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Nespresso

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On ‎6‎/‎4‎/‎2011 at 1:51 PM, runwestierun said:

The espresso does have a beautiful crema, and with the tasty capsule varieties and the perfect froth, I am very happy with this machine. I got mine at Sur la Table.

http://www.surlatable.com/category/cat450560/Nespresso

 

Right now there's a 25% off sale at Sur La Table.  Just follow the above link for details.


 ... Shel

"... ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself "

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On ‎9‎/‎1‎/‎2016 at 0:18 AM, DrinksRUs said:

I actually haven't tried Nespresso Pixie before, but I saw it and I find it a little too costly for my taste. It's good that you find it fitting for your lifestyle, but I guess I'm just used to making more than a single serving of coffee at a time. But it's nice to hear someone's opinion on products like this. Really validates its quality and whether or not it's worth the price.

 

For me, the idea of the Nespresso has taken a long time to catch on, and I'm still not 100% sure that I want another appliance in my small kitchen.  The Pixie is interesting because of its size, and I can find a couple of places for it to fit comfortably and still be convenient.

 

That said, I've been a French press user for about forty years, and I don't expect to change that ... I love making a pot of French press in the morning.  However, when guests are here, it would be so very convenient to offer a quick cup or two, especially with a choice of beans.  I don't have many friends that I invite to dinner or to hang out, but I know them all very well, and I know that the Nespresso coffee will be acceptable to them.  In fact, one couple introduced me to the system several months ago.  Whenever we visit them, they often offer some coffee, and Bada Bing! it's ready in a jiffy and it's certainly more than acceptable.  To put that in perspective, these folks are very fussy about their coffee and the equipment they use.  Plus, my companion and lady friend enjoys a small cup of coffee every now and then, and the size made by the Nespresso is just perfect for her.  And when she's happy, I'm happy.

 

And when I'm at home in the afternoon, I sometimes want some coffee, and the Nespresso will give me that quickly and easily.  Perfect for that momentary need.  Brewing coffee from scratch, like I do in the morning, is not what I'd like to do in the afternoon.

 

For me, while the price is not a primary concern, I do take my time and look for the best price and service.  I'm in no rush ...

 

Also, one of my biggest concerns has been the wastefulness of using what are, essentially, disposable pods.  However, our community has an excellent recycling programr, and Nespresso has a recycling program (I think I posted links earlier in this discussion) so, for me, the waste issue has been mitigated.

 

Time passes:  For those who are interested but can't find the links, I found them and here they are:

 

[...] one of the things that interested me was the recycling program for the aluminum pods.  Here's one link and here's anotherThere's yet another link that I could not find again, but it describes how the used pods can be collected in a provided bag or box and sent back to be recycled at no charge to the consumer.  OK, found it ... here's that third link


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On 1 September 2016 at 1:13 PM, Shel_B said:

For me, the idea of the Nespresso has taken a long time to catch on, and I'm still not 100% sure that I want another appliance in my small kitchen.  The Pixie is interesting because of its size, and I can find a couple of places for it to fit comfortably and still be convenient.

 

I would buy one in a breath. I am a fairly long time user of Nespresso coffee system and although mine has detachable milk frother it's the coffee head that matters. I find it's worth every penny and per cup is cheaper than losing time in coffee production. Personally I'm pretty picky about coffee, but for home use it's untouchable for me. I hope this encourages you to buy one. Well worth the counter space. Mark

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On ‎9‎/‎8‎/‎2016 at 7:16 AM, Doofa said:

I would buy one in a breath. I am a fairly long time user of Nespresso coffee system and although mine has detachable milk frother it's the coffee head that matters. I find it's worth every penny and per cup is cheaper than losing time in coffee production. Personally I'm pretty picky about coffee, but for home use it's untouchable for me. I hope this encourages you to buy one. Well worth the counter space. Mark

 

Your comments are encouraging.  Thanks.  I would say that I'm about 90% decided to get one.  The biggest drawback is finding the space.  Meanwhile, I'm looking for a good deal.


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In my view, actually there are two parts....peopel who don't have much time for doing the coffee making in traditional way are going to love Nespresso whereas, people who are doing traditional from long time won't be able to switch to Nespresso. 

Driving an automatic car and a manual one has some difference. Automatic is easier to drive but manual is totally different.

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I love my Nespresso machine. Push a button, get a decent shot of espresso. Now. It's small, fast, and of higher quality than a $110 espresso machine has any right to be. The espresso itself is better than Starbucks but not as good as you'll find in many specialty coffee houses. Which is just fine by me. I love it, love it, love it!

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... Of course, I find that anything is better than Starbucks!xD

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21 hours ago, friedcoffee said:

In my view, actually there are two parts....peopel who don't have much time for doing the coffee making in traditional way are going to love Nespresso whereas, people who are doing traditional from long time won't be able to switch to Nespresso. 

Driving an automatic car and a manual one has some difference. Automatic is easier to drive but manual is totally different.

 

 

I think that's a good analogy. I had a similar argument with my hubby - he is the coffee snob, I want something passable for the day or two a week I make a coffee. Apparently I compromised to an HG-1!

 

http://lynweber.com/product/hg-1/

 

(in fairness it is a lovely grinder and makes a decent coffee and the feel of the thing when you use it is tremendous, but I am debating fighting a rear guard action for Nespresso when I just can't even and need coffee....)

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I am laughing my head off. He told me it cost about a half of its price. I so have an alibi for designer gear for the forseeable :D

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What is also very funny is I found the grinder by searching coffee grinder spaceship ;)

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