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Lavazza Blue LB910 single serve espresso machine $49.50. Free ship @ $50 with any filler. + 25% off coffee (min $100). ItalyBestCoffee.com

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Previous huge front page thread: https://slickdeals.net/f/13329349-lavazza-blue-single-serve-espresso-machine-lb910-50-shipping

Alternatively, machine + standard 100 capsules for $90 shipped: https://italybestcoffee.com/colle...0-capsules

Uses Lavazza Blue capsules (not Keurig or Nespresso).

ALSO: 25% discount on any coffee including Blue capsules when you spend $100 or more; no code needed. Thanks to AlecMonopoly for this.
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I would've gotten another one if I hadn't already gotten one each for home and work in the prior manifestations of this deal.

Aside from less-than-ubiquitous capsules, this little machine truly hits the spot... whether that be a straight-up espresso, a double-shot (you should use a double/"bidose" capsule) for an Americano, or a capuccino/latte/etc. with the aid of an inexpensive frother.

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I feel like this thing is for $50 every few months lol. Note lavazza blue caps aren't readily available everywhere. You gotta order it.
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I feel like this thing is for $50 every few months lol. Note lavazza blue caps aren't readily available everywhere. You gotta order it.
You're right that this deal (and variations thereof) seems to come around pretty often. The running theory that has been thrown around (which I also find plausible) is that Lavazza is stealth-launching the BLUE system by subsidizing these machines, which is why these deals are what they are.

I've also noticed that the newer versions of the capsule graphics downplay the BLUE acronym by omitting it altogether, as the acronym (more likely a back-ronym) is actually a little awkward in the English it was shoehorned into ("Best Lavazza Ultimate Espresso"). This might suggest that they recently hired/asked a consultant to polish their image... for entry into an English-speaking market.
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You're right that this deal (and variations thereof) seems to come around pretty often. The running theory that has been thrown around (which I also find plausible) is that Lavazza is stealth-launching the BLUE system by subsidizing these machines, which is why these deals are what they are.

I've also noticed that the newer versions of the capsule graphics downplay the BLUE acronym by omitting it altogether, as the acronym (more likely a back-ronym) is actually a little awkward in the English it was shoehorned into ("Best Lavazza Ultimate Espresso"). This might suggest that they recently hired/asked a consultant to polish their image... for entry into an English-speaking market.
I have this and nespresso. I folded and got a nespresso because those caps are available everywhere and other vendors make them. Lavazza caps are made and produced by them only similar to the nespresso verteuo line.
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Is there a pod you can refill yourself, and if so does it work good?

*Edit* Found a few, but reviews are questionable...
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Is there a pod you can refill yourself, and if so does it work good?

*Edit* Found a few, but reviews are questionable...
IT WILL BREAK YOUR MACHINE

It doesn't work, The refill pod only holds 5 grams of coffee (lavazza pods have 7-12 grams) and then is based on tamping the crap out of the pod. Even when you loosely fill the pod it still doesn't work. You end up with a brown water, its just not meant for today's lavazza blue.

Also did I mention IT WILL BREAK YOUR MACHINE. Because the perforator disk is plastic (pod perforator) when you add this metal refill pod, you squash the plastic spikes on the metal rendering them uselss/dulled for real pods. It just doesn't workt the same after that. And the perforator disk is hours to replace if you can even if your are handy and can find a replacement.

There just isn't a refill pod for this machine. There are like two old school versions of the lavazza blue the refillable pod will work for (LB951 is one of them). See here :https://www.ebay.com/itm/Durable-...SwqQpdpoKZ

Video of LB951 you can see what I mean how the pod goes in differently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t82vlAJGVuU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t82vlAJGVuU

With this version the pod drops on a horizontal plane and the perforator plate is easily reachable and removable. Not the case with today's machines which drop in on sideways.

Further, the refill pod doesn't work, It only holds 5 grams of coffee (lavazza pods have 7-12 grams) and to get the full 5 grams in there you have to tamp the crap out of the pod.
Then you find out even with the slightest bit of tamping, it doesn't work and the water won't penetrate the pod. Even you loosely fill the pod it still doesn't work. You end up with a brown water, its just not meant for today's lavazza blue.

Now, if your mechanically included I think if you spent the hours I was talking about and removed the perf disks (2 of them) the machine could clamp down on this sucker and create a seal. However, as I said I don't think it would be that great because its only 4-5 grams of coffee. Then the machine could only use the refillable pod (no proper pods as there is spikes to perforate it).

