Pod machines are convenient, but often don’t give you the full barista experience or much adaptability. This is where the Creatista Plus steps up to the task while providing a style statement.
Firstly, there are three coffee volumes available from 25 to 150ml, so espressos are just as easy to make as standard coffee or lungo, without any need to change settings. Then, there is a milk frother built-in – but it isn’t just any milk frother.
Choose the ideal temperature from 56 to 76°C, as well as one of the eight milk frother settings (from 2 to 30 mm). So whether you like your coffee tepid and strong, or hot and milky, everything is adaptable.
The milk is frothed in a dedicated stainless steel jug, so if a bit of latte art is your thing, the pour spout allows it. We loved the fact that there are eight beverage selection options too, with three black coffee options, four milk-based and the milk froth.
The display also guides you through the steps for the selected coffee type, so even if you are crafting your very own Latte Macchiato for the first time, the instructions are there for you to read clearly.
The screen can also guide you through the cleaning and maintenance process, which is great as it looks like a complicated piece of kit on the outside but breaks it all down.
This is all without mentioning one of the most significant selling points; the super-fast 3 second heat time. In fact, it is so fast that it took us all by surprise for the first few start-ups. Waiting the average 25 seconds it takes other machines to heat up isn’t a massive strain, but until you have such a quick machine, you don’t know just how great it is.