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    Nespresso machines

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    Does anybody know anything about these new machines? *Are they any good? *I love a good strong latte/cappuccino, usually only once a day and Im the only coffee drinker in my home. *I currently have a Sunbean Cafe series machine which is OK but would like to update next year to a Silvia and have been looking at buying a *Rocky grinder when I discovered these new machines advertised on the TV. *Im so unsure which way to go. *I live in regional SA so unable to go to a dealer to trial any products so rely on feedback on the net. *Any help would be welcomed as I want to buy right first time.

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    Re: Nespresso machines

    Hi Ragdoll - Nespresso would be a four letter work around here I think. *I can imagine a lot of members reading your post, hissing and making the sign of the cross. *Which is mostly why I havent mentioned until now that my machine is a Nespresso. *It was an impulse buy about 12 months ago, and to begin with I thought it was great - good crema, good tasting coffee and makes reasonable microfoam. *It is an expensive way to buy coffee though, I was spending over $100 a month on capsules for it (5 or 6 cups a day). *Also the only way to get a decent strength coffee is to use 2 capsules or make your caps and lattes in a 90 ml cup *- very un-Australian in my opninion. *And after a while all the different kinds of coffee started to taste the same.

    Im on a limited budget, so Ive since worked out how to refill the capsules, Ive bought a Sunbeam em480 grinder and Ive just started roasting my own beans. *Not ideal, but it keeps me in coffee until I can save my pennies for a Silvia. *So guess what my advice to you is? :P

    And for those of you who are about to bag me for my Nespresso machine and my "good crema, good tasting coffee" comment, save it - that was then, youre preaching to the converted. *;)

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    Re: Nespresso machines

    Gday Ragdoll and welcome to CoffeeSnobs.
    I promise that you wont get burnt at the stake if you buy one of these machines ;).
    Nespresso, btw, is the system, the actual machines are made by different companies, Krups springs to mind.
    Ill second what Viviane said about that system being expensive, as youre locked into buying the coffee from Nespresso (Nestle), and they have a monopoly on those type of pods. Another thing is that you cant be sure of the freshness of the coffee inside the pod, due to the time taken to get it from the roaster to the grinder to inside the pod to the shop/wharehouse then to you.
    On the other hand, youll save money by not having to buy a grinder ;D.
    They are a lot cleaner to use than a traditional grinder/machine set up, due to the aforementioned pod system. I had one demonstrated to me as I was on the way to buy my Silvia. Its a very quick and clean system.
    If youre undecided, speak to one our site sponsors, theyll give you great advice, and are fantastic to deal with.
    Otherwise, feel free to ask questions here, theres no such thing as a dumb question.
    All the best.

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    Re: Nespresso machines

    Welcome Ragdoll!

    I laughed when I saw the huge stand for Nespresso at the ICTF the other day. Couldnt imagine whod want their product at such a thing, quite frankly but I guess they thought theyd do okay. The stand was huge! :o

    But yeah, the pod system has its disadvantages I reckon, including expense.

    My advice, stick with your plan to upgrade to the Silvia and grinder. Much better in the long run. ;) I have the Silvia and Rocky doser and am very happy with the setup. I take it everywhere... :P :D

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    Re: Nespresso machines

    Thanks for your replies. You have helped me make up my mind to go along my original path. I am about to order a Rocky grinder and would think the doserless would be best for me as I only have 1 or 2 cups a day, do you agree? Also can anyone recommend a good full flavoured coffee bean thats suitable for cappuccino/lattes? Again where I live I only have the supermarkets to buy beans from and would like to try fresher beans.

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    Re: Nespresso machines

    Ragdoll, most here would bag out the doser Rocky for many reasons.

    However, its the one that I have and if you grind on demand and can keep the machine clean using a soft brush, then it does the job just as well as the doserless.

    My pet hate with doserless is the static issues. And since my climate is very dry, static is a real pain all the time!

    I dont mind my Rocky doser, it does a fine job.

    Look to the left of your screen, there are some roasters that sponsor this site. And as I also live many miles from the city, I take advantage of using city roasters and getting stuff posted or via freight. Works well for me and a good and kindly roaster will ensure that they have either just roasted their beans before sending them to you! :)

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    Re: Nespresso machines

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    ragdoll,

    The key is to try as many different varieties as possible. You will develop your own tastes which will be different to the tastes of others. I would try a PNG first. Most internet suppliers will have a variety of the PNG available. It is fairly smooth but has enough punch for milk. Its my favourite and I drink mostly caps. Otherwise I have a found a Mocha/Java blend also works well with milk. Stronger beans like Brazilian Cerrado Deterra I have found are too strong for milk on their own.

    Good luck ;)

    Matt



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