Melitta Barista TS SMART F85/0-102 : bluetooth nightmare

After 3 months of use i am really impressed with this machine, it’s easy to clean and has an amazing amount of settings and functions that you can customise. The mobile app is slightly under developed and needs more work from melitta however i’ve hardly used it, once you setup your recipes on the main touch screen you’re good to go. Highly recommend and wouldn’t look at another brand.

Love, love, love this coffee machine. My nespresso started to play up so decided to sit one night going through reviews for bean to cup domestic systems. Certainly an extravigent purchase but also sure it can do far more than i’ve experimented with so far. I’ve really only tried out the button settings for the short and tall coffees, playing with intensity etc but i can say this is the very best coffee i’ve ever had.

I bough this machine after reading lots of good reviews. At the time it was £750 which seemed reasonable for a machine that can make decent quality coffee at the press of a button. The machine is very easy to use and does make great brews. Cleaning is simple as is filling the water and bean hoppers. The down side is that it is big and almost fills a standard kitchen worktop depthwise. If you place it underneath wall cupboards you will probably have to pull it out each time you fill the water or bean hopper. Mine sadly developed a fault at some point after the first day such that the menu button did not work. I only found this out when i attempted to use the smart function on the second week. Melitta advised me to return the machine to amazon as this would be easier than going through their warranty route. Returning was easy but for some reason amazon did not replace the item as requested but instead gave me a refund.

Fully automatic, intuitive, easy to use.

This is a very sophisticated coffee machine and our second bean to cup one. This has a built-in frother and two pods for coffee beans, which are stand-out features over the cheaper machine we had before. It is hugely configurable, you can spend a long time figuring out exactly how you like your coffee, and not only that you can store the exact settings, so you can make the same cup over and over again. There are several ways of using it. You can either manually set the amount and strength of coffee using the controls on the front of the machine, where you also set which container you want the beans from. It has a display which shows you what needs emptying, filling and which part of the machine this is located in. It can even tell you if it has run out of coffee half way through a cup, let you fill the container, then resume where it left off. This is all very well for making basic espressos and americanos. But for the coffees involving milk, you need to attach the milk container. There are several buttons at the top of the machine which have pre-programmed recipes for latte, cappuccino etc.

We love the arrangement for having two different sorts of beans. I use decaffeinated beans while my husband prefers normal beans and so we can both use the machine at the same time. We haven’t used the bluetooth technology as we don’t need it. It is very stylish, quiet and makes fantastic coffee.

Don’t do any of the milk beverage options but for an espresso or longer black coffee it’s the best machine i’ve had by far. Coffee quality as good as any starbucks or costa or maybe even betterbit pricey but totally worth the extra spend.

  • Makes a good cup of coffee, but
  • Love, love
  • Only lasted 2 weeks

Melitta Barista TS SMART F85/0-102, Bean to Cup Coffee Machine, Bluetooth connectivity, Melitta Connect App, Whisper Grinder (Quiet Mark), Black

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Having been shopping around for a new coffee machine for some time, i decided to finally go with the melitta over the jura and miele machines and save myself £1000+. My old machine was a nespresso gran maestria which served me well, but the amount of waste produced and the fact that all the different types taste very similar, has made me reconsider pod coffee. The packaging is suitably premium with everything included like milk carafe, water filter, milk system cleaner, and a descaling tablet. The machine itself is nicely made, and even in black looks quite large (two shoeboxes or a mini atx pc case)the most important things for me are quality of drinks, ease of maintenance, range of drinks, and technology. The melitta definitely delivers a great, feature-packed performance for the relatively small price and the milk system cleans the pipe straight into the drip tray after every drink automatically, which is a big advantage over jura as running costs are lower and it’s more convenient. The bluetooth works fine on ios but the range of about 6m and the fact that you can’t turn on or off the machine using it, makes it more of a curiosity than a daily tool unless you’re busy doing something else in the kitchen. Let’s just call that a security feature. Wifi connection and smart home integration would be nice. The coffee is very well made with good crema (the water filter helps here) and the dual bean hopper gives you lots of options, though reduced hopper size per bean. There are plenty of settings to play with for flavour, changing the amount of coffee, milk and water dispensed, coffee temperature and brew time/strength amongst others.

The machine itself is ok but the big selling point is you can operate it through your smart phonethe reality is bluetooth connectivity is an absolute nightmareits a shame but it might have to go.

I purchased this a month ago and paid £1050 for it. So a reduction of £300 leads me to know i was ripped off. What’s good-lovely coffee drinks far superior to any other i have tastedthe bad-app on iphone needs to be paired via bluetooth every time you want to control the machine from the phonethe coffee beans do not flow into the machine meaning you have to keep on force feeding the beans into the machine. For such an expensive piece of equipment it is such a shame that it doesn’t work as you expect. At over a grand i would not suggest anybody purchase it. At the current price i would buy it even though it is not perfect 👌amended from 4 stars to 5 due to contacted the makers who informed me that a sensor near the grinder can get coffee oil on it. A simple wipe with kitchen paper has now sorted this. Still feel aggrieved over the cost, but it does make the best coffee i have ever been able to produce at home 🙂.

This machine is definitely worth the money. However, the app doesn’t work on iphone. So it’s a waste of money if that’s the main reason you are getting this one as opposed to one model down. Also, for those who really like a hot milk, this machine isn’t for you. It produces a decent froth but the milk is warm rather than hot as you would get it in a coffee shop. In the case of normal size late the temp is ok as proportions are 2:1. If you like a large latte with more milk you might find it not hot enough. Overall, good machine but take into consideration above-mentioned points.

I have had the coffee machine for a few months. It does produce good coffee out of the box. However it’s takes a little time but by playing with the settings it does produce a very good cup of coffee. One thing that has been said it is not very hot, that is correct it is considered cooler than from a kettle but if i remember correctly the water temperature is supposed to be 78 degrees. The temperature can be set higher in the programming however for some people it still would not be hot enough. I do from time to time put it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. It has a smaller than average water/grinds tray but it is designed to be emptied regularly to stop mould growing, thus keeping the taste fresh. Overall it is a very good coffee machine better taste by far than the delonghi i had before. Worth to investment-to date i have made 254 coffees and still nice quaility.

Excellent product & very much enjoying so far. Great value against other equiv.

I’m really enjoying the taste of the coffee and it’s so easy to set up and use.

  • Makes a good cup of coffee, but
  • Love, love
  • Only lasted 2 weeks

Melitta Barista TS SMART F85/0-102, Bean to Cup Coffee Machine, Bluetooth connectivity, Melitta Connect App, Whisper Grinder (Quiet Mark), Black

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