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    Do many people buy Nespresso?

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    I tried a Nespresso coffee once and I wasnt impressed enough to want to buy a Nespresso machine. Ive already got a filtered coffee maker and that seems to make better coffee than the Nespresso coffee I tried.

    Im just curious as to the popularity of the Nespresso thang. Do a lot of people buy them? Does any Nespresso machine or capsule come up with a good coffee? Although I cant see myself spending money on one as it is.
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    Re: Do many people buy Nespresso?

    I have a colleague who owns one. Once I started to take beans into work and offer him espressos, hes stopped using it. He walks in and stops off at 9bar on the way for his morning hit, then arrives at work for the second (or third!)..

    For me, the above is a complete answer to the question :o

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    Re: Do many people buy Nespresso?

    I think it goes without saying that taste from any pod just isnt really going to cut it compared to fresh ground and prepared.

    However...

    It seems to me that they must be gaining popularity pretty rapidly. Walking through a couple of large appliance stores today for the first time in a little while I was taken aback by the amount of pod machines on offer, in one store it was probably 80% pods, 20% standard sunbeams/brevilles.

    Stale, expensive and environmentally unfriendly... the way of the future* ::)

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    Advertising. Its all about the advertsing. And George Clooney.
    I notice Phil Di Bella fighting the good fight on late night Brisbane/Gold Coast TV. Good onya Phil.


    Before I was introduced to CS, I used a Nespresso when on longer road trips. I saw it as easy and convenient compared to my plunger and moka pot.* I put it in the cupboard when I found it too hard to repack and recycle the pods. Cos that was also when I thought a use-by date was an acceptable criteria. The fact that my nearest two roasters label use-by not roast-date didnt help. (And they still do.)

    I consider it part of my coffee education.



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    Re: Do many people buy Nespresso?

    As a Nespresso early adopter (10+ yrs) their biggest plus is consistency although their new machines now focus on convenience. Their old machines used to always refresh the water and not let it sit in the thermoblock. I thought the coffee tasted better.

    Still use it at the office to this day. But here is the equation 1 pod = 7.5gram one shot for me now is 18.5gram of fresh ground coffee. You cant compare! I used to drink too much coffee now I cant drink the coffee at the office ;D

    Having said that Id rather a Nespresso than some of the so called coffee at some hotels and restaurants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3B3E393F25302422510 link=1325039701/4#4 date=1325102595
    Having said that Id rather a Nespresso than some of the so called coffee at some hotels and restaurants!
    Which is why I take my Aeropress, grinder and jug with me when I travel ;D

    Mrs KJM has also ceased to order coffee when out ;D

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    hi all... it is surprising how many of my teenage friends have them, i suppose the fuss free factor of having a quick and easy coffee before going to uni is a big plus for them...

    even as a amateur CS i could not justify why one would buy one...

    i notest a big difference in the taste between the top of the range pod machines and the bottom of the range machines... even when the use the same type of pod...

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    Re: Do many people buy Nespresso?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5A565F5F5C5C66544C575A515C4B390 link=1325039701/6#6 date=1325579227
    it is surprising how many of my teenage friends have them

    teenagers do dumb reckless things all the time, Its a wonder that they make it into adulthood and youre taking that as a recommendation? ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29252C2C2F2F15273F2429222F384A0 link=1325039701/6#6 date=1325579227
    the fuss free factor of having a quick and easy coffee
    This is certainly the big attraction, as far as I can see. My colleague also ran the argument past me that a grinder costs so much, and you can buy a lot of pods for the price of a grinder. (I have to agree! :P)

    But the downside was instantly obvious once you did the A/B comparison ;D

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    Re: Do many people buy Nespresso?

    Had my first Nespresso latte the other day. From the point of view of convenience I can understand... However, the quality was terrible. Im sure there was operator issues involved as well. But Id much rather a coffee from even my old EM3600...

    Never wish to spend another new years with only nescafe, international roast and dodgy nespresso to choose from... Must take my machine everywhere with me from now on...

