Would not recommend.
This is my second machine, first one worked well the first 6 months and then started leaking badly at the back, manufacturer could not help me as I could not find my receipt.So I bought a second one but mistakenly picked a different model, the Picolo, coffee does not taste great and after just one month of purchase, it started leaking as well just like the first machine. Quite dissappinting. Will definitely not get a third one!
Brand new machine. But it does not make coffee.
When I insert a pod it immediately falls into the disposal bin. So no coffee is made, it is a complete waste of time. Does the manufacturer back up the product? Any suggestions?
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Unit has limited life, no parts available
Well this is frustrating... I like the coffee but can't recommend this machine. Actually the machine is good value, works OK, is well built and would last a long time except for a design fault that makes it useless after a year or so of daily use. This is a common problem if you read other reviews - works fine initially then the coffee flow into the cup reduces then finally down to an unusable drip (some guys can relate). And the problem is actually very simple and has nothing to do with cleaning or descaling.
There are two little disks that p...ierce the pod on each side and inject the hot water. And the problem comes down to the fact these disks should have been aluminiuim or s/steel, instead they are ABS plastic. On the foil side it lasts OK but on the low pressure discharge side it starts to become blunt until finally it cannot pierce the bottom end of the pod successfully. There is nothing you can do to fix it; Esspressotoria carry no parts at all, zero - which is very poor form. They expect you to throw away the entire machine because of a five cent plastic part that was not designed to last at all. And it's a shame because the rest of the machine is actually well built with brass & s/steel fittings etc. I'd not recommend doing business with a company that refuses to carry any parts at all, imagine if an Australian manufacturer tried to do that. I've been tempted to machine up replacement disk from Aluminium but it would take quite a while for a one-off so can't be bothered at this point. So there you go: 1) Works well, coffee could be slightly hotter 2) Fails after a year or so by design 3) Cannot be repaired, more PRC made landfill
Second machine has design flaws. Coffee weak.
Love Vittoria coffee, but like many others am using two pods to get a double shot and good colour in the coffee. Our first machine lasted a year and a half with regular cleaning. The second machine seems to be smaller- it is constantly jamming when full of pods- we don't get a warning light like we did with the first machine which is very frustrating, requiring guesswork. I wrestled with it for 5 mins this morning to unjam it. More water comes out of this machine than the first one , perhaps with the aim of making coffee stronger. I don't think the water container holds as much- or it is just going through more water with each shot. Will probably try a new machine next time- too many annoyances with this one.
Purchased in March 2020.
The coffee is mediocre and only warm. You have to heat the cup first. The machine was descaled correctly and rinsed before and after each use but still only lasted a few months before it started to leak down the back of the capsule container. Sometimes most of the coffee was in the container and on the bench, but not in the cup.
Great until it broke, twice
I first bought the machine a few years back. It worked fine for a few months, and then it seemed like it was struggling to produce enough coffee. It eventually got to the point where I would have a few drops of coffee in my cup, nowhere near the standard 100mls.
Followed the troubleshooting guide; reset the pour amount and descaled the machine. Made no difference. Then I realised that the machine actually was still making a full shot, but the vast majority of the shot was dripping down the back into the bin bit where the spent pods go. Called...the company and they said I could have a replacement machine as it was definitely faulty. Well, the replacement has just fallen out of warranty and has just started doing the exact same thing. I’m not being rough with the machine, I’m using the correct pods, and I’m maintaining it by the book. Very frustrating because when it worked, it worked well. I’ll be replacing it with a Nespresso machine for sure.
Not For Everyone
This machine is perfect if you like your coffee very weak, even if you choose the 15 strength. I have to use two capsules and I'm not a strong coffee drinker. Limited selection of pods to use with this machine. The packet doesn't have the strength level. Very disappointed
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Love this machine and the coffee
Great machine, sophisticated for the price, different sections light up if you haven’t put something back in properly. Easy to clean. Oro gold coffee capsules are amazing and taste better than some cafes. I also bought the attachment to make milk froth and Chai Lattes. The attachment which goes for $60 from Woolworths is like a jug, so you can either froth or actually add a powder to the milk like Chai Latte to froth and make the drink at the same time. The bit (the stirrer) that goes on the inside of the jug is magnetic and all you have to do is put it in and it will hold in place (I had to google to figure this bit out at the time).
