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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!
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.
Don't bag my coffee Espressotoria Capino machine
We are very satisfied with our Espressotoria Capino coffee machine. We always purchase the Italian brand 100% Arabic coffee. We love the taste and the aroma of the coffee. It never fails us. We press the button and we wait for the coffee to start going lightish brownish white and we press it off and wait a minute or so. Then we press the button again and more dark rich coffee comes out. We repeat this three times hence we get a real strong mug of coffee. We like putting milk in the mug to fill it to the top then we zap it in the microwave for 90 minutes to get it boiling hot to sit back and sip to watch the news every morning.
We do this every morning as a treat, as we have herbal tea the rest of the day.
I bought this a week ago to replace my Caffitaly machine that performed perfectly for many many years. I have tried several of the extremely limited varieties of coffee and none of them are strong enough, hence needing 2 pods for every cup of coffee. Further to this is the incompatibility with ANY OTHER coffee pods. I would be willing to persevere with this if I had access to other brand pods so I could find a blend that works for me.
I am going to try to take this back to my local retailer today for a refund or exchange. I would not recommend purchasing this machine or system.
Smallest variety of all capsules, also..
I had this machine for around two weeks now. I have descaled it and all.
It STRUGGLES to push liquid through a capsule now. EVERY capsule I put in, I end up needing to let it fall through, take it out of the soggy wet capsule bin, and attempt it all again.
When it's struggling, something pops and the liquid ends up being dispensed into the CAPSULE BIN.
Perfectly fine coffee, dripping into the bin.
At the time of releasing the failed capsule, all that back pressure gets let out at the nozzle, making coffee grinds explode inside the machine.
There isn't a reusable capsule either, other machines have stainless steel reusable capsules you can use to put your own grinds in.
Only good when the machine works
It's not the hottest coffee but nice to drink. Had this for 5 months and now only dispenses about 10ml and stops with pod or without and drips more into the pod collection container. Hardly used and not worth replacing with the same model just invest in a more expensive product and get more life out of it and a greater range of options for pod flavours.
Machine does not puncture capsules.
Have two machines, both have failed within days of each other. The plastic disc that punctures the capsules (when the handle is closed) has failed. Rang the helpline; there are no spare parts available.
purchased from woolworths around two weeks ago, worked fine first few times. hasnt worked properly since. Water runs through fine,but coffee does not. Three pods put through and get a few dribbles,sometimes just weak coffee water dribble.will be returng for a refund.
Easy and Quiet
Coffee is yummy, and the machine is so quiet I can make a coffee and not wake the kids!! Its easy to refill and reminds you when need to fill it reminds you when its full and so easy to clean.
What a great little coffee machine:-)
I had no idea how this tiny coffee machine worked when I got this for free by purchasing 6 boxes of espressotoria capsules promotion. What a great decision I made, was surprised how easy to use & incredibly I'm enjoying supreme taste of coffee daily, just like drinking from a good coffee shop. No regrets as this coffee machine never fails to deliver from day one, not a capsule is wasted. I am giving this review with all honesty as I am very happy owning a tiny coffee machine but works as good as $1000+++ coffee machines.
***NOTE*** I have this wonderful little coffee machine for more than 5 years already & use it nearly everyday, still working perfectly as I am writing this review.
Just had my first cup. Got some of the wrong pods, so initially was bummed.
Did have some of the right ones in Italian Roast, fired up its milk frother accessory. Best cup ive had outside the states.
Questions & Answers
How to clean it when it's blocked
Put an empty cup under the dispenser and press to make a coffee but without a pod in place. Do this several times to help flush the system. If it doesn't fix it there's a good chance your machine is stuffed. Machines are pretty crappy and they don't seem to last very long!
Totally agree. I cleaned it with a whole tank of water through the system but it made no difference. I have bought a new one and it seems fine so far, the Delonghi Nespresso Mini, which gets very good reviews. The coffee is a cut above the Esspressotoria ones too, and much greater choice. Let's hope it lasts a bit longer!
Can I recycle the coffee pods in my yellow bin?
By yellow bin I presume you mean a recycle bin? Then you could if you dismantle the pod, remove the seal cover and the grinds, then washed the pod. Not sure if anyone would want to go to that effort though!
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