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Buy $150 Worth of Capsules, Get a Free L’OR Barista Premium Latte Machine ($249 RRP) @ L'OR

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Give the gift of coffee or treat yourself with a L’OR Barista Premium latte machine this
Father’s Day.

For a limited time and while stocks last,
when you spend $150 on L’OR capsules through our L’OR online store,
you will receive a L’OR Barista Premium Latte machine (valued at $249) for FREE.

This is part of Father's Day deals for 2021.

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    Anyone have any reviews with L'OR and their coffee taste?
    Currently drinking packets instant coffee, looking for an upgrade.

    • +6 votes

      It's OK, I find Nespresso to be best but it may be a psychological effect since it costs more. I do drink the L'OR decaf capsules and they're nice. Capsules are dramatically better (and stronger) than instant coffee: Espresso machine > Capsules > Macchinata > Cold brew > Instant IMO. Note there is variation within these categories.

      • +5 votes

        Looks like the L'Or machine is for their Nespresso compatible pods so you can just use up your $150 L'Or pods first and then buy Nespresso ones. I actually like the Starbucks Nespresso pods - they're often on sale for ~$4.80 for a 10 pack.

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          Can I ask how do you know if the capsule is compatible with the machine?

          • +1 vote

            @Koipanda: It can also be used with Nespresso®* capsules and most other Nespresso®* compatible capsules such as Moccona®, Lavazza®* and Coles®* and Woolworths®* private labels.

      • +4 votes

        To each their own, but a hard disagree on Nespresso capsules being above moka pot and cold brew from a taste perspective. Possibly in terms of caffeine it might edge them out.

        The convenience is hard to beat though, even if they produce a lot of waste with disposable pods.

        • +1 vote

          The aluminium ones are indefinitely recyclable.

          • +3 votes

            @BargainCowboy: The aluminium parts of the aluminium pods are recyclable, but you're still throwing away multiple transportation costs, packaging, energy use from recycling, etc. So they're still not exactly environmentally friendly.

            • +3 votes

              @miarn: Same can be said for everything recyclable if you list transport, energy, packaging.

              • +1 vote

                @Spiderboy: Well, yeah, that's the whole point. Reduce > re-use > recycle and all that.

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        Cold Brew > Espresso machine.

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          Time > cold brew

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          I’m really struggling to get cold brew to taste good. I really want to like it as I prefer my coffee cold and I like the idea of less acidity. But every batch I’ve made I’ve ended up tipping down the sink 😫

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            @UndeclaredFreak: How are you doing it? What kind of notes are you looking for? Also you need to get the correct beans; some are more suitable than others.

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        The actual pods made by Nespresso are the best ones compatible with this system, IMO.
        The third party ones can be OK.

      • +2 votes

        How aeropress? Where would you place it in your equation?

        For the maths, pack of L’Or pods can be bought for $4 per pack of 10. The website charges $11. So approx price of machine works out to be $108

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        Maccinata?
        https://www.wordsense.eu/macchinata/

        a load of washing?

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          😂 I meant macchinetta.

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            @BargainCowboy: Moka pots? I thought those are better than capsules?

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              @wjojff: Depends, there's some clean up involved and really depends on the quality of beans. Also I find the pod crema to be better.

    • +2 votes

      I like the taste and texture of the illy pods the best. Price wise they are in between the Nespresso and L'Or when on special. L'OR, illy, Moccona, and a bunch of other coffee brands are owned by JDE anyway.

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        Co-sign on the Illy pods - top notch

    • +1 vote

      My wife likes the latte they have, I buy the Starbucks capsules when ever discounted. I have this machine and it’s pretty good. Haven’t used the milk frother for a long time now.

      Perhaps time to buy a backup machine :P

    •  

      definitely better than packets. slightly better than freeze dry ones.

      for the money and taste combined this deal is hard to beat…. plus convenience.. then this is the king…

      I have considered buying a espresso machine like the popular BES870 but couldn't justify the process to grind beans… cleaning filtrater.. etc…

      • +1 vote

        I upgraded to a BES870 late 2019. Best decision ever, particularly with lockdown.

