Lavazza Jolie and Milk coffee machine – Lavazza Italian Espresso since 1895 (review)


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Lavazza roasts and mixes the coffee – it’s pretty good for that. It also makes a range of reasonably priced coffee machines like the Lavazza Jolie and the Milk for a quick latte. Is he good? For a capsule machine, that’s worthy.

GadgetGuy does its fair share of drinking coffee. To fuel our caffeine habit, we have a soft spot for testing the coffee machine and the beans thrown at us. In fact, there are 271 results for the word coffee on our site, including our reference guide, The Technology Behind Great Coffee that helps you understand the science of the perfect cup.

In the guide, among many secrets of coffee, we state

Sorry, Pods are pathetic – yes. Inside that aluminum and plastic capsule is 5-7g of something. This includes ground coffee, instant coffee, caffeine (or not), carbohydrates, fat, sodium, flavors, and unspecified diluents. Generic pods cost 33 to 70 cents each, ranging from the equivalent of $ 66 to $ 140 per kg of beans. Pods have one advantage – you can buy a variety to suit different coffee drinkers, including fake coffee drinkers who want a flavored nut, creme brulee, etc. Pod machines are by no means as complex or powerful as the proper coffee makers – pod, hot water, cup and maybe milk froth.

So when Lavazza gave us a $ 199 ‘pod machine’ to review, we made a silent face and said, sure, send it while sipping barista-quality coffee from the latest coffee makers. very expensive Jura and De-Longhi automatic machines.

You’ll have to read until the end of the review to see if we still stand by our previous statement. Tip: Let’s just say the Lavazza Jolie and Milk coffee machine may have just softened our stance.

Lavazza Jolie and Milk

Lavazza website here
Lavazza Jolie and Milk product site here
Price $ 199 (black or white fascia)
Of All good CE retailers
guarantee One year ACL
Manufacturing country Poland
Society Est 1895 in Turin in 1895 by Luigi Lavazza. Initially run by a small grocery store in Via San Tommaso, today it is run by the third and fourth generations of the Lavazza family.
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The Range of Lavazza coffee pods

Before we get to the machine, we have to explain the coffee. See, it’s just the vehicle for making a mug, and based on that, it’s pretty foolproof.

Lavazza does not use the Nespresso Pod system. Instead, it features a unique Lavazza A Modo Mio pod system. Its “Made in Italy” pod is made of aluminum, vacuum sealed, which can hold up to 7.5 g of packed coffee.

We now know that many “pods” are full of fillers, thinners, and artificial flavors. Lavazza assures us that the only thing inside its pod is ground coffee made from ethically sourced roasted Arabica and Robusta beans. Some are mixtures and some are single origin.

We received a tasting pack of nine pods with intensity ratings from 7 to 13. The intensity depends on the beans used, blending, roasting and grinding. You have to understand that some are better with milk and others with espresso.

It is a good idea to try each pod of samples and evaluate them before you buy in bulk.

The price ranges from $ 8.50 to $ 11 or about 70 cents per pod.

One pod can produce an extraction of 30 ml (Espresso / Ristretto) or 60 ml (Lungo). We quickly found for latte that it is far better to have a 30ml mixed with more milk than a 60ml watery lungo with less milk. There is also science in the use of pods.

The main tester (my wife) likes Flat White (let’s not even talk about the lactose free lean milk she prefers) so she was looking for a good intensity without bitterness and the dairy to heat this to at least 60 ° with little foam. It does.

We opted for Lavazza Crema E Gusto Classico strength $ 12-11 for 16 pods (69 cents each). Now some advice for consumers – $ 91.67 per kg while the same beans per kg cost $ 22 and are 133 x 7.5 g (17 cents per extraction) in a ground coffee machine. If you drink a lot of coffee, you can buy a decent semi-automatic ground coffee machine and pay for it in under 600 cups.

No offense to Lavazza and other pod manufacturers, it is like an inkjet printer that uses ink more expensive per ml than the best French perfume!

But it’s all about convenience. No doubt the Lavazza Mio pod system is that – and you’ll find a pod flavor you love. But remember, these only work in the Lavazza line of coffee machines.

