Melitta

Melitta is a German company based in the German city of Minden whose business lines range from the production of coffee (raw material) to coffee filters or, of course, coffee machines of various types. It has subsidiaries and factories all over the world (not for nothing are all the coffee machines built in the factories in the United States) and has been roasting coffee for almost half a century. Melitta is, without a doubt, one of the great dinosaurs of our industry, and has managed to preserve its immense legacy over time without losing its momentum or market presence.

As far as Melitta superautomatic coffee machines are concerned, the Germans focus their production almost exclusively on top-of-the-range automatic espresso machines, and on drip coffee machines, the latter segment where it is considered a world reference. Its production of consumables (paper filters, cleaning tablets, etc.) even covers the consumption sectors of other brands. It is no coincidence that many filter coffee machine users buy Melitta filters even if their machine is from another manufacturer.

Melitta is a benchmark company in the drip or filter machine segment. However, its extensive range of superautomatic coffee makers is more widely accepted.

On this page, we will provide you with links to the detailed analyses on our website of all the coffee machines, and we will also comment on the differences between each model so that you can decide on your purchase with better criteria. By the way, before looking at each model, you might want to take a look at the different Melitta coffee machine user manuals available for free consultation.

Let’s get down to business:

Melitta automatic coffee machines

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Melitta SOLO E950-222, Compact Bean to Cup Coffee Machine with Pre-Brew Function, Automatic...
Melitta Varianza CSP F57/0-101, Bean to Cup Coffee Machine, Cappuccino Maker, One Touch Feature, My...
Melitta F85/0-102 Barista TS Smart Coffee Machine, 1450 W, 1.8 liters, Black
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1.2 Litres
1.2 Litres
1.8 Litres
Steamer
Automatic Cappuccino
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Melitta SOLO E950-222, Compact Bean to Cup Coffee Machine with Pre-Brew Function, Automatic...
Capacity
1.2 Litres
Steamer
Automatic Cappuccino
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Melitta Varianza CSP F57/0-101, Bean to Cup Coffee Machine, Cappuccino Maker, One Touch Feature, My...
Capacity
1.2 Litres
Steamer
Automatic Cappuccino
Prime
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Melitta F85/0-102 Barista TS Smart Coffee Machine, 1450 W, 1.8 liters, Black
Capacity
1.8 Litres
Steamer
Automatic Cappuccino
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Before buying a Melitta automatic coffee machine online, you should be clear about the entire range and the differences between the various models. It is a major investment, and it’s a good idea to have all the information in hand. Of the entire range of Melitta superautomatic coffee machines, the Caffeo Solo model is the most basic and does not include a steamer or special compartment for storing milk.

It is a coffee machine specifically designed for espressos and black coffees, so if you are thinking of buying a Melitta automatic coffee machine online with the idea of making cappuccinos and so on, you’d better choose other models.

The vaporizer/foamer function is present in the following models: Caffeo Bistro and Caffeo Gourmet. Both are essentially similar coffee machines. The main difference, in favour of the Caffeo Gourmet, is a renewed and cleaner control panel, and above all a spectrum of five intensities (from very mild to very strong) to choose from when preparing the coffee, much wider than usual.

However, none of them includes an automatic cappuccino (or capuccinatore) preparation system. To enjoy this option, we must go to the superior model, the Melitta Caffeo CI, which also has an LCD screen and LED lighting on the cups. A superautomatic coffee maker that bets on technology and innovation without altering such a traditional process as the making of an espresso.

Finally, the Caffeo Passione is Melitta’s newest automatic coffee machine (to be launched in 2015) and also includes the coveted Auto Capuccinatore system. But the design and dimensions of this model also show a clear commitment to the compact coffee machine, designed for the modern home and kitchens with limited space available. It means that its water tank and coffee bean storage compartment are significantly smaller than the rest of the company’s automatics.

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All these automatic coffee makers work with 15 bar pressure, have an integrated grinder, automatic cleaning and decalcification programs, height-adjustable outlet nozzle, removable anti-drip tray and 1.8-litre tank (or 1.2 litres in the case of the Caffeo Passione and Caffeo Solo).

In addition, each one allows you to set different levels of intensity, size and temperature individually for each coffee we prepare, as well as the amount of milk froth in those models that have automatic cappuccino preparation.

Let’s get to know them better:

Melitta Caffeo Solo

This machine is composed of 3 models:

  • The Caffeo Solo (E950) that only makes espresso coffee, without a steamer.
  • The Caffeo Solo&Milk (E953), which has a milk frother, but has to be operated manually.
  • Caffeo Solo Perfect&Milk (E957) which already includes the automatic milk drink function.

