Lavazza A Modo Mio Favola & Milk Coffee Machine by AEG
This coffee machine is fantastic it produces great coffee so simply and efficiently BUT it has one drawback, the milk frother. If you fill the milk jug to the line shown on the jug you will have milk every where. I have learnt how much milk to put into the jug and it is nowhere near the line, so now I get great coffee and a nice frothy milk to add.
21 July 2014
At last! The machine we have been looking for
We have probably ditched 3 or 4 devices that we have previously bought to produce our coffee. Coffee never as good as we wanted, and always a pain to use. Lately, we have simply used a cafetiere, but we always wanted something a little more flexible.
We had great coffee the other day with a friend, and she, and our son both recommended Nespresso. Looking around, it seems that Nespresso and Tassimo are the two most available models.
So we went into the Kingston upon Thames store expecting to choose between these two.
However, also on display there - and more importantly, on demonstration - was this AEG machine. More precisely, we started to look at the one that didn't have the milk option.
We had a searching demonstration, ably made by Arlene. It was quickly clear that the machine with the milk option was the one to go for.
It was the quality and flexibility of this machine that swung it, and this is what we walked out with, though a grey model, not the red. The real test was to come at home though.
The machine comes with a selection of different coffees, but it also makes chocolate if you just add some lumps to the milk device. Arlene the demonstrator recommended Green and Black chocolate as the base for this, and this proved to be excellent advice. Best hot chocolate I have had, and I don't need sugar with it, a bonus. Cheaper chocolate doesn't work as well.
The coffee I favour is Lavazzo Crema Lungo, and the machine makes a wicked latte.
So, espresso, latte, cappuccino and hot chocolate - all really good.
Easy to use, easy to clean, and less expensive than the competitors in the capsules it uses. I recommend it!
Post Script: the John Lewis demonstrator folk for this machine seem to be excellent, judging by the reviews.
13 July 2014
We bought this machine last week at John Lewis, Exeter. I didn't think we really needed it having just bought a bean to cup machine the previous week (also from John Lewis), but Tom the demonstrator was so enthusiastic and helpful that we couldn't resist. The AEG is a good machine and offers the flexibility to vary the flavour to suit any taste at any time. Good job Tom!
12 July 2014
Easy to use product!
I bought this coffee machine for my family.
We all enjoy using this product. It's very easy to
use. Will recommend it to friends and family.
08 July 2014
I have had this machine for about 3 months and it is without doubt the best coffee machine I have ever owned. The range and quality of the coffee is first class and the frother works perfectly, which is more than can be said about other machines.
The machine was purchased in the West Quay store in Southampton and with the help of Maria, an excellent representative for your company, this product was purchased against considerable competition.
I think a more detailed instruction on de-scaling would be helpful to first time users.
All in all, A GREAT PURCHASE.
06 July 2014
Really Good Machine
Fabulous demonstration by Tom in the Exeter store very friendly and helpful great coffee. nice looking machine too
04 July 2014
love the hot choc
Brought last week at john Lewis Exeter after having demo from the rep tom, my partner loves coffee and our old machine was on its last leg, I love hot choc so wanted a machine with a milk streamer, very happy can't wait till we have a dinner party so I can show off
27 June 2014
Having had no luck with previous machines I took the plunge on the Modo Mio.What a great decision this turned out to be !
I have been using it daily for 7 months since buying it from the Cardiff store and it's ease of use and amazing coffee are a revelation.It makes superb espresso with all the different pods producing a wonderful "crema" with each cup.It is easy to maintain on a daily basis and descaling which has to be done every 3 months is also very straightforward.
Can't recommend this machine highly enough and wouldn't look at any other to replace it !
14 June 2014