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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Official Store, Americano Single Serve Machine, sapphire black, CBTL : More CBTL : Machines, 6840408019/6840408018/6840408017

Americano Single Serve Machine

$149.00

SKU 6840408019/6840408018/6840408017





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The multi-tasking Americano delivers the perfect cup of espresso, coffee and tea, and features six cup sizes, including a large travel mug.

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  • Twin pressure system provides high pressure (15 bar) for espresso or low (3.5 bar) for coffee and tea
  • Features automatic beverage proportioning
  • 51 oz water tank
  • Automatic capsule ejection
  • Large used capsule storage
  • Energy saving features

free with purchase! gift box featuring 12 CBTL capsules (one of each variety so you can sample all and pick your favorites)

  • dimensions(LxWxH) 15.28" x 6.34" x 11.99"
  • diagnostic lights yes
  • voltage 120v 60hz watts950
  • removable water tank capacity 51 oz
  • electronic temperature control yes
This product includes a limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship under normal home use for 1 year from the date of purchase. The warranty period commences on the date of purchase and requires presentation of the original receipt to ascertain this date.
For more information or to obtain technical assistance, please contact CBTL Support Service at 1-888-520-CBTL (1-888-520-2285). Our normal business hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.  to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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The Coffee BeanCBTL Americano Single Serve Machine
 
4.3

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (29)
  • Brews quickly (25)
  • Good flavor (24)
  • Easy to clean (17)
  • Large water container (17)

Cons

  • Noisy (12)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (23)
  • Morning coffee (17)
  • Kitchen (14)
  • Formal dinners (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday drinker (14), Casual drinker (7), Coffee aficionado (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (27)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great machine: superb coffee & espresso.

OK, best summary is to say that our coffee consumption has gone through the roof since we got this machine for Christmas. Yes, it's incredibly easy to use but the real reason is...Read complete review

OK, best summary is to say that our coffee consumption has gone through the roof since we got this machine for Christmas. Yes, it's incredibly easy to use but the real reason is that the coffee is always great, better even than available at the local CBTL because, using the same coffee blends, each cup is individually brewed from an air-tight capsule.

Summary of tech stuff: this is a 15 bar machine for espresso, and 3.5 bars for coffee (and other drinks). Large water tank. Excellent brewing with perfect crema. Espresso and coffee are all brewed superbly -- this from a very fussy coffee drinker.

Faults: the handle is a bit flimsy feeling and you will likely think you're breaking the machine the first time you pull it into place. We've taken to pulling with one hand on each side rather than one hand in the middle. In practice, it actually works fine, so . . . Operation is a bit noisy but then so are all machines of this type. Other fault is that the coffee is so good that we probably drink more than we ought to. First world problem.

We chose this machine over the Kaldi because can't tell the difference in the brewed product and the Americano costs less and is more versatile. Not a tough decision really.

The multiple cup size option is very nice. One can make all different size coffees by simply pushing the "right" button and adjusting the movable shelf to the appropriate level (or even taking it off for a tall coffee holder). The larger the cup, the weaker the coffee with one capsule. BUT if it's too weak for your taste, you can brew two capsules into the same large cup by using the smaller cup settings repetitively. We haven't found the "weak" coffee to be an issue, however.

You can actually custom fit the coffee to your cup by simply pressing the "start" button a second time when your cup is filled to the desired level to(temporarily)stop the pump. IMPORTANT: after you do this, you must either finish the cycle by pushing the button again with another cup replacing your cup or by turning off the machine.

If you just want a cup of hot water, make sure there is no used capsule in the machine and push the appropriate cup size button. Quicker and easier than heating a pot of water. For tea drinkers, this means you have the option of using tea bags and loose tea to your preference.

Finally, use filtered water (the stores do) to assure best quality and minimize scale build-up. (We have a whole-house water filter and then use a Britta system for our water). I suspect the problems some have described with reliability are a function of using hard water without a filter and not de-scaling as instructed. (In addition to running water as per instructions, we periodically use a cleaning product designed for one-cup systems.) We've brewed a LOT of coffee in a month and not a hint of trouble.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Love it! Wish the water gotta hotter!

I bought the Americano after reading many reviews about many one cup coffee makers. I like that it gives me various choices of beverage brewing sizes. The coffees and teas are delicious and the...Read complete review

I bought the Americano after reading many reviews about many one cup coffee makers. I like that it gives me various choices of beverage brewing sizes. The coffees and teas are delicious and the aroma is so pleasant.

I don't like that the water does not get hot enough. It really doesn't get as hot as it should. Even though it's not a professional coffee maker and burn concern may be a legal factor, the water needs to get hotter because the beverage cools off rather quickly and then I have to zap it in the microwave to warm it up and that kind of takes the whole mood out of the gourmet coffee brewing experience.

The water container gets low quickly. I don't know if the water is evaporating when not in use but when I put in the capsule and pull down the lever and as the water comes out, the beeps will come on interupting the flow of the water indicating that I need to put more water in the container and it happens nearly every time I make a cup of coffee. The cups I make are about 8-10 oz at a time, and I make two cups of coffee, one after the other, per container.

I would still recommend it to a friend because compared to other coffee makers in this price range, it seems to be the best. Plus I'm a CBTL fan and love their coffee and tea.

