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Magimix Nespresso M150
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Magimix Nespresso M150
Date: 03/08/11, updated on 03/08/11 (68 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to clean, durable, cheaper than coffee from costa/starbucks
Disadvantages: harder to find this exact model online. The pump attached is useless
I'm a massive coffee fan! Over the years I've worked in countless Italian restaurants and developed an insane love for coffee. I've now got to the point where I can no longer drink instant coffee; at the least it has to be ground and chucked into a cafetiere.
My parents own the MagiMix M150 and it's a truly brilliant coffee maker.The downside is that I no longer live at home, so I can't enjoy delicious coffee every morning. The M150 uses coffee capsules that can be purchased at various places online, but specifically at www.Nespresso.com. Online you can pick a pack of 30 Capsules for around £8-9 ranging at around 29p a capsule; that's pretty cheap considering a Small cup of coffe from costa is around £1.50 onwards. You can also choose from 16 different flavours of coffee; you'll get a little booklet that tells you what each flavour tastes like and how strong it is.
The actual machine itself is brilliant. It's quite a small compact machine and fits in nicely without overpowering your kitchen. The machine breaks down very easily to clean, and the drip tray at the bottom takes moments to remove and clean. From purchasing to setting it up takes literally minutes, once you've figured out where everything is and a few button pushes will explain anything that the instruction manual can't. Making the coffee is a simple process as well, the arm detaches, pop the capsule in, reattach the arm and flick the switch..job done and your creamy coffee is waiting for you. Oh and it has a little hotplate on the top where you can store your mugs so they'll heat up and keep your coffee warm for longer
As brilliant as this machine is, there are a few downsides. Having made frothy coffee's for years I was looking forward to making a cappuccino; however the frother does nothing more than spit hot water at you, even when the steam comes out you would achieve foam faster by blowing on the milk. The only other downside is the fact it takes a good 15minutes to heat up before you'll get the best creamy coffee.
However don't let this deter you, it does what allot of other coffee machines do; only better and at a fraction of the price.
I work for a company where we did a project for Lavazza and we managed to swindle a free espresso machine out of them. Unfortunately it was my job to install the damn thing and get the coffee flowing. After 30minutes I couldn't get it to work and the only thing than came out of the nozzle was a disgusting dirty liquid.
~THE FINER DETAILS/PRODUCT SPEC~
*Powerful 19-bar pump
*Includes 2 x espresso cups and saucers
*Includes a selection of coffee capsules
*Steam arm for frothing
*Utilizes Nespresso capsule system
Cost online: £127 at www.bestuff.co.uk, but can be founded cheaper elsewhere
~A LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA INFO~
Another great thing about Nespresso is that they haven't got a clue whats going on! We were lucky enough to receive a giant box of capsules just before last Christmas; a giant box that we hadn't even ordered. I can truly say I was in my element. If you do buy capsules I recommend the "Cosi"; it tastes amazing!
If you can manage to find one online cheap, i would definitely recommend buying it. I've actually just decided as I'm writing this, i'm going to track one down and buy it!
Summary: They don't make them like they used too!
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