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Topic # 151650 1-Sep-2014 09:40
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So left field I know but I figure we drink more coffee than anyone else!!

I have been looking to at Delonghi Magnifficas (think thtast right ) the all in one coffee machine. What would be perfect is one that could alos produce water hot enogh for tea
Anyone got one or any ideas?




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  Reply # 1119375 1-Sep-2014 09:58
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The Dolce Gusto pod machines can do what you ask. Not sure about Nespresso machines as I don't have one.




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  Reply # 1119381 1-Sep-2014 10:07
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As above, the Dolce Gusto machines will be what you want. I have used the Melody before, and it even allows for cold water ie ie tea/coffee if your summer is warm enough.
I am not sure if the cold water or tea pods are available in NZ, but I did see them in the UK.

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I've owned a Faema and an Isomac all in one espresso machine, and used several others.  I don't think any of them produce water hot enough for your strange boiled leaf drink.  I've heard tell of these fabulous devices that just boil water tho'.

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gnfb: I have been looking to at Delonghi Magnifficas (think thtast right ) the all in one coffee machine. What would be perfect is one that could alos produce water hot enogh for tea
Anyone got one or any ideas?

If you get a machine that uses caffitaly pods, you can get tea pods. I've found the coffee isn't as good as Nespresso, but that could just be the brands of pods I've tried.

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rscole86: As above, the Dolce Gusto machines will be what you want. I have used the Melody before, and it even allows for cold water ie ie tea/coffee if your summer is warm enough.
I am not sure if the cold water or tea pods are available in NZ, but I did see them in the UK.


I saw tea pods for sale somewhere recently in NZ so yes they are.

No idea what they taste like. As an Englishman, the very idea makes me shudder! What will my butler do if not make proper tea?





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No idea what they taste like. As an Englishman, the very idea makes me shudder! What will my butler do if not make proper tea?


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I use a Rocket Hx home espresso machine.  The water is certainly hot enough for tea (comes out of a pressurised boiler, so it's really very hot) but there's a fundamental problem with this.  Water in the boiler become de-oxygenated quite fast, and for tea connoisseurs, that affects the brewing of the tea and is apparently not a good thing.  A kettle is the solution.
As pointed out above, less expensive espresso machines which probably use a "thermoblock" heater to heat brew water, probably use the same to heat water from the water outlet (when they have one), and while that might be in the ideal temperature range for brewing coffee or adding to make long blacks etc,  it will be too cold for tea.
Tea is a mystery to me.  I'm still struggling with the concept of rotating the teapot twice - and whether this should be anticlockwise or clockwise depending on which hemisphere you live in, let alone what should be done if you live on the equator.



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  Reply # 1120375 2-Sep-2014 11:27
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Fred99: I use a Rocket Hx home espresso machine.  The water is certainly hot enough for tea (comes out of a pressurised boiler, so it's really very hot) but there's a fundamental problem with this.  Water in the boiler become de-oxygenated quite fast, and for tea connoisseurs, that affects the brewing of the tea and is apparently not a good thing.  A kettle is the solution.
As pointed out above, less expensive espresso machines which probably use a "thermoblock" heater to heat brew water, probably use the same to heat water from the water outlet (when they have one), and while that might be in the ideal temperature range for brewing coffee or adding to make long blacks etc,  it will be too cold for tea.
Tea is a mystery to me.  I'm still struggling with the concept of rotating the teapot twice - and whether this should be anticlockwise or clockwise depending on which hemisphere you live in, let alone what should be done if you live on the equator.



The water comment is a valid one hmmmm I just want to cut the the machines in my tiny kitchen oh well ..
on a side note "Rocket Hx home espresso machine" impressive looking machine!




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