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31 May 14 DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino machine


DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino machine comes with the new LatteCrema System that makes rich, dense milk foam at the perfect temperature. It also features special Milk Menu, offering a choice of hot milk, Flat White, Espresso Macchiato and MY MILK, which gives you the possibility to personalize your preferred milk. Of course, you also have the direct milk buttons – Cappuccino, Caffelatte and Latte Macchiato.


DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino features classic cubic shape in shiny chrome finish with high gloss black panels, whereas the Eletta Plus comes in trendy matte silver with black high gloss elements. The machine has an intuitive metal touch control panel with 2 text lines display in 16 languages, which helps you in every circumstance to use the machine in a clear, simple and immediate way.

Eletta Cappuccino also comes with extra cappuccino device for steam and hot water. It can be used to manually prepare velvety milk foam or deliver hot water for tea or infusion. The machine works with either coffee beans or ground coffee, and personalizing your drinks has never been easier. Choose from short, medium or long, try a strong or extra mild aroma, enjoy it piping hot, medium or low temperature. The DeLonghi innovative silent grinder offers 13 settings.

Cleaning the Eletta Cappuccino machine is easy, thanks to the automatic cleaning function integrated in the froth regulating dial. It provides an easy cleaning of the whole milk carafe components – so the milk carafe can be turned to the fridge after use.

You can also prepare 2 cups of coffee with a single brewing cycle. Other features of DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino machine are active cup warmer, removable brewing unit, programmable automatic shut-off and switch-on, water filter, Cappuccino System cleaning indicator, programmable water hardness and coffee grounds container. DeLonghi.


Tags: Cappuccino, DeLonghi, Eletta, Machine

28 May 14 AEG OKOKombi Plus washer dryer and OKOMix washing machine


AEG introduces the first ever washer dryer with heat pump technology, the ÖKOKombi Plus, and its most efficient, high performance washing machine ever, the ÖKOMix.

Designed for the most efficient combined washing and drying performance in the world, the ÖKOKombi Plus uses 40% less energy compared to other ‘A’ energy rated washer dryers. It is best in class when it comes to energy and water usage, and the ‘A -40%’ energy rating equates to a saving of up to £70 per year in energy costs alone, compared with an ‘A’ rated model.

In addition to its very high efficiency and performance, the robust yet gentle ÖKOKombi comes with the 9 kg Protex Soft Drum that has tiny rounded holes, enabling it to treat even the most delicate of fabrics, like silk and wool, with the utmost care and attention.

Heat pump technology also enables drying at around 70°C, which is much lower than in conventional washer dryers and tumble dryers that use standard condenser technology. This means that fabrics are handled incredibly gently and are subjected to less heat during the drying process, meaning they are much less likely to shrink and fade. These superb performance and fabric care attributes have been certified with the Woolmark Blue accreditation, meaning that you can safely wash and dry Hand Wash Only garments to an exceptionally high standard.

The ÖKOKombi Plus also features the soft steam programs to deliver fluffy, crease free results, making ironing incredibly easy and hassle free. Steam is also the perfect solution for freshening up worn-once items and for giving delicate garments the attention and care they deserve.

Up to 6 kg of laundry can be washed and dried non-stop in one single cycle. All you have to do is activate the drying program at the start of the wash cycle, and drying will begin automatically when the machine has finished washing. This means that there is no need to separate the laundry or manually start the drying program.

AEG ÖkoKombi Plus L99695HWD 9+6kg washer dryer is equipped with the Permanent Magnet Inverter Motor which is up to 50% more efficient than a standard inverter motor, and is incredibly durable and very quiet. This washer dryer also employs the SilentSystem Plus for incredibly quiet operation.

The OptiSense system automatically adjusts program settings to maximize performance and minimize energy and water consumption, ensuring colours stay rich and vibrant for longer and energy costs are kept to a minimum.

Other features include,
– AutoOff automatically switches the machine off 10 minutes after the wash cycle ends
– intuitive LCD touch control and stainless steel panel
– 1,400 rpm max spin speed
– 5 year warranty
Price for the AEG ÖkoKombi Plus L99695HWD is £1,300.


The new AEG ÖKOMix washer offers an ‘A+++ -50%’ energy rating and Woolmark Platinum Accreditation. This washing machine comes with the innovative Pre-Mixing technology and the ÖKO Inverter Permanent Magnet Motor. You can wash everything from large 9kg cotton loads to the most delicate of Hand Wash Only garments such as silk and cashmere, while keeping a green conscience.

