Written on: 08/04/2013 by mikegray (1 review written)
I have been using this machine regularly for two years and I am happy with the results - I also have a two pump professional Gaggia and the coffee produced is every bit as good. The only weak point is the steam valve which tends to leak after years of use. Easily repaired with new seals. Several of the other reviews point to weak coffee. It's all in the grind. To make real expresso you have to grind the beans twice. Once coarse then very fine. It helps if you also roast your own coffee -... (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2012 by Caixa (1 review written)
I picked up one of these DeLonghi machines in a charity shop for £10. I had only been used once by the look of it. Only problem was the previous owner had obviously managed to throw out the double basket (filter) when emptying the group. So I can only make single cups. I could get a replacement from DeLonghi for £2.50, but I'm a single guy and only need one espresso at a time!! I think these go for about £50-£60 new. I used to use a stove-top mocha which is a much cheaper option, but... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2011 by secretagentmole (14 reviews written)
We decided to get a new coffee maker, we initially looked at the Senseo type but decided that the better way to go was to get an espresso machine. The cheapest at the time was the Treviso and we got one from Argos.
Well out of the box I was impressed by the size of the machine, very compact. I also liked the design. Well from the off we had problems finding the best coffee for the machine but by a happy coincidence Lavazza had a promotion on at Morrisons so we got that brand.
Please note,... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2011 by erena (102 reviews written)
I bought this espresso maker around three months ago. I was very excited about it but after these three months of using it I am greatly dissappointed. I would say it is a value for money becuase it is rather cheap compared to other coffee machines, but if you can afford a few extra pounds, you'd be much better buying an expensive coffee machine that actually makes good espresso. I have tried several different types of coffee, but it just tastes horrible out of this machine. It is not... (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2010
Bought for me as an Xmas present. Easy to fill and clean, makes good expresso with good crema, if you pack the coffee down well (the built in puck is a bit flimsy.) Steamer heats up quickly and produces a good froth, enough for a couple of cups. Makes such good coffee, easy to O.D. whilst "playing" with it! (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2010
If you're looking for a good value machine that will make one or two cappuccinos you couldn't fault this one. great for having complete control and making your coffee exactly the way you like it! The only fault is that there is limited power behind the steamer so don't go offering to make everyone a cappuccino at the end of your dinner party or you'll be there till next Christmas! Perfect if you only need to make 1 or 2 though. Bought for 50 pounds - have had it for 18 months and is still... (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2010 by Neilgrice (1 review written)
Worst coffee machine I've ever used. It boasts a excellent crema but there isn't one; tried every brand of coffee. Customer service ("customer experience team") completely unhelpful. They said take it back to retailer, although i suggested money off against a better machine they just weren't interested. Don't but this machine Delonghi should stick to radiators. No Italian would drink this rubbish! (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2010
Firstly, I love my cappuccino. I have spend more money that I would like to admit on horrible cappuccinos made by baristas that had no love for coffee. What a revelation this Cafe Treviso is! Now I can make a cappuccino the way it should be made! So easy to use and it's basically the mini me of the large ones used in the coffee shop. The main advice is, buy a coffee ground that is very fine like Lavazza. This will produce the best flavour.To make froth on this 15 bar is dead easy. I get the... (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2009
The DeLonghi Bar 14 Cafe Treviso is very good. No problem with the service. (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2009 by charlech (1 review written)
The DeLonghi Bar 14 Cafe Treviso is a very very good value coffee machine. It produces the coffee reasonably quickly and the milk frother is great it gets all the froth like in a cafe!
One bad thing is that when attaching the coffee sump because the handle is plastic when tightening it on I think it feels like it is going to break, but luckily it hasn't happened!! A very good coffee machine for home use and easy to clean and of course great value!
Well Done Delonghi
I really do recommend... (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2008 by robusta (1 review written)
Had this DeLonghi Bar 14 Cafe Treviso for three months now and find it very easy to use.
Main problem however is that the plastic supply pipes keep on getting a mouldy growth inside them if not used for a few days.
Does anyone know how to stop this? (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2008 by sisyphosii (1 review written)
The DeLonghi Bar 14 Cafe Treviso is one of the best presents I ever been given. Cheap in price, very good in quality. Compact so doesn't take up a lot up space ."Neutral" design. Makes great espresso and manually controllable, no need to drag the cup away when you want a small espresso just switch the switch off. Works when you want it to. (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2008 by yamakasi (1 review written)
My DeLonghi Bar 14 Cafe Treviso Machine is one year old, and till now it's working perfectly. The most important part is to know how to choose the right coffee beans and how to grind them.