The Lavazza range of coffee machines

  • Small $ 79 for an entry-level one-shot machine
  • Pretty $ 99 for 30ml
  • Jolie Plus $ 119 for a 30/60 ml extraction.
  • The Jolie and Milk $ 199 is the Jolie Plus and an external heated milk / froth container
  • Desea $ 299 will make espresso or milk coffee in the same glass cup (uses similar technology to Lavazza Jolie and milk)
  • SMEG $ 349 puts Italian brand and price on Mio pod system – 30 or 60ml extraction
  • Fantasia Electrolux (and Plus) adds three milk recipes using a separate coffee and milk system in one device

First impression – cute

Well done, small footprint at 222mm (W) x 217 (D) x 331 (H) x 3.7kg and totally simple. No need for a coffee degree for this.

It has a power button that doubles as a lungo selector and a 30ml button. It takes cup sizes up to a maximum of 110mm in height. These are not mugs, but remember; pods are all about portion control.

The removable water tank holds 600ml. If you want to top up very hot water, press the 30 or 60 ml buttons again before removing the pod. You can also program it to provide the extraction size you want.

The milk jug is about 180 ml. It uses magnetic induction to heat and whip the milk. It’s all about finding the right amount of milk for the size of the cup. You can press the milk button once for frothy cappuccino milk or twice for matt white. You can also long press for cold frothed milk. Do not store the milk jug in the refrigerator and do not reheat leftover milk.

The power cable is 0.8 m, so it should be close to a power outlet. It uses a maximum of 1250W, so don’t overload a 2400W outlet with a toaster.

Coffee – lots of variety

Like we said earlier, you need to sample all nine pods to determine what’s right for you. As we started doing 60ml extractions, we later found out that 30ml makes a much better cup (for us). I suspect that the 10 bar water pressure causes almost everything to come out of the nacelle during the first extraction. The cream above is excellent.

For latte, we suggest more than 10 strength coffees. For Espresso (black), you can switch to a lower intensity to avoid any potential bitterness. There are decaffeinated pods that make great black coffee.

Milk – just the right temperature

In our guide to coffee, we discuss the types of milk. The warmer / frother reaches around 60 °, which is reasonably good for most milk. Yes, you can use it with Almond, Oats and other fake milks (not tested). It can produce a lot of froth for cappuccino and just a little too much for matt white.

Our only warnings are to be careful with the whisk – it looks a bit fragile, and please keep the milk container scrupulously clean but be careful not to scratch the inside.

Maintenance – low

As milk can curdle easily, it is essential to clean the milk container and whisk after each use. It should not be submerged or placed in a dishwasher – the bottom has an electrical connection similar to an electric kettle base. We use Dishmatic handle cleaner and thoroughly rinse the container and cover.

The spent pods fall into a holder, and there is often water in it. The appliance will require occasional descaling.

GadgetGuy’s point of view

Wake up, stumble over to the machine, grab a pod, put on some milk and within minutes you have a satisfying one-shot coffee to start the day. Minimal cleaning and no messy grounds to remove.

This review concerns Lavazza Jolie and Milk. All Lavazza models are equally simple. If you are a savvy shopper, you will get Lavazza pods during occasional promotions at Woollies or Coles.

We won’t let our inherent aversion to pod coffee color our review. Of course, that’s after deciding which capsule is right for us, even though those capsules are expensive.

The Lavazza Jolie and Milk is an ultra-convenient pod machine that uses quality Lavazza Mio pods to make a decent latte.

Would I buy one? For convenience, yes. Is it better than a $ 1 gas station cup? Absoutely. Will it replace the coffee brewed by baristas? No, but at

Considering the Lavazza price and quality, it ranks very well as a manual coffee machine.

Lavazza Jolie and Milk coffee machine

The Lavazza Jolie and Milk is a good low cost Mio pod machine that makes a great cup of black or milk coffee.

Good points

Simple to use and dumb-proof – you can’t make bad coffee

Compact size

Choice of cappucinno or flat white milk

Negative

Pods are expensive compared to ground coffee and beans

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