Customer Reviews — Melitta Avanza Mystic Titan F270-100 6767843 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine - Titan Grey

Customer Reviews — Melitta Avanza Mystic Titan F270-100 6767843 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine - Titan Grey

Melitta Avanza Mystic Titan F270-100 6767843 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine - Titan Grey
£400
  • 5 different grind settings to suit your tastes
  • Height-adjustable spout to suit all cup sizes
  • Filter reduces limescale in water for improved taste
  • Cup warmer gently heats your cups for the perfect drink
  • Cleaning function keeps your machine in great condition
4.9 / 5
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Melissa Avanza

4/5
I'm going to say that after looking through the which consumer website for coffee machines, we decided that we wanted to treat ourselves to a bean to cup coffee machine. We decided to go for the more advanced Melitta Avanza series as opposed to a more basic one in the same range due to the milk frother having an attachment that you can feed into any milk container, and that you can make two coffees without milk at the same time. I want to be honest with you-the machine makes lovely silky smooth coffees like expresso and does a decent job of frothing milk, so unless you are used to making barrister level quality coffees, then you will probably like the results. The machine is actually sensibly priced for an automatic machine and we really did not want to pay nearly a thousand pounds for the privilege of freshly ground coffee, so it seems like it is not a bad price for an automatic machine that gets the taste and texture of the coffee right. The machine is quite deep but has a pleasing front which is quite slimline given how many functions must be crammed inside it, so it should fit well on a kitchen worktop. It has numerous icons to alert you to different things such as emptying the drip tray and removing the convenient puck shaped coffee discs (in a separate container, also inside the drip tray) or showing that the coffee hopper or water tank needs refilling. The more complex tasks like cleaning the machine (it runs a small amount of water through the coffee outlet at the front whenever it's switched on or off-it will power itself down after an adjustable amount of time). The whole brewing unit can be cleaned as well, however it requires some patience and I strongly urge you to read the manual-it does have plenty of diagrams to help you with the functions. The chrome coffee outlet can be moved up and down to accommodate a wide variety of cups and mugs which is useful. There is one thing you should be aware of though and that is the fact that the machine is loud. Sadly Which reviews with regard to the more basic melitta in the same range state that the machine is well rated for quietess. I can tell you that the Melissa we brought was so loud we thought there was something wrong with it at first, but after doing some research we discovered others noticed that the machine created a lot of noise. If our machine is anything to go by, then the noise seems to be generated by excessive vibration between the plastic case on the left hand side and the internal components. It is annoying because it would probably be a simple case of putting a few rubber coin shaped dampners inside the case. However the noise can be muted almost entirely by gently pressing your finger against the plastic when the pump is pouring coffee through the outlet at the front. That's my only complaint about the Melissa Avanza, otherwise I would happily give the machine 5 stars. So overall the machine is good value-it makes great coffee-your essentially getting a automatic bean to cup machine for less than half the price of a more advanced unit which does make it good value. I just wish Melitta were aware of how noisy the machine is, which could be so easily muted by the above mentioned dampners. Or failing that just press your finger on the center of the left side of the casing when the pump is working. I hope my review helps.
Paul

Fantastic bean to cup machine for this price range.

5/5
I have had this machine for a week now and so far I am very happy with it. It definitely is an improvement on my previous well known brand pod machine. The coffee tastes fantastic however it does take a while to figure out the coffee strength/water ratios to your own taste. Top tip: if you want a longer coffee put hot water into a mug using the frother and then top up with 2 espressos. Using the large cup size setting on a bean to cup machine does extract the coffee a lot more which might not be to everyone's taste. The milk frother works very well and suits the occasional milky coffee drinker. Just ensure that it is rinsed through after each use. This brings me onto maintenance which is a lot more than my pod machine. The manual advises rinsing the brewing unit weekly, personally I do it more often and also clean out the inside of the machine where the unit is stored. Once coffee starts getting into the inner workings of the machine itself you are shortening its lifespan. Ensure you also buy the cleaning tablets, milk system cleaner as well. For the price of this machine it really is excellent and that is why I am giving it 5 stars, yes there are better machines but not for this price.
Martin Bird

Great Coffee!

5/5
Easy to prepare a good cup of coffee. Slim design leaves plenty of room on the worktop.
Alys Griffin

Good Coffee

5/5
Makes excellent coffee.Very impressed
George Pickering

Coffee

5/5
Great machine, great coffee, easy to use
Grant

Harness your inner barrister!

5/5
What a fantastic piece of machinery! So easy to use and produces a top notch coffee. If making an Americano, select a double espresso and have the espresso dial turned to the 10 o'clock position. Whilst waiting for the coffee to dispense, boil a kettle. Once double shot pored, top cup up with boiled water - makes for the most amazing Americano! The milk frother is equally as easy to operate and will have you harnessing your inner barrister making the most fabulous lattes and cappuccinos! A worth while investment and one you will really enjoy! First class service and delivery from AO!
Matt Paterson

Excellent, good value

5/5
Really easy to set up and use - lights etc. indicate when water or coffee need topped up and the machine emptying.
Carol Collins

Work productivity increased!

5/5
Really good coffee machine - so easy to use and great espresso. The first one we received didn’t work as expected so AO sent us a replacement very quickly without any complaints.
Steve