First off, here’s how the coffee capsule subscription service works.
Head over to Lavazza and choose the capsule coffee machine you’d like. There are four options, including the Desea (which is Tech Advisor’s top-rated coffee machine and which usually retails for £199) and the Idola (usually available for £139). We tested both of these machines and scored them highly. Check out our reviews of the Desea and the Idola to help you to decide.
Then, choose your capsules. The offer requires that you sign up for a minimum of eight deliveries but you can take them every two, four, eight or twelve weeks. The minimum order each time will cost about £45.
There are seven varieties of coffee capsules to choose from, including organic and decaffeinated. The capsules are industrially compostable, which means you can discard them in your food waste and they’ll be broken down and biodegrade. You can’t compost them at home but you can send them back to be recycled if you prefer.
Finally, you can choose a free gift (a pod holder) with your subscription. If you want a new coffee machine and you’re prepared to work out how much coffee you drink and what it costs you, this could very well be a good saving.
But if you don’t want to be tied to a subscription service, there are some big discounts on Lavazza’s pod coffee makers, including 40% off the price of the Desea.
It usually retails for £199 but right now, you can buy it for £119 from Lavazza, if you choose the chocolate-coloured model. The cream and the black versions are also discounted – you can buy them for £139, which is still a solid saving.
We gave the Desea 4.5 out of 5 stars. It’s a quiet, one-touch coffee maker that has four coffee options and five milk recipes. It comes with a compatible glass coffee cup.
Lavazza has deals on a number of its other machines until 21 June. Among the discounted machines, we’d also recommend the Idola, which is a pared-down version of the Desea, for people who just want an espresso/ black coffee maker. We also rated this machine highly. It usually retails for £139, but you can get it right now for £99, in black, beige or red.
Finally, there’s free delivery on all items until 21 June.