My first love for personal single-serve coffee maker began at the Wanderlust Hotel in Singapore when I discovered just how incredible easy it was to brew a fresh cup of aromatic coffee. The hotel had a small Nespresso Essenza machine in the room and one afternoon, needing some boost from a long day, I popped one of the aluminum coffee capsule into the machine and seconds later the room was filled with an intoxicating aroma from the tiny cup. It wasn’t the first time I had seen the familiar looking Nespresso machine in a hotel room but certainly was the first using one then. Then, during the Great Singapore Sale 2011 while waiting for a friend at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, VivoCity again in Singapore, I came across the CBTL Kaldi coffee machines in a variety of eye-catching colours (I swear my heart skipped a beat for a moment hit by a dilemma if I should bring one home).
I think I'll quit coffee again until I get my hands on a Coffee Bean CBTL Kaldi coffee machine to enjoy aromatic gourmet coffee at home! #fb
Luckily for me, the timely discovery of CupaCoffee Brunei made sure I didn’t have to starve my craving for home made gourmet coffee. Say hello to Caffe Tiziano, a high tech looking personal coffee machine that uses Caffitaly capsule system — the same system used by Coffee Bean’s CBTL Kaldi single serve beverage system. For the same cost as the CBTL Kaldi in Singapore SGD$389 you can order one in Brunei (available in Silver and Gold) and have one delivered to your home along with your choice of Caffitaly capsules. I’ve assembled my own set of photos for what is clearly lacking on CupaCoffee’s website and also on the web (y0u’ll most certainly end up with a dozen YouTube videos when you Google this — also useful if you like videos).
Tip: Page 12 of the owner’s manual documents a way to reduce the cooling period.
All that’s been shot and blogged here, I have a choice of this gold unit or an entirely silver one both have its own merit. So, I clued my Twitter followers and Facebook friends in to my dilemma and let them help decide towards a decision.