Which Lavazza milk frother should you buy? We review all Lavazza milk frothers

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Lavazza makes wonderful coffee machines and milk frothers. But which should you buy? We look at the best Lavazza milk frothers; tell you why they are so special and why the Milk Easy is one of the best frothers on the market. So good that any coffee lover should buy one. And also, why the frother is the perfect companion to a Lavazza espresso machine. It’s the dream combination if you’re a fan of frothy coffees combining performance, reliability, and classic Italian styling.

Which is the best Lavazza milk frother?

If style, quality and reliability mean a lot to you, and why wouldn’t they, you need a Lavazza milk frother in your life. But which one? There are two to choose from. However, you also have the option of a bundle deal in which one of Lavazza’s coffee machines comes with an integrated milk frother. We summarise them in the table below with brief reviews of each frother beneath the table.

At a glance – the best Lavazza milk frothers

Model
Milk Easy
Milk Up
A Modo Mio Jolie & Milk Easy
Lavazza A Modo Mio Milk Easy Frother, For Milk-based Recipe, Black
Lavazza A Modo Mio Milk Up Frother, Stainless Steel Container, Black
Lavazza A Modo Mio Jolie & Milk Coffee Machine, with Milk Frother, Black
Type
Frother
Frother
Coffee machine
Colour
Black
Black
Black or White
Dimensions
13x20.5x23cm
13x20.5x23cm
36x25x25cm
Weight
900gms
900gms
3,700gms
Min. Milk Capacity
60ml
60ml
60ml
Max Capacity (frothing)
120ml
120ml
120ml
Max Capacity (heating)
180ml
180ml
180ml
Handle
No
Yes
No
Overall Rating
4.8
4.5
4.6
Ease of Use
4.8
4.7
4.6
Blending Power
4.7
4.2
4.7
Ease of Cleaning
4.6
4.7
4.6
Value for Money
4.5
4.0
4.2
Coffee Maker
No
No
Yes
Prime?
Latest Price
£49.00
£57.99
£99.00
Model
Milk Easy
Lavazza A Modo Mio Milk Easy Frother, For Milk-based Recipe, Black
Type
Frother
Colour
Black
Dimensions
13x20.5x23cm
Weight
900gms
Min. Milk Capacity
60ml
Max Capacity (frothing)
120ml
Max Capacity (heating)
180ml
Handle
No
Overall Rating
4.8
Ease of Use
4.8
Blending Power
4.7
Ease of Cleaning
4.6
Value for Money
4.5
Coffee Maker
No
Prime?
Latest Price
£49.00
Model
Milk Up
Lavazza A Modo Mio Milk Up Frother, Stainless Steel Container, Black
Type
Frother
Colour
Black
Dimensions
13x20.5x23cm
Weight
900gms
Min. Milk Capacity
60ml
Max Capacity (frothing)
120ml
Max Capacity (heating)
180ml
Handle
Yes
Overall Rating
4.5
Ease of Use
4.7
Blending Power
4.2
Ease of Cleaning
4.7
Value for Money
4.0
Coffee Maker
No
Prime?
Latest Price
£57.99
Model
A Modo Mio Jolie & Milk Easy
Lavazza A Modo Mio Jolie & Milk Coffee Machine, with Milk Frother, Black
Type
Coffee machine
Colour
Black or White
Dimensions
36x25x25cm
Weight
3,700gms
Min. Milk Capacity
60ml
Max Capacity (frothing)
120ml
Max Capacity (heating)
180ml
Handle
No
Overall Rating
4.6
Ease of Use
4.6
Blending Power
4.7
Ease of Cleaning
4.6
Value for Money
4.2
Coffee Maker
Yes
Prime?
Latest Price
£99.00

Lavazza A Modo Mio Milk Easy Frother

One of the most popular and consistently highly rated milk frothers available on Amazon. The Lavazza A Modo Mio not only screams Italian chic it produces perfect froth. As you’d expect from an Italian device this frother will help you make a cappuccino just like mama used to make (if she was Italian that is).

An outstanding feature of this device is apparent from its name. It’s not called the Milk Easy for nothing. This frother really is very simple to use.

The frother has a single button which you press and hold to select hot or cold foam or to heat milk. Unlike most other frothers the wish is magnetically attached to the base of the jug so is easy to remove if you just wanted heated milk with no foam.

One word of caution here though. The plastic ‘arms’ on the whisk are fragile. Be careful when handling the whisk as it will break easily. But that’s really the only downside to this fantastic milk frother.

