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DeLonghi Bar 14 Café Treviso
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DeLonghi Bar 14 Café Treviso
Advantages: Tiny, well featured machine and reasonably quick.
Disadvantages: Small resevoir requires frequent filling if there's a large number of cups to be made, cant fit mugs
The idea of drinking instant coffee eventually got too much for me and I got a perculator, which I always ended up making enough for 4 cups and only drinking 1. I eventually convinced my parents to get me an espresso machine (great things parents arnt they!) in the hope of using less coffee.
The De'Longhi Cafe Treviso soon turned up in my ownership and I rapidly set about making a cup (after running if through with water a few times).
The machine is a remarkably compact device capable of boiling up in around 1 minute and making 2 espresso cups at a time (or one industrial sized bucket), another minute or so will get you steam to prepare milk with, I recommend (as do most) that you use semi-skimmed milk as skimmed doesn't seem to froth at all.
In the box you get the machine its self, a handle / thing, two strainers (one for single cups, one for two) and a 1L resevoir. The machine feels substantially put together, weighty and like it will take a few knocks. The main criticism other than the small resevoir (I would rather the small machine than a big resevoir causing the machine to be bigger) is that when the strainer / handle are attached, none of my mugs will fit under it and as such I end up making the milk in the mug I intend on using, and the coffee in another smaller cup then poured into the mug. For a few centimetres worth of extra height it seems like an oversight. Although you can get around this by removing the drip tray and sitting the mug in the recess below.
If you need great coffee fast and at a good price you cant go far wrong.
These machines retail for between £50 and £60 depending on where you go. Although I did not buy mine myself it's great value. Especially considering how expensive the cartridge style machines are.
Summary: A great machine for the price, will struggle a large number of drinks but fit for purpose.
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