Unlike with the majority of washing machines that mix laundry, water and detergent together, so the detergent takes a rather long time to dissolve and get to work, with ÖKOMix Pre-Mixing technology, the detergent is first added to water to make an instant, concentrated wash mix. Then AEG DirectSpray system delivers the mix directly into the heart of your laundry, where it begins to work immediately. This results in a more thorough, yet gentle wash, that uses less energy and is just as effective at 30°C as it is at 40°C.

A full 9 kg load of soiled laundry can be washed perfectly at ‘A+++ -50%’ in under 3.5 hours, while smaller loads will be cleaned using the optimum amount of time, water and energy, as determined by the ÖKOMix washer many intelligent sensors. In comparison, other models available today promising the same extraordinary energy efficiency rating can take as long as 7 hours to complete the same wash.

The ÖKOMix washing machine comes with the Woolmark Green certificate for its exceptionally gentle care of woolen and cashmere garments. It treats all Hand Wash Only garments, no matter how expensive or delicate, with expert care.

The designated steam program can refresh Dry Clean Only suits and dresses, saving time and money.

The AEG L89499FL ÖKOMix washer perfectly complements the AEG ProSteam dryer, with matching large glass door, control panel and sleek silver frame. The LogicControl touch display is made of high quality stainless steel and has an anti fingerprint coating. Thanks to the intuitive menu guide, the washing machine is also extremely easy to operate.

The ÖKOMix washer features 16 programs including Super Eco, Delicates, Dry Clean Only. Price is £800. AEG.


Tags: Dryer, Machine, OKOKombi, OKOMix, Plus, Washer, washing

03 Apr 14 Jenn-Air espresso machine


The new Jenn-Air espresso machine, the JBC7624BS, is the precisely engineered, built-in coffee system designed for the most demanding coffee connoisseurs who prefer a cabinet integrated model instead of a countertop espresso machine. You can set the strength of the brew, size of the drink, finesse of ground coffee and water temperature. You can even customize the frothing system.

The Jenn-Air espresso machine offers 13 different levels for grinding beans and can brew two cups of most delicious coffee at the same time. It is equipped with sleek touch controls for ease of operation, and has fast automatic cleaning and decalcification options, making maintenance of this sophisticated machine a breeze.

You can prepare coffee, espresso, cappuccino or latte at the push of a button. The Energy Star rated built-in espresso machine by Jenn-Air also features advanced frothing system with integrated milk container, integrated conical bean grinder, dual dispensing spouts, removable brewing unit, LCD display, rinse function, water hardness setting, LED lighting, fill water tank and bean container alerts, empty waste container alert, hot water dispenser and auto shut off. Jenn-Air.


Tags: espresso, JennAir, Machine

27 Mar 14 Nespresso VertuoLine espresso machine


Made in Switzerland, the new Nespresso VertuoLine of fine espresso machines will certainly score high with Consumer Report. Using completely redesigned coffee capsules, and equipped with a new and improved brewing system, VertuoLine lets you enjoy freshly brewed coffee and authentic espresso at the touch of a button.


Available in red, chrome and black, the Nespresso VertuoLine features revolutionary Centrifusion technology, which instantly recognizes each capsule and automatically adjusts brewing to bring out the best of each blend for truly impeccable results.

And you don’t have to wait too long, this espresso machine heats up under 20 seconds, so your delicious coffee arrives very fast. Add a fully customizable size option, according to your needs, from as little as 0.3 ounces to up to 17 ounces – you wouldn’t want to wake up in the morning without Nespresso VertuoLine sitting on the countertop.

The redesigned coffee capsules are easily inserted and automatically ejected into a container that holds up to 20 used capsules. The high capacity water tank allows you to brew more without refilling. After 9 minutes of inactivity, the machine automatic shuts off.

Price for Nespresso VertuoLine espresso machine is around 0. Also available with Aeroccino Plus frother for cappuccino and latte drinks at around 0. Previously, Nespresso U espresso maker.


Tags: espresso, Machine, Nespresso, VertuoLine

08 Feb 14 Impressa A5 One Touch automatic coffee machine


The Impressa A5 One Touch is the most compact, thin automatic coffee machine by Jura, and the first one in the entirely new Impressa ‘A’ line. The design features angular shapes and top quality materials for a great appearance on your counter top. The A5 comes with 3-millimeter thick aluminum side panels, sleek chrome plated vents and a piano black front. This compact bean-to-cup automatic coffee machine measures 24 centimeters wide and 32 centimeters high.


