Russell Hobbs – Making life smell wonderful


As I wake each morning I am greeted by a smell that warms my heart, gets my mouth watering and perks me up enough to sit up and face the day. Thanks to Russell Hobbs who kindly sent me not one, not two but three fabulous Christmas presents I am waking each morning to the smell of freshly ground coffee.

The Grind and Brew coffee machine has to be one of the best gifts I have ever received! The machine takes whole beans and grinds them, then brews the coffee based on your selected strength and volume. With the added benefit of a timer I can set it up the night before and wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee.

As a coffee lover this is a phenomenal piece of kit and it has even helped to curb my cravings for Starbucks. In fact since I received the machine I have only been tempted by Starbucks once and that was whilst driving south on the motorway. This alone has saved me a small fortune.

As Christmas and New year has been a busy time for guests I have also come to the realisation that people are now starting to drink coffee in my house when they would normally have drunk tea. Now I am not so sure that this is a good thing. I don’t really want to share my coffee with anyone else and I find a 10 cup carafe of coffee is just enough for four very large mugs of coffee which sees me through the day nicely.

I really love the fact that the Grind and Brew has the timer on it but also the ability to grind the beans. I find that ground coffee loses so much of its flavour after you open the bag that even freezing or refrigerating cant stop. The ability to take the beans and grind them to my liking with the three different grinding settings (Fine, medium and coarse) and then provide me with a steaming pot of delicious coffee all before I wake up is a dream come true!

For less than £100 I could not recommend the platinum Grind and Brew coffee machine enough and I have already given away my Tassimo in favour of this and I have a cupboard full of beans ready to keep me going through the dark winter mornings.

Thank you Russell Hobbs, you really did make my Christmas!