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    Re: Do many people buy Nespresso?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1336213E336F570 link=1325039701/9#9 date=1325588145
    Must take my machine everywhere with me from now on...
    Call me a capitalist, but I sank some money into a second-hand Quaha Nepolitana a year or two back for this very reason. Small enough to take with me to Motels, rellies and to friends places when I visit. Every now and then I contemplate selling it, but then a trip somewhere comes up & it reminds me why I have it.

    Even George couldnt tempt me!!! Just as long as Keanu doesnt get a job flogging Moccona, Ill be right! ;D

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    Ive got relatives with Nespresso machines and I still have one hidden under the bench awaiting placement on eBay.

    For all their evils, they have two things going for them - consistency and a total lack of fuss and mess. For the longest time I lived in an area where good coffee couldnt be had without a longish trip and my own efforts on a Sunbeam Ristretto were laughable.

    I could have improved the output of the Sunbeam with a real grinder and fresh beans, but the fact is that the general public (myself at the time included) doesnt even know that theres anything to know about making good coffee, let alone thats necessary to spend hundreds on a grinder before you even have a chance. The predominant feature of most good cafés are the machine, so its assumed that it requires $10K to produce good coffee at home. You dont even have an inkling that theres a possibility of making better coffee at home.

    I stumbled across this site by chance - I was looking for refillable Nespresso pods to use with cheap supermarket pre-ground coffee, mainly to save on cost but the environmental impact bothered me also.

    Instead, I discovered all this *waves arms about*.

    It made me consider a hand grinder and presso and a few other options before I lucked out and found a smart grinder in a garage sale. The Bezzera came a few months later and now I home roast on a KKTO.

    Now I know. I can taste the thin-ness and staleness of Nespresso. I miss the rich mouthfeel and lack of nuance in the cup.

    But its still better than most average cafés. And some that purport to be more than average.

    So I wont ever use my own Nespresso again. But Ill happily drink it at my familys house. Itd be rude to turn my nose up at it, its better than the local café and it reminds me of how good Ive got it.

    Plus, I just wander over, pop a pod and its all done. No waiting for the machine to heat up, no fuss, no grinding, no mess, no clean up, no backflushing.

    Its not for me anymore, but I still understand the appeal.

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    Count me in on the gosh, its so simple team. I visited a friend a few months back when my own roasting skills were deplorable and I tried a variety of different pods. Consistent. No mess. And not bad at all!!! And fast. And no mess... I already said that... it was just so easy!! The cost of it per cup kills me, though. I shamelessly roast to cut my grocery bill...

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    Re: Do many people buy Nespresso?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3A3A2A36373B325E0 link=1325039701/12#12 date=1325690509
    I shamelessly roast to cut my grocery bill...
    I swear I spend more on coffee now than ever before.. of course if I dont buy anymore greens and just roast the 10+ kg sitting here maybe then Ill come out on top.

    My boss loves her Nespresso machine, but while she is a nice person, lazy is a word often used to describe her. Always the easy road over the harder one. I have seen it in action but never tried it. The pods cost 50c ish per pod and give about 25% of the amount of coffee I use in one extraction, so price would have to be an issue surely.

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    Re: Do many people buy Nespresso?

    The pods work out to be about $140 a kilo. They hold 5 grams and cost about $0.70 these days.

    Roasted coffee works out to around $35 a kilo or more for the good stuff.

    My greens cost me on average $14 a kilo.

    Between my wife and I, weve gone from consuming approx 40g a day, were drinking about the same - 2 x 7g shots for us both and 2 x 14g shots for me. 56g, 70g on a heavy day.

    So weve gone from coffee supplies costing $168 a month to costing $23.52 per month.

    Thats $2016 per year down to $282.24.

    My espresso machine and grinder cost me $840 all up. My KKTO cost me about $150 to build.

    So my net saving for the first year is about $700. I could have just bought a KKTO and still come out ahead.



    Of course that doesnt include power consumption and time. If we counted what I charge myself out at professionally, Im so far behind I could just about hire a personal barista! ;D

    But time isnt one of the things we count here, is it? After all, the luxury and the zen process if it all is part of the appeal.




