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Nespresso style coffee machines

Discussion in 'Food!' started by prefuse, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. prefuse

    prefuse Well-Known Member

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    They have one in lidl for €70 & I'm curious. I've never tasted coffee from one. I'm mainly a black coffee (Americano) drinker, the odd cappachino. Are they worth it?
     
  2. dudley

    dudley Super Moderator Staff Member Contributor Supporter

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    I think they're 'orrible, but I'm turning into a coffee snob in my dotage.
     
  3. prefuse

    prefuse Well-Known Member

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    Horrible in what way dud?

    The pods, its coffee concentrate is that right?
     
  4. hydromancer

    hydromancer Well-Known Member

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    I suppose they are allot about convenience put in your pod and press the button and hey presto type thing. I wouldn't be too mad about the coffee though not that is very bad but it's not the best either.
     
  5. hydromancer

    hydromancer Well-Known Member

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    There filled with ground coffee
     
  6. Shaney?

    Shaney? Well-Known Member Supporter

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    They're ok, not bad not amazing. It'll just be more clutter after the novelty wears off
     
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  7. Cornu Ammonis

    Cornu Ammonis Well-Known Member Contributor Supporter

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    I don't think they're any better than instant. More plastic packaging that you don't need too.
     
  8. ernesto

    ernesto lover not a fighter Supporter

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    Total gimmick
     
  9. nooly

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    nespresso ones make good coffee, the pods are stupid expensive though
     
  10. johnnystress

    johnnystress Well-Known Member Supporter

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  11. Mormon Nailer

    Mormon Nailer Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I like the coffee.
    Good consistent espresso with a nice crema
    Better than I could ever manage with my little espresso machine.
    And convenient as fuck.

    Expensive though.

    You can get off brand capsules everywhere now - but they are a little hit and miss - sometimes gritty and sometime they don't work at all.

    Doesn't do much for the environment either - but you can recycle the nespresso capsules to salve you guilty conscience.

    Worst part of the experience is having to go into Brown Thomas without a flamethrower.
     
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  12. johnnystress

    johnnystress Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Apparently some recycling centres don't accept the Nespresso capsules.


    Nespresso advise customers to send them back to them via parcel motel, or arrange collection via courier.

    They sound like a terrible idea to me.

    Recycling Your Coffee Capsules | Nespresso
     
  13. dudley

    dudley Super Moderator Staff Member Contributor Supporter

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    They just don't taste nice to me, stick with me moka pot and my two minute brew ritual. Easy peasy, so much nicer.
     
  14. ann post

    ann post Well-Known Member

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    They should come with a disposable container to dispose of the disposable containers in.

    That would be more convenient.
     
  15. johnnystress

    johnnystress Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Your ethical , environmentally-conscious, weird, nasty-tasting alternative.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. nooly

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    'ready aye ready'
     
  17. tommytrousers

    tommytrousers Well-Known Member

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    I've worked my way through all of these gadgets at this stage and as always I am back with the cafitiere.
    nespresso is good for crema and the occasional double espresso or half decent flat white if you preheat whole milk in the microwave.

    the aeropress makes great tasting coffee but is too cold for my liking by the time you're finished fluting around.

    I splashed €300 on a home gaggia machine back in the day but the element burnt out after a year or so.
    The tassimo in work is decent but the pods are stupidly expensive.

    I also need quantity with quality so I will stick with the LIDL french blend and the ALDI Italian blend from the pot from here on in
     
  18. shitepipe

    shitepipe Well-Known Member

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    I use an Aeropress at home at it beats any other domestic device I've used.

    We just had one of these installed at work today to replace an old Gaggia: [​IMG]

    ROCKET FUEL
     
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  19. prefuse

    prefuse Well-Known Member

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    So it's a fairly unanimous thumbs down.
     
  20. tommytrousers

    tommytrousers Well-Known Member

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    if you're gonna spend around €50 on an occasional use domestic coffee thingy the aeropress would be the winner on flavour grounds
     
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