@amillar7@jsh139 yes, this — the Original Line takes the smaller Nespresso pods and actually generates pressure with a pump. The Vertuo Line has no pump for pressure and instead extracts by spinning the pod at some comically high RPM.
Vertuo is more versatile and makes a better whole cup of coffee with the correct pods, but the Original was a little better at pulling shots of espresso. (Neither compare to a quality traditional machine and a competent barista, but who has time for that in the morning before work?)
No. This is a fucking horrible deal. And you JUST tried selling us this. We don’t want it. Amazon recently had this same thing for the same price, but new and not refurbished. Horrible, horrible deal. Get that shit outta here.
My original line Nespresso Pixie caused me banish all other so-called coffee machines from my home. My 72yr old coffee addict mother called it the best tasting cup of coffee she’s had in years. The capsules are recycled with the free prepaid ups recycling bag.
@kbaum17 nespresso will provide you with a bag to dispose of your used capsules. I ship back about 200 used capsules via UPS pre-paid envelope. The capsules are made from aluminum. Nespresso was selling fancy aluminum pens from recycled materials sent back to them.
@ThatsHeadly everybody has their preference I’ve used both machines before and I honestly prefer my flex brew over Nespresso and unlike Keurig you don’t get any coffee grounds in your coffee like with Keurig.
If Nespresso would end the monolpy of their pods and let other companies use them such as Starbucks then I might consider switching but until then Pike Roast only comes in kcups
The meh.com sale on July 4th(?) was $59 for machine only. The frothier was pictured for a bit until the mistake was noticed and then it was removed.
The morningsave.com price is $69- so all is still right with the world. EXCEPT, I think folks should have been given the option to pick up the frother for $20 if desired. Must have more machines than frothers?
I have the older style Nespresso machine. LOVE IT!
We get espresso pods from a variety of sources. Cost ranges from $0.25 to $1.00 per shot. I would imagine that there are alternative pods available somewhere for this one.
Brother has this one and the older one. They really like this one. These machines are a keystone of our family vacation gatherings.
Its almost worth the price for the frother. Can make great hot chocolate fast. Buy it for the frother…
Got one of the refurbs here last time. It’s performing perfectly. It really does make a wonderful cup of coffee or espresso. I prefer the espresso on my new vertuoline to the Nespresso original line. If you are concerned about pricing on the vertuoline pods, there are a bunch of ways to refill them (check eBay). Also, I’d avoid buying my pods from amazon if you decide to get a machine. Although these pods are sealed quite well, I still want the freshest coffee I can get. To that end, I recommend the Nespresso Club (at their website and app). They have good discounts and a welcome package for new members.
What would a “lame, childless dad” be?
They probably see you as successful homeowner who doesn’t have to be nice to the public.
You write jokes and copy for a cool website for a living. They’re jealous of you, right?
@sporkinum Nestle was selling a bottled water product in the early 2000’s that turned out to be toxic. Caused by a bad recipe or bad manufacturing probably. But Nestle has some good PR - the product is discontinued now and almost all evidence of problems or that the product even existed has disappeared.
I bought this when it was up a couple weeks back. I LOVE this machine. I already had their espresso/lungo line and love it so I wanted to try their coffee. I was a little annoyed that it didn’t come with any trials so I had to wait a few days to get the pods. I bought the 5.5 and 7.7 ounce varieties because I have their original machine for Espresso. I wanted this for coffee. It is awesome - blowes my Kuerig away.
It is days like these that my attempt at being fiscally responsible is truly tested.
Thankfully have one of these at my office, so it’s making the heartbreak of passing on this deal very slightly easier.
I tried mine out for the first time today. Melozio and Odacio. This is strong stuff! I’ve been using a Keurig for years with a “bold” blend, but that doesn’t hold a candle to the caffeine and strength of the Nespresso pods. (I preferred the Odacio). I usually can drink 3 Keurig glasses, I barely got through 1 and half of the Nespresso.
It’s definitely closer to what you get at a coffee shop. I’m pretty impressed.
I got a machine with air in the intake line. It looked brand new. I suspect it was sent back because owner gave up trying to fix it. With a lot of hassle trying various fixes, the rubber end of a turkey baster squeezed over the intake at the base (with a good seal) got it running. Just in case yours ever gets this problem!