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    Maybe I should start producing pods I had a laugh.. 70c each! and I thought 50c was a rip off. I smell a business opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 737A6A7777737D6B180 link=1325039701/14#14 date=1325727819
    So my net saving for the first year is about $700.
    Let me know this december if your bank account reflects this. My own observation is that while coffee snobs save money in one or two areas, the more than make up for it on the amount of gear and raw coffee they invest in.

    What Im getting at is that I think its more about enjoying what you do, rather than going into it because you think youre saving money.

    Not everyone enjoys the ritual of preparing coffee. I certainly would be put off, if I felt the need, as some do, that the only way to prepare a satisfactory coffee is to measure it out by the gram.

    As with all forms of food preparation, there are times when I enjoy preparing a meal that may be complex, and other times when takeaway suits my needs. There are times when I still enjoy a plunger or stovetop over what comes out of a good espresso machine, so at the end of the day, its about personal preference.

    Quote Originally Posted by 596D6B76797C717976180 link=1325039701/15#15 date=1325728432
    Maybe I should start producing pods I had a laugh.. 70c each! and I thought 50c was a rip off. I smell a business opportunity.
    http://mydibellacoffee.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=604 ;)

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    Re: Do many people buy Nespresso?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5E6A6C717E7B767E711F0 link=1325039701/15#15 date=1325728432
    Maybe I should start producing pods I had a laugh.. 70c each! and I thought 50c was a rip off. I smell a business opportunity.
    One of the Melbourne majors purchased a machine to make ESE pods at huge expense and then never really used it. I think if you were to offer them a few hundred thousand.... ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 527378787F65160 link=1325039701/16#16 date=1325731819
    Quote Originally Posted by 737A6A7777737D6B180 link=1325039701/14#14 date=1325727819
    So my net saving for the first year is about $700.
    Let me know this december if your bank account reflects this.* My own observation is that while coffee snobs save money in one or two areas, the more than make up for it on the amount of gear and raw coffee they invest in.
    I know what you mean, Dennis. Theres always a temptation lurking around the corner - a nice Pullman with matching VST seems easy to justify, but realistically any improvements from this point on would be subject to the law of diminishing returns.

    So Im definitely going to try to avoid indulging in rampant consumerism, but no guarantees. I still need my camping setup, after all.

    Quote Originally Posted by 527378787F65160 link=1325039701/16#16 date=1325731819
    What Im getting at is that I think its more about enjoying what you do, rather than going into it because you think youre saving money.

    Not everyone enjoys the ritual of preparing coffee.* I certainly would be put off, if I felt the need, as some do, that the only way to prepare a satisfactory coffee is to measure it out by the gram.*
    Exactly. When I lived in Sydney I didnt have time for the ritual. Moving to the Sunshine Coast was part of a larger set of life-decisions - being able to enjoy the luxury of the coffee ritual is part of that.

    I also have no intention of being obsessive - when I mapped the temperature profile of the Bezzera, I copped a little flak for the inaccuracy of the absolute temperature measurement. That wasnt the point - I just wanted to know how the machines deadband behaved in a very general sense. Dont pull a shot immediately after the boiler light goes out, for example - not wait 32.5 seconds after the boiler light goes out for a precise temp of 93.2.

    I also dont bother with a temp probe for roasting. I just enjoy sitting on the balcony and watching.

    Quote Originally Posted by 527378787F65160 link=1325039701/16#16 date=1325731819

    As with all forms of food preparation, there are times when I enjoy preparing a meal that may be complex, and other times when takeaway suits my needs.* There are times when I still enjoy a plunger or stovetop over what comes out of a good espresso machine, so at the end of the day, its about personal preference.
    Yep, and Im not going to criticise anyone for that preference. Ill enjoy their Nespresso and their company. I just wont bore them with any talk of balance or acidity.

