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Philips L'OR Barista Latte

Philips L'OR Barista Latte

LM8014/60 and LM8018/90
4.8 from 32 reviews

Horrible coffee

I have been a fan of L'or pods over the years so these machines are a big disappointment.

Not only was the coffee lukewarm, it had a very burned taste to it.

This might be a matter of trying different pod flavors however the machine should be hotter than this - lukewarm at best.

Purchased in June 2019 for $140.00.

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Thank you for your honest review, Tony. We're quite sorry to learn that out of the box it seems that the coffee isn't quite hot enough for your taste - and if it's actually lukewarm, then we definitely agree there might be something up. Therefore, we'd recommend to contact us on 1300 363 391 - as this allows us to look into this a bit better. Indeed, the cups that you've tried so far could be of a darker roast than you're used to, so it's good to also try a couple of different ones (perhaps a type of pod that you're already accustomed to, from before). In any case, we hope your coffee experience could be improved significantly very soon, as this indeed sounds far from ideal. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Quite simply the best coffee machine

I love how easy this machine is to use and the quality of the coffee is amazing!
I like how you can do 2 coffees at once!
It also has a sleek modern look

Purchased in February 2019.

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Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences here, Amy! We love hearing that they have been pretty good as well. :-) Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Mornings are better with this product

Absolutely love this machine. It’s easy to use, looks great on my table top and the flavours are just delicious. The coffee it serves every morning is better than cafe made. Every home needs one.

Purchased in April 2019.

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Hi Tonidee, we're happy to hear that you're such a fan of the L'OR Barista Latte and that it's impossible to imagine your mornings without it. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm here and enjoy the rest of your week! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Perfect for all coffee lovers!

I am a huge fan of the L’OR Barista Coffee Machine. First of all, I love the way it looks on my kitchen bench, it’s compact and chic. The process of making a coffee is also very simple, which is appealing, especially when you’re in a rush of a morning.

The capsules are great, I love the variety of strengths - the Double Shot Ristretto is definitely a favourite! The coffee tastes just as good as it would in an expensive Sydney cafe, so if you ask me, this machine is basically saving me money! I haven’t had the opportunity to use too many other coffee machines, but compared to the ones I have used, this one definitely comes out on top. The fact that it makes two cups at a time and is easy to dismantle to clean, are just added bonuses!

The only fault I found with it though, was the lid for the capsule holder. It wasn’t as smooth as it could’ve been and seemed a bit clunky when opening and closing it, almost as if I was going to break it. It does seem better now, but I don’t know if that’s due to the machine being used or I’m getting used to the feel of it. Also, the capsule didn’t always drop into the tray once it had been dispensed. But this wasn’t too much of an issue.

Overall, this machine gets top marks from me, and I will definitely recommend it to anyone in the market for an affordable and effective coffee machine!

Purchased in March 2019.

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Hi Jessica, thanks for leaving your review on here. We really appreciate that you took the time to report on so many aspects of the Barista. We wish you many tasty coffee's to come! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Amazing product, super stylish

Loved it. Stylish and contemporary, easy and functional to use. LOVE the milk frother - however, I found the milk a little bit overaerated or stiff. Very impressed; would highly recommend.

Purchased in March 2019.

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Hi there. Thanks for sharing your experience with the Barista Latte. It's great to hear you're loving the look of it, and we bet the coffee it produces is also a bit of a plus. ;) Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. Kinds regards, The Philips Australia Team

Beautiful looking coffee machine

I absolutely love the sleek modern design of the coffee machine. It looks superb in any kitchen setting. I really love the double brew option, so hubby and I can share a coffee at the same time. Compared to other capsule coffee machines, i find the L'OR coffee machine has more cup options to choose from. I also find it froths the milk beautifully.

Purchased in March 2019.

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Hey there. Thanks for sharing your review. We love hearing that the look of the Barista Latte is appreciated. :) It's imaginable that the fact you and your hubby can make 2 coffees at once now, will prevent a lot of potential bickering. ;) Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. Kinds regards, The Philips Australia Team

Love the double shot capability!

The machine is quite large, but I love being able to brew two coffees at once. The coffee tastes amazing and both me and my husband are much happier with the price point of the pods compared to other brands.

Purchased in April 2019.

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Hi Amy. Thanks for your review. We're excited to hear to your loving your new Barista Latte. The fact you can make 2 cups at once now must be pretty great for those busy mornings. ;) Let us know if you have any questions, we'd be happy to help. Kinds regards, The Philips Australia Team

This is the best machine that's affordable, sleek and compatible

I think the machine is very compact and can fit in my small kitchen without taking too much space and it is aesthetically pleasing. I think the cleaning for this machine is great because I don't need to clean it too often which makes it very convenient. Of course the whole concept of this machine makes everything so easy and allows a double shot so that's so amazing. I'm also so happy the set up time was also fast. Moreover the machine is quite affordable.

Purchased in March 2019.