It only takes between one and two minutes to produce hot, frothy milk that you can use to make any number of classic Italian coffees.

The frother heats the milk to a higher temperature than some other frothers – around 70 degrees. This makes all the difference though I would still recommend warming your cup if you prefer a hotter coffee.

One thing you love about this appliance is how quiet it is. You’ll hear just a very gentle whirring sound.

Like all Lavazza devices the A Modo Mio Milk Easy Frother is a premium product. Expect to pay £10-15 more for this frother than other Chinese manufactured automatic milk frothers.

Manufactured to the highest standards using quality materials the frother comes with a two-year warranty for added peace of mind.

What I like about the Lavazza A Modo Mio Milk Easy Frother

  • Produces very thick froth.
  • Looks amazing.
  • Made from high-quality materials.

What I don’t like

  • Whisk can easily break.
  • Small capacity (120ml for frothing, 180ml for heating).
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Barista making cappuccino and pouring frothy milk from milk pitcher

Lavazza A Modo Mio Milk Up Frother

The Milk Up is the Big Daddy of Lavazza milk frothers. Or at least it should be given the price compared to the Milk Easy.

It certainly looks different with its handle and brushed stainless steel neck. But, to be honest, there really isn’t that much difference in performance. Actually, the Milk Easy does seem to produce much more froth than this, the more expensive Milk Up frother.

All of which is a bit weird but it seems to me that when you purchase the Lavazza Milk Up, you’re paying an extra £10 ($13) simply for the convenience of having a handle.

Where this frother does come into its own is with its ease of cleaning. The stainless-steel inner jug is removable. After use, simply remove the jug and rinse it under the tap. Couldn’t be easier.

But, let’s circle back. Using the frother is simplicity itself. Like most milk frothers you can select from three automatic settings; hot foam, cold foam, heating milk.

You select your setting by pressing the button on the front of the device.

In as little as a minute, you’ll have wonderfully frothy milk to make any coffee you choose including cappuccino, latte and any other hot or cold frothy coffee.

As you’d expect from Lavazza the Milk Up is a very good frother but… personally I think you’d be better off with the Milk Easy which produces froth equal to or better than the Milk Up and is cheaper.

What I like about the Lavazza A Modo Mio Milk Up Frother

  • Make froth in as little as a minute.
  • Removable jug.
  • Italian styling.

What I don’t like

  • Overpriced.
  • Small capacity (120ml for frothing, 180ml for heating).
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latte or Cappuccino with frothy foam latte art

Lavazza A Modo Mio Jolie & Milk Coffee Machine with Milk Frother (Black and white versions)

The easiest way to make a wonderful frothy coffee is to combine pod coffee with a milk frother. Which is exactly what this coffee machine is. The pod machine and frother are integrated onto the same base and as a result are super easy to use.

You can choose from two coffee bases; classic espresso or lungo. You can of course have a straight shot or the coffee can be used as a base to make all kinds of amazing drinks thanks to the milk frother.

The milk frother itself is the Milk Easy which we’ve reviewed above. So, you really do get the best of both worlds here.

The amazing taste of Lavazza coffee, which many claim to be the best in the world, combined with one of the best milk frothers on the market.

If you like the convenience of pod machines (and I’m a big fan though I accept purists may not be so keen). You can only use Lavazza A modo Mio capsules with this machine so there may not be as big a choice as you like.

Nevertheless, you do get a great cup of coffee and in double quick time. Because the frother can be used at the same time as the pod machine there’s no waiting around. This is a wonderful value for money alternative to a barista coffee machine.

What I like about the Lavazza A Modo Mio Jolie & Milk Coffee Machine with Milk Frother

  • Compact integrated unit.
  • Easy to use.
  • Produces great tasting coffee.

What I don’t like

  • Restricted to Lavazza pods.
  • Pods are not always readily available.
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So, those are the Lavazza milk frothers you can choose from. But throughout this article I’ve referred to the quality of the brand and popularity of its coffee. But who are Lavazza, where did they come from and, apart from making exceptional milk frothers, what else do they do? Let’s have a look.

Who Is Lavazza?

For coffee lovers all around the world, Lavazza is a name that is regularly heard. From delicious coffee to appliances and accessories, this well-established Italian company has certainly made a name for itself.

From coffee to frothers to espresso makers; What Does Lavazza Make?