    Come to think of it, thats probably a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 757C6C7171757B6D1E0 link=1325039701/14#14 date=1325727819
    But time isnt one of the things we count here, is it? After all, the luxury and the zen process if it all is part of the appeal.
    Well said Kelsey! I kind of like my little coffee ritual, though many think the effort strange.
    Quote Originally Posted by 5A7B7070776D1E0 link=1325039701/16#16 date=1325731819
    Not everyone enjoys the ritual of preparing coffee.

    So much of the Nespessos appeal seems to be about the percetion of luxury and quality. Far from the reality. :D


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    I still think the pod thing is about lack of discrimination in relation to coffee. Not everyone cares that much about coffee. I have a number of friends who think their Nespresso machines make great coffee. They wouldnt know a great coffee if you hit them over the head with one. They dont care. They like the fact that their Nespresso makes them a coffee in 5 mins and there is no clean-up, whereas my machine (incl grinding) takes about 30 mins and that doesnt include 15 mins clean-up. IF I simply had to have a coffee at home before I went to work I would exercise some self control and realise that I DONT really HAVE to have one and postpone it to a convenient time later in the morning. Im not addicted to anything, coffee included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1F222E26344D0 link=1325039701/20#20 date=1325767415
    my machine (incl grinding) takes about 30 mins and that doesnt include 15 mins clean-up.
    :o

    I can make a flat white faster than I can make a cup of tea. If you are including warm up time in your 30 minutes then dont, but I can figure out what takes you 15 minutes in regards to cleaning :-?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5D606C64760F0 link=1325039701/20#20 date=1325767415
    I still think the pod thing is about lack of discrimination in relation to coffee. Not everyone cares that much about coffee. I have a number of friends who think their Nespresso machines make great coffee. They wouldnt know a great coffee if you hit them over the head with one. They dont care. They like the fact that their Nespresso makes them a coffee in 5 mins and there is no clean-up
    Agreed, and to each their own...

    However, its kind of annoying when you spend an hour addressing an inquiry about home/office coffee options with a coffee lover. Then that person goes out and drops big money on a crappy Nespresso machine. "I just wanted it to be easy..." :(

    That must have happened to many CoffeeSnobs. ;) :)

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    Re: Do many people buy Nespresso?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3621393B520 link=1325039701/22#22 date=1325813516
    Quote Originally Posted by 5D606C64760F0 link=1325039701/20#20 date=1325767415
    I still think the pod thing is about lack of discrimination in relation to coffee.* Not everyone cares that much about coffee.* I have a number of friends who think their Nespresso machines make great coffee.* They wouldnt know a great coffee if you hit them over the head with one. They dont care. They like the fact that their Nespresso makes them a coffee in 5 mins and there is no clean-up
    Agreed, and to each their own...

    However, its kind of annoying when you spend an hour addressing an inquiry about home/office coffee options with a coffee lover. Then that person goes out and drops big money on a crappy Nespresso machine. "I just wanted it to be easy..."* *:(

    That must have happened to many CoffeeSnobs.* *;) :)
    I think its happened to every CoffeeSnob.

    My immediate answer to "What machine should I buy?" is always:
    "It depends what your expectations are."

    I have had people at both ends of the spectrum.
    Those who have asked for genuine advice and taken it on board, and those who have asked and just hoped I would say "Buy a super auto" or "Buy a pod machine".

    I have nothing against people buying these machines (well, apart from the massive wastage the pod machines encourage), but I just wish people would be up front with me.

    There is nothing to be gained trying to give advice to a person who has already decided to buy a specific product and is simply after validation.

    So I always ask them lots of questions to see if I can figure out what they are REALLY after.

    Then, they go out and buy a pod machine! SIGH!

    (Well, not always, but the last 2 have).
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    Its all in the interpretation of "coffee lover" isnt it.
    On this Forum, we have a natural tendancy to attach a meaning along the lines of "loves coffee and can distinguish good coffee from bad". A lot of people do LOVE their coffee - but distinguish good from bad? - No. Interested in advancing their knowledge? - No.
    Of course for some it does become a journey, and like us, they go on to join the quest for the perfect cup every time.
    9 out of every 10 "coffee lovers" who engage me about coffee machines lose interest at the $500. mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3C3B2E383523056B6363635A0 link=1325039701/23#23 date=1325815159
    I have nothing against people buying these machines (well, apart from the massive wastage the pod machines encourage), but I just wish people would be up front with me.

