Melitta Caffeo Bistro

Melitta Caffeo Bistro Bean to Cup Coffee Maker

Melitta Caffeo Bistro Bean to Cup Coffee Maker
9.1

Value for Money

9/10

Feature Range

9/10

Ease of Use

9/10

Design

10/10

Performance

10/10

The Good

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to maintain and clean
  • Excellent build quality
  • Elegant and sophisticated Design
  • Excellent espresso and cappuccino

The Bad

  • Drip tray needs to be emptied daily
  • A bit noisy when grinding
  • Quite expensive

Melitta Caffeo Bistro Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee MachineThe Melitta Caffeo Bistro fully automatic bean to cup coffee machine immediately has the appearance of a professional machine with its bulky shape, sleek controls and the sizeable-looking milk brother attached to the side. The Melitta Caffeo Bistro Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Machine would fit right in a high-street coffee house as much as the average home kitchen.

Find best priceWith its tough grinder it can create coffee from bean to cup for two different users at a time and guarantees “variety for coffee lovers” through a variety of drinks at a consistently high quality.

It’s this sense of quality and variety that lures buyers who are looking for a more professional, flawless machine, but are these qualities coming through in the use of this machine and the final product?

Integrated Milk Steamer & Frother

caffeo-bistro-milk-frotherThe milk frothing arm is very easy to use and its attached whisking head makes it easy to create a good foam for your cappuccino. When in use, it can be swung out of the machine and lowered to sit directly into a jug of milk – without even needing to hold the jug.

To activate the steam (and the frothing mechanism) press the steam button to enable the steam knob. This takes a few moments and during this time the steam button will flash, but turn stop when it is ready for use. Turning the steam knob starts up the whisk and pushes steam through your milk – heating and frothing it simultaneously. The variable knob enables you to adjust the rate of steam and gives you more control over how foamy and hot the prepared milk is.

Once you’re done the whole whisk assembly can be removed from the Melitta Caffeo Bistro Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Machine by twisting it anti-clockwise and makes it much easier to clean than if it was permanently attached to the machine, not to mention it is also dishwasher safe.

Two Bean Hoppers

Melitta Caffeo Bistro Coffee MakerOne of the perks of the Melitta Caffeo Bistro Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Machine is that it enables you to prepare several different kinds of coffee without having to swap out the beans or clean out the coffee grounds container each time you decide to try a different blend.

This is all thanks to the dual-chambered bean hopper located at the top of the device which can hold two different beans in the machine at the same time. A small lever positioned in front of the chamber allows you to select which bean to use. Find best price

It is important to mention that when changing beans, the beans from the previous cup will still be in the mouth of the grinder and it will take the preparation of a further two cups before the new beans have worked their way into the grinder and are used. This is essential to remember if you’re switching between decaf and espresso!

Easy navigation

Melitta Caffeo Bistro fully automatic bean to cup moffee machineThe simple handling and the simply arranged, intuitive buttons ensure that you can quickly and easily immerse yourself in your individual coffee moment. Just select between 4 coffee strengths and an adjustable amount of water for your personal coffee experience.

Self-explanatory symbols on the display provide you with various information, e.g. whether there is not enough water or cleaning is needed. Therefore the ease of use of the Melitta Caffeo Bistro Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Machine has been awarded with the famous Plus X Award.

Key Features of the Melitta Caffeo Bistro Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Machine

  • Bean selector
  • Intelligent grinder
  • Professional quality milk steamer and whisk
  • Height adjustable spout
  • Water filter
  • Energy saving mode
  • Standby < 1 watt
  • 1400 watts
  • 15 bar

FAQ

What country is the Melitta Caffeo Bistro fully automatic bean to cup moffee machine made in?

On the machine it says ‘Made in Europe’. The company is German.

What is the height width and depth of the Melitta Caffeo Bistro Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Machine?

260mm height x 340mm width x 500mm depth

How much water is used in the cleaning cycles?

Before producing a cup of coffee the machine flushes with a fraction of a cup of water.

Can the Melitta Caffeo Bistro fully automatic bean to cup moffee machine be used to make flat whites and can the whisk tool be removed from the frothing/steaming arm?

The Wisk can be taken out before the final froth, for a flat white, you twist the Wisk and it separates form the machine, then the part in your hand can also be taken into two parts for washing and cleaning.

Does this unit have a UK plug now or still a euro plug?

UK plug

It appears that the bean hopper and water jug are on the right of the machine. It will be under wall units in the kitchen. How are they removed?

The water jug lifts about an inch then slides out so no problem with that. The beans are actually on the top and you remove the lid to refill them, so you don’t need to remove the hopper. We have ours under units and it works for us, you just might have to slide the whole unit forward when you top up your beans.