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Bertie1
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Posted Sat Aug 10, 2013, 11:42am
Subject: Bean to Cup machines and coffee temperature
 

I want to buy a bean to cup cappuccino/latte machine with a built in milk frother such as the Gaggia Accademia or the Krups EA9000. Problem is that the reviews on the internet suggest that people are dissatisfied with the temperature of the milky drinks.

Is there an optimum temperature for expresso, latte and cappuccino? I suspect that these machines are set to the correct temperature but we are used to drinking hotter ones.

Can anyone comment upon the various machines that will do this. I am looking at the Gaggia Accademia, Krups EA9000, Saeco StainlSaeco XELSIS Stainless Steel MAESTRO PARTNER etc?

The advantage of the Gaggia is that it has a steam wand in addition to the milk facility.

Can anyone advise, comment etc?

Thanks

Bertie
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Posted Mon Aug 12, 2013, 8:58am
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Most here would be dissatisfied with many aspects of the Super Automatics.

 
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Posted Tue Aug 13, 2013, 1:51pm
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Superautomatic machines are great for ease of use and the least input on the behalf of the operator. The down side is that they break easily (even the commercial ones at many times the price of your list) the adjustments are few or too few to be able to get great drinks, often you will get an OK drink but getting a great one is a stroke of luck. If a major component malfunctions such as the grinder, the whole machine is trash rather than just replacing the one part of the machine. For the price of a higher end consumer superautomatic, you can have some nice gear that WILL give you the great drink you are looking for but the down side (for some people, we don't see it that way) is you HAVE to be involved in the process of making your own drink.

 
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