Melitta Caffeo Bistro

It is the E960 model by Melitta, now discontinued. It has an information display, but the controls are still analogue (buttons and dials). The milk frother is much more complex and powerful than the classic Panarello of a conventional machine. Besides, it was a quite compact machine.

Melitta E960-107 Caffeo Bistro Aroma Selection and Professional Standard Milk Frothing Whisk -...
  • Perfect Cappuccino: steamer + whisk for milk froth, Prepare a latte macchiato, a cappuccino or hot milk or boiling water
  • Choose from 2 varieties of coffee beans, 3 grinds, 4 coffee intensities, 3 prep temperatures and adjust the volume of water you want
  • Easy to use: 1.8L removable water tank with automatic detection of the water level, Spout height adjustable, Cup warmer tray, Easily accessible coffee grain tank
  • 2 cup mode, Adjustable water hardness, Water filtration cartridge anti-chlorine and anti-scale
  • Easy maintenance: automatic and quick cleaning program, descaling and rinsing, Removable tray for easy cleaning, Use Pro Aqua Claris 880055 filter cartridges

Melitta Caffeo Gourmet

We arrived at the E965 model of the brand, and it is also a discontinued model. It has a control panel with an informative LED screen, and it also has a double chamber for coffee beans in the grinder. That is an automatic coffee maker with two coffee tanks (Bean Select).

Melitta Gourmet E965-101, Bean to Cup Coffee Machine, Silver
  • Bean to cup coffee machine with LCD screen and navigation wheel, for true lovers of good gourmet coffee, and milk-based preparations
  • Preparation of medium and long coffee, espresso, and espresso-based drinks such as cappuccino, latte macchiato and café latte, Interactive guide available on the Melitta Companion app (Google Play,...
  • Have it your way: 2-chamber bean container for different beans/roasts, Pre-brewing for enhanced flavour and aroma, 5 brew strengths, from extra mild to extra strong, Pre-set your preferred coffee...
  • "Perfect Cappuccino" steam nozzle and whisk creates the perfect milk froth for espresso-based coffee drinks
  • Enhance the flavour of your coffee and prolong the life of your machine with automatic cleaning and descaling, Compatible with Melitta filter cartridges, Easy to clean interior thanks to removable...

Melitta Caffeo CI Touch

Its nomenclature is E970, and it differs from the previous ones in the very wide configuration or customization possibilities it offers, and especially in the 1-litre capacity milk tank. It also has two coffee tanks to select the grain that we most desire at any given time.

Melitta E970-103 Caffeo CI One-Touch Fully Automatic Coffee Maker with My Coffee Memory and Milk...
  • My coffee memory saves individual settings for up to 4 people, removable and dishwasher proof milk system with external milk container
  • Intuitive operation with memory switch and easy to use menu with LED illuminated control
  • Easy Cleaning and Intensive Cleaning Programme, One Touch Function for all espresso, cafe creme, cappuccino and latte macciato
  • Double Cup Mode, bean select for the choice between different kinds of beans, Height adjustable coffee outlet, Removable brewing unit
  • 4 settings for coffee strength, Stainless steel drip tray, Stainless steel cup tray to pre heat cups

An updated model was later released, called Melitta Caffeo CI Touch (Melitta F630), which as its name suggests has an entirely touch-sensitive control panel.

Melitta Caffeo Passione OT

It is a more recent machine, which appeared on the market in 2014. It corresponds to the F531 model, has a very compact design, and allows to make automatic cappuccinos. It is available with or without milk container.

Melitta Passione OT F53/1-101, Bean to Cup Coffee Maker, One Touch Function, Milk Container...
  • Enjoy your daily coffee just the way you like it, Choose from 10 coffee specialties prepared according to their original recipe, Melitta Companion App: Tips and tricks for delicious moments of coffee,...
  • Preparation of coffee, hot milk, coffee with milk, hot water and cold or hot milk drinks, 4 classic specialties: espresso, long coffee, cappuccino, latte macchiato, and 6 others: Ristretto, Lungo,...
  • Exceptional taste: Freshly ground coffee every time thanks to the Aroma-Extraction-System for maximun coffee enjoyment, 5 setting for adjusting coffee strength, Separate hot water preparation is...
  • Simple and intuitive operation, Personalized choice of your coffee at the touch of a button: Set the amount of hot water, milk, froth and coffee, 5 setting for coffe strength, Double-cups mode, TFT...
  • Preserve the machine and coffee taste with automatic cleaning and descaling, Compatible with Melitta filter cartridges, Easy to clean interior thanks to the removable brewing unit - Dishwasher safe

Melitta Caffeo Barista

The Barista model represents the top of the range of Melitta superautomatic coffee machines, and has two different machines:

  • Barista T Smart (F830)
  • Barista TS Smart (F850-F860)

The TS Smart is available with the conventional milk tank (F850) or with a stainless steel tank (F860). The Caffeo Barista is the ultimate: plenty of automatic drinks to make at the touch of a button, mobile phone control, LCD screen, touch control panel, 1.8-litre capacity.