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Hello Grace, Thank you for your feedback on our L'OR Barista Latte. We're glad to hear you've been enjoying using your coffee machine, and that you find the double shot option amazing; a significant feature for a nice cup of coffee at the start of the day! Should you ever need any tips or tricks, feel free to reach out to us on our Facebook or Twitter (@PhilipsCare). Our team is always happy to help! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Love my coffee machine

I enjoy the large selection of capsules and the option for a double shot, this is very convenient. The strengths and flavours are perfect , I love the large quality selection. It’s great value for money compared to other brands that I’ve tried.
I love the design and style of the machine, it’s very modern & sophisticated looking.

Purchased in March 2019.

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Hello Natasha, thank you for your feedback on our L'OR Barista Latte. It's nice to hear that you love your coffee machine! It is of great importance for every coffee lover to have a variety of different options, especially when it comes to strengths and flavors; this is why we're happy to have provided you with a product that is suitable for your needs. If you find yourself in need of any tips or tricks, don't hesitate to reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter (@PhilipsCare). Our team is always happy to help! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Perfectly easy to use

The coffee was delicious once I found the right strength for me it was number 5 as the rest were too strong and bitter. I found it so easy to use

Purchased in March 2019.

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We're very glad to hear this and thanks for sharing Kim! :) Once you find the right strength there is no way back. ;) Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

All-in-one modern, sophisticated and affordable coffee machine

On first impression, the coffee machine looks so elegant and sophisticated. It is compact which makes it a good addition to even the smallest of kitchen spaces. It has the option of doing double expressos which is amazing and is also an affordable machine, with a selection of capsules that vary in flavour and coffee intensity.

Purchased in March 2019.

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Great to hear you're happy with our Barista Latte machine! Thanks so much for sharing this and enjoy your double espressos to the fullest. ;-) Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Love it so much!

Love the sleek design, also love how you can brew two coffees at once and choose the size of the espresso you’d like to brew. The most stunning machine that fits in with my modern, monochrome kitchen. The quality of coffee is the best I’ve had from a coffee machine at home.

Purchased in March 2019.

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Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback! We're delighted to hear that you've been happy with the coffee machine, and that it's been a welcome addition to your kitchen. Kind Regards, The Philips Australia Team

Even Easier Sunday Mornings

Super easy to use!! Anyone would easily be able to use it, even if you are new to making coffee as the instructions are so clear (and the signage on the machine is amazing)

The machine is very chic and looks very stylish even when not in use. It doesn’t take up much benchspace which is a huge priority in my household and it is seriously so well designed, it is beautiful compared to other machines.

I LOVE that I can make two cups at once and it makes mornings so much easier that we can have our coffee together instead of making one and waiting while we made the second one (and then fighting for who gets the first cup!!)

The coffee itself is very smooth and a delight to drink. There are a huge variety of flavours and the ones I have sampled so far will all be purchased again.

Purchased in March 2019.

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Hey there, Brie. Thanks for the kind words. It's awesome to see you're so in love with the Barista Latte. We're happy to hear that the Barista Latte has helped eradicate the fights for the first cup of coffee in the morning. ;) Kinds regards, The Philips Australia Team

Love this machine!

Wow! The machine looks so sleek and refined in our kitchen. It’s so easy to use, quiet and fast! Consistent coffee and temperature every time! Great range of capsule flavours!

Purchased in June 1990.

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Hi Holly. Thanks for sharing your review here. It's nice to see that you love the design this much. :) We're sure it helps that it also makes a great cup of coffee. ;) Kinds regards, The Philips Australia Team

This product can make 2 coffees at once! Perfect!

What I loved the most was the fact you can brew 2 coffees at the same time! This is fantastic! The taste is great too, easy to use and aesthetically speaking, very modern and chic. The material could be a little stronger. This is a machine to buy if: you have more people in your house so it’s easier to make 2 coffees, if you like to match your kitchen with the appliances (it’s a very modern and beautiful machine) and if you enjoy a great variety of coffee types. They also have a recycling program that I found incredible! Well done!

Purchased in March 2019.

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Hi Marcella! Thanks for sharing your feedback. We're happy to see that you've been enjoying the design of it just as much as the coffee it makes. :) Kinds regards, The Philips Australia Team

Easy to use and great coffee too!!

I have had other coffee machines in the past and never continued to use them as the coffee wasn’t great. As a decaf drinker I find it hard to find a good brew. I love the taste of L’Or decaf pods and love that you can brew 2 x cups at the same time

Purchased in March 2019.

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Hey there, Leah. Thanks for the review! It's delightful to hear you're so content with the taste of the decaf coffee you're making with it, and the way you're enjoying the rest that it has to offer. :) Kinds regards, The Philips Australia Team

Absolutely amazing!

Love the sleek design plus the double shots feature . Now I can make two cups of coffee at once ! There’s a huge range of coffees as well to choose and perfect strength and smoothness !

Purchased in March 2019.

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Hey Ash. Thanks for sharing your experience with our Barista. It's great to hear you're loving your coffees, and all the different ones you can choose from. :) Kinds regards, The Philips Australia Team

Amazing and so easy to use!

The machine was really easy to use and I loved the milk frother! It was easy to clean up too. The taste is also amazing and I love the strength of the coffee!

