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post #451 of 900
70$ per pound. lol.
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I never drink flavoured drip coffee, and only on rare occasions will I drink a flavoured latte, etc. However, I have to say that the dark chocolate limited edition espresso from last year was very good. It captured some of the dark chocolate notes, but I didn't find it sweet at all (unlike most flavoured coffees). I may try a sleeve of the coconut if they have any left at the store.

 

I think I've more or less decided that my mainstays are Ristretto and Roma. If I want anything with a lower intensity, I'd probably just make myself a cup of drip coffee. I also drink the decaf Ristretto on occasion if I have an urge for a coffee before bedtime (it's the only decaf I ever drink). I find it's surprisingly good.

post #453 of 900
how do you gents clean the machine? run hot water?
post #454 of 900
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how do you gents clean the machine? run hot water?

Hot water and will occasionally descale the machine.

post #455 of 900
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Hot water and will occasionally descale the machine.

i read that, what is descaling? sorry i am a bit unclear on it
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i read that, what is descaling? sorry i am a bit unclear on it

Usually when one of your lights (On the Delonghi machines) turns orange, its time to descale. This usually happens once every 6+ months. What the descaling fluid does is remove the calcium/limescale buildup that occurs within your machine. Very important in keeping your machine running well and of course, keeping your espresso coming out perfect.

post #457 of 900
The 6+ months are completely arbitrarily chosen. Get some fluid ("drop test" -- 1 drop equals 1°dH and once the color changes you know the °dH) from an aquarium supply store to measure the "hardness" of your water. Not only do you get a sense on how often you need to desscale, you can drastically improve the taste of your coffee. Ideally are about 7° Deutsche Wasserhärte (°dH). 4-10 are ok. Anything below 4 is too soft and will result in a sub-par coffee. Anything above ten will quickly "scale" your machine.

If you use bottled water, it's (Ca*1.4+Mg*2,307)/10. (Ca and Mg in milligrams per litre)
post #458 of 900
Tried the blue lungo capsule this morning--woof, it was awful.

Also, anyone having issed with the status website for the Nespresso $100 credit?
post #459 of 900
all the lungo's suck
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all the lungo's suck

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I wanted to like the lungos so I could save money, but never developed a taste for any of them. I drink a double espresso first thing in the morning instead.

I tried the coconut yesterday at the Nespresso boutique. Better than I expected, but I'm not sure I could drink it for an entire week.
post #461 of 900
Lungos can't work with 5g coffee.
post #462 of 900
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all the lungo's suck

the green isnt bad, i just run the arpeggio as a lungo, tastes good smile.gif
post #463 of 900
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Originally Posted by dufferin1 View Post

Usually when one of your lights (On the Delonghi machines) turns orange, its time to descale. This usually happens once every 6+ months. What the descaling fluid does is remove the calcium/limescale buildup that occurs within your machine. Very important in keeping your machine running well and of course, keeping your espresso coming out perfect.

I believe the machine I have counts actual uses instead of simply a set time (i.e. after X uses, it gives the descaling warning).

 

Nestle mailed out free descaling kits last year. But you don't really need anything fancy, I believe that diluted vinegar works. Instructions for descaling should be in your machine's manual.

post #464 of 900
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I believe the machine I have counts actual uses instead of simply a set time (i.e. after X uses, it gives the descaling warning).

Nestle mailed out free descaling kits last year. But you don't really need anything fancy, I believe that diluted vinegar works. Instructions for descaling should be in your machine's manual.
Yeah, I hope you've read my post. Whether it's uses or months, it's still arbitrary.
post #465 of 900
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all the lungo's suck


I disagree.  I think the green and yellow are quite nice, but I agree that the blue one is gross.  It does seem to work pretty well in a latte however.

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