phill106 Registered User
#1

Hi guys. Long time coffee drinker, though dont think i ever posted here before!
Looking for a coffee machine for the home, and came across this in argos. I only noticed after that it uses instant coffee? Odd isnt it?
Any experience of this?
Dont have much money to put towards this purchase. Looking for one that will probably be used 1-2 times a day only. I am liking that fact that the model below has a milk frother.

http://www.argos.ie/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=30001&catalogId=1500002251&langId=-1&productId=1500729305

Mr Magnolia Moderator
#2

Keep it on-topic please folks. Posts deleted.

Don't waste your money on that phill106. For the best coffee you'll need to be using freshly roasted, freshly ground beans. Take a read of this thread from a couple of years back then bang away with any questions.

snollup Registered User
#3

We are all generally total coffee snobs on here so once you mention instant coffee chances are the reaction wil be smart arsed.... sorry!

You might be better off with something like the below as at least it uses fresh (real) coffee. Never tried it though.

http://www.argos.ie/static/Product/partNumber/4232403/Trail/searchtext%3ECOFFEE+MAKER.htm

FTGFOP Registered User
#4

What way do you make coffee at the moment, OP?

That breville is very expensive for what it does -add water to instant coffee and froth milk. For the same money you could get yourself this delivered to your door. It won't make your coffee making quicker but it will give you a really fresh cup of coffee. It's most suited to french press coffee so if you must have a cappuccino/latte it might not suit. I'd definitely go for the espresso machine snollup linked to over the breville at any rate.

phill106 Registered User
#5

Mr Magnolia said:
Keep it on-topic please folks. Posts deleted.

Don't waste your money on that phill106. For the best coffee you'll need to be using freshly roasted, freshly ground beans. Take a read of this thread from a couple of years back then bang away with any questions.

Thanks, thats the kind of reply I was looking for.
snollup said:
We are all generally total coffee snobs on here so once you mention instant coffee chances are the reaction wil be smart arsed.... sorry!

You might be better off with something like the below as at least it uses fresh (real) coffee. Never tried it though.

http://www.argos.ie/static/Product/partNumber/4232403/Trail/searchtext%3ECOFFEE+MAKER.htm
Hmmm Looks interesting, I'll consider that!

FTGFOP said:
What way do you make coffee at the moment, OP?

That breville is very expensive for what it does -add water to instant coffee and froth milk. For the same money you could get yourself this delivered to your door. It won't make your coffee making quicker but it will give you a really fresh cup of coffee. It's most suited to french press coffee so if you must have a cappuccino/latte it might not suit. I'd definitely go for the espresso machine snollup linked to over the breville at any rate.

I tend to use a hand frother for milk with nescafe gold blend, in work some bog standard filter coffee.
Latte/Machiato's seem to be where my taste buds are pointing me.

Coriolanus Registered User
#6

I've a friend who raves about these.

http://www.bialettishop.com/MukkaMain.htm

phill106 Registered User
#7

snollup said:
We are all generally total coffee snobs on here so once you mention instant coffee chances are the reaction wil be smart arsed.... sorry!

You might be better off with something like the below as at least it uses fresh (real) coffee. Never tried it though.

http://www.argos.ie/static/Product/partNumber/4232403/Trail/searchtext%3ECOFFEE+MAKER.htm


Actually went ahead and got the one you mentioned there. Hell of a lot better then my normal brew, though i do need to get a proper milk jug.

PPC Registered User
#8
phill106 Registered User
#9



Thanks, I am in limerick though. Will try a few likely places. Bt, arabica, theres a french coffee place on catherine street i believe...

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