I have a nespresso machine and it’s great. I dont have this model though. This one uses the original pods (which is good) and there are several different places besides nespresso (peets, starbucks, etc) that also make pods. Pods are aluminum and can be recycled. This is so much better than Keurig it’s not even funny.
@robson I recently switched over from a pour-over system where I would grind beans and hand pour the coffee to a nespresso system. This makes excellent coffee (better than what I was doing before), and is used all over Europe where coffee quality is typically better than in the US. I’ll agree that I’ve never had a good cup of coffee from a Keurig, though.
@robson Nespressos make true espresso under pressure at the correct temperature. They are not similar in any way to Keurig. Also, if you buy pods from Nespresso they include a self-sealing bag with a shipping label to return the used pods for recycling. I’m sure this adds a lot to the cost of the pods but if you are concerned about environmental impact it’s worth considering.
@rustyh3@Stumpy91 nespresso pods run about $.70 per pod on the nespresso website, but you get a “free” gift by ordering 10 sleeves (gift is a 2 cups and saucer set with another 10 pods), plus theres a lot of occasional coupons for $10 off an order of $50 or more. Pods with discounts like this run about $.55 per pod. I’ve gotten peets pods on sale at costco before for $.37 per pod, and costco also sometimes sells starbucks pods for about $.50.
@heartbleed I agree with that sentiment, but they are getting harder to avoid, because they keep buying up my favorite brands: I’ve learned to live without Butter Finger candies, Carnation products, etc., but what really torqued me was when I realized my dog food was now made by their companies (Purina products).
Edit: I just did a check and found that the Curtis line of candies, including BF, is no longer owned by Nestle !! Yay! I’ll go buy some soon (when the lines of people buying TP disappear, probably after TP itself disappears from all the stores.) Unless somebody can tell me why I shouldn’t buy from the new owners, Ferrero SpA company (I had already decided I was no longer a fan of Ferrero Rocher candies).
@Dizavid@MarkErick I had a Breville and i did not like it. I think the Nespresso is better. I grind my own coffee and use My-Cap vpak to reuse capsules. It won’t work with Breville. I get my coffee on eBay, New Mexico Pinon Coffee. I also like my coffee strong so i put a little cayenne in it along with a teaspoon of Nesquik chocolate flavor.
I remember someone got one of these in the IRK. Curiosity killed the KNmeh7, so I had to google. This is strictly their “nespresso” model. (I know, no shit Sherlock.) They have a verturo machine that can actually make cups of coffee.
Probably why meh got these at a deal they are selling them. If you really want espresso, go to a cafe. It is perhaps what they do best. Pour over/french press coffee? You can do that at home. Espresso? Shell out for the stuff that uses the right machine. This isn’t it.