Severin Coffee Maker Review
Up until the middle of last year, I was a tea drinker. 7 cups a day, and I loved my tea. Then something happened. I gave up caffeine completely for a while, took up running and then a few months later I was offered a cup of black coffee and in that moment, I changed. That coffee was delicious – yes, I had drunk coffee in the past but to be honest I could take it or leave it, this coffee changed my taste buds (*it probably didn’t, but this was my turning point!).
I skipped my tea and drunk water in the morning until I could come back from the school run and start the ritual of making A Cup Of Coffee. Mmmmmm. I’m not quite sure what has happened, but I am now an official coffee drinker…and I appear to have converted Steve too. Before long, we got fed up faffing around with the coffee press; because the only way to drink coffee is Real Coffee – not that instant mush:
We decided to buy a coffee machine.
Amazon’s customer service was indisputably brilliant once we’d received the maker as the jug lid was slightly cracked, not so bad so we couldn’t use it straight away but enough to warrant a replacement, so we made contact via email and within a few days the substituted lid landed on our doormat.
Unlike some coffee makers we’ve had in the past, this one takes Size 4 filter papers; they are ridiculously cheap if ordered in bulk from Amazon. Once your coffee has been drunk you can simply lift the filter out and dispose of the granules; we put ours straight in the compost. I used to hate cleaning out the coffee press and the millions of coffee granules that seem to spread everywhere.
The machine looks great in the kitchen and fits under the cabinets easily. It is easy to use; the filter basket is on a swing-out-type hinge and the drip stop works beautifully with no leaking whatsoever – which can be an inherent problem with coffee makers. There is a permanently attached cover for the jug, but cleaning is easy and quick – it takes seconds to rinse under the tap.
The machine brews the coffee quickly and after 5 minutes you have a lovely jug of hot coffee waiting for you. The temperature is kept constant with the jug on the ‘hot plate’ which Severin recommends you drink it within 30 minutes, but to be honest we sometimes leave it up to 2 hours and I’ve not noticed any detriment to the taste of my beloved cup of coffee. And even after all that time, the coffee is still hot.
Unlike other machines we’ve had in the past, the jug appears to pour without too much leaking. Obviously, if you over-fill the jug (which I sometimes do) some coffee leaks out when you try to pour into the mug. We’ve had some machines where every time you pour, coffee goes everywhere and you end up with more on the kitchen counter than in your cup…what a waste!
To sum up, this machine is easy to use, hassle free and doesn’t take up much space. It makes great coffee and importantly, it keeps it hot.
A great coffee machine.