I was so excited when AO.com contacted me to take part in a super fun Gifting Challenge! I love AO.com and the kinds of products they have so I knew this challenge would be great! They asked me to nominate another blogger to be part of the challenge, so I asked my friend Maria from Suburban Mum to be part of it too!
Maria agreed to participate so I was really looking forward to having fun doing this challenge with her. The challenge was to choose from a list of AO’s top ten gifting items for this year, a product that she and her family would enjoy and of course we were not allowed to tell each other what it was.
I thought this would be very hard to do because all the items were really good, such as a TV, vacuum cleaner, soup maker, food processor, etc. I remembered that Maria mentioned that her husband was a coffee lover and they were looking for a new coffee machine so one of the listed items was a bean to cup coffee machine, so I thought they would love it!
Maria received her item and it was a lovely surprise! I was so pleased that her husband really enjoyed the gift! You can read all about my surprise gift for Maria HERE.
I was so excited to find out what item Maria had chosen for us! On the day our item was delivered, I couldn’t believe that Maria had also chosen a coffee machine for us! I think we were both synchronised with this challenge, LOL!
She was spot on with her choice because Nick and I are big coffee lovers! We both love our cup of coffee first thing in the morning to help us through the day!
We received a De’Longhi Eletta Cappuccino ECAM44.660.B Bean to cup coffee machine! This coffee machine was AMAZING! It’s so fancy and stylish! We love it!
As I mentioned before, I love coffee but I’ve found that machines I’ve had in the past never quite seemed to allow me to get the taste I was looking for. I love the fresh barista taste found in the high street coffee chains but was never able to recreate it at home. With this machine I can buy quality coffee beans to the strength I like (a medium roast) and then adjust how the beans are ground (according to their size), the temperature of the water (I like it pretty hot), how you like your milk as well as the size of the drink (I like a good mug of coffee without it being too strong). I was very happy with the results and can safely say its the best machine I’ve had. It makes my two favourite drinks very well – a standard Americano and a Latte. Given the flexibility of this machine, I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to customise the settings to get the taste you want.
I made a little video which I published on Twitter that you can see below from when we prepared our first cup of coffee:
— A Moment With Franca (@WithFranca) 3 November 2017
Black Friday Deals on AO.com
Every year AO.com have lots of fantastic deals for Black Friday and this year is no exception! They have some amazing items to choose from so if you are looking for a bean to cup coffee machine like ours or the one Maria received or any other products for your home, you should have a look at the super deals at the AO.com Black Friday deals which will be available on Friday 24th November!
Do you shop at AO.com too? What do you think of the gift that Maria chose for us? Do you like coffee? Will a new coffee machine be on your Christmas list?
*Disclosure: We were part of a Gifting Challenge organised by AO.com for the purpose of this blog post. However, all the thoughts and opinions are my own.
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