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Melitta Bean to Cup Machine, With Adjustable Coffee Intensity, Adjustable Double Outlet for One or Two Cups, Cup Warming Function, Self-Cleaning Option, SOLO, Sandy-Grey, E950-877

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up for discussion, then, of course, you get a ‘complete’ machine there, but you have to live with somewhat of lower coffee quality. it does not vent when I press the bean button / a reset with the bean and power button pressed at the same time does not work either!

Let’s move on to one of the elephants in the room: the question of whether this light version of a fully automatic coffee machine can deliver excellent espresso in your cup? Optimised for use in making either espresso or cappuccino, the simple controls allow the user to select from three different strengths. Instead of making the adjustment within the bean compartment itself, you have to remove the service panel to find it next to the brew group.If we check out the Solo without comparing it to other machines, it makes for a rather perfect prototype of a ‘fully automatic coffee maker’ in principle. In addition to a programmable energy-saving mode, Melitta® fully automatic coffee machines have a practical Auto-OFF feature.

It does fall short when compared to other coffee machines when you look at the customisation options.However, you do have to leave room to remove the water tank and need clearance above it to pour in your coffee beans.

See for yourself in the comparison video: ‘A Comparison of Fully Automatic Coffee Machines — Krups EA8108 or Melitta Caffeo Solo’. You can also adjust the amount of coffee you get up to 220ml, and with the option of brewing two cups at the same time. Melitta didn’t waver, though, focusing on people who like to drink their coffee and espresso black but also wanted more than just filtered coffee from a basic machine.Easy clean unitThe Caffeo Solo E950-103 makes it easy to keep things clean and in good working condition and even informs you when to clean and descale. Once you’ve set your grind level (hint : go for the finest setting), you will then need to choose how strong you like your espresso shot? Only reviews that feature the label "Verified Review" have been checked to ensure that the author actually used or purchased the product.

Even though the size of the display is fine for most, some of you might want to fetch your readers first thing in the morning. Like I mentioned before, there are ‘special’ cleaning tablets that Melitta sells under the name ‘Perfect Clean’. Straightforward buttons and a rotary dial make it easy to adjust with little effort on the Melitta Caffeo Solo. The Solo is a true bean-to-cup coffee machine, not a pre-ground shortcut maker that has lost all flavor.Of course this is all worthless without good tasting results, and it is worth remembering that within this slim machine there is a 120g container for real coffee beans, and automatic grinding system for quality control. Yes, the main function of a coffee machine is to produce great tasting coffee on a consistent basis, but that doesn’t mean that looks aren’t important as well. The Melitta Caffeo Solo has three settings to choose from, this is less again than other bean to cup coffee machines. Having to refill the hopper forces you to use fresh beans whenever possible, which will enrich your mornings with a greater coffee aroma.

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