How did I get to review the Qbo You-Rista Coffee machine? Well, if you guys follow me on Instagram (@curlsnchard), you might know that I’ve moved in March. It’s the first time that I’m neither living in my parents’ house nor a shared apartment. I guess I’m all grown up now! 😀 And what comes with moving? Yep, the need for kitchen appliances, like a coffee machine. I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but all of my friends and family are. So in order to be able to offer them more than soluble coffee, I was super happy to be able to trial the new, fancy Qbo You-Rista coffee maker from Tchibo. It’s a new capsule machine, that doesn’t use aluminum and has square capsules, to save space and packaging.
First off, this little coffee machine can make every kind of coffee that you can imagine, just by turning the little wheel on top – the classics like espresso, regular coffee, milk coffee, latte macchiato and even more if you use the app they provide. That’s also why it’s called QBO You-Rista, because you can completely customize the coffee to exactly how you want it. In combination with the milk master, you can decide whether you want cold or hot milk, cold or hot milk foam (yes, cold!) how much coffee etc. I didn’t even use this function and my guests were still super happy with whatever I made them. There are 10 different types of coffee to choose from, so no matter whether you like it light and short or super strong and intensive, there is something in there for everyone. The type of coffee currently not available is a decaf version – but I guess for true coffee lovers this is a sacrilege anyway. 😉 Edit: They have decaf now as well!! 😀
Qbo coffee variations
I could definitely tell the favorites among my friends and family. For all of those “regular cup of coffee” drinkers, the Cafè Buna Enteta was an absolute favorite. The little box it comes in says that it’s from Aethiopia and a balanced coffee with some dark berry notes and a light citrus aroma. After I ran out of the first box of this one, the Cafè Estrada Paraíso was their second choice – a Brazilian coffee that’s a bit stronger and a caramel note. The perfect cube for latte macchiato drinkers is definitely the Espresso Oro Nariño. And my Mum’s favorite espresso was the Espresso Sidama Royal – called the elegant coffee royalty. 😀
What I personally really enjoy with the Qbo coffee maker is that it’s not huge – it fits in the little space next to my sink and looks really nice there as well on top of that. Recycling the cubes is very easy too – just collect the used ones in the little baggy they give you and return it to the store when you go buy new ones. They fully recycle it for you!
So would I buy it with my own money? Would I get the Milk Master with it? Yes and maybe. I personally hardly ever use the milk master because I don’t drink dairy and rice milk just doesn’t foam that well. I’m not a fan of soy milk either, so it really isn’t used that much here. But the machine itself, I would definitely buy with my own money. It’s compact, it works really well, the coffee selection is great and really high quality and I can even use it with the app and connect it to my wifi to add to the Internet of things. 😉
Thank you for Qbo and Tchibo for letting me try this beautiful little machine – it’s funny how often friends and family stop by for coffee now. 😉 I definitely blame it on the Qbo You-Rista!