        Takes very little time and effort once you learn your process, and the difference in coffee is massive. Plus per cup it's cheaper and I think I've more than made back the cost of the machine by now.

        With the machine, I don't produce as good a coffee as a great cafe, but I do better than an average one, and the taste is very consistent. Nothing worse than paying $4 for a coffee and its disappointing.

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          Agreed, though I recently sold my BES920 in favour of a V60, as I've come to prefer filter coffee (I only ever drink black coffee).

          $15 V60 + 10c filter + ~50c beans = excellent and cheap coffee. At least until I can buy a Niche grinder!

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            @miarn: I am thinking of selling my bes920 too! I have been using v60 and Aeropress for months now! Don't see myself going back to espresso machines.

        • +2 votes

          Buying a bes870 is the “best decision EVER”? What a life!

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          The reality is most cafes sell rubbish quality coffee because they employee casual baristas (that is if they are even properly trained barista let alone a decent experienced ones)

          Even if they were decent, their care factor in producing a good quality cup is not there. They just speed through and try to smash out the orders as quickly as possible.

          I get far better tasting coffee at home than outside.

    • +1 vote

      Right now I'm finishing a 10 pack of the L'or Espresso Lungo.
      I got a 30 pack for $10 (I forgot where)

      TBH I think it's a great deal for the free machine.

      Once you're done drinking the $150 worth of coffee (roughly 3 months in my case) you can get heaps of compatible capsules at great prices (I usually get mine from Amazon) or on special from T bones in Brisbane

    • +1 vote

      I've tried many pod machines/pod types over the years. L'Or has been my favourite (so far!). Of course, nothing beats a great coffee from a cafe, but I've been stuck in my apartment for a while now (plus have been trying to save money) and I'm pretty happy with the L'Or coffees. I like Ristretto and Onyx the best I think.

    •  

      I have this machine and it's a good machine.
      It takes ALMOST any pod - they officially only support metal pods and I have had some of the biodegradable pods not work.

      L'OR pods taste fine, I buy them when they are on special and they are my go to pod. There are better, but there are also alot worse too.

      I grad the high intensity ones regardless of brand, because anything less than a 6 tastes like water and brown.

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        Same here. I got this machine free on a previous $90 deal.
        It is a good machine, superior to the small breville I had previously. The only negative is I don’t like the frother to be attached to the unit.

        The frother itself is magnetic and thus easy to clean, but it can’t take much milk before causing all sort of leakage problems from the lid. Only enough milk for one cup at a time to be hassle free.

        The double sized barista pods are a mixed blessing. They are about $1.10 each but you can get them half price often enough. They are basically a double shot. I prefer the taste to ordinary pods. Might be the extra caffiene though, and you can replicate with two ordinary pods if you are happy with a double ristretto. The big pods can jam up the bin quickly.

        And it can use any Nespresso compatible pod.

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      Ended up pulling the trigger. Shipping to NSW is expected to take up to 3 weeks, support said about a week to organise and +1-2 weeks shipping

    •  

      Better than instant coffee but not as good as espresso or moka pot.

    • +1 vote

      They are currently my favourite pod. I found Nespresso was just not giving me a jolt of energy anymore, and the flavour just too 'vanilla'. So tried Lor Absolut when I got a free sample, and immediately made the switch. Currently Absolut, Profundo and Supremo are my favs. Good value considering I now prefer them over Nespresso.

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      Its one of the cheapest aluminium capsules you can buy, quite reliable.

  •  

    Seems like a pretty decent deal. I use a basic nespresso machine at work and the coffee is good, and this machine seems to be compatible with the nespresso pods. Has anyone used this particular machine - any comments?

  •  

    I got the LM8014/60 machine last year - is the only difference between mine and this one (LM8018/90) is that this one has a matte finish with chrome details and components (ie: no functional differences)?

    https://shop.lorespresso.com.au/collections/lor-barista-coff...

    https://shop.lorespresso.com.au/collections/lor-barista-coff...