Melitta F85/0-102 Barista TS Smart Coffee Machine, 1450 W, 1.8 liters, Black
  • 21 pre-set coffee specialities prepared according to the original recipes Additional customisation of coffee with the Melitta Connect App
  • My Coffee Memory Saves the preferences of up to 8 people 4 pre-programmed classic specialities Expresso Café Crème Cappuccino Latte macchiato Separate hot water preparation possible (e g for tea)
  • Exceptional taste Genuine fresh coffee enjoyment cup after cup thanks to the Best Aroma System Plus and the Intense Aroma feature 2 airtight grain compartments Ground coffee chute 5 settings for...
  • Simple and intuitive Customised coffee selection with Automatic Bean Select Touch display for selection of hot water milk foam and coffee and amount of coffee (25 ml - 220 ml) Automated choice of...
  • Preserve the optimal coffee taste of the best bean to cup coffee maker with automatic cleaning and descaling Includes welcome pack cleaning kit Easy to clean interior thanks to the removable brewing...

Melitta Purista 300 Series

It’s one of Melitta’s newest superautomatic coffee makers. It has been on the market since the summer of 2019, and is distinguished by being the smallest and quietest in the range, also the most basic, of course.

It doesn’t have a frothing device; it only allows you to make espressos. However, it does have a memory function so that you can save your favourite coffee settings.

This Melitta Purista is only 20 cm wide, but the water tank is smaller (1.2 litres capacity). It is the Melitta F230 model, and is available with either a black or silver body.

Melitta Automatic Espresso Machine, Purista Model, F230-101, Silver, 6766667
  • A quiet grinder. Favorite coffee function. Small dimensions. Melitta Companion App. Aromatic coffee pleasure. Adjustable coffee strength.
  • Aroma-Extraction-System (A.E.S.) - Initial brewing. Service button. Five grinder settings. Two cup mode. LED display with symbols. Adjustable height of the coffee dispenser.
  • Scratch resistance. Removable brewing unit. Compatibility with CLARIS water filters. Automatic cleaning and descaling program. Black colour. Type of coffee machine: automatic.
  • Use in home. Water tank: 1.2 l. Coffee container: 125g. Width: 20 cm. Height: 32.5 cm. Depth: 45.5 cm.
  • Plug type: Type C/EF - 2 pin (Europlug/FR-DE Hybrid).

Melitta Avanza 600 Series

As its name suggests (600 Series), the Avanza model is immediately superior to the Purista. Its nomenclature is F270, and it is also quite compact (although not as compact as the previous one).

The tank increases to 1.5 litres capacity, and the fundamental difference with the Purist model is that it already includes a milk vaporizer for emulsification. However, we leave the automatic cappuccinos for other superior models.

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Melitta Fully Automatic Coffee Machine, Avanza Series 600, Art. No. 6767843, Stainless Steel, 1450...
  • Compact fully-automatic coffee maker with 5 grinder settings, 20 cm wide with choice of espresso, café crème, latte macchiato and cappuccino
  • Storage of your preferences including size/strength of coffee and water-hardness level, Simple process of selection and press of a button
  • Auto-cappuccinatore for easy prep of warm milk, hot water and naturally light-frothed milk-- all of customisable quantities, Auto-off feature
  • Ideal contact time between water and coffee for flavour optimisation, Anti-scratch stainless steel drip tray, A clean and compact machine
  • Contents: 1x Melitta Fully Automatic Coffee Machine, Avanza Series 600, Stainless Steel, 45.5 x 20 x 35.3 cm, Mystic Titian, Art. No. 6767843

Melitta Caffeo Variance CSP

Purista, Avanza and Varianza are Melitta’s latest and newest superautomatic coffee machines. Of all of them, the most advanced is the Varianza CSP model. It has ten pre-programmed recipes or coffee preparations, and the most important difference with the other two is that it allows you to make automatic lattes and cappuccinos. Proof of this is the external milk tank (not integrated) that it incorporates.

