|Type||Coffee & Espresso Maker|
Written on: 07/10/2010 by pasco (2 reviews written)
I had one for about a year and found the quality of the coffee deteriorated over time. In the end I went back to my plunger for strong coffee. I did try different brands etc... but the coffee just seemed watery. Incidentally - once I accidentally threw away the rubber tip from the milk frothing spout and Morphy Richards replaced it for £6. Their service was quite quick but I thought £6 was steep. (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2010 by timdwyer (1 review written)
Had this for 3+ years now - still churning out great coffee. The milk frother is a little slow but as I normally drink my coffee au naturel that does not affect me!
Produces a great crema.
The support has been fantastic - had a few teething problems (looking back on it it may have been more operator error - do NOT twist the coffee holder handle beyond the point where it sticks out a right angles!)
A bargain at about £75
Written on: 17/06/2010
For the price this machine is a welcome , simple working machine.
The service from Morphy richards is outstanding, I needed a gasket and without questions and charge it was send to me from the UK.
HOWEVER.....we had a Gaccia before,which broke after 20 YEARS!!and that machine was definitely a step up.
In short, a good machine for a good price, but NOT for the BARISTA!!
Hendrik. (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2010 by Olivia Ferreira (2 reviews written)
This is a very good espresso coffee machine and I already recommended it at least 3 friends of mine. (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2010
It is an all-round top budget choice for an espresso machine. It is far far better than any other machine priced at £100 or less. (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2010
I bought this machine now over 6-7 years ago and it still works perfectly and the coffee it makes is fantastic. It is a very well build coffee maker and I have not experienced any issues with dripping. My congratulations to Murphy Richards for this product!
The only thing I could critisize is that larger cups do not fit. But that is not a big issue! I now live back in Spain and the water is very hard but this dose not affect it.
Again thank you for the pleasure I have drinking its coffee! (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2009
This is just a quick note that this machine is the same as the Lello 1375 Ariete Cafe Prestige Coffee Maker (see U.S. version amazon.com) and in Australia it's a Sunbeam something or other. Many reviews for this available at amazon.com. I like mine but it sometimes seems to block for a minute before it makes the espresso. (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2009
I've had my "Morphy Richards 47505 Roma Pump" machine for well over five years now and it's still producing amazing coffee.
It's a very well built machine, especially considering that it only cost £99 when I bought it and had a 2 year warranty. These days they are all made from plastic for that price.
The pump is your standard Italian-made 15bar unit and is a little noisy, but more than sufficient with regards to pressure. The boiler is sturdy and steams up really fast for almost instant... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2009
had one of these Morphy Richards 47505 Romas for 5 years and used every day - never failed and produces great coffee (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2008
I got through three of these machines under warranty - the first leaked from the water resevoir; the second one cracked near the group head and spraying steam everywhere; the third was fine until last week - now it too is spraying coffee/steam mixture around the room. Very dangerous! Other reviews suggest this is a systemic problem of poor build quality. (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2008 by cheffy (1 review written)
I have had this Morphy Richards 47505 Roma for 6 years, and its used every day, and still works just as well, it makes a great coffee, espresso is just like you get in trade, it looks good and for the money it beats the likes of Gaggia hands down.
All in all this machine really fits the bill, most coffee machines in my opinion are over priced, over spec'ed and difficult to use, try this one and will not be dissapointed, and you will get a great coffee every time. (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2008
There is really no serious complaint I can make about this machine. You can get better, fancier machines for sure, but you'd be paying a couple of hundred pounds more for them. This one wins hands down for value for money. (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2008 by debdaw (2 reviews written)
On the whole I'm very pleased with it., and would recommend it.
It seems to be more solidly constructed than other machines in the same price bracket and produces an excellent cup of coffee.
However, in view of the spitting problem I had when using it with Illy coffee I'm reluctant to experiment with different brands.
Written on: 28/12/2007 by mikerose7 (1 review written)
Before using the milk steamer/frother, run it for a few sec to initiate steam output or you will get watery milk. (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2007 by paldiss (2 reviews written)
Since my original review I have had to have my machine replaced as the machine was just not performing. I have to say Morphy Richards after sales service was excellent they replaced the machine without any problems at all. I have had the new machine for quite some number of months and although it is performing better than the old one it is not performing at a satisfactory enough standard. The shots are pouring at about 13 - 15 seconds which is way too fast, the crema is too light indicating... (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2007 by S Scott (1 review written)
A very nice piece of kitchen equipment. Looks good and works well produces as near pro coffee as you are likely to find. (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2007 by paldiss (2 reviews written)
A standard espresso size is 2.5 ounces for a double shot so the size is not an issue as far as I am concerned i.e. it doesn't take mugs because it is not designed to. The Roma is an espresso machine. In saying that though the shot should take between 24 and 28 seconds to pour and should come out like "honey". This I can say mine doesn't. To pour a single shot takes about 10 seconds at the slowest, which leaves the coffee thin and without sufficient cream. I am experimenting with grind at the... (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2006 by sgibbs
Must make sure that where the group fits into the machine is clean, that the grind is right and that you put in the correct amount of coffee into the group, and you can't go wrong.
