Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




15205 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

#231867 17-Mar-2018 12:39
Send private message

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?




Mike
Change Management Consultant
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

He waka eke noa


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
4402 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1979023 17-Mar-2018 13:56
Send private message

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?


23385 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1979025 17-Mar-2018 14:12
Send private message

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.





Richard rich.ms

 
 
 
 




15205 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1979030 17-Mar-2018 15:08
Send private message

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?




Mike
Change Management Consultant
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

He waka eke noa


23385 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1979031 17-Mar-2018 15:09
Send private message

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.





Richard rich.ms

4402 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1979032 17-Mar-2018 15:10
Send private message

Genuine pods are metal, not plastic, and yes Nespresso offer a recycling program both drop off instore and by post.



15205 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1979037 17-Mar-2018 15:20
Send private message

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




Mike
Change Management Consultant
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

He waka eke noa


1199 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1979076 17-Mar-2018 17:43
Send private message

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.





Please keep this GZ community vibrant by contributing in a constructive & respectful manner.


 
 
 
 




15205 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1979081 17-Mar-2018 17:53
Send private message

Still Keen to here views and recommendations. The Delonghi range look good.




Mike
Change Management Consultant
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

He waka eke noa


4402 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1979134 17-Mar-2018 19:01
Send private message

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




15205 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1979137 17-Mar-2018 19:29
Send private message

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




Mike
Change Management Consultant
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

He waka eke noa


1759 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1979196 17-Mar-2018 21:12
Send private message

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.


502 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1979201 17-Mar-2018 21:29
Send private message

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.





Speedtest


285 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1979228 17-Mar-2018 23:06
Send private message

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.

153 posts

Master Geek


  #1979269 18-Mar-2018 11:40
Send private message

+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.


2120 posts

Uber Geek


  #1979271 18-Mar-2018 11:43
Send private message

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


 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25


Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30


Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28


Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:18



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.