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gtru55
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Posted Fri Jun 18, 2010, 10:35am
Subject: Advice on automatic machine
 

Hi

I'm posting for a friend who has a budget of 250-350 for a coffee machine.

The machine needs to be capable of grinding beans and preferably of limited user interference.

A colleague has a DeLonghi Magnifico, I can source for ~280 in the UK and think this is where it's at for my friend but wanted to check whether something else is now on the market that compares or even beatrs the Magnifico.

One issue, his wife likes decaf, so changing the beans would need to be an easy operation as I think he'd stick with non decaf.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance
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Posted Mon Jun 21, 2010, 7:10pm
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gtru55 Said:

Hi

I'm posting for a friend who has a budget of 250-350 for a coffee machine.

The machine needs to be capable of grinding beans and preferably of limited user interference.

A colleague has a DeLonghi Magnifico, I can source for ~280 in the UK and think this is where it's at for my friend but wanted to check whether something else is now on the market that compares or even beatrs the Magnifico.

One issue, his wife likes decaf, so changing the beans would need to be an easy operation as I think he'd stick with non decaf.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance

Posted June 18, 2010 link

The only way I see switching back and forth being easy with that machine is by not keeping any beans in the hopper, but measure out your ~16 grams for each double you pull, whether decaf or regular. The machine has a bypass doser, but you have to grind the coffee separately and you can only do a single shot at a time.

 
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