Bean to Cup Coffee Machine Help?


New member
Aug 10, 2015

I currently have an equivalent of the Nespresso Latissima+ (bought from Robert Dyas which takes nespresso pods) and although the quality of coffee is better than our last tassimo, we are thinking due to the price of pods and limited availability within local shops to buy a pod, we would like to change to a bean to cup coffee machine.

We have been looking at the following machines, especially with lattes and cappuccinos in mind -

Krups EA9010 Full Barista coffee
KRUPS EA850B40 Espresseria
Krups EA 8441
De'Longhi ECAM44.660.B Eletta
De'Longhi ECAM44.620 Eletta
De’Longhi ECAM28.465.M Prima Donna S
De'Longhi Prima Donna ESAM6600
Melitta Caffeo Bistro Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Maker

We like the simplicity of the Nespresso latissima+ in terms of not having to ground/press the coffee, change arms and use a wand while holding a cup up to it when frothing/heating the milk.

Cleaning up afterwards is minimal with the Nespresso, which is a bonus (especially when you have 3 kids seeking your attention every few mins...).

As you have probably gathered from the above, we are not really experienced in knowing too much about coffee machines or coffee itself for that matter but we know that we love good medium/strong latte's/cappuccinos every morning and if it wasn't for the coffee machine we would be at a costa coffee shop every morning and evening.

Any advise or suggestions to point us in the right direction would be appreciated.

Thank you