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      I guest the newer one has a different (better?) pump as it sounds a bit different…..

  • +3 votes

    Got one of these machines with only $120 spend last time from woolworths deal.

    makes pretty good coffees, can use multiple coffee capsules

    Not to forget FREE SAMPLES FROM LO'R Barista website

    Downside being
    a bit too loud when using it though, and quite power hungry, and milk frother is only capable of making 1 glass of coffee milk at a time

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      Take off the ring spring and you can do more milk.

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        you would be going over the max line if you put more, I dont want to damage the frother by putting extra milk

        • +2 votes

          I fill up the milk thing almost to the top, with the spring not in.

  • +1 vote

    Make sure you guys check the best before dates of you pods as you are bulk buying.
    Alot of people including myself received pods with 2 months or less dates.

    •  

      This. With my last deal I had to sort the boxes by expiration date :D

      • +3 votes

        Same. However I did advise/complain of pods expiring within two months (which was a good 80 pods or so) and received replacement pods from L'Or so that's nice.

      • +4 votes

        It's a best before date, not an expiry date.

        There is a big difference between the two dates

    • +1 vote

      I got 100 replacement pods twice (total of 200 free pods) as the initial replacement pods were also near Best Before date, LOL.

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    Does anyone know if this machine is also compatible with aldi coffee pods?

    • +1 vote

      I don’t think so, not with the expressi.

    • +1 vote

      Aldi used to only do a proprietary one, but I believe they have recently started making nespresso standard pods.

      •  

        Great! Then buying aldi machine would be a better choice, more versatile

        • +1 vote

          To clarify, I’m not sure if the Aldi pod machine does both, just that they do both types of pods.

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        Yep that's right.

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      No to Expressi pods. It works with any Nespresso compatible pod. Aldi sell both types.

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        Expressi machine compatible to nespresso, and also machine compatible to nespresso but aldi not to expressi pods? How does that work?

        • +1 vote

          I don’t believe the Aldi machines supports Nespresso pods. I think what the previous commenter is saying is that Aldi are selling both styles of pods where previously they only sold expressi.

  • +1 vote

    Anyone able to buy 50 capsule? It keeps saying notify me

    Also what are your recommended flavours

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      Those are out of stock.

      The intensity seems to matter so go for lower if you prefer more acidic/fruity, or higher otherwise. Or try a mix and see what you like. I'm biased since I don't actually really like coffee (my partner is the one who does) but don't mind the lower-intensity ones here, especially the lungo brewed as espresso.

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    So the capsule they are selling only compatible with their own machine?

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      The smaller ones can be used with any Nespresso compatible machine. Not sure with the XL pods though.

    •  

      Oh, looks like they highlight those exclusively compatible with their own machine… But there are also capsule compatible with both(Compatible with L’OR BARISTA® coffee machines, and specially designed to be used with most Nespresso®* Original coffee machines).

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      The Barista XL pods only work with this machine. The small Nespresso compatible pods work with any Nespresso compatible machine.
      This machine can use both.

  •  

    all pods are trash, they are stale old coffee.

    get fresh roasted whole bean locally, buy what you're going to use within 1-2 weeks, and grind just before you use it. it's a game changer.

    i use to have the DeLonghi Dinamica Plus, sold that and got a burr grinder and espresso machine. mind blown.

    •  

      Promo is on when expiring pods need to be cleared out.

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      That's a very good point rather than them making you to buy $150 worth of pods in the hope to use them before the used by date.

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      Nespresso marketing department must be downvoting you, this is correct. Ground coffee loses flavour within ~15min of grinding. Whole beans are good for about a month. Anything in a pod is likely at least a few months old, unless you're buying specialty pods from a roaster.

      Buy the best grinder you can afford/justify, a brewing instrument of choice (V60, Aeropress, Moka pot, espresso machine), and good quality, freshly roasted coffee. You won't look back :)

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      He knows

    • -3 votes

      Don't know why you are being downvoted. all pods and ground coffee are trash. If you think the coffee is good, it's because you haven't had good coffee.