Melitta Varianza CSP F57/0-101, Bean to Cup Coffee Machine, Cappuccino Maker, One Touch Feature, My...
  • Enjoy your daily coffee just the way you like it, Choose from 10 pre-set coffee specialties from original recipes, Suitable for cups up to 13.5 cm (5.3 in) thanks to height-adjustable coffee outlet
  • Preparation of coffee, hot milk, coffee with milk, hot water and cold or hot milk drinks, 4 classic specialties: espresso, long coffee, cappuccino, latte macchiato and 6 more, Possible to change the...
  • Exceptional taste: Genuine fresh coffee enjoyment cup after cup thanks to the Best Aroma Plus System for maximun coffee enjoyment, Menu button, Recipe button for 6 coffee specialties, My Bean Select...
  • Simple and intuitive operation, Personalise your coffee with a simple touch of a button: Adjust levels of hot water, milk, foam and coffee, 5 strength intensities, 3 temperature levels, Simultaneous 2...
  • Preserve the machine and coffee taste with automatic cleaning and descaling, Compatible with Melitta filter cartridges, Easy to clean interior thanks to the removable brewing unit - Dishwasher safe

To the point: which Melitta automatic coffee machine do you recommend?

For 90% of users, the E957 (Caffeo Solo Perfect&Milk) will be more than enough.

If you belong to the remaining 10% with a very demanding profile who spend a lot of time messing around with their coffee maker at home, the Passione OT or the Barista TS Smart are better options.

Watch out because the variety of intermediate options on this brand is enormous, so it’s easy to get lost if you don’t spend some time reading and distinguishing exactly what it is that distinguishes each model.

Melitta drip coffee machines

Melitta drip (or filter) coffee machines are the brand’s flagship, and we can divide them into several groups according to their performance and target audience:

Firstly, there are three premium drip coffee machines, or top-of-the-range machines, such as the Melitta Aroma Signature, the Aroma Fresh and the Aroma Elegance. The Aroma Signature is a higher-ranking coffee machine and offers such interesting extras as the sound warnings, the double boiler or the programming of the idle period after which the coffee machine turns itself off.

Both have a stainless steel housing and higher overall quality in both components and function list. They are also larger and more expensive than any of the group of coffee makers we might call “mid-range“.

Above them, we would place the Melitta Aroma Fresh, which, in addition to the best features of the brand, has an integrated coffee grinder. We can enjoy a delicious freshly ground filter coffee, 100% fresh, without having to store an additional appliance in the kitchen.

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Melitta AromaFresh Grind and Brew, 1021-01, Filter Coffee Machine, Glass Coffee Jug Included,...
  • Wake up with a cup of aroma-rich coffee made from freshly ground beans or pre-ground coffee, Transparent water tank with cup marker for 10 cups (150 ml)
  • Exceptional taste: optimal preparation temperature, Programmable warm-up time (30, 60 or 90 min), Adjustable coffee grind level and intensity, Borosilicate glass jug
  • Launch your coffee at the right time with the Timer function, Anti-drip system, Used with 1x4 filters, LCD screen with time display, Stainless steel elements
  • Preserve your coffeemaker and the taste of coffee: Descaling program, Descaling indicator, Water hardness adjustment, Dishwasher-safe and detachable filter holder, bean container and upper grind head,...
  • Contents: 1 Melitta Aromafresh Grind and Brew filter coffee maker, Black/Stainless steel, 1021-01, 5 1x4 filters included, Cleaning brush included, Weight: 0,65 kg, Dimensions (LxWxH): 30.2 x 31.2 x...

The following Melitta drip coffee machines can be included in this medium-range: Look, Enjoy and Easy.

The Look is the most popular Melitta drip coffee machine with the most variations of the entire range. We can practically purchase a model customized to our taste: with or without a thermal carafe, with a stainless steel or normal front, with or without a timer and of course, various combinations between them – the most versatile Melitta coffee machine!

The Enjoy and Easy are drip coffee machines that are very similar in performance, size and price. They differ only in design: The Enjoy has the filter holder and the top cover with a more cylindrical shape, while in the case of the Easy, this part is more oval. To decide between the two, you only have to take a look at their price and choose the best offer at the time of purchase.

Finally, we must talk about the two smaller coffee machines in the entire Melitta range: The Single5 and the AromaBoy. The former has a maximum capacity of 5 cups of coffee (as its name suggests) while the AromaBoy is a virtually individual machine that only brews 1-2 coffees with each cup. It’s also a model that Melitta has been making without any noticeable changes since 1979, for a reason!

Melitta 6707231 Aroma Boy Filter Coffee Machine, 500 W, Beige
  • Compact and stylish filter coffee machine with transparent water tank and cup level markers, Makes 2 cups of coffee at a time
  • Optimal brewing temperature for full aroma development and the ideal cup of coffee
  • Space-saving design, With its space-saving design, the Aromaboy is guaranteed to fit into even the smallest kitchen
  • The removable filter holder and glass jug are dishwasher safe to ensure convenient cleaning, Switches off automatically 40 minutes after brewing
  • Contents: 1 x Melitta Filter Coffee Machine, Aromaboy Model, Stainless Steel, Beige, Art.No. 6707231

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