December 6, 2006
Europe: Nescafe Dolce Gusto - Make your own Italian-style coffee with gusto!
Only out in Europe, the new Nescafe Gusto is taking the EU by storm. Much like the Tassimo, the Nescafe Dolce Gusto makes lots of different coffee drinks. It's a bit rounded and takes coffee capsules much like the Lavazza Blue or the Nespresso machines. It will also whip up some froth for a nice cappuccino. We'll follow this machine and hopefully it will make it's way over the Atlantic waters and come to the US next year.
Each coffee capsule contains roast & ground coffee from 100 percent Arabica beans, which basically means they’re the best you can get; then the coffee capsules are sealed airtight after roasting, to keep them really fresh. When the capsules are put into the machine, a combination of the finely ground coffee & the 14-bar pressure (professional coffee shop standard) guarantees maximum flavour and a perfect full bodied, rich aroma coffee everytime. Not only that, the 14-bar pressure used in combination with the milk capsule, gives you that famous frothy coffee shop cappuccino and latte macchiato’s.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at December 6, 2006 8:07 AM
TOO COLD - I've had my Dolce Gusto for about a week and can't believe the coffees not hot. I read all the online reviews and am shocked no one mentions this! The cappuccino taste great, but too cold. I'd also prefer a larger cup of regular coffee, and with this machine you have to brew two pods just to get a regular sized cup of coffee. Would not buy again, might actually return this and try tassimo.
Dolce gusto and nespresso capsules are NOT mutually compatible--very different sizes, no chance of using one in a machine made for the other.
Are dolce gusto capsules compatible with nespresso machines then (and vice versa)?
These are being marketed through 7-11 stores in Japan, so you can get a free cup to try it out every time you stop by a convenience store. They've only got the macchiato and lungo for sampling. I'm unimpressed. The lungo doesn't compare to lungos from a true nespresso machine (thin and bitter, but coffee flavor is weak--I get a much better 4 oz cup out of my Senseo--and I've tried several and they've been inconsistent, which is odd considering the system), and the powdered "milk" for the macchiato is sweetened--tastes like frothed Coffee Mate.
In Japan, this all makes sense--Japanese prefer their coffee weak and acidic and a true espresso would scare most consumers off. But if this looks good to you, why not get a regular nespresso machine and get all the same advantages and much better coffee.
Just bought one of these dolce gusto coffee machines off ebay, bargain...easy to use, easy to clean, will be great when im recovering from heart surgery later in the year...For coffee pods try www.ebay.co.uk search under pods, dolce gusto, coffee. Also try www.viking-direct.co.uk select personal & they are for sale on there too.. Could also try shopzilla, type it in google & that should help...Hope useful for everyone! Thanks Nescafe / Krups and no the pods dont explode... First tried the latte & hot chocolate at a Debenhams store in Carlisle & was hooked... I hate strong, bitter coffee, so this was perfect for the choice as the latte can be adjusted to mild taking less coffee into the cup & the hot choc is divine... Thanks & check out www.bevsbook.co.uk. Bev xx
my dolce gusto is the best thing since slice bread.every 1 who has had a cup has said how nice it is.iwould recomend to every 1 untill u have tryed 1 u havent lived.the new ice capp is great.
this coffe mechine is the best coffe you can make at your home and they dont explode nichola hunter!!!!!
i have got a dolce gusto and it is great, i just need to know where i can get the pods on line....
The Dolce Gusto is dangerous. I have had several capsules explode on me, and I have photographs to prove it. DONT BUY IT!!!
I just returned from Rome (I'm in Germany for a few more days now) and advertisements for this were all over the place!
OK, so is this a variation on the Nespresso?? Looks almost the same, same idea, same parent company (right?)....