I suggest people to not waste their time and money with buying ready grinded espresso coffees from famous brands, because they are grinded for bigger and more professional machines and they will not work on this machine, because this machine needs softer grinded coffee, around 2 or 3 levels softer than... (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2008
First one leaked after 6 months. Wrote to supplier twice, but no reply yet. Fortunately I'd bought it from Argos, so could have replacement. The replacement machine's plastic tubing doesn't get to the bottom of the water container (it's 6 cm too short - trivial complaint, but still annoying. When de scaling there is a lot of solution that can't be used as the machine 'thinks' the water tank is empty)
The end piece for frothing milk is made of too soft a plastic to withstand unscrewing... (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2008 by philandhanataylor (1 review written)
We've had the Delonghi Bar 14 for 13 months now, and for several months it has been leaking, now to the point we need to get a new machine.
The main problem for us is that to get the machine fixed we would have to take it to an authorised service centre, the nearest of which is 22 miles away (we're in Reading, the centre is in Basingstoke). It's just not possible to replace the faulty gasket at home due to the way the machine is fitted together.
So we're a little disappointed, but... (read more)
Written on: 29/02/2008 by sharonderby1 (1 review written)
I think this is good valve for money, does anybody know if you can use ESE pods and if you what size to I need? I have just had one of these brought me for mothers day and comparing this to my Tasmino this one makes better Cappuccinos and make excellent Espresso. a little noisy but not that much (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2008 by nismohks (1 review written)
This is my first espresso machine and I started off using illy pre ground espresso which is perfect for this machine, I was pulling 30ml shots in roughly 25 secs after a few goes. It took me a while to learn how to steam milk adequately to get enough foam for cappuccinos, but once u get the hang of it, its dead simple. Just line up the surface of the milk with the offset at the lower end of the plastic nozzle and start from there. Practice makes perfect. (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2007
Superb... Cappachinos are very frothy. However only 2 cups at a time. (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2007 by vivimeggie18 (1 review written)
I have had the machine for about 14 months and it now leaks quite badly. Tried to contact DeLonghi but have not heard from them yet. (this was one month ago now). I am quite disappointed as the water here in Aberdeenshire is not hard. (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2007 by AdrianZawistowski (1 review written)
This is a light-duty machine for people who do not want to impress and will be faithful to you for years (mine is now 5-6 years old and going strong with little care... but we have good water in South Africa).
Heats up quickly so is ready in no time. But am moving on to something beautiful and more professional and will keep this machine at a 2nd home or for holidays away (does not deserve to be locked away in a dusty garage) (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2007 by Geffrye (1 review written)
I would recommend the De Longhi Bar 14 overall as a starter machine despite the downsides. (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2006 by degsi (2 reviews written)
I got this De Longhi Bar 14 Cafe Treviso 5 years ago when it was £99 from Comet. Now much less, excellent at making espresso, but use good fine ground coffee such as Illy or Lavazza club. Its never broke down, descale regular,(depends on your water hardness). I don't use the milk frother so can't comment on that. This machine better than krupps, always run machine for a few seconds after removing the used coffee holder to clear any coffee that maybe stuck to the water outlet with a cup... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2006 by techma (2 reviews written)
I have had my De'Longhi Bar 14 Cafe Treviso coffee machine for a year, and I love it!
I got it new for £35 from eBay, and I would recommended it to any part-time coffee enthusiast. (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2005 by sophiesworld2 (2 reviews written)
I have had the De'Longhi Bar 14 cafe Treviso coffee & Espresso machine for over 2 years, and I am very satisfied. Previously I have owned 2 other machines which cost over £200, yet the coffee didn't taste as good. Admittedly it does take a while to froth milk. However, on the plus side, as the machine has separate thermostats for both coffee and milk, there is no waiting time (for the machine to either cool down or heat up when alternating between coffee and milk). Due to fact that milk does... (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2004 by wal133
The De'Longhi Bar 14 Cafe Treviso is a great value machine reasonably priced. Only Italians understand good coffee making so stick to Italian coffee machines. (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2003 by Paddy.
It makes a good espresso, with a nice crema
Doesnt have much power to steam milk too well. As a trained Barista I have used many espresso machines and you can usually steam milk within 30 seconds. With this machine if you are making two latte's it would take approx 2 minutes to steam the milk at which point the espresso has nearly gone cold!!! Not good! (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2002 by Andy Mac.
Having enjoyed great coffee on the Continent again this year, I decided to get an espresso machine.
Searched the WEB and found this DeLonghi Bar 14 Espresso was well rated because it is a 15 bar machine.
I liked the style and compact size and managed to buy the machine for £59.99 from Comet uk. (which I consider to be a bargain as similar 15 bar machines are over £120 including another similar spec DeLonghi which, as far as I can tell, apart from looking naff has only the ability to use... (read more)
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