Lavazza A Modo Mio Favola & Milk Coffee Machine by AEG
Compact but flexible and what a colour.
As someone moving from a house to a canal boat in the near future, I wanted an espresso machine which is compact but flexible enough to accommodate friends and guests when they want things like milk adding. I sauntered into John Lewis and chatted with Tom who works for Lavazza. He listened to my requirements and went through a range of coffee makers. The AEG was actually an easy decision. The coffee pods will keep fresh for ages and it's ready for action in about 30 seconds. And it's also a super sexy colour! Excellent advice from Tom who also has some great design ideas too.
31 August 2014
Greatest Coffee Maker
Having seen a friend with this model - I was eager to buy because you can make hot and cold drinks and don't even need to use the capsules if you make instant coffee - just add the frothed-up milk and decorate.
26 August 2014
Great coffee.. No washing up!
Really great product.. Just what I needed. Easy to use capsules with hardly any washing up to do. The Lavazza demonstartor Tom at John Lewis in Exeter gave me a demo and drink before I purchased.. Great way to do business I think!
16 August 2014
This has been a brilliant coffee machine for 2.5 months only. It has now stopped working! No water coming through the system to make the coffee. The milk frother still works and is good. SO ANNOYING! We have tried all the trouble shooting advice. I now have to return it to the store, such a pain!
31 July 2014
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