Summary: This machine makes great coffee, but it consistently says its out of coffee beans about every two cups brewed. Simply push the beans into the hopper and its happy for another two cups. For the price, this just should not be the case. It appears that the sensor is too sensitive or the hopper is not steep enough to keep the beans moving into the grinder. I'm disappointed in this machine and would not recommend it.
Summary: I love this machine. Had it for about two months now, and it works great. I make Breve Lattes Everyday. The quality is equal too or better than all the fine coffee shops I've been too. Easy to maintain. You can choose your favorite coffee beans instead of only having the choices of the fine coffee shops. Everyone that comes over and tries a cup of expresso,coffee or a latte loves the taste and complains when they go back home to make their own cup from their machines.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Clean, Speed, Quiet, Design
Summary: After 20 years of grinding coffee and pulling shots on an semi automatic, I opted for this super automatic. With a push of a button, this product brews the perfect cup everytime...couldn't be happier! Programming is easy and allows one to control all of the variables necessary to achieve consistent results. This is a highly engineered machine easy to use, clean and maintain; hopefully its as durable as other Miele products we own.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Time-saver, Easy to Clean, Speed, Quiet, Design
Summary: This is a great coffee maker. You can preset the size of the cup you want. The expresso is excellent and the container for frothing the milk is well thought out. I would highly recommend the fully automatic machine over the mess and fuss of a hand operated system.
Summary: Just got our Miele CM5100 and Love it. Makes the best tasting coffee that I have ever had. I travel alot and am a big coffee drinker. I've gotten spoiled by the unbelievable taste. Guess I'm going to have to fill the thermos for the road. Very user friendly with variable temperature and strength settings for my whole family. Easy to clean too. Well worth the money.
Pros: Easy to Use, Quality, Time-saver, Easy to Clean, Speed, Versatile, Design
Summary: I purchased this machine Dec. 19th and returned it Jan 16th. Fist off I couldn't get the coffe temp pass 135 degrees even with the setting at high, also kept getting code 72 errors and also even with the coffee beans in I was getting an error to fill. I called Miele over 15 times and not one of their reps had any knowlegde on this machine, they told me it was new to the market and that they were learing.
Summary: We drink lattes. Unfortunately, the highest temperature the 5100 will heat milk to, without sending it through twice, is between 130 and 135 degrees. Far below the 160 to 180 from Starbucks. So if you are looking forward to that piping hot latte that you get at Starbucks, save your money.
Summary: we make our own blend of beans, which makes if hard to find a machine that lets you do make a cup at a time with our own beans and also does expresso and specially blends. This machine fits our needs and make the best espresso we've ever had.