This high quality Melitta Caffeo Barista TS Smart coffee machine is a fully automatic, 1.8 litre capacity machine that can serve you 21 pre-set coffee’s from original recipes at the touch of a button. It also has Bluetooth technology so with the Melitta Connect App many of the features can be managed with your smart phone. It knows the exact dosages to be dispensed and in what order with the ability to save the preferences of up to 8 people. There are also 4 pre-programmed classics: Expresso, Café Crème, Cappuccino and Latte macchiato.
Packed with features the Caffeo Barista TS is well designed with every little detail considered from the LED lights built into the dispenser to illuminate your cup to the auto empty grinding. This clever machine has a dual hopper that enables you to use two different types of coffee. Ideally if you want to make full use of this coffee machine one hopper should hold espresso coffee, the other Café Crème. The ‘Automatic Bean Select’ then automatically selects from these and grinds the beans to create any of the 21 drinks. Of course if you only want to use one type of coffee that’s fine, it’s simply to override. There is also a ground coffee chute if that’s your preference but why anyone would do that on a machine like this is beyond me!
The Caffeo Barista TS Smart has a flexible milk system with the dispenser being a stand-alone unit that can be attached to the right or left of the machine. This milk container fits in every fridge and is dishwasher-safe. The high resolution TFT colour display with ‘Touch and Slide’ controls give you step-by-step instructions that lead you simply through the menu. This gives you more control over your coffee allowing you to select the amount of hot water, milk, foam and coffee you prefer. This is where the “My Coffee Memory” feature really comes into it’s own. You wouldn’t want to set your personal coffee preferences each time so the Caffeo Barista TS Smart remembers the personal settings for up to 8 people. You can even store them under your own names. Then just like a barista it steams, froths and pours the milk with the ingredients added in the correct order. So with your latte macchiato the espresso is added after the frothed milk and with cappuccino it is the other way round all ending with the perfect silky smooth textured coffee.
With the Melitta Connect App ‘My Coffee Profiles’ can be programmed and saved on your smart phone. The order in which the ingredients are poured into the cup, the amount of coffee, frothed milk and hot water can be managed individually. Tutorials assist you with cleaning and maintaining programme and with this app you can create your own coffee specialities.
- Freshly ground coffee every time thanks to the Best Aroma Plus system and the IntenseAroma function and 5 levels of grain fineness.
- Auto Empty Grinding grinds until it is empty ensuring that each cup is made with freshly ground coffee beans and that the flavour is not altered by residue from the previous grinding.
- Quick and whisper quite grinder.
- Customised coffee selection with the touch display or button Suitable for cups up to 13.5 cm (5.3 in) thanks to height-adjustable coffee outlet
- Double Cup Mode allows you to make all coffee specialities, with or without milk, for two people simultaneously.
- Separate hot water preparation possible (e.g. for tea)
- Coffee that taste great every time with automated cleaning and calk removing functions. Compatible with Melitta water filters and easy to clean interior thanks to removable brewing unit.
- Easy to clean interior thanks to the removable brewing unit that is Dishwasher safe.
- Includes welcome pack cleaning kit.
All in all, although the Melitta Caffeo Barista TS Smart has a premium price tag it is one of the best domestic machines on the market. This is without doubt a must have for all you coffee lovers out there.