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post #841 of 850
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Which is also a great way to keep your espresso hot : I always run a water shot in the cup first.  Let it sit for a minute - it warms the cup ; then pour the water out and pull the espresso shot in there.  

I do the same thing. It is also good to keep the ground cleared. I am always amazed at how much sediment is picked up just running water through first.
post #842 of 850
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

People bring up cost of capsules a lot. I just don't know anybody that regularly drinks nespresso that considers it a "value" option. We drink it because we like it, there are tons of other options for the value consumer.

I don't disagree with you on this. I'm not questioning a customer's decision to buy into Nespresso versus "value" options. I'm questioning the value that this new system offers to the existing Nespresso customer to compel them to upgrade. Are there enough benefits for them to buy into a system with an even higher cost per drink if the old one was serving them well.
post #843 of 850
Well, the offerings are different and also you get the option of an 8oz cup of coffee. I think it is variety, not so much a mutually exclusive option. I'm very interested, but I would imagine either both types of capsules will be combined into one machine, or the old espresso offerings will be repackaged into the new design for use in the new system. I'm going to wait for whatever consolidation happens in the future.
post #844 of 850
They are probably going to repackage most of the existing espresso options into the new format to be used with the new machine when enough machines are sold.

and in terms of value, I'd say 80-90 cents for a 8oz cup of coffee is great value, sure the espresso might be 5-10 cents more expensive than the original capsules, so if you want to drink only espresso, get the old machine. If you want more options, get the new machine.

The reason Nespresso only rolled out this new machine is because the patent on the old capsule system is about to expire, one of the rep told me they had this new centrifusion technology have been in the works for 5 years.
post #845 of 850
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Originally Posted by capnMURPHY2021 View Post

That's a great idea for espresso drinks, thanks. Can't see myself doing it for espresso shots, I prefer to drink those quickly.

I typically pull two shots and drink it like a small cup of coffee.
post #846 of 850
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Originally Posted by flyindarkness View Post

The reason Nespresso only rolled out this new machine is because the patent on the old capsule system is about to expire, one of the rep told me they had this new centrifusion technology have been in the works for 5 years.

Yeah, I touched on this in my original post. They need a new system to catch on so they don't start bleeding profits to third party capsules.

I believe I read somewhere that the new system will only be sold in the US for now. If this is true then it could be a long time before it becomes their main product offering.
post #847 of 850
The 8 oz vertuoline is good. To get the same volume I would have to dilute at least 2 lungos.
post #848 of 850
Just recently tried the Kazaar and the Dharkan for the first time. I quite like the Dharkan as a single shot, although I think the Ristretto will probably remain my go-to capsule for americanos, lattes, etc. I also quite like the Roma as a single shot. The jury is still out on the Kazaar, but I've only tried it once, so I think I'll need to finish the sleeve I bought before I make up my mind.
post #849 of 850
Kazaar is too robusta-y
post #850 of 850
I have to say I'm torn on the VertuoLine. I need to get a new machine because I moved my old machine to the office. I also primarily drink caffe americanos -- two shots and a luongo of water (no capsule). So the VertuoLine appeals in that sense, but I just tried the Storm grand cru and I found it a bit harsh. Has anyone switched over and can opine on the overall quality of the VertuoLine grand crus?
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