You can have one cup or two side by side of the excellent coffee at the touch of a button. The Impressa A5 features the high speed Aroma grinder that retains every drop of beans flavour while grinding. Every step of the coffee or espresso making – grinding, extraction and brewing – goes under most ideal conditions. And Jura innovative one touch function combined with its fine froth technology deliver perfect latte or cappuccino every time.

Adjustable spout accommodates any cup size. The outlet assembly is easy to remove for cleaning, while 2 separate systems for milk and coffee ensure the best hygiene.


The operating controls comprise rotary switch and ergonomically placed buttons with easy to follow symbols, similar to the controls of the very popular and award winning ENA Micro 9 One Touch. Other key features of Impressa A5 One Touch automatic coffee machine are,
– hot water function
– thermoblock heating system with intelligent preheating
– high performance 15 bar pump
– programmable water quantity, brewing temperature and coffee strength
– integrated rinsing, cleaning and descaling program
– integrated cappuccino rinsing and cleaning program
– automatic flushing milk
– adjustable water hardness
– power saving mode

Price for Impressa A5 One Touch is around € 1,000. Also available with red side panels for around € 950. Jura.

Jura Impressa Z9 One Touch TFT espresso machine
JURA GIGA 5 fully automatic coffee machine


Tags: automatic, coffee, Impressa, Machine, Touch

02 Feb 14 Panasonic fully automatic coffee machine


This compact fully automatic coffee machine from Panasonic comes with 3.5″ color touch LCD screen for easily personalized selection, 15 bar pump, memory function, milk frother and 5-stage step less adjustable grinder, allowing you to prepare your favourite coffee drink at the touch of an icon.


Everything is adjustable with the Panasonic NC ZA1HXE coffee machine – coffee strength, size, temperature, amount of milk, amount of foam, grinding finesse. You have 5 coffee temperatures, 4 programmable memory slots, 1.4 liter removable water tank with 6-cup capacity, 1-liter milk tank, 2-cup function, removable brewing unit, cup illumination, automatic shutdown, integrated cord storage, water hardness tester, descaling function, milk system cleaner and water filter adapter. Price for the Panasonic fully automatic coffee machine, the NC ZA1HXE is approximately € 1,000. Panasonic.


Tags: automatic, coffee, Fully, Machine, Panasonic

02 Jan 14 Petra 2-cup coffee pad machine


The compact coffee pad machine, Petra KM 44.07 offers you a choice between one and two cups. Ideal for any household or a small office, the coffee maker fills two cups simultaneously if desired.

The Petra KM 44.07 comes with the Perfect Crema System, energy saving auto Sleep Mode when not in use fore more than 5 minutes, removable water tank, removable drip tray, automatic switch off after 30 minutes and optional decalcifier. The compact Petra coffee pad machine sells for around € 80. Petra.


Tags: 2cup, coffee, Machine, Petra

07 Dec 13 World’s First Roast-Grind-Brew Coffee Machine: Bonaverde revolution is brewing!


You can call it the world very first real Bean to Cup coffee machine or if preferred, Farmer to Consumer, but the new Bonaverde coffee maker showcases some innovative German engineering and design, and is the first coffee machine that roasts, grinds and brews. Yes, it does roast raw, green beans right on your countertop. Basically, it is Tree to Cup coffee machine.


Founded by Hans Stier in Berlin, Bonaverde coffee machine roasts, grinds and brews at a single push of a button, delivering ready to drink, the freshest coffee possible in about 12 minutes. What is more, you know exactly where the beans come from, because you talk with the farmer who grows them.


Think about it, coffee is grown in some 70 countries and is one of the hottest commodities on New York Board of Trade. Estimated staggering 2.25 billion cups of coffee are drunk every day around the world. You buying coffee directly from a farmer in Brazil or Vietnam, may make things quite interesting from at least two sides.


Money wise, you will likely save a lot, going direct to the farmer via Skype, phone or email, while enriching a real producer, not a trader. And the green beans will be shipped to you in small bags, with no plastics, foils and such, making a positive environmental impact.


