To say that the life of a typical working Singaporean is a fast-paced one is an understatement. It’s all about the grind of constantly getting up in the morning, showering, preparing your breakfast, and preparing a cup of coffee with your instant coffee maker.
But sometimes, you don’t want to drown in the mundaneness of the same old routine, and perhaps add a bit of flavour to your day. The new Philips 3200 Series LatteGo aims to do just that, by taking the automated coffee-making experience to a new level.
The latest fully-automated mid-tier coffee machine by the Dutch tech giant will no doubt appeal to those who like a more personal touch to their brews. The catch here is that, unlike other coffee machines that rely on a capsule with pre-ground coffee beans that have probably been preserved for weeks and months, the 3200 Series LatteGo utilises fresh coffee beans (sold separately) to give you the freshest brew possible, within just two minutes.
To use the 3200 Series LatteGo, you simply need to pour some coffee beans into a catchment area on the top. After which, pour a cup of milk into the side compartment as shown. Finally, pick the type of coffee you want made (there are the five classic coffee types: Americano, Cappuccino, Coffee, Latte Macchiato, Espresso), including little adjustments like how long you want it, to whether you want foam or froth on it.
All within the span of just two minutes.
The striking part about the Philips 3200 Series LatteGo is that you can add just about any combination of coffee beans and milk to it, and how you want it to taste and feel is completely up to you.
Furthermore, it is pretty self-sufficient in terms of maintenance, with a patented low-maintenance AquaClean water filter system that ensures you can make up to approximately 5,000 cups of coffee without the need for any descaling. But, of course, it doesn’t hurt to manually clean it once in a while, to ensure you get a consistently good taste out of your coffee.
The Philips 3200 Series LatteGo is now available at all leading electronics stores, major department stores and selected authorised dealers. It will retail for the price of S$1,399.
Additionally, in celebration of World Coffee Day on October 1, Philips will be partnering with local cafe Chai Seng Huat Hardware for the Philips X CSHH “House of Coffee” Experience, which will run throughout the entire month of October. During this promotional period, you’ll get to attend a couple of workshops, including a coffee-tasting and appreciation via coffee brewed by the 3200 Series LatteGo, as well as a roasting tour.
Here are the exact details of the House of Coffee Experience:
Date: 1 October – 31 October 2019
Time: 9am – 7pm (Tue – Fri), 9am – 10pm (Sat & Sun), Closed on Mondays
Location: 150 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207563
Coffee Appreciation and Cupping (12 October, 26 October @ 10am) – S$10 sign-up
Roasting Tours (19 October @ 10am) – S$10 sign-up
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