      I get whole beans and grind right before making my coffee with my espresso machine.
      A few days ago I ground my beans but had to jump on a work call for 30 minutes and then pulled a shot and it came gushing out because it has become that stale in that 30 minutes.

      If anyone thinks packaged pods are fresh just because it's sealed is kidding themselves.

    • +1 vote

      No one in my house would ever clean an espresso machine properly.

    •  

      Well sure
      Instant<Coffee bag<Pod<filter machine<plunger<espresso machine (IMHO).

      (And I am not sold in the pod/filter boundary, but that is probably right)

      Point is pods are quick, convenient and heaps better than instant.

  •  

    anyone know how long you can keep these pod for?

    • +5 votes

      You can keep them as long as you like

  • +3 votes

    beware guys, please please check the expiry date of the pods you received. mine were very short-dated and I emailed them straightaway. NO reply until today.

    •  

      Could I know how short-dated they are?

      • +1 vote

        cant really remember, but I am sure it less than 2 months

    •  

      That's so dodgy, when did you email them?

      •  

        this was from a promotion around 2 years ago. I emailed them straigh after I received the pods

    • +2 votes

      They have a best before date, not an expiry date.

      There is a big difference between the two dates

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    I find these pods are rubbish.

  •  

    I have this coffee machine and definitely way better than instant coffee satchets. I always get coffee at right temperature and descaling is very easy.

    I would highly recommend this machine.

    I use Decaf pods which I ordered through LOR and they came with 6 months expiry.

  • +4 votes

    The markup on the pods are well and truly paying for the machine. Once you go to freshly ground you'll never go back. 50c(ish) a pod is beaten by $1/cup freshly ground espresso at home any day! Does require more upfront investment though.

    • +1 vote

      Totally agree to your comment

    • +2 votes

      Agree. If I have read correctly they are selling a packet of 10 pods for $11 (or $1.10 per pod).

      You can go to Coles and buy the same packet for $6 (60c per pod), or online special 5 packets (50 pods) for $20 (40c per pod).

      Or Amazon sells 100 pods for $42 (42c per pod).

      So you'd buy 14 packets (140 pods) from L'or for $154 and get the free machine, and be paying about 70c extra per pod, or $98 for the machine.

      • +3 votes

        Most of them are from $6, those $11 ones are double expresso.

        • +1 vote

          Thanks - well spotted!

          So that makes the recalculation to be 25 packets (250 pods @ 60c each) for $150, or a premium of about 20c a pod compared to the cheapest deals.
          250 x 20c = $50 for the machine.

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            @aliam: Woolworths has 20 pods for $7.70 this week

      •  

        The most expensive pods I've seen are from Nespresso at $15!!!! a packet for their really fancy stuff.

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          $15, what a bargain! The latest fancy beans are $3 per pod so $30 per sleeve.

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            @Poppin: Oh god damn I forgot about those Galapagos ones. I wanted to request a taste of them last time I was in the store, but they weren't doing the tasting cause of the masks rule maybe?

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          That seems insane to me. Surely the convenience of pods can't be that highly valued that people would be willing to pay (almost) the same as a barista-made cup of coffee? Why on earth would people pay this much- any ideas?

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            @djthornton: No idea tbh. I will never justify spending that much for pods, so I'll never know if it's worth it.

            I got a bulk pack of L'or pods from Amazon on a prime day sale for $30. 100 pods for $30 is nicer than 10.

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            @djthornton: Just novelty, I got one sleeve of the Galapagos and one of the Hawaii previously. You can taste the different flavours of the different beans and roast. Definitely not worth it for daily drinking.

            Haven’t bought many barista coffees for 18 months so it offset the costs. Also, I got a bunch of the coles aluminium pods on clearance for 15c a pod. The coles pods are decent as well to have with milk.

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              @Poppin: Fair enough. I guess if I were going for novelty I'd rather spend it on an expensive bag of beans! Each to his own :)

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      especially considering pods usually only contain minuscule amount of coffee (~7g).

      I just can't recommend pod machines to anyone. Get a cheap entry level espresso machine at least.