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Topic # 231867 17-Mar-2018 12:39
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I am seeking recommendations for automatic coffee machines. Due to my hand issues I am unable to use the more labour intensive machines. I currently have a Nespresso machine but I am unhappy using it due to the environment impact.
What do the coffee geeks recommend?




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  Reply # 1979023 17-Mar-2018 13:56
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Can I recommend Nespresso? They already offer recycling of their pods, or you can go aftermarket to get compostable/biodegradable pods. What part of their environmental impact are you unhappy with?


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  Reply # 1979025 17-Mar-2018 14:12
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I have a jura that was about 2.5k a few years back.

 

It is not suitable for one person unless you straight from one cup to the next, it has an annoying cleaning thing needed which seems to be triggered by inactivity so always needing doing. Also the milk frother goes gross really quickly so again fiddly to pull apart and clean.





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  Reply # 1979030 17-Mar-2018 15:08
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rscole86:

Can I recommend Nespresso? They already offer recycling of their pods, or you can go aftermarket to get compostable/biodegradable pods. What part of their environmental impact are you unhappy with?



I do have a Nespresso, I didn't like the idea of all the plastic pods in the environment. I did not realize that these can be recycled, does one take the used pods yo the Nespresso shop?




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They are aluminium. You can either take them back or do what a friend does and get all the ones from his work and melt them down along with drink cans and other stuff to pour into lost foam molds to make props and stuff.





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  Reply # 1979032 17-Mar-2018 15:10
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Genuine pods are metal, not plastic, and yes Nespresso offer a recycling program both drop off instore and by post.



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  Reply # 1979037 17-Mar-2018 15:20
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Good grief shows you how observant I am 😁 I just checked one and of course you guys are right. One learns everyday, I would have bet at least $2.00 they were plastic




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MikeB4: Good grief shows you how observant I am I just checked one and of course you guys are right. One learns everyday, I would have bet at least $2.00 they were plastic

 

Hopefully this does not stop the conversation.




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  Reply # 1979081 17-Mar-2018 17:53
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Still Keen to here views and recommendations. The Delonghi range look good.




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  Reply # 1979134 17-Mar-2018 19:01
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Anything particular from Delonghi? As they make both the Nespresso and Nestle Dolce Gusto pod machines to fully automatic machines.




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rscole86:

Anything particular from Delonghi? As they make both the Nespresso and Nestle Dolce Gusto pod machines to fully automatic machines.



It's the automatic ones here that caught my eye...

http://www.delonghi.com/en-nz/products/coffee/coffee-makers/fully-automatic-coffee-machines




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  Reply # 1979196 17-Mar-2018 21:12
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I have a Jura F9 fully automatic including milk frothing eg flat white is one button. It is my second Jura, but I like my coffee and I dont really want the full hastle of making it manually and then cleaning the bits.


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  Reply # 1979201 17-Mar-2018 21:29
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We have a Jura ENA Micro 1 (no longer listed on jura's site) which we liked as it didn't have any milk attachments to clean (espresso only).  We use a separate milk frother instead which is also used for the kids.

 

If I had to replace it I'd definately look at another Jura.





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  Reply # 1979228 17-Mar-2018 23:06
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Have a Nespresso and a delonghi magnifca. Use the magnifca all the time. Once you’ve got the beans and adjust the strength to your liking it’s awesome.

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  Reply # 1979269 18-Mar-2018 11:40
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+1 for Delonghi Magnifica beans to cup machine I have had one since 2010 and it's still going strong. Makes fantastic coffee every time, at the push of a button, and extremely cheap ongoing costs. Just beans and the occasional descaler. Best kitchen machine I have ever bought. They are expensive in NZ though, look out for them when on sale.


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Automatic coffee machines are good for in the city, but I prefer manual out on open roads.


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