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post #511 of 868
A bunch of coworkers pitched in and got a NeaCafe machine. It uses these big pods, what's the scoop on those? The machine looks like a Martian.
post #512 of 868
Are you talking about the Nescafe Dolce Gusto system? It's a cheaper-made version of Nespresso (same company obviously). Nowhere near as good as Nespresso but targets a lower tier of the market.
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post #514 of 868
Yeah the dulce gusto. They all drink regular coffee from it.
post #515 of 868
Fo' free!
post #516 of 868
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Fo' free!

huh?
post #517 of 868
Store credit. Like this. Fo' "free":

post #518 of 868
Add me to the list of Nespresso fans. My friend made me a cappuccino and an espresso. Wow!
post #519 of 868
There is a $100 credit special right through some time in January. Basically, buy a machine and you get $100 to spend on pods.

I was in Sur la Table yesterday, and decided to give it another try. They only had the green pods ("Capriccio") so that's what I tasted. It's not bad, and better than many commercial espressos, but nowhere near the best. It was light in body, low-fruit, low-acidity, low-chocolate flavor, a little nutty, with a very short aftertaste, but it was balanced. It was inoffensive and not very memorable.

edit: some additional comments. The Nespresso lady repeated the "15 bar" extraction pressure claim again, which I find very bizarre because normal espresso extraction is 9 bar, and there's not much you gain from increasing the pressure. The extraction time was about 10 seconds, which is very fast. It was about 5 seconds from when I heard the pump go on to about 5-6 more seconds when the last drip of coffee came out. A normal espresso extraction (at least for the double-dosed 3rd wave stuff) is about 24 seconds total. It was on the normal setting, neither lungo nor ristretto.
post #520 of 868
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post

There is a $100 credit special right through some time in January. Basically, buy a machine and you get $100 to spend on pods.
I was in Sur la Table yesterday, and decided to give it another try. They only had the green pods ("Capriccio") so that's what I tasted. It's not bad, and better than many commercial espressos, but nowhere near the best. It was light in body, low-fruit, low-acidity, low-chocolate flavor, a little nutty, with a very short aftertaste, but it was balanced. It was inoffensive and not very memorable.
edit: some additional comments. The Nespresso lady repeated the "15 bar" extraction pressure claim again, which I find very bizarre because normal espresso extraction is 9 bar, and there's not much you gain from increasing the pressure. The extraction time was about 10 seconds, which is very fast. It was about 5 seconds from when I heard the pump go on to about 5-6 more seconds when the last drip of coffee came out. A normal espresso extraction (at least for the double-dosed 3rd wave stuff) is about 24 seconds total. It was on the normal setting, neither lungo nor ristretto.

My Lattissima is 19 bars. 

post #521 of 868
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post

There is a $100 credit special right through some time in January. Basically, buy a machine and you get $100 to spend on pods.
I was in Sur la Table yesterday, and decided to give it another try. They only had the green pods ("Capriccio") so that's what I tasted. It's not bad, and better than many commercial espressos, but nowhere near the best. It was light in body, low-fruit, low-acidity, low-chocolate flavor, a little nutty, with a very short aftertaste, but it was balanced. It was inoffensive and not very memorable.
edit: some additional comments. The Nespresso lady repeated the "15 bar" extraction pressure claim again, which I find very bizarre because normal espresso extraction is 9 bar, and there's not much you gain from increasing the pressure. The extraction time was about 10 seconds, which is very fast. It was about 5 seconds from when I heard the pump go on to about 5-6 more seconds when the last drip of coffee came out. A normal espresso extraction (at least for the double-dosed 3rd wave stuff) is about 24 seconds total. It was on the normal setting, neither lungo nor ristretto.

i bought my machine in early november, anyway to get the $100 promotion?
post #522 of 868
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i bought my machine in early november, anyway to get the $100 promotion?

Take it back and get them to return and rebuy it so your new receipt has the proper date.
post #523 of 868
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Take it back and get them to return and rebuy it so your new receipt has the proper date.

i bought via amazon, idk if the store can take the machine back
post #524 of 868

Grabbed the U + aeroccino at macy's today ($250). Applied for the $100 credit online, see when that comes through. So far I like the higher intensity pods, and the ristretto setting seems to be the best.

Ran some 2% through the aerocinno and added some baileys on top of ice... tasty.

post #525 of 868
Anyone get that aerocino 3 with purchase of 350 pods? Might try to see if I can get that welcome pack promo for new nespresso club members (100 pods) and get 250 more...not sure if that would count though....already have a frother on my machine but might get one to leave at parents house
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