Everything You Need to Know About Lavazza’s Smart Coffee Machine


When you think of making your morning latte or cup of joe, you imagine each step. Boil the kettle, grind your coffee, steam the milk, and so on. Lavazza has released a coffee machine that lets you make your morning brew using just your voice.

In case you've not seen the smart coffee machine, here's everything you need to know.

What Is Lavazza's Smart Coffee Machine?

Lavazza partnered up with Amazon to release the advanced coffee machine. The product works just like a usual pod coffee machine, but with a twist–it has Amazon’s Alexa built-in. The new espresso machine, called the A Modo Mio Voicy, is the first coffee machine that comes with a smart assistant built-in.

For comparison, existing smart coffee machines are far less advanced. While there aren’t many options to choose from, the products that are available are much more basic coffee makers. They use the traditional filter method to brew coffee, rather than the pod method. Also, these machines can only be controlled by your existing Alexa devices, rather than having the assistant built right in.

What Can Lavazza's Smart Coffee Machine Do?

Since the A Modo Mio Voicy has Alexa built-in to the machine, it's a much different experience from other smart coffee machines. Rather than yelling out “Alexa, make me a latte” to your smart speaker on the windowsill, you can talk right into the coffee machine itself. And, of course, the coffee machine will talk right back to you.

Lavazza A Modo Mio Voicy
Image Credit: Lavazza

What’s more, you can use the coffee machine in place of a smart speaker in the kitchen, and use all the usual Alexa functions. This means you’ll be able to ask your coffee machine what the weather is, to play “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” to indeed wake you up before you go, or to whisper other sweet nothings into your each. It’s almost like having your very own barista (or butler) at home.

Of course, the machine can still make espresso as well as all its hi-tech functions–it wouldn’t be a very good coffee machine if it couldn’t. Rather than dealing with complicated dials and switches or in-app settings, you can control your coffee settings with your voice. You’ll be able to tell the machine what temperature you want your coffee, and how strong you want it, too.

A Modo Mio Voicy Pod
Image Credit: Lavazza

Other extras for the coffee machine come through the companion app for iOS or Android. You can order new coffee pods, keep track of how many coffees you drink, and tweak the machine settings. Of course, if you want the full Alexa experience, as the smart assistant to add new pods to your Amazon basket and buy them with your voice.

Just in case things don't go according to plan, the coffee machine does have some buttons as well. These buttons will let you make your morning brew the more traditional way (without your voice.) You can control Alexa’s volume.

Where Can I Buy the Alexa-Enabled Coffee Machine?

The Lavazza A Modo Mio Voicy is currently available from Lavazza itself and other online retailers including Amazon. Unfortunately, the machine is currently only available in the UK, so you'll have to get it shipped overseas. We expect Lavazza to release the product in the US at a later date, but this is unconfirmed.

The A Modo Mio Voicy's price compares reasonably to other not-so-smart pod coffee machines on the market. Most other machines cost roughly the same, so you're gaining all the extra features for the same price.

Lavazza also offers the machine as part of a subscription for pods, if you’d prefer to pay monthly. The subscription will send you new pods each month, and you'll pay for the coffee machine each month too.

Is Lavazza's Smart Coffee Machine Any Good?

While we haven't tested Lavazza's A Modo Mio Voicy, we do have a pretty good idea on how well the machine will perform. You may be quite surprised.

Lavazza promises real Italian espresso with the machine, but that's not quite the result you'll get. As anyone who's used a pod coffee machine before will know, the reality isn't quite the same as real espresso. Pod machines can come close, but it can't completely replicate the real thing.

Luckily, Lavazza does produce some of the best coffee machines on the market. So, if any coffee machine is going to stand a fighting chance, it's this one. That said, anyone who isn't a regular coffee drinker probably won't notice too much difference either, so the A Modo Mio Voicy is a safe bet.

“Alexa, Make Me a Latte”

With Lavazza's latest and greatest coffee machine, you're able to emulate the experience of going to a coffee shop from your own kitchen.

While the coffee probably won't be quite as good as a cafe, it's the perfect product for those new to coffee or who want to level up their smart home.


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