The Melitta Barista TS Smart F85/0-102 Espresso Machine is a highly recommended coffee machine. It is a smart machine which can be controlled via Bluetooth or through the Melitta Connect App. It has a variety of different features that allow you to brew a perfect cup of coffee. It follows in the age-old tradition of the first ever coffee filter that was invented by Melitta Bentz and the science behind the innovation has only been improved upon and made better. Over the years, the coffee filter has evolved and the company and its other compatriots in the field have been able to build a smart, automated machine around the filter which can give you the coffee you want with a single touch of a button. The following is a review of the Melitta Barista TS Smart F85/0-102 Espresso Machine to see if it lives up to all that it promises. The review will cover the features, pros and the cons of the machine. But before that, let’s look into the company’s history briefly.
The Melitta name comes from the original connoisseur of the filter coffee. The company is a flagship company of the Melitta Group, which was founded by Melitta Bentz, a German entrepreneur and the inventor of the coffee filter, in 1908. If the world knows how to brew filter coffee today, it is thanks to the work of Bentz and the name and legacy that she has left behind. Today, Melitta is run by Bentz’s grandchildren and is an industry leader in selling coffee, filters, coffee makers, etc. Without this company, we would not be even talking about brewing coffee in this manner.
Each product of Melitta is a member of a long-standing legacy and is a reflection of what one woman started in the early 20th century. Naturally, with such an illustrious history attached to the company, the products they make are also regarded with high expectations. It is inevitable that people have high expectations for the product. But does the Melitta Barista TS Smart F85/0-102 Espresso Machine keep up with the hype? Let us find out.
- 21 Preset Specialties: You can choose from at least 21 preset specialities that are prepared with care based on original recipes. You can customize your coffee and drink it how you like, or stick to what the machine is whipping up for you.
- Melitta Connect App: The Melitta Connect App allows you to control the coffee maker with ease and without any hindrances. You can manage all the features of the coffee maker and customize your coffee-related beverages with only the click of a few buttons.
- Coffee Memory: The device can save the preferences of up to eight different people. There are also four pre-programmed classic specialities — espresso, café crème, cappuccino and latte macchiato — that the coffee machine can prepare after only a single touch of a button.
- Best Aroma System Plus: The Best Aroma System Plus allows you to have the most fragrant and delicious cup of coffee the machine can brew. The machine has two airtight grain compartments, a separate chute for ground coffee and five different settings that allow you to pick the strength of the coffee you like.
- Automatic Bean Selection: The machine has a customized coffee selection process. Through the display, you can select the ratio of hot water to milk, foam and coffee. You can pick the amount of coffee you need (the range is between 25 ml and 220 ml). The grain type is chosen automatically.
- Automatic Cleaning: The machine also cleans and descales itself automatically. The machine comes with a welcome pack cleaning kit. The interiors can be cleaned with ease as the brewing unit can be removed without any trouble and it is also dishwasher safe.
- Compact Design: With a quiet and compact design, the coffee machine occupies very little counter space. Made in Germany, the machine has a high-quality production value. It also has an energy-saving mode and shuts down automatically after several minutes of no use or inactivity.
- Measurements: The coffee machine weighs 10.3 kgs. It has a dimension of 29.5 x 37.2 x 46.7 cms and the cable is one metre long. The milk container is included with the machine, as is the 1.8-litre water tank. Finally, the grain compartment is 2 x 125 g.
- The double cup mode allows you to brew two cups of coffee at once. You do not have to wait for one cup to fill over and then put in the settings for another cup of coffee. Two people can enjoy simultaneous cups of coffee.
- The coffee maker can be connected via Bluetooth as well as through the Melitta Connect app. The app allows you to create your own coffee specialities and manage the machine even remotely.
- The 21 different coffee specialities are all unique in their own way. You get to select the beans, make customizations or allow the machine to stick to the recipe. Either way, there are 21 sure shot styles of coffee that the machine has mastered.
- There is a once-a-year cleaning, flushing and descaling programme. With the simple touch of a button, the machine will clean itself thoroughly. The cleaning process is so thorough, that you genuinely do not need to do it more than once a year.
- Some consumers reported that the machine performed a factory reset by itself and reset the settings. This included a change in language settings, forgetting coffee preferences, etc.
- The instructions on the app were complex for some consumers to follow. The learning curve of the coffee machine can be a little steep.
As is evident, the Melitta Barista TS Smart F85/0-102 Espresso Machine has a lot of exciting things to offer. It is a fully automated machine that will make brewing that morning cup of coffee a lot easier and hassle-free. You can select between different types of coffee and also brew two cups of coffee at once. It is truly a great innovation in the world of coffee and is a true gift for those who love this beverage!