Lastly, even if it did work, its a tiny pod and I'd say I lost more coffee then what actual got in the pod and a whole lot of work. Besides breaking my machine, it really made me appreciate the convenience of the refilled pods.
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I have this and nespresso. I folded and got a nespresso because those caps are available everywhere and other vendors make them. Lavazza caps are made and produced by them only similar to the nespresso verteuo line.
For the record, there are at least five other manufacturers making BLUE compatible capsules, Kimbo, Covim, Pera, Bristot, and Il Caffe. The last two are hard to find, but the first three are readily available on the web, they're just not as commonly available as Lavazza. All of these are respected Italian espresso companies. The Kimbo "Napoli" capsules are wonderful.
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Any suggestions for fillers? Some items sold out.
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Any suggestions for fillers? Some items sold out.
Just buy it with the 100 coffee pods for $90. You have to purchase the pods anyway, so this is a convenient way to purchase the espresso machine and pods.

When I originally purchased this machine, I added a pack of Nespresso coffee pods for $6. Now $6 for a 10 Nespresso pods is a few bucks more than what I normally pay -- but I did it for the free shipping. Then as I was hunting at the various web sites for coffee, I found that everyone was only selling the 100 pod packs and none of them offered a variety pod pack (similar to the variety sampler pack one often gets with a Nespresso machine), probably as this was marketed as an office espresso machine and not for individual home use.

This is probably the biggest downside of this machine (unless you have limited counter space -- then it's size could be a problem). We are all accustomed to choose different flavors. All other coffee brands sell their coffee pods in 10 packs. Consequently everyone has 5 - 10 different coffee flavors to choose from on a daily basis. But this is not possible with the Lavazza Blue machine. Lavazza only packages this coffee in packs of 100, which is convenient for an office manager but not for one's home. Even stores won't stock them as they would take up too much shelf space. AFAIK they don't even have a variety pack, which I'm sure would be welcome in most households. It will take a while for Lavazza to revamp their packaging for the home market. But if enough of us purchase this machine for our homes, hopefully they will review their marketing strategy.
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For the record, there are at least five other manufacturers making BLUE compatible capsules, Kimbo, Covim, Pera, Bristot, and Il Caffe. The last two are hard to find, but the first three are readily available on the web, they're just not as commonly available as Lavazza. All of these are respected Italian espresso companies. The Kimbo "Napoli" capsules are wonderful.
For the Kimbo Napoli, which Lavazza roast are they closest to?
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Any suggestions for fillers? Some items sold out.
Cheap drip coffee.
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For the Kimbo Napoli, which Lavazza roast are they closest to?
Probably Lavazza Intenso.
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Then as I was hunting at the various web sites for coffee, I found that everyone was only selling the 100 pod packs and none of them offered a variety pod pack (similar to the variety sampler pack one often gets with a Nespresso machine), probably as this was marketed as an office espresso machine and not for individual home use.

This is probably the biggest downside of this machine (unless you have limited counter space -- then it's size could be a problem). We are all accustomed to choose different flavors. All other coffee brands sell their coffee pods in 10 packs. Consequently everyone has 5 - 10 different coffee flavors to choose from on a daily basis.
Actually, this was the first thing I bought with my LB 910:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AKJLNVG/

Sure, it's a bit more expensive on a per-capsule basis than a single flavor... but getting a good survey of 6 flavors in 16-17 capsules each led to better shopping decisions down the line.
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Actually, this was the first thing I bought with my LB 910:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AKJLNVG/

Sure, it's a bit more expensive on a per-capsule basis than a single flavor... but getting a good survey of 6 flavors in 16-17 capsules each led to better shopping decisions down the line.
Good find. I might have not seen that one in my initial search several months ago -- though I do see that it is also available at eBay for $5 less. Or if I did notice it I was more focused on finding the best price on Intenso since I like strong espresso.

However I meant that Lavazza should sell a sampler pack -- around 25 pods with all their different flavors. The Nespresso sampler pack which I received with both of my Nespresso machines came with a sampler pack of 16 pods. In their case since you only receive one of each flavor, so it is difficult to determine which one you actually like. It's my impression that Lavazza doesn't have as many flavors, so a sampler pack of 25 should provide a new user with enough coffee to determine which one he or she likes.
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