Beko CEG5311 Coffee Machine Review
We’ve been spoilt for coffee machines recently, after trying out the Melitta Caffeo Solo & Perfect Milk Coffee Machine which was rather impressive. We’ve now got our hands on the Beko CEG5311 coffee machine, it’s slightly smaller, looks far
– Bean to cup coffee with integrated grinder
– Bar pressure: 19bar
– Removable 1.5L water tank
– LCD display & touch sensitive buttons
– 2 Levels of coffee strength
– Dimensions (H)38 x (W)23 x (D)43cm
Look & Feel
Without a doubt, Beko
To the top of the machine is a single power button to turn it on & off. The rest of the controls are touch sensitive and the buttons illuminate once the machine is switched on. Four buttons in total, including steam, hot water, single espresso & double espresso. These buttons are touch sensitive, so just put your thumb or finger over the button and it
Also to the top of the machine is the bean hopper, which includes a rotary knob to adjust how coarse you want your grind to be. The hopper will hold around 100g of beans. Further along is the water tank, which can be removed so you can fit it up at your sink.
Set up is very easy, simply plug the machine into your local power socket, fill up the water tank & hopper with beans and turn it on. An instruction manual is included, which details set up and how to use it for the first time. It’s worth reading before using the machine for the first time.
The machine is very easy to use and makes a great shot of espresso. The machine will produce a single or double shot of espresso as default but you can also adjust this further by pressing a button in a certain way, so the machine remembers how much coffee to produce (detailed in the instructions). This, along with the grind setting within the hopper, allows you to adjust your espresso to suit. Unlike some machines, there is just
Once you have your espresso, you can either top it up with hot water to make an
Now if you’re in a rush, the machine has 3 different modes or speeds. Eco mode, speed mode & default. The default mode is the best of both worlds but if you wanted speed, you’d sacrifice the pre-brewing and get your coffee quicker. Eco-mode uses
The machine is very easy to clean, it’s easy to take most of the machine apart to clean and the indicator lights help you avoid any excess build up. As default, the machine will self clean itself to a degree, by flushing through hot water at start up.
The only negative I can find right now with the machine is the sensitivity of the buttons. I would touch a button a few times before the machine would register the command.
The Beko CEG5311 coffee machine makes a decent cup of coffee. The pre-brewing feature, coupled with 19bar pressure, produces a quality espresso with a silky crema. It looks good, it’s compact and easy to use.
It’s available to purchase direct from Beko for just £350.