Simply Her (Singapore) - - Smartshopper Road Test -

$1,499, from Tangs, Takashimaya D.S. and selected Best Denki, Courts and Har­vey Nor­man stores Bean container: 275g Wa­ter tank: 1.8 litres BREW­ING THE COF­FEE Like the Jura Ena, this ma­chine was a cinch to make espresso with. In­struc­tions on the LCD screen were clear, whether it was to re­fill the bean bin or empty the drip tray. I could eas­ily choose my java – espresso, espresso strong, cof­fee or long black – by turn­ing a dial. I could also choose the amount of cof­fee I wanted – from 10ml to 120ml (in 10ml in­ter­vals) – but it didn’t store my pref­er­ence. How­ever, the height-ad­justable spout stopped short at 10.5cm, so my reg­u­lar 11cm-tall cup could not fit. It also could not dis­pense two cups of cof­fee at once. FROTH­ING THE MILK I could froth milk by stick­ing the wand into my cup. Or I could pour the milk into a de­tach­able stain­less steel bot­tle, then turn a lever to choose milk for latte or cap­puc­cino. The milk is then drawn from the bot­tle, frothed and dis­pensed into my cup. The foam for cap­puc­cino was more bub­bly than the Jura Ena’s. CLEAN­ING UP The dump box has to be re­moved from the side, restrict­ing me from plac­ing an­other ap­pli­ance next to it. The wa­ter tank sits at the back, and is not as con­ve­nient to re­move as that of the De’longhi Mag­nifica. EX­TRA FEA­TURES It has a small cup warmer for two reg­u­lar mugs or three small cups. There’s no ground cof­fee com­part­ment – it’s beans-only for this ma­chine. VER­DICT A fuss-free ma­chine that makes a pretty good brew de­spite mi­nor misses.




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