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5.0

Great Coffee

By billy kidd

from the whole world over

About Me Casual Drinker

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy To Use
  • Great Taste
  • Large Water Container
  • Quick Brewing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime
    • Espresso

    Comments about The Coffee Bean CBTL Americano Single Serve Machine:

    I bought 3 of these at a local store for next to nothing. Each Brewer came with 3 boxes of pods that offset the price of the machine. I think it's good to have a spare or two as I have stocked up on pods and they are worthless without a machine.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Incredible range of operation

    By EE Professor

    from Beaumont, TX

    About Me Everyday Drinker

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Taste
    • Makes Anything
    • Quick Brewing

    Cons

    • Messy Capsule Cleanup

    Best Uses

    • At Work Makes Anything

    Comments about The Coffee Bean CBTL Americano Single Serve Machine:

    I have this machine in my office. It is not a Rancio or Illy machine, but it makes a very good espresso. It also makes any kind of coffee you could imagine. It makes tea as well. Lastly, using a Verismo milk pod it can make an excellent latte or chai. This machine is very easy to care for. The only issue I have with it, and it is not a deal breaker in any sense, is the fact that the capsule containment system is messy to empty.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Try something new

    By New pod user

    from Cleveland, ohio

    About Me Casual Drinker

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Kitchen
    • Morning Coffee

    Comments about The Coffee Bean CBTL Americano Single Serve Machine:

    I was looking for a new single serve coffee maker and I saw this one and decide to give it a try. I have only had it a month and use it only three times. Coffee dose not get hot enought for me. Also I can only buy the pod online ( I live in Ohio).

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    So glad I switched to this machine

    By The Estimator

    from Staten Island, NY

    About Me Everyday Drinker

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Easy To Use
    • Great Taste
    • Large Water Container
    • Quick Brewing

    Cons

    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Anytime

    Comments about The Coffee Bean CBTL Americano Single Serve Machine:

    I used to have the "K" machine like everyone else and I hated it. So my wife and I switched to CBTL and we are so happy we did. The coffee tastes so much better and is hotter. Even when people come over our house and taste the CBTL coffee they tell us how much better it tastes than their machines and ask us where we got it. We're even considering changing from the "K" machine to the CBTL at work.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    I'M KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED!

    By Daisy

    from Oceanside, CA

    About Me Casual Drinker

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Big Investment
    • Easy To Clean
    • Easy To Use
    • Great Taste
    • Large Water Container
    • Quick Brewing

    Cons

    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Morning Coffee

    Comments about The Coffee Bean CBTL Americano Single Serve Machine:

    It's a big investment and I hope it lives up to all the hype. My husband loves it! I love the aroma of the coffee and after my pregnancy, I can't wait to try our machine. I was hesitant about the price but it seems to run perfectly everytime. It's not a quiet as I had hoped for but the results are good. I hope it will last me for more than 5 years!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Absolutely fantastic

    By billy kidd

    from The Whole World Over

    About Me Casual Drinker

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Easy To Use
    • Great Taste
    • Large Water Container
    • Quick Brewing
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime
      • Kitchen
      • Morning Coffee

      Comments about The Coffee Bean CBTL Americano Single Serve Machine:

      I bought anout a 2 year supply of pods and 2 Americano's in case they get discontinued.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Poor preformance

      By Karen

      from PA

      About Me Everyday Drinker

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Noisy

      Best Uses

      • Kitchen

      Comments about The Coffee Bean CBTL Americano Single Serve Machine:

      The machine was not working when arrived. Heating element never made the coffe hot. Had to call 2 places to return. It cost me $16 because the return label only covered 1 lb. I am hoping to receive a replacement soon but have heard nothing

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this machine

      By Kathryne

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Everyday Drinker

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Taste
      • Quick Brewing

      Cons

      • Coffee Hard To Find
      • Needs More Coffee Flavors
      • Noisy

      Best Uses

      • Anytime
      • Formal Dinners
      • Kitchen
      • Morning Coffee

      Comments about The Coffee Bean CBTL Americano Single Serve Machine:

      My husband and I bought this coffee maker with gift cards to Bed, Bath and Beyond that we received as wedding gifts a year and a half ago. We have had NO problems with this machine. It is a little noisy, but honestly it doesn't bother me. My ears always perk up from the other room when I hear my husband brewing a cup of coffee and I always ask "is that one for me??"

      I will conquer with some of the other commenters that the issues some people may be having is due to using hard water and not filtered. If you are using it at work and are just filling with tap water, then you are going to have these problems. I went through not one, but TWO Keurigs before I figured out I was ruining the machine with using tap water. Now that I have the CBTL and use the filtered water from the refrigerator, or a gallon of bottled water, I have had no issues and the machine runs daily (multiple times a day sometimes), for the last year and a half.

      Only real complaint I have is that I can only buy the coffee at Bed, Bath and Beyond or online. I would also love to see more flavors come out such as seasonal Pumpkin Spice.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Awesome Product, Great Taste!

      By Markus_Hiker

      from Orange County, CA

      About Me Everyday Drinker

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Taste
      • Quick Brewing

      Cons

      • Noisy

      Best Uses

      • Anytime
      • Formal Dinners
      • Kitchen
      • Morning Coffee

      Comments about The Coffee Bean CBTL Americano Single Serve Machine:

      Perfect for everyday use especially in the AM.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Outstanding Equipment & Coffee

      By Karen

      from PA

      About Me Coffee Aficionado

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustible Size For Expre
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Taste
      • Large Water Container
      • Quick Brewing
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime
        • Formal Dinners
        • Kitchen
        • Morning Coffee

        Comments about The Coffee Bean CBTL Americano Single Serve Machine:

        I drink between four to eight cups of lattes a day. Plus between my family and business clients we brew about 15 to 20 cups a day. We stock all the canisters that CBTL sells. I have bought six CBTL machines so far, which includes the one in our motor home.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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