    There is nothing to be gained trying to give advice to a person who has already decided to buy a specific product and is simply after validation.

    So I always ask them lots of questions to see if I can figure out what they are REALLY after.

    Then, they go out and buy a pod machine! SIGH!
    Exactly, exactly, exactly, and... EXACTLY!

    Quote Originally Posted by 08353931235A0 link=1325039701/24#24 date=1325835145
    9 out of every 10 "coffee lovers" who engage me about coffee machines lose interest at the $500. mark.
    The guys I have been chatting too lately have been forking out upwards of $600 - 700, then theres the price of the pods...

    Thats not love, thats a tawdry affair with an expensive mistress of questionable moral fibre!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5A4D55573E0 link=1325039701/25#25 date=1325845094
    thats a tawdry affair with an expensive mistress of questionable moral fibre!

    Well, when you say it like that it doesnt sound too bad 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5553444F55524A48210 link=1325039701/26#26 date=1325845616
    Quote Originally Posted by 5A4D55573E0 link=1325039701/25#25 date=1325845094
    thats a tawdry affair with an expensive mistress of questionable moral fibre!

    Well, when you say it like that it doesnt sound too bad 8-)
    +1 trentski

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30353636383126540 link=1325039701/27#27 date=1325846829
    Quote Originally Posted by 5553444F55524A48210 link=1325039701/26#26 date=1325845616
    Quote Originally Posted by 5A4D55573E0 link=1325039701/25#25 date=1325845094
    thats a tawdry affair with an expensive mistress of questionable moral fibre!

    Well, when you say it like that it doesnt sound too bad 8-)
    +1 trentski

    Now if I had known these kind of characters lurked around CoffeeSnobs!?

    I am truly shocked :o :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5F4850523B0 link=1325039701/28#28 date=1325847588

    Now if I had known these kind of characters lurked around CoffeeSnobs!?

    I am truly shocked* :o :D
    Hah - but not shocked enough to stop posting.
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    Re: Do many people buy Nespresso?

    Due to a busy lifestyle my daughter has recently joined the Nespresso club, her partner has ordered some refillable capsules and awaiting arrival, hes hoping GreenzBeanz coffee will be flowing through the Nespresso some time soon. I dissected a pod--it weighed 6g full so I gather it only holds about 5g of coffee, it was very finely ground and dark as can be--should be an interesting experiment ::) ::) ::)

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    Hi all

    At work there is a Nespresso machine with pods. What comes out of it looks thin and insipid compared to what I roast and make at home, however .... it smells great. Nestle seems to have been able to produce that wonderful, refreshing, vibrant coffee aroma from all their pods. That is part of the allure of a cup of coffee.

    I think the aroma is there because the pod contents are a mixture of ground and instant coffee and some of that instant coffee aroma is volatilised quite easily as the hot water under pressure enters the pod.*

    Also keeping a machine clean is important and everyone can use it easily with no mess. The price of that is in the cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3C393E3822372325560 link=1325039701/4#4 date=1325102595
    their biggest plus is consistency
    yes they are consistent, shot to shot, when using pods from the same batch, but you can easily match their consistency with a good manual machine. If I had my time over again, I might make a different choice, but a few months ago I bought a Nespresso machine for work. I chose a pod machine over a manual machine mainly because its more desk-friendly, and because I anticipated other people asking for coffee, and with the pods they can make it themselves without me needing to help them.

