Turn your Orenda Coffee Machine into your own personal barista within just a few steps:
- Set up WiFi
- Add your favourite coffees
- Create recipes to unlock the full flavour potential of your favourite coffees (French Press, Pour Over, Cold Brew)
- Let the app learn your preference and tailor coffee to your personal taste
- Pick a time and let Orenda automate your morning routine
Ratings and Reviews
When I first got the machine, the app worked perfectly. Then one day, I couldn’t connect using the app on my iPhone. There appears to be revised app at App Store (ver1.4). However, when I try to download it, I get Vers 1.0 which I’ve had all along. Without the app working you can only use presets on the machine and you can’t adjust anything! Now when I try to set up the app, directions say turn on machine, set WiFi to blue, which I do, then when I go to next screen a warning comes up that says “you must be a registered owner to use this app” I look at the app and I am logged on! Can’t get past that warning. So, I’m not sure what going on with the app.
For people needing to connect and don’t have a blue WiFi light, hold the WiFi indicator for about 5 seconds, it should change. The manual is laid out poorly and the directions are not connected
In a logical manner. There are directions you need in the back but nothing refers you to them. Everything is put together as if they were limited to a character count like a tweet. This looks nice and simple, but for a new style of machine you need more direction and explanation.
So much potential here! The app lets you pick all of the right components for a good cup. The bad thing is when you put in what you want and try it, if you want to tweak it a little bit you only have 3 options. The “kick” , bitterness and strength. If you want to change the temp a touch or just the brew time, or amount of coffee you have to make a new recipe and hope you remember what you originally put.
The app disconnects from the maker often but the app says “status normal”. For some reason when you make a cup manually using the button for French press it works. When you remotely use the app it brews in the style of pour over even though it is using a French press recipe.
Also there are issues with having different people in your house with their own phones.
I want this to work well so badly but just can’t make it. I want to show this off to my friends and family but can’t. I can’t even trust the alarm function to work since the maker brews the wrong style of done remotely.
Can’t wait for 2.0
I agree in part with the previous reviewer. I would give the appliance a 4 star because nothing is perfect and it has room for improvement. Coffee flavor is excellent and for that I believe this product has huge potential.
Now to the app. Definitely the weakest part of the device. The app is awkward and difficult to navigate. Setting the alarm is easy but I can’t trouble shoot why it didn’t turn in when it was supposed to; I’d have to delete the alarm and add it back.
You have the ability to create a recipe with grams of coffee, volume and temperature of water, and brew time. Future adjustments are done by selecting a qualitative feature bitterness, strength, kick. I get why they do that and I’m not entirely apposed so I wouldn’t ding them for that but it would be nice to be able to see what your recipe was.
I am confused about the custom and the original French press functionality since the device functioned differently. In the former case it worked like a percolator recycling the brewed coffee back over the grounds where as in the custom French press it steeped with the grounds then served it.
I also have a part left over after assembly and there Is no documentation what it is. I suspect it’s a coffee scoop.
Documentation was uncomplicated which although helpful I would like to see more. Perhaps it’s on the web site under faq’s.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.