CoffeeB Globe review: the coffee maker that wants to revolutionize coffee pods

CoffeeB Globe review: the coffee maker that wants to revolutionize coffee pods

Editor Rating: 3 out of 5

Easy to use

At 14.5 inches tall, 6 inches wide, and 10.5 inches deep, the Globe is a pretty bulky coffee maker. Its wavy lines are not to dislike us since they give it a certain elegance. On the other hand, its all-plastic build is a bit disappointing; with its price positioning, one might have expected nobler finishes. No matter, the plastics used are of good quality and there is no play between the different removable parts.

CoffeeB Globe: the coffee maker that wants to revolutionize coffee capsules

To fit into a coherent ecological ecosystem, the Globe is partially designed with recycled materials (34% for the black color and 15% for the white machine). What does not spoil anything, the CoffeeB machine is modular and easily repairable: the percolator, the pump, the nozzle, the heating system and the electronics can be replaced separately.

With its ball dispenser located on top of the machine, the Globe has something fun going for it. It holds 9 capsules and releases a ball of coffee which then slides naturally into the coffee maker. Let it be said, this dispenser is not of great interest and it has to do with the device. Due to the fact that it is covered with a transparent and non-hermetic plastic, there are serious doubts about the good conservation of the coffee, which normally must be stored protected from light and air.

CoffeeB Globe: the coffee maker that wants to revolutionize coffee capsules

The use of the coffee maker is simplified to the extreme. After inserting a coffee ball into the hole, simply activate the lever on the side to prepare the extraction process and choose one of two cup lengths: espresso (20 ml) or long coffee (110 ml). This cup length can be adjusted by performing a key combination detailed in the user manual.

The capsule dispenser is removable;  we can completely do without it.

The capsule dispenser is removable; we can completely do without it.

To extract the coffee from these pellets, the Globe uses a patented percolation system. Since the pods are usually very firm (their 5.5 g of coffee are packaged), the coffee maker must pre-moisten them to soften them with hot water (this action lasts 10 seconds). The machine then presses the ball, perforates it and injects high-pressure water. The pump can also deliver up to 19 bar.

At the rear of the machine there is a 1.3l water tank, which is quite a generous capacity. We would have liked it to be equipped with a handle that would have allowed us to remove and reposition it more easily.

The dispensing spout, not adjustable in height, allows you to dispense a single coffee. If you want to put a cup in there, just remove the small removable cup holder.

Editor Rating: 3 out of 5

Ease of maintenance

Globe maintenance involves learning the color codes of the LEDs that illuminate the brew buttons. When they are blue, there is a lack of water. When they flash red during brewing, it’s time to descale the machine. When they are static red, there is an electronic problem, and when they turn purple, the water tank needs to be changed during the descaling process. Therefore, it is essential to read the user manual. What is surprising is that if all the maintenance steps go through a diode system, there is only one that goes through a complete message: “Container” lights up orange when it is time to empty the container of used capsules. It can accommodate up to 9, which avoids having to empty it too often. Please note that the drip tray needs to be removed from the machine for at least 8 seconds for the “Container” screen to reset.

CoffeeB Globe: the coffee maker that wants to revolutionize coffee capsules

Since the coffee balls are 100% vegetable, they can be recycled in compost or in a plant.

CoffeeB Globe: the coffee maker that wants to revolutionize coffee capsules

The descaling of the machine is automatic and all the steps to be carried out are detailed in the user manual.

Strengths

  • Manufacturing quality.

  • Silent machine.

  • Easy to use.

  • Automatic standby mode after one minute.

  • Large water tank.

Weak points

  • No handle on the water tank.

  • Unclear maintenance signage.

  • Cost of the coffee ball.

  • Catalog of slightly varied drinks.

conclusion

world brand

Editor Rating: 3 out of 5

How does the rating work?

With Globe, CoffeeB signs a successful first coffee machine. Easy to use and silent, it inaugurates new capsules that will redistribute the cards in the small world of portioned coffee. The eco-friendly turn taken by the Swiss manufacturer should give the competition pause. Still, the Globe has its drawbacks: with its pre-humidification and brewing system, it delivers coffee more slowly than “classic” capsule machines. In addition, the balls are worth their weight in gold: they are as expensive as Nespresso capsules, which are already among the most expensive on the market. Ecology implies concessions.

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