@curtise Mine did come with the Aeroccino3 black frother. I wonder if they added it to the deal because you noted it was there in the picture? If so, thanks all around, I am really enjoying it. The coffee is a little pricey compared to a drip coffee maker, but it is very tasty, and I enjoy the foamy crema produced by the machine. I don’t get that with my drip maker. I also like the well thought out design of this machine.
@PlacidPenguin Coffee is very cheap if you’re not a complete idiot, own a drip coffee maker, and buy bogo bags at your grocery store. All of these pod systems are such a waste. One cup is never enough for me, my IT Job fueled habit is a pot a day.
@davido@narfcake Oh yes, I have seen all of AvE’s videos. That Juicero video is what made me subscribe to his channel. I never subscribed to anyone prior to that and now I have over 20 channels I subscribe to. That video started a chain reaction.
@phendrick Well, I plan to open them, dump coffee to the compost bin, clean up, refill with my own fave organic coffee, reseal with new caps , reuse as long as I can, then put the aluminum shells into recycling with my aluminum cans.
I saw the screen and my eye’s lit up for a second… they darted to the word ‘refurbished’ but still I thought… who cares, I’ll toss away the machine and use the sweet sweet polti pods… what what… nespresso. nevermind.
(not that I have anything against nespresso, it is just I saw my stored away polti machine the other day… was hoping for some cheap pods)
@thismyusername Nespresso’s service and support has been top notch so far. They’ll even send you a loaner while they clean and repair your machine if it ever needs it. I just sent my three year old machine in to be cleaned and all it cost me was an order of the coffee I always buy anyhow. win
Only buy this if you’re willing to pay a buttload of money for their name brand pods since you can’t use regular kcups just spend a little more for a FlexBrew and you can use any brand of kcups you want and are t restricted like this one or keruig
Anyone who buys one of these wouldn’t drink the garbage that comes out of a k-cup pod. K-cups fucking suck. they don’t seal well, in that they don’t prevent the coffee from aging. Coffee is ancient at 30 days post grind.
Only think a K-cup machine is good for is using the plastic basket if you can find one that fits and doesn’t explode.
and Keurig makes a machine that doesn’t take any pod but Keurig approved if you didn’t know
Nespresso has always used different technology than other pod machines. I’ve never had any from this version, but my daughter has the original and you know what, it’s not bad. And for a coffee snob that’s saying a lot.
Moons ago, one of the top rating sites rated pod coffee (not the brewer, the coffee) for several different machine types. The original nespresso outscored everything else on the market at the time. I believe it is because of how they make the capsules and the 19 bars of pressure the original version used.
And it was much less expensive than the craft coffee shot and you could make it at home.
Nespresso has always also recycled it’s unique pods. I have a shopping bag made from them. It’s strong and useful. And at least up where my daughter lives, most everyone recycles them.
One thing though. Find out where you can buy them locally, because you can try before you buy. Instead of guessing and maybe not liking. You can walk away from the counter with the jitters after 3-4 shots of espresso (If you’re not used to it) for nothing.
Anywho, I have two monster cup at a time Jura’s and so will not be indulging tempting as it is. That along with the SCA approved drip brewer, siphon, french press, hario and the new thing I kickstarted that should be here soon, I think I have enough coffee options.
It’s bed time so not going to be tempted by anything but sleep.
/image drink coffee you can sleep when you’re dead
@Cerridwyn Nespresso is surprisingly good. I’m quite impressed with their capsule seals and freshness… just pulled my machine out of a box after having it stored for nearly four years and the pods were still passably good. Now that I have fresh ones they’re demonstrably better, but still impressed that it was drinkable after four years.
Ordering recycling bags and the damned pods themselves seems like too much trouble. I think I’m out. This seems like a great thing to have, but I have too much on my plate already without having to go out of my way and also spend too much to fuel this machine.
@nuinr Probably not these. The patent on the original Nespresso capsules (thimbles) expired and there are 3rd party versions. So, nespresso invented the shell pod - it’s still protected AFAIK, so I don’t think that there are any (legal) 3rd party versions yet.
I was excited at the price to upgrade from my older (original line) entry-level Nespresso machine. However the capsules are really expensive compared to the older capsules. I’m not that picky about coffee.
My ol’ Pixie makes good enough espresso and my pre-DRM Keurig makes good enough coffee.
Now, if it were a higher-end Original Line Nespresso machine for the same price, then I would be excited.
Vertuo is total Bull Shit! Having owned a Vertuo (and two Nespresso Citiz) the Vertuo is a huge con job. The “New Centrifusion technology to gently and fully brew both large-cup coffee and authentic espresso”
100% not close to “authentic espresso” because it spins the coffee and creates foam not crema. (It will foam plain water) It also under heats 20 to 30 degres below brew temp and leaves a lot of mess unseen in the chamber area. Espresso is made with pressure along with crema. Vertuo does a slow spin to create pressure but only at a couple bars, during the clean out of the pod, it ramps up the speed amount but way to late and still to slow to make the required 9-12 bars of pressure to produce esspesso. 9-12 bars is 130-174 psi.
Citiz is good but now own a real esspesso maker and never use the Citiz anymore.
Excuse the rant, I just hate that I was so fooled and hate for anyone else to get ripped off by Nestle’s lies.
my guess it still makes coffee better than a k-cup because nespresso does care a bit about that quality.
My daughter has a citiz. she likes it for when you are in hurry in the morning. or for making foo-foo lattees where the stuff in it is more important than the coffee. S-i-L hand pours and does the good coffee.
Thanks, citiz is great. When we had the Vertuo, we had both espresso blends and coffee blends (got it because it did both so we could have only one brewer on the counter) I tried a few Vertuo blends (removing the coffee from the capsule) by using the pour over method. Coffee was surprisingly awful in all tests of 3 different roasts.
After such great experience with the Citiz (and their milk frother) I was quite surprised that the Vertuo didn’t even brew close to temp. But maybe why the coffee it makes taste ok. Then I investigated the whole “spin” and found I’d been bamboozled! lol!
Now we just use pour over in the morn and a breville espresso maker in the evening. Breville is messy but the espresso is jaw dropping goooooooood!
I just don’t have the patience to do espresso right.
Had someone who is excellent at it show me how easy it is even to do a lever machine (they can be drop dead sexy) but … dialing it in right, etc…
So I make coffee at home and if I want espresso, I go out for it. Yeah, I know spoiled.
I actually had a god cup, many years ago at a place that isn’t there anymore. They still roast, but while he was an awesome roaster, his customer service sucked and it bled down to employees enough that people wouldn’t go there.
It was a single origin Ethiopian Yirgacheffe that was roasted perfectly and pulled perfectly and I savored that shot and will never forget it.
Dear Narfcake, don’t know whether to kiss you or curse you… thanks to your endorsement and my curiousity… my day has been spent watching Juicero type vids all day long! While I will say I learned a ton, not much else got done ‘round here today!
FWIW, I really like my Nespresso machine that uses the capsules/pods that look like mini k-cups. While Nespresso does make the better tasting espresso in these pods, there are a bunch of other companies making coffees/espresso in those type of pods cheaper than Nespresso. There doesn’t seem to be any in the virtuoline however. I’ve only seen kits to help you reuse/refill capsules.