If you enjoy a good cup of coffee, you know there is a big difference in taste when it comes to freshly ground coffee. And if you have ever ground your coffee, you know it can make a mess and take some extra work/time. I was in the market for a new coffee maker but wanted to avoid the Keurig-style machines due to the pods and regular drip coffee machines. I considered going full expresso and getting the Breville Barista Express, but I was looking for something more convenient and affordable. That’s when I discovered the idea of bean to brew machines. They offer the same convenience as a traditional coffee maker but with the added quality of freshly ground beans. I decided to try the German-made Tchibo Fully Automatic Coffee.
Tchibo Fully Automatic Coffee
The Tchibo is a German-engineered machine that grinds and brews your coffee in one seamless step. It’s hard to get a fresher cup of coffee. The device offers multiple single-serve sizes such as Espresso 2 US.fl.oz. (59 ml), Regular coffee 6 US.fl.oz. (177 ml), and Large coffee 8 US.fl.oz. (237 ml). All you have to do is pour in your whole beans, make sure there is water in the reservoir, and press play. The coffee from the Tchibo is some of the best I’ve had at home. I highly recommend the machine but make sure you are aware of some of the disadvantages.
- No pods and less waste. The machine grinds its own beans and then produces a “puck” after each cup, and you simply empty the dispenser tray after a few cups.
- You can use ANY beans. You don’t have to order specific pods like Nespresso or Keurig. That keeps costs down, and your options open to try different beans.
- You can adjust the grind setting to make a coarse or fine grind of the beans, which really adds some nice control.
- The slim design fits well on any countertop and looks great. Compact Size: (W) 7” (H) 12.4” (L) 15.6”
- It has an option to pre-warm your cup with a little hot water, and that’s been a surprisingly useful feature as our apt always seems to be cold!!
- The water reservoir is small and is located in the back of the machine. You have to refill it every 2 cups. If the machine is under your cabinets, you will have to slide it out to remove the tank to refill. I added felt pads to the rubber feet to make it easier to slide.
- You still have to clean and maintain the machine. Coffee grounds will build up in the machine if you don’t clean it regularly.
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