Italian and French blended 50/50 makes better coffee than most coffee shops. It has a frothing stick too. Bliss. Had it for 10 years still works like a dream.
     
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  3. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I guess I'm not sure what a tassimo is. Is it like a keurig? We have that too but since trying the nespresso I don't like the keurig. My husband uses it during the week and nespresso on the weekend. The pods aren't cheap but certainly cheaper than a coffee shop. I don't get a lot of treat foods and the crema first thing in the morning makes my day. I used to love lattes and cappachinos but can't do milk now so this is as good as it gets.
     
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    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bosch coffee machine.
     
  5. lessci

    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A Bean to cup machine is my dream - I just can't justify the £££ price tag . One day ...........
     
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  6. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How many cups a day does everyone drink?
    30p a pod, I reckon I'd be on £20 to £30 a week.

    How about everyone else?
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Seriously you drink 14 cups a day? I'm greedy but only have 2 coffees (ok so they are triple shot so 90p a pop ) but that's still only £12.60 a week max.
     
  8. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I like to start the day with a strong hot mug of coffee with sweetener and double cream. I used a cafetiere for years, grinding the beans myself in a coffee mill.
    I could make it as strong as I like, but it wasn't hot, more just warm.
    I tried a pod machine, a Starbucks/Keurig, machine but the pods didn't make coffee strong enough for my taste.
    I bought a De Longhi Magnifica bean to cup machine a couple of months ago after reading reviews on different machines.
    It does produce coffee hot enough and I can adjust the grind to get it quite strong.
    It was dearer than pod machines (£230 on Amazon), but I buy coffee beans which works out cheaper than pods, so should be cheaper in the long run.
    Once I worked out how to get it going and adjusted the strength to my taste, which took a few days, it has worked well and produces a coffee I like.
    I have tried different coffee beans but have settled on Starbucks 'Fairtrade' Espresso. A dark wholebean 100% Arabica coffee with a 'rich and caramelly' taste. Which can also be bought in Waitrose.

    The only regret I have is buying machine from Amazon and beans from Starbucks, as they both avoid paying tax.
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I use Starbucks Coffee which is £3.50 for 200gms, sometimes 2 for £5 in Waitrose. I drink one mug first thing in the morning, and occasionally another around 11am.
    One pack lasts at least a week, so cheaper than the pods I used to use which worked out at about 40-50p each.
     
  10. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Double sized mug when I get up, followed by another. Various mugs throughout the day, quite often nip into trade counters to pick up just a coffee, customers provide coffee continuously. But they're free, so I'm not counting them. Maybe a couple if I nip home to pick anything up. Evenings, continuous coffee, so yes, easy 10 to 20 a day. Maybe cost more if I'm home in the day, and paying for my own. Coffee holder in the car always has a cup in it. The kids bought me a thermal mug for christmas. I bought my last car on condition it had a coffee holder.
    I'm also an insomniac, so my last cup is about 1 to 2 am.
    I did switch to decaf though.
     
  11. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Not at all sure what your money conversion is but I pay $1.10 per nespresso coffee pod and $.85 for espresso shot pod. I drink the coffee in the morning and most days an espresso mid afternoon. I'll have a little at work that's free.
    Funny thing is the store I got my machine at had a tag of $259 but they price matched Amazon for $104. 20 free pods and a coupon for $20 off my first order or 50 pods.
    I love love love the crema. That's the whole reason I bought it. Now regular coffee is just boring

    I agree with keurig being too weak. Especially anything with flavor. It's like water. It's trial and error to find a good one that's rich enough.
     
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  12. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Doesn't all that coffee raise your blood pressure? Or does having decaf make a difference.
    My blood pressure is much higher after my morning mug of coffee. I won't be having any before my next check up.
     
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  13. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No, my blood pressure has always been 110/60.
    Heart rate is a steady 60.

    Exercise can take it to over 160 though, if I try hard enough.
    The machines usually scream at me though, so I've starting lying about my age to them.
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    2 maybe 3 cups a day. The Lidl Nespresso pods are about 17p each so about 50p per day.
     
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  15. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Can you please tell me how much a P is in US ?
     
  16. catapillar

    catapillar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    A P (!) is a penny. There are 100 pennies in a pound.

    The current conversion rate is £1 = $1.27

    So, 30p, is £0.30, equivalent to $0.38
     
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    DiabeticDadUK Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I love my Tassimo. Really easy to set up and use/maintain. I drink the XL L'or pods. Really good, full mug.
     
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  18. pamK

    pamK Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all this has been interesting
     
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  19. Geordie_P

    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bialetti all day, every day. Surely I'm not the only one enamoured by the dark secret love of the Bialetti Moka pot?
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a Krups Espresso machine and a Bialetti Venus stove top maker.

    I usually have one quadruple espresso in a mug for breakfast on weekdays, and drink Tea at weekends.
     
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