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Idiot-proof, quick and easy, delicious coffee
Magimix Nespresso M190
Member Name: Sundowner
Magimix Nespresso M190
Advantages: Makes great coffee, easy to use
Disadvantages: Could produce rather hotter coffee - but you can work round that
We treated ourselves to one of these machines at Christmas with a degree of trepidation. Earlier forays into the world of the coffee-maker have usually ended with disappointment at the sheer inconvenience of the procedure. But not in this case.
The Magimix Nespresso machine is in daily use and, even if you're not keen on drinking coffee, the aroma as it operates is almost worth the price alone! It looks very smart on the worktop. Ours is black but other colours are available to match your colour schemes. The chrome finish looks smart and is easy to keep sparking clean with the occasional wipe.
Nespresso has a bewildering array of coffee flavours and strengths available - colour coded capsules will help you to remember what's what- all you have to do is make your selection, snap one of the little capsules into the top of the machine and press one of the two buttons (one for a longer cup, another for a smaller espresso type. If you're having a smaller cup, there's a little stand you can flip down to hold an espresso cup, which might save some splashing.
Meanwhile the milk warmer is whirring away heating up and frothing the whitener to your taste. It comes with two "whizzers" - one to really froth up the milk for your capuccino, the other to just give it a gentle whisk. The choice is yours.
Stronger, longer, normal or decaf - the choice is yours. One reservation might be that the coffee doesn't come out piping hot. You can improve the situation by warming the cup and a friend suggested filling the reservoir with warm (not too hot) water beforehand. It's fast enough to enable you to make individual cups of coffee at dinner parties and then everyone can have their coffee to their own particular taste.
It has been said that the machine is rather noisy but you could alleviate this by placing it on a cork mat or similar. I personally find that the sound of the Nespresso machine at work draws people into the kitchen from far and wide. You do need to be a little careful when washing up the milk heater. It is an electrical appliance so of course you can't immerse it in water to clean it. On the plus side, the inside is Teflon coated so the milk doesn't stick to it too badly at all.
Keeping the whole thing clean is simple and, as long as you remember to empty the used pod container from time to time it's a breeze. A quick rinse of the container and inner drip tray is all that's needed and there's a catch tray to take care of any drips under the cup stand.
I know of at least two guests who have been so impressed with our Magimix Nespresso machine that they have gone out and bought one for themselves. This is definitely a good thing as we are assured of decent coffee when we visit them now.
Summary: At last an easily operated coffee machine that produces wonderful coffee
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