This bean-to-cup Spinn coffee maker is one of the newest products on the coffee maker market. The coffee maker was manufactured not too long ago, after a delayed production of a few years.
One thing is for sure, though: the wirelessly-controlled Spinn is outstanding, and our Spinn coffee maker review shows explain why.
Spinn’s unique and intriguing features make this coffee maker both trend-setting and monotony-breaking, and pretty much brilliant all around.
When compared to popular bean-to-cup machines like the De’Longhi ECAM22110SB, Spinn proves to be an excellent substitution. Cheaper coffee makers, like the ones by Keurig and the feature-packed Ninja, furthermore, have Spinn as their serious competitor.
Apart from the coffee maker’s great beverage versatility, the company behind it collaborates with local and national roasters. Undoubtedly, Spinn is one of the best thought out coffee makers currently available and, as part of its manufacturers’ super-well-planned coffee strategy (from online coffee subscriptions to automatic coffee orders), it improves the lifestyle of dedicated coffee lovers.
- Available in three versions
- Advanced centrifugal technology
- Works at the touch of a button or remotely through an app
- Conical burr grinder with adjustable levels of coarseness from 35 to 220 microns
- Centrifugal brewer that operates at speeds from 500RPM to 6000RPM
- Air-tight bean hopper
- A water filter that uses nanotechnology to filter out fluoride and chloride
- Six-month warranty and a 45-day return policy
- FDA-approved heater, pump, water filter, grinder, and brewer
- A lot of coffee drinks available
- Coffee drinks are brewed after special recipes by experienced coffee roasters who create coffee blends
- An option for automatic coffee ordering when you don’t have enough coffee in the hopper
- Very compact
- Nothing for this product
About the company
A coffee maker manufactured by a company with a sketchy background could be unreliable. Fortunately enough, this is not the case with the Spinn coffee maker since it comes from a good company. Started in 2014, the company has always supported the idea that good contemporary coffee takes planning and innovative preparation methods. Spinn accepts that coffee should be, furthermore, produced the best way and it supports local and national coffee roasters.
The Spinn way to coffee drinks
Spinn is actually a coffee-subscription business that connects roasters with potential customers. The company has a site where you can order your favorite coffee from more than 462 roasters in the USA and choose from about 500 coffee blends.
The site of the company helps you find the coffee that’s best for you and it helps you purchase it; you can even take a coffee quiz to understand which blends you might like. On there you can see the coffee roasters partnering with Spinn and you can even apply for a coffee subscription; Spinn monitors its hopper and automatically orders the coffee for you via an app if you allow it.
Does the app compatibility ring a bell for you? It does for us because it’s one of the features of our beloved Jura coffee machines.
What makes the Spinn coffee maker special?
Spinn comes in three very similar versions: Original Pro, Original Plus, and Original. The differences between them have to do with differences in the brew sizes, the characteristics of the coffee credits that you get with each model, and the size of their bean hoppers. Other than that, the Spinn Original Pro is the only one out of the three that comes with a milk frother and the only model that can be plumbed to a waterline.
All three coffee makers have similar designs and dimensions that qualify them as compact. It is the compactness and their nice features that make these coffee makers worth your money.
A patented centrifugal force spinner
One thing that makes these coffee makers great is their centrifugal force spinner, which is patented by Spinn. There’s one other company with a line of espresso machines that use centrifugal force— Nespresso. These machines are awesome for longer drinks with generous layers of crema, which is what Spinn offers you as well.
The centrifugal technology improves coffee extraction, creating drinks very similar to espresso in no time. Spinning the coffee grounds at up to 6000RPM creates pressure, and if there’s pressure, there’s espresso as well.
In case you want regular coffee or, say, an Americano, just adjust the centrifugal speed to a lower setting.
Many coffee recipes, with or without milk
The number of coffee drinks you can make on a Spinn is practically infinite; there are simpler options like regular coffee or espresso and there are fancier coffees available as well.
