Monday, 19 September 2011

Lavazza A Modo Mio Review

When the Lavazza A Modo Mio arrived their was a great deal of excitement, it has to be said this was most expressed by Chris. He actually rubbed his hands with glee.

He completely took over unwrapping and setting up. I was content to let him as he is the biggest coffee fan in our house. There were lots of oohs and ahhs akin to the little green aliens on Toy Story! It was very amusing.

Now I say set up but it was minutes before a cup of espresso was waiting, poor Chris had to make do with a small tea mug,we hadn't any little cups, but he made an Americano the first time.

Then we spent most of the weekend looking for espresso cups, settling on the gorgeous ones seen above.
Chris said and if he was a reviewer his posts would be two lines more or less.
Its easy, really good and sounds just as if we are in a good coffee shop.

He also amused me somewhat as friends were invited in just to view the machine and it must be a man thing, they all were cooing as if it was a new car or DIY tool.

 Between us our verdict were the same, the Lavazza A Modo Mio looks fabulous, a sleek and retro look, simplicity to use and we adore it. it comes in a fabulous range of colours, ours I have to say is the best for me.

A stunning bright yellow, its very appealing, this model is a limited edition available only in Selfridges and online it makes me so cheerful just walking into the kitchen and it has received a comment from everybody who enters the room.

Onto the workings. There is a water tank at the back, which if I have kept topped up with water, its easy to have that needed cup of fresh coffee within moments. It takes under a minute to heat up the water which impressed me, I can also use it for tea. The Steam arm is the impressive addition and works well.

 It came with a lovely range of coffees which we now have worked through. See further down for all the roasts.

To get that cup of coffee, I pop a capsule in the slot, pull down the lever, press the coffee button and the coffee comes through, the empty capsule drops into a tray which is drip proof and you simply empty and clean. It can't get any simpler! The tray that seats the cup also turns upside down to fit a larger cup.

The Lavazza A Modo Mio then does one more thing, its providing us with incredible high quality cups of coffee. If you love Lavazza, you already know you are in for a treat. They all were beautiful blends, I got my medium and smooth blends loving a big mug of frothy creamy coffee, the, Chris was happy with the dark roasts and espresso shots.

My only problem has been wanting to buy more coffee and not being able to source it in stores. I can buy online though.

I cannot imagine being without the Lavazza A Modo Mio it looks fabulous, is great for an evenings entertaining, or a lazy Sunday morning with the papers.

Lavazza A Modo Mio Coffee Capsules
Each capsule contains a specific dose of coffee (7.5g), the same exact dose baristas use for each espresso they serve to their customers.
·        Divinamente - 80% Arabica, 20% Robusta, a powerful roast with a distinctive character, full-bodied with hints of chocolate. Simply Divine! RRP £4.89
·        Intensamente - 50% Arabica, 50% Robusta, great body, well rounded and a richness of roasted aromas produces this exceptionally full flavoured coffee RRP £4.89
·        Magicamente –100% Arabica, a magically fragrant, highly aromatic and velvety blend with an unbeatable final aftertaste RRP £4.89 
·        Tierra - 100%Arabica. Intense and dark, with hints of chocolate. 100% sustainably grown,100% Tierra! comes exclusively from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee farms RRP £4.89
·        Deliziosamente - 100% Arabica, a perfectly balanced blend with great aroma and strength without any bitterness RRP £3.89
·        Appassionatamente - 100% Arabica, 110 years of Lavazza’s passion for great Italian coffee wrapped up in this dark, full bodied but perfectly velvety blend RRP £3.89
·        Caffe CremaDolcemente - 100% Arabica, well rounded, smooth and creamy, the Italian coffee taste in a big cup RRP £3.89
·        Cremosamente Dek - 100% Arabica, smooth, full bodied and rich in roasted aroma, naturally decaffeinated Lavazza RRP £3.89

Lavazza A Modo Mio
RRP £125

The Lavazza A Modo Mio Extra and Premium models are available from leadingstores including John Lewis, Debenhams, Fenwicks, and Bentels.
For the pods, stockists are Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s


  1. Ooh that looks really fab!!!! :)

  2. Wow it reminds me of a 50's diner or a cadillac, hope it makes the proper barista coffee making noises?

  3. Sounds so easy! Great for those mid day caffeine fixes!

  4. The blog contains informational and educational material. The post enhance my thoughts and experience. So nice!
    I've got to scramble to keep up with your prodigious output!

  5. Oh my ! How very swanky !

    The range of capsules sound divine and it's a very sleek machine .

    Your picture of the coffee looks sooooo good !


  6. Lavazza coffee is always one of the best coffees around and this machine certainly looks the biz!Looks really easy to use too

  7. The Lavazza A Modo Mio looks a top quality coffee machine, I'm already sold on one :)