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post #31 of 870
lol, buuuuuusted
post #32 of 870
^ Hookst me up with capsules man!
post #33 of 870
but I don't have any real coffees.
post #34 of 870
Its ok, I like the vacuum sealed and freeze dried Nescafe that Nespresso is doling out. Its actually horrible coffee, but like the millions of others out there, I have drank the Kool-Aid.
post #35 of 870
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Originally Posted by ama View Post
Its ok, I like the vacuum sealed and freeze dried Nescafe that Nespresso is doling out. Its actually horrible coffee, but like the millions of others out there, I have drank the Kool-Aid.
coffee kool-aid! genius!!!111!!!!
post #36 of 870
Have any of you tried the Keurig K-Cups? Basically it's Nespresso's only competition but you can get a wider range of coffees and many are organic/freetrade/cagefree.
post #37 of 870
Nespresso is better
post #38 of 870
Keurig is normal coffee (and I think most of their flavors are pretty disgusting), while Nespresso is espresso. They're not directly comparable.

--Andre
post #39 of 870
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
As a coffee fanatic I had to trythis place. I couldn't believe how overpriced everything was and when I saw them put a pod in a machine I almost laughed. It tasted exactly like what it was. I cannot believe this place is serious. Just go to Gimme Coffee on Mott street and have a real cup.


Also, going the other direction, Sant Ambroeus in the West Village has been reliable.
post #40 of 870
Third-party vendors for Nespresso capsules are just around the corner. That might make me take the plunge.
post #41 of 870
The Jursa machines are impressive and allow you to use whatever beans you want. Downside, cost. I currently use the nespresso machines and have for 7+ years, great machines that make a quality espresso.
post #42 of 870
I finally had a Nespresso a few weeks ago (the black capsule), and I don't get it. It's a little better than restaurant and chain espressos, but that's not saying much.

--Andre
post #43 of 870
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Originally Posted by Beckwith View Post
The Jursa machines are impressive and allow you to use whatever beans you want. Downside, cost. I currently use the nespresso machines and have for 7+ years, great machines that make a quality espresso.

I haven't felt like ponying up for a Jura or comparable espresso machine, and my experience with cheaper units has been disappointing. So, I have espresso drinks when I'm out, as a treat.

For regular coffee at home, I have a Capresso CoffeeTEAM TS drip brewer with integrated burr grinder, gold filter, and thermal carafe. It's my second Capresso; the first one gave up the ghost after eight years of daily use. The new model appears to be of higher build quality and materials. I typically use Illy beans because that's what the Mrs. likes. The unit takes a small charcoal filter, but I have an undersink water filtration unit so I eshew the charcoal thingy.

Is it the greatest coffee ever brewed? No. Is it better than most restaurant and coffee bar coffee I've ever had? Without a doubt. One would be hard pressed to find a simpler or easier system by which to get results as consistently good, esp. @ this price. Of course, if you like finagling with soaked paper filters and so forth, have at it; it holds no charm for me.

At the office, I have a TechniVorm MoccaMaster CD-10 with a stand-alone Capresso burr grinder. Very good, but a bit more labor intensive; a MoccaMaster with an integrated burr grinder would be awesome.
post #44 of 870
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post
I finally had a Nespresso a few weeks ago (the black capsule), and I don't get it. It's a little better than restaurant and chain espressos, but that's not saying much. --Andre
Its a tradeoff. Is the coffee the greatest thing ever? No. But, its pretty damn good for .60 a shot and there is absolutely no cleanup. That's what sold it for me. Apparently being a good Nespresso customer has its perks - I got a free VIP invite to Polo. Natch.
post #45 of 870
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post
Third-party vendors for Nespresso capsules are just around the corner. That might make me take the plunge.
Now that would be interesting. Thanks for the link. Anybody in France try this 3rd party stuff yet?
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