The compact Caffitaly S14 capsule machine has some very practical features, such as a storage drawer for the capsules, and automatic proportioning of the drink to ensure you get the right amount of coffee.
Gloria Jean’s and Woolworths both make their own branded capsules exclusively for Caffitaly machines, and also sell the machines. At Woolies it’ll set you back $119, plus another $29.99 for the milk frother. While at GJ’s they cost slightly more, with the machine costing $139 at time of writing and no milk frother available with it.
Just like the machines, the pods do vary depending on which ones you buy; a box of 10 is $5 at Gloria Jean’s, and 16 Woolworths Select pods cost $6.29.
A brief history of the company
The Caffitaly system (also known as the Caffita system) was imagined by Italian businessmen back in 2004. Being business savvy, they got things up and running fairly quickly, and have been progressively expanding ever since.
Today, Caffita run two factories in Italy, where they roast 500kg of coffee beans every hour. Compared to some companies, it is a small operation, but they still produce a whopping 2 million coffee capsules each day. In addition, the Caffitaly System coffee machines are designed to let customers make a range of hot drinks: coffee, barley drinks, tea, camomile, hot chocolate, milk drinks and tisane.
Other coffee machine brands we rated
Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who had purchased and used an espresso machine within the last three years – in this case, 865 Australians.
The other coffee machine brands in this year’s survey are:
- Nescafe Dolce Gusto
You can view the coffee machine survey results here.