(Yeah… totally unnecessary and silly – but very enjoyable, right?)
Well I found one finally. And with Prime and its various specials on goods and shipping, you can get one discounted for yourself or as a lovely gift for someone special.
I’m going to giving you the breakdown here so you can decide.
(If I was given one of these bad boys, I would be in seventh heaven….it would be a gift that keeps on giving!) So let’s have a look at these sweet deals.
Volume: 1.8 Litre
Types of Coffee: Expresso, cappuccino, flat white, latte and more
The Smart Bean to Cup Coffee Machine
You will be reading this because like me, you want a Smart bean to cup coffee machine!
(How decadent of you!)
The idea that you can wake up on the weekend and stay in bed and with your phone, press a button to have your coffee prepared in one of 21 ways is very appealing. (Shame it doesn’t have a robot to deliver it to me in bed too – especially in winter!)
If you have a re-usable to – go cup, this smart bean to cup coffee machine can save you a lot of coffee dollars!
If you are in the habit of buying 4 cups of coffee a week at £2/$2.50 each time or more -, you will be costing yourself around £416 – 450 ( $520 – $570 a year!)
(Maybe it’s time to bring the friends to your house instead and serve them a non alcoholic home brewed treat!)
This is a fully automated, one touch, smart bean to cup coffee machine. It has intelligent technology and even tells you when it needs new coffee beans and needs descaling and comes with its own cleaning and descaler kit.
The Melitta smart bean to cup coffee machines are designed and manufactured in Germany and are high quality, easy to use and compact when compared to other high-end coffee machines. They have “quiet as a whisper grinders” -( steel conical grinders,) and is energy saving – with an energy saving mode and programmable automatic shutdown.
What You Get – Specification
- 1 Melitta Barista TS SMART F85/0-101
- Bean to Cup Coffee Machine,
- Weight: 10.3 kg
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 29.5 x 37.2 x 46.7 cm
- 1 m cable
- Milk Container Included
- Water tank (1.8 L) with filter
- Grain compartment 2 x 125g
Smart Bean to Cup Coffee Machine Features
Melitta Connect App.
The coffee machine has a handy Melitta Connect App where you can manage many of the automatic coffee machine features from your smart phone. You can manage your appliance settings and personal My Coffee profiles can be programmed and saved.
The App provides coffee recipes and tutorials on cleaning and maintaining the machine. And you can even create your own coffee specialities.
The Melitta Connect App of this smart bean to coffee machine is managed on blutooth not WiFi as yet. (Although of course, you can add a Wifi plug from a company like Samsung Smart Things and add it to your home network. )
The Downside of the App
The biggest complaint about the My Connect app is that it does not work consistently! From the many complaints about the app it seems that many people did not share their location before setting up the app on their phones and then of course could not get the app to work!
Thankfully, there is a strong Melitta customer service team, who are available to assist you with the App setup and will get you up and running.
For those of us who did share our location on setup, the app is a convenient fun add-on to make our coffee part of our home automation network!
My Coffee Memory
Another neat thing about the Melitta Smart bean to cup Coffee machine is the ability to remember your coffee preference for up to 8 people! You can program each person’s individual coffee specialities .
With 21 speciality coffee types available in the recipe book and 4 classics expresso, café crème, cappuccino and latte macchiato at the touch of a button, you can make americanos, expresso doppio, flat whites or ristretto. This is very convenient!
In my household alone, we have the latte, the cappuccino, the flat white, the strong flat white. It can get complicated! We therefore love the 8 person coffee type storage feature!
The Super Quiet Grinder
Have you ever tried to have a conversation while grinding beans? A bit of a joke right?
There are a few more advantages to this smart coffee maker.
The super quiet grinder is a big plus. I love the smell of fresh beans but not the racket of a grinder! The Melitta smart coffee machine can grind the beans to different levels as needed by the different coffee types…q u i e t l y.
With the Best Aroma System Plus and the IntenseAroma feature, 2 airtight grain compartments, the Ground coffee chute, and 5 settings for coffee strength, the grinder delivers the best grind for your cuppa – I can taste it now!
The simple customised coffee selection with Automatic Bean Select will select the amount of coffee (25 ml – 220 ml), and automate choice of grain type.
Cleaning and Storage
I really love the storable milk container! No jugs needed and the milk stor age container can pop into the fridge as it is and brought out cold when needed for frothing!
Remember I mentioned that the machine is automatic? You can keep the machine and coffee taste excellent with automatic cleaning and descaling, Includes welcome pack cleaning kit, Easy to clean interior thanks to the removable brewing unit – Dishwasher safe.
This is a coffee machine which really considers the hassle factor of making fresh coffee and solves the grunt work.
The machine is well worth the money!
Prime Day Deal -The Smart Bean to Cup Coffee Maker On Sale Now for £720!
It won’t last forever. This machine has 2 – 3 models and this smart coffee machine model is on sale ! Take advantage of the deals for Prime which will soon be over and get this machine better priced than another smart coffee machine!
Here we have a comparison of two models….
This silver and black model is presently at £400 cheaper and you can get an extra 10% off. You really can’t get a better price for a high quality coffee machine!
Unfortunately it is only for a couple of days…until July 15th Prime Day deals.
Of course, you won’t be able to get this huge drop in price unless you are Prime member. The cost is free for 30 days (during which you can stop Prime subscription or £7.99 a month which gives you a pile of other options!)
Read more about Prime Day here and join Prime.
The Price – Worth It?
It’s not a cheap coffee maker. But using one of these will give you as fresh a cup or batter than your favourite coffee shop.
But don’t believe me! Read one of the 28 reviews that gave the machine a 4 star rating.
5.0 out of 5 starsFantastic Bean to Cup Coffee Machines9 February 2019Colour: BlackVerified PurchaseAfter 3 months of use I am really impressed with this machine, it’s easy to clean and has an amazing amount of settings and functions that you can customise. The mobile App is slightly under developed and needs more work from Melitta however I’ve hardly used it, once you setup your recipes on the main touch screen you’re good to go. Highly recommend and wouldn’t look at another brand. Worth the investment.Helpfu
5.0 out of 5 starsFantastic coffee!7 February 2019Colour: BlackVerified PurchaseWe love the arrangement for having two different sorts of beans. I use decaffeinated beans while my husband prefers normal beans and so we can both use the machine at the same time. It was very easy to set up. We haven’t used the Bluetooth technology as we don’t need it. It is very stylish, quiet and makes fantastic coffee.
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