Got three years out of it before it started to struggle to pump coffee through, can't complain with that. Only excepts Vittoria coffee and two other Italian brands. Would be nice if they included a chocolate pod option.
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Very cheap especially when it's on discount, coffee was average at the best and limited choice of pods. The machine was also very easy to set up and get started.
Purchased in December 2019.
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DONT GET IT!
Never left a review in my life, so you guys can see how frustrated I am. Worst coffee pod machine ever! very unhappy left them messages and still no reply only thing they said was that they can give me a new machine but can’t do refunds.. I see how businesses rip people off. furious!!!!
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You get what you pay for!
These machines are definitely not built to last. I've been through six machines in three years. You get what you pay for I guess. Bought my original one at Woolworths and replaced it under warranty multiple times. We've had various issues with them leaking, not pumping water through etc. It's used to make four cups of coffee a day. Only the Mountain Blend pods are strong enough for a decent small long black, but at the usual price of $8.40 per 12 pods the coffee is not cheap. My current machine is leaking badly and now out of warranty. Cannot recommend this machine...
Worst I’ve used
The coffee this machine makes is good, although the pods that fit are pretty limited and expensive when not on special. The functionality is woeful. I have had this machine for less than 2 years and it has gradually taken more and more time for the coffee to dribble out. I have cleaned it, added more holes to the pods, thumped it, rattled it, refilled it, but still the coffee only dribbles out. Never again!
Your capsule are far too weak and prices are to expensive.I thought l was going to have a great machine with great coffee capsules but it’s not to be, machine is great.
Purchased in June 2020.
Depends on how you insert the pods. My machine works well. Great variety of pods Have no problems with coffee temperature as I use an old milk frother from Aldi
This is my 3rd machine. The first was a gift, worked passably well. The second I purchased on special, bought a heap of pods and received a second machine gratis.
These two have been rubbish. Leaking coffee into pod catcher, inconsistent pours and temperatures but the worst part is the fact that 8 cups out of 10 are full of coffee grounds.
I'm done with this brand of machine.
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INEXPENSIVE COMPACT QUALITY but MADE IN CHINA
A great little compact coffee machine that creates an authentic Italian style flavour which I purchased from my favourite supermarket on sale. A good range of coffee pods that I purchase whilst grocery shopping that are very well priced too. Pods can be purchased online. I would have given the machine a better rating until I realised that the machine was made in China. Probably won't last long. Will not buy China Made products anymore after COVID-19. Would rather purchase a more expensive coffee machine next time than support China Made products.
Leaks but don’t try to fix it yourself
Works good for a while but develops a leak. Then you find they have used triangular screw heads that stop you attempting to fix things yourself. Really sick of this practice and a number of brands do it
Very limited range of coffee, machine does not work.
The limited range of pods available is annoying but not a deal breaker, some of the blends are very good. But after only 2 months the machine just doesn't work. The coffee is not pushed out of the pods properly and struggles to come out of the spout. The majority of the coffee then runs back into the pod collection container. So unless you enjoy drinking your coffee out of the back of your machine I'd avoid.
Purchased in February 2020 for A$49.00.
Good value for money
Coffee quality is good. Temperature is a bit low, Sometimes the pods fall inside due to uneven size of the pods.
So I normally heat up some milk in microwave and make coffee in the hot cup. The pods which fall, just rotate it and put it in the machine to pick the bigger diameter.
Questions & Answers
Hi the coffee pots keep falling straight through very frustrating
Vittoria Coffee’s small, compact and affordable Espressotoria Capino comes with a handful of handy features such as an energy-saving mode, a waste capsule indicator, and water level indicator.
Around 65% of reviewers awarded the Espressotoria Capino a 4 or 5-star rating, which is a respectable rating for a humble $99 coffee machine.
Points of praise for the Espressotorina Capino:
- Make full-bodied cups of coffee with a café-quality taste, which one reviewer stated made the Espressotorina ‘sophisticated for the price’
- Reviewers appreciated that the pods for the Espressotorina Capino were easily available from Coles and Woollies, as well as the compatible milk frother, available for $59 from Woolworths
- Handy reminders are provided by the indicator lights, for example there is one that reminds you to refill the water tank when it’s low
- Many happy coffee drinkers appreciated the longevity of this little coffee pod machine, saying that it provided them with years of tasty coffee.
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