One of the first things that Lavazza gained fame for was its special coffee blend and this is something that the brand still produces today. One of today’s most popular choices is the eco coffee pods which come in a range of blends including the Espresso Delizioso and the Espresso DEK Cremoso, among others. The pods are fully compostable and retain that impeccable taste that Lavazza is so well known for.

But of course, it would be no good making coffee without the equipment to go alongside it and Lavazza also offers a wide range of tools. Of course, the company makes a range of espresso machines that feature a sleek design and top of the range features.

While they may be a little pricier than some brands, they are certainly worth it. What’s more, Lavazza has just teamed up with Amazon to create the world’s first coffee machine with a built-in Alexa; when Lavazza claims to be innovative, this isn’t merely an empty claim.

Not only does this incredible device provide coffee lovers with the opportunity to make voice-automated coffee, but you can also use the Lavazza app and Alexa to order more caps so you’ll never run out!

Making a decent cup of coffee doesn’t only require a good espresso machine. If you want to create something as close to a barista coffee as possible, you will also need a milk frother. Milk frothers allow you to create foamed milk that can be added to a wide range of coffee drinks.

portrait of young woman with cappuccino coffee

As we have already discussed, Lavazza has this corner of the market covered and makes electric milk frothers which are one of the easiest to use. The company joined forces with electrical appliance giant, SMEG to create one of its most popular milk frothers.

You can of course use a milk frother in conjunction with any of the Lavazza coffee machines. In fact, not only can you use a milk frother, you absolutely should do so. And, as I said in my reviews, the Lavazza Milk Easy is the one you should try.

The coffee machine is another matter of course. Choose from the Lavazza A Modo Mio Jolie and its integrated milk frother we reviewed above or, if you already have a milk frother, you could use any of these:

Best selling Lavazza coffee machines

SaleBestseller No. 1
Lavazza A Modo Mio Jolie Espresso Coffee Machine, Black
  • Elegant shapes and soft lines with great attention to detail. With stop & GO backlit button,...
  • Selected coffee, roasted and ground, with slow extraction that maximizes flavours. Every...
  • Cheerful and colourful, it adapts perfectly to every style, giving a touch of vivacity to...
SaleBestseller No. 2
Lavazza A Modo Mio Jolie & Milk Coffee Machine,with Milk Frother, White
  • Elegant and quiet, it allows you to prepare original recipes using coffee and fresh milk. Enjoy...
  • Selected coffee, roasted and ground, with slow extraction that maximizes flavours. Every...
  • Possibility of choice between classic espresso or lungo thanks to the double delivery button so...
Bestseller No. 3
Lavazza A Modo Mio Idola Espresso Coffee Machine, Black
  • Intuitive and easy to use, Idola is characterised by a pleasant, modern design made with...
  • Coffee made just for you. Espresso lungo or ristretto, caffè lungo or unrestricted portions:...
  • The quietest machine of its kind. A coffee break is a pleasure to be savoured just the way you...

Let’s talk about the famous Lavazza quality

It can take many years for a company to build a good reputation and as we have discovered, this one has well over a century of experience in the industry. Of course, this lengthy time period can only mean one thing; the coffee and appliances are excellent. If they weren’t, the company wouldn’t have thrived for this long.

One of the most popular products is the pre-ground coffee which has an outstanding reputation in both the home country of Italy and places around the world. The Lavazza coffee blend has, in fact, become one of the best-selling coffees in Europe and many believe that this is owing to the incredible versatility. This coffee can of course be used with a filter machine and a Lavazza milk frother to make incredible drinks in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Most popular Lavazza coffee

Bestseller No. 1
Lavazza Qualita Rossa, Arabica and Robusta Medium Roast Ground Coffee, 250 g, (Pack of 12)
  • 12 x 250 g packs, of ground Qualita Rossa coffee medium roasting, a delicate taste and a level...
  • A blend of Robusta and Arabica beans with a smooth flavour and hints of chocolate and dried...
  • This ground coffee can be used with a moka pot, filtered coffee machines or a French press
SaleBestseller No. 2
Lavazza Qualita Rossa, Arabica and Robusta Medium Roast Coffee Beans, Pack of 1kg
  • 1 kg pack of medium roast whole bean Lavazza coffee with a delicate taste and a level 5...
  • A blend of Robusta and Arabica beans with an aromatic, smooth flavour and hints of chocolate...
  • Great for bean to cup machine, filter coffee machine, or ground for a French press or moka pot
Bestseller No. 3
Lavazza Qualità Rossa, Ground Coffee Espresso, Arabica and Robusta Medium Roast 500 g Pack
  • 500 g pack, of ground Qualita Rossa coffee medium roasting, a delicate taste and a level 5...
  • A blend of Robusta and Arabica beans with a smooth flavour and hints of chocolate and dried...
  • This ground coffee can be used with a moka pot, filtered coffee machines or a French press

One of the most popular blends, the Gran Crema, is made up of 70% bitter Brazilian beans and 30% sweet, chocolatey, Indonesia beans. It isn’t difficult to see how the taste can be very versatile.

