Miele Coffee Maker Review.

Miele Coffee Maker Review

This past fall, after 7 or 8 long years together, my beloved coffee machine broke. The time felt right for an upgrade. I had seen my friend Liz rave and rave about her Miele Coffee machine. One day we were at lunch and I asked her if it was really worth it. I hate asking people if really expensive things are worth the money (they rarely are, and “worth it” is so different from person to person), but I did it anyway. Her whole face lit up. She proceeded to absolutely gush about how it makes better coffee than her coffee shop, how it made mornings so special, how you could make pretty much every drink with it (cappuccino, espresso, lattes, Americano!) and so on and so forth.

I decided to take the plunge and splurged on the Miele CM 6150 coffee maker. It is a lot of money to spend on a coffee machine, but something I use every single day. I am a big coffee person… I regularly buy (or bought, before getting this) myself a nice coffee a few times a week and at home typically have two cups a day. So I knew that if I really loved it, if it really was that good, it would be worth the investment in the long run.

Miele Coffee Maker Review

I truly love this coffee maker. And I kind of have a strange emotional attachment to it. I have had it since mid-November and I actually miss it when I travel… the coffee just isn’t as good. I love how simple it is. A push of a button and I can have pretty much any coffee drink I want. Admittedly nine times out of ten I am just making myself an Americano but it is nice to be able to treat myself or a guest to a cappuccino without leaving the house.

I liked mine so much that when I saw it on sale at Best Buy, I bought it for my parents for Christmas. It is no longer on sale there but right now it’s currently $200 off at Bloomingdale’s.

PS – my mug is from The Coy Collection – a very fun Black-owned small business.

Miele CM 6150 Coffee Maker

Besides hearing Liz gush about her machine, this had spectacular reviews. People seemed to really love it. It was also the right size. It is pretty heavy but doesn’t take up too much counter space (about 10″ wide by 17″ deep). You can make pretty much any drink with it (espresso, coffee, cappuccino, long coffee, ristretto, latte macchiato, caffè latte) but it can also do hot water, hot milk, or just frothed milk. The water container holds about 60 ounces.

Pros:
  • The coffee is incomparable to any other at home coffee I’ve made. So, so good.
  • It makes basically any kind of coffee drink you could want with the click of a button. No guess work or trying to figure out proportions.
  • I love that it grinds the beans fresh for every cup. It definitely impacts the taste.
  • It self-cleans. My parents jokingly call it the cleanest machine in the world. It rinses when you turn it on and then again when you are done making your drink(s). The outer machine itself is also very easy to clean (sometimes I worry about white). I just wipe it down with a damp cloth.
Cons:
  • This isn’t really a con but the machine does have maintenance. The biggest thing is that you have to descale it every 30 uses (this really isn’t a big deal, but it IS a big deal when you just really want coffee and are in a rush and you have to stop and descale the machine – it takes about 15 minutes – again not a huge deal but worth mentioning. The brew unit also needs to be degreased occasionally.
  • It’s a little loud. This doesn’t bother me but my parents say that Muddy (their dog) barks every time it rinses itself, which is a lot (as mentioned above it rinses at start up and also afterward).

How To Use A Miele Coffee Maker

Honestly, you just turn it on and tell it what you want. But I guess there are a couple other steps. When you first turn it on, it will go through a little self-rinsing routine. You might need to fill the water tank or dump out the bottom compartment which fills up with water and coffee grounds.

Keep the bean container filled with whole beans. The bean container holds about 11 oz. I bought these coffee beans at Liz’s recommendation and really like them but my boyfriend got me Joshua Tree coffee and I like that even better. We are both big fans of “The First Roast.”

There is also an option to use ground coffee but I haven’t tried that yet. I love that the machine grinds fresh beans for every cup… #spoiled.

If you are making a drink with milk, you just put the milk pipe straw into the top of the milk carton… it sucks the milk out of the carton, no extra containers necessary.