Spinn coffee makers can make you specialties like doppio and cortado, and you can use these as a base for your cafe romano or barpaquito with their recipes available on the company’s site.
These coffee makers can even brew you a carafe if you wish; the carafe comes only with the Original Plus and the Original Pro model, though, so keep that in mind. Speaking of accessories, the milk frother for all those delicious milk-based coffees comes only with the Pro.
Only experienced coffee roasters know how each coffee blend should be brewed. For these people, coffee is a lifestyle; they know every single detail about the life of the coffee, from the moment the beans are born to the brewing specifications once it’s time to transform the blend in a drink.
Spinn considered this when planning the design of the coffee maker. In fact, there are different coffee recipes for every blend of coffee produced by the roasters that collaborate with the company.
Once your ordered bag of coffee arrives to you, you scan it with the Spinn app, and the app tells you which recipes are best to follow when making coffee from a specific blend. This means that the brew temperature, the coffee volume, and the grind setting are automatically adjusted by the coffee maker before the coffee-making process starts; all that’s left for you to do is enjoy your coffee. If you feel like you could use your own personalized recipe, Spinn lets you modify the brewing parameters manually.
All this ‘brewing under specific parameters’ thing once again reminds us of the brewing mechanisms of Nespresso, or to be more specific, it reminds us of the way Nespresso VertuoLine machines prepare the coffee. The important difference between Spinn and VertuoLine machines, however, is that Spinn offers you fresher coffee because it’s a bean-to-cup coffee maker.
Works with an app and the app can be paired with Alexa
Not only do Spinn coffee makers have a touch control panel, but they also work with an app and with Alexa. If you choose to use the coffee maker’s interface, that’s something you can easily do, but is there anything better than waking up and telling your Spinn to make you some coffee before you even get out of bed? Or how about pairing your Spinn with Alexa and ordering your coffee with this gadget as you’re doing your chores in the kitchen? We believe these are win-win situations for coffee lovers.
Auto-order feature that lets you always have coffee for the next brew
With the Spinn coffee maker, you’ll never have to remind yourself to order more coffee. Like we mentioned, the company lets you make different coffee subscriptions with the machine being ‘aware’ of your needs thanks to your subscription plan. Its optional auto-order feature detects when the quantity of coffee beans in the bean hopper is low, and the coffee maker can order you coffee automatically if you’ve previously enabled it to do that. This way shopping for coffee is made easier and you can live your life without having to even think about it.
There’s also a brew timer
Spinn makes coffee-making even easier with its brew time— a feature also known as delay brew. When enabled, this feature can automatically start your coffee maker and start the brewing process afterward, meaning that you’ll get your coffee at the exact time you’ve programmed the machine to brew it for you— how convenient is that!
Here’s Spinn on Unboxing Therapy just recently. Even though this was a sponsored video, it should tell you a lot about this coffee machine.
FAQ about the Spinn coffee maker
Are the parts of the Spinn coffee maker FDA approved?
The Spinn coffee maker has some FDA approved parts. There’s not a lot to say about this fact as it speaks for itself. You don’t want to ingest harmful substances that come from your coffee maker. Luckily, its heater, pump, and grinder won’t expose you to such chemicals.
Is this coffee maker environmentally-friendly?
The materials used to make the Spinn coffee maker are environmentally friendly, but this is not all we could say on the matter. Since the coffee maker works with whole bean coffee only, you won’t be creating coffee pod waste that could cause environmental pollution. Of course, zero pod waste means almost no waste, and the waste from the coffee grounds is biodegradable and no threat to the environment at all.
Can I hook my Spinn up to the water system?
Out of the three models, this option is available only with the Original Pro.
The Spinn is currently one of the smartest and most convenient coffee makers available on the market. Everything about this coffee maker is easy and keeps the user away from a lot of unnecessary effort during coffee-making. However, the automatic way around coffee doesn’t.