In terms of reputation where the appliances are concerned, Lavazza reigns as one of the market’s most well-loved options. Many would consider the brand to be top of the range with products like the Lavazza Desea Pod Machine being hailed by coffee lovers and critics across the internet.

The History of Lavazza

With more than 120 years of coffee making experience under its belt, Lavazza is, without a doubt, one of the most established companies in the industry. But of course, this coffee giant didn’t grow overnight and from humble beginnings to the global success of the company now, there is a rich and interesting history.

The company was founded by a man of the same name; Luigi Lavazza, who began his journey after opening a small coffee shop in Turin in 1895. It just so happened that Lavazza stumbled upon an old grocery store; what more perfect a location to start his coffee revolution.

While, in theory, anyone could begin a coffee empire, it takes someone with true passion to make the business a success, and this is exactly what Luigi Lavazza was made of. He wasn’t just some guy who liked to sip on a hot cup of coffee, he wanted to understand the different varieties of the plant and learn how to make the perfect blend.

Cup of cappuccino coffee on wooden table

Admittedly, he didn’t enter into the industry with this knowledge under his belt but rather used his business as something of a learning curve. Spending years better acquainting himself with the various coffee beans and experimenting with the fine art of blending until he created something that perfectly hit the taste buds of his clients, and remains just as popular today.

Luigi Lavazza invested a lot into his business and spent time travelling the world to discover the perfect coffee. Naturally, his travels took him to Brazil where he would experience something of a shift in the coffee business at a time where global tastes were changing.

Of course, this gave him a prime opportunity to grab the bull by the horns and create his special blend. What we see and taste today is a direct result of Mr Lavazza’s world travels.

He made extensive notes whilst on his travels and when he returned, it was long before he moved the business to a much larger premises. It was here that things began to really flourish with plenty of food and drink in stock each day, bringing in a constant flow of new clientele. Things got so popular that the Lavazza company began sending out price lists to its clients by post.

Fast forward to the late 1920s and the Lavazza company was born. It was at this point that the entire Lavazza family got on board and things really started to blow up. Luigi was now able to spread his empire even further and it wasn’t long before delivery trucks were running the length and breadth of Italy. But it wasn’t just improved distribution that saw the company moving to new heights.

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An innovation in packaging meant that coffee could be wrapped and kept for much longer which allowed buyers to use it days later; something that simply hadn’t been possible up until this point.

After the war, in 1947, Lavazza decided that its focus should now be on pre-packaged coffee rather than selling it loose. It was at this point that the company gave itself a rebrand and the Lavazza logo that we all know and love today was born.

Moreover, with further developments in packaging, by 1950, the Lavazza coffee was being vacuum packed for even greater longevity.

But it wasn’t just coffee production that this massive company was famed for. Even during a difficult decade in the 1970s for Italian industry, Lavazza just kept overcoming obstacles. So much so that the company even opened its own research centre for studying coffee, its effects, how it was consumed and much more.

By 1989, Lavazza had moved its headquarters to the bustling city of Paris and had launched its first single pod coffee machine. This was a sign of things to come and the UK was suddenly hit with a passion for quality Italian coffee with Lavazza leading the trend at the helm.

froth and foamed milk

Moving forward to present times, Lavazza is now being run by the fourth generation of the family and things continue to go from strength to strength. With new innovations every year, this is a brand that prides itself on being at the forefront in the coffee industry while holding on to its family heritage.

Lavazza today

As one of the most well-established coffee brands to ever have come out of Italy, Lavazza has left its mark on the industry and will certainly leave behind a legacy of quality and excellence.

The company started as a coffee supplier out of a small grocery store and has gone from strength to strength thereafter, to become one of the leaders of both imported coffee and the appliances to go with it.

If you are a coffee fanatic, you will almost certainly have tried the Lavazza blend or used some of their equipment. If you’re yet to enjoy these products, we would highly recommend giving this brand a go; you won’t be disappointed.

 

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