I first came across this fabulous Nespresso Magimix M190 coffee machine at the BBC Good Food show some 4 years ago.
I had owned other coffee makers such as the Philips Senseo, which were OK but did not last long, and having just brought a baby Gaggia I was not looking for a new machine, and was very sceptical to say the least.
However the sample of coffee (Rosabaya de Columbia) was out of the world, robust, rounded with a long finish. This is coffee as it should be.
This was as good if not better than the best barista!
I bought two machines on the spot, one for the kitchen, one for the office.
This model has been in the kitchen for some 4 years, it is used several times a day and is still delivering perfect coffee, cup after cup.
I descale it regularly, but that is the only maintenance that is required.
The coffee is extracted superbly with a perfect creme layer.
The milk jug is amazing, it foams the milk, heating it as it goes and does as good a job as any barista could.
As mentioned I have tried other machines, Senseo, they just kept breaking, Tassimo, terrible coffee with processed milk goo that leaves a disgusting aftertaste.
This however is as good as the best coffee you will find on the High Street.
And after 4 years, I can report that the coffee machine just keeps going.
Superb, highly recommended.