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Talking of coffee...

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:58 am
by eyUP
Has anyone any opinions or experience of Nespresso machines ? Christmas is coming and fancy treating myself :)
I hear they make a very good coffee but am a bit lost at the range of machines and wonder if the capsules will get too expensive ?

Re: Talking of coffee...

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:59 pm
by Fred
They do make good coffee but you end up tied into expensive capsules.

Try an Aeropress for great coffee. Ridiculously cheap too.

Re: Talking of coffee...

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:11 pm
by Marcus
My better half has purchased Tassimo, as they where available for 42 Eur and have 40 cash back / shop vouchers if you register the machines, plus they have variable pressure depending on the hot beverage you want to make (barcode capsules).
As far as the trash issue goes, I've seen this: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:34420 :-)

Re: Talking of coffee...

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:34 pm
by Macman
We have a Gaggia Espresso, I love ground coffee but it has to be hand ground. I can taste the difference when its machine ground, it has a slight burnt taste. Hand made coffee also forces you to take a break from the computer which isn't a bad thing, then when your hyper on caffeine its back too it. :twisted:

Re: Talking of coffee...

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:53 pm
by FallGuy
I received a Keurig for Christmas and love it. But you are right, over time the little packs are expensive, so I bought the little holder so I could use my own ground coffee most of the time, and just use the K-cups on weekends.

Re: Talking of coffee...

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:08 pm
by LonV
As I said, I don't really like coffee...but just ordered an Aeropress (http://aerobie.com/products/aeropress.htm) in hopes that the bitterness goes away. :P

Re: Talking of coffee...

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:59 pm
by Lawrence
Hi
my coffee machine is a kettle, cup and spoon.
I have thought about a machine and in Australia there are models available from $69 with 35 cent capsules, but I regularly enjoy a good coffee from the local coffee shops while in conversation with friends, and think that if I am drinking great coffee at home, a good coffee may become the norm rather than special, So, instant or plunger at home for me.
Regards
Lawrence

Re: Talking of coffee...

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:17 am
by eyUP
I regularly enjoy a good coffee from the local coffee shops while in conversation with friends, and think that if I am drinking great coffee at home, a good coffee may become the norm rather than special
I know what you're saying but I feel the prep. and cleaning of coffee makers means you tend to leave it in the cupboard ready for guests or special occasions anyway.
That's why I like the idea of the Nespresso, it'd be there whenever I wanted to supply good coffee - I'm presuming the capsules stay fresh for quite a while ? (Unlike an opened bag of ground!)

Re: Talking of coffee...

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:28 am
by Lawrence
Hi eyeup
I have thought about that too. I may be swayed by the capsule type because it is easy. and I love my coffee.
Regards
Lawrence

Re: Talking of coffee...

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:51 am
by Marcus

Re: Talking of coffee...

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:03 pm
by scubamatt41
We have the Delonghi ESAM 4500 Magnifica. It needs some looking after but it makes quality coffee....depending on the beans of course