    Anyway, what Ive found is that most of the capsules, especially the lower "intensity" ones, give gusher pours (~8 seconds for a 40ml shot). I think they achieve their lower intensity by using a coarse grind. The stronger ones, Ristretto (black) Arpeggio (purple) & Indriya (silvery green) sometimes give a much better extraction (~15-20 seconds), but not every batch is the same, and most of the ones Ive had lately are gushers. A bloke on another forum came up with a kind of preinfusion technique, stopping the pour for 1-2 seconds just after the water hits the pod and it helps to keep the pours slower. In any case I think it demonstrates that theyre not as consistent as some people would like to think.

    The Nespresso coffee is nowhere near as good as what I make at home, but its a lot better than International gRoast, which is the only other coffee available at work. Ive never used an aeropress so could have tried that I suppose. Ive tried plunger and drip filter but dont really like them...

    Quote Originally Posted by 0439353D2F560 link=1325039701/20#20 date=1325767415
    They like the fact that their Nespresso makes them a coffee in 5 mins
    Ive had a few people tell me how quick their Nespresso machine is, but the truth is that you can make a coffee with a grinder and good espresso machine in under 3 minutes, or 2 coffees (1 cup per spout) in under 4 minutes easily, including cleanup. Nespresso is very easy and convenient, but people who think any traditional machine is too slow for them are mistaken.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2526333A33393B3F3D33560 link=1325039701/31#31 date=1325852733
    because the pod contents are a mixture of ground and instant coffee
    do you have any evidence of that? Ive seen the claim around the net a few times but only ever in a context like yours - as an unsubstantiated claim. In debating with Nespresso "true believers" it might be nice to be able to inform them that the capsules contain instant coffee, but I dont actually think its true...

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    Nespresso machines are brilliant machines for the audience they are designed for.

    I bought one recently for my brother and he loves it. He doesnt like cleaning machines and messing around with grinds. I lent him a cheap espresso machine a couple of years ago and he wrecked it because he would make a coffee and walk away. When I went to pick it up it was covered in old grinds and the steam wand was clogged up with baked milk* >:(

    The Nespresso on the other hand he just flicks out the pod and gives the milk jug a quick rinse and hes done.

    He finds the coffee suits his taste buds and he is happy with it.

    Saying that I cant stand the things* ;D

    The coffee is bearable but I dont really enjoy it... for my taste anyway* ;)

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    Who knows? Maybe in 10 years there will be nespressosnobs where their members tweak and dissect machines and loadup their machines with all sorts of blends and have a breadmaker and heatgun in the garage.

    Not a huge fan but it is extremely convenient in the mornings and it doesnt taste too bad definately better than some beans and cafes. The fake crema is pretty bad though. I think i let it set and it turned into some kind of gas cake that floated on top the coffee.

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    Freshly ground coffee into refillable pods may make a difference, but for me Id rather have a cup of tea than a Nespresso. Truth.

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    Hi

    I said earlier "... because the pod contents are a mixture of ground and instant coffee" and Cooper asked ...

    " ...do you have any evidence of that? Ive seen the claim around the net a few times but only ever in a context like yours - as an unsubstantiated claim. In debating with Nespresso "true believers" it might be nice to be able to inform them that the capsules contain instant coffee, but I dont actually think its true."

    I have only surmised from what I read on the net - yes it may be wrong. I did some more searching and found a youtube video where someone mixed pod contents with hot water like you would with instant. The color of the mixture was still pretty clearish, not like instant coffee. Also there are a few posts that say that Nestle pods only use ground coffee but other clones may use some instant coffee. So it looks like Nestle pods dont contain instant coffee. Who wants to break a few apart in the name of science ? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4F57455E5F585A57425F50360 link=1325039701/35#35 date=1326079227
    Freshly ground coffee into refillable pods may make a difference, but for me Id rather have a cup of tea than a Nespresso.* Truth.
    Wow that was very snobby of myself :o

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    Soon theyll be packing tea into those pods! ...Nestea!

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    Actually, Nestle are developing a tea pod system called "Special.T"
    It actually sounds quite promising since the machine adjusts its temp and brew time by reading a code printed on the pod. There could be 20-30 different varieties of tea pod.

    I also read that the Nespresso sales are $3 billion annually. Scary.