I find the Morphy Richards 47505 Roma Stainless Steel Pump Espresso Coffee Maker is as good as the coffee I have in the restaurant where I used to work, and they use a Pavoni. (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2006 by ArthurCater (1 review written)
Was given this Morphy Richards 47505 Roma coffee machine as a present, happily used it for two years or so. Then the rubber seal in the filter housing developed a leak. Spare parts dealers do not carry that. Email request to Morphy Richards customer service went unanswered for a week, then I got a reply "assuring you of our best attention at all times" and stating that the part could not be got. A few more messages to and fro establish that "because the machine is made in the far east we... (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2005 by polly77 (1 review written)
I read all the reviews before settling on the Morphy Richards 47505 Roma Coffee machine. I only have one cup of coffee a day, so it has to be a really good one. I like latte and cappuccino, so I did my homework and found you need an excellent espresso base for these coffees. I wanted a machine with 15 bar and not too expensive. The average retail price for this machine is £99 - £105, but I found it brand new at electricshopping.com for only £69. The warming plate is something of nothing, as... (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2005 by Jeffums (1 review written)
Morphy Richards 47505 Roma Stainless Steel Pump Espresso Coffee Maker - makes nice coffee with an excellent thick crema. Also the pump sounds pretty cool - real Italian coffee shop sound. Plus because it keeps pumping as long as you want and it'll despatch an Americano into a larger cup if you want. (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2005 by lazpro (1 review written)
I've had this Morphy Richards 47505 Roma Stainless Steel Pump Espresso Coffee Maker for approximately one year and its fantastic. The only thing I wanted from an Espresso Machine is a fine cup of coffee and thats what this machine delivers. It is a fine espresso with a good crema hot and strong. I haven't any complaints about the machine its the best machine I've ever had. (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2005 by coffee addict (1 review written)
I bought this Morphy Richards 47505 Roma espresso coffee maker in November 2003. It is a good looking machine and produces some excellent coffee, and has a two year guarantee.
Unfortunately, The pump is not the most resilient.
I am currently (January 2005) using my third replacement machine and now that has broken, same problem. I can give Morphy Richards yet another call and I'm sure they will send me yet another replacement but I am of the opinion now that I don't want a Roma coffee maker... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2005 by Steuart (1 review written)
I bought th Morphy Richards 47505 Roma Stainless Steel Pump Espresso Coffee Maker from Amazon under recommendation from a friend. It was very erratic as to whether it worked or not. When it did work the coffee barely drizzled out of the nozzles, filling one cup, but only half filling the other when makeing two at once - it also took about 3 minutes to fill. I contacted Morphy Richards and they replaced it. This one made reasonable coffee but leaked. They replaced this with one that not so... (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2005 by sally jones (1 review written)
We bought a Morphy Richards 47505 Roma on the basis of reviews on this site, but were hesitant after reading the first review (stating coffee not hot enough). We rate ourselves as quite fussy and have found no problem with taste or temperature. Only had it 1 week and would not be without it. (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2004 by Wentworth 44 (1 review written)
The Morphy Richards 47505 Roma Stainless Steel Pump Espresso Coffee Maker does not heat the water to a sufficient temperature to extract the maximum flavour from the coffee grounds. (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2004 by Keith Skinner
I switched to the Morphy Richards 47505 Roma after happily using a Morphy Richards filter espresso maker. Big mistake. The largest quantity of coffee that the Roma can make at one go is 2 espresso cups - or one normal coffee mug. And look at the size of the machine? Then the coffee needs microwaving in the cup to make it hot. Have now switched to a stovetop aluminium espresso maker. Double the size, a quarter of the price - and the coffee is hot! (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2004 by reub (1 review written)
Morphy Richards 47505 Roma - This is an excellent machine, bought one 7 months ago from Makro for only £49.99+vat, what a bargain!!! The quality is superb for the money, built from solid stainless steel, much better than other machines that cost twice the price! The coffee produced is excellent with a good crema thanks to the 15 bar pump. This machine features an external removable cold water tank, removable drip tray, steam wand, 50mm dual outlet group head with 2 filter baskets 7 & 14 gram... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2004 by stevedouglas (1 review written)
Like one of the previous reviewers, I bought Morphy Richards Coffee & Espresso Machine on the strength of earlier reviews here. I love a good espresso and my daughters love cappucino and, after having been less than impressed with a traditional stove top coffee maker, I opted for the MR 47505 Roma.
Don't let anyone convince you to spend ££££££ on a Gaggia. If you are only looking for 1 or 2 cups at a time, this machine does the business. The crema is perfect and, after a little practice,... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2004 by cpaul
I bought a 47505 Roma a few months ago on the strength of one of the reviews I read here -- and I can honestly say that I haven't regretted the purchase at all. The machine is easy to use and clean, and the coffee tastes great. We use the machine every day and even took it on holiday with us recently so we wouldn't be parted from it! A small tip: put a decent amount of water in the reservoir (i.e. not just above the minimum level) to generate really nice "crema" (if that's how you spell it)... (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2004 by susie2201 (2 reviews written)
Morphy Richards 47505 Roma, pump coffee maker - I refuse to drink instant coffee and am quite fussy when it comes to the "real" stuff. Had been looking for ages for a machine to make lovely frothy cappuchinos. Bought this one and have absolutely no regrets. It gets used several times each day and always produces wonderful, full flavour coffee with smashing frothy milk on the top. Highly recommended - it is a good value pump action machine. Go get one! (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2004 by kingbeard (2 reviews written)
Morphy Richards 47505 - I visit Italy a lot and have got used to using my friend's Gaggia (£350). So I decided to get a machine myself.
I read the other review and decided to bid on one at eBay and got it for £50. After 2 weeks it developed a minor fault and I rang Morphy Richards for help. I was very pleasantly surprised when, without any promptig, they offered to echange the machine. BTW the fault turned out to be hard water.
I am now the proud owner of a new nachine and it is excellent.... (read more)
Written on: 26/12/2003 by shanestrong (2 reviews written)
I researched coffee machines for two weeks before buying this one. It seems Gaggia is what most people want, but I had a look at them and if you've owned anything Italian (mechanical) youll understand me when I say it looks thrown together, you know something is going to break, but you dont know what or when! and most reviewers who have owned one said they go rusty without constant maintenance.
There are also plenty of plastic machines available and I was surprised to find a top manufacturer... (read more)
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