Bonaverde has been crowd sourcing design ideas on Jovoto. Also, by contributing funds on Kickstarter, you are helping to bring the concept to production. With certain amounts of money, you can get the machine and coffee …. scroll down to the Packages to see your options. If everything goes according to plan, and there are close to 100 machines running already, Bonaverde shall start shipping October 2014. We will do our best to provide more insights shortly.


Tags: Bonaverde, brewing, coffee, First, Machine, Revolution, RoastGrindBrew, Worlds

01 Nov 13 Victoria Arduino Theresia espresso machine


Designed by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, and finished in Super Mirror stainless steel, the compact Victoria Arduino Theresia looks more like a sculptural object of perfect geometric proportions, than a fully functional espresso machine. The name, Theresia, is a tribute to the brand creator, Pier Teresio Arduino, who in 1905 founded the Victoria Arduino company in Turin.

This espresso machine is created for a home with glamorous and exclusive décor. Advanced coffee making technology of Victoria Arduino Theresia ensures that everyone can prepare coffee like a professional barista.


Theresia incorporates T3 technology, which sets new standards of accuracy in thermal water supply. You can set, with maximum flexibility, the outlet temperature of the group through 3 different variable parameters – water, group, steam. The electronics of the machine do the rest. Digital temperature probes instantly send the information to the control unit which, through 3 independent PID, actively manages each variable.


The intuitive touch screen control panel and 5 buttons with LED lighting, mean that programming is extremely intuitive, so the machine can be used by anyone. Multifunction LCD Display controls electronic temperature adjustment, grind check, shot time, on/off programming and maintenance programming.


The upper part of the machine has a cup warmer that is not immediately visible but which can be seen by lifting the cover panel by up to 90 degrees. The machine is completely made of stainless steel – Super Mirror stainless steel for the body, stainless steel for the frame, the nozzles and the thermally insulated heating systems.


Victoria Arduino Theresia espresso machine comes equipped with High Efficiency Extraction System or HEES for optimized espresso extraction. You get the industry heaviest 5 kg brew groups for the ultimate brewing temperature stability. Other features include,
– automatic back flushing program for fast and easy group cleaning
– raised groups fit 20 oz cups
– Cool Touch steam wands
– Teflon coated portafilters for easier cleaning


Steel processing is carried out entirely by hand. After cutting the steel with a laser, experienced craftsmen work it by hand for a total of 110 different folds. Then the steel is welded and assembled to form a single body. Price is approximately € 5,000. Victoria Arduino.

Nuova Simonelli Musica espresso machine
Victoria Arduino Venus Century espresso machine


Tags: Arduino, espresso, Machine, Theresia, Victoria

29 Oct 13 Jura Impressa Z9 One Touch TFT espresso machine


The Swiss made Jura Impressa Z9 One Touch TFT combines user friendly operation and precise craftsmanship with captivating design, preparing cafe house coffee quality right in your kitchen. The elegant automatic specialty coffee machine features high-resolution 3.5″ TFT color display, allowing you to make espresso, coffee, latte macchiato, cappuccino or other specialties.

The modern frother technology prepares milk foam of unprecedented quality with a creamy consistency and a subtle sweetness. The frother has 2 separate chambers in which the milk is frothed twice. Any air bubbles will burst, compacting the foam and making it very fine. 3 bars in the frother spout slow down the foam as it exits the frother, pouring slowly and evenly into the cup.


Fully preserving aroma of the beans is pretty much the most important component of exquisite coffee making process. To accomplish this task, Jura Impressa Z9 One Touch TFT is equipped with advanced Aroma+ grinder, which is now twice as fast. It is also reduces noise levels by up to 50%, thanks to its geometry and finer teeth. Aroma+ grinder delivers consistent grinding results throughout the lifetime of the machine.


Rotary switch and high-resolution TFT color display make operation intuitive. You can arrange and name 6 coffee specialties individually on this screen. The rotary switch has some 11 types of coffee drinks, and together with Jura Café à la Carte function, the range of possibilities is nearly endless, as you can adjust the settings in an instant according to your liking.


Operation and programming of Jura Impressa Z9 One Touch TFT espresso machine is very straight forward. The automatic coffee machine guides you through all the menus and programming with text and images. No matter whether you want to customize your latte macchiato or be guided through a maintenance program, the interactive navigation makes it quick and easy.


The cup illumination feature is another nice touch, ensuring the final result of Impressa Z9 hard work is always presented in the best possible light. Price is in vicinity of € 2,000. Jura.

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Coffee cup warmer


Tags: espresso, Impressa, Jura, Machine, Touch