There is a cup warmer on the top. Honestly, I don’t do this as I don’t like my coffee too hot but it’s a pretty cool feature!

How To Clean Miele Coffee Maker

This machine is pretty clean. You do need to descale it every 30 uses, but again that’s not a huge deal. I recommend buying Miele’s descaling tablets on Amazon. The coffee machine comes with two but if you are anything like me, 30 uses comes pretty quickly!

My Honest Review Of The Miele Coffee Maker

I absolutely love this coffee machine. And I am so happy I bought it. I am a big coffee person and have a cup or two every day and when my boyfriend is here, he has at least two. So for me, it’s worth it. It’s far and away the best at-home coffee I have ever tried. It’s so convenient and the coffee is just GOOD… almost creamy!

If you don’t care that much about coffee, or if you just want something simple, skip it. It can be a little bit noisy and there definitely is a learning curve with “getting to know” it. For example, while I love mine, there is a part of me that feels like my parents kind of hate it and would just rather use their regular coffee pot!

You can buy it at Amazon, Best Buy, Bloomingdale’s (currently on sale), or Williams-Sonoma.

Miele CM 6150 Coffee Maker

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photography by Laura Saur.

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  1. Christina says 2.25.22

    I’ve been eyeing this for months since you and Liz both raved about it! I’m so curious how much coffee it serves up when you select the plain old coffee setting? I have a simple coffee maker now and like pouring myself a big cup in the morning. I’ve been unsure about the Miele as I hate how Keurig or Nespresso machines only serve up enough coffee to fill half my mug. Is that the case here?

  2. Tierney says 2.25.22

    You make this sound so awesome. When I saw that there was a $200 discount, I was like, “please don’t cost what I think it does, please don’t cost what I think it does” as I clicked the link….argh, it was worse! Hahaha. This is definitely an investment/cost per use thing, which I whole-heartedly approve of, especially since espresso drinks are so expensive at US shops. This is going on my “maybe, someday” list!

    • grace at the stripe says 2.25.22

      I know, it’s wonderful but definitely a big investment!

    • Terry says 2.25.22

      This is the best machine! We have this model in condo and an in wall unit at our house ( have had one in 2 houses, 20 yrs)! Make sure you use good beans that aren’t oily- we but fresh local roasted!
      Nothing like a great cup of coffee- a simple pleasure- enjoy!

  3. Danielle says 2.25.22

    I might have to treat myself to one of these!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

  4. Jessica says 2.25.22

    So, question — this just makes single servings, right? (Of various size.) It seems wonderful but I host a lot of family dinners (or do when we’re not in a pandemic) and I need to make a pot of coffee at the end for everyone. This doesn’t make a standard pot, correct? (This question seems dumb!)

    • grace at the stripe says 2.25.22

      Hi Jessica,
      I wasn’t sure as I have never tried this, so I consulted the manual. There is a coffee pot setting where you can make up to 8 cups of coffee in a row. So kind of like a pot of coffee… but yeah, this is really better suited for single servings IMO!

  5. Catie says 2.25.22

    I’ve had an older version of this machine for about 7 years now. It still makes me happy every single morning. I just love it!

    • grace at the stripe says 2.25.22

      Oh that makes me so happy to hear. I could not love mine more and hope it lasts a very long time!

  6. CG says 2.25.22

    Better than the mocha master?

  7. Tom Moulton says 2.26.22

    I love my Miele CM6360. It does take some setup initially to get the unit to make “your” perfect cup of coffee (e.g., getting the right mix of water to serving of coffee). Be prepared to read the manual and get real familiar with the unit, which will pay off in your continued use of the machine. I highly recommend getting water hardness test strips, which will provide you the information needed to set the water hardness setting on the machine. Doing so will increase the times between having to descale the unit. By default, the unit assumes a high water hardness value, requiring more frequent descaling. If you’re not on well water, chances are your won’t have hard water.

    • grace at the stripe says 2.26.22

      Agree with this completely! And thanks for the tip re: hard water!