Melitta Caffeo Solo & Perfect Milk Coffee Machine Review
Coffee is a
– Bean to cup coffee with
– Bar pressure: 15bar
– Cup warmer
– 2 Year warranty
– Removable 1.2L water tank
– 1400w power consumption (13a plug)
– Dimensions (H)32.5 x (W)20.0 x (D)45.5
Look & Feel
The coffee machine’s outer casing is predominantly glossy black plastic, with either a silver or black front to choose from. To the front of the machine are the controls, a minimalist display, a drip tray, the outlet for the coffee and the milk controls. To the top at the rear of the machine is the hopper for the coffee beans, and the water tank, which is detachable, allowing you to carry it to your tap for filling up. To the side of the machine is a removable panel, which gains access to the machine itself, for cleaning & maintenance.
The overall size of the machine is fairly compact, especially when you consider what’s inside it. I put it on my kitchen worktop for a week and it didn’t look out of place or overpowering. That being said, if you have cupboards above your worktop, consider that when positioning, as it wasn’t the easiest to pour the beans into the hopper. The water tank lifts up and to the side, so that’s not so much of an issue. The excess water, through self-cleaning and the left over coffee
Once you have an espresso, you can make any coffee you like, but this machine has been specifically built to produce espresso, standard coffee, cappuccino and latte macchiato. There are options to select the strength of your coffee, shown on screen in
A key feature for the coffee machine is the Auto-Cappuccinatore. This is similar to your traditional water
Some of the other features include an auto clean option, every time you turn the machine on, it will flush through with water. You can also purchase a water filter for the tank and set the filter strength, based on your water hardness. A simple water dip test is included with the machine so you can determine how hard
Also, once you have adjusted the settings to achieve your perfect coffee, the machine will remember it, even if you turn it off at the mains. The outlet also slides up and down, to suit the size of your cup or glass.
The last thing to mention is Melitta
I haven’t got many negative points to make, other than the gloss, stainless steel and mirrored finish shows dirt or splashes very easily. The plastic pipe for frothing also attracts dust & dirt, it’s that almost sticky like plastic once washed & dried. If you’re not used to a domestic coffee machine, this may seem very loud to you when first using it.
Melitta have produced a fantastic coffee machine at a very affordable price point. After making many cups of coffee for myself, family and friends, I had nothing but praise back to me. I’d like to think that was all me, but I know it was the performance & quality of the machine that produced a great cup of coffee. I’ve seen this machine available online from some high street retailers for less than £350. Buy one, you wont be disappointed.
For more info, check out the official Melitta website.