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If you’ve stumbled upon this coffee machine, then you’re probably wondering if it’s worth getting.
Well, you’re not the first coffee lover to wonder about this, nor will you be the last (probably).
To help you decide whether this unique maker is suited for what you need, keep reading my Tchibo Fully Automatic Coffee & Espresso Machine review as I go into everything I found out from using it.
Coffee Making Abilities
Time and time again, I’ve seen a quality drop in the coffee I make with automatic machines.
Although, I was pleasantly surprised when I tried the Tchibo. The taste and smell of the coffee was brilliant.
I tested the espresso and regular coffee, both of which were great.
The espresso was packed with flavor and had a decent amount of crema on top. With that being said, I think my selection of coffee beans played a big role in the end result, but I cannot say the machine did anything wrong.
When I made a regular cup of joe, I was content with its temperature.
I would like to point out that it wasn’t piping hot but still quite hot. I thought this was great as I didn’t have to wait for my coffee to cool down, but I understand that this may be a con for some cover lovers.
A lot of automatic espresso and coffee machines use pods.
In all honestly, I’m not a fan of pod coffee. I hate knowing that the ingredients inside the pod have been sitting in there for a while. Plus, I can always taste the difference.
With this machine, all I did was place my coffee beans into it, and with a click of a button, it ground the beans and made the espresso as easily as 1, 2, 3! If you’re wanting a non-hassle way of making coffee, this is certainly the option for you.
However, if you want to make espressos or regular coffee the barista way, a great choice is the Espressione, which I’ve done a similar review for.
Due to the design of the Tchibo Fully Automatic Coffee and Espresso Machine, I thought that the bean hopper would be small.
To my surprise, it was actually quite large. This made it easy to fill and forget about.
The hopper also did a great job of keeping the beans fresh.
I’ve had issues with other bean hoppers because they don’t seal correctly, and the beans end up stale. However, this was not a problem with this machine.
The overall aesthetic of the machine is sleek and contemporary. It fits into my kitchen nicely and didn’t take up too much kitchen counter room.
All the controls light up, which I thought was a nice touch.
And I got a lot of compliments from my family and friends about how the machine looked. In the past, they’ve been very vocal about ugly-looking coffee machines I’ve tried, so it was nice that we were all on the same page about the great appearance of this one.
Unless you’re doing a full clean, then the only part of the machine that needs regular cleaning is the tray that holds the used coffee grounds and excess water. I found that this component was easily removed and could be cleaned in a matter of minutes, which was perfect when I was in a rush.
Removing the water tank and brew unit was also straightforward. After a quick wipe-down and rinse with warm water, both parts looked as good as new and were ready to be slotted back into place.
The Water Tank
Although this espresso and coffee maker did have a lot of great qualities, there were a few cons.
One of these was the size of the water tank.
It was small, which meant that I needed to fill it up quite often, especially when I was making regular coffee. Espressos, on the other hand, require less water, so it wasn’t too much of a problem when making them.
The worst part about this machine for me was the grinder. I could only change the grind setting when it was actually grinding.
This isn’t too much of a problem if you find your perfect grind setting and leave it; however, it becomes a real issue if you’re constantly trying to change it. For instance, everyone in my family likes coffee grounds of different sizes.
So, it was a challenge to try and change the grind setting every time someone different used the machine.
Ending My Review of the Tchibo Fully Automatic Coffee and Espresso Machine
This automatic coffee and espresso maker definitely passed with flying colors. I’ve struggled in the past to enjoy automatic makers, but this machine did a great job of convincing me otherwise.
Yes, it did have a few shortfalls that I’ve mentioned, but overall, I believe it’s definitely worth the price. But keep in mind that this is just my opinion; your opinion may be completely different.