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Fitzy73
 


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We’ve had a Krups bean to cup machine for almost 6 years now, it’s still going strong and I’m very happy with the coffee it makes.

Having considered the pod based machines as well, was also put off by the ongoing costs. I must admit our machine probably used slightly more beans than I thought it, but at under £14 for a big bag of beans I’m happy with the costs.
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Ken
  


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If you go Beans try the PACT subscription its great Thumbs Up
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NoDo$h
 


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While I've been very happy with my Jura, it's a major faff to *properly* clean it as you have to dismantle it to get to the brew unit. Most machine cleaning cycles don't fully clean the brew unit and after a while.... they get a bit manky. We're looking to replace it with one with a removable/rinsable brew unit so are looking at the Gaggia range.

For what you want, I reckon the Anima Prestige does the trick

https://www.gaggiadirect.com/bean-to-cup-s...croll=true

I'm probably going to get the bog standard Anima, as I don't need the integral milk feature.
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I'm a bit of a coffee snob and personally Nespresso doesn't quite do it for me.

sasdiscos wrote:
Sage barista express. 3 years and going strong. Great bit of kit imo


I've got (well had, see below) one of these - strictly speaking, its not bean to cup, but I love mine.

Had mine for about 5 years, just developed a leak on the steam wand. Sent it off to be repaired as seemed cost effective, rather than replace. Flippin' courier company I used has 'lost' it somehow! I'm absolutely hopping mad - suspect someone has had it away (used original box, didn't wrap it, so they could see what it probably was - well unlikely to the tea leaf, it was stripped of all accessories and it faulty!). Trying to claim from courier now, wish me luck.

But I will probably end up buying another one, I like it that much.
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drmcw
 


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Got a DeLonghi and haven't tried other bean to cup machines to compare but does a good job for me. Had a Tassimo before that and there is a difference. The taste and smoothness you get from freshly ground beans is vastly different to pod I found.
  
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Ken
  


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My Machine at work

They use Nespresso I chose not to Mr. Green
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astonbuilder
 


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on pods I went with Tassimo, as the choice of beverages is huge, think there are about 30 different types of coffee alone then chocolates, teas, and oddities like 'Oreo's' and such-like. You can buy the pods from any mainstream supermarket and bulk online at places like Amazon. We have a selection of around 4-5 different coffees and a Cadbury's hot-chocolate. Had a free pack of Lipton's tea pods and it was OK actually but we have a 'hot tap' so use tea bags for that choice.

Friend has Nespresso and he recently updated his machine and said the pods have changed shape/size, temporarily halting non-Nespresso brand purchases was only reason I could think of? He said he has to buy his online or a specific store????

I reckon our pods work out at about 17p each as I bulk-buy 3-4 boxes at a time of different coffee's, etc.

Gave up bean-to-cup few years back as I'm not really an aficionado of the beverage that I know some are and couldn't justify the replacement cost of my last machine really. The Bosch machine is small and discrete on the counter but you do have to fill the water reservoir every day if you want fresh water (my B-to-C machine was plumbed in)
  
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Peakwayfarer
 


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+1 for the Miele CM machines, we have a CM7 that replaces a Nespresso machine, a very clever well designed machine that makes great coffee
  
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sasdiscos
 


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You just can’t beat fresh beans either.
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LT wrote:
Each to their own, I’ve never had a decent coffee from a pod.


I agree. They are fine for a warm drink, but if you want a coffee, it needs to be done properly
 

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