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    Probably have to make them with tea dust. Its all very well shortening a 30 second extraction to 10 seconds but a 3 minute tea brew time down to 10 seconds ::)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6A727C757560190 link=1325039701/39#39 date=1326358818
    Actually, Nestle are developing a tea pod system called "Special.T"
    It actually sounds quite promising since the machine adjusts its temp and brew time by reading a code printed on the pod. There could be 20-30 different varieties of tea pod.

    I also read that the Nespresso sales are $3 billion annually. Scary.
    Terrifying.

    I keep thinking of "Give me convenience or give me death" - Dead Kennedys album.

    I reckon those little rituals keep us human - taking time out to properly make a tea, or coffee, or chilling in a cafe for a minute to drink out of a proper cup.

    :-? ::) :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5445494B514A50240 link=1325039701/0#0 date=1325039701
    Does any Nespresso machine or capsule come up with a good coffee?
    In a word.

    No.

    I was at our wonderful Gurus place just before Christmas and he has the new Aldi "Expressi" ::) machine just to try for a laugh (and still laughing i think ;D) and I had a try of it...well more like a small sip as I dont do black coffee, and it is awful. The water like crema that is on top (if you can call it that) just looks horrible.

    If you are after convenience, and cant afford the proper hardware then go for it. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 74585A5A584A665A51505A5258390 link=1325039701/42#42 date=1326409860
    If you are after convenience, and cant afford the proper hardware then go for it.*
    I think the cost analysis done by Kelsey is actually pretty right (assuming you can control your intrinsic coffee fuelled desire to buy more toys! (Javaphile !!)).. So the hardware cost once you pull in the pods is actually lower for a decent machine!

    I suspect someone at Nestle has watched with interest the computer printer industry - the hardware is (essentially) free and they get you on the consumables...

    /Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78797E330 link=1325039701/43#43 date=1326592187
    (assuming you can control your intrinsic coffee fuelled desire to buy more toys! (Javaphile !!))
    Who....Huh....What?!? ::) :P 8-)


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    Hey everybody. Have you seen the refillable pods available from My Di Bella Coffee? http://mydibellacoffee.com.au/index.php?cPath=113&osCsid=vhcn8l7h7e1i4o1stcvtd6v f82

    What a great idea! Fits Nespresso Machines.

    Now your not stuck using old coffee! Fill with freshly roasted Di Bella Coffee instead and re use the pods!

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    Lived in Belgium (Antwerp) for a while a few years back. Id (foolishly) assumed that coffee there would be generally good. As it turned out, every 2nd place seemed to use either a really crappy fully automatic machine, and in a lot of small places/restaurants, they were using these %^$%^$&% pod-based things. The locals didnt seem to care. I eventually found a place that did really good fresh coffee....it was worth the 20 minute walk each day.
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    Re: Do many people buy Nespresso?

    Hi Everybody... have you seen our latest product?
    Di Bella Coffee Refillable Pods? Each pack contains 12 refillable pods and 160 filters... all for $14.95 (introductory price)

    Go to www.mydibellacoffee.com for more info or click here to see the YouTube "How-To" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB9lVaLH_ek

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    Wouldnt filling a pod with preground be a step back from the Nespresso pods? Since the Nespresso pods are filled with ground coffee and then vacuum sealed?

    Then theres still the issue with the Nespresso machines: Not running hot enough, too fast a pour, no double or triple shots...

    I dunno, im sure there are people that love it - it just isnt for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 44595D5D4952300 link=1325039701/48#48 date=1326936902
    Wouldnt filling a pod with preground be a step back from the Nespresso pods?
    I guess the point would be that you could add fresh grounds, but then does this defeat the purpose of the give me convenience or give me death concept of the machine? It would at least reduce waste.

    Im thinking that if your workplace already had a Nesspresso number, you could rock up with your grinder, and Di Bella baskets!

    Quote Originally Posted by 44595D5D4952300 link=1325039701/48#48 date=1326936902
    I dunno, im sure there are people that love it - it just isnt for me.
    Agreed! Not for me either.



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