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    Nespresso Professional (NOT home version)

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    Gosh Ive not been posting in ages. Been so very busy.

    I recently came across Nespresso Professional at an office. The pods were cheap ($0.80) and seem to be vacuum packed foil lined capsules of ground coffee.

    [edit]These are not typical large nespresso pods. They are flat, like round condom foil packs.[/edit]

    I am not much of a CoffeeSnob, but I do roast my own beans and have my own grinder and plunger (rarely make espresso these days).

    To my surprise, the Nespresso Professional pods tasted very acceptable. They dont overextract... and the vacuum packaging seems to keep the grounds fresh. Just weighed a pod: 8g including foil packaging.

    Its tastes similar to a newly opened tin of nitro-flushed Illy grounds.

    Crema was surprisingly GOOD! Passed the sugar test easily (measured 4s). Though it did dissipate rather quickly compared to real espresso from beans roasted a week ago. It really looked like crema from a just-opened tin of Illy grounds.

    Taste wise it was almost perfect as a long black. Well extracted. Good body. Minimal acidity.

    Very drinkable as straight espresso.


    Yes I am impressed. Ive tried Nespresso (the home version) before and its nothing like this one. Even the pods are differently shaped.


    Has anyone experienced Nespresso Professional before?




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    Re: Nespresso Professional (NOT home version)

    Quote Originally Posted by 322D25363B3E3A3A570 link=1287632003/0#0 date=1287632003
    Has anyone experienced Nespresso Professional before?
    YES and if you manually take control it is not bad and for an office quite clean and respectful.

    Not perfect but Fit for Purpose ;D

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    Re: Nespresso Professional (NOT home version)

    Its scary the kind of quality of coffee Nestle is buying (read: theyre buying some pretty good green coffee!!!)

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    Re: Nespresso Professional (NOT home version)

    We have had this machine in our office for the last 3 years. No one really likes the coffee, but it is regarded as drinkable most of the time. Certainly not a good cup by any stretch of the imagination, and the milk frothing machine is pitiful at best - i dont think it uses a boiler at all. Probably a thermoblock? Its one step up from instant. To me the coffee tastes flat, and dead. The crema is strange too - nothing like what you get from an espresso machine. Shots are watery - definitely doesnt look like honey when it pours.

    However, in a large office its not exactly practical to have a manual machine, so this is probably as good as its going to get. I stopped drinking coffee from it long ago, and just make a real coffee at home in the morning before work then go to cup coffee for a brew from the slayer at lunch. It doesnt get much better than that! :)

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    Re: Nespresso Professional (NOT home version)

    Quote Originally Posted by 7D66796E63373E0F0 link=1287632003/3#3 date=1287698456
    We have had this machine in our office for the last 3 years. No one really likes the coffee, but it is regarded as drinkable most of the time. Certainly not a good cup by any stretch of the imagination, and the milk frothing machine is pitiful at best - i dont think it uses a boiler at all. Probably a thermoblock? Its one step up from instant. To me the coffee tastes flat, and dead. The crema is strange too - nothing like what you get from an espresso machine. Shots are watery - definitely doesnt look like honey when it pours.
    I get the same results from the one at work. Im going to try and run some of the coffee in the capsules through my GPP and see what happens :o
    The coffee has to be stale so I am hoping I can see what the machine is hiding.

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    Re: Nespresso Professional (NOT home version)

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    Yep had a go at the coffee on one of these, the pod things look weird, in the interest of science.

    My results differ a bit to the OP.

    Summary;

    Same old stale coffee taste (insert nespresso / stale beans in an auto experience here)

    Office machine.

    Weak steam.

    Not special. ::)



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