Purchased in March 2019.

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Hi Becky. Thanks for sharing. It's great to hear you're enjoying your Barista Latte. :) Let's hope you'll get to enjoy these great cups of coffees for some time to come. Kinds regards, The Philips Australia Team

My morning ritual!

Thought the coffee machine was very easy to use! The coffee came out fantastic. Perfect for early mornings! The capsules are double shot, which was perfect for me as I love a double shot latte.

Purchased in February 2019 at Feminine Mysteries for $299.00.

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Hello Justin. Thanks for sharing your review here. We're happy to hear that the Barista Latte has enriched your mornings. :) Hopefully it will keep you this satisfied for some time to come. Kinds regards, The Philips Australia Team

Stylish machine which makes great coffee.

This machine is beautiful! It is sleek and stylish and looks wonderful on my kitchen bench. The gold on black gives it a look of luxury. I really liked that the machine was so easy to use. It simply required taking out of the box. Nothing to assemble or put together. Very easy to use.
The coffee tastes great, and is of high quality for a home brew product. There are many flavours to suit all tastes and even the decaf makes for great drinking.
Unfortunately, I did not receive a machine with a milk frother. I think the frother would be a perfect partner to the machine. Overall, I recommend this machine. Its ability to brew two coffees at a time is so handy and the price is not too high.
(I did receive a reward for my review)

Purchased in March 2019.

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Questions & Answers

I would like to know why my milk froth machine that is attached to the coffee machine will only do one lot of milk for one coffee, then if I try and do another amount of milk the button flashes and will not turn on then it stops flashing. What’s going on? Is it over heated? Why can I not make a couple of coffees.
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Are you filling the container all the way to the line? That should froth enough for two.Yes I am filling to max line, but it is not enough for two and it’s very frothy. Any other suggestion?Is it over heated when the light flashes?

How to heat milk up with the milk frother? I followed the instruction below from L'OR website. But, the temperature of the milk wasn't changed.(I used milk stored in refrigerator). brewing coffee works fine. I purchased my machine a few days ago. Does it mean my coffee machine is broken? or did I miss something? Your answer would be appreciated. Please. ------------------------instructions to heat milk from L'OR website You can use your L'OR Milk Frother to heat milk without frothing it. 1. Detach the metal whisk from one side first 2. Remove the metal whisk and press the power button to heat up the milk The milk is heated up to approx 74°C to ensure the best froth and taste. Milk proteins start to break down and burn if the milk is overheated."
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Hello Claire, Thanks for submitting your question here. We tried searching for the answer ourselves, but we weren't able to find the answer just yet. We would recommend to reach out to our coffee team at the following number: 1300 363 391. They should be able to assist you further with this. Don't give up yet! :) Kind regards, The Philips Australia teamThank you. The coffee tastes great. I love this coffee machine. I won't give up. :) I will contact your coffee team. Thank you for your kind answer.

Two (and a half) long winded questions. Firstly, there is a dimension discrepancy I'm curious about. I understand that the LM8012/60 does not include a milk frother and therefore the difference in width, but there is a height difference between the LM8018/90 and the rest of the range on this website. Is that a typo, the height with the lever down and other two with the lever up, or is there an actual height difference? The half question. If it is a typographical error, like I believe it is, do the dimensions given include having the lever up if not what is the height of the machine with it up? Second and last question, what is the capacity of the milk frother? From my experience with using a pod machine, when I have guests over, I spend more time waiting for milk than I do for the coffee. I could easily get 3-5 cups of coffee ready by the time 1 cups worth of milk is ready. We're not fussed about the right cup for the coffee at home, a mug just means less trips to make more. Just trying work out of we should buy the machine with the milk frother or save that extra expense and put it to a larger stand alone milk system. Thank you
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Hi Evan, Thanks for your questions! We're not completely sure where you found the deviation in the dimensions. But they are exactly the same in depth and height. :) - Width x Depth x Height in mm - Without frother: 180x400x280 With frother: 263x400x280 Regarding the capacity, we weren't able to find that out. Please do consider reaching out to 1300 363 391 or contacting us on social media. Our support teams over there will surely be able to provide you with the information you're looking for. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Details

Philips L'OR Barista Latte LM8014/60Philips L'OR Barista Latte LM8018/90
CategoryCapsule / Coffee Pod MachinesCapsule / Coffee Pod Machines
Price (RRP) $219.00$249.00
Pump Pressure19 bar19 bar
Input Power1,450 W1,450 W
Dishwasher Safe PartsYesYes
Water Tank Capacity1 L1 L
Colour / Finish BlackBlack
Dimensions 280 x 263 x 400 mm220 x 263 x 400 mm
Weight4.3 kg4.3 kg
Capsule CompatabilityNespresso and OtherNespresso and Other
Milk FrotherIntegratedIntegrated
Heat-up Time 60 seconds60 seconds
Auto Shut-offYesYes
Adjustable Shot QuantityNoNo
Shot FunctionsEspresso, Lungo and RistrettoEspresso, Lungo and Ristretto
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)
Release dateMar 2019Mar 2019

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